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3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, SECLUDED DETACHED VILLA, CHARENTE, FRANCE

Chris & Beverley

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Speaks English, French
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, SECLUDED DETACHED VILLA, CHARENTE, FRANCE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Saintes area - L'ABRI

CHARENTAISE VILLA, PRIVATE GARDEN, MODERN FACILITIES, GAMES ROOM, UK TV, WiFi

A 200 year-old DETACHED charentaise villa, lots of character, stone walls, beams and original stone fireplace. Modern kitchen & bathrooms. The large, mature, secluded, south-facing garden, is not overlooked and has sun-loungers, table and 2 BBQ's. Lots of space to play. The 10m x 4m private pool has roman steps for easy access. The pool area has a summer kitchen/utility room (with fridge), shower & WC. The games room has a pool/snooker table, table football & darts. The swimming pool, table tennis, books, boardgames, WiFi, UK + French TV, DVD, video games etc. will keep everyone occupied. The open plan kitchen/diner has a large teak table & terracotta tiles. The lounge has a large TV with UK channels. The lounge and all the bedrooms have fly screens. Relax with books & games on the mezzanine. Central heating and a large fireplace for LONG-LETS between November and March. A spacious house and large garden offer plenty of things to do, you don't need to go out everyday, and there is no feeling of living on top of one another...for more info please click on 'more details' below:

THINGS TO DO IN THE VILLA

- Sunbathe and read while the kids splash around in the pool.

- Play snooker/pool, table football and darts in the games room.

- Play table tennis or a selection of family games including scrabble, Jengha, connect-4, playing cards, Uno.

- Relax with one one of the many books.

- Cycle/walk & explore the local area.

- Surf and send e-mail using the free WiFi.

- BBQ with gas or charcoal, are a good way to eat in, or dine Al Fresco by the pool.

- Large flat screen TV with UK channels, DVD player with a selection of movies. PS2 (with games).

This is a great base for a family holiday, rural, yet only 10-15 minutes away from Saintes, a major town.

THE AREA:

- Eat at some of the many good restaurants within 15 minutes drive

- A boulangerie less than 5 minutes drive

- A Vival convenience store is close-by.

- Royan has a huge, sandy beach and loads of nice restaurants.

- Cycle to the River Charente in about 10 minutes

- Practice your swing at the local driving range.

- Play tennis using two, free, good quality hard tennis courts (5 minutes away).

- Golf courses are within easy reach.

- Go-karting, bowling and crazy golf are all good family fun.

- If you search this web address, you will discover what is available in Charente Maritime:

http://www.france-atlantic.com/charente-maritime-pratique/plan-du-site/accueil-plan-du-site

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

***ROAD & FERRIES***:

It is an easy drive from any of the French channel ports, its motorway all the way until the last 20 minutes. The approximate time and distances from each of the channel ports are:

- St. Malo........4h20m / 250 miles

- Caen............4h40m / 310 miles

- Le Havre.......5h20m / 360 miles

- Dieppe..........5h50m / 370 miles

- Cherbourg....5h50m / 350 miles

- Boulogne......6h50m / 450 miles

- Calais...........7h00m / 470 miles

- Dunkirk..........7h10m / 470 miles

- Zeebrugge....7h30m / 480 miles

A 20% DISCOUNT can be obtained on some ferry crossings from Portsmouth, Poole or Plymouth.

***AIRPORTS & AIRLINES***:

The area is well served by a international airports, and most have services operated by budget airlines, all have car hire facilities. The approximate time and distances from each are:

- La Rochelle..60 min / 60 miles

- Angouleme...70 min / 60 miles

- Bordeaux.......90 min / 80 miles

- Poitiers...........90 min / 90 miles

- Limoges......140 min / 110 miles

- Bergerac......150 min / 140 miles

Airport transfers can be arranged if required.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chris & Beverley (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just right' sums it up - a really lovely gite in a super location. The house genuinely felt like a home, with all the creature comforts and more. The pool was a treat, being a real part of the house rather than a distant feature, as is so often the case. The coast and country activities were both within an easy drive, with lots to see.
Jun 2012
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Separate WC's1
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, SECLUDED DETACHED VILLA, CHARENTE, FRANCE
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 17 reviews
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3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, SECLUDED DETACHED VILLA, CHARENTE, FRANCE
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490518
-+44 1233822328
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Fabulous Holiday Home!

