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Lovely relaxing Charente Maritime family holiday home with heated swimming pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Double Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Private Swimming Pool & Garden, Large House

Located in a peaceful village near Jonzac in the Charente Maritime, Maison de Lafenestre is an ideal holiday rental for up to 8 to 10 people.

The house is a delightful, 400 year old, single-storey holiday property with many original features. It has a private heated swimming pool and enjoys a large west facing rear garden which backs on to vine yards & farmland. There are plenty of places to explore on foot or bike and the fields and woods teem with interesting wildlife. The comfortable accommodation is on one level and has been furnished and equipped to a high standard.

The property is ideally situated to explore the area and is within easy reach of many local attractions such as Bordeaux, St Emilion, Saintes, and the golden beaches of Royan. Airports (Bordeaux, La Rochelle) are equidistant (approx 1 hour) and the nearest ferry port is St Malo

All on ground floor: 2 reception rooms. Kitchen with dining are. Super kingsize bedroom master bedroom, bedroom 2 with either twin or superking double bed, bedroom 3 with kingsize bed and bedroom 4 with bunk beds. En-suite shower rooms to bedroom 1 & 2, family bathroom (with bath), 3 separate WC's, west facing terrace for open air dining.

More Details

Jon Gorf
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Jon Gorf

My wife (Sharon) & I live near Brighton in the UK. We spend a lot of time in France and ultimately we plan live out there full time. In the meantime we both run a joinery company which explains why we love the house so much....there's a lot of beautiful features and woodwork.

We have fantastic neighbours in France and they help to look after the house and our guests

Jon Gorf purchased this house in 2014

Why Jon Gorf chose Saint-Maigrin

We bought the house as we visit the Charente very frequently as we love the local area and also have family not far from here (my wife is French).

Why here? The weather is good....so much better than UK! The area is fantastic, so much to see and do and places to visit. The village is very peaceful and we always leave relaxed and wanting to stay longe

What makes this house unique

The house is 400 years old and there are so many lovely original features.

Saint Maigrin is a peaceful village surrounded by vinyards but also near enough to so many great places to visit. We think it's a great central point for exploring the Charente region

The house also has a private heated swimming pool.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Maigrin in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathrooms have shower enclosures and sink/vanity units. Both have seperate WC's
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Single beds are bunk beds
    TV Lounge - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 sofa beds in TV lounge
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed in living room
  • Bedroom 1 has Superking size sleigh bed Bedroom 2 has twin single beds or they can be linked so can be turned into a Superking bed Bedroom 3 - king size double bed Bedroom 4 - single bunk beds Two sofa beds in TV lounge One sofa bed in Living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Lovely relaxing Charente Maritime family holiday home with heated swimming pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

So good the teenagers refused to go sightseeing

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Perfect for us (2 families with 1 child and 5 teenagers). The house is beautifully kept - big rooms and well supplied throughout. Christine and her son live next door and are very helpful in getting you settled in. Jon (owner) was really helpful and sent plenty of information to make the most of our stay - thanks.

Then there's the swimming pool! Couldn't keep the kids out - refused to go sightseeing.

Big garden to play in and for the dog to run around. Everyone was happy.

The village is small so there's little noise at night and amazing for star gazing too.

Overall it's a brilliant house. We had a fantastic fun and relaxing week. Shame we couldn't stay longer. We'd recommend it for any group/family/friends.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fantastic review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again soon.
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A lovely stay in St Maigrin

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week in St Maigrin. The house is very spacious and private with a good size pool, perfect for the 4 of us but could easily accommodate others. St Maigrin is rural France but towns and cites aren't too far away, we drove up from Bordeaux which is a fabulous city, and well worth a visit.

Thank you Jon for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you and your family enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for your great review.
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Lovely weeks stay

  • 5 of 5

10 family members in all , grandparents and kids and their partners. We found this a perfect place for a great weeks holiday. Jon was excellent in all pre holiday info etc. And despite a delay it was easy to get in touch with the local contact and he was there to hand over the keys even at 9pm (4 hours late). The house had everything we needed. The rooms and en suits are new and spacious. 2 big lounges and a great kitchen with all you need for 10 and plenty of condiments. The big table on the veranda was great and we used this most evenings chatting, eating and watching the sun go down. We used the BBQ twice and it was easily big enough. The pool was great especially after being out and about all day.

