About the property
- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
CHARENTAISE VILLA, PRIVATE GARDEN, MODERN FACILITIES, GAMES ROOM, UK TV, WiFi
A 200 year-old DETACHED Charentaise villa, lots of character, stone walls, beams and original stone fireplace. Modern kitchen & bathrooms. The large, mature, secluded, south-facing garden, is not overlooked and has sun-loungers, table and 2 BBQ's. Lots of space to play. The 10m x 4m private pool has roman steps for easy access and is heated from the end of May. The pool area has a summer kitchen/utility room (with fridge), shower & WC. The games room has a pool/snooker table, table football & darts. The swimming pool, table tennis, books, boardgames, WiFi, UK + French TV, DVD, video games etc. will keep everyone occupied. The open plan kitchen/diner has a large teak table & terracotta tiles. The lounge has a large TV with UK channels. The lounge and all the bedrooms have fly screens. Relax with books & games on the mezzanine. Central heating and a large fireplace for LONG-LETS between November and March. A spacious house and large garden offer plenty of things to do, you don't need to go out everyday, and there is no feeling of living on top of one another...for more info please click on 'more details' below:
Bookings can be made directly with us (Chris & Beverley) by pressing 'Ask Owner', we can answer any questions you may have and payment can then be made with no additional fees - if you want to contact us our telephone number is 01227 507 705 and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, bookings can be made through Homeaway by pressing 'Request Booking', Homeaway will charge a fee of 5-8% of the total rental amount.
THINGS TO DO IN THE VILLA
- Sunbathe and read while the kids splash around in the pool.
- Play snooker/pool, table football and darts in the games room.
- Play table tennis or a selection of family games including scrabble, Jengha, connect-4, playing cards, Uno.
- Relax with one one of the many books.
- walk & explore the local area.
- Surf and send e-mail using the free WiFi.
- BBQ with gas or charcoal, are a good way to eat in, or dine Al Fresco by the pool.
- Large flat screen TV with UK channels, DVD player with a selection of movies. PS2 (with games).
This is a great base for a family holiday, rural, yet only 10-15 minutes away from Saintes, a major town.
- Eat at some of the many good restaurants within 15 minutes drive
- A boulangerie less than 5 minutes drive
- A Vival convenience store is close-by.
- Royan has a huge, sandy beach and loads of nice restaurants.
- Cycle to the River Charente in about 10 minutes
- Practice your swing at the local driving range.
- Play tennis using two, free, good quality hard tennis courts (5 minutes away).
- Golf courses are within easy reach.
- Go-karting, bowling and crazy golf are all good family fun.
- If you search this web address, you will discover what is available in Charente Maritime:
***ROAD & FERRIES***:
It is an easy drive from any of the French channel ports, its motorway all the way until the last 20 minutes. The approximate time and distances from each of the channel ports are:
- St. Malo........4h20m / 250 miles
- Caen............4h40m / 310 miles
- Le Havre.......5h20m / 360 miles
- Dieppe..........5h50m / 370 miles
- Cherbourg....5h50m / 350 miles
- Boulogne......6h50m / 450 miles
- Calais...........7h00m / 470 miles
- Dunkirk..........7h10m / 470 miles
- Zeebrugge....7h30m / 480 miles
A 20% DISCOUNT can be obtained on some ferry crossings from Portsmouth, Poole or Plymouth.
***AIRPORTS & AIRLINES***:
The area is well served by a international airports, and most have services operated by budget airlines, all have car hire facilities. The approximate time and distances from each are:
- La Rochelle..60 min / 60 miles
- Angouleme...70 min / 60 miles
- Bordeaux.......90 min / 80 miles
- Poitiers...........90 min / 90 miles
- Limoges......140 min / 110 miles
- Bergerac......150 min / 140 miles
Airport transfers can be arranged if required.
Chris & Beverley
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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Wonderful home in peaceful village
A week of glorious sunshine in the beautiful French countryside.
This villa had everything we could have wished for with lots of little extras. A fabulous home from home.
The kitchen is a delight and particularly well equipped for those who love to cook.
The beds were very comfortable and quality linen and pillows.
We loved the pool which is a generous size and the raised patio where we could sit and relax in the evening. So many good things, table tennis, pool, table football, all added to the fun.
Chris and Beverly made booking easy and provided lots of helpful information and a nice touch - a welcome pack of wine cheese and bread.
We had a fabulous meal at L'Auberge Glycine in Taillebourg, a real treat by the river.
One very small thing, the wifi signal could be stronger. It may be the rural location or the beautiful old thick house walls but nothing could spoil our enjoyment of this home. Thank you
Amazing villa, great weather and wonderful time.
