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Luxury French Farmhouse and adjacent Barn with two pools, jacuzzi and sauna

Bedrooms 11
Space 6,221 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

11 Bedrooms sleeps 18/22.Bordeaux Airport 50min/Bergerac Airport 1hr 30min

'Chez les Rois'or 'Home of the Kings' is a very large property dating back to 1842. Situated in the Charentaise countryside, in five acres of grounds and gardens the Farmhouse and the Barn form part of the courtyard setting and at the height of summer the whole of the property is surrounded by maize, vines and sunflowers. We have two pools one is for your sole use and is completely private.The jacuzzi and sauna are just for you,too.In the grounds we have a play area with swings,a slide,table tennis, badminton,tennis,volley ball ,football nets and a trampoline to keep our younger guests entertained. This property offers spacious accommodation for 3/4 families,large groups of friends wishing to holiday together,celebrate a special event or even spend Christmas together. It's also a wonderful location for a wedding.France is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for weddings, with a country location and accommodation for all the principle guests Chez les Rois provides a wonderful alternative venue for your special day.We will work with you help arrange the wedding of your dreams,something a little bit different and something that you and your guests will remember.Please email for our website regarding our french wedding venue,and corporate events.Or see the link at the bottom of the page for Weddings in SW France

There are lots of places to visit during your stay at Chez les Rois, below are just a few of our favourites. For more information of local attractions, things to do and places to visit

Aubeterre considered to be one of the most prettiest villages in France, and it’s easy to see why. Stroll round the village taking in the architecture, visit the shops, make sure you see the monolithic church and then have lunch in the square.

Make a day of it.Canoe in the morning, have lunch after the canoe trip at Bonnes and then visit the village in the afternoon. Late afternoon make your way down to the beach to catch the last of the sun.

Brantome is the Venise of the Perigord. The river runs round the town and it is very picturesque with riverside restaurants.

Make a day of it.If you go to Riberac market on the Friday morning you could pick up some wonderful local produce including roast chickens, salad, melons, strawberries and tarts ….. and not forgetting the wine. Perfect ingredients for a picnic and then travel onto Brantome and picnic by the river. Perhaps take a boat trip and meander through the town visit the cathedral and the shops built into the side of the rock face.

Dune de Pila has the highest sand dune in Europe. And although it’s a few hours a way it is without doubt stunning to see. There are steps to walk up it but after you reach the top its just sand, sand and more sand. The view at the top is worth the hike.

Make a day of it.

Make sure you visit Arcachon and its bay and make sure you try the oysters.

Bordeaux is a historic city and well worth the visit just for the architecture alone. It has some wonderful shops but for teenagers we would probably recommend the shopping mall at Auchan Commercial Centre near the Lac. If you are spending Christmas or New Year at Chez les Rois you must visit Bordeaux at night to see the Christmas lights and the Christmas village. Local artesians come to sell their goods in log cabins, you can sample 'vin chaud' and roasted chestnuts. There are several groups that come to play music across the road at the Theatre and if you make your way to the quays there is also ice-skating.

St Georges de Didonde is on the Atlantic coast and only one hours drive from Chez les Rois. We first discovered St George when our kids we little. It’s a brilliant beach and there is also lots for the kids to do. Teenagers can wind surf, take small boats out and at the end of the beach is an adventure playground where kids can climb and swing through trees.

Meschers is just a few minutes down the coast and has the famous troglodyte, caves. There is a museum which shows people living in them a hundred years or so ago and what life was like then. In fact people still live in a few of them today.

Talmont is one of my favourite places. A small fishing village with lots of character……small whitewashed cottages, turquoise shutters, cobbled streets lined with hollyhocks. A picture in the making ! Talmont was once one of the dropping off places for the pilgrims making their way to Compostella in Spain. The church there is built on a rocky peninsula that juts out into the Gironde Estuary.

Make a day of it

Visit the caves in the morning, have lunch at Talmont and then relax on the beach in the afternoon. There are a host of small coves around this area.

Royan is a great sea side town and has something for everyone.

La Palmeyre is famous for its zoo and its nudists beach.Make a day of it

Visit the zoo in the morning. Be warned it gets very busy in summer. Then see Royan during the afternoon.

