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Spacious old stone house

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A spacious stone house originally dating from the 18th century (we think), converted to a modern, clean light house about 10 years ago. The front door opens onto a large living room (approx. 35 sq m) with two comfortable sofas, a working fireplace, and underfloor heating. There is British TV (receiving free to air programmes) and free wifi, as well as a Bose ipad dock.

Walk through to a large, light kitchen and dining area (approx. 25 sq m) which also has underfloor heating. The kitchen has fridge, washing machine and dishwasher, as well as the usual oven, microwave and hob. It is fully equipped with everything you need for cooking or, if you prefer, you can order a home-made meal to be delivered to you instead!

Upstairs there is a big double bedroom with double bed and a single bedroom with one bed and a cot. The bathroom has a bath and separate walk-in shower.

There are lots of books and DVDs. If you have small children we have everything you need - from a cot and high chair, stair gates and potty to toys and games - all you need to pack are your clothes and a buggy!

Outside there is a private garden area with table and chairs, plus a bbq. It is set in a park of about 7 acres, with a boule court, table tennis table, swings and slides and a paddling pool. There are lots of shady places to sit and relax, or you can explore the local wildlife - the garden is home to lots of different birds, and rabbits and hedgehogs have been seen, not to mention our own ducks and hens.

More Details

Janette Payne
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Large double bedroom with two windows with shutters. Plenty of hanging and drawer space. Large mirror. Hairdryer. The single bedroom has velux window with blackout blind.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
It is possible to order home cooked meals to be served to you in your own gite, sample menus are available on request.


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Spacious old stone house
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in a perfect setting. The gite is immaculately presented and Tony and Jeanette had thought of everything to make our stay as easy and pleasurable as possible with a three year old and a dog. The garden and grounds are beautiful. There is so much to do on site you need never leave...boule, table tennis, children's play equipment, swimming pool, and you can even order a wonderful home-cooked meal courtesy of Jeanette (which we would certainly recommend). Out and about we found plenty to do. Nearby there are beaches, swimming lakes, chateaus, and pretty villages and towns with nice places to eat. We would unreservedly recommend a holiday here.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday here, it's very important to us that everyone has a great time.
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Lovely , home fromHome.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Gite set in huge gardens , this was perfect for us travelling with two dogs.

Although no children with us there was plenty of toys and activities for children in the garden.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully furnished, lots of space and a fully equipped kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful and very relaxing. We were there when storm Eleanor hit, but cosy and warm, fire burning and very comfortable settees. Janette was fabulous, helpful and there to help if needed. The location was perfect, in the middle of the country but close enough to Pons for supplies. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I kept saying WOW!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. This is what I kept saying as we were shown around our accommodation owned by Janette. It is airy and exceptionally well equipt for us and our 3 year old son. Everything I had bought with us to keep him happy and comfortable was already there. I love cooking and the kitchen had everything I had at home so we were really able to make the most of the French food on offer. The gardens are huge and full of bountiful fruit trees. Loads of children play equipment, an enormous DVD library and a beautiful pool. Perfect for those hot afternoon. We really enjoyed travelling to the beach and the local areas. Lots to do and see. The Zoo is fantastic.

As hosts Janette and Tony were on hand for any of our needs or advice however rarely needed. The accomodation offered a private garden area with lots of interesting foliage and a deck for dining for most of our meals. We had wonderful arrival tastes of Janettes cooking which is delicious. Overall we were overwhelmed by the thought and effort that had gone into making this a comfortable environment. Thank you and it will be very hard to beat.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and Facilities.

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a great location and not too far to travel in all directions to see all the sights this area has to offer. Supermarkets and shopping were also nearby. The Gite we stayed in was home from home, Janette had thought about everything and although we didn't have children, all the facilities were provided. The gardens are lovely and private and there is plenty of private secure parking, again, loads of things to occupy any children in the garden.

I would recommend any of the gites that are on offer at this location. You would have a great time, and Janette was a lovely host.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review. I'm glad you had a good time, even though the weather was not great.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin, 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
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2019
24 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Stay tax £0.45 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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