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CHARMING, COMFORTABLE BARN CONVERSION FOR FOUR IN IDYLLIC SETTING

Josie Ogley

Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks English, French
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING, COMFORTABLE BARN CONVERSION FOR FOUR IN IDYLLIC SETTING

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday barn in Saintes area - Fribaud Pastorale

Spacious 2 Bedroom barn conversion, sleeps 4 tranquil yet close to resorts

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Amid the vines & orchards in a tranquil village in the coastal region of the Charente Maritime, this charming barn conversion is furnished to a high standard & suitable for up to 4 people.

FIRST FLOOR:

Double bedroom - double bed, bedding including bedlinen, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables with table lamps, mirror, hair drier.

Mezzanine bedroom - two single beds,duvets and bedlinen, bedside tables with lamps, hanging space, mirror.

Kitchen/dineir - Table, four chairs, welsh dresser, gas cooker, fridge, freezer, electric kettle and teapot. Very well equipped

and including tea towels.

Luxury shower room - multi jet shower, hand basin unit and wc. All towels provided.

GROUND FLOOR:

Lounge - dining table and 4 chairs, 3 piece suite, double sofa bed, tv, radio/cd.

Storage area - barbecue equipment, many garden toys and beach games including buckets and spades and paddling pool. Large secure storage area.

Outside area - patio with table and four chairs, barbecue, sun beds. Large garden.

The lounge is always cool and shady even on the hottest days and has wonderful views. The mature garden has many places to find a shady, peaceful spot to relax in.

Stunning views over open countryside and tranquillity make this an ideal spot for a relaxing break. Ideally situated for beaches (eg Royan 25 min), country walks, world famous seafood & wines & Cognac. Children are made very welcome. Zoo at La Palmyre, Aquarium at La Rochelle plus many activities during the summer months.

This is a recent barn conversion to a very high standard. The owners live in a traditional, Charentaise stone farmhouse on site and you can be sure of a warm welcome. To find out more please do not hesitate to contact them and they will only be too pleased to share their love of this beautiful corner of France.

Fribaud is an ideal spot if you just want to chill out and enjoy the peace and tranquility or perhaps sit and watch the sunset over the fields and sip a glass of the local wine. Or maybe a stroll round the beautiful leafy lanes. But it is also ideally situated to tour the Charente Maritime with its many and varied coastal resorts, the oyster beds, the vineyards, the historic towns and villages (Saintes is ten minutes away - it is rich in roman architecture, the Charente river gently flows through the town and it has wonderful markets selling local produce every day except Mondays but on the first Monday of the month all the roads are closed to accommodate a huge foire).

Fribaud Pastorale Guest Book: A great week - great accommodation in a great location. Very quiet and peaceful. Sat and watched the sunset over Fribaud.

Josie and Roy were always on hand for help and advice and have done a fantastic job in their barn conversion.

We really enjoyed our stay and everything was provided for an excellent holiday. Very impressed and we will be recommending Fribaud Pastorale to our friends.

Had a lovely week, the barn is very comfortable and has all you need for a relaxing holiday. After watching the sunset over the fields, the stars begin to appear. Never seen so many. Then slept like a log. Wonderful.

Everywhere is easy to get to from here - Royan, St Palais, Ile d'Oleron, Ile de Re. All have great beaches.

Thank you for having us - its been fantastic. Lovely weather, lovely food, great accommodation. Coming back soon.

Roy and Josie are spot on - Roy even came to find us when we were lost!

Fribaud Paatorale Guest Book continued: What a wonderful slice of heaven! The weather has been perfect, the accommodation beautiful and our hosts superb! We will certainly be returning!

As I write this, the sun is streaming through the barn doors and its almost 8 pm. We shall be really sad to leave but are so happy that we have found such a stunning place to stay with such welcoming hosts. All in all, a great place to stay to visit the coast and inland.

A relaxing week in a beautiful region. The accommodation is so very well equipped, Josie and Roy have thought of everything. Made good use of the BBQ in the evenings. Lots of interesting places to visit and great places to eat. Great to come back to a peaceful, quiet location after a day sightseeing. Thanks Roy and Josie.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Josie Ogley (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks English, French

About Josie Ogley

The ownesr renovated the property themselves. They have lived permanently in France for 16 years. They enjoy welcoming guests and sharing their love of the area. They make their guests very welcome but, at the same time, respect their privacy. They will always help when they can.

Josie Ogley purchased this barn in 1989

Why Josie Ogley chose Saintes area

Roy and Josie spent many happy holidays in this region before deciding to buy. They fell in love with the house and its surroundings and have enjoyed living and renovating it.