Il d’ Oleron is reached by a very long viaduct from the mainland. It’s a beautiful place to see. St Pierre is the islands capital with “dinky” shops and lots of fish restaurants. Bouyardville is also worth the visit, you can even take a boat trip to see the famous Fort Bouyard.

Il de Ré Il de Ré is where the Parisians holiday. White sand and turquoise waters. St Martin is the capital of the island and has a small harbour with many yachts. Lots of really nice shops here and restaurants but you will need to put the visa card in the freezer when you get back. Pay a visit to the old fort and you will be able to see the Donkeys of Il de Ré with their trousers on!

La Rochelle is one of my favourite places to shop and very cosmopolitan. After a mornings shopping treat yourself to lunch at one of the many fish restaurants surrounding the harbour. It is also a very historical town and if you have time its great to walk round the harbour.Make a day of it

Well, I could spend a day in La Rochelle, a day on the Il d’Oleron and another day on the Il de Ré but if you are trying to do something for every age group then head for Il d’ Oleron.

Blaye on the Gironde Estuary is quite an interesting place. Its an old citadel dating back to Roman times. It has a lively Saturday morning market and then after you could have lunch in the citadel and then walk round the old fort, and even take a boat trip up the river.

St Emilion is world famous and just one hours drive away. It is a lovely place to visit and has a tourist train that will take you around the town. Have lunch at the Bell Tower and then go to sample the wines at the many Chateaux surrounding St Emilion.

Christmas at Chez les Rois: There are a host of things to do during the Christmas and New Year period. Visit Bordeaux At Christmas the city is magic to see.All the major streets are decorated but when darkness falls the Christmas lights are amazing. Take time to visit the “Marche de Noel where over a hundred log cabins form a“Village Epinal”. A magical atmosphere where you can discover gourmet food, Christmas decorations, perfume, toys jewellery, pieces of art and much more.There is a huge carousel and ice skating at the side of the river.Other things to see and do over the festive period….The Chocolate Factory at Angouleme,You can go on a one hour course to create your own cholates.The cognac/pineau tour at Martell,Courvoisore,Camu or experience a local tour at a producer only 800m away from Chez les Rois. You can pick your own mistletoe on the way back! St Emilion- a lovely place to visit at any time of the year but very pretty to see at Christmas and don't forget to visit the chateaux for your wine!!

Party at New Year!: . New Year in France is perhaps the culinary high point of the season when after the Christmas festivities friends and family get together to celebrate with a feast called 'le Réveillion de Saint Sylvestre'. Celebrate with oysters, foie gras, lobsters, magret, chocolates and not forgetting the champagne. We have a huge dining room were you can host the celebrations and even throw your own party afterwards.To see what's included in the festivities over Christmas and New Year check out the notes to the rental rates. During the Christmas and New Year period the Farmhouse and the Barn will be decorated for your arrival. The Chais lounge/dining area is very large and can seat 18/40 people. We have Christmas decorations and Christmas trees in most reception rooms but there is a huge Christmas tree over 4metres tall in the Chais lounge /dining room. It's a great place to enjoy Christmas or New Year and if you so wish, relax and we will organise the catering for you.

More Details

Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had such a good time at Chez les Rois-I really cant thank you enough for everthing you did to make it possible. Everything about the house, grounds, pool etc surpassed my expectations (which were pretty high anyway!). I don't think I've stopped raving about the place to anyone who wants to listen!' Sue and Iain Kiernan, Victoria, Australia. 'You certainly chose a fantastic spot for your home and we feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to share it with you.' Anne and John Ryman, Berkshire, Great Britain.

Email to HR customer services.... Just to let you know we had an excellant holiday in property 1809 in Charente,France.The property was accurately described on the website, very well equipped for large numbers,lovely kitchen,pleasant enclosed pool areas and an excellant welcome pack.Gail and Mike were hospitable and helpful. Martin and Benson Families.