  • 5 out of 5
We have just spent an amazing 2 weeks at this accommodation and would not hesitate to recommend - you will not be disappointed. The house is gorgeous (the photos don't do it justice!) and comfortable with loads of room and extremely well equipped. A lovely 'welcome pack' greeted us on arrival which was much appreciated. Swimming pool is first class and warm and much time was spent in it. This along with table tennis, pool, table football etc kept our sons of 19 & 24 very happy. Surrounding area is beautiful with lots of places to visit within easy reach - including Saintes, Royan, Ile d'Oleron & Ile de Re, La Rochelle etc...
Very hard to leave on final day as we felt so 'at home' - looking forward very much to a return visit.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, SECLUDED DETACHED VILLA, CHARENTE, FRANCE
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490518
-+44 1233822328
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

All you could want in a holiday home

  • 5 out of 5
This is truly all you could want in a holiday home. It is great in the sunshine, great if it rains and there is always plenty to do. The house and facilities are excellent, the pool is lovely and warm, the location is quiet, but within easy reach of towns, places of interest, restaurants, shops and the sea.
All-in-all, we thoroughly recommend a stay in L'Abri. It was our second visit (first in 2012) and this time our ages ranged from 4 - 69, we all had a great time. We intend to return.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, SECLUDED DETACHED VILLA, CHARENTE, FRANCE
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490518
-+44 1233822328
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Lovely Villa in Lovely Location

  • 5 out of 5
Had a wonderful time at L'Abri, the villa is furnished to a very high standard and has everything you could need for a relaxing holiday in the Charante. We spent many hours lazing by the lovely pool which was clean and well maintained. The location of the villa is ideal for those wanting to discover the Charante areaand all it has to offer. We have stayed in many villas in France over the years, but hand on heart, this has to be the loveliest villa we have ever stayed in.and we recommend it highly. It was a memorable holiday and we will be returning.
  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, SECLUDED DETACHED VILLA, CHARENTE, FRANCE
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490518
-+44 1233822328
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

"It does what it says on the tin "

"It does what it says on the tin "
  • 5 out of 5
An excellent rental. For once we have found that the owners have thought about their customers. There is everything you could want at this accommodation. The local shops are within a 5 minute drive. The hamlet is very quiet with maybe a couple of cars passing per day. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to others..
  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, SECLUDED DETACHED VILLA, CHARENTE, FRANCE
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490518
-+44 1233822328
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Excellent

  • 5 out of 5
Excellent holiday gite.
Everything as described in advert but needs to be experienced to fully appreciate the comfort and excellent facilities.
Situated in a very peaceful hamlet about 20 minutes from Saintes.
Pool was great on hot days but table tennis and pool table used every day and great for not so sunny days.
All rooms clean and with nice, modern furnishings.
Great situation close to interesting towns, beaches close enough for day trips (Ile d'Oleran best) and river 10 minutes away.
We brought kayaks-good launch spots at Taillebourg and Saint-Vaize. Also, good slipway next to bridge in Bourg-Charente (very pretty village near Cognac). Many great trips on La Charente.
This is our second visit to L'Abri. I am sure we will be back.
  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, SECLUDED DETACHED VILLA, CHARENTE, FRANCE
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490518
-+44 1233822328
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Spacious & Comfortable Holiday Villa.

Spacious & Comfortable Holiday Villa.
  • 5 out of 5
A lovely holiday Villa.
Very nicely equipped, comfortable and spacious.
(Even nicer - in some respects - than our own Home)
The ability to lose oneself, and read a book, on one of the many levels inside the house, was a treat.
On wet days there was plenty to do - staying "at home".
The games rooms and covered Table Tennis area was a real bonus.
The TV, WiFi, plumbing and electrics were all good too (which is not our usual experience in French holiday homes)
Note: I would definetly advise to arrive in daylight, as the directions are very confusing to follow in the dark. (The multiple - single track - and unlit access roads all look the same in the Dark, and its too easy to get confused)
However - in reality, it is not far (5 minutes) from a small town.
The house location is actually pretty good.
Royan (Beaches) is 50 minutes - West.
Cognac (Brandy & Shopping) is 45 minutes - East.
Saintes (Shopping & History) is 20 minutes - South.
Poitiers (Futuroscope - Quirky but good Theme Park) is 90 minutes - North.
If the weather is poor (as it was for us) the house is nice and warm & well insulated from the wind.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Taillebourg
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
St. Malo
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Saintes
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Saintes
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A10 - Exit 35
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Taillebourg
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Royan
Car: necessary

This spacious villa is a great place for a fun filled family holiday, enjoy the many things to do in the house (no need to go out every day), and in the area. It is set in rural surroundings, but benefits from being 10 minutes from a large town (Saintes). There area is surrounded by fields, woodlands and vineyards. A convenience store, providing essentials such as fresh bread and milk, is 5 minutes drive. A mobile boulangerie van passes by the house each day, and there is a boulangerie 5 minutes away in Taillebourg. Explore the immediate area on foot or by bike.

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Saintes is 10 mins away, a Roman town with many restaurants, shops and banks, it is located on the river Charente. Fantastic beaches at Royan can be reached in 40 mins, the attractive ports of La Rochelle and Bordeaux are an hour. Markets at Saintes and other local towns offer a wide range of fresh meat, fish, fruit & veg.

