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Katie and Mike Harrington

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Katie and Mike Harrington

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
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THE GÎTE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Chenac Saint Seurin d'Uzet Cottage 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.

More Details

Details for The Gîte 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Half Bathrooms

Beautifully renovated with original stone features and exposed beams, it consists of a well-equipped kitchen, lovely living/dining room with an original Charentais fireplace. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, one with interconnecting door to a twin, a shower room and a separate WC. There is a i-pod docking station, TV/video, dvd player and a selection of films.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Katie and Mike Harrington (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french

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 cottage in 2001

Why Katie and Mike Harrington chose Chenac Saint Seurin d'Uzet

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic weather, great area and super house to stay in. Mike and Katie have been wonderful hosts and we have enjoyed their company, always on hand but never imposing. Thank you for a couple of fantastic weeks, hope to see you both again either here or in Morzine.
Jul 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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The Gîte
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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The Gîte
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55213?uni_id=36205
+44 -7983745830
Chenac Saint Seurin d'Uzet Saintes area
Suffolk
5

Hopefully the first of many visits!

  • 5 of 5
A warm welcome from Katie and Mike and always there in the background if needed to organise restaurants or offer suggestions for exploring the region. Katie cooks a fabulous meal and Mike is the perfect host. The Gite is comfortable, cool and well equiped and the grounds enabled us to enjoy a peaceful relaxing experience. The surrounding areas were all visited and enjoyed including a wonderful day at Chateau D'Angludet where we were made most welcome and enjoyed a fantastic wine tasting. The local oysters and moulles should not be missed! Two adults and two teenagers thought it was the best holiday ever. What more can I say.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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The Gîte
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55213?uni_id=36205
+44 -7983745830
Chenac Saint Seurin d'Uzet Saintes area
Bristol
5

La Blanchetterie - 3rd time visit

  • 5 of 5
This was our 3rd visit in 4 years and once again we had a really relaxing time either at the beach or the pool or just wandering/biking around local attractions. We had 2 weeks of great weather with the kids enjoying the pool everyday plus the essential outdoor eating and drinking. Lastly must say a big thank you to Katie and Mike for being great hosts - we always tried to get back for beer o'clock!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Gîte
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55213?uni_id=36205
+44 -7983745830
Chenac Saint Seurin d'Uzet Saintes area
Norwich
5

Been once - going again next year!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we pulled up outside La Blanchetterie we knew we had chosen well. The welcome we received was warm and we immediately felt relaxed. Katie and Mike were there if we needed anything but totally respected our privacy. The accommodation in the gite suited us perfectly and the grounds are lovely. There is plenty to see and do in this part of France and so we shall return next year, which is the best recommendation we can give.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

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

Chenac Saint Seurin d'Uzet Cottage 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
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 nights
£86
 
 
Mid
May 31 - Jul 4
7 nights
£850
 
 
High
Jul 5 - Aug 29
7 nights
£950
 
 
Mid
Aug 30 - Sep 12
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
£750
 
 
Mid-Low
Sep 13 - Oct 3
4 nights
£100
£600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £250
Notes We take a security deposit against damages of 250 pounds and this is refunded at the end of the holiday subject to inspection of the property.
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Amenities

Chenac Saint Seurin d'Uzet Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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