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Traditional farmhouse near La Rochelle & Ile de Ré, beaches 20 mins and a pool. - Pigeonnier

21 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this holiday cottage in Landrais - 3 Superbe gites with a pool

The self-catering gites are ideal for couples and families, nr La Rochelle

We are situated in the Charente Maritime on the west coast of France. Nearby are the historic towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort & Surgeres. This area is rich in History with many forts, Romanesque churches, castles and Chateaux. Sandy beaches just 20 mins.

The 17th century Farmhouse, Pigeonnier & Pressoir have recently been renovated to a very high standard. Each gite is fully equipped with everthing you would need for a fantastic holiday. We are surrounded by rolling countryside with fields of sunflowers & wheat, close to a pretty Charentaise village with local shop, bar, post office and a local restaurant specializing in local cuisine. Nearby there’s fishing, cycling, pony riding and lovely country walks.

WIFI is available.

Outside there's a seating area, bbq, large garden, children's play area and free use of cycles & POOL

What's on?: In the local village of Landrais you will find a locally famous Restaurant 'Le Bateau Lavior' which serves local Charentaise Dishes, they open Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday Lunchtimes. There's also the bar/restaurant/shop in Landrais, village post office, Artist studio and a Garage (it's not possible to buy Petrol).

Antique Markets (brocantes) & Car boots (vide greniers) usually most weekends from April through to October.

For more upto date local information please visit our website; www.larochellegite.com

Pony riding: Pony Riding at Toucherit (10min walk away)

Art lessons: In the village of Landrais there is an artist studio, it's possible to arrange an hours lesson in painting 20 euro's per hour (it would be ideal if you have a good level of French language).

La Rochelle has some of the best fish restaurants dotted around the old port.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Pigeonnier, Studio, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The Pigeonnier is a detached stone cottage, it has modern facilities with a mix of modern and Antique French furniture giving it a contemporary French feel. It has a separate kitchen, fully fitted with a washing machine & a bathroom. The Pigeonnier is open plan and feels spacious with high beamed ceilings and traditional exposed stone walls, in the summer feels cool against the hot summer days. For the winter there is a fireplace with a wood burner to give a warm cosy feel. One large double bed and bed settee on the ground floor, upstaires there is a small mezzanine area with 2 futon style beds that can sleep 2 children between the ages of 4 to 11yrs as there is restricted head height. Directly outside you'll find an outside eating area with a table & chairs and a choice of BBQ's. Baby equippment is also available. WIFI available. A fan in each gite.

ENCLOSED SALT WATER 11X5 METER OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL, fully enclosed with a stone wall and a locked gate with a choice of sun loungers

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Nigel or Suzanne
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Please contact in french via email
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have enjoyed the week we spent here in your lovely gite. Many thanks for your last minute offer. Although we were five people, the place was big enough. the children spent a lot of time in the pool and on the trampoline.

Many greetings.

Thomas, Maria, Angela, Laurenz, Josefine

Ekelen, Germany
Aug 2012
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based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.8095236 based on 38 reviews

Lovely stone cottage in the middle of beautiful countryside

  • 4 of 5

This is a charming little cottage near La Rochelle. It has everything you need for a peaceful stay. The owners are very helpful and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, lovely little house, really well equipped in a fantastic location. Would definitely recommend .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we very much look forward to welcoming your lovely family again in the future.
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Excellent winter break

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely recommend a stay in the wonderful Pigeonnier, everything you need for a relaxing break with lots of little added extras that made the stay even more special. Nigel, Suzanne and their family cannot do enough for you and have plenty of local knowledge and recommendations if needed. The gite is ideally situated for lots of different interests that are within easy reach. The weather for the time of year with being in the micro climate was fantastic. We were fortunate enough to be their when there was a car rally on which was an amazing experience. Thank you again for making our holiday one to remember.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay here in November 2015 in the Pigeonnier. We look forward to welcoming you both again in the future.
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Melksham Wiltshire UK

Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Farmhouse is a lovely place to relax and explore the local area. Nigel and Suzanne are terrific hosts and the local area has so much to offer. The gite is well equipped, incredibly quiet and peaceful and the pool puts the icing on the proverbial cake. Our 8 year old daughter had her first scuba diving lessons in the pool and is now hooked. A lovely gite in a lovely area of France. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Wonderful for winter house-hunting

