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.
Details for holiday farmhouse The House, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Katie and Mike Harrington
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
Why Katie and Mike Harrington chose Royan area
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
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!