So much to do and so much space to do it in.Your place is amazing. Sarah Mann,Sussex
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Berneuil in Charente

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6221 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are supplied with towels,facecloths and darling toiletries for your use.
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Double bedroom in Farmhouse - 1 Double Bed
    Double Bedroom in Farmhouse - 1 Double Bed
    Double Bedroom in Farmhouse - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom in Farmhouse - 2 Single Bed
    Twin Bedroom in farmhouse - 2 Single Bed
    Double bedroom in Barn - 1 Double Bed
    Double bedroom in Barn - 1 Double Bed
    Double Bedroom in Barn - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom in Barn - 2 Single Bed
    Twin Bedroom in Barn(the crows nest) - 2 Single Bed , suitable for children aged 8 to 16
    Double Bedroom in Barn(Four au pain) - 1 Double Bed
  • There are five bedrooms in the Farmhouse 3 double bedrooms with ensuite facilities and 2 twin bedded rooms. The two double and two twin bedded bedrooms are located upstairs. The other double bedroom is situated on the ground floor. We also have 2 cots which can be placed in the double bedrooms upstairs. We also have two Z beds. In the Barn there are 6 bedrooms There are four bedrooms with a double bed and the two other bedrooms have two single beds. All beds are made for your arrival;
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 22 garden chairs
  • 20 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Outdoor Facilities & gardens, 2 superb pool areas with sun loungers, parasols, BBQ's & dining facilities for 22 people. The French windows from the 'Chais' in the Farmhouse lead directly to the pool area. The pool is 9x5 with Roman steps & surrounded by a Mediterranean garden with hibiscus, cannas, olive trees, flowering laurels & yuccas. Adjacent to the pool is a large sunbathing terrace with sun loungers & parasols. Part of the pool area is split level with a large gazebo, which affords you the comfort of dining 'al fresco' in the heat of the day. The second pool/ the communal pool is accessed from the balcony from the lounge in the Barn or by a gate in the courtyard. This is a large pool area with sun loungers, parasols, outdoor dining facilities,summer kitchen & BBQ. The pool has roman steps & has a jet stream so that you can swim against the current. You can join us for a drink round by the pool or try or Paella Soirée.


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Luxury French Farmhouse and adjacent Barn with two pools, jacuzzi and sauna
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful property in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property 3 times and have already booked again for this year. The property is beautiful and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The ensuite bathrooms have recently been refurbished and add a modern touch to the traditional buildings. Gail is always very welcoming and will advise you on local restaurants and places to visit. I would highly recommend this property to anyone as I know they won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Chez Les Rois was lovely. Our room was clean and tidy, the customer service we received from the owner was top notch. We were attending a wedding and the day couldn’t have been any better, was perfectly organised and executed well.

We will definitely stay again, and I will 100% be recommending to friends and family.


  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home away form Home and wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start...?

Every year, our company go on a 4 day away weekend to take time out and also team build. We have been to Berlin, Ibiza, Majorca, Tuscanny, Croatia - to name a few and Bordeaux was next on the list. So, we have built up quite a resume of group/company travel and the expectations have gone higher and higher by the year.

This year I arranged a Bordeaux holiday for the staff away weekend - there were 27 of us looking for a break from London and a place that could accommodate us for 4 days, make us feel comfortable and spoilt, but also a place where we could be left to our own devices - and that's exactly all what we got!

Chez le Rois is tucked nicely away from everything - in a good way. Its a very comfortable, clean and well maintained residence suitable for all ages!

Kids (big and small) will be very well looked after with outdoor games equipment and a big TV on any rainy day.

The swimming pools are a lot of fun, as are the sun lounges if you're an avid tanner.

The kitchen is really big and spacious so self catering is very easy in terms of having many people in one space cooking up a storm, which is what we did when Gail did not prepare us fantastic dinners.

Gail cooked us 2 very special 4 course meals that were simply divine!! And we are all very fussy diners too, so 5 stars to Gail.

Gail and her team are the perfect hosts - they let you get on with your business but also very helpful if need be and they don't sweat the small stuff, nothing is too big a problem and they have a great attitude that all can be achieved (within reason of course).

I could honestly not fault Gail and the residence! Would love to revisit, if Gail would have us back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday with wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Gail and Mike were fabulous hosts - nothing was too much trouble and we loved the tranquility of Chez les Rois. The house is very well equipped and it was easy to cater for 21 with the size of the kitchen. Our children loved the grounds and still talk about picking Gail and Mike's tomartoes!

We felt that the parties staying in the farmhouse especially the 2 master bedrooms should pay a larger percentage of the rental costs.

We would love to come back and enjoy more of the Charante and Chez les Rois.

Thank you Gail and Mike.

love Karrie Nick and family

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big group holiday with children of various ages

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay for all ages. The house is very well equipted with plenty of chairs, sun loungers crockery cutlery etc. The main house is large with lots of rooms downstairs for everyone different needs. The pool area is clean and well thought out. The garden area is a really nice safe place for children to run free. But the best thing about the place is owners who are on site to help when needed but never interfering. They are so easy going and welcoming. How they mange to be so laid back about people staying in their beautiful house is amazing. We were a big group who were loud most nights and all we got from the owners was smiles. Well recommended

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding at Chez les Rois

  • 5 of 5

Myself & my wife love southern France and decided to get married; using Chez les Rois as our venue.

From the planning to the execution on the day Gail and her team were priceless; I can safely say the day would not have gone ahead without her support.

She was invaluable on the ground in terms of local red tape and dealing with the various authorities. Her list of local contacts is extensive and we had choices for every service we required.

We had over 100 guests travel to the area; all accomodation was sourced and checked by Gail and her team; our guests were stunned by both the quality and price of their accomdation and could not have been more complimentary.

We had our principle guests stay at the property itself who again were stunned with the level of service they received,

We used the venue for 3 days of events with the wedding being held on the Saturday.

The attention to every little detail was outstanding and the venue on each day was stunning. The staff on all days were great with a real sense of humour and service was at the centre of every element of the day.

We have been inundated with our friends compliments since our return. The "best wedding ever" being the uniform description.

I cannot recommend the venue more highly; we had the perfect day and a wonderful start to married life.

My only regret is you can only get married the "once"

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Bordeaux - 1 hours drive
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
464 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Cognac or Angouleme
Nearest Train
44 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
44 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
catering available on site or Brossac Lake
Nearest Beach
86 Kilometres
St Georges de Didonde
Car: necessary

Chez les Rois is situated in the quaint picturesque village of Berneuil. The boulangerie is a two minute drive away by car,or meander through the sunflower and vine fields for your morning croissants. You can find the grocers, chemist, bank and post office at 8 kms and for major shopping Barbezieux is a ten minute drive away.We also have a lake nearby, at Brossac, where you can hire bikes. It's a wonderful setting,they have a snack bar and a restaurant.Near the beach area they have lots of activities for the children to do over the summer period,should they get bored of the pool at Chez les Rois.

Berneuil is located in the Charente, SW France.We are 50 minutes from Bordeaux Airport and one hour away from the coast. All the major Airlines fly into Bordeaux. BMI Baby?Ryan Air and EasyJet operate out of the majority of UK airports and offer inexpensive flights to Bordeaux, Limoges, Poitiers, La Rochelle, Bergerac and Limoges.

Other Activities: canoeing,quads, jet skis,ice skating over the winter period


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Berneuil, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Payment is prefered in sterling but we also accept euros,dolllars and paypal.
Security deposit £500

Chez les Rois is a wonderful setting for a family reunion, a house party with friends or two or three families wishing to holiday together. If you are celebrating a birthday, reunion, anniversary, Christmas or even a wedding your special event can be professionally catered for. Or perhaps you would like to be a little indulgent and a have a chef cater for the entire duration of your stay! Please email for menus and our website.

Christmas at Chez les Rois
What's include over the Christmas and New Year Period
Champagne Reception with 'mise en buche' / traditional aperitif bites.
Christmas welcome pack
All receptions rooms decorated for your arrival.
Log fires burning with mulled wine.
All logs supplied and cut for your convenience.
Both houses have central heating for your comfort
Jacuzzi and Sauna
France is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for weddings, with a country location and accommodation for all the principle guests Chez les Rois provides a wonderful alternative venue for your special day.We will work with you help arrange the wedding of your dreams,something a little bit different and something that you and your guests will remember. Our weddings tend to be a three day event, the night before the wedding we would suggest early evening drinks and canopys by the Farmhouse Pool.The Wedding Day and after the ceremony, and in true french style le Vin d'Honor or Champagne Reception.For the wedding meal we have lots of menus to choose frpm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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