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Traditional Farmhouse near La Rochelle & Ile de Ré, beaches 20 mins and a pool. - Farmhouse

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Description

Farmhouse

WIFI available in the Farmhouse, Pressoir & Pgeonnier

The Farmhouse has been modernised to a high standard in keeping with old French charm and a contemporary feel with modern facilities.

Downstairs has a large lounge with a fireplace and a wood burner & English TV. There’s a separate dining area in a well equipped kitchen. Stairs leading to a spacious landing with a double sofa bed, two bedrooms one double and one twin. Large bathroom with a roll top bath and a separate shower.

Outside there are separate table and chairs for each of the gites, BBQ's and a large garden with children's play area, swings, Wendy house, football goal, plus free hire of cycles. We have approximately 4850 square metres of Garden and plenty of, off road parking spaces.

BABY EQUIPMENT, cot, high chairs & baby bath, toys etc.

A large outdoor Salt water swimming pool 11x5 surrounded by stone walls, with a choice of sun loungers and a large sun shade with a table & chairs, outdoor solar heated shower

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About the property

3 Superbe gites with a pool

We are situated in the Charente Maritime on the west coast of France. Nearby are the historic towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort & Surgeres. This area is rich in History with many forts, Romanesque churches, castles and Chateaux. Sandy beaches just 20 mins.

The 17th century Farmhouse, Pigeonnier & Pressoir have recently been renovated to a very high standard. Each gite is fully equipped with everthing you would need for a fantastic holiday. We are surrounded by rolling countryside with fields of sunflowers & wheat, close to a pretty Charentaise village with local shop, bar, post office and a local restaurant specializing in local cuisine. Nearby there’s fishing, cycling, pony riding and lovely country walks.

WIFI is available in each of the properties.

Outside there's a seating area for each of the gites, bbq, large garden, children's play area and free use of cycles. There is a large 11x5 meter salt water swimming pool secured by stone walls and a locked gate for safety reasons.

There is one off road parking space per gite in the courtyard of the farm.

There's a the bar/restaurant/shop in Landrais, village post office, Artist studio and a Garage (it's not possible to buy Petrol).

Antique Markets (brocantes) & Car boots (vide greniers) usually most weekends from April through to October.

For more upto date local information please visit our website; www.larochellegite.com

Pony riding: Pony Riding at Toucherit (10min walk away)

Art lessons: In the village of Landrais there is an artist studio, it's possible to arrange an hours lesson in painting 20 euro's per hour (it would be ideal if you have a good level of French language).

La Rochelle has some of the best fish restaurants dotted around the old port and all along the coast. You'll find several museums, Aquarium, Boutique shops, beautiful old stone architecture & boats rides etc.

All along the coasts there are long sandy beaches some of the best are Chatelaillon, Fouras, Ile d'Oleron & ild de Ré.

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Owner
Nigel or Suzanne
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, Please contact in french via email
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

Why Nigel or Suzanne chose Rochefort - Marennes area

We chose this property ,because of its location to La Rochelle and the Atlantic coast. It was in need of renovation and we could see what a fabulous holiday complex it would make once it had been renovated.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Beautiful Traditional stone Farmhouse with outbuildings in an ideal setting. Surrounded by open countryside, peace and quiet guarenteed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Suzanne and Nigel,

Thankyou for being wonderful hosts + a 2nd fantastic visit. We still found the Farmhouse enchanting + lots of trips out for the children.

St Martin de Ré was a great experience for the children with donkeys in pants, the cafés + shops are great for the adults.

The LPO (RSPB equivalent) reserves were great to visit + staff helpful & educational.

Steve, Angela, Frey, Lucas
Aug 2012
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Notes

The Price includes bedlinen, towels, cleaning and local taxes etc.
We request that guests leave by 10.00 am (morning) and new arrivals are welcome anytime from 4.00pm (afternoon).
Bed linen is provided per bed, and if you want extra there will be a small charge.
We have a large choice of DVD's for you to watch.
We are happy to have a mid-week changeover day for the Pigeonnier & Le Pressoir.


