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Nigel or Suzanne

Speaks French, English, Please contact in french via email
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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FARMHOUSE FARMHOUSE: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday farmhouse in La Rochelle - Surgeres area - Montlieu gites

The self-catering gites are ideal for couples and families

We are situated in the Charente Maritime on the west coast of France. Nearby are the historic towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort. This area is rich in History with many forts, Romanesque churches, castles and Chateaux. Sandy beaches just 20 mins.

The 17th century Farmhouse, Pigeonnier & Pressoir have recently been renovated to a very high standard. We are surrounded by rolling countryside with fields of sunflowers & wheat, close to a pretty Charentaise village with local shop, bar, post office and a local restaurant specializing in local cuisine. Nearby there’s fishing, cycling, pony riding and lovely country walks.

WIFI is available.

Outside there's a seating area, bbq, large garden, children's play area and free use of cycles & POOL

What's on?: In the local village of Landrais you will find a locally famous Restaurant 'Le Bateau Lavior' which serves local Charentaise Dishes, they open Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday Lunchtimes. There's also the bar/restaurant/shop 'Chez Seb', which serves Pizza in Landrais, village post office, Artist studio and a Garage (it's not possible to buy Petrol).

Antique Markets (brocantes) & Car boots (vide greniers) usually most weekends from April to October.

For more upto date local information please visit our website; www.larochellegite.com

Pony riding: Pony Riding at Toucherit (10min walk away)

Art lessons: In the village of Landrais there is an artist studio, it's possible to arrange an hours lesson in painting 20 euro's per hour (it would be ideal if you have a good level of French language).

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Details for holiday farmhouse Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

WIFI available in the Farmhouse, Pressoir & Pgeonnier The Farmhouse has been modernised to a high standard in keeping with old French charm and a contemporary feel with modern facilities. Downstairs has a large lounge with a fireplace and a wood burner & English TV. There’s a separate dining area in a well equipped kitchen. Stairs leading to a spacious landing with a double sofa bed, two bedrooms one double and one twin. Large bathroom with a roll top bath and a separate shower. Outside there are separate table and chairs for each of the gites, BBQ's and a large garden with children's play area, swings, Wendy house, football goal, plus free hire of cycles. We have approximately 4850 square metres of Garden and plenty of, off road parking spaces. BABY EQUIPMENT, cot, high chairs & baby bath, toys etc. A large outdoor Salt water swimming pool 11x5 surrounded by stone walls, with a choice of sun loungers and a large sun shade with a table & chairs, outdoor solar heated shower
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Suzanne and Nigel,

Thankyou for being wonderful hosts + a 2nd fantastic visit. We still found the Farmhouse enchanting + lots of trips out for the children.

St Martin de Ré was a great experience for the children with donkeys in pants, the cafés + shops are great for the adults.

The LPO (RSPB equivalent) reserves were great to visit + staff helpful & educational.

Steve, Angela, Frey, Lucas
Aug 2012
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Nigel or Suzanne

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Speaks French, English, Please contact in french via email
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

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Farmhouse
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
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Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p94421?uni_id=87189
+33 0546076584
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
Suffolk
5

THE FARMHOUSE, LANDRAIS, LA ROCHELLE

  • 5 out of 5
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at the farmhouse. The accommodation is extremely spacious, decorated and maintained to a very high standard and in an environment, which ouses tranquility. The owners, nigel and suzanne and their children were extremely helpful and welcoming, which made our stay perfect. There was everything you could possibly need and the accommodation is located where you are away from it all but close enough to a wide variety of attractions if you manage to drag yourself away from the fantastic new pool and that good book you've been meaning to read. We did manage to explore the area and visted beautiful La Rochelle, the beaches at fourais, picturesque Saintes and nearby Surgeres, which is worthy of a look. We had a great time and would recommend this property to anyone with a love and appreciation for the good life.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p94421?uni_id=87189
+33 0546076584
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
Milton Keynes, UK
5

IDYLLIC HOLIDAY LOCATION. FIVE STARS.

