Louise Banks

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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ST LOUIS

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Spacious 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Overall The Property A Sleeps Max Of 25

The Old School House of Passirac, built at the turn of the century for the children of the neighbouring Chateau also used by the Red Cross during the war. Today, having been lovingly renovated, this make a fabulous, very reasonably a priced holiday home. Overlooking the local church and rolling countryside, set in just under an acre of gardens filled with fragrant shrubs with plenty of lawn area for children to be children.

Our aim is to bring together French lifestyles with the best of British hospitality. We try to ensure that everyone in your party enjoys themselves to the full and are on hand to guide you to the best spots of our area.

Maison St Louis may not be elegant or manicured but it is brimming with character and charm making it comfortable, relaxing place for holidays and celebrations and a place children can be children and adults can switch off from the pressures of life.

The overall property houses, 3 gites that accommodate 25 people in total and the owners house.

The Property, Grounds and Bar/Games Room:

Situated on a quiet village lane, entering at the rear into large driveway with ample private parking, all external areas are shared with other guests. The garden is on two levels the top level has flower beds, a large sand pit, it is not uncommon to see the mums and dads in the morning enjoying the morning sun with a coffee watching the children in the sand pit whilst still in there pyjama's! All properties have outside tables, perfect for eating 'al fresco' on lazy summer evenings, the lower garden is large enough for a game of badminton, football or cricket. Enclosed in this area is the swimming pool and jacuzzi. The entire garden is enclosed.

We understand the importance of having fun, so we have installed a games room, this is on the top terrace. You can bring your own drinks here, mix with other guest, play cards or darts. In the games room is table tennis, a football table, dart board,books and numerous board games, for the sporty ones a multi gym, we are happy to show you running paths, walking treks and bike routes.

Outside the games room is a large BBQ and communal seating, where all guests can join each other for sunset cocktails and mull over the days activities. Wifi for the property is available in the games room, it is not available in the properties. At Maison St Louis, the atmosphere is very relaxed, we want you to go home feeling you have totally switched off for a week or so.

The Area:

Passirac is situated between Chalais and Barbezieux nestled in the hills and forest of the South Charente. Brossac is the local village and provides basic shopping needs, it can be reached by car or a pleasant walk through the countryside for the more athletic ones. Brossac is also home to a beautiful beach fronted swimming lake with sandy shores, stunning scenery and restaurants. Chalais and Barbezieux are only 15km away, both of these towns have weekly markets, where locals sell their produce, you can sample different foods and wines! They both have supermarkets and interesting places to visit. Both neighbouring towns have open-air swimming pools.

Countryside boasts glorious Chateaux, charismatic small towns, ideal for rambling walks and Roman art, not forgetting the fine wines, Pineau and Cognac. Restaurants can be found scattered around at prices to meet anyone’s budget. A short drive away is the historical town of Angouleme to the north and the city of Bordeaux to the south. The Atlantic Ocean is only 50 miles away.

For the small members of your group we are can steer you in the right direction to a weekly children's disco, pony walks, art and craft afternoons and play parks, for the teens, mini golf, weekly open air music concerts, western nights, canoeing, organised group bike rides and optimist sailing lessons.

Also available within 2 miles of the house is an indoor pool, spa and squash courts, offering beauty treatments of every kind.

Motoquad and jetski rentals, hiking and biking trails, as well as farm and vineyards visits, home-made ice cream and honey farm with a maze for the children! The racing circuit of Haute Saintonge is only 10 minutes away for auto and moto racing as well, there is something for everyone, or just relaxing around the pool

Services: We are more than happy to tell you our stories of moving to France, drive you to a local restaurant, so everyone can sample the local wines, book you on local Pineau & Cognac tours at local farms.

We can offer a maid service, this service can be offered for just one day or the duration of your stay and for those with small children we offer a babysitting service for a nominal fee.

We the owners are on site but do try to respect your privacy, the overall property is very large so it is not hard to do so. We want you to be perfectly looked after and enjoy your stay at Maison St Louis, so please ask if you have any special needs to ensure a more relaxing holiday. If you would like to speak to any of our return guests to see what draws them back please ask and we will put you in contact with them.

More Details

Details for St Louis 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 2 Bathrooms

The kitchen is light and bright reflecting the sun, the units are made of Italian Oak with tiled surfaces and floor, which is carried through to the dining room. This room has a large table that can seat 10 people, with a view of the war memorial and leads through to the lounge, with its wooden floors and calm cream walls, three-piece suite, TV and stereo, the television only plays DVD's, the large spacious room has French doors that lead you back into the garden. In the lounge, there is another door that leads to the stairs.
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
After not coming back for two years we returned, perfect holiday, relaxed and nothing is never to much bother for the hosts, will be back again next year.
Aug 2011
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Louise Banks

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Speaks english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Comments from Owner Guestbook

As with last year, you all made the holiday, can't wait for next year, thank you. C Conroy.
Thank you very much for a lovely holiday and i hope we can be back to see you all as soon as possible. S Brunt.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of all of us for making the week such a fantastic one. L Holmes. The holiday was made one to remember because of the effort you put in to being excellent hosts, going away with fond memories, look forward to coming back. L Aylett.
Up most hospitality, thanks again for another fantastic week. C Conroy
Another lovely holiday on our second visit, excellent hospitality and special ambience. N Hyde.
Thanks for giving a new meaning to holiday and relaxation. Matt Weller. Yet again St Louis has come up with the goods, the new pool is a fantastic addition. C Conroy.
A fantastic holiday, so good we stayed another day!!! S Ward.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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Passirac Old School House

  • 5 of 5
2 Weeks wasn't enough in 2011 so it was back for 3 weeks in 2012, shame we can't make it 4 weeks in 2013!

