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Stunning 2 & 3 bed gites with shared pool in village location, 40 mins to coast - La Petite Bergerie - 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite), sleeps 7

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



La Petite Bergerie - 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite), sleeps 7

This is a beautifully converted stone barn. With open plan living area downstairs and 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs.

There are 2 double bedrooms one of which has an en-suite bathroom. Both double bedrooms have a low beam over the doorway. There is a third children's bedroom with bunk beds and small single bed.

The living area has comfortable seating for 7 and there is a large dining table with ample seating. The kitchen is fully equipped.

About the property

La Petite Bergerie & l'Olivier

Originally barns these 2 beautifully converted luxury, detached gites, each have their own private garden area, sitting amongst trees on the edge of the charming village of Crazannes, just a 5 minute walk from the River Charente. The nearest town is Saintes which as well as offering many places to visit with its Roman Heritage, has all your shopping needs.

These attractive, comfortable and very well equipped gites are ideal for family holidays with everything you would need for a young family. Or this peaceful setting is ideal for a quiet get away. Spend the day by the pool or relaxing in the garden. Or visit one of the many beaches most of which are just a 35 minute drive.

Also perfectly located for those who wish to explore the area or to just relax and enjoy the weather! With beautiful sunny days throughout the year this makes it a perfect location for walking and cycling and enjoying the surrounding countryside and for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages.

What's in the area?: With just a 40 minute drive north west to the Atlantic coast you will find the sunny beaches of Fouras and Chatelaillon Plage. And to the south west, still just 40 minutes, there are the beautiful beaches of Saint-Georges-de-Didonne and St Palais-sur-Mer. With many more but unfortunately we haven’t visited them all!

With Cognac a 35 minute drive, tours around one of the famous Martell, Hennessy or Remy Martin distilleries are a must.

Just 50 minutes from the beautiful coastal town of La Rochelle, a must for any shopper! La Rochelle has a wonderful ambience with many restaurants bursting on to the pavements. Seafood is of course the speciality. Just 60 minutes to the stunning Ile de Re. With wonderful shops to browse round at Ile de Martin and an amazing choice of pavement cafes and restaurants, all looking on to the harbour. Ile de Re has many beautiful beaches and more wonderful quaint villages to wonder around.

More Details

Catherine Piner
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Catherine Piner

We arrived here with our young family in 2003 with the intention of giving it a go for 5 years and we're still here!

We came here from Surrey, so the pace of life has slowed down considerably, not only is this a great holiday destination it's a great place to live too.

Both our children love it, they've only known the French school system so are far more fluent than either of us!

Catherine Piner purchased this barn in 2003

Why Catherine Piner chose Crazannes

When we first saw this property and the beautiful garden we knew this had to be the one.

The huge draw was the the fact that even though the 'gites' were little more than shells used for storage and garaging we could see they had massive potential especially as they were completely independent of the main house and each other. So each house would have it's only private space.

The location is perfect, not a huge drive from the UK and when our guests arrive loads of interesting places to visit including some amazing beaches within a short drive.

It was a top priority that our guests would be comfortable as although generally the climate is warm and sunny it's inevitable that some days may not be so bright.

What makes this barn unique

The thing I remember most was during our second viewing of the property, we were sitting on the terrace and could hear the church bell chime midday, beautiful! So very peaceful and our girls have often said how lovely it is to sit and listen to the birds, as there are so many trees in the garden there are certainly no shortage of those!

Available Rentals

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Please note all bookings from September to May (inclusive), heating is not included in the price.
All prices are from Saturday to Saturday during July and August all other dates arrival and departure dates can be flexible to make the most of those cheap flight deals!!!
All prices include linen, towels and tea towels, but not beach/pool towels.
There is a cleaning charge payable in euros on arrival.
Please contact us for short or long let prices.


Accommodation and facilities for La Petite Bergerie - 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite), sleeps 7in Crazannes in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , (Ensuite to double bedroom 3)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , (bunk beds with a 3rd 2'6' bed)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 has an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over the bath. Both double bedrooms have a low beam over doorway.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
In the private garden area in front of the accommodation there is a very large table with fixed benches on either side, providing seating for at least 10. Wonderful for all the family to dine outside in the sunshine. Additional seating available if the benches are to awkward.


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La Petite Bergerie - 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite), sleeps 7
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Utterly charming!