  • 5 of 5

Had a delightful stay in the Pigeonnier whilst house hunting during the winter. The gite was clean and comfortable with all the “mod cons” needed to ensure it was a home from home, and the wood burner was always a welcome sight after a day searching for our ideal home. Nigel and Suzie were very welcoming and helpful in their local knowledge of the area and gave us invaluable information on the best places to look at for potential properties. The gite was brilliantly located for reaching La Rochelle, Rochefort and all the delightful coastal resorts of the Charente-Maritime. Many thanks for such excellent off-season accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
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Cornton Cottages, Midlothian, Scotland

Beautiful Gite, Charming hosts, Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Pigeonnier is the perfect distance from the hustle and bustle of La Rochelle and the coastal towns, all easily accessible yet far enough away to experience the relaxing rural French countryside. Our interest in photography took us from the poppy filled fields surrounding the Gite to the brightly painted fisherman's huts by the sea and the small oyster eateries to sample fresh local produce.

The Pigeonnier is perfect for 2 with a huge open plan interior filled with beautiful character filled furnishings and wood burning stove. Beautifully converted by our hosts Nigel and Suzanne the gite has retained it's wonderful old beams and charm while having all the mod cons.

I would recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in France. The only disappointment was the lack to sunflowers as the plants were still quite small... will have to return in July next time with the camera!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
La Rochelle/ Ile de Ré Airport
Nearest Ferry
235 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Surgeres, TGV from Paris
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Chatelaillon beach
Car: necessary

Sandy beaches are just a 20mins drive away at Chàtelaillon-Plage or Fouras (35 Mins) both are quaint small seaside resorts with beautiful sandy beaches, dotted with bars, restaurants and Casino's.

. La Rochelle is a lively vibrant city with lots of atmosphere, along the fortified port there’s numerous cafés and bars, boating marina, boat trips to the local islands and fort Boyard, Aquarium, museums, bowling, animal park, casino, fantastic shops and boutiques, lots of fantastic seafood restaurants and beaches.

Easy access to the local islands of Ile de Re with the beautiful fishing ports of St. Martin and La Flotte, Ile d'Oleron, Ile d'Aix and Ile Madam.

Venise Vert is about a 30mins drive north from here, a totally different experience with an intricate canal system to explore, you can hire kayaks or even electric boats for the whole family.

Great days out can be had at Puy de fou, Futurescope, Cognac, Zoo, Wild bird reserves, Corderie Royale, etc. You'll find something to suit everyone.

Other Activities: Karting, Golf 20 mins drive away,

Golf: Saintes has an 18 hole golf course 45mins drive.

Saint Laurent de Preé near Fouras has a 9 hole golf course 35mins drive.

La Jarne close to La Rochelle has a 9 hole golf course 20mins drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Landrais, La Rochelle - Surgeres area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low season
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Medium season
29 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High season
10 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak season
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Medium season
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £25

PRICES INCLUDES ALL BILLS (except a small heating supplement for med & low season) BED LINEN, TOWELS AND TEATOWELS.
Bed linen is provided per bed, for extra bed linen & towels there will be a small charge for.
SECURITY DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED OF £200 OR 200euro's (REFUNDABLE) after your stay. Please pay this when you pay the balance 8 weeks before your arrival.
We request that our guests leave by 10.0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Landrais in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 41 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Baby bath available if needed.
  • The bathroom is modern with toilet, sink, large walkin shower. Baby bath available for your use. Hairdryer & towels.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Room 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Open plan accommodation with a large double (queen) bed and a double sofa bed, a separate Kitchen area, bathroom and Mezzanine for sleeping upto 2 children. Outside seating area for summer dining, large shared garden with wendy house, swings & trampoline and various other toys etc. We have approximately 4700 square metres of garden and plenty of, off road parking spaces.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Babysitting service available. Basic food package putting in the fridge on arrival service (on request before arrival). Departure cleaning service available (on request). There is a large garden with a football net, swings, wendy house & trampoline and various other outdoor toys. NEW ENCLOSED OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL 11X5 METERS with a choice of sun loungers & there are BBQs for your use.

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