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Modern Villa In Enclosed Garden, Heated Private Pool* & Free Wifi

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Enjoy 10% Off Travel With Brittany Ferries, Excellent Location, Easy Access To Amenities, Shops, Towns, Cinema, Leisure Complex Etc.

Set in a small but thriving village and within its own fully enclosed garden, entry to the property is via electric gates where the block-paved driveway offers private parking for two vehicles (with further space outside if needed).

The house can accommodate a maximum of 5 adults and a baby (a Mothercare travel cot and high-chair can be supplied free of charge if required). Fully equipped with all the creature comforts to enhance your stay; a fully fitted kitchen with microwave, dishwasher etc. leads you into to the vaulted roof lounge/diner where entertainment is supplied via a Sony stereo system, DVD player and Digital TV including High Definition (HD) - we even have some kids toys and board games for those moments the children aren't only interested in their iDevices. There is also free high-speed WiFi internet access available throughout the house.

Step down from the lounge into the large and airy conservatory and breakfast room boasting views across the private swimming pool (which will be heated for the 2017 season) to the covered terrace housing a built-in charcoal BBQ, a full-size fridge & summer kitchen and seating for six people. Combined with the large pool-side patio it all makes alfresco dining and long lazy evenings the order of the day!

To the front of the property there's off-road parking for multiple cars and plenty of space within the grounds for ball games so there's plenty to keep the children and adults alike occupied.

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* The pool at the property is open seasonally, roughly between mid-May until mid-September. At all other times the pool is closed and unavailable for use. The pool is only heated mid-June until mid-September. *

** We can offer 10% discount on ferry crossing prices with Brittany Ferries, we will provide you with a code to enter on their website when you book with us **

*** Please note, the 'service fee' you will notice when booking by credit/debit card via this website is levied by Owners Direct/Home Away (and not us) and covers your booking with confidence guarantee ***

****Please not for pet owners we require the breed of dog before confirming any booking. We also have a maximum of two pets at the property and there is a £25 per pet charge to cover the additional cleaning on departure. If in any doubt, please request our pet conditions separately. ****

More Details

Owner
Helen, John & Family
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Helen, John & Family

Your hosts are John & Helen. We brought the property as a holiday home for ourselves after a long search in 2004. Nine years ago we came out for a month to repair the garden walls and do some general decoration and just forgot to go back to the UK. The villagers made us exceptionally welcome, our children were enrolled in the local school and have now spent the majority of their life and schooling in France and have been the driving force behind us remaining here. We have since moved house to the other side of the village and our aim is that each of our guests enjoys their time at Chex les Roux as much as we have. We look forwards to welcoming you all.

Helen, John & Family purchased this villa in 2004

Why Helen, John & Family chose Charente-Maritime

We purchased the property for many reasons including the ease of access (multiple airports, road and TGV rail connections) and it's ability to be 'small enough to be homely, but big enough to enjoy'.

What makes this villa unique

We lead an active life and the property is ideally suited to that with easy access to all the beaches, forests, cycle paths etc. within the area. However, for those who wish to merely relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, the private grounds and pool are ideal.

** You may pay online immediately with Owners Direct (credit card) or direct with us via Paypal or bank transfer **

** NEW FOR 2016, we can offer 10% discount on ferry crossing prices with Brittany Ferries, we will provide you with a code to enter on their website when you book with us **

** LONG TERM WINTER RATE ** The property is available for long term lets between Nov-Apr for £25/night. The minimum stay at this rate is 28 nights and all prices during this period are PLUS BILLS (electricity, water, internet, phone). Shorter stays are available during this period by contacting us directly to request - these are at the standard non-seasonal rate of £310 per week and include bills (min 7 nights stay).

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Amazing pool, fun all day. Great weather and fantastic house".
Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Tabac
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Blaye
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Montendre
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Jonzac
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
A10 (J36)
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Pizza
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
St. Georges de Didonne
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We are located within easy reach of the world famous wine regions of Bordeaux, Margaux, Pauillac and St Emillion as well as the wonderful town of Cognac where Courvoisier, Martell, Remy Martin & Hein will welcome you for a visit and tasting; family attractions such as Futuroscope and The Valley of the Monkeys at Poitiers and the world famous "Dune du Pilat" (the largest sand dune in Europe). For the more adventurous visitors (and weather permitting), the owners can even arrange for a tour of the area in a light aircraft, jet turbine helicopter or a ride in a hot air balloon! If you own your own aircraft and would like to visit us we can offer free landing and parking, a free 'meet & greet' service with transport to/from the airstrip (5 mins from property), arrange AVGAS and help arrange hire cars etc. if required.

Coast/Beach:

Chez les Roux is close to many beautiful beaches along the coast and the islands just off-shore. All boast long stretches of clean, soft sand and as many are protected under the Conservertoire du Littoral (the society to protect the coastline), the scenery is unspoilt and quite beautiful. There are beaches to suit all tastes, from surfers’ paradise to family friendly. The closest beach is 40 mins drive and La Palmyre Zoo with it's world famous conservation programs is an hours drive.

