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Beautiful converted barn with private pool, in peaceful setting.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Nick Scott
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
380 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
St Jean D'Angely
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
St Jean D'Angely
Car: necessary

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.

Amenities

Authon-Ébéon Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Downstairs cloakroom with WC and basin. Outdoor shower by pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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.

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Beautiful converted barn with private pool, in peaceful setting.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Cambridge
5

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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London
5

Peaceful, well-equipped and delightful property!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Barking, Suffolk
5

Great house gave us a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

"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.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bourne, Lincolnshire, UK
5

a week in July

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
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Northamptonshire
5

Beautiful and well-equipped property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
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Aberdeen
5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $132

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.