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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.

Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Cottage #1233838a
9
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #936995a
2
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
Multiple rentals Cottage #1233838a
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #8148632
12
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1785552
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6514486
9
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8129082
21
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals House #8054741
16
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8045495
6
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #1449634a
1
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Barn #1640015
6
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 14
Chateau / Country House #6872250
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #8134927
1
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #6648296
17
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8093461
1
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1853046
8
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals House #8054741
14
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Farmhouse #8115132
11
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 7 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #1842797
4
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Farmhouse #8167428
4
Good! 3.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1424183
6
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #55158
11
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6495974
2
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #7957
1
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Barn #8066110
2
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #8079416
7
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1454194a
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Cottage #1453741a
2
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #1939621
Excellent! 4.5/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8073431
16
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #8079416
5
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 13
Farmhouse #473738vb
11
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #1047974a
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Farmhouse #1783353
4
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #1920676
4
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6493410
1
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6887308
Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Castle #903392a
8
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6680166
17
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Apartment #1441686
13
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1449588a
1
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #1016077a
14
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals Cottage #9322
2
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6708054
1
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1227714a
1
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6843965
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Guest House #1267845a
6
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Chateau / Country House #7175
8
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 7 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 14
Chateau / Country House #7723
12
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
House #617592a
6
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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Saint-Simon Holiday Homes & Cottages (244)

 

Recent Reviews

Secluded, well equipped house in quiet village

4 of 5
Garden well maintained, clean and tidy. House has everything that you need. Good pool - local English contact sorted glitch with its heating. Short trip to lovely nearby towns of Cognac and Jarnac. Pretty walks/cycles/boat trips along the Charente river. Only downsides were very limited shop in village and, as we were out of season (May), we had to travel a bit further for activities. Fenced pool a good safety feature. Also darts, basketball, boules and other games in the property to entertain all ages.
  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Nous avons adoré cette belle demeure et son cadre verdoyant.

5 of 5
Nous avons passé un séjour magnifique en famille. La maison est spacieuse et a un charme fou. Nous avons bénéficié d'une météo magnifique qui nous a permis de déjeuner dehors tous les jours.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017