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Large private Charentaise home with pool and beautiful gardens sleeps 10-13

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,368 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ideal for a large family or 2 families sharing

Our Home is in a rural setting in the Charente Maritime region. It is a large quiet and completely private traditional farmhouse set in approximately four acres of garden. A little stream runs at the rear of the property and there is a small pond which is dry in the summer. The house is on a small lane and surrounded with grapevines and sunflowers. A large gate beside the decorative pigeonier, closes out the outside world and the property is partially fenced on the boundaries. There is a beautiful 9x5 metre fresh water swimming pool which is fully fenced and accessed from the garden or from the house. Loungers seating and towels are provided. There is outside veranda dining at the kitchen end of the house and the by the pool and at the front of the house.

Aa large hangar provides cover for parties or for playing table tennis and table football. Outside there is also a badminton net and rackets and a net for Volleyball in the pool.

There are four bedrooms upstairs with one en-suite bathroom and one family bathroom tiled in traditional French style. Two are king size beds and two are super kingsize. One of these may be configured as twin beds if required, in the plum coloured room. Downstairs there is a room with five day beds which can be used as five 3’ singles or two king size doubles and a single. The maximum number to sleep is thirteen. Towels ,Pool towels, tea towels and bedding are provided.

A beautiful hallway opens to the garden, Kitchen,Salon, and Pool room as well as a downstairs WC.

The rustic French kitchen is large and sunny with a dishwasher and two ovens, one with gas hob, fridge and microwave. It has ample dining space and also a wood burning stove for winter guests. Wood can be found behind the barn. There is a door to the Veranda for outside dining.

The utility room houses two further fridges, useful for parties, and a freezer plus a washing machine and the hot water/heating boiler.

The Salon is a very comfortable room with a wood burning stove for winter guests surrounded by a lovely traditional French fireplace. There is also a piano, English TV, DVD player, books and board games.

The Pool room is a beautiful 62 square metre, cool tiled room which opens to the pool area, it has ample leather seating and dining areas and has French TV.

The aerial view of the property shows three buildings which are the house and pool, the Hangar and a large barn which houses gardening equipment and will be closed. Behind this is a fruit orchard and the property is surrounded by gardens.

The nearest supermarket is at Baignes 7km, 10 mins drive or you can cycle or walk through the grapevines.

This is a pretty little town with everything you will need such as , petrol, supermarket, chemist, bakery, restaurants and coffee shops.

If you want somewhere larger there is Jonzac 16k 20 mins. There is also a train station here.

The nearest airport is Bordeaux 70km an easy drive usually under 1 hour

Other Nearby towns are:

Cognac 41k about a 45 minute drive which has a wealth of cultural activities to be explored

Angouleme 60k 45 mins also main train station

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne 46k 45 mins a lovely historic town

Talmont-sur-Gironde 59k 1 hour a pretty seaside town

You can also reach the coast in under an hour and visit many wine tasting areas such as St Emilion.

There are also several markets, including a Tuesday evening market at Montendre which has live music and food stalls where you can sit and eat.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About The Owner

We are New Zealanders who live in the UK and love the warmth and tranquility in France.

We breed Golden Retrievers and plan to fully fence our property at some point as our dogs have not yet been to visit.

Our professions include Medicine, Engineering, Music and IT

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2016


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house around the Vanzac around the Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Family Bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 5 Single Bed , This room is downstairs and has day beds-see photo
  • Bedroom 1 large en-suite room 6' super king size bed Bedroom 2 small room 5' king size bed Bedroom 3 medium room 6' super king size bed or 2 twin beds Bedroom 4 large room 5' king size bed Bedroom 5 downstairs 5 single beds 3' may be put together as 2 king size and one single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Large private Charentaise home with pool and beautiful gardens sleeps 10-13
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Superbe maison très authentique

  • 5 of 5

Cette très grande maison a beaucoup de charme. Elle est magnifique et la vaste propriété, bien clôturée, l'est tout autant, avec des arbres fruitiers croulant sous les prunes (notamment). Bonne piscine donnant sur une immense pièce carrelée où l'on peut s'allonger confortablement quand il fait trop chaud pour rester au bord de l'eau.

Quelle que soit l'heure de la journée, on trouve autour de la maison une terrasse à l'ombre ou ensoleillée. La cuisine est très vaste, ce qui est très pratique quand on est nombreux dans la maison avec beaucoup d'enfants. Peut-être le barbecue pourrait-il être un peu plus grand. A part cela, la maison est vraiment très bien équipée (tables, chaises, vaisselle abondante) et la literie confortable. Les enfants ont été ravis de jouer au baby-foot ou au ping-pong sous l'immense abri couvert.

Une location à recommander, vraiment.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your feedback We have added a large portable barbeque in addition to the built in one, for our guests to use.
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Just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Top location and very nice estate.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
475 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Montendre and Cognac
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
360 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
59 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Jonzac is best known for being a spa town, and although the spa waters were first discovered only 30 years ago, several thousand visitors a year now visit to receive the therapeutic benefits of the water from the thermal springs.

More recently a substantial water-based leisure complex has also been opened at Jonzac, known as the 'Antilles de Jonzac' and featuring a lagoon, indoor beach, waterfalls etc.

The most notable building in the town is the Chateau de Jonzac. The chateau was built in the 15th century on the site of an earlier castle that had been destroyed during the Hundred Years War. Extensive changes were made during the 19th century, part of the original castle demolished, and the moat filled in, but significant parts of the medieval castle remain including the two main round towers and several other interesting architectural details.

Still in active use, the chateau now houses the town hall and also an archaeology museum (in the cloisters).

The Church of Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais is a 12th century roman style church with an attractive facade and a nicely proportioned belltower, while another religious monument in Jonzac is the Convent of the Carmes (16th century, now home to a cultural centre).

Elsewhere in Jonzac there are some smaller highlights to discover, such as the medieval houses in the 'Rue James-Scalfert', in the historic part of Jonzac and a gateway through a small remaining part of the towns original defensive ramparts.

The 19th century is best represented by the market hall in Jonzac centre, with a structure based on a metal framework (as popularised at that time by the Eiffel Tower).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

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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