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4 gites, sea: 25 km. 3, 6, 8, 10-12, 15, 20 people. WiFi, wheelchair accessible

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue


About the property

These 3-4 star country cottages can be combined for groups of up to 20 guests

Close to La Rochelle, Rochefort and the Poitevin Marsh, Les Grandes Chaumes cottages in Surgères in the Charente-Maritime department, certified 'Tourisme et Handicaps' ('Tourism and Disabilities') accessible for 1, 2, or 4 types of disability, are ready to welcome you all year round. La Fermette and La Grange each offer a private walled garden, while Le Relais and Le Nid share a big, shady backyard. We have ensured that children stay safe and adults can relax. We guarantee a bright, sunny, and comfortable stay.

Gaëlle Jourdain
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Gaëlle Jourdain

We are farmers in Surgères and live on site. We are very involved in our professional and tourism environment, and we strive to provide you with everything you need for a pleasant stay. Frédéric would be delighted to explain the workings of a grain farm and Gaëlle would love to provide you with tips on good places to visit and fun activities.

Gaëlle Jourdain purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Gaëlle Jourdain chose La Rochelle - Surgeres area

Our original three cottages, Le Nid, Le Relais, and La Fermette, were more than enough for us, but we wanted to broaden our scope and reach a wider audience in an even safer setting. We therefore planned the La Grange cottage, located in an old barn, to be laid out on a single storey, fully accessible to all people with disabilities, and safe for seniors and families with young children. Furthermore, the large main room can be combined with La Fermette or Le Relais to accommodate groups of 15 to 20 people.

What makes this cottage unique

Holiday makers often encounter Surgères by chance, but always find the cottages at Les Grandes Chaumes enchanting. Located in the countryside, yet still near Surgères' historical and vibrant town centre, the cottages are in a prime location for visiting Charente-Maritime's big tourist attractions. Our guests can enjoy everything the region has to offer without facing the crowds and high prices to be found along the coast. La Grange cottage's accessibility and large main room allow an easy accommodation for large groups of 15 to 20 guests for big family holidays, weekends among friends, or celebrations. We can recommend local caterers if you prefer to focus on your family and friends, or a professional masseuse if you need to relax.

Moreover, the cottages have been insulated in such a way that they stay nice and cool in the summer and warm and toasty in the winter thanks to the stoves installed in 2012.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Surgères in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Private shower room - Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 2, private shower and washbasin
    Ground floor shower room - Shower, washbasin and WC
    Separate WC - Toilet , Next to children's bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Bathroom, 2-bowl sink, on same floor as children's bedroom
  • La Fermette is equipped with 1 bathroom and 2 shower rooms. The bathroom is located upstairs. It is spacious and comprises a bathtub, 2 bowl sinks, a large mirror, and a heated towel rail. It has a window overlooking the garden. The separate WC is right next door. On the ground floor, next to the TV room, guests will find a shower room with shower, washbasin, large mirror, WC, and heated towel rail. The final shower room, with shower, washbasin, and mirror, is located upstairs by the independent bedroom. It also has a window overlooking the garden.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 for children - 4 Single Bed , 4 single beds including a bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 on the ground floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom has access to a private shower room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    TV room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Very comfortable king-sized sofa-bed.
  • 3 double beds, 4 single beds, 1 baby cot, 1 sofa-bed. La Fermette comprises 4 bedrooms. The first bedroom, on the ground floor, is equipped with a king-sized bed and a baby crib. Right above it is a couple's bedroom with double bed. The children's bedroom is on the same storey and is equipped with 4 single beds including a bunk bed. The other side of the house, a fully independent unit, houses the fourth bedroom, which is equipped with a double bed and shower room. The TV room, equipped with a king-sized sofa-bed, is located beneath this bedroom. The first 3 bedrooms are equipped with a wardrobe, the last with a cupboard. All beds have at least one pillow, a bolster, and 2 blankets. All rooms have a south-facing window overlooking the garden, with shutters and curtains.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Cellar
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pétanque Court
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cottage's yard has a table tennis table, a 2-swing swing set, and a knotted rope. Beneath the patio, guests will find a big barbecue, teak garden furniture, and very comfortable deck chairs that can be moved to any spot in the yard to read or relax in the shade. Tourist brochures, books about the region, and helpful maps are all available in the cottage. Furthermore, guests can enjoy a few board games and a wood fireplace (firewood provided free of charge in wintertime). La Fermette is fuel-heated by a central heating system and also offers a continuous hot water system. The fridge and gas stove are big enough to meet the needs of groups of 10 to 12 people. The simple, rustic crockery has all the essentials for a festive dinner, including champagne flutes, or for simple family meals with the kids.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

