The property is a newly converted vaulted barn with mezzanine bedroom in a hamlet location with a private pool, two bikes, set of golf clubs and off road parking. A short walk to the local village where a church and bar 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 found. The coastal resorts of Fouras and Rochefort plus the towns of Saintes and Cognac are within 30 minutes and La Rochelle with it's airport, the beautiful Il de Re and canals of the Marais Poitevin are within 50 minutes. Bustling Bordeaux is a 90 minute drive down the A10 motorway, The Barn has deep set walls that keep the temperature comfortable during the summer season and the windows also have mosquito blinds. In a pretty location with access to many coastal towns and islands on your doorstep.
- Barn897 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Barn in Bignay, Saint-Jean-D'Angely, Charente Maritime, France - Hamlet amongst the rolling hills of Poitou Charentes
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- within one day
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 22, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
Perfect for a totally relaxing holiday
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
Thank you Alan & Jane, it was a pleasure and we are really pleased you had a relaxing stay, see you again soon
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.
Beautiful Gite in Peaceful surroundings
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.
Coast/Beach: 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. Travel: 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.
Additional information about rental rates
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.