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Rosie & Jerome Moreau

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, French

Renovated Cottage With Swimming Pool in a Quiet Rural Setting

3 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Charente-Maritime - Les Vieilles Pierres

Spacious 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House For Relaxed Family Holiday

This recently renovated stone cottage is located in a private garden with a swimming pool and parking space.

From the wooden terrace, enter a large kitchen-dining room that opens onto a sitting room with a stone fireplace. There is one double bedroom on the ground floor with shower room and toilet. Upstairs is a second double bedroom, one large bedroom for children with four single beds, and a bathroom with shower, bath, double washbasin and separate toilet.

The house is ideally suited for two couples and four children.

The garden is spacious and ideal for outdoor games. There is a barbecue and outdoor dining area with seating for 10. The 8m x 4m swimming pool with safety cover, is close to the house and surrounded by a wooden terrace where you can relax in the sun!

Plassay is 5 minutes from Port d'Envaux where you will find a bakers and a grocery store as well as canoe hire and river swimming. It is 10 minutes from the roman town of Saintes (restaurants, cafés, shopping and historical sites), 40 minutes from the sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast, île d'Oléron, île de Ré and La Rochelle, and 30 minutes from Cognac and it famous distilleries.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rosie & Jerome Moreau (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, French

About Rosie & Jerome Moreau

Franco-British couple Jerome and Rosie, welcome you to their family holiday home.

Rosie & Jerome Moreau purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Rosie & Jerome Moreau chose Charente-Maritime

We love the fact that the house is in such a quiet spot. This really is the ideal place to get away from it all. No busy roads, crowds or parking problems!

The pretty nearby towns of St Savinien, St Porchaire and Saintes offer authentic markets, restaurants and cafés.

For a day at the seaside, there are vast sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast with bicycle and surf hire and delicious local oysters and mussels.

And if you're not simply relaxing by the pool, the village of Port d'Envaux, five minutes away, is the ideal spot to spend the day with a picnic and a good book by the river. Simple pleasures!

What makes this cottage unique

We bought this house as a ruin in 2005. Only two rooms had been occupied, the rest had been used as a barn and goat shed!

We have renovated it as our ideal family holiday home - letting in extra light with skylights and open plan rooms. We wanted a contemporary, relaxed atmosphere whilst respecting the original stone walls and oak beams.

We hope you will enjoy the natural character of the house!

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Renovated Cottage With Swimming Pool in a Quiet Rural Setting
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Deinze
4

A place to enjoy

  • 4 of 5

This house, situated in the Charente-Maritime region, near Saintes, is very nice, spacious, comfortable and well-equipped for a company up to six people (adults); moreover it has a large garden with a swimming pool. Its surroundings are very quiet and it is an ideal place for staying "far from the madding crowd".

The sea is not far away and we enjoyed the food in some nearby restaurants. One certainly should make a tour around to visit some small roman churches.

During our stay we missed the availability of television broadcasting (the European Championship !) and the weather was not on our side. Nevertheless, this is a highly recommendable place to pass your holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely, spacious property set in a quiet hamlet. We spent 2 weeks there at the beginning of the school holidays and had a wonderful holiday. Really well equipped, large kitchen which was lovely and cool on hot days. All 3 of our children shared an upstairs bedroom which was massive and had loads to entertain all ages. Great mezzanine area and lovely master bedroom (part of it has limited height) with very comfortable family bathroom. The pool is fantastic...we couldn't get our youngest out of it! Our teenage daughter particularly enjoyed climbing the tree in the garden.

We found loads to do in the local area...favourites included renting a boat in St Sauvignon, ambling around Saintes, Ile D'Oleron and Hiers Brouage. Loved it so much that we are returning next summer. Would highly recommend this property...just don't tell too many people!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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The photos look great but the reality is better

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Our family (incl 2 young children) had the most amazing time here and were treated to true 5* self catering accommodation. The house was sensational, the photos really do not do it true justice - the children's room had a fab selection of toys, books and games. The kitchen had all mod cons and the living room was a great place to relax in the evening. The garden area was great for running off steam at the end of a busy day and the pool area was beyond expectations. The property was spotlessly clean and the owners went out of their way to text us pre-arrival and visit us to show us how the pool cover worked.

The surrounding area was very appealing with well maintained country lanes making for easy travelling to many interesting places, and lots of small villages to explore and find local provisions. The local people were very friendly.Our favourite days out included Saintes, Ile de Re, the aquarium at La Rochelle (go early!!!) and the local village Port d'Envaux with its sculpture park just outside. The miniature port in nearby St Savinien is a must if you have small children - our two loved it.

A gem of a property - we would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Port d'Envaux
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
La Vallade, St Porchaire
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Saintes
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Saintes
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Port d'Envaux
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Ronce-les-Bains
Car: necessary

Located in the Saintonge countryside, Plassay is 5 minutes from Port d'Envaux where you will find a bakers, a grocery store and an oyster seller on Sundays, as well as canoe hire and river swimming. It is 10 minutes from the roman town of Saintes (restaurants, cafés, shopping and historical sites), 40 minutes from the sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast, île d'Oléron, île de Ré and La Rochelle, and 30 minutes from Cognac and it famous distilleries.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saintes area, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High summer 2016
9 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£878
for 7 nights
£878
 
 
Late summer 2016
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£627
for 7 nights
£627
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £418

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Charente-Maritime in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , seperate toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed
  • There is also a sofa bed in the living room (contact owner for details).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming

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