4 gites, sea: 25 km. 3, 6, 8, 10-12, 15, 20 people. WiFi, wheelchair accessible
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Un séjour très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un agréable séjour au gîte de la Fermette. La description de la location était tout à fait fidèle à la réalité. Le gîte est parfaitement propre et très spacieux (nous étions 10), et l'aménagement permet à chacun de garder son intimité.

La propriétaire est disponible et très attentive au bien être du locataire. Mme Jourdain nous a orienté sur les visites à faire dans la région : Aquarium de la Rochelle, Corderie royale et l'Hermione à Rochefort, Fourras...

C'est avec grand plaisir que nous réserverons de nouveau dans ce gîte.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Un grand merci pour votre appréciation qui nous encourage à poursuivre nos efforts en termes de qualité d'accueil. Nous serons ravis de vous recevoir à nouveau pour vos regroupements familiaux.
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Très agréable !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine dans un merveilleux gîte, propre avec tout à disposition ! Les propriétaires se sont montrés très sympathiques et très serviables. Nous n’hésiterons pas une seule seconde à recommander ce gîte à des amis ou à revenir !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour ce commentaire. Nous faisons notre possible pour rendre agréable le séjour de nos hôtes et y parvenir est une grande source de satisfaction. Merci vraiment. Gaëlle.
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Excellent endroit

  • 5 of 5

Excellent endroit, j'y reviendrais sans doute en famille cette fois pour des vacances ou un weekend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous serons ravis de vous recevoir à nouveau dans des conditions très différentes. En famille ou en week-end vous pourriez effectivement profiter pleinement de tous les attraits du gîte. A très bientôt peut-être ! Gaëlle et Frédéric.
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Véritablement excellent à tout point de vue !

  • 5 of 5

Gîte vraiment magnifique, très spacieux, très lumineux, remarquablement équipé, exemplaire de propreté, calme garanti.

Wifi (élément absolument indispensable pour ce qui me concerne).

Accueil très chaleureux par les propriétaires, très attentifs, très attentionnés.

Merci et bravo !


  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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A conseiller

  • 5 of 5

Excellent séjour dans un gite de caractère. Les propriétaires sont très gentils et de bons conseils pour les choses ou endroits a visiter.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup Aline pour ce commentaire. Nous sommes toujours très heureux de savoir que nos hôtes ont apprécié ce que nous avons essayé de leur offrir. A l'an prochain !
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Gîte à ne pas louper

  • 5 of 5

Excellent séjour. Le gîte correspondait totalement à nos attentes : au calme et à proximité des principaux sites touristiques.

Accueil très chaleureux des propriétaires. Gîte impeccable.

Idéal avec des enfants.

A recommander sans réserve.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup ! Nathalie, Damien et leurs filles n'en sont pas à leur premier séjour. C'est toujours un grand plaisir de les recevoir.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Café Français
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
La Jarrie golf course
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Saint-Jean-d'Angély or Niort
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Le Diwan
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Close to

La Rochelle: 30 km

Rochefort-sur-Mer: 30 km

Sea: 25 km

Lake: 10 km

Shops: 2.5 km

City centre: 4 km

La Fermette is located near La Rochelle, Rochefort, the Poitevin Marsh (including 'The Green Venice' wet marsh), and 25 km from the sandy beaches at Châtelaillon. The small town of Surgères boasts a covered market three times per week, a magnificent 11th-century Romanesque church, and music festivals all year round.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Surgères, 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
Moyenne saison
2 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Moyenne saison
2 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Vacances Toussaint
21 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.67 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Le prix comprend la location du gîte, l'eau et l'électricité. La taxe de séjour est de 0,80€/personne/nuit. Un supplément pour chauffage de 75 euros est à prévoir pour une semaine de location de novembre à mars inclus (40 euros pour un week-end). Un acompte de 25 % est à verser à la réservation et le solde un mois avant l'arrivée dans les lieux. Le versement de la caution se fait à l'arrivée.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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