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Beautiful converted barn with private pool, in peaceful setting.

Authon-Ébéon, France
  • Barn861 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

2 bedrms, 1 bathrm, 1 cloakrm, sleeps 6 inc 1 infant in a cot in main bedroom

In Ebeon, a hamlet of some 18 houses, between the picturesque medieval port of La Rochelle, officially the 2nd sunniest place in France, and Cognac. Bordeaux is 90 mins to the south. The barn stands near a house, usually occupied by the English owners, in almost an acre of beautiful garden. The barn opens into a courtyard with a 7x5m pool. (Lockable to prevent unsupervised access.) You will have exclusive use of the pool (please read notes) and shared use of the huge garden. The barn has a large open plan living room with a double height ceiling and tall windows that open onto the garden. To the rear is the kitchen/dining area. The feel is uncluttered, with comfy sofas and a large oak refectory dining table. The modern kitchen has an electric oven, gas hob with extractor, a pair of built under fridges and a dishwasher. There is a downstairs cloakroom with loo, washbasin and washing machine, upstairs a double and a twin bedroom, and bathroom with bath, shower and loo.


Nick Scott

Member Since 2005
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within a few hours
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Feb 05, 2018


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        3 child bed, This room contains a bunk bed and a single divan
      • 1 double, 1 triple, cot available


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
      • Bathroom 3
        outdoor shower
      • Downstairs cloakroom with WC and basin. Outdoor shower by pool.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      one two seat, one three seat sofa
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Firewood
                    • Heating
                      electric radiators
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Parking
                      Yes, within gates to property
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      yes, in downstairs cloakroom
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Stove
                      Two wood burners


                        • Kitchen
                          Sink/drainer, , oven, microwave, dishwasher, .
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full selection
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Grill
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Full selection
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Two under counter fridges
                        • Stove
                          Gas hob
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              refectory style oak table, seats up to 10.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Some Freesat UK channels
                                • Stereo
                                  2x cd players with aux in
                                • Television
                                • Video Game Console
                                  playstation 3, wii
                                • Video Games
                                  Some playstation 3, some Wii.


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Child's Swing
                                    • Lawn / Garden


                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • The pool is completely enclosed with direct access through French doors from the living area of the barn, and is also protected by a pool alarm, in line with new French Government regulations. (However due to the risks involved, families with children under 5 who cannot swim must take full responsibility for them, this age group deemed to be high risk by the French Authorities.) There is a hot shower facility within the pool area. When in residence, the owners will maintain the pool when convenient for their guests, and may on occasion have a dip, but only when the guests are absent (access is through a separate entrance from the garden). There is off street parking for several cars inside the gates.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              10 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful converted barn, well-equipped throughout and wonderful private pool - 10/10

                                                              Andrew T.Cambridge

                                                              The barn at Ebeon is a lovingly restored and modernised house, with plenty of space for a family to relax in and enjoy. From breakfast under the vines in the private garden via a keenly contested game of pool volleyball and an aperitif of the local pineau by the pool as the sun began to set through to collapsing into the fantastically comfortable beds - it really is the perfect place to stay in Charente-Maritime.

                                                              Thank you so much to our wonderful hosts who were on hand to greet us and help us settle in (also thank you for the first grapes of the season!).

                                                              The kitchen is brilliantly equipped, the living space boasts plenty of room (along with an assortment of consoles and a great TV that helped keep the children occupied on the rare occasion it rained) and the bedrooms were a decent size with very comfortable beds.

                                                              The towns of Saintes, St. Jean d'Angeley and Cognac are all within a 30 minute drive and the islands of Oleron and Re are about an hour away.

                                                              We hope to be back ... again and again.

                                                              Peaceful, well-equipped and delightful property!


                                                              We absolutely loved our stay here at Ebeon. The house was very well equipped, with everything our family (two adults, two children) could want on holiday. The pool and grounds were beautifully kept and provided lots of fun times for all of us. It was also incredibly peaceful, with lots of places to "chill out." Everything was comfortable and we loved being at the gite as much as exploring this beautiful corner of France. Five-stars from all four of us!

