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Beautiful farmhouse in a rural hamlet yet just 22 km's from the beach with Wifi.

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This rustic stone farmhouse has 4 bedrooms & a mezzanine sleeping 2-10 people.

This beautiful spacious 160m2 farmhouse has stone walls and many original features including oak beams. It has been lovingly restored since 2005 when it was purchased. It has 2 newly fitted bathrooms and a separate WC.

We offer a welcome basket with tea, coffee, sugar, milk, biscuits, salt, pepper etc to all our guests and a chilled bottle of champagne on arrival for all bookings of one week or more.

We also have the Gite next door, Les Hirondelles ref: 1191179 which sleeps 4/5 people. Both properties are private and are not overlooked but can connect via a gate in the back garden if desired. This is particularly useful for larger parties or family celebrations/significant birthdays.

At La Sablonniere there is a large 25m2 kitchen with a Leisure range style cooker, upright fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave; farmhouse table and benches. The living area looks out onto the terrace in a private walled courtyard leading to a large 1350m2 garden with 2 swings, garden furniture and barbeque.

The hamlet of Les Epeaux de Meursac is made up of stone and rendered houses some of which date back to the 1400's. The population of Meursac is circa 2000.

It is in a rural setting which if you like nature you will love. This is known as a twitcher's paradise with many birds of prey and owls. There are also tiny bats, swallows and lizards.

It is a tranquil place yet is only a 20 minute drive away from beach resorts of Royan, Meschers and St George de Didonnes, and inland the roman town of 'Saintes'. It is in the vineyard area of Bordeaux and also Cognac; and is known for its shellfish especially the oysters of Marennes and Oleron which are eaten all over France.

There is a double bedroom on the ground floor overlooking the garden, there is a shower room with a basin and WC next to it (New 2015) and it connects through a door to the kitchen.

From the kitchen there is a staircase leading to the 1st floor where there are 3 further bedrooms and a bathroom.

2 of the Bedrooms have a double bed and a single bed in each, the third has a king size four poster bed.

The bathroom on the 1st floor has a bath with a shower over, basin and a toilet and a towel radiator.

From the kitchen there is a door leading to a utility room with a WC.

From the utility room a door leads to the living room in the 'Chai' which has 2 sets of French doors leading to the terrace and garden.

The Chai is an old barn attached to the house which we renovated in 2006. It has stone internal walls and painted beams with full height to the roof height. There is a staircase from the living room leading to the mezzanine bedroom which has an IKEA single bed which converts to a 180cm wide bed.

The living room has an extending dining room table and chairs which seats 8 adults or 6 adults & 4 children. There is a settee and armchairs and a wood burning stove.

We have a high chair, cot and baby bath at your disposal.

We also have Wifi which was installed in 2015.

More Details

Owner
Sophie Leech
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Sophie Leech

We are Sophie and Richard Leech and we live in Silkstone near Barnsley where we both work full time. I am a Practice Manager for a GP Practice in Leeds and Richard is a Director of a family business together with his Mother and Brother and they are agents selling sports apparel to retailers in the North of England. Richard is also Chairman of our Parish Council and we are both involved in community projects on a voluntary basis.

Sophie Leech purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Sophie Leech chose Saintes area

We bought this house in 2005 as it was just 20 minutes from my French grandparents house in Vaux sur Mer, shortly after we got married. We called it 'La Sablonniere' after our favourite white wine from Vouvray that we had at our wedding. The house was a bit of a ruin when we bought it with just a kitchen and ground floor bathroom and two bedrooms. But we fell in love with it and could see the potential albeit with a lot of imagination! It took a lot of hard work and even more money to get it to the standard it is today. We have spent every holiday at the house working on it renovating the 'Chai' and the 1st floor into 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom. We redecorate every year a different part of the interior and take pride in presenting it in the best way we can. We are re-doing the ground floor bathroom this winter as its the only room we have left to refurbish.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We love the Chai now, its our favourite room. The sun pours in in the morning and the 2 French doors open straight onto the terrace. It has a wood burning stove which is unbelievably efficient and gives the room a cosy feel on cool evenings. We left some of the internal walls in limestone which looks amazing and although we couldn't keep any of the original beams as they had perished, we have left the new beams exposed to full roof height and have whitewashed them.

The garden has been a labour of love too and we have recruited a wonderful gardener now, Antoine, who comes every 2 weeks to look after it. We invested in a ride on mower last year as the garden measures half an acre! We have planted a herb garden near the terrace for our guests to use at the suggestion of a past guest, which is very handy for barbeques.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Meursac in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Step available for children and baby bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 1st floor bathroom with bath and shower over with glass shower door. Basin with mirror cabinet above, toilet and electric towel radiator. Step available for children and baby bath. Separate Toilet on ground floor as well as a shower room with Toilet and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wardrobe, chest of drawers and chair, Ground Floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Four poster bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Mezzanine bedroom, Ikea single bed pulls out to kingsize
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We offer a welcome basket to all our guests with milk, tea, fresh coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar and biscuits etc as well as a bottle of chilled champagne for bookings of a week or longer. We can provide additional food on request if you are arriving late.

Location

Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
La Table
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
La Table
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Meschers / Royan
Car: necessary

This beautiful restored stone farmhouse is situated in the countryside amongst sunflower fields and vineyards in the small hamlet of Les Epeaux de Meursac.

It is 22 km from Royan and the roman town of Saintes, and is a 20 minute drive away from the nearest beaches at Meschers and 5 minutes away from the nearest restaurant and shops.

We are surrounded by pretty medieval villages amongst the most beautiful in France such as Talmont and Pons.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Meursac, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
High Season
2 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£926
for 7 nights
£926
 
 
Late Season
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£716
for 7 nights
£716
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£716
for 7 nights
£716
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66

We do not accept cheques vacanciers

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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