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Described by one agent as everybody's fantasy French Home, inside and outside

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4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
This superb property is our home and not a normal letting unit. Some personal items such as photos and paintings are left so that our guests 'feel at home.' Our property is a 200 plus year old French Farmhouse, rewired, replumbed, reroofed etc to the highest possible standard. The salt water swimming pool is situated in nearly 2 acres of easily managed gardens in a hamlet of 8 houses but neither the pool nor the house is overlooked. There are 4 bedrooms all ensuite with an additional wc downstairs. There are 5 large reception rooms including a 700 sq.ft main lounge. The kitchen has a comprehensive list of gadgets, including dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and all cooking aides such as food processors etc. After a request from a visitor last year, we have included a coffee making machine.There are 5 reception rooms if... Read more
Listing #HL9317902
About the Owner
john l
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2018
Interaction with guests
We, or a friend, will meet you on arrival, show you the house and then disappear. However, we are close by and available if needed. No problem is too small. We provide you with a file on arrival which lists local restaurants with our opinion of the standard (often different from the Michelin Guide) of the food served, pamphlets on all local attractions from horse riding, all childrens' activities and places of interest plus fishing, golf, canoeing, sailing, tennis etc. A British neighbour is always available to help with any minor problem in the house if necessary. It is important to us that our guests feel at home and not that they are staying in standard rented accommodation.
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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (16)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • En Suite Rooms (4)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    4 Attached (ensuite)
    4 Fulls
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: $257 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
Our location is perfect. We are surrounded by vineyards and farmland growing various crops. We are not isolated being in a hamlet of 8 houses but are not overlooked. We are between Bordeaux to the South and La Rochelle to the North, both an hour away. Pons, a very pretty medieval town is 15 minutes North, