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CHARMING DETACHED CHARENTAISE FORMER FARMHOUSE WITH POOL - SLEEPS 8 -

Lindy Hennessy

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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CHARMING DETACHED CHARENTAISE FORMER FARMHOUSE WITH POOL - SLEEPS 8 -

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

La Rochelle - Surgeres area Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

On the edge of a lovely old market town & just half an hour to La Rochelle -

OCTOBER AVAILABILITY

5/10 mins walk to the old market square with superb open air market, wonderful restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, medieval chateau walls, river walks and parkland.

La Belle Cachette is a beautiful villa which sleeps up to 8 (plus cot) and comprises 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin room on the first floor and an extra ground floor day room with double sofa bed overlooking the private pool.

Lovely beamed kitchen/diner very well equipped and beamed salon with open fire and 3 sofas and armchairs.

There are 2 bathrooms, one on each floor. The new downstairs shower room has shower with hydro massaging body jets, marble vanity unit and WC. The new upstairs bathroom has bath with overhead shower, twin basins in marble vanity unit and separate wc.

There's an additional ground floor reading room with sofa and armchair.

Walled garden and 10x5 metre private swimming pool, covered verandah for al fresco dining with BBQ, sun loungers, garden furniture. lawns & palms

Internet wifi new this year!

Please contact for details.

Home telephone number 01242 222403 or mobile 07811 174824

Poitou Charentes

'The coastline contains some of the best known places to holiday in the world, such as La Rochelle, Ile d'Oleron, Ile de Ré, and Sables d'Olonne.

At La Rochelle there is the famous Minimes beach, located near to the Marina. It is full of charm as is the wonderful resort of Chatellailon Plage just half an hour from La Belle Cachette..

The Charente Maritime has a micro climate from May through to October and is the second hottest area in France next to the Cote d'Azur.

THAT SPARKLING POOL IS WAITING FOR YOU!!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Lindy Hennessy (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Why Lindy Hennessy chose La Rochelle - Surgeres area

After a house hunting search of numerous properties all over France, this one ticked all the boxes. We hope you agree!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Proximity to TGV railway, La Rochelle airport and beaches plus walking distance to the Mediaeval market town of Surgeres. A wonderful private pool in a quiet walled garden. We think we have found the perfect holiday home for you!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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

4.6
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Charming detached Charentaise former farmhouse with pool - sleeps 8 -
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
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Charming detached Charentaise former farmhouse with pool - sleeps 8 -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94759
+44 -01242222403
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
5

A well-kept, spacious and charming farmhouse

  • 5 of 5
La Belle Cachette exceeded all expectations. Prettier than the photos - in fact it has more charm than just about every other property in the area. The real pearl in its crown, though, is the outdoor eating area and the swimming pool. Most nights we chose this location over and above anything a restaurant could offer. Upon arrival we found the property easily and were impressed at the range of equipment available to use. The house is very tranquil and we relished the opportunity to recharge our batteries. Our party consisted of 8 family members. The house is plenty big enough to allow everyone space to relax or to socialise. We loved it. Many thanks to the owner and to the caretaker and gardener for keeping it so nice :-)
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments and we are delighted you all enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind regards Lindy
business
Charming detached Charentaise former farmhouse with pool - sleeps 8 -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94759
+44 -01242222403
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
4

La Belle Cachette. Surgeres

  • 4 of 5
Although within easy walking distance to the town, the
property felt secluded and not overlooked.
Externally pool was superb, although cold, and daily dips
were the order of the day. The weather enabled us to play cards etc on the rear patio until late at night.
Perhaps an outside light is required for this area?
Internally, plenty of room and great facilities. Pity the
hose on the grnd. floor shower was faulty.
We would certainly recommend this property.


Internally
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and took full advantage of the pool and secluded garden..We noted you spent many evenings under the veranda which, incidentally, does have external lighting accessed from a switch just inside the patio doors. We also provide candlesticks for a more moody atmosphere. Sorry you had an issue with the shower room hose which has now been replaced. We do ask our guests to inform our caretaker immediately to resolve any problems they may encounter during their stay. Thank you for recommending La Belle Cachette and we hope to welcome you all back again some day. We hope our future guests continue to enjoy the delights that this lovely area has to offer.
business
Charming detached Charentaise former farmhouse with pool - sleeps 8 -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94759
+44 -01242222403
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
5

Excellent relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5
La Belle Cachette was very clean, well equipped and well kept. It has the advantage of being within walking distance (5 mins) of the Boulangerie and the Epicerie/pizza takeaway yet it is incredibly quiet in the private garden with the large private pool. We loved the temperature at the mid 20s most of the time and the pool was ideally refreshing when we covered it at night. There's plenty of room downstairs and we always ate on the covered terrace overlooking the garden.

