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Detached Cottage With Private Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Detached period cottage

La jaudonniere is a small hamlet between the villages of Chatain and Benest right on the border of the charente and vienne departments. The area enjoys the second highest sunshine hours after the south of france and has long hot summers with mild spring and autumns.The cottage has central heating and large open fireplace for snug winter visits. The cottage dates from the 16th centuary and has large oak beams throughout, some low in places. The Bathroom has low beams over the bath and if you are tall or heavy the space will be limited at the shower end. The kichen and bathroom are modern British standard replaced during the last few years.

David Barton
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About David Barton

We have owned the property for the last sixteen years and go there as often as we can but it is never enough. Christene teaches French at a boys grammar school in Dorset so spending time in France using the language is important. Our children love the property and the open space and have not known a time when not visiting the property.

David Barton purchased this cottage in 1995

Why David Barton chose Vienne

The best climate with the shortest drive from the channel ports.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Detached Cottage With Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A little slice of French Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Hannah: 15yrs: So relaxing

Brendan: 14 yrs: You only realise how much you enjoyed it when it's time to leave... it stays with you for so long.

Kate: 11 yrs: I loved the pool and the horses. Thunder storms as viewed from the master bedroom are really cool!

La Jaudoniere is the perfect place for a family holiday. I'm sure there are lots of really fun and entertaining tourist type venues in the vicinity however we discovered that with the tropical heat we were more than happy to chill in teh pool by day and enjoy leisurly strolls and cycles in the evenings.

The cottage was immaculate on arrival with lots of basics such as cleaning products, insect repellant and coals to gat the barbeque started.

If I close my eyes I can revisit ...... and retrace my route to Benest for the daily supplies.

Chatain is a rural location and it offers the type solitude that is not overly remote. It is a place to switch off from realities and the demands that accompany modern life.

The cottage itself is over 350 years old and with it comes the charm and atmosphere synonymous with gites of this vintage. If you listen close enough you can almost hear the walls regale us with tales of the past!

Yes please we will return. This lazy rural retreat has won a well deserved place in our hearts :)

" I can't believe that I have spent the last two weeks with only my family and actually enjoyed it"..... A resoundingly positive indictment of La Jaudonniere from one of our teenage children.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased everyone enjoyed themselves , we spend as much time at the cottage we can throughout the year, love the winter with the log fires, hope this lovely family will visit again.
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Car: necessary


The coast is approx 90 minutes away but there are swimming lakes with sandy beaches where you can sail/canooing within half an hours drive.


Potieres, Limoges, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bergerac Airports are all within easy reach.


Chatain and Benest are within a few minutes drive with larger villages such as Charroux about 15 mins away. Civrey is about twenty minutes and is a large market town with open air markets Tuesday and Friday. Large supermarkets in thye area also. Civrey has a swimming pool.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Chatain, Vienne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 1
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
Saturday but other days considered. £100 PW security deposit by separate cheque uncashed and returned after holiday. Balance due six weeks before departure.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chatain in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One large bathroom with beamed ceiling on the first floor between the two bedrooms. Bath has a shower, there is a large wash basin and toilet.Wall cabinet, shaving point and hairdryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one has double bed in old pine frame. The room has a sloping beamed ceiling with a door leading onto stone stairs down to the garden and overlooking open countryside.Bedroom two has three single beds. The bathroom is between the two bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes on accommodation: No pets. Outside: Large gardens of four acres which overlook open countryside to the rear so very secluded. The pool is 8x4 with a salt water system French standard pool alarm and has a light and two decking areas for sunbathing and dining. Plenty of sunbeds/chairs. The pool will be attended to on a regular basis by John our poolman. There is a brick BBQ also a smaller free standing and a firepit for a little warmth late at night by the pool. Utility Room: Small consevatory off the sitting room leads to the garden and where you can store the garden furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We have a local French caretaker who lives in the hamlet and cleans the property before your arrival. Duvets,pillows are provided however there is a small charge to cover laundry costs if you require us to provide linen.Poolman and gardener will attend. Other: Lovely dining room with original French oak floor and oak beams. Antique English refectory table for dining seating six. Cherrywood staircase from the dining room leads to the first floor. Old pine dresser and sideboard in character with the property.

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