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Chris & Beverley

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, French

3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, SECLUDED DETACHED VILLA, CHARENTE, FRANCE

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Saint-Vaize - L'ABRI

CHARENTAISE VILLA, PRIVATE GARDEN, MODERN FACILITIES, GAMES ROOM, UK TV, WiFi

A 200 year-old DETACHED Charentaise villa, lots of character, stone walls, beams and original stone fireplace. Modern kitchen & bathrooms. The large, mature, secluded, south-facing garden, is not overlooked and has sun-loungers, table and 2 BBQ's. Lots of space to play. The 10m x 4m private pool has roman steps for easy access. The pool area has a summer kitchen/utility room (with fridge), shower & WC. The games room has a pool/snooker table, table football & darts. The swimming pool, table tennis, books, boardgames, WiFi, UK + French TV, DVD, video games etc. will keep everyone occupied. The open plan kitchen/diner has a large teak table & terracotta tiles. The lounge has a large TV with UK channels. The lounge and all the bedrooms have fly screens. Relax with books & games on the mezzanine. Central heating and a large fireplace for LONG-LETS between November and March. A spacious house and large garden offer plenty of things to do, you don't need to go out everyday, and there is no feeling of living on top of one another...for more info please click on 'more details' below:

PAYMENT:

Bookings can be made directly with us (Chris & Beverley) by pressing 'Enquire Now', we can answer any questions you may have and payment can then be made with no additional fees. Alternatively, bookings can be made through Homeaway by pressing 'Book Now' or 'Request to Book', Homeaway will charge a fee of 5-8% of the total rental amount.

THINGS TO DO IN THE VILLA

- Sunbathe and read while the kids splash around in the pool.

- Play snooker/pool, table football and darts in the games room.

- Play table tennis or a selection of family games including scrabble, Jengha, connect-4, playing cards, Uno.

- Relax with one one of the many books.

- Cycle/walk & explore the local area.

- Surf and send e-mail using the free WiFi.

- BBQ with gas or charcoal, are a good way to eat in, or dine Al Fresco by the pool.

- Large flat screen TV with UK channels, DVD player with a selection of movies. PS2 (with games).

This is a great base for a family holiday, rural, yet only 10-15 minutes away from Saintes, a major town.

THE AREA:

- Eat at some of the many good restaurants within 15 minutes drive

- A boulangerie less than 5 minutes drive

- A Vival convenience store is close-by.

- Royan has a huge, sandy beach and loads of nice restaurants.

- Cycle to the River Charente in about 10 minutes

- Practice your swing at the local driving range.

- Play tennis using two, free, good quality hard tennis courts (5 minutes away).

- Golf courses are within easy reach.

- Go-karting, bowling and crazy golf are all good family fun.

- If you search this web address, you will discover what is available in Charente Maritime:

http://www.france-atlantic.com/charente-maritime-pratique/plan-du-site/accueil-plan-du-site

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

***ROAD & FERRIES***:

It is an easy drive from any of the French channel ports, its motorway all the way until the last 20 minutes. The approximate time and distances from each of the channel ports are:

- St. Malo........4h20m / 250 miles

- Caen............4h40m / 310 miles

- Le Havre.......5h20m / 360 miles

- Dieppe..........5h50m / 370 miles

- Cherbourg....5h50m / 350 miles

- Boulogne......6h50m / 450 miles

- Calais...........7h00m / 470 miles

- Dunkirk..........7h10m / 470 miles

- Zeebrugge....7h30m / 480 miles

A 20% DISCOUNT can be obtained on some ferry crossings from Portsmouth, Poole or Plymouth.

***AIRPORTS & AIRLINES***:

The area is well served by a international airports, and most have services operated by budget airlines, all have car hire facilities. The approximate time and distances from each are:

- La Rochelle..60 min / 60 miles

- Angouleme...70 min / 60 miles

- Bordeaux.......90 min / 80 miles

- Poitiers...........90 min / 90 miles

- Limoges......140 min / 110 miles

- Bergerac......150 min / 140 miles

Airport transfers can be arranged if required.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chris & Beverley (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just right' sums it up - a really lovely gite in a super location. The house genuinely felt like a home, with all the creature comforts and more. The pool was a treat, being a real part of the house rather than a distant feature, as is so often the case. The coast and country activities were both within an easy drive, with lots to see.
Jun 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)
3 BEDROOM, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, SECLUDED DETACHED VILLA, CHARENTE, FRANCE
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 21 reviews
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Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantasic holiday!! The villa is so so much better that what you could imagine from the pictures provided. My husband and I walked around the house for about an hour in amazement. Everything you could think of is provided and more.. weather was fantastic, pool was fantastic, the kids loved it so much.