They love the tranquility and the beautiful countryside around them and watching the seasons change.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming, comfortable barn conversion for four in idyllic setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Charming, comfortable barn conversion for four in idyllic setting
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p70022
+33 -(0)546 947780
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Fantastic rural holiday gite

  • 5 out of 5
4th time we have come to this gite. It is very cosy and located in a beautiful area..close to beaches and many great towns such as Saintes, bordeaux, cognac, rochefort, La Rochelle, Limoges etc. Roy and Josie are perfect hosts, always on hand for advice and for a chat but also very discreet. Would suit a range of users.. Good for a romance break but also safe and ideal for families. We will be back no doubt at some point in the future.
Elaine and Phil, Inverkip
  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming, comfortable barn conversion for four in idyllic setting
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p70022
+33 -(0)546 947780
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Authentic character in a lovely setting

  • 5 out of 5
The property is a converted barn which the owners have fitted out to a really high standard. The setting is picturesque, the outside space ample in size and the surroundings quiet and peaceful.
Roy and Josie are welcoming hosts and have given a lot of thought to the facilities and equipment their guests will benefit from. We were there a little too late in the season to enjoy the property to its maximum - eg dwindling light and temperatures prevented dining outdoors in the evening (not to mention the poor weather!) - but I can imagine it being ideal for couples and small families in the height of summer.
All in all, great value for money and warmly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming, comfortable barn conversion for four in idyllic setting
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p70022
+33 -(0)546 947780
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Wundervolle Scheune - Nähe Corme Royal

  • 5 out of 5
Per Zufall sind wir auf diese liebevoll renovierte Scheune gestoßen.
Die Scheune stellte sich so dar wie beschrieben.

Die Ausstattung war grandios. Von Gesellschaftsspielen, über Sandspielsachen, DVD´s, Bücher, Fernsehen... war alles für sonnige, aber auch regnerische Tage vorhanden.
Selbst in der Küche fand man ausreichend Geschirr und Gewürze - falls etwas benötigt wurde halfen Josie und Roy gerne aus.

Man konnte sich in Scheune, aber auch Garten wie zu Hause fühlen.
Für kleinere Kinder ein Traum, da sie unbeschwert alles erkunden und im Garten spielen oder mit Roy auf dem Rasentraktor umher fahren konnten.

Die Scheune ist ca. 3 km von Corme Royal entfernt (Bäcker, Metzger, kleiner Supermarkt) bzw. gelangt man innerhalb von 15 min nach Saintes.
Landschaftlich eingebettet liegt die Scheune zwischen Feldern und bietet Ruhe und Entspannung die man im Urlaub sucht.
Die Feldwege laden ein zu Spaziergängen, Joggen und Radtouren (kaum Verkehr).

Zu den nächst gelegenen Stränden in der Nähe von Royan kommt man in ca. 30 min.

Josie und Roy sind ein hilfsbereites, kinderliebendes älteres Ehepaar - die direkt neben der Scheune wohnen und einem genügend Raum und Platz zum Wohlfühlen geben.

Einfach ein genialer Urlaubsort zum Abschalten.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming, comfortable barn conversion for four in idyllic setting
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p70022
+33 -(0)546 947780
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
5

Beautiful Barn

  • 5 out of 5
A wonderful holiday cottage in a fantastic setting.

Roy and Josie were great hosts, nothing was too much trouble.

We spent 2 great weeks in this lovely accomodation.
The barn has been very tastefully decorated with everything and more that you would need. All the appliances were new including washing machine, cooker, microwave and English TV to keep you up to date with home if needed.

The surrounding area is very picturesque, with all the sunflowers in bloom whist we were there, whilst a little further away Saintes, Royan and Cognac are a must to visit. St Palais sur mer was our favourite beach whilst further down the road the zoo is also well worth a visit.

All in all we had a wonderful family holiday, the children loved playing in the garden on an evening whilst we prepared the BBQ drinking a glass or two of the local wine and sitting watching the beautiful sunset.
We would highly recommend this property and will definately be returning to continue exploring the area.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming, comfortable barn conversion for four in idyllic setting
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p70022
+33 -(0)546 947780
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
Yorkshire
5

A Hidden Gem

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second visit to this lovely barn conversion. Set in a peaceful countryside location but just a short drive away from the old town of Saintes, the seaside resort of Royan and some wonderful beaches.

The accomodation was just as described: clean, comfortable and spacious with outstanding views over the adjoining countryside.Fully equipped, it provides everything for a family holiday and is ideally located.

