La Cigogne is an old, yet charmingly restored, farmhouse set in 1/2 acre of ground with barn, outbuildings and a secluded 10m x 5m swimming pool all for your exclusive use. The property, which sleeps 8 more than comfortably, is located in St Etienne La Cigogne, a peaceful hamlet, in the Charente-Maritime 10 miles from St Jean d'Angley. La Rochelle and the coast with its sandy beaches are only 40 minutes away. There are plenty of activities in the area such as horse riding, boating, canoing, tennis, the sea and golf combined with a wealth of sight-seeing opportunities all within easy driving distance. Shopping is a must particularly in Niort, La Rochelle, Cognac and St Jean d' Angley where there are many local restaurants bars and cafes. The nearest village, Villeneuve-la-Comtesse, is less than a mile away where you can purchase most essential items. But why not just relax by your own pool and enjoy La Cigogne and all that it has to offer!
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 more than comfortably. Near St Jean d'Angely
Peter and Barbara Hughes
- english, french, german
- Calendar last updated:
- 30 Dec 2018
About Peter and Barbara Hughes
A retired Army officer and publisher, who enjoys France and all that it has to offer.
Peter and Barbara Hughes purchased this Farmhouse in 2004
Why Peter and Barbara Hughes chose Saint-Étienne-la-Cigogne
La Cigogne is a spacious farmhouse, which we fell in love with immediately. Its a fun place to be at and brings back many happy memories
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The pool and its surrounds are the are the main attraction. There is plenty to do on site and the local area is wonderful to visit and explore
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Hazy Days of June.
Just as described in the title, a wonderful little house in a rural location. Nothing other than the birds and Crickets to disturb your relaxation. Although the weather wasn't great on all our days, we had plenty to go at in the area. Plenty of seafood fresh each day, and plenty of local wine to wash it all down with. A trip to Cognac is a must, and will enable you to see and experience the local area a little more. On returning to the house, ensure you are armed with plenty of fresh bread, cheese and wine, a selection of meats to bar b que and you are surely set to enjoy an evening of unhurried pleasure beside the pool.
The owners have done a lovely job to create a very comfortable home for you to borrow, with comfy beds and ample seating. There is plenty of hot water, if you need it, a great kitchen with all the gadgets to make your stay as easy as possible.
If you hadn't guessed we had a simply great time, and we're very sorry to leave.
One other thing, if you just can't cope without the internet, they even have that too!
Many thanks for this excellent report on your holiday at La Cigogne. We love the place to bits too!
Farmhouse in perfect location with great setup
We had a party of 2 families including 4 adults and 3 teenagers. The property is a really good size and was easily large enough to accommodate everyone. All rooms were very well furnished and decorated to a really good standard. It's fabulously kitted out throughout, so very comfortable. The outside area is very secure, with the pool area in its own courtyard, so it's very private and safe. Perfect to relax in the good climate. The pool was spotless and clearly well maintained. It's also very well equipped, with plenty of comfortable loungers, outside dining facilities etc. If you go once, you will want to go back. We have already booked again for next year. Really can't fault it.
Lovely relaxing holiday location
Lovely rural location with great facilities. Also great for families with young children. We had a very enjoyable two weeks here in August - would recommend.
My family and I have just returned from a perfect 2 weeks at the farmhouse. The property and setting are actually much better than the pictures portray. The house itself is very spacious, with plenty of things provided to make the holiday enjoyable - such as DVD's, games, Sky TV etc. The gardens are much bigger than you can see on the website too, including a lovely gravelled drive and garage. Within easy drives are small and larger supermarkets and nice restaurants etc. Plenty of English spoken in the area too which helps with our pigeon French. There were 5 of us in the family, and a dog, and all had a super time. We may even book again. The owners and caretakers also very nice too! (oh, and great weather!)
We are so delighted to have yet another satisfied holiday guest. We love our farmhouse too!
Excellent Property very rural and quiet. Brilliant owners very helpful and informative. Pool not heated but not needed as it was generally above 23 C. Everything you need for a quiet relaxing holiday. We went with family of 4 put could comfortably sleep double that. Overall would definitely recommend.
Thanks Very much
We aim to please
There are a host of activities and things to do in the area including:
St Jean d'Angely - located 12 miles away is a charming medieval town with a busy market twice a week. It has a wide range of shops, cafes and dozens of restaurants. Niort - Originally a Gallic village snuggled in a bend in the river on the banks of the River Sevre 14 miles away, the town has kept the traces of its glorious history intact. It is a commercial town with many different businesses and the Baltard style market hall, which shelters a very lively covered market. La Rochelle - The best way of seeing La Rochelle is to stroll along the quay sides of the old harbour and through the network of pedestrian streets. It is obvious from the old timbered houses and private mansions that the source of La Rochelle's splendour has always been the sea. Shops and restaurants abound and should be combined with a visit to the nearby beaches. The Atlantys pool complex - in St Jean d'Angely is open 7 days a week.
Other Activities: Go-carting
Additional pricing information
Discounts available for last minute bookings. There is a £200 refundable damage deposit. Payment may be made in Euro or Pounds.