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Charentaise house in quiet village close to La Rochelle.

Victoria Holland-howes

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Victoria Holland-howes

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Charentaise house in quiet village close to La Rochelle.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

La Rochelle - Surgeres area Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Self catering 3 bedroom house with enclosed garden.

Charentaise stone house 300yrs old in quiet village with bar and bread shop in adjoining village. Bread/butcher/fish vans visit village.supermarket 4km away, numerous local produce markets. Open air pool in Courcon (10min drive) in July and Aug.La Rochelle and Ile de Re 30 mins drive. Several sandy beaches 30-40min drive. On edge of Venise Vert. Property recently renovated very comfortable, tiled floors thick stone walls make it cool inside while hot outside. Electric heaters in all rooms. Many interesting days out for all the family close by or relax in the garden while the children play.

Contact phone numbers 01728 638227, mobile 07905658220.

Flights from UK: Flybe fly to La Rochelle from Southampton,Birmingham,Manchester and Glasgow

Jet2.com fly to La Rochelle from Edinburgh and Leeds

Ryanair fly to La Rochelle from London Stansted and Dublin

EasyJet fly to La rochelle from London Gatwick and Bristol

AerArann fly to La Rochelle from Cork

Drive time from La Rochelle to Les Mojhettes is half an hour.

It is also possible to fly from various locations to Poitiers,drive time to Les Mojhettes is 1 hour from Poitiers.

New Swimming pool opened in Mauze-sur-le-Mignon on June 21st 2010.This is about 5 minutes drive from the house

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Victoria Holland-howes (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.3
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Charentaise house in quiet village close to La Rochelle.
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews
Newtownabbey Co Antrim
4

great house with lovely big garden in rural area

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Les Mojhettes. The property was well maintained and had everything we needed to enjoy our holiday. The garden was big and very private and great to relax in when we returned from exploring this lovely rural area of western France. We certainly could recommend it in the future to friends. We explored much of the area and there was a great variety of places to see. We loved our visit to Cognac to the distillery and enjoyed La Rochelle and Ile de Re. The Venise Verte is also worth a visit. I found the village markets wonderful for fresh fish, chicken, fruit and veg. Overall such a relaxing stay in France. Thanks to the owner, Vicki, for a stay in this lovely house in the Charente Poitou.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Newtownabbey Co Antrim
4

great value rental - great house and garden

  • 4 of 5

spent a very relaxed holiday in this large property. House had everything we needed and garden was spacious and private. We could recommend this rental for a stay in this lovely rural part of western france

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful house for a family

  • 5 of 5

This house is a wonderful place to stay, especially for a young family. It is great for babies and children with a 'proper' cot, lots of toys, stairgates, high chair and change mat provided.

The garden is secluded and large with swings, bikes and a sandpit - our 3 year old was in her element and our 8 month old just sat and watched her! When the weather was good enough we enjoyed eating outside in the evenings (and a few games of table tennis!)

Having 2 bathrooms was great (brilliant shower) and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could need.

Vicki is really prompt in answering any questions and very helpful before, during and after our stay (even helping us locate a left behing teddy).

I can't recommend this property enough - the photos do not do justice to the size of the garden and house.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's good to hear that our visitors enjoy the property as much as we do!
5

Wonderful restful week

  • 5 of 5

We arrived having spent a week in a Eurocamp which had its plus points but this was planned to be the more relaxing leg of the holiday - we weren't disappointed. The accommodation is superb with all of the necessary amenities provided. This was our first experience of a gite and I think that we were a little spoilt. It was clean and well presented, the pictures are an accurate reflection of the state of the property.

Chaban is a really peaceful village and the neighbours are very welcoming without being intrusive. Our kids loved the table tennis table, bikes and other toys that were left for their use, there's plenty of bike rides to go on although ours were a bit too young to go exploring too far.

The nearest beach is a bit of a drive away but we were prepared for that, Fouras, Il de Re (16 Eur toll though) and La Rochelle are all worth a visit; a car is a must but the destination is usually worth the effort of getting there.

We found Vicki very easy to deal with and there's a lot of handy information around to help you plan and make the best of your holiday. There's a really handy local supermarket a short drive away.

It was such a safe and spacious environment for a family with young children - we can't recommend it highly enough, we'll hopefully be making another trip there soon as there is so much that we didn't get time to see and do.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Ideal

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good holiday at Les Mojhettes. Excellent and peaceful location, close enough to the coast and many other attractions.

