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La Rochelle country. Superior Charentaise Cottage Heated pool . Sleeps 4 - Cottage Rosina

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Cottage Rosina

Rosina cottage is the larger of the two cottages. The ground floor is open plan in design measuring over 35 feet in length and 18 in width. The fully fitted kitchen features black granite worktops and all new appliances. The flooring is polished limestone and there is a working fireplace. [logs supplied in winter]. In the seating area there is a 3 seater and a 2 seater black leather couch. The large flatscreen tv has blueray and a large selection of dvds. This area leads . out to an internal courtyard and the gardens and pool. The rear door at the kitchen opens to a private area with table chairs and bbq. with views over open countryside, usually planted with sunflowers . Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms and a large bathroom with separate shower. There is a walk in wardrobe with plenty of hanging space. The second bedroom has 2 single beds.

About the property

Le Prieure cottages

Part of a Maison de Maitre in the CharenteMaritine region of France, these luxury cottages form part of the private residence which was built in 1780. The main house and cottages are within a large private walled garden on the edge of the village of Chervettes.

The cottages have been recently restored to a very high standard with modern facilities yet still keeping the original charm and history of the buildings.

The cottages have all facilities to ensure a comfortable stay in tranquil surroundings yet within easy reach of La Rochelle and the world famous Ile de Re. For those who are content to stay at the cottages the external amenities include a 10 metre heated outdoor swimming pool with changing rooms and sun area. Le Prieure is a mere 5 minute drive from the historical town Surgeres with its fabulous walled Chateau and medieval town centre, the town offers a great choice of restaurants , bars and modern supermarkets offering local produce.

New for 2013 we have converted a former cattle barn and hayloft into a stunning one bed apartment. It has private parking and a huge terrace. Pull out beds in the large reception are ideal for children.

Le Prieure is ideally located with great motorway links which opens up the Charente region and beyond.

Within an acceptable driving distance are the following attractions.

Space World at Poitiers.

Vineyards in Cognac / Bordeaux.

Beaches of La Rochelle and Chatelaillon plage.

Sea World in La Rochelle.

Beautiful Ile de Re with its sailing schools, secluded beaches and cycle tracks. We have free use of our bikes. Snooker table. Badminton. Table tennis in the barn. Piano and painting studio available.

More Details

Peter Marchi Nardini
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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Accommodation and facilities for Cottage Rosinain Chervettes in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Recently fitted bathroom with seperate shower enclosure has a light and airy aspect.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • A beautifully furnished bedroom with double aspect views of the countryside and the garden. The bedroom has been beautifully furnished with antiques in keeping with this period property. The cottage has a walk in wardrobe off the hallway.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage has its own washing machine and external drying area. During the winter months wood will be available for use in the lounge fire place.


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Cottage Rosina
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Elegant and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

A perfect hideaway from a busy life - from moment you drive into the enclosed walled garden you feel you are somewhere special. The jovial welcome from the charismatic Peter was just wonderful and he could not be more helpful. The pool area is spectacular with the secret little pool room next door. We also made good use of the table tennis barn and played ball games on the front lawn. The private BBQ area with Rosina property is also an ideal spot to unwind. It is difficult to fault this holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Place - Great Setting - Great People

  • 5 of 5

As a Family of four, 2 adults and 2 teenage boys we travelled up to Cottage Rosina, part of Maison de Maitre in the Charente region of France.

We arrived well ahead of time and were immediately greeted by Peter.

What Peter and Marie have done with this arrangement of properties is stunning. There has been a huge amount of renovation, extensions and improvements an all done in the traditional Charantaise style. Everything had been well planned and thought out. Every day we marvelled at the exterior lay out of the surrounding, garden, walls, out buildings, even down to the pool and its surrounding.

Cottage Rosina, was spacious and well equipped and finished to a high standard with some quirky art which all adds to the appeal. Having the added benefit of a washing machine and dishwasher just makes holiday life so much easier. Bedrooms were adequate with plenty of storage and there is a really handy large airing cupboard where you can store your cases etc once emptied. Towels and bedding are all of a high standard and provided although it was a hot week weather wise and a lighter duvet would have been better, although I am sure if I requested this it would have been provided. The 2 cottages can be linked via a door at the top of the stairs if you are holidaying / travelling with more people or 2 families.

The back of the cottage had a lovely private gravelled terrace which caught the evening sun and was equipped with a Barbeque. As well as this it seems Peter and Marie give you free run of the gardens to picnic and dine Al Fresco wherever you wish. The pool and surrounding area was always spotless with quality sun loungers and chairs (No Glass rule poolside makes total sense). There was also a large converted barn equipped with Table Tennis, Badminton and pool table - a great place for the kids to chill out on an evening while the parents indulge in the delights of French wine!

The location is 'Rural' so don't expect nightlife, amusement arcades and fish and chips! You have to create your own entertainment.

Locally, Surgeres is about 5 km away and has everything you need, Supermarkets, a great fish / veg market in the centre and bustling village culture. with La Rochelle about 20 miles

Finally.....Peter and Marie themselves are a fantastically friendly couple who are always there to help, advise or just to chat to but are never intrusive in anyway.