Locally the supermarket at Baignes is easily big enough for the 'big shop' . Jonzac and Barbezieux are nice local towns with good places to eat (but get the timing right). The night market at Jonzac was good, live music and good food and very popular. Bordeaux is a great City to visit, places to visit and good restaurants, but we did find the traffic within 10K very busy so try the train. All in all we had an excellent time and if it wasnt for an every expanding group of family that want to come on holiday to this area with us we would come again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you so much for your kind review. We plan to have a few more bedrooms added within the next few years and so hope to welcome you all again.
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Beautiful house, fabulous break

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous holiday here. A beautiful spacious house with loads of character but all the mod cons. It is set in the lush champagne region of Charente. A large garden, gorgeous heated pool and a terrace with a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside top it all off.

The house is a short drive from the beautiful town of Jonzac and easily accessible by car from Bordeaux airport. If you prefer a drive from the ferry the village is just six miles from the motorway. The rooms are light, airy and well-appointed. The large kitchen is well equipped if you wish to stay in, but equally there are plenty of restaurants in surrounding towns. If lush & tranquil French countryside is your idea of heaven, you'll love it.

Thanks for a superb stay!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your lovely review.
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Stunning property & location

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time at Maison de Lafenestre, a truly stunning property. The house was impeccably clean and stocked with the cooking basics in the well equipped kitchen. Some local honey, free range eggs, bread, a bottle of wine and tea and coffee were left as a gift for us by the owners which we felt was a lovely welcoming gesture. The bedding was all white and clean, crisp and well ironed. The beds themselves very comfortable.

The bathrooms were nice and modern and the shower was powerful.

We loved the outdoor pool, with temperatures reaching 33 degrees while we were in France it was a welcome place at the end of a hot day. We were pleased to see that the pool had a fence around it for safety reasons. The pool was very clean, as was the area around it.

We loved eating on the verandah in the evenings as the sun set, breakfast was usually taken in the kitchen on the large table which comfortably seated the 9 of us. There was also a more formal dining table in the second lounge. There were some books, games, puzzles and DVD's in the lounge which again was a nice gesture.

The region is absolutely stunning, with grape vines everywhere and stunning castles and chateaux's to visit. It is the Cognac and champagne region and we had a lovely visit to the Hennessey Cognac facility, which ended in Cognac tasting! About an hour and a half's drive away is the village of Oradour-sur-Glane , a place well worth a visit as it has been untouched since 1944.

Jonzac is about 15 minutes from the house and there are lots of things to do there, water park with saunas and spa treatments, rowing on the river, and thermal baths are some of the attractions. It also boasts a most stunning Chateau.

I would not hesitate to recommend this house to rent , most definitely once you've been you too will be in love with the Maison and the region.

We will most definitely be returning to Maison de Lafenestre and can't wait.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
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North Lancing

Chilled week in beautiful area of France

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a lovely stay in your beautiful holiday home. It was just right for us, 2 couples and our dogs - who particularly enjoying playing in the spacious garden, whilst we enjoyed the pool. The mixture of authentic renovation and modern bathroom facilities were really welcome and you have obviously given a lot of thought to making sure your guests have everything they need with books, games, DVDs available as well as plenty of local info and recommendations.

The pre-visit info pack received was probably the most comprehensive we've ever had in many years of renting holiday properties, and many thanks for your swift responses to our questions while we were staying.

Thanks again, would recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beaches and lovely town to visit. Lots of nice restaurants too. Zoo is nearby.
Zoo La Palmyre
Ile d'oleron
Amphithéâtre Gallo-romain
Les Domaines Rémy Martin
Le Château des Enigmes
Château Mouton Rothschild
Île d'Aix
Château Latour
Hourtin Port
The West Indies of Jonzac (Les Antilles de Jonzac)
Beautiful town with fantastic monolithic church built into the hillside
Château Léoville Poyferré
Great beaches
Nearest Airport
87 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
476 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
21 Kilometres
Montendre Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
63 Kilometres


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Maigrin, Charente-Maritime

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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