The property has been renovated to a good standard; it was clean, well maintained, spacious and well equipped, particularly the kitchen with the dishwasher, large fridge and great size family table.

The children had a lovely time playing badminton, table tennis and volleyball with Vicki's children and that was a real bonus.

Vicki made the booking process and holiday very relaxed.

Activities and attractions in the local area we liked included the beach at Fouras, La Rochelle (port, town and aquarium), boat hire at Arcais and the high ropes centre near La Rochelle.

A week really wasn't long enough, we hope to go back next year and would recommend it to others too.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
3

Total Relaxation, Rural Idyll, Good Base Location

  • 3 of 5

This is 3 star plus, but the system doesn't allow half stars. Loved the wide open countryside with no one to see for miles. Quiet roads, easy to get around (a car is a must), plenty of private safe parking (gated drive) and pleasant extensive grounds with interesting plants and nature. Peaceful village, blissful calm. Warm weather everyday without being over-powering, though air-con for the car essential when out in the middle of the day. Plenty of space in our end of the farmhouse, three reasonable sized bedrooms, though a 5' bed would have been a welcome bonus. Loved the shutters, really worked well with the heavy masonry walls maintaining a nicely cool interior. The sitting area could be improved with better more comfortable furniture and perhaps laid out differently to make better use of space (the least spacious part) but loved the country kitchen/dining room; the shower room downstairs and the bathroom upstairs appear to be new and very comfortable, with modern quality fittings, all perfectly clean.

With 5' bed and a better sitting area this would have been 4 star plus.

Vicki is easy to deal with, very helpful and charming.

The whole feel is rural France, and the peacefulness is stunning, probably the most relaxing holiday I've ever had - and I am quite old! No TV but not really missed and in fact its absence went a long way towards the relaxation. Nice selection of books, games, etc, though a few thrillers added to the library would improve it for me. Enjoyed the slightly sycophantic book on Stephen Hawking. Plenty of equipment in the kitchen, etc.

Particularly enjoyed trips to Surgeres (where you'll find the nearest bigger supermarket) and Niort, and the canals go for miles beyond the picturesque touristy sections. Also liked La Rochelle, Royan and the islands. You can go miles across the wide-open fields without seeing anyone. Not a lot in Mauze-sur-le-Mignon, but there is a reasonable small to mid sized supermarket and a few cafes, which is only approx 4 to 5 miles from the house. Few English people to be found and little spoken, but people are by and large helpful and were tolerant of my rubbish remnant schoolboy French.

Overall it was a very memorable, super relaxing and enjoyable holiday, both the area and the property. And lovely owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Cram-Chaban
Nearest Ferry
220 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Surgeres
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
A10 jn 33
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Mauze-sur-le-Mignon
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: recommended

Close to beautiful old port of La Rochelle and numerous sandy beaches and islands, Les mojhettes is situated in a quiet village with bar and bread shop 0.75km.supermarket and other facilities 4km.close to venise vert for canal trips, cycling, walking and birdwatching. Saintes, Cognac, St Jean d Angely and Niort all close by. Numerous local produce markets especially good for seafood. Visit Puy du Fou, Futuroscope, Ile de Re. Much historic architecture including roman amphitheatre. Many naval fortifications eg town of Brouage, Fort Enet, Fort Boyard. Excellent zoo in Royan, superb Aquarium in La Rochelle.Sea front restaurants in Chatelaillon-plage. Waterside restaurants in Coulon and Arcais.Boat trips to islands eg Ile d Aix. Fossil hunting on Ile Madame. Relax in peaceful enclosed garden with sandpit, swings and BBQ.

Other Activities: canal boat trips bird watching

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Rates & Availability

From £36 Per night

La Rochelle - Surgeres area Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£510
 
 
mid
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£350
 
 
low
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
£250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Booking deposit of 25% required.bookings Sat - Sat only in high season, at other times of year negotiable.
Deposit of 25% payable on booking,remainder due 8 weeks before start of holiday
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Amenities

La Rochelle - Surgeres area Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • bathroom upstairs shower room downstairs both with heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , handbasin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • 3 good sized upstairs bedrooms. bathroom upstairs with bath, toilet, handbasin and heated towel rail.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
bedlinen tea towels and kitchen hand towel provided please bring your own bath/beach towels.The washing machine is in an outhouse not in the kitchen .There is a microwave oven as well as the conventional electric/gas cooker.No smoking indoors please.

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