The villa has so many little extra touches prepared for arrival that really made our stay even better. Would definitely consider coming back.
A lovely rural retreat
The house, garden and pool are all lovely. The property is well
equipped and comfortable.
The immediate area is rural and quiet but Saintes is close by and is a really pleasant town with plenty to see and do. It also has the benefit of a railway station with regular services to Bordeaux and St Rochelle.
Please note there are a lot of steps and stairs in the property (all entrances have steps) as it is on a variety of levels.
Absolutely fantasic holiday!! The villa is so so much better that what you could imagine from the pictures provided. My husband and I walked around the house for about an hour in amazement. Everything you could think of is provided and more.. weather was fantastic, pool was fantastic, the kids loved it so much.
Villa was clean and fresh. Lovely and modern without loosing the character of the house.
Fantastic communication from the owners.
The area is rural but nothing was too far away!
Exactly what we needed, a home from home with a private pool, beautiful weather, beautiful surroundings and so peaceful. Enough to shut the world away and relax and enjoy.. (that was our choice).
Highly recommend to all!!
This is a lovely property - a real 'home from home'. We stayed here for two weeks with our two adult daughters who also loved it. Chris & Beverley have gone to great lengths to provide all that you would. The accommodation was immaculate on arrival with a lovely Welcome Pack which was a nice touch. The pool area has a kitchen area also with a shower and bathroom off that. We used the bikes on a couple of days too. We couldn't default it and would gladly return. A very peaceful location.
Saintes has a HyperU with everything you need for a self catering holiday - no need to bring anything from the UK. It's about 20 mins by car. There is a SuperU (mini market) closer by if you need something in a rush. We visited lots of towns on the coast, Saintes several times for lunch, dinner and shopping. (Need to tune in to French opening times!). We visited Cognac, Angouleme and La Rochelle a couple of times. Empty roads - easy driving.
We would definitely return here and would highly recommend it to others.
Great place to stay
Thoroughly recommend this property, it has everything required for a great stay. (We have been 3 times)
This spacious villa is a great place for a fun filled family holiday, enjoy the many things to do in the house (no need to go out every day), and in the area. It is set in rural surroundings, but benefits from being 10 minutes from a large town (Saintes). There area is surrounded by fields, woodlands and vineyards. A convenience store, providing essentials such as fresh bread and milk, is 5 minutes drive. A mobile boulangerie van passes by the house each day, and there is a boulangerie 5 minutes away in Taillebourg. Explore the immediate area on foot or by bike.
Saintes is 10 mins away, a Roman town with many restaurants, shops and banks, it is located on the river Charente. Fantastic beaches at Royan can be reached in 40 mins, the attractive ports of La Rochelle and Bordeaux are an hour. Markets at Saintes and other local towns offer a wide range of fresh meat, fish, fruit & veg.
The region is famous for fresh seafood and the local oysters are the best in France. There are many vineyards offering tours and tasting, as well as brandy tours in Cognac.
Other Activities: Beaches, Motorised Hang Gliding, Tennis Courts, Roman History, Paleosites, Museums , Seafood
Golf: The area is well served with 18-hole golf courses, with one just 10 minutes away and four more within 60 minutes. There is also a driving range about 5 minutes drive.
LOUIS-ROUYER GUILLET (Saintes) - 4,800m, par 62, http://www.ville-saintes.fr/EXT/golf/golf_site.html. has 21 bay driving range, practice greens, lessons, and a good restaurant - 10 mins.
GOLF DU COGNAC - 6100m, par 72,- http://golfducognac.fr has an restaurant - 40 mins.
GOLF DE ROYAN - 5600m, par 71. http://www.golfderoyan.com is 50 mins. and close to some great beaches.
GOLF DE NIORT http://www.golfclubniort.fr is 50 mins.
ANGOULEE GOLFL'HIRONDELLE - 6300, par 70, http://www.golf-angouleme.com is 60 mins.
ST. PORCHAIRE has a 6 hole course, www.golfchateaudelavallade.com. - only 20 mins.
lLE D'OLERON has a 9 hole course, see the island and beaches, and taste the oysters, about 60 mins.
The house is large, and a group of golfers would have more than enough room. The snooker, pool, table tennis, darts, table football etc. would keep you busy when not on the course.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Bookings can be made directly with us (Chris & Beverley) by pressing 'Enquire Now', we can answer any questions you may have and payment can then be made with no additional fees. Alternatively, bookings can be made through Homeaway by pressing 'Book Now' or 'Request to Book', Homeaway will charge a fee of 5-8% of the total rental amount.