Amenities

Landrais Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor heated shower by the pool
  • The large family bathroom has a roll top bath, toilet, wash hand basin and a separate shower unit. There is a baby bath if needed. Hairdryer & towels & bath mats provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , In bedroom 2 there is a 3/4 bed and a single bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers & overlooking far reaching views over open countryside, Bedroom 2 is a twin which has a three quarter bed and a single bed with a wardrobe. There is a blackout blind at the window in the twin bedroom, ( as we don't have any shutters) so you can get the children to bed early. There is a large landing area with a double bed settee and a modern babies cot. Upstaires there is a wealth of character with wooden beamed high ceilings.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Farmhouse has everything you need for a relaxing holiday, inside it has large rooms with high wooden beamed ceilings, wooden floors and it feels very spacious & full of old world charm. There is an eclectic mix of modern and antique French furniture. Outside there are far reaching views over beautiful open countryside. As there is nearly 5000 square metres of garden surrounding the property with a shared washing line, there are also plenty of, off road parking spaces available. Outside there is a large garden with a swing, football net, wendy house & trampoline and various other childrens toys. ENCLOSED OUTDOOR SALT WATER SWIMMING POOL 11X5 METERS with a choice of sunloungers, fully enclosed surrounded by a stone wall and a locked gate. A table & chairs with a large sun shade & a solar heated outdoor shower. This is a small friendly gite complex with just 3 gites sharing the facilites and the owners live onsite.

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 41 reviews
5

Lovely relaxing escape to the French countryside

  • 5 of 5

The Farmhouse was beautifully decorated and very spacious. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. The sitting room has British TV which helped us with 3 young children. The garden is communal which suited us very well because it was a place for the children in the other gites to join ours for a game of football or a play in the lovely little playhouse. The garden looks out over fields so you really feel you have escaped to a rural idyll. The children really enjoyed this sociable aspect of the holiday. The swimming pool is beautiful and safely locked away so there was no danger to our young children. There is so much to do within a short drive and we enjoyed day trips to La Rochelle, Il de Re, the seaside towns nearby and also an amazing day a bit further afield at Puy du Fou. Our son sobbed the whole way home he was so sad to have left such a brilliant holiday. Nigel and Suzanne were the perfect mix of friendly and helpful whilst still allowing us privacy to enjoy our family time. We could not fault this Farmhouse and have already booked for next year - for a longer stay and with my parents. Thank you Nigel and Suzanne

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie for taking time to write a review for us for the Farmhouse, we are really pleased you all enjoyed your holiday. We really look forward to see you and your lovely family again in the summer.
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idyllic retreat in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

having recently returned from a lovely rejuvenating weeks stay in the beautiful farmhouse gite with our family,we can highly recommend it , it was very spacious and comfortable with simple French décor and a lovely ambience to the whole house and pretty courtyard its all set in, It was so good to revisit this lovely area again as we hadn't been here for many years , it was very nostalgic and brought many happy memories back, so lucky to find such a lovely little complex to stay in while doing so. We just want to say a huge thankyou from us all to Nigel and Suzzane for their wonderful hospitality a lovely friendly couple and perfect hosts where nothing was too much trouble,we wish them all the best for the future and hope to meet again. best wishes the church family

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, we are really pleased you all enjoyed your stay here. We really look forward to seeing you all again in the future.
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5

Great place to stay with family and friends, heartily recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our week at The Farmhouse. The house is beautifully renovated and has a relaxed feel to it. Bedrooms are a good size and a big bathroom with wonderful roll top bath. Fantastic sized sitting room with comfy sofa and TV, plus log burner for chilly days! Kitchen very well equipped with an excellent standard dishwasher, fridge and washing machine plus well functioning cooker. We stayed with our two year toddler and it was perfect. Lots of space for him to mooch about, both inside and outside. Toys and books are provided plus a big selection of DVDs.