  • 5 out of 5
Spent a lovely week in The Farmhouse during September 2010. Good facilities and lovely pool. A relaxed, rural location, well situated to explore the west coast of France. Very child friendly. Immaculate. Owner's Nigel and Suzanne proved to be very cordial hosts. We are considering a return visit.
Jon Clark, November 2010
  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p94421?uni_id=87189
+33 0546076584
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
UK
5

WONDERFUL HOLIDAY IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed in the farmhouse the last week in September and enjoyed a fantastic holiday. The weather was kind to us late in the season and we loved the rural setting of this gite.
Quiet, peaceful and secluded but with loads to do in the surrounding area- everything we wanted from our holiday.
Managed to visit Zoo, beaches, La rochelle, Surgere and Ile de Re but so much more to do if had the time
The farmhouse is spacious and clean, beautifully decorated and met all our needs and that of our 1 year old.
Nigel and Suzanne were incredibly welcoming and helpful and we will definitely be going back.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p94421?uni_id=87189
+33 0546076584
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
gloucestershire
4

A LITTLE DISSAPPOINTED FOR THE MONEY.

  • 4 out of 5
We have stayed in a few gites in France now and was a little dissappointed with this one,as this was for us an expensive stay .We, as a family, found the location too far from anywhere.The location of the farmhouse is very pretty, set in open countryside with lovely views, but it took us atleast 30-40mintues+ to get to the coast.(could have been my navigating).
Also, the other gites have all provided us with a basic start up for our arrival, i,e coffee bread jam milk,items like black bags, dishwasher tablets.None of this was at the farmhouse so take EVERYTHING, including toilet roll.As we like to cook, we found the kitchen a little basic with storage and utensils.The Farmhouse was clean and the hosts were happy to provide local info which we needed.The pool is not heated but this proved no feat for our two children who loved it.
Our six year old daughter enjoyed all the outdoor toys provided, trampoline, house, swings etc.
I would recommend this property if you are prepared to drive.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I would just like to add, our nearest beach is Chatelaillon (11 miles) a genuine 20 minutes drive from us. If you read the reviews from our other guests, they all found us to be ideally & centrally located for the coast and tourist attractions. We unfortunatly do not provide coffee, bread, jam & milk on your arrival as it is self catering, but if requested beforehand we can put some basics in the fridge for when you arrive. However you will find a welcome bottle of wine, toilet rolls, black & yellow bin liners, washing up liquid & sponges etc all to get you started in the gite.
Our main priority is to make our guests stay here as relaxing & comfortable as possible and we do take notice of our clients opinions.
Next year for 2010 we are hoping to heat the pool with solar panels.
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Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p94421?uni_id=87189
+33 0546076584
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
Worcestershire
5

THE FARMHOUSE - BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED

  • 5 out of 5
My wife, myself and our daughter Olivia (20 months) enjoyed a wonderful week in The Farmhouse, situated 20 minutes from the Atlantic coast and 5-10 minutes from a variety of differing sized villages. The location was perfect, surrounded by wheat fields, peaceful but without any feeling of isolation.

Nigel & Suzanne were fantastic hosts offering advice on local beaches, destinations and attractions. There was another, smaller gite (The Pigeonniere), which was equally well presented, and a third one just approaching completion - again this appeared to be being finished to the same very high standard.

The Farmhouse provides a huge amount of living space, and is decorated in a beautifully chic country style. It was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything required for a thoroughly relaxing holiday. The living room really isn't done justice by the web photos, it's a fabulous space providing lots of comfort and character. Equally the light bedrooms and bathroom are presented in a stylish and timeless fashion. Our daughter (less concerned by the interior design!) was freely provided a cot, stairgate, highchair, and toys on arrival – all this before she ventured outside the next morning to discover the swings, trampoline and a wendyhouse that was filled with all her heart could desire!

The walled swimming pool had just been constructed before we arrived and this, together with the seating area and BBQ to the side of the house, provided more excuses often not to venture too far from home. We did get around though, and found Chatelaillon-Plage (20 mins), Foras (25mins), La Rochelle (30 mins) Ile de Ré (30/40 mins) all great days out and within very easy driving distance. Equally accessible was the fantastic zoo at La Palmyre / Royan.

