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CHATEAU DE LA PLACE, SLPS 22, HEATED POOL, HOT TUB, GREAT FOR GROUPS, NR COAST

Cathy Thomas

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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHATEAU DE LA PLACE, SLPS 22, HEATED POOL, HOT TUB, GREAT FOR GROUPS, NR COAST

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 10 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Royan area - Chateau de la Place

10 bedrooms, pretty walled garden, 25 mins sandy beaches, tennis courts nearby

This beautiful 19th century château is situated in the pretty village of Saint-Fort just 25 minutes from blue-flag sandy beaches. The village is surrounded by vineyards and the views from the roof terrace are amazing, especially at night when the Romanesque village church is illuminated. The village has a bar, bakers and general store, plus a twice-weekly market in the village square. The south-facing walled garden has: heated pool, hot tub, boules pitch, table tennis table, BBQ, outdoor table/chairs, plenty of place to sit in the sun or shade. Inside there is: kitchen, dining room, 2 living rooms (satellite TV, DVD player (selection of DVDs), CD/ipod player, bar billiard table), a library and a play station room with lots of games for children. In the cellar: table tennis, table football plus laundry room. First floor: 3 king-sized bedrooms, 2 twins plus 3 bathrooms. Second floor: one quadruple room with TV/video, 2 king-sized, 2 twins, 2 bathrooms. Tennis courts 2 mins.

The chateau is great for groups of friends or family wishing to holiday together. Last year our guests celebrated a 40th birthday, a 50th wedding anniversary and 25 year school reunion and there were two beautiful weddings in the autumn. This year we have a group of friends travelling out there with a French teacher for a week of sun, relaxing and language learning. From this year, sculpture weeks will be run at different times of the year. It is a great house to relax in, with plenty of space: our favourite room is the library (stocked with 1000s of books) and our favourite place is the roof terrace for a glass of wine as the sun sets over the vineyards - you could be no where else but rural France. (Our kids, of course, prefer the heated pool and hot tub - it's difficult to get them out!) You can go wine and cognac tasting in the next village, cycle down to the port at Mortagne (5 miles) for a beer/pizza by the boats, visit the Roman amphitheatre at Saintes, the charming medieval town of St Emilion and take a train round the vineyards, go into the centre of buzzing and cosmopolitan Bordeaux (which looks amazing after all the renovation work of the last ten years), visit La Rochelle and shop while the children are enthralled at the Aquarium and spend a few hours on the beaches at St Palais (our favourite), Royan, Saint Georges or Meschers (the beach cafe/restaurant at Plage de Suzac is excellent value) and before you know it the week is over and it's time to come home. No wonder that all, bar one, of our bookings for 2012 (as of January 2012) are rebooks - guests who are returning for a second /third time.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathy Thomas (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our 10th holiday as this group and Chateau de la Place is far and away our favourite property. Sadly as our eldest daughter will be in year 10 next year we are not able to return for a third time in May 2015. Wherever we go next will have a hard act to follow.



We found everything to be terrific again. Lovely new cooker. Enjoyed two lovely meals in L'Amical, quite unfazed by 12 children including 1 with quite serious food allergies.
May 2014
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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Chateau de la Place, slps 22, heated pool, hot tub, great for groups, nr coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Chateau de la Place, slps 22, heated pool, hot tub, great for groups, nr coast
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p419747
-+44 1707896555
Royan area Charente-Maritime
Edinburgh
5

A wonderful evocative chateau in true French style

  • 5 out of 5
The description and pictures provide a good accurate representation of the property. We are a large multi-family group of 17 who have holidayed together at a number of locations and this has been one of the better ones. The kitchen is large enough and with cookware capable of serving a large group size. The large indoor and outdoor tables were spacious and enabled us to all eat together easily.
The four public sitting rooms and dining room meant there was usually plenty of space to find somewhere quiet to sit and read ,even with such a large group. The pool and garden area are spacious, private and quiet. The on-site manager introduced himself on the first day and made it clear we could call him with any questions or problems should we had any..... We didn't have any.
The property was clean and cool, even when temperatures reached 35dC, helped by tiled and wooden floors throughout .
The location within the small quiet village is ideal and allows a short walk to boulangerie, co-op and café/bar, for most day-to-day requirements. The area is also ideal for cycling and walking along quiet roads or along tracks across vinyards and fields. The nearby beaches are good with Mescher being our favourite. It is set in a cove with chalk cliffs behind a tree lined and white sandy beach, although the water is a bit muddy as it is at the mouth of the Gironde estuary. Came back with lots of inexpensive local wine purchased at local wineries where it is possible to taste and chat directly to the growers.

