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Catherine Piner

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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LA PETITE BERGERIE

Saintes area Barn Rental Photos and Description

Well equipped gites ideal for family holidays or a quiet get-away!

Originally barns these 2 beautifully converted luxury, detached gites, each have their own private garden area, sitting amongst trees on the edge of the charming village of Crazannes, just a 5 minute walk from the River Charente. The nearest town is Saintes which as well as offering many places to visit with its Roman Heritage, has all your shopping needs.

These attractive, comfortable and very well equipped gites are ideal for family holidays with everything you would need for a young family. Or this peaceful setting is ideal for a quiet get away. Spend the day by the pool or relaxing in the garden. Or visit one of the many beaches most of which are just a 35 minute drive.

Also perfectly located for those who wish to explore the area or to just relax and enjoy the weather! With beautiful sunny days throughout the year this makes it a perfect location for walking and cycling and enjoying the surrounding countryside and for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages.

What's in the area?: With just a 40 minute drive north west to the Atlantic coast you will find the sunny beaches of Fouras and Chatelaillon Plage. And to the south west, still just 40 minutes, there are the beautiful beaches of Saint-Georges-de-Didonne and St Palais-sur-Mer. With many more but unfortunately we haven’t visited them all!

With Cognac a 35 minute drive, tours around one of the famous Martell, Hennessy or Remy Martin distilleries are a must.

Just 50 minutes from the beautiful coastal town of La Rochelle, a must for any shopper! La Rochelle has a wonderful ambience with many restaurants bursting on to the pavements. Seafood is of course the speciality. Just 60 minutes to the stunning Ile de Re. With wonderful shops to browse round at Ile de Martin and an amazing choice of pavement cafes and restaurants, all looking on to the harbour. Ile de Re has many beautiful beaches and more wonderful quaint villages to wonder around.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Catherine Piner

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english, french, italian
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We arrived here with our young family in 2003 with the intention of giving it a go for 5 years and we're still here!

We came here from Surrey, so the pace of life has slowed down considerably! So not only is this a great holiday destination it's a great place to live too.

Both our children love it, they've only known the French school system so are far more fluent than either of us!

Catherine Piner purchased this barn in 2003

When we first saw this property and the beautiful garden we knew this had to be the one.

The huge draw was the the fact that even though the 'gites' were little more than shells used for storage and garaging we could see they had massive potential especially as they were completely independent of the main house and each other. So each house would have it's only private space.

The location is perfect, not a huge drive from the UK and when our guests arrive loads of interesting places to visit including some amazing beaches within a short drive.

It was a top priority that our guests would be comfortable as although generally the climate is warm and sunny it's inevitable that some days may not be so bright.

The thing I remember most was during our second viewing of the property, we were sitting on the terrace and could here the church bell chime midday, beautiful! So very peaceful and our girls have often said how lovely it is to sit and listen to the birds, and as there are so many trees in the garden there are certainly no shortage of those!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

22 Reviews Write a Review
La Petite Bergerie
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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La Petite Bergerie
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53802?uni_id=67138
+33 (0)546 912319
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

An excellent family/friends gite

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We stayed at La Petite Bergerie with friends and found it to be ideal for our needs. The gite was exactly as described. The property was spacious, very clean and well maintained. It's close to the coast and a variety of locations/activities. Catherine, the owner, was very helpful and around if needed, but was in no way intrusive and just let us get on with having a relaxing time.

If you're looking for an attractive property and want to get away from it all or use it as a base for getting around, we would highly recommend La Petite Bergerie.
business
La Petite Bergerie
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53802?uni_id=67138
+33 (0)546 912319
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Sehr schönes Ferienhaus mit Pool und Garten!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Ein sehr schönes, überaus gemütliches und geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Ferienhaus in einem kleinen, ruhigen Ort in Frankreich ca. 40 min von schönen Atlantikstränden entfernt. Obgleich das Haus der Besitzerfamilie (sehr freundlich und dabei angenehm zurückhaltend) als auch ein weiteres kleineres Ferienhaus auf dem gleichen Grund ist, ist man doch sehr separat durch die Lage der Gebäude und den schönen Garten (eigener Gartenanteil mit Freisitz und Grillgelegenheit). Obgleich an einer kleineren Straße gelegen ist das Ferienhaus sehr ruhig. Das Ferienhaus ist komplett ausgestattet (insbes. die Küche) und überaus gemütlich; man fühlt sich gleich zuhause.
Es gibt einige kleinere Sehenswürdigkeiten und schöne Städtchen in der Nähe zu entdecken und die schönen Atlantikstrände (z.B. Ile de Oberon) sind nur ca. 40 Minuten mit dem Auto entfernt (Auto ist allerdings ein „muss“). Unseren Kindern hat das Pool und der Garten besonders gut gefallen; und natürlich das große, gemütlichen Sofa auf dem man so gut „abhängen“ konnte.
Etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig ist der Zugang zu den 2 Schlafzimmern im Obergeschoss (die ansonsten wirklich sehr schön sind) der auf einer Höhe von ca. 1.60 m durch einen alten Eichenbalken begrenzt wird. Und gegen die Mosquitos sollte man sich wappnen. Ansonsten absolut zu empfehlen!
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La Petite Bergerie
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53802?uni_id=67138
+33 (0)546 912319
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
London
5

Fabulous gite in Saintes

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We returned to La Bergerie after a 5 year gap and stayed in La Petit Bergerie this time. The gite was furnished to hotel standards and spotless with everything that we needed close to hand. Lovely pool to swim in, privacy from the other gite and owners on hand if needed but in no way intrusive. The area is beautiful with loads of things to do & fabulous food. We will return!
business
La Petite Bergerie
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53802?uni_id=67138
+33 (0)546 912319
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Spacious gite away from it all.....