Simple but lovely accomodation with everything you need for a self catering holiday.

When it hits 30+ you have no choice but to jump in the large pool beckoning you to cool off whatever time of the day it is.

Nice area, inside swimming pool with wave machine that the kids loved 30 mins away for a change if you want and plenty of other attractions around for short or long days out.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5
Spent 10 days here and i have to say it was one of the most relaxed,chilled places i have stayed . The place was authentic with real French character and the grounds and surrounding areas are beautiful. There are great places to eat close by and local towns have lots to offer. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the countryside and great views but knowing that cities like Bordeaux (which is an amazing place) are only a short drive away . The hostess was so helpful and nothing was too much to ask. Great to have the games room and the swimming pool so kids won't get bored . If you get a chance....GO !
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5
We arrived in August last year for the 1st time and to say the stay was "Amazing" would be an understatement. The house is rustic and charming and lovely, the grounds are amazing with a beautiful pool and jacuzzi. We could not have wished for a better hostess Louise is simply the best hostess, very friendly, informative and always willing to help and assist you. It is rare that you go on holiday with your family and come away feeling you have made a friend for life from the owner of the place where you are staying. As a family we shall be returning again and again over the years. The family will be staying again next week for a fortnight and I shall update this review afterwards, however I am positive it will be as amazing as the first time. I would recommend this property to everyone, if you are looking for a relaxing break with great customer service and an amazing experience this is the place for you
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Angouleme
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Chalais
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Barbezieux
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Royan
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Kilometres
Brossac
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Brossac
Car: necessary

Passirac is situated between Chalais and Barbezieux in the South Charente. The city of Bordeaux is just an hour away, to the south, with its breath-taking architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Royan and the Atlantic Coast is just over an hour. To the north of Passirac is the town of Angouleme, the regions capital, you can wander around the ramparts of the fortified town. Angouleme is home to the annual cartoon festival and vintage racing around the ramparts which happens in September.

You also have the well know towns of St Emillion for the wine lovers, Blaye and Cognac, where you can drive into a farm and to have a tour of traditional methods of producing the famous drink, within driving distance from us.

Passirac itself is a small village, there are no shops or restaurants in Passirac itself but does have a daily bread van and stunning 12th century church. Brossac is 2 miles away, a short walk to some, with its beach fronted swimming lake, swimming pool with spa and restaurants, Brossac village hosts a local village grocers, chemist, bank, butchers, restaurant with take away pizza service and two boulangeries’. The market towns of Barbezieux and Chalais are only a short drive away, each hold their own weekly markets and have large supermarkets, restaurants and places of interest to visit.

Passirac is South Charente, close to the borders of Charente Maritime and Dordogne making it an ideal base for people wishing to explore the area, it has a rural feel to the area, making it very relaxed, its charm is that time has moved on but the Charente has held onto the best bits of days gone by.

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Availability & Rates

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Passirac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,190
 
 
Autumn
Aug 16 2014 - Oct 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Winter
Oct 18 2014 - Apr 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
£600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Bath Towels are available for a surcharge, please ask when booking.
High Chairs and cots supplied no for the little ones.
On arrival a deposit of 75€ is required in local currency, this is returned at the end of stay if accommodation has been left clean and tidy and no damage has occurred.
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Amenities

Amenities

Passirac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The first floor bathroom has a fitted bath with shower in bath, sink and WC. On the second floor the bathroom has a fitted bath with shower, sink and WC. Bath towels can be hired per person, please ask at the time of booking.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • Off the first floor landing there are three bedrooms and one bathroom the first is the twin bedroom, which looks out over the village. The other two rooms both overlook the garden and have the morning sun both of these rooms are large and airy, one is a triple room and the other a double room. On the second level is a single bedroom, the master bedroom and another bathroom. The single room is suitable for one single bed and Cot. Across the hall is the master bedroom which has panoramic views of Passirac and the garden, this room is spacious. The accommodation is cleaned and beds made for your arrival, to provide you with a comfortable start to your holiday.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • DVD Player
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Box
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • golf
Notes:
If you wish to have a truly relaxing break a maid service can be arranged, this service can be offered for just one day or the duration of your stay. Babysitting can also be offered in the evening. We also have a few cots and high chairs, please ask at the time of booking to reserve. The swimming pool measuring approx 10m x 13m and 1.3m deep with a diving area which is just under 3m deep. Your children are your responsibility in the pool area, we do not have a life guard. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted in the jacuzzi. Internet access is provided in the games room and on the bar terrace, not in the properties. We ask that guests do not smoke in the accommodation, in the grounds it is permitted. Bike hire can be arranged locally
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