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The region is famous for fresh seafood and the local oysters are the best in France. There are many vineyards offering tours and tasting, as well as brandy tours in Cognac.

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Other Activities: Beaches, Motorised Hang Gliding, Tennis Courts, Roman History, Paleosites, Museums , Seafood

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Golf: The area is well served with 18-hole golf courses, with one just 10 minutes away and four more within 60 minutes. There is also a driving range about 5 minutes drive.

LOUIS-ROUYER GUILLET (Saintes) - 4,800m, par 62, http://www.ville-saintes.fr/EXT/golf/golf_site.html. has 21 bay driving range, practice greens, lessons, and a good restaurant - 10 mins.

GOLF DU COGNAC - 6100m, par 72,- http://golfducognac.fr has an restaurant - 40 mins.

GOLF DE ROYAN - 5600m, par 71. http://www.golfderoyan.com is 50 mins. and close to some great beaches.

GOLF DE NIORT http://www.golfclubniort.fr is 50 mins.

ANGOULEE GOLFL'HIRONDELLE - 6300, par 70, http://www.golf-angouleme.com is 60 mins.

ST. PORCHAIRE has a 6 hole course, www.golfchateaudelavallade.com. - only 20 mins.

lLE D'OLERON has a 9 hole course, see the island and beaches, and taste the oysters, about 60 mins.

The house is large, and a group of golfers would have more than enough room. The snooker, pool, table tennis, darts, table football etc. would keep you busy when not on the course.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Saintes area, Charente-Maritime

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Christmas
20 Sep 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Spring
29 Mar 2015 - 27 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Summer
28 Jun 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Autumn
30 Aug 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Notes RATES INCLUDE: - FREE standard TELEPHONE CALLS worldwide. FREE broadband internet with WiFi. UK TV channels. Pool heating from May to September. Bed linen & towels provided. High chair, travel cot & stairgate available. Local assistance to solve any issues. DISCOUNTED FERRIES from Poole, Portsmouth & Plymouth to St. Malo, Caen, Cherbourg & Roscoff.
A 30% deposit is made at the time of booking. The balance, plus the security deposit is payable 2 months before the holiday begins. The security deposit is repaid within 7 days of the end of the holiday.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saintes area in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • WC - Toilet , All new WC.
    SHOWER ROOM - Shower Enclosure , Modern, large fully-tiled shower enclosure and hand basin.
    MASTER BEDROOM EN-SUITE - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Modern, rolltop bath, large fully-tiled shower enclosure, WC
    POOL SHOWER & WC - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Modern, fully-tiled shower enclosure, WC. Next to pool.
  • All bathrooms are modern, spacious and recently renovated to a high standard with good quality fixtures & fittings. The master bedroom's en-suite bathroom has a roll-top bath, large shower enclosure, WC and handbasin. It is spacious, bright with a large window overlooking the garden and swimming pool. A modern shower room serves the other two bedrooms, it has a large, fully-tiled shower enclosure and handbasin, and plenty of room to dry and change. The separate WC is adjacent to the shower room. The swimming pool terrace area has its own modern bathroom with a large shower enclosure, WC and hand basin - this room is well placed for changing and showering before and after a dip in the pool. There is also a fully equipped poolside summer kitchen, so everything you need to enjoy your time by the pool is right at hand.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • BEDROOM - 1 (MASTER) - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom, wardrobe, drawers, fly screen.
    BEDROOM 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious with wardrobe, drawers and fly screen..
    BEDROOM 3 - 2 Single Bed , Spacious with wardrobe, drawers and fly screen.
  • Three large, bright, tastefully decorated bedrooms, each equipped with wardrobes, drawers and bedside cabinets. The master bedroom overlooks the garden and swimming pool, and has a luxurious en-suite bathroom including a roll-top bath, large shower and WC. The second bedroom has a large double bed, and the third has two single beds; these two bedrooms share a large, modern shower room and separate WC. A travel cot, together with ,high chair and stair gates, is available for families with babies or toddlers. All bed linen and towels are provided so no need for you to pack them, cleaning after your stay is included in the tariff.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This is a spacious, yet cosy house with large garden and lots to do. The games room has a pool/snooker table, darts and table football, and there is also a table tennis table in a sheltered and covered area. The open plan kitchen/dining room has been completely renovated with fully-fitted units and all new appliances. All bathrooms and the kitchen are modern. The kitchen/diner has a large teak rustic farmhouse table, traditional fireplace, other original features, wooden beams and exposed stone. The large garden is mature with trees and bushes providing privacy, and room to play . The swimming pool has a terrace with sunbeds, chairs and table. The fully equipped summer kitchen/utility room is next to the pool terrace, making it a great area for alfresco dining. There is also a poolside shower/WC. Pool towels are supplied as is the pool furniture including a large garden table and chairs, parasol, sun-loungers, and a couple of small tables and chairs for a quiet relaxing drink
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