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Traditional farmhouse near La Rochelle & Ile de Ré, beaches 20 min and a pool. - Pigeonnier

Nigel or Suzanne

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, Please contact in french via email
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, Please contact in french via email
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Calendar last updated:
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Traditional farmhouse near La Rochelle & Ile de Ré, beaches 20 min and a pool. - Pigeonnier

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

La Rochelle - Surgeres area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

The self-catering gites are ideal for couples and families

We are situated in the Charente Maritime on the west coast of France. Nearby are the historic towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort. This area is rich in History with many forts, Romanesque churches, castles and Chateaux. Sandy beaches just 20 mins.

The 17th century Farmhouse, Pigeonnier & Pressoir have recently been renovated to a very high standard. We are surrounded by rolling countryside with fields of sunflowers & wheat, close to a pretty Charentaise village with local shop, bar, post office and a local restaurant specializing in local cuisine. Nearby there’s fishing, cycling, pony riding and lovely country walks.

WIFI is available.

Outside there's a seating area, bbq, large garden, children's play area and free use of cycles & POOL

What's on?: In the local village of Landrais you will find a locally famous Restaurant 'Le Bateau Lavior' which serves local Charentaise Dishes, they open Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday Lunchtimes. There's also the bar/restaurant/shop 'Chez Seb', which serves Pizza in Landrais, village post office, Artist studio and a Garage (it's not possible to buy Petrol).

Antique Markets (brocantes) & Car boots (vide greniers) usually most weekends from April to October.

For more upto date local information please visit our website; www.larochellegite.com

Pony riding: Pony Riding at Toucherit (10min walk away)

Art lessons: In the village of Landrais there is an artist studio, it's possible to arrange an hours lesson in painting 20 euro's per hour (it would be ideal if you have a good level of French language).

More Details

Details for Pigeonnier Studio, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The Pigeonnier is a detached stone cottage & has been fully renovated, it has modern facilities with a mix of modern and Antique French furniture giving it a contemporary French feel. It has a separate kitchen & bathroom. The Pigeonnier is open plan and feels spacious with high beamed ceilings and traditional exposed stone walls, in the summer feels cool against the hot summer days. For the winter there is a large fireplace with a wood burner to give a warm cosy feel. There's a large double bed and bed settee on the ground floor, upstaires there is a small mezzanine area with 2 futon style beds that can sleep 2 children between the ages of 4 to 11yrs as there is restricted head height. Directly outside you'll find an outside eating area with a table & chairs and a choice of BBQ's. Baby equippment is also available. ENCLOSED SALT WATER 11X5 METER OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL, fully enclosed with a stone wall and a locked gate with a choice of sun loungers.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nigel or Suzanne (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, Please contact in french via email
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have enjoyed the week we spent here in your lovely gite. Many thanks for your last minute offer. Although we were five people, the place was big enough. the children spent a lot of time in the pool and on the trampoline.

Many greetings.

Thomas, Maria, Angela, Laurenz, Josefine

Ekelen, Germany
Aug 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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.
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

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Pigeonnier
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 35 reviews
Melksham Wiltshire UK
5

Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Farmhouse is a lovely place to relax and explore the local area. Nigel and Suzanne are terrific hosts and the local area has so much to offer. The gite is well equipped, incredibly quiet and peaceful and the pool puts the icing on the proverbial cake. Our 8 year old daughter had her first scuba diving lessons in the pool and is now hooked. A lovely gite in a lovely area of France. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful for winter house-hunting

  • 5 of 5

Had a delightful stay in the Pigeonnier whilst house hunting during the winter. The gite was clean and comfortable with all the “mod cons” needed to ensure it was a home from home, and the wood burner was always a welcome sight after a day searching for our ideal home. Nigel and Suzie were very welcoming and helpful in their local knowledge of the area and gave us invaluable information on the best places to look at for potential properties. The gite was brilliantly located for reaching La Rochelle, Rochefort and all the delightful coastal resorts of the Charente-Maritime. Many thanks for such excellent off-season accommodation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Cornton Cottages, Midlothian, Scotland
5

Beautiful Gite, Charming hosts, Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Pigeonnier is the perfect distance from the hustle and bustle of La Rochelle and the coastal towns, all easily accessible yet far enough away to experience the relaxing rural French countryside. Our interest in photography took us from the poppy filled fields surrounding the Gite to the brightly painted fisherman's huts by the sea and the small oyster eateries to sample fresh local produce.

The Pigeonnier is perfect for 2 with a huge open plan interior filled with beautiful character filled furnishings and wood burning stove. Beautifully converted by our hosts Nigel and Suzanne the gite has retained it's wonderful old beams and charm while having all the mod cons.

