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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

(each week, I put on some new pictures of the garden)

2017 is arrived....

So easy to go everywhere and very quickly from this pretty French detached house, where You will certainly enjoyed !!!!!

You will find in this cottage 1 large bedroom and a second bedroom for one person or two children.

A charming playroom in the garden where you will be able to play cards, read, watch a second Television or simply rest...

This kiosk got a sofa which can be used as extra bed for young ones (in summer time)

A large bathroom with hand basin, bath/shower and separated wc. A fitted kitchen with fitted units

Good size dining area/ lounge with fireplace and TV with more than 200 Channels to chose from. Tiles throughout.

The house is secluded within a large garden with many trees and pathways.... You will feel in a fairy tale land!!!

You will be able to eat (breakfast, lunch, dinner) following sun or shade (depending of your choice) as you got 2 terraces!!

Same to rest ou get some suntan with garden armchairs that you can move following your choice....

A swing in a tree will also certainly enjoy your young ones!!!

Ample parking for cars.

Free wifi, Internet and FREE long distance telephone service to 40 countries; all of Western Europe, United States, Canada, many more (Country details on request).

A lovely place to relax, and organize nice meals in this quiet time (Sea food, and other specialities of the place..) visit La Rochelle or the region: L'Ile de Ré, l'Ile d'Oléron, l'Ile d'Aix, ........, or explore simply 10 mins away the beach of Chatelaillon..

This lovely cottage is situated only 17mins away from La Rochelle airport .

(budget flights to La Rochelle with Easyjet depart Gatwick also Ryanair fly from Stansted).

5 mins away by car:

Big shopping center and hyper market CARREFOUR , Mac Donald's, Buffalo grill.....

10 mins away by car:

La Rochelle: is certainly among the most attractive port towns of France, and is a very pleasant place to visit and to pass a few days because there is a great deal to see and do. Known as La Ville Blanche (the White City) the light limestone facades of La Rochelle glow in the light of the sun. The focus of the town is the old harbour, very picturesque with its two monumental towers (St Nicolas Tower and the Tower of the Chain) either side of the port entrance. A third tower, the 'Tower of the Lantern' is connected to the Chain Tower by a section of the ramparts that originally defended the town.

The old town, just behind the harbour, is extensive and also very well preserved dating mostly from the 17th and 18th centuries. The main shopping streets especially have many fine buildings, but you will also need to explore the side streets in this part of the town. The town has an impressive unified appearance, with arcaded streets, houses constructed in the local light stone, and light grey shutters. Boutiques now occupy the ground floor of many of the buildings.

Les Minimes was built on reclaimed land, and now is the largest marinas in Europe.

Aytré: lovely little town with all the local facilities.

Chatelaillon-Plage: When you arrive in Châtelaillon-Plage you have no doubt about what attracts the visitors - it is very much a typical modern seaside village, developed along the beach. The beach itself is the longest in the region, at almost three kilometres long, and sandy and popular. A stretch of about 200 metres of beach is also supervised for your safety. The rest of the resort contains all the ingredients you would expect: a casino, a spa treatment centre, a racetrack, mini-golf, various beach ensure you make the most of your visit.


Take a boat from la Rochelle or Fouras alternatively you can drive to some of the beautiful islands in the area.

l'ile de Re

l'ile Madame

l'ile d'Aix

l'ile d'Oleron

Day out by car:

Rochefort: 30 minutes - Rochefort was a strategic location from the 17th century and Louis XIV built in the city "the most beautiful and largest Arsenal" of his kingdom by the Charente river. Within the naval yard there are museums and the 'Royal Rope' where rope was made for the French fleet. Rochefort was instrumental in the maritime destiny of France.

Threats of invasions gave birth to a whole system of fortifications including Fort Boyard, Fort Vauban, Fort Enet, Fort Lupin, Fort Liédot in the area.

Marennes: 45 minutes - Marennes is a lovely town with a 12th century church, famous for its fine Oysters and speciality of mussels, fish and seafood

Saintes: 45 minutes - Saintes is a Gallo-Roman city, City of Art and History, a mosaic of landscapes, monuments and gastronomy and there is a great deal to enjoy when visiting this lively town. Because of its gallo-roman, medieval and classical heritage Saintes is officially listed as a 'Ville d'Art et d'Histoire'.

You will notice this as soon as you arrive in the town centre and see the large Arch of Germanicus (a Roman triumphal arch) on the banks of the river, a good place to start your visit of the town.

Cognac: 1hours 15 mins...... The name of Cognac is known the world over because of the brandy produced in the region, and the chance to visit the Cognac distilleries certainly attracts many visitors, but the town itself is also very interesting to explore with an attractive riverside and historical centre to discover. The buildings in Cognac are mostly constructed from the local white stone that is found throughout the Poitou-Charentes region and makes the local architecture so distinctive and attractive.

Cognac 'old town', the medieval part of the town, is a region of narrow cobbled streets, hemmed in by attractive houses from the 15th to 18th centuries, and a multitude of brandy maturing warehouses along the riverside.

