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Barn With Private Pool in Rural Setting,Charente Maritime

Bedrooms 1
Space 897 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Barn in Bignay, Saint-Jean-D'Angely, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Hamlet Amongst The Rolling Hills Of The The Beautiful Poitou Charentes

The property is a converted vaulted barn with mezzanine bedroom in a hamlet location with a pool, two bikes, set of golf clubs and off road parking. A short walk to the local village where a church can be found or an 8 minute drive to the medieval town of St Jean D'Angely where local shops, banks, twice weekly market, bars and restaurants are concentrated. The towns of Saintes and Cognac are within 30 minutes and La Rochelle with it's airport and the beautiful Il de Re are within 50 minutes. The Barn has deep set walls that keep the temperature comfortable during the summer season and the windows also have mosquito blinds. In a great location just off the A10 motorway with access to many towns, coasts and islands on your doorstep.


Bignay Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 897 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Large mezzanine bedroom with double bed overlooking the spacious entertaining area, hair-dryer & Ipod dock included
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: The owner is on site for advice but discreet Outside: Outside, access to the garden and 8m x 4m pool, sun loungers and secluded patio area with BBQ and rattan table and chairs & parasol. Utility Room: Next to the kitchen is the utility cupboard with iron & ironing board, clothes-airer, cool box, bags and baskets for shopping Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included (excluding beach towels) and will be refreshed in the second and any subsequent weeks for longer bookings. A welcome basket is provided on arrival. Other: Private access and parking


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Barn With Private Pool in Rural Setting,Charente Maritime
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Rural escape

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 fantastic weeks, exploring the countryside and enjoying the pool when it got toooo hot.

Kimberly and Mike were great hosts with lots of ideas of places to visit.

The gite was all we could have asked for fully equipped and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a totally relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious,modern and clean gite. Everything you would possibly need is there. Very comfortable and private patio area. The pool area is perfect for a cooling swim and then relaxing on the loungers. Mike and Kim were the perfect hosts. Will not hesitate about returning.

Alan & Jane

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alan & Jane, it was a pleasure and we are really pleased you had a relaxing stay, see you again soon
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  • 4 of 5

The barn is a beautiful place to stay. It is spacious and comfortable ,with every need carefully considered. The bed is very comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked ,with every thing that you could possibly need. The garden is peaceful and surrounded with sweet smelling jasmine . There is a lovely pool area to relax in. The owners Kim and Michael went out of their way to make us feel at home, leaving a welcome basket with cheese, wine and bread -very much appreciated, as we had arrived late. I would recommend this to my friends and we are actually planning our next visit already.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Gite in Peaceful surroundings

  • 2 of 5

The gite is beautifully furnished. A most comfortable bed. Very clean. Generous welcome basket. Lovely outside space. When we arrived home after our holiday, we recieved in the post a souvenir of our stay in Bignay which was a lovely touch. We would have no hesitation in recommending this gite to all our friends. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Kimberley Allwood
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Kimberley Allwood

My husband and I have decided to try a different life and enjoy what France has to offer. In the process we decided we also wanted to offer accommodation and meet new people, hence letting the barn.

France has always drawn us and after many years searching its this area where we feel most at home.

Kimberley Allwood purchased this barn in 2014

Why Kimberley Allwood chose Bignay

Why this area of France? Well it has rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, big open skies and amazing light and the second highest hours of sunshine in France. There is so much to visit all within short trips out - Cognac, Saintes, il d'Oleron, il de Re, Rochefort, Royan and La Rochelle, and slightly further afield to Bordeaux and the vineyards of St Emillion.

What makes this barn unique

The barn comes with bikes and full access to the pool and if you are here house-hunting or just exploring a new area we will be more than happy to help you.


Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
A10, St Jean D'Angely
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
St Jean D'Angely
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Numerous beautiful beaches along the Charente Maritime coast can be found including the cote sauvage, Royan, St Georges de Didonne and those on the neighbouring islands of Oleron, Aix and Re all within 50 minutes of the property.


Various airports at Bordeaux, Poitiers, Limoges and La Rochelle serve the area and ferry ports from the north include Caen, St Malo and Calais where you can also find the Channel Tunnel.

Although there are some good rail links a car is recommended.

Further Details:

A short walk to the local village where a church can be found or an 8 minute drive to the medieval town of St Jean D'Angely where all commerce, twice weekly market and bars and restaurants are concentrated. Here several supermarkets can be found which now open on Sunday mornings and leisure activities, Atlantys aquatic centre and mini golf, canoeing riverside walks. The towns of Saintes and Cognac are within 30 minutes and La Rochelle and Il de Re are within 50 minutes. Bordeaux is approximately 1 hours 15 minutes away offering all the attractions of a fantastic city and surrounding vineyards especially St Emillion to the east.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival should be after 4pm to allow for cleaning and you will be asked to depart by 10am on your last day.

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.