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CHARMING 3 BED COTTAGE IN BOUTONNE VALLEY NEAR ST JEAN D'ANGELY

Ros Mayhew Birkby

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks English
People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Ros Mayhew Birkby

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CHARMING 3 BED COTTAGE IN BOUTONNE VALLEY NEAR ST JEAN D'ANGELY

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area - Le Vieux Cafe

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms; Sleeps 4 adults, 6 children

This delightful 3 bedroom cottage, with original fireplaces, beams and wooden floors, is located in the pretty village of St Pardoult in the Boutonne Valley, near St Jean d’Angely. The spacious living area has a large open plan kitchen, comfortable lounge and separate snug, with a wide selection of games, toys and books. On the first floor are two double bedrooms and one spacious bedroom which sleeps six; perfect for two families with lots of children!

The sun-trap patio and decking area has plenty of seating, a barbecue and is the ideal excuse to relax, soak up the sun and indulge in a glass of something cold and fruity. The patio is safely enclosed for small children and opposite is a charming little orchard, with bikes in the shed for you to explore the local area.

The long sandy beaches of Chatelaillon-plage and Fouras, both near the beautiful port of la Rochelle, are less than an hour away and the idyllic islands of Ile de Re, Ile d'Aix and Ile d'Oleron are well worth a day trip.

The Boutonne Valley is ideal for boating, canoeing, fishing and all riverside activities. There is a wonderful lake in St Jean d’Angely, where you can hire canoes, feed the ducks, hire pedalos, play crazy-golf; there’s a children’s playground, free outdoor swimming pool during the summer months and also an outdoor cafe. In Antezant, the next village along from St Pardoult, there is a quiet and tranquil spot on the river with a playground and café. The nearest golf course is in Niort and nearest swimming pool in St Jean; there is also an outdoor pool in nearby Aulnay.

If you have children, there is a lovely little playground in the centre of St Pardoult, just a two minute walk from the house, situated on the village green. There are also numerous child friendly activities nearby, including the poitou donkey farm, Zoodyssee in the forest of Chize, Paleosite for budding palaeontologists in Saint Cesaire, a school museum in Vergne, miniature boats in Saint Savinien and the aquarium at la Rochelle.

For those who enjoy the odd drink, Cognac is less than an hour away. The Charente is also home to a sweet aperitif wine, Pineau des Charentes. For abbey, church and chateaux lovers, there is the Abbey Royale in St Jean d’Angely, Chateau de Dampierre, Church of St Pierre d’Aulnay and Chateau de Beaufief, all within a 15 minute drive.

For more photos, reviews and information on the cottage, please visit our website at www.holidaycottageinfrance.com.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Ros Mayhew Birkby (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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About Ros Mayhew Birkby

Hello! My name is Ros, I am married to Andy and we have three children: Poppy, Noah and Lucas. We are a 'Forces family', so move house fairly regularly. Over the past ten years we have lived in England, Brunei, Germany and Portugal and are currently based in Gloucestershire. The children are much travelled, but their favourite place to relax is always Le Vieux Cafe.

Ros Mayhew Birkby purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Ros Mayhew Birkby chose Saint-Jean-d'Angely area

We bought Le Vieux Cafe as a 'project' in 2005 and spent four years renovating the cottage. As we move house fairly regularly, we were looking for somewhere we could call 'home'. It had to be in south west France, as it is so beautiful and also because it has such lazy, long, hot summers. We also wanted somewhere easily accessible from the UK, close to the coast, in a village, but also close to a market town. The house had to be big enough to share with friends and family, but intimate enough for small family gatherings.

What makes this cottage unique

We were really lucky with our choice of village - who knew how beautiful the local countryside would be for cycling, picnicing, walking in the woods? And peeling back the decades within the house revealed beautiful beams, original stonework and gorgeous wooden floors. The cottage is close to the centre of the village, but far away from any main, or even village, roads. The kitchen has become a real hub: I love sitting down with friends for a chat over coffee and a 'pain au raisin'. And the courtyard is such a sun trap, once you're out there relaxing, you'll find it hard to summon the energy to move. But the local scenery is stunning, especially in summer with fields of swaying wheat, bright sunflowers and huge haystacks, and worth making the effort to get out and enjoy!

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Location

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
la Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
370 Kilometres
Saint Malo
Nearest Golf
43 Kilometres
F-79000 Niort Romagne
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Saint Jean d'Angely
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
J34, A10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pouzou
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Fouras
Car: necessary

Le Vieux Café is located in St Pardoult, a quiet and peaceful village in the Boutonne Valley; surrounded by fields of yellow rapeseed in spring and brilliant yellow sunflowers in summer.

The bustling market town of St Jean d’Angely is only ten minutes away, with its famous abbey, cobbled streets, lake and indoor pool. Further south you'll encounter Cognac with its luscious vineyards and wine tasting tours and onto historic Saintes and Royan, the original beach resort.

North of St Pardoult is Niort and the canals of Green Venice, the Marais Poitevin. To the west, the Charente runs through the shipbuilding town of Rochefort and attractive coastal port of la Rochelle, where the pretty islands of Ile de Re, Ile d’Oleron and Ile de Aix are easily accessible. And only five minutes from la Rochelle are the sandy beaches of Chatelaillon-plage and Fouras.

For those looking for an active holiday, St Jean also boasts an impressive indoor pool with water slide, go-kart race track and mini golf; in nearby Aulnay there is an outdoor pool, Loulay has tennis courts for hire and the nearest golf course is in Niort.

The scenery surrounding St Pardoult is simply breathtaking; sleepy villages, winding rivers and inviting market towns abound and, with the airports of la Rochelle and Angouleme both accessible in around an hour, it is the ideal base for a relaxing, short break or indulgent summer holiday.

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Rates & Availability

From £500 Weekly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Spring
2 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Summer
4 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Autumn
5 Sep 2015 - 3 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Notes All linen (duvet covers, sheets, pillow cases and travel cot sheets) is provided, but please bring your own towels.

Discounts are available for lets of longer than two weeks and mini breaks will also be considered out of season.

We also offer 10% discount for Forces bookings.

A welcome pack will be waiting for you on arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The cottage has two bathrooms. The upstairs bathroom looks onto the patio decking area and has a huge stand alone bath, separate shower, toilet and washbasin. The downstairs bathroom is located off the snug and has a shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 6 Single Bed , two bunks and twins
  • The bedrooms all look onto the patio and decking area. Each bedroom is equipped with a wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror and side lighting. Bedroom three has two bunk beds and twin beds, so can comfortably sleep six. There is also a travel cot and camp bed available on request, which will fit into any of the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis

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