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BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE WITH HEATED POOL & SECLUDED WALLED GARDEN. SLEEPS 2 TO 16

Joan Groves

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE WITH HEATED POOL & SECLUDED WALLED GARDEN. SLEEPS 2 TO 16

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday home in Rochefort - Marennes area - Maison Marennes

3 doubles, 2 twins, 1 twin & bunk room for 4, 1 bunk room and a small nursery

Our French home, a period property, is full of character yet fitted out with all mod cons. In the main house there is a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and large living room with L-shaped sofa, open fire, large plasma screen, Sky TV, a DVD player with films, a Mac PC, printer, fax, and wireless Lan so you can work from home if needs must. There is one en-suite bathroom, one en-suite shower room, one separate shower room and two separate loos.

In the adjoining Chai there is also a small kitchen at one end of a lovely open plan room that looks out onto the pool. The Chai also has a bathroom with loo plus a separate loo.

The house is very comfortable and well furnished but there are no white sofas, glass tables or irreplaceable items should you have an inquisitive two year old who likes to test things out! There is a delightful walled garden with a heated pool and a cobbled eating area outside the kitchen that is fenced in so wee ones can play while you are in the kitchen.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Joan Groves (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful townhouse with heated pool & secluded walled garden. Sleeps 2 to 16
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Beautiful townhouse with heated pool & secluded walled garden. Sleeps 2 to 16
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p805560
+44 -02891884216
Rochefort - Marennes area Charente-Maritime
5

Beautiful property in a lovely setting

  • 5 out of 5
The house matches its description but offers so much more! We were on our first family holiday for five years and expectations/excitement were high. We were not disappointed! We asked if a few provisions could be in the fridge as we were arriving later on a Sunday. This was no problem and we arrived to food, drink, all the beds made and the sun still shining. The house itself is just perfect - well furnished, comfortable, spacious. The facilities are excellent - I even picked up a Ping Pong bat for the first time in about 15 years. The younger ones took the bikes out and we all basked in the sunshine around - an in - the pool. Marennes is a lovely place to be - not too big and not too small. We tried a couple of the local restaurants - both excellent - but it was so nice at the house that we preferred to go to the market and cook a meal 'at home'. We can highly recommend it!
  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful townhouse with heated pool & secluded walled garden. Sleeps 2 to 16
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p805560
+44 -02891884216
Rochefort - Marennes area Charente-Maritime
5

La Vie en Rose

  • 5 out of 5
Accommodation is exactly as described so no need to dwell on that.
For us the whole joy of the villa and its position is the atmosphere and the feeling that one can just slot into the french way of life totally.
Starting with the fresh croissants in the morning to the lack of other foreign tourists in the village it is like a delightful change of culture.Add that to lazy days round the pool sipping french wine at bargain prices and lots of great drives and fun visits to La Rochelle and you have the recipe for a perfect holiday.
We can't wait to go back.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful townhouse with heated pool & secluded walled garden. Sleeps 2 to 16
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p805560
+44 -02891884216
Rochefort - Marennes area Charente-Maritime
5

Lazy Days

  • 5 out of 5
Our visit to Maison Marennes was a delight - what a wonderful property, We have stayed in many self-catering properties over the years both in Britain and in Continental Europe but none has felt so welcoming - obviously a much loved family holiday home.
The house is situated in the village of Marennes and, as a result, all the local shops and even the supermarket are only a short walk away. How we enjoyed walking to the boulangerie every morning for our croissants and baguettes - a great way to start the day!
We had a lovely bedroom with french doors opening out into the garden where the sun loungers around the lovely pool beckoned us to relax with a glass of wine and a good book. This room has its own bathroom and is quite separate from the other upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms. The living room is spacious and has a traditional French feel but has the advantage of modern technology - a large television with satellite box, DVD player, etc. There are toys and games for the children and outside the trampoline is an added bonus. The kitchen has all the equipment you could possibly wish for and the large dining tables both inside and outside give great entertaining possibilities. All the rooms are spotlessly clean and kept in good condition by the friendly English caretakers who are also very knowledgeable about the area. The accommodation would suit either older guests wanting a quiet holiday or young families.
There are many interesting places and beaches to visit within easy reach but we had such sunny weather that we soent our days lounging by the pool. We had a wonderful holiday in Maison Marennes and we hope to make a return visit in the years to come.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Beautiful townhouse with heated pool & secluded walled garden. Sleeps 2 to 16
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p805560
+44 -02891884216
Rochefort - Marennes area Charente-Maritime
5

Maison Marennes

  • 5 out of 5
We had the good fortune to stay in Maison Marennes with our three sons (8, 7 and 5) in May 2011. Having rented a variety of French holiday gites in the past, we were delighted to discover the stylish and superbly-equipped Maison Marennes, undoubtedly the best of any yet experienced.

It’s a character property with cobbles under-foot, a magnificent staircase and original “people” shutter-hooks which delighted the small people in our party. The green and pleasant garden was secure and second to none, even equipped with a herb patch under the kitchen window. And although we didn’t need it, there was also a grand fireplace for the makings of a roaring centrepiece for the chillier months.

First impressions are of a classic French farmhouse, charming and an irresistibly inviting haven away from the dusty village streets. Once inside, the furnishings are to a modern and impeccable standard, hitting the ideal note between style and comfort – although the days were warm, we were grateful for the family-sized sofa in which to all cuddle up on of an evening.