Would certainly recommend for large mixed or family groups who want to holiday together.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Chateau de la Place, slps 22, heated pool, hot tub, great for groups, nr coast
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p419747
-+44 1707896555
Royan area Charente-Maritime
5

Fantastic Stay!!!

  • 5 out of 5
We've just had the most fantastic new year stay at this 'chateau'. It was brilliant for our party with a mixture of adults and kids (aged 7 - 15) - the kids spent the whole time fully entertained with the table-tennis, bar billiards and hot tub - when we were there, we hardly saw them except for mealtimes- it was fab!

The property itself has so much charm and character; clean, well-equipped and plenty of space, and set in the middle of the village it was great to be able to wander out the front door and pick up the croissants for breakfast from the boulangerie, pop across the road to the cafe for a coffee or send the kids around the back to play football. Thre's plenty to do within a short drive too: we spent New Years Eve go-karting locally and New Year's Day playing beach cricket. Everyone in the party thought it had been an excellent choice for a New Year House Party and have said they'd love to come back again to enjoy it in the summer months.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Saint Fort
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Cognac
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Pons
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Pons
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Saint Fort
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Meschers
Car: recommended

The charming village of Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde is surrounded by vineyards and windy lanes - great for walking, cycling and birdwatching. Nearby are the historic towns of Saintes, Pons and Cognac. Slightly further afield (1 - 1.5 hours) are La Rochelle, St Emilion, Bordeaux and the Ile de Re. There is a huge choice of sandy beaches, from the small safe sandy coves (all with excellent beach cafes) at Meschers, northwards to the long stretches of fine sand at Saint Georges and Royan, and then further on to St Palais and the beaches of the Cote Sauvage (good for surfing). Lots for children - fantastic zoo at La Palmyre, go-karting, sailing locally at Port Maubert, boat trips and other water sports. Great local markets (we particularly like the ones at Cozes, Royan and Jonzac) and over 15 Michelin recommended restaurants within 20 miles. The village has a large sports field (football and cricket) and there are 2 tennis courts, a good bakers, friendly bar/cafe, chemist and supermarket.

Other Activities: Go-karting, bird watching, sailing, boating, cycling, fishing

Golf: Royan, lovely links course

Medoc Les Chateaux - best in Spring or Autumn

Golf du Cognac - smart

Saintes. Recommended with beautiful views and quite challenging,

Lacanau Ocean, Golf de L'Ardilouse over the estuary. Wonderful course. Excellent if challenging for

higher handicappers

Golf de Pessac near Merignac

All the clubs have their own web pages.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Royan area, Charente-Maritime

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 6
31 Aug 2014 - 1 Nov 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Rate 1
7 Mar 2015 - 22 May 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Rate 2
23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
for 7 nights
£3,250
 
 
Rate 3
30 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
Rate 4
20 Jun 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
Rate 5
18 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,950
for 7 nights
£4,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Notes 40% booking deposit with balance due 8 weeks before holiday

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Royan area in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
    Bathroom 6 - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1: Pink Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Grey Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Blue Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Cream Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5: Green Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6: Yellow Room - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7: Lilac Room - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8: Orange Room - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 9: Beige Room - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 10: Red Room - 4 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 26 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Lots of games for children. Playstation room. Board games. Huge library. Two table tennis tables. Boules pitch in garden. Basketball net. Table football. Bar Billiards. Video and DVD players with videos and DVDs. Hot tub in garden. Fabulous roof terrace with views over surrounding countryside.

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