We would be delighted to return to stay here again, the situation of the gites would be perfect for extended families to stay occupying a couple of the properties together – maybe something for the future...
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p94421?uni_id=87189
+33 0546076584
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
CARDIFF
4

PIGEONIERRE

  • 4 out of 5
We stayed in the pigeonierre for a week and had a wonderful holiday.
We arrived early and had the chance to meet the owners nigel and suzie who showed us around all three gites. They were all clean, well maintained and the standard of finish and decoration was first class. There was a large trampoline and swings for the children and a lawned area to play football (nets supplied).
The properties are in a rural location surrounded by fields of sun flowers. We used the bicycles to ride around the quiet nearby village and surgeres (restaurants, shops etc) is only 12 mins by car. La rochelle is within easy reach and so is ile de re.
We will definitely return to the gites when we next visit the area.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
La Rochelle/ Ile de Ré Airport
Nearest Ferry
235 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Surgeres, TGV from Paris
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Chatelaillon beach
Car: necessary

Sandy beaches are just a 20mins drive away at Chàtelaillon-Plage or Fouras (35 Mins) both are quaint small seaside resorts with beautiful sandy beaches, dotted with bars, restaurants and Casino's.

. La Rochelle is a lively vibrant city with lots of atmosphere, along the fortified port there’s numerous cafés and bars, boating marina, boat trips to the local islands and fort Boyard, Aquarium, museums, bowling, animal park, casino, fantastic shops and boutiques, lots of fantastic seafood restaurants and beaches.

Easy access to the local islands of Ile de Re with the beautiful fishing ports of St. Martin and La Flotte, Ile d'Oleron, Ile d'Aix and Ile Madam.

Venise Vert is about a 30mins drive north from here, a totally different experience with an intricate canal system to explore, you can hire kayaks or even electric boats for the whole family.

Great days out can be had at Puy de fou, Futurescope, Cognac, Zoo, Wild bird reserves, Corderie Royale, etc. You'll find something to suit everyone.

Other Activities: Karting, Golf 20 mins drive away,

Golf: Saintes has an 18 hole golf course 45mins drive.

Saint Laurent de Preé near Fouras has a 9 hole golf course 35mins drive.

La Jarne close to La Rochelle has a 9 hole golf course 20mins drive.

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in La Rochelle - Surgeres area, Charente-Maritime

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Peak
12 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
High
30 Aug 2014 - 12 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
£354
for 3 nights
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£118
£750
 
 
Medium
13 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£258
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£86
£550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
We require 25% deposit at the time of booking and the balance is to be paid 8 weeks before the arrival date.
Prices above are based on 4 persons extra guests add £25 per week per person max 6 persons. PRICES INCLUDES ALL BILLS AND BEDLINEN, TOWELS & TEATOWELS
Notes We request that guests leave by 10.00 am and new arrivals are welcome from 4.00pm.
Bed linen is provided per bed, and if you want extra there will be a small charge.
We have a large choice of DVD's for you to watch.
We are happy to have a mid-week changeover day for the Pigeonnier & Le Pressoir.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Farmhousein La Rochelle - Surgeres area in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers & overlooking far reaching views over open countryside, Bedroom 2 is a twin which has a three quarter bed and a single bed with a wardrobe. There is a blackout blind at the window in the twin bedroom, ( as we don't have any shutters) so you can get the children to bed early. There is a large landing area with a double bed settee and a modern babies cot. Upstaires there is a wealth of character with wooden beamed high ceilings.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Tennis
  • Boat
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • live theatre
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • diving
  • golf
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • rafting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
The Farmhouse has everything you need for a relaxing holiday, inside it has large rooms with high wooden beamed ceilings, wooden floors and it feels very spacious & full of old world charm. There is an eclectic mix of modern and antique French furniture. Outside there are far reaching views over beautiful open countryside. As there is nearly 5000 square metres of garden surrounding the property with a shared washing line, there are also plenty of, off road parking spaces available. Outside there is a large garden with a swing, football net, wendy house & trampoline and various other childrens toys. ENCLOSED OUTDOOR SALT WATER SWIMMING POOL 11X5 METERS with a choice of sunloungers, fully enclosed surrounded by a stone wall and a locked gate. A table & chairs with a large sun shade & a solar heated outdoor shower. This is a small friendly gite complex with just 3 gites sharing the facilites and the owners live onsite.
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