|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Our beautiful stone house has been renovated to a very high standard internally and externally. Key to a relaxing holiday is the pool, surrounded by decking within a private walled courtyard. The outside eating area is a delightful setting to enjoy leisurely meals al fresco. Inside the house is a large open plan living/dining/kitchen with exposed stone walls and a wood burning stove, tastefully furnished with leather sofas. The oak kitchen has been comprehensively equipped, and the large refectory style oak table provides ample seating. The property has one downstairs bedroom with wet room (with disabled access) and 3 upstairs bedrooms, 2 with shower rooms and 1 with bathroom, all with high ceilings, large windows and fantastic exposed oak beams. All the bedrooms are furnished in a traditional French style. The property has views over open fields and the adjacent chateau.
We live in Shropshire with our 3 teenage children, Rebecca taught until very recently and speaks French. Adrian works in manufacturing.
Rebecca and Adrian Jackson purchased this house in 2006
We looked for a house in the Charente Maritime region as Rebecca had enjoyed many holidays there as a child and loved the area. We bought 3 Roussillon in 2006, when it was a complete wreck and hadn't been lived in for over 10 years, with the intention of gradually doing it up. We soon realised that if we did the work ourselves our children would be grown up before we'd finished! So we enlisted the help of some local artisans to restore the house. We've been holidaying there and renting it out since 2008.
Our house was built for farmworkers working for the landowner at the chateau. It was originally built as one house, but was divided when two brothers inherited it and decided to split it. The other half is still owned by members of the same family.
The villa was everything we had hoped it would be: stylish, clean, and comfortable. And the courtyard complemented the house perfectly - the stone walls, decking, and rattan furniture make for a great combination especially when set beneath a neat blue sky reflected in the cool blue pool.
The countryside immediately surrounding the villa was beyond expectation too: sunflower fields, vineyards, and corn fields. It made for a wonderful bicycle ride to the local bakers to collect the morning pastries while others were still waking up - the availability of the bikes helped immensely in this regard!
Hands down the best holiday home we have rented since we began doing so some eight or more years ago.
We would happily book again.
Thanks Rebecca. Thanks Adrian - from Tim, Funda, & Nurten.
We had a wonderful holiday, the gite was lovely with plenty of room and very well stocked out with everything you could need and on our arrival there was a small welcome pack which was much appreciated. The pool was fantastic and our children really made good use of it. The Gite is not far from Gemozac which is a lovely little town with restaurant, supermarkets etc. We were also only about half an hour from the coast. We would absolutely recommend this gite and we would have no hesitation in booking to stay again.
We had a great holiday here with a small child and various aunts and grandparents. The living room leads straight out to a big deck area, so our toddler could go in and out easily. The swimming pool was great, big enough to swim in properly. All the rooms were nicely done out and there's plenty of space.
It's very quiet, but Gemozac is only a few minutes up the road so you can pop out to the usual french shops, and there's a Super-U supermarket not far off too.
We loved our stay at Roussillon, the house is bright and spacious.
In our group there were four adults, four teenagers and one kid.
The swimming pool is superb and was a instant hit with everyone.
The patio is big and spacious and ideal for breakfast by the pool and barbecues at night.
The property was clean and well cared for.
Location is very good, in the countryside but a short distance to the beach.
We took trips to Talmont, Royan, Pons, Gironde and Bordaux.
There was only one thing the kids complained about and that was the lack off wi-fi.
Overall we loved our stay and would recomment it highly.
We had a fantastic week at 3 Roussillon in September 2012. We were a group of 7 adults (aged from 20s to 50s) and one baby. All of us agreed that the house was brilliant.
It's a lovely spacious house with loads of character. The bedrooms are big and all ensuite with spotless bathrooms, windows with shutters and lovely sunlight in the mornings. There are towel heaters in the bathrooms which actually work (a rarity in my experience!).
The pool area is very private and is not overlooked, and it's nicely decked. There are a few comfy sun loungers and a big parasol for shade.
The kitchen is very well-equipped with everything you'd need in terms of dishes, utensils, dishwasher etc. Two lovely big dining areas, indoor and outdoor, and lounging areas inside and outside too, which meant that people weren't on top of each other.
The decor is very nice and neutral and the house is finished to a high standard throughout.
It's about a 7 minute drive into the small town of Gemozac for boulangerie, supermarket etc. There are loads of lovely quiet country roads for walking, jogging or cycling, and there are bikes at the house which are in reasonable nick. Within an hour's drive there are all sorts of interesting towns and villages for day trips or half-day trips.
There are only a couple of slightly negative things I would say about the house:
1. the stairs are very steep and the steps are shallow, so carrying a baby up and down was a biot hair raising! One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor, which would be much more suitable for anyone with mobility issues.
2. Some of the beds were a little uncomfortable
3. No insect screens on the windows, so on the very hot nights when we simply had to open the shutters, we got bitten by mosquitos.
These are minor issues however, overall we had a wonderful stay.
The photographs and description of this property do not do it justice, It is wonderful both inside and outside !!!, the fixtures and fittings are first class and the pool and decking area superb !!!.
The property is situated down a private lane and is lovely and quiet surrounded by fields of sun flowers and vineyards, it is perfectly placed for exploring the area which has lots to offer.
The decking area was fully enclosed and private and very safe for children of all ages to play safely, we had a 17 year old and a 7 month old (niece) with us and both seemed to enjoy the area equally.We would recommend this property to anybody wanting a very comfy private base to either explore the area or to just relax.
Roussillon is in a pretty hamlet just outside the village of St Germain du Seudre. The market town of Gemozac is 5 mins away by car and provides supermarkets, banks, post office, restaurants and a weekly market. The beautiful sandy beaches of Meschers and St Georges are 30 mins away as is the Roman town of Saintes, with its Roman amphitheatre, pedestrianised shopping streets and golf course. The Gironde estuary fishing ports are within 15 mins, with a variety of al fresco restaurants overlooking the harbour. There's a fantastic zoo at La Palmyre near the seaside town of Royan and a multi-activity centre at Jonzac. Bordeaux and La Rochelle are fascinating towns within easy reach, as is Cognac where you can enjoy a guided tour of the distilleries. The area is home to Pineau des Charentes and there are numerous producers offering tasting locally.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Our prices are for groups of 6 to 8. We will offer a discount for smaller groups.
We can offer a 10% discount on Brittany Ferries - please contact us for details.