Our property is a recently renovated farmhouse that is steeped in history. At various times over the centuries it’s been used as a cannon forge, a cognac distillery, grain store and servants’ quarters for the nearby chateau.
The layout incorporates two double bedrooms and a large downstairs kitchen-diner/living room that features an original Charentaise fireplace, complete with log-burner. The house sleeps four to six and includes all mod cons, see notes. There is also a private walled courtyard, ideal for sunbathing in the day or for relaxing BBQs in the evening.
Great rural location, set amongst the farms, vineyards, sunflower fields and wild forest of the Charente Maritime. The village of Corme Royal is a short walk (1km) and has a baker, butcher, hotel with a restaurant and a lovely bar that opens out onto the main square. There’s also a pharmacy, tobacconist, general store and post office. The French national footpath route GR14 passes within 100 metres of our house so our residence also suits ramblers and walking enthusiasts. The town of Saintes is on the pilgrimage route of Saint Jacques de Campostelle and pilgrims have passed through our village after staying the night nearby.
The coast, which can be reached in 30 minutes, offers everything from great surf to gentle sandy beaches and picturesque coastal walks.
The nearest large town, Saintes (15km), is a lively medieval market town with a river running right through the centre. It was the regional Roman capital in the first century BC, and boasts a number of historic attractions and ancient architecture, including a cathedral, amphitheatre and thermal baths.
This region often enjoys excellent weather, clocking up an average of 2,400 hours of sunshine every year. Great for short breaks or longer stays. Please get in touch if you have any further questions.
Sleeps 4/6 persons
2 double bedrooms, shower room/ W.C. , open plan kitchen and living room. All rooms have centuries-old original wooden beams. Second bedroom now has a double and a single bed.
Royan, 30 minutues by car.
The accommodation is situated in a very quiet lane that ends against our forest and is very suitable for children. Off road parking is available. Car advised, though transport links are available. No smoking or pets.
Nearest travel links:
La Rochelle airport (45 minutes). Bordeaux Airport (80 mins)
Nearest railway- Saintes 15 km. There is a bus that to Saintes.
Dishwasher, washing machine, heated towel rail, gas cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge freezer, iron and board, kettle, saucepans, cutlery and crockery, BBQ, heated towel rail. French and English Satellite TV. WIFI is available and previous clients have streamed programmes using their appropriate devices. Please note, this is the countryside so data speed and access is sometimes limited. A cot and high chair are available for use by small children.
2 double beds, 1 single bed , double sofa bed, dining table and chairs, 2 sofas