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Stunning Converted Stone Barn In Quintessential French Village

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Converted Barn in Puymoreau, Nr. St Jean D'Angely - Luxury Accommodation In Tr anquil French Villag

Styled more on a boutique hotel than a traditional French gite - A fantastic use of stone, bleached wood and light contemporary furnishings along with a roof terrace perfect for an alfresco breakfast or wine and cheese as you watch the sun go down makes Le Batiment a very special place to stay. The house is converted from a traditional stone barn and stands in the small, peaceful and very pretty French village of Puymoreau. The village is surrounded by the rolling countryside of the Charente Maritime region, bordered by vibrant sunflower fields. All the old features of exposed stone walls and original beams have been carefully preserved but the finish is light, airy and contemporary to give a comfortable living space with all modern comforts. We believe that time away is precious and we want our guests to have the best experience possible

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Lesley

We have owned our home in France for 15 years and 5 years ago we converted one of our stone barns to create Le Batiment. We love this house and this beautiful part of France with its lovely climate and look forward to helping you to explore it too...

Lesley purchased this house in 1998

Why Lesley chose La Benâte

We think this is the perfect area in France to own a house. It has more sunshine than any other region of France after Provence but is less crowded and more unspoilt than the South Coast. We are set amongst farmland and sunflower fields but just 30 minutes from the coast.

What makes this house unique

Le Batiment was designed to be a home away from home. We designed it based on our own experience . We believe that time away is precious and we want you to relax and enjoy your stay in lovely surroundings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"In a beautiful (and our favourite) part of France Le Batiment was exactly what we expected it be and more. It provided us with a totally relaxing 2 weeks. It is spacious and airy and has been designed to a high standard. The owners - Lesley and Alan went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We were able to start living the 'French Life' from the moment we arrived and put the key in the door. Nearby St Jean has lovely restaurants - You are close to the tranquil Charente River and it's stunning riverside towns. It is perfect for cyclists of all abilities - as we had fun finding out! Super!"
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Benâte in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to master bedroom; walk in wet room with shower, WC and twin hand basins. Second Bathroom with bath, WC and handbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, en-suite shower room and French doors to lower terrace. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and adjacent bathroom. Cot available if required
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Free WIFI. We are Eco-friendly with a solar hot water system. A travel cot and high chair are available free of charge but need to be booked in advance. Telephone can be provided on request (normal call charges apply). Outside: The upstairs roof terrace is a great place for outdoor dining and perfect for sunbathing in the afternoon. There is a table, parasol, chairs for 4 people. There is a second terrace on the ground floor with bistro table and chairs. Off road parking available. Utility Room: The utility room is located off the mezzanine and has a washing machine ,iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (not beach towels) and bedlinen are included in the rental price.


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Stunning Converted Stone Barn In Quintessential French Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great little hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

Lesley and her husband are just the best hosts. Booked us into a few restaurants on arrival for the first few nights. Above and beyond! Lovely barn conversion, very comfortable all modern conveniences can't recommend them or the area highly enough! Wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Le Relax, St Denis du Pin
Nearest Ferry
230 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
St Jean D'Angely
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Junction 34 of A10
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
St Jean D'Angely
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: necessary


There are many lovely beaches in the area. The nearest is about 35 minutes drive away.

The lovely Ile de Re is about 55 minutes drive, great for a day out.

There are also several spots on the river & lake that are great for swimming, water- skiing, canoeing etc


Well placed within easy reach of several airports served by scheduled & low cost airlines. La Rochelle is the nearest (approx 50 minutes drive away). Poitiers (1 hour drive)

Bordeaux, Nantes, Tours, Limoges & Angouleme are also easily accessible.

The nearest ferry port is St Malo (under 4 hours drive), Caen (less than 5 hours) or the Channel Tunnel (about 7 hours drive).


This is a great area for things to do & places to see. For more information see our website. The market town of St Jean D'Angely is less than 10 minutes drive away & has a great twice weekly market plus large supermarkets. The nearby village of Landes has a friendly boulangerie & epicerie.

Further Details:

The village is surrounded by the rolling countryside of the Charente Maritime region, bordered by vibrant sunflower fields.

There is a stables in the village where guests can ride.

see our website for details of activities in the area. Golf, canoeing, horse riding, karting, water skiing, surfing.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for a booking form. We do also offer offer short stays and bed & breakfast may be available by arrangement. We can deliver a breakfast basket to you each morning (must be booked in advance). If you are arriving late don't worry - our keysafe system allows you to arrive at any time that suits you. If you would like a meal left ready prepared for you, we can arrange that too.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Please ask us and we will try to meet your dates. Arrival from 16.00. Departure by 10.00.

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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