Travel:

The property is located equidistant from Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports, both approx. 1 hour's drive away and served by British Airways, Air France, easyJet, Ryanair, Flybe and Jet2. We are ten minutes drive from J36 of the A10. Travel time by car from Calais is approx. 7.5 hours and from Cherbourg/Caen approx. 5 hours. The owner's can arrange for collection from the airports (at additional cost), however, your own car (or a hire car) is strongly recommended.

Distances:

Approximate driving times:

Jonzac (market town, casino & thermal spa) - 5 mins

Pons (beautiful medieval town overlooking river) - 15 mins

Cognac - 40 mins

Bordeaux - 1 hour

La Rochelle - 1h15

Beaches - 40 mins upwards (depending where you choose to go!)

Dune de Pilat (largest sand dune in Europe) - 1h45

Further Details:

The closest supermarkets, banks & restaurants are in Jonzac, approx. 5 mins form the property. There is a small 'tabac' and bar, a pizza take-away and excellent bakers in the village which are all within a few minutes walk.

Amenities

Saint-Germain-de-Lusignan Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • For all rules, cancellation and refund policy please see the full rental agreement which must be accepted at time of booking.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
  • Fully fitted bathroom with full size bath, shower, twin glass sinks and ample storage. Separate WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double bed with French doors opening to pool-side. Bedroom 2 - Bunk bed & 1 x single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The property has been inspected by the Charente Maritime Tourist Board and classified "3 Etoiles - 5 Personne" (classification no: 01701017-33919-0031). This guarantees excellent situation and facilities. Well behaved pets may be accepted, please contact the owners in advance for further details. Free WiFi internet is available. We have various bicycles available for our guests to use; gents, ladies, kids and a child seat; all are free of charge, just let us know at the time of booking and we'll do our best to meet your needs (please note, as we have a limited number of bikes we cannot guarantee to always meet your exact needs). Outside: Large enclosed gardens mainly set to lawn with trees and shrubs. There is a large rear patio area surrounding the private swimming pool (10m x 5m, 2m deep at deepest point). Separate terrace and summer kitchen/BBQ area. The house is located in a small thriving village, so the views from the gardens overlook the fields and other houses. Utility Room: Large garage/utility room with tiled floor, sink, large fridge/freezer & oven. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and tea-towels provided. Guests are required to clean property before departure unless prior arrangements for departure cleaning service have been made (at extra cost - paid locally to housekeeper). Other: Large conservatory with ceiling fan and fully sliding/opening glass sides, overlooks the private pool and summer kitchen.

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Modern Villa In Enclosed Garden, Heated Private Pool* & Free Wifi
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5

Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time the facilities at the property were excellent a real home from home with the added luxury of a heated pool which was great. It was peaceful and private. John and Helen were on hand if we needed them. A lovely holiday in all ways thoroughly recommend

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Mark, it was our pleasure to have you stay with us and wish you many great holidays in the future, wherever your travels may take you.
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4

Great Gite, Great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Chez Le Roux for the middle two weeks in August this year and had a relaxing, as it can be with a ten year old, fortnights break.

The Gite is in a great location on the outskirts of Jonzac, which is a lovely town to visit, and eat out at. There are local thermal spa's which you can visit for treatments. A man made lake with sandy beaches and attractions for the kids, including bungee ropes, climbing wall, zip slide etc, plus a cracking BBQ restaurant, all within 5 minutes of the gite. There's one of Europes biggest water parks in Jonzac too, we didn't go, but it looked fantastic. There are local attractions, a working windmill and water wheel, and the chateau in Jonzac.

It's 3/4 hour from Bordeaux, and a park and ride get's you nicely into the town centre on the trams which run every 20 minutes, it's a huge city, with enough shops to satisfy anyones needs, and some superb sights, including the miroir d'eau, which is amazing and great fun for kids and adults.

There are some beautiful little villages nearby on the Gironde estuary, Talmont being our favourite, with loads of small artisan shops and a beautiful church, also Meschers, just up the coast, which has caves in the seawall and a brilliant restaurant in the main street, where we sampled moules mariniere.

The Gironde is a tidal river estuary, so until you move further on up it from Meschers, it's quite silty, but when you get to Royan, it has a huge sandy beach, and again is a surprising large town, with loads of shops and attractions.

Cognac is only 30 minutes away, along with Pons which has a superb central tower, with a superb view of the whole area, well worth a day out, and again some nice restaurants in the square to enjoy.

The gite was very well equipped, and very roomy too. The sun room is great, and is right next to the cracking sized pool. One major feature for us, was the pool was totally enclosed, which made it much safer for us to contain our son, and keep a good eye on him. Outside too is a built in BBQ and eating area overlooking the pool. There are supermarkets and shops within easy 5 minute drives, as well as a Pizzaria and Boulangerie, a short walk up the road, and a local lady delivers bread from a van at approx 10:30am every day, just listen for the car horn!

