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Make a holiday villa in Saint-Simon your home away from home

Situated inland, around 30km from the beautiful coastal beaches of Southern France, Saint-Simon is a charming rural escape. Whether you plan to visit for a couple's retreat, a family holiday or a large group event, you will find HomeAway offers many choices of Saint-Simon holiday villas. Whether you want a quiet break taking in the tranquility of the local area or you're ready for shopping and beach activities, the variety of holiday villas in Saint-Simon will suit you perfectly.

Things to do

Whilst Saint-Simon is a rural community it is by no means lacking in things to do, both in the local area and just a short drive away. As with many rural communities, a car is a great asset to help you see as much of the local area as possible and allow you to venture further than you might if you didn't have your own transport. When you rent a cosy holiday cottage in Saint-Simon you open the door to quiet nights and fascinating days.

-Saintes markets are a good excuse to visit the pretty town with its Roman architecture. There are Romanesque churches to discover and explore while you day trip from your Saint-Simon holiday villa. If you are particularly interested in Roman ruins, the L’Arc of Germanicus as well as Les Arenas are both popular attractions that are well worth a visit.

-Shopping in Royan or spending a day at the beach there is a great way to wile away a summer's day. Just a 30 minute drive or so will have you taking in the sandy white beaches and cooling off in the ocean. There are a large variety of stores and cafes to ensure that your day is spent relaxing from start to finish.

-Visit the Musée des Arts du cognac (Maco) in Cognac to find out the history of this famous drink. The tourist offices in the area can provide you with a booklet titled 'Les Bonness Adresses du Cognac'. This booklet contains information on all the local producers of Cognac who offer tours. There are many great Cognac houses that will allow you to taste and purchase this drink that has made the town so famous throughout the world. Cognac is just a short drive inland from Saint-Simon

-Swimming pools are located in the local area if you don't feel like driving to the beach. Within about 15 minutes of the Saint-Simon area you will find local swimming pools where you can cool off and work on your tan. Kids especially love the pool and it can be a fun family outing where you know everyone is safe and enjoying themselves.

-The forest and fields of the local area are unspoilt and a charm to explore. Some holiday villas in Saint-Simon come complete with bicycles to allow you to explore the local area. You will come across pretty villages, windmills and wildlife while you cycle. This is a beautiful area of the country to see while the wind whistles through your hair.

The weather in Saint-Simon

Like the rest of France, Saint-Simon enjoys a fairly temperate climate for most of the year. The warmest months for visiting are from May to September, with temperatures reaching as high as 28°C. If you are planning a holiday with a lot of beach time, it would be best to visit in these warmer months. During this time water temperature will be at its warmest. Should you be looking for a cosy break in Saint-Simon in the colder times of the year, November to February are your best choices.

Getting to Saint-Simon

Most visitors to Saint-Simon will likely take the Eurostar to Paris or even catch a short flight with popular carriers such as EasyJet or British Airways. The closest train stations to your Saint-Simon holiday accommodation are Royan or Saintes. From there it is just a 30 minute drive or so to reach your destination. Car hire outlets are plentiful at all airports though these should be booked ahead of time.

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Wonderful hosts and a lovely gite.

4 of 5
Shani and Paul could not have been more accomodating and we had a great break. Nothing anyone could do about the weather in March!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 04, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2018

Beautiful family home with pool in great location

5 of 5
Lovely long drive off of the road with fruit trees on the way down. We went onto the terrace which had a generous sized table and enough chairs for us all to sit around. We were blessed with lovely weather while we were there and we went on to enjoy the terrace from first thing in the morning to last thing at night. We entered the property through the kitchen which for us was the hub of the home, with plenty of utensils and china and I really felt it's home from home. We used to sit around the kitchen island chatting while I cooked. We did use the dining room a couple of times, however we preferred to eat either around the kitchen island or outside. To the right of the kitchen was my favourite room, the sitting room. We honestly didn't use it very much but it was very comfortable and made me feel very french every time I looked at it, beautiful. The house is in a great location to go exploring which we took full advantage of, turn right out of the drive to Cognac approximately 8km away and turn left into Jarnac, a similar distance away which was really convenient and easy to top up our supplies of food and wine! however it was difficult to get motivated to leave such a peaceful and relaxing location when you have a fabulous pool with plenty of sun loungers for everyone. Upstairs were three simply but stylishly furnished double bedrooms. We had the bedroom with on -suite, whilst the children used the middle bedroom and family bathroom, and our friends had the end bedroom and used the downstairs shower room. With three toilets in the property there was never a queue in the morning - anyone with a family will understand that comment! Once the children had gone to bed we spent many an evening on the terrace with a glass of marvellous French wine chattering until the early hours. In summary, with the golf course less than a mile up the road, this really meant there was something for everyone in our party ! Our holiday was peaceful, relaxing and a great opportunity to spend some quality time together, recharge our batteries and explore France. We will definitely be back!
  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017