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Valérie et Christophe Vuitton

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English, French

Holiday House with swimming pool

1 Review
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Saint-Palais-du-Né - Les Deux Marronniers

A beautifull Holidays House with a pool for 4 persons in Charente

A beautifully restored luxury period property, set amongst vineyards and sunflower fields in the quiet, picturesque village of Saint Palais du Né, approximately 45 minutes from Bordeaux, 1 hour from La Rochelle and 1 hour from the long sandy beaches of the Atlantic Coast.

A traditional stone built house that has recently been totally refurbished and modernised. Facing south west across the courtyard with views over open countryside from the rear of the property; the house is very light and airy and is decorated in a relaxed French country style, with antique linen curtains, pure cotton bedlinen, feather pillows and many personal touches.

The ground floor is open plan with tiled floors, a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and seating area with open fireplace. Upstairs there is a new bathroom with both bath and shower, a comfortable and spacious main bedroom with queen size four-poster bed and a second bedroom with bunk beds.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Valérie et Christophe Vuitton (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

Holiday House with swimming pool
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Sunderland
4

Delightful stay in Charante

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 1 week with Valerie and Christophe in their delightful gite in this truly tranquil part of Pitou Charente. The warmth of reception we received was among the warmest we have received on arrival in any gite with a hamper of local produce and fresh flowers waiting on the table. Truly delightful and the images really do reflect the charm of the gite with quality bedding and good standards of housekeeping and plenty of very hot water.

Disappointingly though, we did experience some problems and they were;

• Wireless broadband was not working on arrival and took 2-3 days to resolve

• On arrival the heating was switched off and since it was unseasonably cold, we were provided with 2 electric heaters, one of which exploded but was not replaced. At this point the central heating was turned on but only operated at blood temperature at best

• The dishwasher broke down on day 2 and flooded the kitchen floor. When it was examined by Christophe the filter was revoltingly filthy and clearly hadn’t been cleaned since last season. It didn’t work again and wasn’t repaired so we washed dishes by hand.

• The satellite TV system didn’t work so no UK TV, and again despite mentioning it, it was not repaired.

• The filter coffee machine only worked intermittently but given the above, we had given up at this point

Finally, we were somewhat surprised to say the least that on the last day of our stay, Christophe enquired if we wanted to pay the post stay cleaning fee of 50 euro – or would we prefer to do it ourselves! When I replied that we would certainly do it ourselves, we were presented with a selection of cleaning materials that Valerie would prefer us to use…

Given that we paid 700 euro for 1 week we were hoping for somewhat more luxury than this.

The Carrefour store in Archiac (about 5 minutes away) is well stocked and great for provisions. Locally there is a great little restaurant, again about 5 minutes away which is not mentioned in the visitor information pack called Aux Delices Du Terroir in Criteuil which is well worth a visit and is reasonably priced.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and Sue were our first guests of the Season (the gite had not been open since October)... and that's right, we have never had so many problems for an opening!! But now all is ok! Dishwasher and TV are running, as well as the filter cofee machine which is a new one... We had switched off the heating because it was hot the previous days. We turned it back because it was colder... but not very cold, so it started only little, this is quite normal. On the other hand, we are very surprised by the comments about the housework: in fact, we pay someone to clean the house, and the price of the final cleaning is not included in the rental price. If guests prefer to clean themselves rather than pay this package, of course we give them all cleaning material to do it as well as possible! All this is explained in the book presentation of accomodations,in disposition of guests in each . Anyway, we regret having met so many problems at the same time and that they had disrupted the stay of our guests.
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Barbezieux
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Cognac
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Cognac, Jonzac
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Pons
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Archiac
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Royan
Car: necessary

The property provides an excellent base from which to explore, discover and enjoy the foods, wines, sightseeing, walking, cycling and watersports that this corner of France has to offer. The market town of Cognac, home to Remy Martin, Martell and others is just 15 minutes drive away; whilst the historic town of St. Emillion and the Bordeaux wine producing region is within easy reach. Tennis, golf and fishing are also available locally.

A second independant cottage for 6 persons allows to come to share a relaxing time with other friends or family. The pool is shared by the guests of the 2 accomodations.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Palais-du-Né, Charente

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
11 Jun 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£836
for 7 nights
£836
 
 
Mid Season
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£393
for 7 nights
£393
 
 
Christmas / New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Gite rental prices include electricity, lights, water and heating. We also provide duvets, pillows, bedlinen & towels (changed weekly) but not swimming towels. A baby cot and high chair are available upon request. If you don't want to clean the accomodation yourself, we can employ a houseworker to do and the cost is 50 Euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Palais-du-Né in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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