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Helen and John were great hosts, and we would recommend Chez Le Roux to anyone looking for a great base to explore the Bordeaux and Cognac region of France.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, what a review, I think you have re-written our 'things to do' section of the guide this year - awesome. We're glad you all enjoyed your stay and found lots to do in the area. Thanks again, Helen & John.
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5

Fantastic holiday in a lovely house

  • 5 of 5

A very private holiday home with lots of space for the kids to play outside. Pool fab. Outside kitchen a godsend so we could eat and cook outside. Second holiday there and very pleased to have gone back.. maybe we should have stayed 2 weeks instead of one.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to welcome you all Julie, thanks again for booking with us.
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5

We have stayed here many times, and it never fails to help us capture the very essence of France.

  • 5 of 5

When you arrive at Chez Les Roux, you immediately feel as if you have arrived home. Whether your plan is to visit the many local towns and villages, of which there are so many to choose from, or you prefer to stay and relax at the Gite it is simply perfect.

The conservatory is a wonderful place to eat, overlooking as it does the pool which provides a superb backdrop. The summer kitchen with its outside grill offers a tremendous opportunity for eating al fresco in the way we all dream of in the UK, but somehow is so difficult to achieve. The sink and the fridge allow for running back and for to the kitchen to be kept to a minimum so everyone can really enjoy the experience.

Try to visit to visit the local markets and buy some of the local produce. There are also plenty of excellent supermarkets available, but they lack the charm and the sense of achievement that you will gain from visiting the markets.

We have always found the locals to be incredibly friendly, not to mention tolerant. For those who wish to use their French, this is the place to come as there is little English spoken here so no matter what little French you have, every word is greatly appreciated and you will quickly come to love the sense of France that this area brings.

If the mood takes you away from the Gite, there are so many beautiful places to visit it is hard to name them all. The best beaches can be found to the north of Royan, which is just about an hour away. Around Royan you can find the long stretches of beach where parking can be found together with the usual amenities, for less commercialised seafront head a little further north to the Cote Sauvage where the coastline is truly spectacular. If you take some cycles with you it will be a day well spent.

The local facilities are also worth a visit and a trip to Les Antilles will not disappoint. The many local restaurants cater for all tastes and in the main represent great value for money.

The Gite is equipped with everything you will need and John & Helen are delighted to help you with recommendations and advice.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As usual, it's always great to receive a positive review, especially from guests who have stayed so many times we have now become good friends; but this is far more than just a review - Tim and Jo have embraced their time here and immersed themselves into 'la vie locale', Tim's mini guide above is an excellent place to start if you're wondering what options there are in the area. We are always sad to see friends and guests depart, but we know we'll be seeing a lot more of you both this coming summer.
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5

Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Spent two weeks at this villa it had everything we needed and it was a very relaxing time away from busy work loads, Helen & John were perfect hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. So glad that you enjoyed yourself during your stay with us.
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5

Amazing! Everything we wished for and more! Can't wait till next time x

  • 5 of 5

The house and pool are everything we could have wished for. The area is beautiful with loads more for the kids to do then we first thought (even though they mainly loved to live in the pool). It felt like being at home and we didn't want to leave. Loved waking up to a view of the pool and garden every morning.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you kind words - that you had a great holiday whilst staying with us is all the reward we need. We hope that one day we'll see you back again. Happy travels! Helen & John.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $263.12
Pet Fee $32.89
Stay tax $1.12 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Booking Notes:

Please ensure you inform us and obtain our approval if you want to bring any pets PRIOR to booking. A 25% non-returnable deposit requested upon booking. Final balance becomes due 60 days (approx. 8 weeks) before holiday commencement. Payment is preferred via Owners Direct automated pay service (which includes fraud guarantee insurance) and is FREE to the holiday maker. Alternately, we accept payment by bank transfer in Sterling or Euros (contact us for current exchange rate first). We do ask for a £200 security bond against breakages which will be returned (subject to no damage) within 28 days of the end of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Saturday, however flexibility is generally possible outside of the peek holiday season - our aim is to help you have the best possible holiday time with us. Arrival time after 16:00, departure by 10:00.

The property has been formally inspected and classified by the Charente Maritime Tourist Board and we have added FREE high-speed WiFi internet access.

The pool is closed during the winter period (Oct-May).

** LONG TERM WINTER RATE ** The property is available for long term lets between Nov-Apr for £25/night. The minimum stay at this rate is 28 nights and all prices during this period are PLUS BILLS (electricity, water, internet, phone). Shorter stays are available during this period by contacting us directly to request - these are at the standard non-seasonal rate of £310 per week and include bills (min 7 nights stay).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund