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CHARMING VILLA WITH LARGE SECLUDED GARDEN AND PRIVATE POOL

David and Jane Whigham

Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks English, French
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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David and Jane Whigham

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Speaks English, French
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CHARMING VILLA WITH LARGE SECLUDED GARDEN AND PRIVATE POOL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Les Essards - Gendaine

Situated near the medieval town of Aubeterre in the Charente

An old farm house, recently fully modernised, it has spacious accommodation and provides a well-equipped and comfortable base for a relaxing holiday.This part of the Charente boasts one of the best climates in France, with the highest number of sunshine hours after the Mediterranean. Surrounded by gently rolling hills and sunflower fields, Gendaine makes an ideal base for a wide variety of outdoor pursuits.Nearby villages are full of activity, with places to visit, dine and drink. Our local bistro restaurant is only a short walk. Full details and more photographs can be found on our website but there are 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large lounge and dining area and a fully fitted kitchen with all modern conveniences. Outside in the large secluded garden there is a shaded dining area, BBQ, children's play fort and a superb private swimming pool (12x 6m) with a large patio for basking in the sun in complete privacy. There is also a log burning stove and central heating for the winter.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
David and Jane Whigham (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Have had a wonderful two weeks in your lovely home. Weather fantastic if not a little too hot on a couple of days hitting 36C. Hence lots of time spent lazing around the pool! Aubeterre and its lake beaches were lovely and we had a fun hour on the canoes trying to paddle in time together. The Intermarche at Chalais had everything we needed and the markets at Chalais and Riberac were worth a visit. Many thanks again for a great holiday and all the help from Emma with any queries we had. Would definitely recommend this to our friends.
Aug 2009
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming villa with large secluded garden and private pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 29 reviews
business
Charming villa with large secluded garden and private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p412787
+44 -(0)1835 850259
Les Essards Charente
Oxfordshire
4

La Grande Detente!

  • 4 out of 5
We had a very relaxing three weeks at Gendaine this August, with the only disappointment being the weather. We had some hot sunshine nearly everyday, but it did play hide and seek with the clouds and rain. According to the French people I spoke to this summer has been unseasonably bad.
Gendaine is a pleasant house with a lovely large garden and pool, just as described on the website. It has clearly been built with the sun in mind- the pool ( very private) and terrace are orientated East/West so that it gets the sun ( when it deigns to come out!) all day. The house has lovely thick walls to keep it cool in the heat - unfortunately in the cool evenings we experienced it was a little chilly. We felt it would be somehow wrong to come to Southern France in August and ask to have the heating on, so we snuggled under duvets in the living room!
We had several great excursions - Gendaine is practically in the Dordogne with its wealth of holiday activities- Aubterre ( v pretty), Perigueux (great Gallo-Roman villa/ museum, cathedral and medieval quarter), Brantome (river, abbey founded by Charlemagne, cute shops) and the castle at Boudeilles were highlights. We ate out
many times- the most memorable meals being at the Relais du Chateau (actually over the drawbridge and in the castle for a gastronomic treat!) and the Sunday night at the Brasserie de la Place in Aubterre, sitting on their terrace in the square while a live jazz band played. Magic!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, hope to see you again sometime..
Regards
David & Jane
business
Charming villa with large secluded garden and private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p412787
+44 -(0)1835 850259
Les Essards Charente
Kaarst
5

Peaceful and charming house for relaxing vacation

  • 5 out of 5
We spent two very relaxing weeks in this beautiful house. The house is very nice renovated and it is equipped with everything we needed. The pool was a dream for the kids and also for the adults. We made some trips to the beautiful villages of Aubeterre, St. Emilion, Riberac, Arcachon etc. We did some canoeing on La Dronne and rested at a little beach on the banks of La Dronne. The house is located away from everything. When nobody was talking the sound of the bees was the only we could hear.
An absolutely lovely place to be. We can recommend this house.
A comment for people in a wheelchair. It is possible to stay in this house with a wheelchair but it is not 100% perfect. The living room and the sleeping rooms are on two different levels which means you have to go through the garden. This was very exhausting for my husband after a while.The garden is quite big and also with some little difference in altitude. So going everywhere in the garden means using the muscles a lot.
It was exercise for him but for people who are not trained that much it might be too difficult.
The bathroom of the master bedroom is big enough for a small whelchair though. This was great for us.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Worte.

Wir freuen uns, Sie wieder jederzeit begrüßen zu dürfen.

besten Wünsche

ps bitte entschuldigen Sie mein Deutsch !! 😊
business
Charming villa with large secluded garden and private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p412787
+44 -(0)1835 850259
Les Essards Charente
Bath
5

A great place to stay.

  • 5 out of 5
Our week in this house was fantastic, really relaxing and secluded, but near to amenities and activities when we wanted them. The house is better equipped than most holiday houses we have stayed in, and we all enjoyed the garden and pool. The boules pitch was especially popular! We would love to return next year.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words and we would be delighted to welcome you back at anytime.

Best wishes
David and Jane
business
Charming villa with large secluded garden and private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p412787
+44 -(0)1835 850259
Les Essards Charente
Glasgow, Scotland
4

Well equipped gite

  • 4 out of 5
Have to say this was probably one of the best equipped gites we have ever stayed in. And wi-fi too, which was a nice bonus. Property was really clean - I'm asthmatic, and didn't need to use my inhaler once - that's a good sign. Also, very good customer service. I had to get a doctor for my wife, and this was very kindly arranged for us.

The gite is really secluded and peaceful, it's probably a 5 or 10 minute drive to the nearest restaurant. That's just what we wanted.

Highlights for us - a visit to St Emilion. Also, lying in the garden at night, watching shooting stars and satellites go past. There are many pretty villages nearby to visit, and there is always a market on somewhere or other if you want to try local fresh produce.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed Gendaine and the surrounding countryside. St Emilion is also one of our favourite places. Many thanks for your review.

Regards

David & Jane
business
Charming villa with large secluded garden and private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p412787
+44 -(0)1835 850259
Les Essards Charente
Canterbury, Kent England
5

The Perfect Holiday

  • 5 out of 5
Perferct cottage, garden, pool, and location.
We have stated in many cottages of the years and this is one of the best if not the best.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review which encourages us to maintain the standard we have achieved over the years.

Best wishes
David & Jane
business
Charming villa with large secluded garden and private pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p412787
+44 -(0)1835 850259
Les Essards Charente
Suffolk, UK
5

Fantastic Break

  • 5 out of 5
We rented this property for a week in August 2013. Fantastic!
The pool was amazing and a refreshing change to not have chlorine. There was plenty to keep our family of 4 children occupied both in the property and in the area.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and hope to see you again sometime.
Regards
David & Jane

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Angouleme
Nearest Ferry
310 Miles
Saint - Malo
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Chalais
Nearest Motorway
32 Miles
A10 at Angouleme
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Car: necessary

The old Roman town of Aubeterre sur Dronne, recently voted one of the prettiest villages in France, is only a short drive away. A favourite place to shop, eat, drink and relax under the lime trees in the square. Slightly further are the market towns of Chalais and Riberac (with one of the biggest markets in France!).There are a variety of local festivals, fetes and firework displays that take place throughout the Summer. About a 45 minute drive, are the capital towns of Angouleme and Perigeux which offer a wider and more sophisticated range of shops in a typically French setting. Also within easy reach are towns such as St. Emilion, Bergerac, Cognac and Bordeaux, all famous for their wines and spirits and equally beautiful places to visit. Beyond Bordeaux are the unspoilt beaches of the Atlantic coast with several superb resorts within a reasonable drive. Families with children will enjoy day trips to the popular attractions of the Aqualand Water Park, La Palmyre Zoo and Futuroscope.

Other Activities: Canoeing and quad biking,

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Les Essards, Charente

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Early Season
28 Mar 2015 - 30 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Low Season
31 May 2015 - 27 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Mid Season
28 Jun 2015 - 25 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
High Seaon
26 Jul 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
14 night minimum stay
£1,990
for 14 nights
£995
 
 
Late Season
30 Aug 2015 - 24 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Notes All bed linen and towels are included in price.
25% deposit required on booking with balance paid 8 weeks prior to commencement of holiday.
A security deposit of £200 will be required with balance of rental.
See www.villalocationfrance.com for further details and booking form.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Les Essards in Charente

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot only if required
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has an ensuite bathroom and French windows leading to the garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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