We had a fantastic time at Cottage Rosina and are definitely planning on returning.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 including 2 children aged 6 & 8. We stayed in Rosina cottage & absolutely loved the accommodation, pool& surroundings. The decor in the cottage was gorgeous. The pool was really lovely & the grounds beautiful. Owners were wonderfully relaxed & welcoming. We had so much fun playing pool in the games room/ badminton on the grass. Also great trips to La Rochelle, Il de Re & beach. Also enjoyed cycling in the local area. Best family holiday yet - would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed your stay in Rosina cottage.
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Good but not luxurious

  • 3 of 5

We are family of 4 with 2 young teenagers. We stayed for a week in Rosina. The owner met us and was friendly, approachable and very casual about the kids using all the outdoor areas. The cottage is in a very quiet hamlet, the grounds of the property are very attractive, with well kept garden areas, the pool area was very well maintained. The downstairs of the cottage was good, well equipped and clean(ish), english channel TV,my son loved the décor, to me it was odd and out of keeping with the cottage (too much black, with cow skin rug and big canvas paintings). The outside seating area is small but okay, nothing special, but you do have access to all of the gardens. The upstairs let this cottage down, very 'pokey', tired, old furniture, limited space. All of it was okay but certainly not luxurious by any means. The upstairs lacks attention to detail, and with a little time and thought for what clients need this could easily be corrected (I have spoken to the owner about this and he is very understanding and has said in September the property is due an update and thorough clean). the photos of the interior I feel are very flattering! (and misleading). You need a car staying here. We had some lovely drives around the area. There is a big supermarket in Surgeres which also has several bars and restaurants. 2 great days out to Il de Re, drive took about 1.25hours to get onto island. La Rochelle well worth a visit, about 50 mins drive and also Chattelion de Plage. We didn't have hot weather so we didn't use the pool but it is a great facility with inflatables and my children really liked the games room with the table tennis, badminton, and bikes. I cant change the star rating for this property for some reason but its not 5 star.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. Shame about the weather although the average for that week was 26 degrees. I am sorry you did not like the style of the furnishings, black leather is not to everyones taste, but easy to clean. I am delighted your son liked it. The tired old furniture upstairs is actually Antique. The half tester bed dating from 1860 but updated with a new mattress and base. Google maps quote times of 30 minutes to Chatelaillon Plage, 35 to La Rochelle and 40 to the bridge onto the Isle de Re. The traffic in August can add to these times in peak periods. We have a new cleaner for 2015 so I hope we can meet your expectations in the future. Very sorry not to have maintained our 5 star rating. Will try harder. Thank you.
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 4 (boys aged 12 and 9 years) staying for 1 week (having booked 2 city stopovers on the way down and 2 stopovers on the way back). We have been to France many times but never to this region.

We were attracted to the different region (for a change), elegant house and the use of a shared pool.

The accommodation was as described and suited us perfectly. The downstairs is open plan and spacious (no clutter). The outside eating area is private and sheltered, which was great as we bbq'd most nights. The landscaping around the properties is lovely and the smell of lavender wonderful.

The use of the pool was great for all the family. We went in the pool daily after our day's outing. We never actually had to share the pool, as our neighbours used it at other times.

The boys enjoyed the games room, both the table tennis and the use of the piano (our 9 yr old has never played the piano so keenly!)

We took our own bikes and enjoyed 3 cycles (part of the Atlantic coast outside La Rochelle, Ile de Re via the toll bridge and from the house to Surgeres).

We went to Chatelaillon beach (good for collecting mussels), beaches at Fouras and Ile de Re (good for rock pooling - found sea slugs).

We had an enjoyable holiday and would gladly recommend this venue.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property in a lovely, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely holiday in France. This region was new to us and we enjoyed getting to know the area. We (2 adults and 2 boys, aged 12 and 15) spent one week in the Rosina cottage and loved it. It is just as advertised here. The house, gardens and pool are just lovely and. The boys loved the pool and especially the pool table. The table tennis was also very popular and the badminton set also got used.

We can recommend, Ile de Re (lovely beaches, cycling and St Martin de Re), Futurscope in Potiiers (Amusement park, 4D films and robots), Marais Poitevin (boat trip on the canals. Go with a guide, they have lots to tell you about the Vendee region and it was very interesting), La Rochelle (town and aquarium). We spent a day at home, only going out for bread and croissants in the morning, which was lovely.

Marie and Peter are lovely hosts, providing useful information about the surrounding area, restaurants, villages etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back if (when) we visit the region again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy, Morten,William and Alexander. Glad you enjoyed your holiday and amazing that you did and saw so much in a week. Wonderful guests, Hope to see back in the not too distant future.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
La Rochelle International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Saint Mard
Nearest Ferry
450 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
A10 junction 33
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Chatelaillon Plage
Car: necessary

Le Prieure cottages ' Rosina' and ' Susanna ' and are ideally located with great motorway links which opens up the Charente region and beyond.

Within an acceptable driving distance are the following attractions.

Space World at Poitiers.

Vineyards in Cognac / Bordeaux.

Beaches of La Rochelle and Chatelaillon plage.

Aquarium in La Rochelle.

Beautiful Ile de Re with its sailing schools, stunning beaches and cycle tracks .