  • 5 of 5

After several years of trips to Cornwall and 'easy' package holidays with our young children we decided they were old enough to cope with the drive to this part of France - I only wish we had done it years ago! Not only was the drive much quicker than I remembered but La Petite Bergerie made it the extra special holiday that I was hoping for. It's a beautifully restored and exquisitely (but also very practically) furnished property that we instantly felt at home in: large comfy sofa, large dishwasher, masses of seating inside and out etc. Every inch of the property was spotlessly clean and the bottle of wine / welcome pack on arrival was much appreciated.

The gite was larger than I expected and the outdoor area was stunning and had plenty of shade for hot days. The play area was a plus for my children (8 and 11) who made friends with the little girl staying at 'L'Olivier' next door and had a lovely time playing and swimming together. Having said that, the other property is very private and you wouldn't have to socialise -but I'm sure we will return in future and try to book both properties at the same time with friends or relatives so that we can take full advantage of the set up with the two properties.

The surrounding area is varied, interesting and attractive. I was seduced by Port D'envaux - our boat trip was a highlight. Shopping in Saintes was a guilty pleasure, and for the kids the bouncy castles/mini boating lake at St Savinien were a bonus. A similar park area in the UK would be overrun and unpleasant, whereas here you have space, clean facilities and the tranquillity you rarely get with any kind of kids' activities at home.

Although the weather was not as hot as expected for this time of year I actually found it perfect and we managed to eat outside / BBQ most evenings. We only stayed for one week as we moved further inland for the second week, however, I could have quite easily wiled away a fortnight - just lovely. Catherine was an excellent host - friendly yet completely professional. She brought us some home-grown goodies one evening, and has been a pleasure to deal with.

Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the most perfect relaxing holidays ever!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at La Bergerie it was just so perfect in such a beautiful setting. Exactly as described, it was exceptionally maintained to the highest standard with good quality and beautiful bedding. We arrived much later than expected but this was not a problem for the owner Catherine who met us. The property had everything you would ever need to make our stay very comfortable. The pool and surrounds were spotless with more than enough comfortable loungers for everyone. We would certainly recommend this property to friends and relatives and indeed intend to go back. The pretty town of Saintes was a joy with lots to see and visit with a choice of good restaurants for lunch and dinner. Lovely countryside for walking and cycling. Our only disappointment is that we had to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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La Petite Bergerie was absolutely gorgeous.

  • 5 of 5

La Petite Bergerie was absolutely gorgeous. We loved everything about the property and location. Catherine and Terry have thought of everything to make your holiday stay perfect. The pool and gardens are such a pleasure also.

We visited so many lovely places locally and out to the coast, which is so worthwhile and not too far a drive. Bordeaux is a fantastic city with so much to see and do.

We would highly recommend the property and the area of the Charente region.

Annette, Tony &a Miriam, Dublin

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property and grounds. Perfect for a fami

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely lovely and exceeded expectations. It was fully equipped and the play area outside was an added bonus in keeping our two year old entertained. Catherine and her family were extremely accommodating when we needed an earlier check in and went out of their way to ensure everything was ready. Fab property.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent facilities and comfort

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, everything thought of and any questions dealt with immediately!

Lovely big pool

As older visitors, a couple of things could be better:

Dim lighting, particularly in kitchen work area and sink

Getting my replaced hip over the bench at the only outside table/bench seating- smaller with separate chairs would be a useful alternative!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a shame! As pointed out we do respond as quickly as we can to any problems / queries. If we had been aware of the issue with the outside table there are many tables and chairs in the garden that could have easily been moved to "la Petite Bergerie" garden. And we will be looking into the lighting in the kitchen and do whatever we can to rectify this. You only have to ask!!
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

La Petite Bergerie is perfect to get away from it all and completely unwind. A visit to the quaint village of Crazannes is like stepping back in time. Catherine provides a wonderful welcome - thank you for the bread, milk and wine!! If the weather is good the pool and gardens provide a perfect setting for outdoor living.

If you have a car La Rochelle, Royan and Ile de Re are well worth a visit.

This accommodation provides the perfect combination of French countryside tranquility with good access to coastal areas and surrounding twins and villages but a car is essential.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Port d'Envaux
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
St Savinien
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Port d'Envaux
Nearest Beach
36 Kilometres
Car: necessary

L’Olivier and la Petite Bergerie are situated in the charming small village of Crazannes. It is only a 5 min. walk to the beautiful river Charente, with local Châteaux of Crazannes and Panloy at Port d’Envaux both within walking distance and le Château de la Roche Courbon at Saint-Porchaire just a 5 minute drive.

It is only a 15 minute drive from the beautiful market town of Saintes, also located on the Charente, shops and restaurants are therefore within easy reach.

There are many many stunning beaches all less than an hours drive.