Villa was clean and fresh. Lovely and modern without loosing the character of the house.

Fantastic communication from the owners.

The area is rural but nothing was too far away!

Exactly what we needed, a home from home with a private pool, beautiful weather, beautiful surroundings and so peaceful. Enough to shut the world away and relax and enjoy.. (that was our choice).

Highly recommend to all!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property - a real 'home from home'. We stayed here for two weeks with our two adult daughters who also loved it. Chris & Beverley have gone to great lengths to provide all that you would. The accommodation was immaculate on arrival with a lovely Welcome Pack which was a nice touch. The pool area has a kitchen area also with a shower and bathroom off that. We used the bikes on a couple of days too. We couldn't default it and would gladly return. A very peaceful location.

Saintes has a HyperU with everything you need for a self catering holiday - no need to bring anything from the UK. It's about 20 mins by car. There is a SuperU (mini market) closer by if you need something in a rush. We visited lots of towns on the coast, Saintes several times for lunch, dinner and shopping. (Need to tune in to French opening times!). We visited Cognac, Angouleme and La Rochelle a couple of times. Empty roads - easy driving.

We would definitely return here and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly recommend this property, it has everything required for a great stay. (We have been 3 times)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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The perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at L’Abri for two weeks commencing Saturday 23rd May 2015. We chose the villa after carrying out extensive research of similar properties within one hour’s drive of La Rochelle.

It’s a long time since we rented a holiday villa and said – Wow! Within a few minutes of looking around.

This is an exceptional home where the owners have taken a great deal of care both in furnishing and equipping the property.

The villa is finished to a very high standard, is spotlessly clean and equipped so comprehensively that you will want for nothing. The extensive games facilities gave us a great deal of enjoyment.

We loved the total privacy of the property and its tranquil location. Less than 5 cars per day pass down the road. Within a pleasant 15 minutes’ drive, along almost deserted roads, there are an array of shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

Beaches are around 45 minutes’ drive away, again along almost deserted roads.

We would recommend this property to anyone without any hesitation. It was probably one of our best ever holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Fabulous Holiday Home!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent an amazing 2 weeks at this accommodation and would not hesitate to recommend - you will not be disappointed. The house is gorgeous (the photos don't do it justice!) and comfortable with loads of room and extremely well equipped. A lovely 'welcome pack' greeted us on arrival which was much appreciated. Swimming pool is first class and warm and much time was spent in it. This along with table tennis, pool, table football etc kept our sons of 19 & 24 very happy. Surrounding area is beautiful with lots of places to visit within easy reach - including Saintes, Royan, Ile d'Oleron & Ile de Re, La Rochelle etc...

Very hard to leave on final day as we felt so 'at home' - looking forward very much to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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All you could want in a holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This is truly all you could want in a holiday home. It is great in the sunshine, great if it rains and there is always plenty to do. The house and facilities are excellent, the pool is lovely and warm, the location is quiet, but within easy reach of towns, places of interest, restaurants, shops and the sea.

All-in-all, we thoroughly recommend a stay in L'Abri. It was our second visit (first in 2012) and this time our ages ranged from 4 - 69, we all had a great time. We intend to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Taillebourg
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
St. Malo
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Saintes
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Saintes
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A10 - Exit 35
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Taillebourg
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Royan
Car: necessary

This spacious villa is a great place for a fun filled family holiday, enjoy the many things to do in the house (no need to go out every day), and in the area. It is set in rural surroundings, but benefits from being 10 minutes from a large town (Saintes). There area is surrounded by fields, woodlands and vineyards. A convenience store, providing essentials such as fresh bread and milk, is 5 minutes drive. A mobile boulangerie van passes by the house each day, and there is a boulangerie 5 minutes away in Taillebourg. Explore the immediate area on foot or by bike.

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Saintes is 10 mins away, a Roman town with many restaurants, shops and banks, it is located on the river Charente. Fantastic beaches at Royan can be reached in 40 mins, the attractive ports of La Rochelle and Bordeaux are an hour. Markets at Saintes and other local towns offer a wide range of fresh meat, fish, fruit & veg.

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The region is famous for fresh seafood and the local oysters are the best in France. There are many vineyards offering tours and tasting, as well as brandy tours in Cognac.

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Other Activities: Beaches, Motorised Hang Gliding, Tennis Courts, Roman History, Paleosites, Museums , Seafood

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Golf: The area is well served with 18-hole golf courses, with one just 10 minutes away and four more within 60 minutes. There is also a driving range about 5 minutes drive.

LOUIS-ROUYER GUILLET (Saintes) - 4,800m, par 62, http://www.ville-saintes.fr/EXT/golf/golf_site.html. has 21 bay driving range, practice greens, lessons, and a good restaurant - 10 mins.

GOLF DU COGNAC - 6100m, par 72,- http://golfducognac.fr has an restaurant - 40 mins.

GOLF DE ROYAN - 5600m, par 71. http://www.golfderoyan.com is 50 mins. and close to some great beaches.

GOLF DE NIORT http://www.golfclubniort.fr is 50 mins.

ANGOULEE GOLFL'HIRONDELLE - 6300, par 70, http://www.golf-angouleme.com is 60 mins.

ST. PORCHAIRE has a 6 hole course, www.golfchateaudelavallade.com. - only 20 mins.

lLE D'OLERON has a 9 hole course, see the island and beaches, and taste the oysters, about 60 mins.

The house is large, and a group of golfers would have more than enough room. The snooker, pool, table tennis, darts, table football etc. would keep you busy when not on the course.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-Vaize, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
24 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Winter
30 Oct 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Spring
2 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Bookings can be made directly with us (Chris & Beverley) by pressing 'Enquire Now', we can answer any questions you may have and payment can then be made with no additional fees. Alternatively, bookings can be made through Homeaway by pressing 'Book Now' or 'Request to Book', Homeaway will charge a fee of 5-8% of the total rental amount.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Vaize in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • WC - Toilet , All new WC.
    SHOWER ROOM - Shower Enclosure , Modern, large fully-tiled shower enclosure and hand basin.
    MASTER BEDROOM EN-SUITE - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Modern, rolltop bath, large fully-tiled shower enclosure, WC
    POOL SHOWER & WC - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Modern, fully-tiled shower enclosure, WC. Next to pool.
  • All bathrooms are modern, spacious and recently renovated to a high standard with good quality fixtures & fittings. The master bedroom's en-suite bathroom has a roll-top bath, large shower enclosure, WC and handbasin. It is spacious, bright with a large window overlooking the garden and swimming pool. A modern shower room serves the other two bedrooms, it has a large, fully-tiled shower enclosure and handbasin, and plenty of room to dry and change. The separate WC is adjacent to the shower room. The swimming pool terrace area has its own modern bathroom with a large shower enclosure, WC and hand basin - this room is well placed for changing and showering before and after a dip in the pool. There is also a fully equipped poolside summer kitchen, so everything you need to enjoy your time by the pool is right at hand.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • BEDROOM - 1 (MASTER) - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom, wardrobe, drawers, fly screen.
    BEDROOM 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious with wardrobe, drawers and fly screen..
    BEDROOM 3 - 2 Single Bed , Spacious with wardrobe, drawers and fly screen.
  • Three large, bright, tastefully decorated bedrooms, each equipped with wardrobes, drawers and bedside cabinets. The master bedroom overlooks the garden and swimming pool, and has a luxurious en-suite bathroom including a roll-top bath, large shower and WC. The second bedroom has a large double bed, and the third has two single beds; these two bedrooms share a large, modern shower room and separate WC. A travel cot, together with ,high chair and stair gates, is available for families with babies or toddlers. All bed linen and towels are provided so no need for you to pack them, cleaning after your stay is included in the tariff.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This is a spacious, yet cosy house with large garden and lots to do. The games room has a pool/snooker table, darts and table football, and there is also a table tennis table in a sheltered and covered area. The open plan kitchen/dining room has been completely renovated with fully-fitted units and all new appliances. All bathrooms and the kitchen are modern. The kitchen/diner has a large teak rustic farmhouse table, traditional fireplace, other original features, wooden beams and exposed stone. The large garden is mature with trees and bushes providing privacy, and room to play . The swimming pool has a terrace with sunbeds, chairs and table. The fully equipped summer kitchen/utility room is next to the pool terrace, making it a great area for alfresco dining. There is also a poolside shower/WC. Pool towels are supplied as is the pool furniture including a large garden table and chairs, parasol, sun-loungers, and a couple of small tables and chairs for a quiet relaxing drink

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