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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 1 - 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

Why The Owner chose Saint-Savinien

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:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 5 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Toilet 3 - Toilet
    Toilet 4 - Toilet
    Toilet 5 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Shower room 2 - Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Bath with Shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 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
  • 5 bicycles
  • 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! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

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Romantic chateau XIX in big private estate with river and pool
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 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: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 13-Jun-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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location du château de Saint Savinien

  • 4 of 5

Endroit merveilleux. Plein de charme. Grande Maison familiale très sympathique, bourrée de chambres avec des bonnes salles de bain impeccables chacune.

Seul les lits sont moyens....mais je crois qu'ils vont être changés.

Grand parc ravissant avec piscine/très longue table de repas avec une vingtaine de chaises dehors, en fer forgé impeccable. Le logis, juste à côté, est bien arrangé, extrêmement agréable aussi. Nous étions une grande famille, tous réunis quelques jours pour un mariage, et chacun a adoré cet endroit calme, romantique et accueillant. Nous y serions bien restés plus longtemps !

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merçi chère madame de votre gentille appréciation! en effet nous avons changé les lits incriminés cet hiver! j'espère pouvoir vous recevoir une autre fois parmi nous!
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Living like a King in France!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the chateau for the second time in five years with a big group (several couples and kids) last August and will come back again.

The place is full of character and has been well upgraded since our first visit and brings much more comfort. One feels at home and a landlord soon after entering the gate observing the romantic castle.

Every day we started, after gymnastics for some, with a grand breakfast (shopping nearby all fresh stuff), outside in front of the castle, followed by painting-class, sightseeing, golf and coastal-trips, or stayed at home and around the nice swimming-pool relaxing.

We had nice diners (also barbecues) outside and one night inside in the beautiful diningroom with candle-light and a fantastic nice piano-concert by one of the ladies afterwards in the lounge.

Except for one day, we prepared all the meals ourselves in the well-equipped kitchen and had nice aperatives and cocktails outside while evolving the paintings.

Where do you find such a beautiful place in complete freedom, in a gigantic natural scenery/garden, so romantic and comfortable. A nice pool table, free bikes to ride, friendly and helpful staff nearby.

This is a very rare jewel at quite a friendly rental price. This experience was like we use to say: living like a King in France!

André Slothouber

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Très déçue

  • 2 of 5

Bel espace bien meuble mais confort très moyen literie électroménager robinetterie .. et absence de rangements chambre et salle de bain espace partage avec une location à proximité non spécifié dans annoncé piscine non chauffée non couverte la nuit ce qui la rend peu utilisable

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Désolé de voir une appréciation aussi négative de la part de personnes qui sont restées deux semaines sans que l'on se doute de leur mauvaise humeur, peut etre parce que 3 semaines avant leurs vacances ils ont tenté de l'annuler?? La piscine n'est effectivement pas chauffée, comme c'est indiqué sur l'annonce, et je ne pense pas que ce soit un gros probleme en juillet et aout? Le chateau est bien meublé dites-vous, mais il manque des rangements pour les salles de bains et les chambres, dont acte, nous corrigerons cela pour la prochaine saison! L'autre location à laquelle vous vous référez est dans la même propriété (27 hectares) mais chacun a sa propre entrée dans le parc, sa propre piscine et ses propres espaces, les deux maisons sont distantes de 100 mètres, qu'y a-t-il à partager??? Je vérifie personnellement la literie (la plupart des lits sont d'ailleurs neufs), la plomberie aussi est pratiquement neuve (toutes les salles de bains ont été refaites depuis 3 ans!!), et je regarderai bien-sûr s'il y a des problemes avec l'électroménager, mais apparemment pour tout le monde jusqu'à présent cela a l'air de marcher!!!!
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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 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Linge par personne £10.52
Pet Fee £0
Nettoyage £192.85
chauffage selon conso £0.88
Stay tax £1.05 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, tarif linge en fonction du nombre de personnes, supplément chauffage selon la saison, caution demandée à l'arrivée (chèque), acompte/arrhes à la réservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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