Roy and Josie were the perfect hosts: always willing to help and offer advice on places to visit and eat.

There are so many places to visit and we enjoyed our day at La Palmyre Zoo. Our favourite place is Saint Palais Sur Mer - a charming little resort with a safe beach and bathing and some good restaurants.

We will definately be visiting again and would not hesitate to recommend this accomodation.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Charming, comfortable barn conversion for four in idyllic setting
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p70022
+33 -(0)546 947780
Saintes area Charente-Maritime
Leicestershire
5

Excellent!

  • 5 out of 5
Josie and Roy really are excellent hosts - nothing is too much trouble, but at the same time leave you alone to enjoy this truly tranquil location.
The accomodation surpassed our expectations in many ways - very tastefully decorated, comfortable and well equipped. Towels (including beach towels) and bed linen were all clean, new and plentiful - a great bonus.
We used the cottage as a base to visit the great beaches of Royan and further up the coast to the Cote Sauvage, and came home daily to enjoy the beautiful sunsets across the open fields.
The photos really do not do justice to this property - a great retreat! Would def recommend! Juliette
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Corme Royal
Nearest Ferry
240 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Saintes
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Saintes
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Saintes
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Corme Royal
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Royan
Car: necessary

Fribaud Pastorale is set in beautiful open countryside and has the benefit of calm and tranquility with wonderful views over open countryside and amazing sunsets (in the evening dining in the garden, sipping the local Pineau des Charentes watching the sun set over the fields of sunflowers is breathtaking) but it is ideally situated to visit the wealth of activities in the Charente Maritime.

Our property is ideal for couples who yearn for a quiet, romantic stay but it is also wonderful for young families. We have a large garden ideal for hide and seek. We also have a piece of land which is flat and mowed and is perfect for ball games.

We have an aquarium, world famous zoo, boating lakes, outdoor and indoor swimming pools just a short drive away.

In Corme Royal there are all the services you may require. Boulangerie, boucherie, tabac, restaurant, epicerie, doctor, dentist, pharmacy, etc.

Fribaud is a traditional French hamlet famous for its apple, peach, nectarine and cherry orchards which give spectacular blossom in the spring and a feast of fruit in late summer and autumn. It lies off the tourist routes but is only 20 minutes from the nearest beaches. The coast has some of the finest in France with family beaches and wilder, natural stretches among the forests to the west of the region. The many islands just off the coast are perfect for exploring on foot or by bicycle.The area is steeped in history with a wealth of Chateaux, Roman & medieval remains. Saintes is 15 minutes away, Royan 25 minutes & La Rochelle 60 minutes. These & the many smaller towns have wonderful food markets which offer fresh seafood, the famous Marennes oysters from the local beds which claim to supply 75% of the oysters eaten in France and many other local delicacies. Within a short drive we have many fine restaurants & we must not forget the fine wines produced on our doorstep.

Other Activities: historical sites, river trips and boat hire, distilleries, zoo, aquarium, open farms, stone carving, birdwatching,

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Availability & Rates

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

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Spring
3 May - 27 Jun
7 nights
£200
 
 
Summer
28 Jun - 29 Aug
7 nights
£400
 
 
Autumn
30 Aug - 27 Sep
7 nights
£200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Bed linen, towels including beach towels and tea towels are provided. There will be a welcome gift (bread, butter, wine etc) awaiting your arrival but we will gladly do a little shopping for you (at your expense) if you let us know in advance. Gas, electricity and water are all included.
£100 per week deposit is required to confirm reservation. Balance required 6 weeks before arrival date. 10% reduction for returning guests and guest recommendation.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , luxury power shower
  • The bathroom has a large, luxurious, multi jet power shower, WC and wash basin unit. All towels are supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is one double bedded room plus a mezanine bedroom with twin single beds. Sofa bed in lounge. All bedding is supplied. The accommodation is very comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our guests all tell us how comfortable they have found the accommodation. We have tried to think of everything to make your stay with us a memorable one. The spacious ground floor lounge with dining table and chairs for six, UK TV, DVD and cd/radio is always cool and very comfortable. The patio doors leadsout on to the terrace with barbecue and dining furniture for six. This is an ideal spot to sip wine and enjoy the views of the setting sun which are truly incredible. This is our favourite spot and our guests agree with us. The large garden has sun and shade which ever you prefer. The kitchen is very well eqipped. This is an ideal property for family holidays. We have a large garden and some woodland opposite our house which is wonderful for children to play in.
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