As well as the ample sofa, it was clear that the owners were ready and equipped for children elsewhere too. Whilst the kitchen drawers were stocked with gadgets for even the choosiest of chefs (popcorn maker anyone?) it was the provision for the smaller diners which won my respect. There were melamine plates, a healthy supply of straws and more plastic cups than you can shake a stick at. There was also ample play-stuff on tap with drawers of handy toys and DVDs, whilst outside the pool and trampoline got used to the max!

In terms of customer care, we felt extremely well catered for, both at booking stage and during our stay, and whilst the village itself and surrounding area feel a good place to try out your school-girl French, it was a great comfort to know that the English-speaking owners and caretakers were available to help should a hiccup arise.

The previous reviewers have mentioned some of the attractions nearby. We also enjoyed the Parc Aquatique Oleo on the Ile d’Oleron, and the Chateau des Enigmes in Pons to break the journey on our way back to Bordeaux.

I’d say this was a great place to share with friends or family groups, or to luxuriate in en famille, ideal for exploring the beautiful surrounding area or indeed for a few lazy days in a private and alluring bolthole. 10/10 from us!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Beautiful townhouse with heated pool & secluded walled garden. Sleeps 2 to 16
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p805560
+44 -02891884216
Rochefort - Marennes area Charente-Maritime
Dublin
5

An oasis in Marennes..

  • 5 out of 5
We having been coming to Maison Marennes for 3 years now with our kids (5 and 3 years old), having previously rented other holiday homes in France and in the Charente region Maison Marennes is undoubtably the best place we have ever holidayed in.

The description of Maison Marennes is not only accurate but in fact somewhat understated, it is very well equiped having everything one needs for a truly relaxing holiday, it has all practical equipment needed plus a very wide range of toys and games for the kids. The garden is an oasis and very secure for kids to run around in.

Given its proximity to La Rochelle it is easy to get to and provides a fantastic base for visting the many attractions of the Charente. It is 3 minutes walk from Marennes centre and its supermarkets, butchers, bakers (a must for early morning croissants) and the market. Marennes itself has a number of good restaurants, one of which is a 3 min walk from the house and a wide range of excellent seafood restaurants by the marina, 5-6 min drive or a decent walk after eating!

The property is spotless and very well maintained, each year additional improvements are made; the local caretakers are incredibly helpful and keep the pool and property perfectly, they couldn't make guests feel more welcome. Notably the owners and customer service in general is second to none, any business would be proud to achieve what they have achieved being both highly efficient but also with a personal touch, as evidenced by our repeat business. They have made a wonderful family home and offer more than a standard rental option to prospective holiday goers.

For those with kids, the Zoo at La Palmyre is a 35 min drive, Marennes plage is 5 min drive or 15 min cycle (yes bikes are provided too!), the acquarium in La Rochelle is a must as are many of the towns in the region like La Tremblade, Royan and Rochefort- plus Remy Martin in Cognac is a worthwhile day trip.

I cannot recommend Maison Marennes enough, it is a credit to the owners and we have had family and friends here also, all of whom felt the same as us - a stunning, happy and child friendly home in a great region in France.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Beautiful townhouse with heated pool & secluded walled garden. Sleeps 2 to 16
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p805560
+44 -02891884216
Rochefort - Marennes area Charente-Maritime
5

Enchantés par cette location

  • 5 out of 5
Très belle demeure, bien rénovée, bien meublée, tout confort, conforme à l'annonce.
Location très propre et bien entretenue.
Très bons échanges par mail avec la propriétaire à l étranger et bon contact avec peronnes sur place.
Un bémol : l'heure à laquelle nous avions du laisser la maison 10h-12h alors qu il s agissait d une location sur un we de 3jours.
Enchantés par cette location, nous y reviendrons en espérant profiter davantage des extérieurs avec une météo plus favorable
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Several
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf Club d'Oleron
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
La Grillarderie
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Marennes Plage
Car: recommended

Benefiting from the wonderful micro climate of the Cote Atlantique, Marennes is about 45 minutes from La Rochelle. Maison Marennes, a large period townhouse with walled garden and a heated pool, is two minutes from the village centre and 5 min by car/15mins by bike, from the sea. This is oyster country, the roads are flat and perfect for cycling and there are small marinas and beaches dotted along the coast with Ile D'oleron on the doorstep as well as the more renowned alternatives in Royan and La Rochelle not far away. The zoo in La Palmyre, rated as one of the best in Europe, is about a twenty minute drive away. There is also a forest climbing centre nearby. Although ideal for families with lots of fun playing in the lovely private garden with its kidney-shaped heated pool and trampoline and visiting the local beaches, zoo etc, the location has lots to offer grown-ups too with numerous excellent restaurants, great food markets, patisseries, fishmongers etc, just a stroll away.

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Notes

  • With the exception of July and August, the house, accommodating a maximum of ten, can be rented without the adjoining chai during the rest of the year at a reduced price. For Easter, May bank holiday, June and September deduct €350 from the prices quoted above. For the rest of the year the price of house and chai combined is €750 per week or €550 per week for the house for ten on its own.

    We require a deposit of 25% to secure the booking with the balance to be paid one month before arrival.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rochefort - Marennes area in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Small, low chidren's beds
    Bedroom 6 - 4 Child Bed , 2 singles, 2 bunks
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Child Bed , Bunkbeds
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Cot , Small cot room
  • Nicely furnished with good wardrobe and storage space. Excellent mattresses
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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