A few of the older houses are half-timbered, while most are in the local white stone. Your visit will focus around the Chateau and river a little south of the 'old gateway', and into the old town around Rue Grande, Rue Saulnier and Rue Magdeleine.

Le Futuroscope: 1hour 30 mins and discover the future...Futuroscope is a French theme park of multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques.

--- View the photo gallery for sites and places of interest in the area.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About The Owner

Josette and Patrick

We are in our Sixties and are retired.

I have inherited from my parents this little house that I have all relooked for the pleasure (I hope) of British Tourists. I fell in love of Great Britain in my youth... I suppose I have transmitted to my daugthers as 2 of them married an English man.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in La Jarne in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 3/4 Bed - Suitable for one Adult or two Children.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Good! 3.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

average rating of 3.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Quiet and ideal for our needs plus lovely owner

  • 4 of 5

The property suited us fine, quiet and ideal for us with a bedroom each and a lovely environment and location. The property however would benefit greatly from money being spent eg shower cubicle and gardening work to enhance what is a fantastic Alice in Wonderland experience. We will be more than happy to spend more time there, but a cash injection would turn the whole experience into something special. We must emphasize that the owner was a most lovely lady, very accommodating and if we lived nearby would be a friend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oh, well.?

  • 2 of 5

Well, to compare with other properties in the area the price was tempting as welll as location and discription of the rental. Josette was very welcoming, made some baked custard dessert for us and left us some basics for breakfast. Also not everyone would take a dog, but... it was a stange place, a summer house or a shed in a neglected garden/allotement with other derelict buildings around, what one would keep for personal use only and definitly not for letting out to paying lodgers. Everything feels like a half-finished DIY project, furnishings were cast or worren out (something left over from 60-70s what owners didn't bother to take to a skip?). Bedrooms: one room with a bouncy bed with an old mattress (for two people? - no way!); second -a walk-in cupboard; bedding was so old - we went to by our own as well as scented candles to mask that old shed smell. There was no owen, washing machine or a dishwasher, not even a toaster, just an old hob stove, kettle and a cheap microwave. Very noisy D-road, but it gives very good access to commercial zones at both ends of it. The weather was good though so we spent most of the time out.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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delightful quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely sunny week in this charming cottage ideally situated to explore the area. Easy access to shops, restaurants, beaches etc. Everything you could possibly need was provided plus lots of little extras too, all without any extra hidden costs. Much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this nice review. Amitiés to you, Karen and Richard, without forgotten Butters "the dog"!! Josette
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful host, Beautiful and clean, comfortable, relaxing

cottage, has everything you need for a great stay in La Rochelle & the Beach. Location excellent. Would definitely stay again. Recommended to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Patricia. It has been a great pleasure also for us to meet you. Amitiés Josette and Patrick
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qualité prix très bon

  • 4 of 5

situé à quelques kilomètres de La Rochelle, au calme dans un jardin ombragé bien aménagé, propre

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Un accueil très chaleureux remplie de pleins de petites attentions qui fait un chaud au cœur.

Nous avons passé une merveilleuse semaine dans ce joli paradis de nature, trés harmonieux.

On s'y sent si bien qu'il est difficile d'en repartir.

Une chose est sûre c'est qu'on y' reviendra!

Un grand merci Josette vous êtes une personne formidable et attachante.

On vous embrasse

Corinne et Stéphane

Les loulous & chatons

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: MERCI ...MERCI...vous êtes trop gentils!!! Moi aussi, j'ai beaucoup apprécié notre rencontre et ce sera un grand plaisir de vous revoir. Amicalement Josette
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in La Jarne, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Vacances Février/hiver 2017
4 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Vacances Printemps 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mai 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Juin 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
August 2017
30 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £173

with continental breakfast for 2. Rates are for 2 guests. add 25 euros for additional guest. Prices are all inclusive of taxes, fees, linen, towels and heating. Cleaning is also included if its minimal or may charge extra 25euros.

Prices are all inclusive of taxes, fees, linen, towels and heating. Cleaning is also included if its minimal or may charge extra 25euros.

For longer stay please do not hesitate to contact or email Josette Coulos.

For a full refund, cancellation must be made five full days prior to check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in.
The guest cancels less than 5 days in advance, the first night is non-refundable but the remaining nights will be 50% refunded.
If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent 24 hours after the cancellation occurs are 50% refunded.

Discretion applicable by Josette.

Amenities available :
Kitchen (Kettle, Microwave, fridge/freezer, iron & ironing board, dining table with 6 chairs, cooker & oven )
3 seat sofa
Free Parking on Premises
Wireless Internet, Telephone
Cable TV

Pets Allowed (small)

Places to Visit :
La Jarne: small village with all the local facilities and a small supermarket (Coop)
Bus Stop by the house.
At the corner of the road : Boulangerie et patisserie : to appreciate French baguettes and cakes.....
cash machine
Walking distance : Golf - Tennis - Horse riding - Adventure park
Take away food : pizza, chinese.....

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.
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