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Our family of five had a great time at La Petite Bergerie - there was loads of space for the children to play, both indoors and out, a lovely pool and a safe environment, in the peaceful Charente-Maritime countryside.

We wanted for nothing in the gite, and Catherine and Terry were on hand should we have any questions about the area, restaurants, etc. They also suggested some short bike rides we could take which were flat enough, and safe enough, for our five and seven year old boys.

The River Charente is just a few minutes walk from the gite and you can swim in the river at the picturesque Port d'Envaux, a short bike/car ride away. We were lucky enough to be part of a local festival at Port d'Envaux, with dancing, fireworks and a children's lantern parade around the village - an unexpected surprise!

We also unexpectedly happened upon some fantastic cliff carvings just outside Crazannes which the children loved. In fact, the gite, pool and the surrounding countryside were so great, we hardly ventured further afield. However, we did manage trips to the Roman amphitheatre at Saintes, Talmont sur Gironde and nearby beaches. This is our first trip to the Charente-Maritime, but we shall definately return and hopefully this lovely gite will be available!
business
La Petite Bergerie
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53802?uni_id=67138
+33 (0)546 912319
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Outstanding - perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Everything you read about La Bergerie is accurate, if anything Catherine and Terry are modest and the pictures don't show you what an outstanding conversions they have done to this fabulous building - this is a stand-out place to stay and is a worthy Gold (well it is 2012 after all!). We have stayed in over 7 'Gites' and this is certainly one if not the best. The pool is perfect - immaculate and great for a rest, swim, soak up the sun, play or to seek peace and shade.

The owners are present but very discrete, friendly and able to help or guide depending on your needs in this fabulous area of France - when we stayed Catherine told us of an opera in the local Chateau gardens - we are not even opera buffs but who could not enjoy a picnic in the grounds followed by a fabulous evening of Rossini's best. We would recommend the Charente Maritime for its proximity to beautiful towns and countryside (excellent cycling territory for cyclists of all types on safe roads with flat and some gentle rises - no hill climbs that's for sure!). We were delighted to spend two weeks here, did not exhaust the potential and our two girls (17 and 18) loved the place and the area. There are two very good restaurants within a short drive and the local town St Savinien is very pretty and Saintes a very elegant visit with Roman antecedents.

A younger family staying seemed to love the other property too. The village is pretty and is a welcome experience to being more isolated - you can walk to the post office or charcuterie for example, the boulangerie is a short cycle ride. We would not hesitate to return or to recommend to family and friends.

Visits to La Rochelle and Rochefort should go on your list - take a look at the Hermione - a completely new build 1700s warship with everything made by hand over the last 15 years or so. The rope and maritime museums are excellent too as is the amphitheatre at Saintes. Try to find out when the market days are and plan visits around those too.

We loved our stay - shame we could not stay longer...
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
St Savinien
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Saintes
Nearest Beach
36 Kilometres
Marennes
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Port d'Envaux
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Foncouverte
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Port d'Envaux
Car: necessary

L’Olivier and la Petite Bergerie are situated in the charming small village of Crazannes. It is only a 5 min. walk to the beautiful river Charente, with local Châteaux of Crazannes and Panloy at Port d’Envaux both within walking distance and le Château de la Roche Courbon at Saint-Porchaire just a 5 minute drive.

It is only a 15 minute drive from the beautiful market town of Saintes, also located on the Charente, shops and restaurants are therefore within easy reach.

There are many many stunning beaches all less than an hours drive.

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Availability & Rates

Saintes area Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Apr 5 2014 - May 23 2014
£275
£395
3 nights
 
 
May 24 2014 - Jun 27 2014
£375
£495
3 nights
 
 
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 11 2014
£850
7 nights
 
 
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 29 2014
£1,050
7 nights
 
 
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
£375
£495
3 nights
 
 
Oct 4 2014 - Dec 19 2014
£350
7 nights
 

Notes

  • Please note all bookings from October to May (inclusive), heating is not included in the price.

    All prices are from Saturday to Saturday during July and August all other dates arrival and departure dates can be flexible to make the most of those cheap flight deals!!!

    All prices include linen, towels and tea towels, but not beach/pool towels.

    Please contact us for short break prices. Winter long lets considered, again please contact for prices.
  • £100 per week booked is required as confirmation of booking.

    The remainder payable eight weeks in advance of the start of the holiday.

    There is an additional refundable damage deposit.
  • Please do not smoke inside the property.

    We are sorry but no pets.

    End of stay cleaning charge payable in euros before departure.

Amenities

Saintes area Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Local Maps
  • fax
  • Wood Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , (Ensuite to double bedroom 3)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , (bunk beds with a 3rd 2'6' bed)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 has an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over the bath.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Games
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Box
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • marina
  • ruins
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • equestrian events
  • wind-surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Fax printing and scanning service available on request from owners property. In the private garden area in front of the accommodation there is a very large table with fixed benches on either side, providing seating for at least 10. Wonderful for all the family to dine outside in the sunshine.