Stunning privately owned Chateau in a hamlet, set in 4 acres & south facing. This is our family house, it is very private but not remote, looking out over open fields and vineyards. A super chateau if you are looking for a large house for 2 or 3 families to share or a holiday for an extended family with a large age range. It is in a quiet location with lots of space for children to kick footballs, hit tennis balls or ride bikes. But also plenty of private corners in which to read some of the hundreds of books or just sunbathe. Salon, dining room with open fire, well equipped kitchen, games room with table tennis and pool table, plus free wifi and satellite TV. 4 acres of private grounds with swimming pool, bikes, children’s area. The swimming pool is in a separate walled garden through a door next to the barn. 15 minutes drive to Cognac for the distilleries or St Jean D'Angely for the restaurants and farmers markets. Explore the Roman amphitheatre in nearby Saintes.
8 Bedroom, 5 bathroom chateau, extensive grounds - sleeps up to 15 people
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Amazing property which the whole family loved and reluctant to leave.
We booked this large property to celebrate my 70th birthday. There were 8 grandchildren age ranging from 3 years to 11 years, and 7 adults. Can’t begin to to tell you how much fun we had. The glorious weather helped!! The children had so much freedom as large field to play cricket/football in, plus additional area with climbing frame. Absolutely brilliant to have a gated swimming pool to stop the littlies getting in without an adult. Every day we were all in the pool playing games.
Fab gas BBQ; kitchen well equipped with large pots and pans, plus 3 fridges enabling one to be used just for drinks!
We just loved it all and were sad to leave after such a memorable week.
A lovely stay for our extended family
We had a great stay, 8 adults and 6 children. The chateau is well equipped with games, books and kitchen equipment. The pool is wonderful and tucked away so very private but also left quiet areas around the house to escape to. We visited Saintes, a good town nearby, and there were ample supermarkets nearby. Only drawback was that there aren’t restaurants to walk to. That was fine for us as we have young children but might not suit those who want more hustle and bustle.
There were bicycles which we rode around local sunflower fields. There is hardly any traffic nearby so very peaceful.
We all loved living in the house for a week and wouldn’t hesitate to visit again
Thanks Amy - glad you and your party all had a great time!
Amazing stay with friends or family
Exactly as expected plus so much more! Our party of 9 had a great stay with so many activities to do within a small drive from the village. The house was spotless when we arrived and had been informed that Thierry (the groundskeeper) was a small phone call away though we did not need to call him. The information pack provided by the landlord was excellent and provided a lot for us to do on the less sunny days. The facilities in the grounds were top notch and were used everyday by several of us (though the pool was a little chilly in early April). Would thoroughly recommend to anyone!
Amazing stay in Aumagne
Ideal place for a numerous group or family ! The house is very well equipped and furnished to welcome 15 hosts.
The garden and the pool are fantastic especially with the sunny weather of Charentes-Maritime.
Colin was very helpful to deal with any questions we had before our departure.
As Good As Ever
This was a return visit after 5 years for 3 generations of our family, but now with 6 grandchildren not 2. The Chateau was as good as ever for a family holiday. The improvements to the property made it more comfortable but did not detract from the essential charm of the chateau. 8 adults and 6 children fitted comfortably into the bedrooms and the living space allowed us moments of peace (for grandparents) when required. However it is the outside that really scores for us. Lots of room to run around and play safely, the pool area that is a joy to be in and very child safe and the outside dining area where we spent many hours of happy family meals together. The area is great for exploring with lovely towns and villages. Some of us cycled and others drove to explore. Sadly the nearby restaurant had closed down at Xmas but we still found places to eat when we didn't cook for ourselves. Everything was as we expected and the owner answered my endless questions with no hesitation before we arrived.
Spacious inviting Chateau
Delighted with the excellent chateau and the kids had a wonderful time exploring the many rooms and dens. We knew there was bikes available but the place was so big we didn't find them until the second day. Our group consisted of 3 families and the spacious bedrooms and the layout meant that each family had their own privacy and time to relax on their own. The pool was fab but the weather wasn't great so we didn't use it that much. All in all, very nice accommodation with plenty of room to relax. Ideal for a large family get together like a 50th birthday party.
The Chateau faces south over open fields in the small hamlet of Le Pignaud near Aumagne where there is a post office, shop, bar and tennis courts. Supermarkets and farmers markets are approx 10 minutes drive away in the delightful market towns of Matha or St Jean D'Angely. You will also find a range of restaurant options in the towns from Gourmet to Pizza.
The beaches of Royan and La Palmyre are about 45mins drive SW or one hour NW takes you to La Rochelle.
Cognac and the distilleries are a 15 minute drive or a lovely day trip by bike - just don't drink too much at lunchtime!
The surrounding countryside is fairly flat which is great for cycling and falls within the Cognac production area so there are a lot of small producers of Cognac and Pineau - a local fortified wine, which is why it is better to explore by bike! The area is very unspoiled with pretty villages and friendly locals and with excellent restaurants and markets nearby.
Other Activities: Large water park in St Jean D'Angely with indoor pool etc.
The rental rates include electricity and bed linen. Please note though that we do not provide towels - please make sure you bring your own. A Security Deposit of £250 is required for each booking. This deposit is held until the end of the rental, when it will be refunded once the itemised telephone a/c has been received - telephone is recharged at cost, plus any major breakages, damage or extra cleaning required.