The pool is close to the house which is ideal with young/disabled children and fenced as usual. When we lived outside or under cover we completely forgot that we were in a town. We have stayed in a large variety of villas/houses/chateaux in different countries and feel most likely to return to this one. The area is also fantastic with the 'Green Venice', many great sandy beaches and La Rochelle within easy reach along the quietest straightest roads you will see.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at La Belle Cachette and look forward to welcoming you back one day.
Kind regards Lindy
business
Charming detached Charentaise former farmhouse with pool - sleeps 8 -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94759
+44 -01242222403
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
5

A Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5
We had a brilliant time at La Belle Cachette. The Owner's description is very accurate. The property was clean and comfortable. It was also very quiet, which was great after busy days exploring this beautiful area. La Rochelle is definitely worth a visit.
Surgeres' shops, cafes, restaurants were relaxed and friendly. There was a choice to eat out or buy local produce to eat at the house. We spent several days lounging around the beautiful pool and evenings having champagne from the local Cave with food from the Traiteurs and Patisseries.
There was useful information at the property to help us find our way around the area and learn about local foods and specialities - we had great fun trying some of them, in particular, Pineau liqueur with melon.
We were impressed with the contact we had with the Owner before and after our holiday.
We will recommend La Belle Cachette to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back some day.
Lindy Hennessy
business
Charming detached Charentaise former farmhouse with pool - sleeps 8 -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94759
+44 -01242222403
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
Cambridge UK
4

Review of stay 26 Feb - 26 March 2011

  • 4 of 5
A very attractive house, clean and well equipped, comfortably furnished and we appreciated the space. The caretakes were friendly and helpful.

It proved to be a good centre for the area; Surgeres was a quiet town, large enough to have good facilities and several activities in which we could participate.

For a winter visit, the heating is marginal - it was cold at the beginning of March. We found the room next to the garden and swimming pool the best for warmth, having two heaters and a low ceiling. We were disappointed not to have french TV, (though we realise this was not in the specifications).

Overall an excellent place for our holiday. The low off season rate made it ideal for us for the longer period we wanted; it was larger than we needed but useful for having visitors.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Surgeres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Chatelaillon Plage
Car: not necessary

Located at the end of a quiet cul de sac on the edge of a lovely old market town and within easy walking distance to the market square, wonderful restaurants, cafes, mediaeval castle walls, river walks and parkland.

La Belle Cachette is so well placed to explore the surrounding countryside, La Rochelle, beaches, islands and fascinating towns such as Cognac, Saintes and the intriguing Venise Vert, France's own answer to the Green Venice where you can take a punt for a leisurely trip through the winding canals of the Marais Poitevin. Or visit Futuroscope in Poitiers, a most popular attraction. Don't miss a lovely day out on the beautiful Ile de Re and Ile d'Oleron both an easy drive away.

The Charente Maritime has its own micro climate which is the second hottest region to the Cote d'Azur but we're only a few hours' drive from the ferry! If you don't want to drive, take the TGV train from Paris/La Rochelle and hop off at Surgeres, en route to La Rochelle. 10/15 mins walk from the station and 10 minutes' level walk to town.

Other Activities: many amenities in local town - sports centre, cinema, river walks, markets, cafes, bars, superb restaurants etc

Best Beaches in France 2013

Thursday 04 July 2013

A compilation of the best beaches in France this year

Poitou Charentes

The coastline here contains some of the best known places to holiday in the world, such as La Rochelle, Ile de Ré and Ile d'Oleron..

At La Rochelle there is the famous Minimes beach, located very near to the Marina and full of charm.

Those who prefer fewer crowds can try the Chef de Baie, which is part of a fishing port and has a strongly authentic character.

One of the most attractive beaches in France is located at Pornichet where you will find Sainte-Marguerite. It offers a backdrop of a pine forest, a traditional rural atmosphere and a lighthouse for visitors, offering great views.

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Rates & Availability

From £250 Per week

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
 
xmas/new year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
low
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 27 2015
14 night minimum stay
£250
 
 
low
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
low
Apr 25 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
mid
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
 
 
high
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,975
 
 
shoulder
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £150
Notes Bookings can be made with a 25% deposit and balance paid 8 weeks before booking commences.

Special rates for long lets - house hunters only £250 pw for 2 or more weeks from Nov-March (exc Xmas/New Year where normal rates apply


Xmas/New Year flexible arrival days.
Ryanair and Easyjet offers some very competitive rates to La Rochelle from Dublin/East Midlands/London Stanstead etc
Sterling cheques or online bank transfer accepted. Reservations made with 25% deposit and balance due 8 weeks before holiday starts.
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Amenities

La Rochelle - Surgeres area Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is on the first floor with separate wc and Bathroom 2 with shower, basin and wc is on the ground floor adjoining the Day Room/Bedroom 4.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 4 is an additional Day Room on the ground floor which overlooks the private pool and has a double daybed/sofa and additional sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
New pool last year. Separate laundry room with iron, ironing board, washing machine and tumble dryer. We now offer free wifi . Both bathrooms newly renovated - one with a hydro massaging shower with body jets and marble vanity unit and wc on ground floor and full bathroom with separate wc on 1st floor. Useful additional reading room and large extra day room with sofabed overlooking the veranda and pool. Lovely beamed salon with open fireplace, TV, comfortable sofas. Beamed kitchen/diner with dining for 8 and frenchdoors to front courtyard garden. Every modern amenity in the well equipped kitchen. Front courtyard for numerous cars. Private walled back garden with pool with safety fencing, lawns and palms. Sun loungers and garden furniture with parasols. English caretakers/gardener Free wifi Final cleaning included

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