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Tastefully restored Charentaise country house with pool, fully equipped !!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

Beautiful country house, fully equipped and sleeps 10 comfortably

Le Petit Prevallon is a charming detached, tastefully renovated country house with sunny terraces and a lovely small pool with roman steps. It comprises 5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, attractive living accommodation with 2 large living rooms all in keeping with the property's period character. There is also satellite TV/DVD/CD and free wi-fi , plus modern kitchen facilities, all in a pretty village on the river. There are barbecues available together with sun loungers and garden furniture, with separate grassy area at the rear of the house for games.

It is only a short walk to local shops, a beautiful chateau, and a good choice of bars and restaurants are within 10 minutes drive. Within 30 minutes drive is a range of scenic beaches, and the historic town of Saintes with Roman amphitheatre and great shopping is only 20 minutes away. The local town with boating, a selection of restaurants, pool with watershute and a large supermarket is under 10 minutes' drive.

This delightful former farmhouse was built some 400 years ago and has been tastefully and comfortably restored with modern amenities in harmony with beautiful antiques and original features. The front terrace is ideal for outside meals, drinks and barbecues, and the rear terraces arround the pool are great for relaxing with a book, a glass of wine and sunbathing. The small pool is a real feature, with vines to one side and flowers growing on attractive old stone walls. The pool is some 1.4 metres deep and has shallow roman steps and a contracurrent for energetic swimming!! There is a grass area for badminton and football etc to the rear of property.

There are two large reception rooms, nicely furnished, one with satellite TV and with good quality furniture and fittings. There is also a good-sized, fully equipped kitchen, further kitchen area and a downstairs bathroom with bath/shower and WC (also comprising pool equipment, washing machine and ironing board etc).

Two flights of stairs lead to 5 double bedrooms, a bath/shower room with basin and WC and another shower room with basin and WC.

To the front of the property is a lawn with shrubs and fruit trees and to the rear two terraces and the pool area. There is plenty of off-road parking available adjacent to the old bread oven next to the house.

More Details

Mr Charles Winder
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Arabic, Mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Mr Charles Winder

We currently divide time between Tunbridge Wells in Kent and the lovely Charente maritime region of France . We have always admired the French way of life and the quality of fresh produce at local markets and having a house here has reinforced the vision of 'la bon vie' enjoyed by the French.

Mr Charles Winder purchased this house in 1988

Why Mr Charles Winder chose Crazannes

We bought our house here in this region as it has as much sunshine as the Mediterranean region of France but is only 6.5 hours drive from the ferry port of Calais, The house has been carefully renovated and updated over the years with new improvements each year and we always use locally based artisan craftsmen to ensure work is to a high standard..

The other big attraction for us was the quality of the light with vast skies.

The property itself was built about 1655 and has thick stone walls keeping it cool in summer and warm at cooler times of year.

What makes this house unique

The great benefit of our house in crazannes is its position in one of the prettiest villages in the area and the fact that within 5 minutes walk you can visit the local chateau , fish, swim or go boating on the river or shop at local deli/butcher for fine food to barbecue or grill and enjoy with some local wine. Within 10 minutes is local town of St Savinien with its outdoor pool with water slides, boating lake and park , several good restaurants and a variety of shops and a supermarket. Within 30/40 minutes are some of best beaches in France.

Guestbook comments from the owner

a great time for all of us helped by good weather and the very good facilities offered at the house ..it was equipped with everything we needed and we were particularly impressed by the lovely gardens and flowers.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crazannes in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are doubles and nicely furnished with good quality cotton bedlinen and towels provided
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Tastefully restored Charentaise country house with pool, fully equipped !!
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Lovely property in gorgeous riverside village !

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was to hand in this pretty well equipped house .... All bedrooms were a good size and all on same floor with views over attractive gardens and the village !

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again .
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Probably the nicest French property we have stayed in convenient layout of house and so pretty in great village ! We will be back !!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you enjoyed your stay so Much and looking forward to seeing you again !
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Idyllic location and beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at this beautiful house. The property is very characterful but yet has everything you need and has been restored recently. It was very clean and comfortable. The pool area is fantastic for lazing on sunny afternoons, and the very pretty front garden was our preferred barbecue spot! Idyllic surrounding area with great walks, lovely chateaux, beaches half an hour away and some excellent restaurants. Highly recommend a visit!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The gardens are looking great this year and have just won a village award for the first time !!
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super house in great situation

  • 5 of 5

spent lovely two weeks in this lovely 17th century villa. lots of character but nicely updated and comfortable with all equipment that was needed .....particularly loved long lazy days by pool with glass of wine and evenings cooking outside with great night sky and zero light pollution ...we will be back !!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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10 3

Séjour enchanteur

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans cette bâtisse spacieuse, très joliment restaurée, décorée et très confortable. Les photos sont très fidèles à la réalité.

Le propriétaire, Charlie, a été très présent avant et pendant notre séjour afin de nous aider à préparer notre week-end et de s'assurer que sur place nous ne manquions de rien. Lors de notre arrivée, nous avons été accueillis par la charmante Catherine.

Nous projetons déjà d'y retourner (si disponible) lors d'un prochain séjour dans la région.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Suzy et Plaisi que vous ayez passé des vacances fabuleuses et que j'attends votre prochaine visite ...biz ...Charlie
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
in village
Nearest Ferry
260 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
st porchaire
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
st savinien
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
next village
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Boating, swimming and fishing all within 5 minutes walk. Chateau in village open to public, two further chateaux within 10 minutes. Mini golf, swimming pool with shute, tennis and boating lake all within 7 minutes. Golf courses are available in Saintes and Cognac. Saintes with its Abbey, Roman amphitheatre, and great shops is 20 mins drive. Cognac with its tasting tours and exhibitions is 40 mins. La Rochelle with its lovely old port area ,bars and seafood restaurants is 40 mins. Royan with its fantastic beaches is 35 mins. The islands with spectacular birds, forests and beaches are within one hour. Bordeaux and St Emilion are 90 mins away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Flexible change-over times available. Shorter lettings available out of high season. Reductions for parties of 6 or less. Flexible arrangements, do feel free to contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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