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Historic town centre house in favourite holiday area. With WiFi connection

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 beds, sleeps 7 plus a baby, Animals considered

Spacious 3 bed, one bathroom with WC plus separate WC. Totally secluded courtyard with outdoor shower. Large delightful sitting room with satellite TV (French and English) programs. The house is only 5 minutes walk to the centre of the town and plenty of free parking and wifi connection. All bedding & towels are included.

Lorraine & Steven Cooper
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saintes in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Extra single bed plus cot can be moved to any room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Smokers can smoke in the courtyard.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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Historic town centre house in favourite holiday area. With WiFi connection
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

A great location

  • 5 of 5

We came upon this lovely house while browsing on the HomeAway website. Its within a short walking distance from Saintes town center and its lovely walks down by the river Charente with its picnic tables which we made use of a couple of times with foods bought in the great local markets.

Lorraine and Steven were more than helpful to us as they collected us from the train station upon arrival and dropped us back on our departure.

We would certainly recommend this house for its central location in Saints and its connections to other towns and vineyards in the area.

We look forward to a return visit in the not to distant future.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific Location

  • 4 of 5

Charming three bed town house, a few minutes walk from the town centre which has some fabulous restaurants & shops. We staid there for a wedding & found the property spacious & comfortable. Steven & Lorraine are friendly & very knowledgeable of the local area they booked hairdressers & gave directions etc. We found the staff in the restaurants & bars in Saintes more than helpful & friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights here for a family wedding in Saintes. The location is excellent. Right near the center of town, lots of restaurants & shops within walking distance. We had many out of town guests at a hotel in town for the wedding...ALL of them mentioned how friendly the people of Saintes are. Lots to see and do near the house. We would not hesitate to stay in this home again...it was just we needed, is in great shape and Lorraine & Steven are wonderful & helpful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent House in an Great Position in Saintes

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a cold day in January and the owners had left the heating on for us and made sure that we had plenty of logs for the log burner in the lounge.

The house is situated in a great position in the town centre, just a stroll from restaurants, bars and shops - too numerous to mention. There is a weekly market literally just across the road on the market place. Parking is easy and free right outside the door.

It is a very spacious house with 3 large bedrooms and a large family bathroom, huge lounge with an equally large kitchen and beautiful outside area.

Outside there is a pretty, sunny and enclosed courtyard which is ideal for families with children. This can be access from the lounge and the kitchen.

The dining kitchen is well equipped and also very spacious and can easily accommodate 8 people around the dining table. Patio doors lead out on to the enclosed courtyard which makes dining outside very comfortable. There is a washing machine.

We stayed in the really delightful, bright and sunny bedroom with the 4 poster bed with double aspect windows to the front and also overlooking the rear courtyard.

The lounge is huge with plenty of comfortable sofas and a big log burner which we made good use of in February. The lounge is sunny and bright.

Overall we thought the house was absolutely excellent and really good value for the very modest prices. The owners obviously look after the property well and we found them to be very accommodating as this was a last minute booking.

We are returning in September and have no hesitation is recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely few days in Saintes with our two boys. The house was big enough for all of us, the kids had plenty of room the run around and they loved the courtyard as it was totally enclosed.

The house is well equipped and very clean.

The owners are really friendly and were there to meet us when we arrived. They offered to show us around and advised us on all the places in local area.

The property is in a great location in the town, everything is in walking distance. we only used our car to visit cognac and the beautiful beaches which are only 30 minutes away.

The town itself is great with lots of places to eat and some great shops(especially the house shop in the middle of town!)

We will definitely be returning in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We keep coming back for more!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent another idyllic week (our 5th visit!) in this fantastic property and we will most definitely be back again ass soon as possible. This is a beautiful region with lots to explore and this house is just the most fantastic base. The town of Saintes has everything you could possibly need or want and we discover something new with each visit.

Steve and Lorraine are an absolute delight and we have built a lovely friendship with them now. They're very informative with regards to places to visit, local amenities and are incredibly helpful too - they have picked us up from the local train station & taken us to the house.They have also very generously invited us to their beautiful home (15 min drive from the house) in order that we could make use of their gorgeous swimming pool - sheer heaven!

We're now looking forward to our next visit & will be making that booking at the earliest opportunity. Miss this, miss out :)

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Le Plaisance
Nearest Ferry
420 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Saintes (junction 35 A10)
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
La Plaisance
Nearest Beach
38 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Situated in the historic Centre of Saintes this 3 bedroom property is ideal for those who want a 'no car' holiday or as a centre for exploring the superb Charente-Maritime region. 30 mins to the glorious sandy beaches of Royan and St Georges de Didonne. One hour from Bordeaux airport and 40 mins from La Rochelle airport, Saintes has rail and bus links to all the main areas of interest. Saintes itself has a wealth of interest including the famous Roman Arch, the well preserved amphitheatre where celebrations and son et lumiere are held, and the catherdral St Pierre. Take a boat trip down the Charente (Henry IV's 'favourite stream'). Cognac and St Jean d'Angely are within 20 mins and the Bordeaux wine vineyards are all within an hour. During the summer music is everywhere, local village fests, town bars, restaurants. Golf, riding, tennis are all available locally for those energetic enough to want more than a very relaxed eating and drinking holiday.also wifi connection, free pick-up from Saintes train station for up to six people if you have not got transport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saintes, 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
Mid Season
3 Sep 2017 - 12 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
13 May 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

30% deposit required for a reservation and remainder of payment 60 days before arrival.
Prices are quoted for a weekly stay. (7 nights) extra nights 90 euros per night. No extra charges for cleaning. No extra hidden costs.
Midweek bookings can be accommodated to take advantage of cheaper flights and ferries.
Collection and return from La Rochelle or Bordeaux airports are available for a maximum of 6 people at an extra cost. Please enquire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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