I would recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in France. The only disappointment was the lack to sunflowers as the plants were still quite small... will have to return in July next time with the camera!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
northumberland england
5

Le Pigeonnier

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to France, we had a great time and would certainly return to the area and this property. We flew to La Rochelle airport, picked up a hire car & drove to our accommodation which only took 20 minutes. The property was charming, clean and well-maintained and well situated for visiting places ie. Isle de Rey, La Rochelle, Bordeaux and various beaches nearby. We were there 20th-27th June and the weather was fantastic - seven beautiful days. Suzie and Nigel were most helpful suggesting places to visit & directions, recommending restaurants and generally very friendly and welcoming. Liz & Ray

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Aberdare, sth Wales
5

OurSecond Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our second wondeful holiday in the Pigeonnier. It is the best gite we have stayed in in 15 years of holidaying in France with the best hosts. We can't rate this holiday too highly !! Situation is perfect for couples and families. It has got even better with the addition of the pool. We will certainly be returning for a third time soon.

Colin & Julie

Sth Wales

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
London, UK
5

Le Pigeonnier nr Landrais is fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Le Pigeonnier. The cottage is fabulous and caters for your every need. The owners are the perfect hosts and have done an amazing job doing up this beautiful property. They are also a fountain of useful knowledge. The scenery is lovely, the weather was fantastic and with a villlage just walking distance away it was perfect for a week away to relax and unwind. You need a car to get around but there is so much to see and do nearby that it is hard to know whether to go out and about, or lie by the fabulous new pool that has been installed this year. We have already recommended it to friends and family and hope to return again next year! A great find!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
La Rochelle/ Ile de Ré Airport
Nearest Ferry
235 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Surgeres, TGV from Paris
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Chatelaillon beach
Car: necessary

Sandy beaches are just a 20mins drive away at Chàtelaillon-Plage or Fouras (35 Mins) both are quaint small seaside resorts with beautiful sandy beaches, dotted with bars, restaurants and Casino's.

. La Rochelle is a lively vibrant city with lots of atmosphere, along the fortified port there’s numerous cafés and bars, boating marina, boat trips to the local islands and fort Boyard, Aquarium, museums, bowling, animal park, casino, fantastic shops and boutiques, lots of fantastic seafood restaurants and beaches.

Easy access to the local islands of Ile de Re with the beautiful fishing ports of St. Martin and La Flotte, Ile d'Oleron, Ile d'Aix and Ile Madam.

Venise Vert is about a 30mins drive north from here, a totally different experience with an intricate canal system to explore, you can hire kayaks or even electric boats for the whole family.

Great days out can be had at Puy de fou, Futurescope, Cognac, Zoo, Wild bird reserves, Corderie Royale, etc. You'll find something to suit everyone.

Other Activities: Karting, Golf 20 mins drive away,

Golf: Saintes has an 18 hole golf course 45mins drive.

Saint Laurent de Preé near Fouras has a 9 hole golf course 35mins drive.

La Jarne close to La Rochelle has a 9 hole golf course 20mins drive.

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Rates & Availability

From £44 Per night

La Rochelle - Surgeres area Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Nov 5 2014 - May 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
£44
£280
 
 
Medium
May 2 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
£52
£330
 
 
High
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
£75
£480
 
 
Peak
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£700
 
 
High
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
£75
£480
 
 
Medium
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£52
£330
 
 
Low
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£44
£280
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £25
Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes PRICES INCLUDES ALL BILLS (except a small heating supplement for med & low season) BED LINEN, TOWELS AND TEATOWELS.
Bed linen is provided per bed, for extra bed linen & towels there will be a small charge for.
SECURITY DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED OF £200 OR 200euro's (REFUNDABLE) after your stay. Please pay this when you pay the balance 8 weeks before your arrival.
We request that our guests leave by 10.0
Booking deposit is 25% of the cost of your stay at the time of booking, then the balance is paid at least 8 weeks before your arrival.
The advertised price includes all bed linen per bed and towels, local taxes & electricity.
Please note that Christmas, New Year and Easter shall be classed as Medium season.
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Amenities

La Rochelle - Surgeres area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 41 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Baby bath available if needed.
  • The bathroom is modern with toilet, sink, large walkin shower. Baby bath available for your use.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Room 1 - 1 queen , 2 child bed , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Open plan accommodation with a large double (queen) bed and a double sofa bed, a separate Kitchen area, bathroom and Mezzanine for sleeping upto 2 children. Outside seating area for summer dining, large shared garden with wendy house, swings & trampoline and various other toys etc. We have approximately 4700 square metres of garden and plenty of, off road parking spaces.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Babysitting service available. Basic food package putting in the fridge on arrival service (on request before arrival). Departure cleaning service available (on request). There is a large garden with a football net, swings, wendy house & trampoline and various other outdoor toys. NEW ENCLOSED OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL 11X5 METERS with a choice of sun loungers & there are BBQs for your use.

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