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La Fermette France - L'Ecurie, Stunning Spacious Studio Apartment, Quiet Village

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Stylish and romantic studio for a couple

L'Ecurie, one of 4 character gites at LaFermetteFrance. It used to be a stable and now it's a spacious studio apartment with country style kitchenette and wet room, like a boutique hotel room, but better !

L'Ecurie is really spacious with high ceiling and exposed stone walls. The comfortable large double bed is discreetly hidden behind a screen. As well as the well equipped kitchenette there is a charcoal BBQ to cook your finds from the local market. The gravelled terrace is bordered by shrubs providing privacy, although the hamlet is so quiet you are unlikely to be disturbed by too much noise other than the odd tractor!

You'll have access to a Games Barnwhere you'll find bikes to explore the country lanes or to cycle the 2.5km to the boulangerie to collect the morning croissants.

The games room also has table tennis, table football, body boards, boules and also buckets and spades for the beach to bring out the inner child in you. We also provide you with a beach umbrella.

Check out our other gites:

6524547; La Fermette traditional farmhouse, sleeps 7

6524548: L’Etable, our stylish child friendly gite, sleeps 4

6524549: Le Chai, stone barn with gallery bedroom sleeps 3

More Details

Lesley Houareau
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Lesley Houareau

We are Lesley & Felix Houareau. We live in a village just outside Bath. We feel very lucky that we live in a beautiful part of the UK but can also spend time in the Charente Maritime area of France with it's historic towns, pretty ports of the Gironde estuary and great beaches.

Lesley Houareau purchased this barn in 2004

Why Lesley Houareau chose Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin

We looked for a region with good weather but easier to travel to than the South of France. The Charente Maritime is the 2nd sunniest region of France and a hidden gem known about by the French. Lots of great beaches to choose from and great local (small) markets and rolling countryside with towns and villages with lots of character.

We are in a peaceful hamlet 2.5km from the nearest town but surrounded by fields of sunflowers, wheat and vines and lots of local wildlife. The myriad of lanes around our gites are great to explore by foot or bike (we have a selection of bikes on hand). We are close to the Bordeaux / Blaye wine region as well being able to by the best Cognac locally, and only 30 minutes to the beach. Wine, good food, sun and beaches - what more could you want?

What makes this barn unique

We love the space that we have in the farmhouse and the original features that give the house it's character. The location is rural but not remote as the nearest town is only 2.5 kms away - close enough to cycle to the boulangerie

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lieu calme et reposant
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • barn
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Wet room - Shower Enclosure , Raised toilet suitable for anyone with limited mobility
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - open plan - 1 Double Bed , Travel cot and linen can be supplied at no extra charge
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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La Fermette France - L'Ecurie, Stunning Spacious Studio Apartment, Quiet Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Lovely Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property in a wonderful area to explore. Facilities in L'Ecurie were excellent making our stay so relaxing. Hope to return to visit one or two more vineyards very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at L'Ecurie - it's very popular. There is lots to do around here so you are most welcome to visit again soon.....the vendange (grape harvest) starts in another month or so and is another good time to visit the vineyards.
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Reposant et calme, no stress

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions à la recherche d'un petit logement, "point de chute" pour les nuits, et nous avons trouvé "L’Écurie"...

Petit coin de paradis, aménagé avec raffinement dans un ancien corps de ferme entièrement et parfaitement rénové, pleine campagne, l'endroit est parfait pour s'y ressourcer.

A l'arrivée, dès qu'on ouvre les volets, on découvre un logement accueillant, chaleureux, paisible.

Pour un couple, la cinquantaine, sans enfant..., l'écurie est plus spacieuse qu'on ne l'imagine en regardant les photos.

Les rangements sont largement suffisants. Nous ne nous sommes pas bousculé dans la cuisine et nous avons pris nos repas du soir sur la terrasse (avec passage de chouette et petites chauves-souris).

La literie était confortable et nous avons passé de bonnes nuits.

WC, Douche italienne spacieuse: aucune critique

Après avoir vécu des journées à +/- 30-35°, nous avons particulièrement apprécié la "fraîcheur de la pierre", les soirs, à notre retour.

Toujours en ballades, à l'Ouest, la côte et l'estuaire de la Gironde sont riches en sites à visiter.

Au Nord-Est, Pons, Cognac, Saintes sont aussi à visiter...

Et après..., il était déjà l'heure de rentrer à la maison...

En résumé, si vous hésitez à réserver ce site, un seul mot: "Foncez".

En toute sincérité, l'endroit est Super !!!

Eric & Myriam (Août 2016)

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables commentaires......we are so pleased to hear that you really enjoyed your stay at LEcurie. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt....
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
St Genis de Saintonge
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
St Genis de Saintonge
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Contact us on or +44(0)7762 906185 for more information or message us via our facebook page .....LaFermetteFrance.

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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