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New discounted rates. Spacious Family House. Heated Pool. Secure Walled Garde

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Auvignac, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - Tranquil Village Setting, Close To Cognac And Only 40 Min Drive To Amazing Beaches

The house is situated in a tranquil position in the quiet village of Auvignac. This small village, in the Charentes-Maritime region, is surrounded by vineyards and fields of sunflowers throughout the summer months. The house is extremely spacious, with over 4,000 sq ft of accommodation, and is furnished in a contemporary style. The house will comfortably accommodate 13 people in 6 bedrooms, and three cots and high chairs are also available. The sunny south facing garden is fully enclosed and the heated pool is securely fenced. It is an ideal house for multi generational family holidays, or for friends holidaying together. Whether you want peace and quiet, or a very active holiday, the area can provide both.

kirsten lillemoen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018


Montils Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Main family bathroom with large bath, separate shower, basin, wc Shower room with basin and wc Bathroom with corner bath and hand held shower, basin, wc Shower room with basin and wc
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12+ ( 6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds and additional child's bed Bedroom 3 with double bed Bedroom 4 with king sized bed (ground floor) Bedroom 5 with twin beds (ground floor) Bedroom 6 with twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: For early arrivals, there is an area in the house where bags may be left if you want to unpack the car and go shopping or exploring. We have 3 high chairs and 3 travel cots available if required. We do not provide bedding for the cots. Outside: Sunny south facing garden, fully enclosed. Private heated pool (9.5 x 4.5m) securely fenced. BBQ, rattan garden furniture and sunbeds, and large tilting parasols. Bikes available (2 adult and 1 child) Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, drying racks, iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Rental includes house and pool towels, and bed linen. For stays of 2 weeks, bed linen will be changed mid stay if required. Other: Separate games room, another full-height space, equipped with a full sized table tennis table, table football, 6ft slate bed snooker table, and many books and games.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thoughtfully and well equipped house with all the necessary ingredients for a very enjoyable time for a large group.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Wonderful house for priceless family holiday

  • 5 of 5

An amazing house, a dream property with all the facilities you could wish for...and more! We were a party of 11 ranging from 10 months to 85 years and there was room for all to have time together yet keep some privacy( important for the 85 year old). 3 fridges mean that you can stock up drinks and food for a few days. The children loved the pool which was well maintained with a quick response from the charming maintainance person when the pump stopped. The area is wonderful, typically French, with easy access to a range of activities. Wonderful memories for us all. Thanks Kirsten

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just wonderful....

  • 5 of 5

We were are a party of six adults and six children, ranging from 20 months to nine years, and everyone had a blast! The pool was warm and inviting and maintained once a week. The property was like a home from home. Everything was thought about from swim towels, pool toys, kitchen utensils, condiments, you name it, it was there.

The property was extremely spacious which meant you could hide away if you needed some peace and quiet. It was clean, plenty of bathrooms, and well maintained.

The area is peaceful but there is lots to do within an hours drive including the beach, cognac houses, pons, Saintes....

We had the most wonderful holiday, the first time abroad with all four of our kids (4 under 5!!!)

Thank you Kirsten xxxx

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this villa for 2 weeks last summer.

We were a party of 10 adults, 3 yr old triplets and 1 yr old.

The house has everything you could possible need on a holiday. It really is perfect!

Only a short drive away from lovely cities/towns with lots of entretainment, museums, restauratnts, etc

Can't recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house in a sleepy setting!

  • 5 of 5

The house itself is in the sleepy hamlet of Auvignac. Only a short drive to the nearest village of Montils for boulengerie and a general food store. Supermarkets in nearby Pons. The house is huge and easily accommodated our party of 10 adults and 4 children under 3!! The kitchen is superbly well equipped - it lacked nothing! Pool is fantastic and we made full use of it! An excellent house and a holiday enjoyed by all!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Couldn't Want For More!

