Katie and Mike Harrington

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Katie and Mike Harrington

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Royan area Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Two self-catered properties, each sleeping 6, near to the beach

La Blanchetterie is a beautiful charentaise farmhouse and gîte set in the quiet village of Chenac, facing south with fantastic views of the Gironde estuary, just 10 minutes from the nearest beach of Meschers. Complete with pool, the property is set in an acre of garden, surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers. The adjoining village of St Seurin d'Uzet used to be the centre of caviare production in France. The region is famous for not just caviare, but oysters, wine and cognac.

The property has been restored to keep a lot of the original features, including exposed beams and stone fireplaces. Each house is well equipped, all linen and bath towels are provided.

The owners, Katie and Mike Harrington, live at the property in a converted barn behind the house and are at hand to answer any questions, and maybe take you on a tour of a working vineyard for those who are keen to do a bit of tasting, including the local Pineau.

Golf: There are a number of golf courses in the area - Royan, Palmyr, Saintes and Cognac.

Bicycles: We have a range of bicycles for our guests to use.

Meals: We will quite happily cook for you on any amount of evenings during your stay.

Don't hesitate to ask us for more details on this.

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Details for The House 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Built in around 1900, the house has been decorated to a high standard and is very spacious. Downstairs is a big open plan well-equipped kitchen and dining room with a very large living room next door with French doors out to the garden and pool. Upstairs there are two double rooms and one twin all with fabulous views. There is a large family bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katie and Mike Harrington (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks french, english

About Katie and Mike Harrington

Having lived in London for many years, we had a year in Vietnam which really made us realise that we wanted to try something different.

Katie and Mike Harrington purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why Katie and Mike Harrington chose Royan area

We looked at many houses before we found La Blanchetterie. It ticked every box including a perfect location in the quiet French countryside but only 10 minutes in the car from the beach.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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The House
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Royan area Charente-Maritime
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5

Comments from Owner Guestbook

Had a wonderful time, great house, great weather, will be telling all our friends about it! Thank you for your hospitality Katie and Mike, we hope to return soon.

What a fantastic week - weather brilliant (too hot sometimes, if that is possible). Thanks Katie and Mike for sharing your home with us - it is lovely.

What a fantastic two weeks. The weather has been great. The kids have spent most of the holiday in the pool. Cognac, the zoo, La Rochelle all well worth a visit. The most enjoyable part has been the excellent bike rides to Talmont, Mortagne and Port Maubert. Finally a very big thank you to Mike and Katie who have been excellent hosts.

We have had a great time. We particularly enjoyed Katie cooking us a meal, Saintes, Le Chateua des Enigmes for the kids, Cozes market, bike ride to Mortagnes.

We had a really nice time again. The weather has been great and its been fun playing with Holly and Stevie. Katies cooking is really yummy!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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The House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55213
+44 7983745830
Royan area Charente-Maritime
musselburgh scotland
5

RELAX!

  • 5 of 5
A place to chill two gites together each very comfortable, one much bigger nice swimming pool , excellent hosts , then mins from coast and many good restaurants and beaches to visit .Most enjoyable
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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The House
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+44 7983745830
Royan area Charente-Maritime
4

Lovely gite in the country

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in the slightly smaller gite attached to the farmhouse which was still very spacious and roomy for the 4 of us. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking at home and the lounge comfy for relaxing in the evening, playing games or watching dvds. The bedrooms are comfortable with one double bedroom and 2 additional interconnecting bedrooms - perfect for families with children. There is one bathroom with a shower which was clean and well kept. The garden is very pretty with a designated space for each of the house to bbq and sit outside - the children loved playing on the swing at the bottom of the garden and spent lots of time in the pool. Katie and Mike, the owners were great hosts and happy to help out with washing (there is no washing machine) and as they live at the rear of the building they are on site in case there are any unexpected issues. The village is very quiet - no local boulangerie - although you can have bread delivered on request from the one in the next village. There are also no restaurants/bars so the only downside of the surrounding area is that you have to hope in the car for eating out, shopping etc. Would definitely recommend this as a beautiful house to stay if you are looking for something away from it all that is very relaxing but easy to get to beaches and local towns.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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The House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55213
+44 7983745830
Royan area Charente-Maritime
5

comfortable property in ideal position

  • 5 of 5
two adjoining properties and we stayed a week in each.Both were very comfortable , the swimming pool was a blessing in the hot weather and the hosts could not have been more friendly , there when needed but never intrusive.
Near several good restaurants and beaches -much enjoyed -to quote MacArthur(sort of) -we shall return!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55213
+44 7983745830
Royan area Charente-Maritime
Bristol
5

Can't get any better

Can't get any better
  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at La Blanchetterie - and this was the first time after 15 years of Gite type holidays in all parts of France that we went back to the same place. The reasons were simple - great house (we have stayed in both), great pool, great beaches, lovely envirnoment/weather and fantastic hosts.

Katie and Mike really showed us genuine hospitality - Mike is very good at topping up the wine glass and Katie's cooking is a real treat.

There is plenty to do but with 2 kids (under 10) we tended to be at the beach or near the pool.

A truely relaxing holiday - can't recommend it enough - we will go back again soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55213
+44 7983745830
Royan area Charente-Maritime
New York, USA
5

Willy Morgan

  • 5 of 5
A great house with wonderful surroundings and exceptionally helpful and friendly hosts. Truly relaxing atmoshere with great local restaurants and facilities. I can not recommend this enough as a superb holiday choice. Thank you Katie and Mike for all your hospitality.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Bordeaux and La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Royan
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A10 junction 36
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Meschers
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Royan
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Chenac is situated in a great location with something for everyone. There are fantastic beaches, the closest, Meschers, being just 10 minutes away, St Georges de Didonne 15 minutes and Royan 20 minutes, and all with a variety of water sports. There are a selection of great golf courses at Saintes, Royan, Cognac and La Rochelle. Anyone who like walking and cycling there are endless trails to follow with plenty of birds watching and wild life to sport. And of course endless chances to sample the wines and cognac of the region. Of course should you wish to you can simply laze about by the pool and enjoy the peace.

The very pretty ports of Mortagne and Les Monards are very close by with their choice of restaurants and bars to sample the local cuisine. There are also weekly markets selling lots of fantastic local produce.

The historic towns and cities of Bordeaux, Saintes, Cognac and La Rochelle are all worth a visit and the Medoc can be accessed by ferry from Royan.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Royan area Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
May 24 - May 30
7 nights
£850
 
 
Mid
May 31 - Jun 20
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
£950
 
 
Mid-High
Jun 21 - Jul 11
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
£1,150
 
 
High
Jul 12 - Aug 29
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Mid
Aug 30 - Sep 5
7 nights
£1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £250
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Amenities

Amenities

Royan area Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Shower attachment on bath taps
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • freshwater fishing
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