                                                              Great house gave us a wonderful holiday

                                                              Dean S.Barking, Suffolk

                                                              "Beautiful converted barn with private pool, in peaceful setting." Sums it up. Wonderful house which was very well equipped with plenty of space and set in immaculate gardens. Delightful owners were very helpful throughout. Pool is a great asset with the enclosed courtyard giving both privacy and shade if required. Our family had a great time and we'd recommend it to everyone. Thank you.

                                                              a week in July

                                                              Gill R.Bourne, Lincolnshire, UK

                                                              We were a party of two adults and two 18 year olds. We found the barn light, airy with a very well equipped kitchen. The pool area was lovely and well appreciated by the boys. The barn is in an attractive setting with a very helpful owner nearby. The coast is easy to get to and the nearby towns, Saintes and St Jean d'Angely have a good range of restaurants. Lots of leisure activites too for the active minded. Would go back.

                                                              Beautiful and well-equipped property

                                                              Kate B.Northamptonshire

                                                              This is an absolutely wonderful property and perfect for young children. The large garden provides plenty of open space for toddlers to run around and explore, while the small private garden, draped with vines and fragrant with lavender, provides a smaller area to play – complete with a swing, a trike and a wheelbarrow!

                                                              The barn itself has been renovated to a very high standard and comes equipped with every utensil you can think of. Our welcome pack was plentiful and even included a chilled bottle of bubbly – a lovely touch! For babies and toddlers there is a cot, a stair gate, a booster seat for the kitchen table, a toddler-proof gate to the swimming pool and even plastic plates and cutlery. There is also a good selection of toys and books for all ages.

                                                              The swimming pool is beautiful: very clean and private with plenty of inflatable toys provided to keep the little ones happy!

                                                              You could be forgiven for not moving from the property for a week or two, and apart from an initial shop at one of the local supermarkets, there really is no need. The fresh bread and croissants delivered each morning by the local baker is such a nice touch and very handy!

                                                              The beach at Saint Palais is wonderful and very child friendly and the small electric boats at Saint-Savinien provide a great day out.

                                                              Our hosts were extremely welcoming and very knowledgeable about the local area and further afield.

                                                              A beautiful, rural location and a great base from which to explore the Charente region. A car is essential.

                                                              Highly recommended


                                                              A beautiful, modern, well-maintained converted barn with an enclosed private swimming pool and extensive and charming gardens. Ideal if you have one or two active school age children who like to swim. Located in a quiet hamlet, so no nightlife within walking distance, and a car is essential. Convenient for visiting Cognac, Saintes (with its Roman amphitheatre) and the charming market town of Saint-Jean d'Angely, where it costs 4 Euro for a dozen oysters. Altogether one of the nicest places we have ever stayed.


                                                              Authon-Ébéon, France

                                                              Round about it's all vines and sunflowers, in an undulating landscape interlaced with woodland. The area is immersed in history, the nearby town of Saintes no exception with its ruined Roman amphitheatre. Saintes is also the place to go for fashionable shops, restaurants and bars, and electric riverboats on which to cruise the river Charente. Nearby St Jean d'Angely has a medieval clock tower and the two towers of the 18thC. Abbey Church, as well as gorgeous markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, boating lake, and modern municipal pool complex (not that you'll need it!). The distillery tours at Cognac are a must, as is the local speciality, a fortified aperitif named Pineau. The stunning coastal town of La Rochelle is to the north west, with it's seafood restaurants clustered round the port, and south of there are the beautiful, sandy, Atlantic beaches of the Cote Sauvage. Royan and the Palmyre Zoo are worth a visit, as are the islands of Re and Oleron, not forgetting Bordeaux.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              A security deposit of £100 will be requested for each booking. The cost of electricity and any breakages will be deducted following your stay and the remainder returned to you.

                                                              10 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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