Listing is very accurate and all clean and maintained well. Nigel and Suzanne a friendly British couple and on hand to answer any questions and provide recommendations. They strike the balance perfectly between being in close proximity (they live in the other half of the Farmhouse) but not intruding in any way on the holiday.

The garden is amazing: massive lawn with children's swings and a trampoline, plus my son's highlight - a lovely Wendy House. The pool is a good size, temperature wise was fine, was a restorative 25 degrees, welcome relief from the nearly 30 degrees sunshine! Usefully a good washing line and also good table and chairs in the shade for meal times. Great standard BBQ available to use.

The area is stunning. Starting with amazing views from the house and driving out to places such as La Rochelle, Chatelaine sur Plage, Ile de Re etc., it's a perfect base for exploring the region. Supermarkets are very accessible, from the massive Carrefour near La Rochelle to the mid sized, well stocked Intermarche which are within easy, short drive reach. bicycles are available to use and my husband cycled each morning to a fantastic bakery in a nearby village. Might be worth taking a child seat if you want to take small children out for cycles as well.

We were lucky enough to have friends join us, also with small children, so was a great time had by all! They stayed in Le Pressoir, which is smaller than the Farmhouse but just as well equipped and just across the driveway to the Farmhouse.

Loved the week and will definitely return. Beautiful house, great location; all in all an easy and relaxed holiday was had by all!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming, relaxing and very friendly.

  • 5 of 5

La Metairie de Monlieu surpassed our expectations. It really is surrounded by beautiful rural french countryside and fields of sunflowers. Nigel and Suzanne are perfect hosts - there for every need. The gites are charming and relaxing with lovely sized rooms and beautiful french touches. We had a family of 4 in the farmhouse and grandparents in the Pressoir and it was just perfect. Thank you to Louis who was a fantastic, fun host to our children too.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peace and quiet in charactful house

  • 5 of 5

Stunning house in beautiful, tranquil setting but close to amenities and plenty of lovely places to visit.

Hosts were friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Idyllic holiday location. Five stars.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a lovely week in The Farmhouse during September 2010. Good facilities and lovely pool. A relaxed, rural location, well situated to explore the west coast of France. Very child friendly. Immaculate. Owner's Nigel and Suzanne proved to be very cordial hosts. We are considering a return visit.

Jon Clark, November 2010

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
La Rochelle/ Ile de Ré Airport
Nearest Ferry
235 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Surgeres, TGV from Paris
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Chatelaillon beach
Car: necessary

Sandy beaches are just a 20mins drive away at Chàtelaillon-Plage or Fouras (35 Mins) both are quaint small seaside resorts with beautiful sandy beaches, dotted with bars, restaurants and Casino's.

. La Rochelle is a lively vibrant city with lots of atmosphere, along the fortified port there’s numerous cafés and bars, boating marina, boat trips to the local islands and fort Boyard, Aquarium, museums, bowling, animal park, casino, fantastic shops and boutiques, lots of fantastic seafood restaurants and beaches.

Easy access to the local islands of Ile de Re with the beautiful fishing ports of St. Martin and La Flotte, Ile d'Oleron, Ile d'Aix and Ile Madam.

Venise Vert is about a 30mins drive north from here, a totally different experience with an intricate canal system to explore, you can hire kayaks or even electric boats for the whole family.

Great days out can be had at Puy de fou, Futurescope, Cognac, Zoo, Wild bird reserves, Corderie Royale, etc. You'll find something to suit everyone.

Other Activities: Karting, Golf 20 mins drive away,

Golf: Saintes has an 18 hole golf course 45mins drive.

Saint Laurent de Preé near Fouras has a 9 hole golf course 35mins drive.

La Jarne close to La Rochelle has a 9 hole golf course 20mins drive.

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