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SUPERB GITE AND FARMHOUSE WITH POOL, TEN MINUTES FROM THE BEACH

Katie and Mike Harrington

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SUPERB GITE AND FARMHOUSE WITH POOL, TEN MINUTES FROM THE BEACH

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Royan area - La Blanchetterie

Two self-catered properties, each sleeping 6, near to the beach

La Blanchetterie is a beautiful charentaise farmhouse and gîte set in the quiet village of Chenac, facing south with fantastic views of the Gironde estuary, just 10 minutes from the nearest beach of Meschers. Complete with pool, the property is set in an acre of garden, surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers. The adjoining village of St Seurin d'Uzet used to be the centre of caviare production in France. The region is famous for not just caviare, but oysters, wine and cognac.

The property has been restored to keep a lot of the original features, including exposed beams and stone fireplaces. Each house is well equipped, all linen and bath towels are provided.

The owners, Katie and Mike Harrington, live at the property in a converted barn behind the house and are at hand to answer any questions, and maybe take you on a tour of a working vineyard for those who are keen to do a bit of tasting, including the local Pineau.

Golf: There are a number of golf courses in the area - Royan, Palmyr, Saintes and Cognac.

Bicycles: We have a range of bicycles for our guests to use.

Meals: We will quite happily cook for you on any amount of evenings during your stay.

Don't hesitate to ask us for more details on this.

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Details for holiday farmhouse The House, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Built in around 1900, the house has been decorated to a high standard and is very spacious. Downstairs is a big open plan well-equipped kitchen and dining room with a very large living room next door with French doors out to the garden and pool. Upstairs there are two double rooms and one twin all with fabulous views. There is a large family bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Katie and Mike Harrington

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2006
Speaks French, English
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Having lived in London for many years, we had a year in Vietnam which really made us realise that we wanted to try something different.

Katie and Mike Harrington purchased this farmhouse in 2001

We looked at many houses before we found La Blanchetterie. It ticked every box including a perfect location in the quiet French countryside but only 10 minutes in the car from the beach.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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The House
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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The House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p55213
+44 7983745830
Royan area Charente-Maritime
Owner Submitted Review
5

COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

Had a wonderful time, great house, great weather, will be telling all our friends about it! Thank you for your hospitality Katie and Mike, we hope to return soon.

What a fantastic week - weather brilliant (too hot sometimes, if that is possible). Thanks Katie and Mike for sharing your home with us - it is lovely.

What a fantastic two weeks. The weather has been great. The kids have spent most of the holiday in the pool. Cognac, the zoo, La Rochelle all well worth a visit. The most enjoyable part has been the excellent bike rides to Talmont, Mortagne and Port Maubert. Finally a very big thank you to Mike and Katie who have been excellent hosts.

We have had a great time. We particularly enjoyed Katie cooking us a meal, Saintes, Le Chateua des Enigmes for the kids, Cozes market, bike ride to Mortagnes.

We had a really nice time again. The weather has been great and its been fun playing with Holly and Stevie. Katies cooking is really yummy!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
business
The House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p55213
+44 7983745830
Royan area Charente-Maritime
4

LOVELY GITE IN THE COUNTRY

  • 4 out of 5
We stayed in the slightly smaller gite attached to the farmhouse which was still very spacious and roomy for the 4 of us. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking at home and the lounge comfy for relaxing in the evening, playing games or watching dvds. The bedrooms are comfortable with one double bedroom and 2 additional interconnecting bedrooms - perfect for families with children. There is one bathroom with a shower which was clean and well kept. The garden is very pretty with a designated space for each of the house to bbq and sit outside - the children loved playing on the swing at the bottom of the garden and spent lots of time in the pool. Katie and Mike, the owners were great hosts and happy to help out with washing (there is no washing machine) and as they live at the rear of the building they are on site in case there are any unexpected issues. The village is very quiet - no local boulangerie - although you can have bread delivered on request from the one in the next village. There are also no restaurants/bars so the only downside of the surrounding area is that you have to hope in the car for eating out, shopping etc. Would definitely recommend this as a beautiful house to stay if you are looking for something away from it all that is very relaxing but easy to get to beaches and local towns.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p55213
+44 7983745830
Royan area Charente-Maritime
5

COMFORTABLE PROPERTY IN IDEAL POSITION

  • 5 out of 5
two adjoining properties and we stayed a week in each.Both were very comfortable , the swimming pool was a blessing in the hot weather and the hosts could not have been more friendly , there when needed but never intrusive.
Near several good restaurants and beaches -much enjoyed -to quote MacArthur(sort of) -we shall return!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p55213
+44 7983745830
Royan area Charente-Maritime
Bristol
5

CAN'T GET ANY BETTER

Can't get any better
  • 5 out of 5
This was our second stay at La Blanchetterie - and this was the first time after 15 years of Gite type holidays in all parts of France that we went back to the same place. The reasons were simple - great house (we have stayed in both), great pool, great beaches, lovely envirnoment/weather and fantastic hosts.

Katie and Mike really showed us genuine hospitality - Mike is very good at topping up the wine glass and Katie's cooking is a real treat.

There is plenty to do but with 2 kids (under 10) we tended to be at the beach or near the pool.

A truely relaxing holiday - can't recommend it enough - we will go back again soon.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p55213
+44 7983745830
Royan area Charente-Maritime
New York, USA
5

WILLY MORGAN

  • 5 out of 5
A great house with wonderful surroundings and exceptionally helpful and friendly hosts. Truly relaxing atmoshere with great local restaurants and facilities. I can not recommend this enough as a superb holiday choice. Thank you Katie and Mike for all your hospitality.
  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p55213
+44 7983745830
Royan area Charente-Maritime
Yorkshire
5

PROBABLY THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN FRANCE

  • 5 out of 5
We've stayed with Katie and Mike on two occasions now and thoroughly recommend La Blanchetteire. With two small boys, it's perfect. The swimming pool is right by the door, Meschers beach is a short drive away and the local restaurants love children.
And don't dismiss the local wine just because it's incredibly cheap - it's also very good indeed...
  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Bordeaux and La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Royan
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A10 junction 36
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Meschers
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Royan
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Chenac is situated in a great location with something for everyone. There are fantastic beaches, the closest, Meschers, being just 10 minutes away, St Georges de Didonne 15 minutes and Royan 20 minutes, and all with a variety of water sports. There are a selection of great golf courses at Saintes, Royan, Cognac and La Rochelle. Anyone who like walking and cycling there are endless trails to follow with plenty of birds watching and wild life to sport. And of course endless chances to sample the wines and cognac of the region. Of course should you wish to you can simply laze about by the pool and enjoy the peace.

The very pretty ports of Mortagne and Les Monards are very close by with their choice of restaurants and bars to sample the local cuisine. There are also weekly markets selling lots of fantastic local produce.

The historic towns and cities of Bordeaux, Saintes, Cognac and La Rochelle are all worth a visit and the Medoc can be accessed by ferry from Royan.

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Royan area, Charente-Maritime

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Mid-High
21 Jun 2014 - 11 Jul 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
High
12 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Mid
30 Aug 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit 250
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Royan area in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Shower attachment on bath taps
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • freshwater fishing

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