  • 5 of 5

I have been completely charmed by the peaceful, friendly village of Auvignac, where this beautiful house is located. We were a group of 12 and there was plenty of space for all of us to relax. The house is very well equipped and does not leave you wanting for anything. We explored Pons, Saintes and Cognac which are all worth seeing as is the pretty river that is about a minutes walk from the house itself. The beach at Saint-Georges-De-Didonne is about a 40 minute drive but definitely worth it - the sand is glorious! Had a thoroughly lovely time and would love to stay again. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
La Rochelle and Bordeaux
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
St Georges de Didonne
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Bordeaux, arguably the finest wine area in the world, is close by with famous areas such as Pomerol and St Emillion being within an hour's drive. Cotes de Bourg and Cotes de Blaye are even closer and we can recommend some excellent wine tours and chateaux to visit.

The area is great cycling country, and the Tour de France regularly passes within a couple of hours drive of the house.


The coast is only a 40 minute drive away, and offers a wonderful contrast of beaches. The gentle sloping beaches at St Georges de Didonne, are great for children, with a long promenade and many cafes and restaurants both beachside and in the town. There are also watersports and dinghy hire available here. The dramatic unspoilt beaches of the Cote Sauvage are fantastic for surfing, and the area is criss-crossed with cycling paths and walking trails through the forest.


The airports at Bordeaux and La Rochelle are both one hours drive away. There is a good year round service to Bordeaux from the UK, and an excellent service to La Rochelle during the summer months from many regional airports in the UK. Flights also operate to Bergerac and Limoges (2 hrs). Flight operators include BA and the budget airlines. Driving is convenient, either using Eurotunnel or one of the Channel ferry services, with drive times to the house of between 4 hrs from St Malo and 7hrs from Calais.


There is a boulangerie and small general store in Montils only 2km away, and a lovely cycle ride on a summer morning. Pons, Cognac and Saintes are all close by (ten to twenty minutes by car), and offer shopping, restaurants, some excellent markets and many sightseeing opportunities and activities.

Further Details:

The area is famous for Cognac, Pineau de Charente and oysters. Oyster sellers pop up at street corners and there are many degustations offering tastings of Cognac, Pineau and local wines. The area is excellent for cycling, and nearby there is also golf, horse riding, water parks, canoeing and boating. There are many local restaurants all within a short drive or cycle.

There are 2 adult bikes and 1 child's bike at the house, and bikes may also be hired through who will deliver to the house. They can also provide bike racks, helmets and other accessories. Visit their website for hire details and for information about local routes.

Saintes is situated on the Charente river, and is famous for its architecture, Roman ruins and Romanesque churches. There is a wonderful market here most days, and boat hire and river trips are available. Cognac needs no introduction and the large Cognac producers all offer tours and tastings. Pons is the smaller of the three towns, and is a lovely medieval town dominated by the large Donjon - a great place for an evening drink followed by a meal at the excellent Hotel de Bordeaux.

There is an indoor waterpark at Les Antilles at Jonzac, and a "Go Ape" style high tree ropes experience at St George de Didonnes. Family attractions further afield include the high-tech theme park Futuroscope near Poiters, and Le Puy du Fou near Cholet.

The islands of Ile de Re and Ile d'Oleron are both within about one hours drive. Here you will find more lovely beaches, excellent cycling and the chic and pretty port town town of St Martin on the Ile de Re if you feel the need to promenade a little!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $647.25

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit secures the booking. Full payment is required within 60 days of the arrival date. A breakages/excess cleaning deposit of £500 is required 2 weeks before arrival, and this will be refunded after the property has been inspected, and within 2 weeks of departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is on a Friday, which is often better for travelling - quieter roads, and cheaper airfares. House available from 4pm on the day of arrival, and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure to allow sufficient time for cleaning and changeover

Notes on prices:
Out of peak season, shorter lets and discounts for smaller groups may be possible. Please contact us to discuss

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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