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Romantic chateau XIX in big private estate with river and pool

Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's5
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

In a private park of nearly 30 hectares (75 acres), crossed by a small river, the castle has retained its old charm intact while being modernized for better comfort.

40 minutes from the beaches (Royan, Ile de Ré, Oléron Island).

9 golf courses in the area: www.plus-de-golf.com/parcours-golf/Charente-Maritime-D17.htm

Many attractions for children (Aquarium in La Rochelle, Zoo of La Palmyre, one of the largest in Europe-, water sports in St Savinien). Music Festival at the Abbaye aux Dames in Saintes.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

Why The Owner chose Saint-Jean-d'Angely area

Built in 1830, the castle is part of a property that has not changed family for 200 years. This is a cozy family home and has been preserved throughout the generations.

The region is one of the sunniest in France and famous for its beaches and the islands of Ré and Oléron.

Area of old traditions, notable for its architecture with its beautiful cities of La Rochelle, Rochefort, Saintes and St Jean d'Angely, Romanesque churches lost in the countryside and small villages built with local white stones.

Culinary tradition with oysters, the famous butter of the region, cheeses. And the world famous Cognac!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Saint-Savinien in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 5 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 5 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Toilet 3 - Toilet
    Toilet 4 - Toilet
    Toilet 5 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Shower room 2 - Bath (no shower) , Bidet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Cellar
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Romantic chateau XIX in big private estate with river and pool
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

A wonderful shabby chic chateau in lovely grounds

  • 3 of 5

We had a great stay at the Chateau that was marred by one thing only. The pool was green when we arrived and despite constant contact with Arnaud, it was even more green and murky when we left and new guests were due to arrive. What is most disappointing is that since we left we have tried to speak to Arnaud about it and he has ignored every email. This is a real shame because my daughter left her diary there and I was happy to pay for them to send it back but they have ignored me completely.

Other than that it is a great place for a group holiday. It is a little shabby but full of character and very comfortable. Great grounds for the kids to play in and so on.

The only other thing to note is that on the first floor there are 4 bedrooms with only one toilet to share between them. There are lots of en suite "bathrooms" on this floor but they only have basins and baths. There is a 5th bedroom on that floor with an en suite with toilet but the rest share one toilet.

If you don't plan to use the pool I think you will have a great time but if you are going in summer and want to cool off I would ask for some assurance from Arnaud that the problem has been fixed as it looked to us like it was a long term situation as the sides and bottom were dirty and despite changing the filter and using the automatic pool cleaner every day it did not improve.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Delightful chateau in lovely grounds ,near several pretty towns and villages, Saint Savinien 5 mins down the road. Swimming pool good size and near house. Plenty of seating for big party. Good to have bikes to wander round local villages, also good walks. Housekeeper,Dominique and caretaker Jean Marie very pleasant and helpful. A great place for a family get together.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very charming family, we are hoping to see you again!
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Everything you expect it to be - and more!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during my son's wedding in Rochefort. Perfect for a large family 'get together'. Beautiful surroundings and reasonably close to Saintes which has everything you will need. There's a good SuperU just over a mile away so you are not isolated. The accommodation is flexible with some fantastic bedrooms on the first floor; the second floor is a bit on the dark side but the kids loved it. Massive dining table and just about every thing you could ever want in the kitchen. The living areas are cosy and relaxed - the pool table was almost almost always in use. We were there during atrocious weather so didn't get chance to use the swimming pool unfortunately. To give a balanced view, it may be a bit dated for some tastes but for us this was a plus in that it made us feel more relaxed (if everything was pristine we would have been worrying about damaging something). The owner, Charles Arnaud, was very helpful. I did a lot of research before booking as I couldn't understand why we were getting so much for such a relatively little price - to be honest, couldn't really fault it for what we paid.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: such a lovely family: thank you for your appreciations, we will manage to improve the house!
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  • 5 of 5

Trés agréable séjour dans ce lieu authentique . Accueil exceptionnel de la part de la dame chargée de cela.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Super séjour !!!

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé en famille de 16 personnes un très très bon séjour du 24 au 28 décembre 2016 dans ce petit château ; Dominique qui nous a reçus et fait visiter le château est d'une grande gentillesse et à l'écoute du moindre problème !! le rez de chaussée est très agréable avec un grand billard américain très apprécié de tous !!! la salle à manger est grande et le salon télévision très agréable avec la cheminée; les chambres sont très spacieuses au 1er et 2eme étages même si celles du 2ème étage sont un peu plus sombres;

A la cave des vélos en grand nombre permettent de se détendre et présence d'une table de ping pong !!!

Seule petite chose: le terrain de tennis n'en est pas un ....ne comptez pas jouer au tennis dessus ....la surface est craquelée et irrégulière ...mais ce n'est pas grave ...

En résumé ce petit château est chaudement à recommander !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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week end enchanteur!

  • 4 of 5

lieu chargé d'histoire,charmant , très accueillant, très bien équipé, nous avons passé un week end hors du temps, inoubliable!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Saint Savinien
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Saint Savinien
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: recommended

From Bordeaux: Autoroute A10 exit n°35: SAINTES. Then direction TAILLEBOURG, then St SAVINIEN and finally towards St Hilaire de Villefranche.

From Paris: Autoroute A10 exit n° 34 (Saint Jean d’Angély). Direction St Savinien, then St Hilaire de Villefranche.

To visit: Many lovely little villages from the surroundings with their roman churches, Saint Savinien and it's lake for the childrens (small boats), sight seeing on boats on the charente river to Saintes to discover the castels, the towns of Saintes and Saint Jean d'Angély (typical market with local food specialities), a little bit more fare the cost with Marennes (restaurants of sea food taken from the ocean on the same morning), the cities of Rochefort (corderie royale), La Rochelle, thes beaches of the "cote sauvage", thes isles of Ré, Oléron, Aix, the very animated city of Royan (casino). In a range of 15 km the castles of la Roche Courbon, Crazannes, Douhet, Panloy. 60 km from Cognac and its local production of liquor.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Saint-Savinien, 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
summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

chauffage selon conso £0.85
Pet Fee £0
Linge par personne £10.23
Nettoyage £187.52

tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, tarif linge en fonction du nombre de personnes, supplément chauffage selon la saison, caution demandée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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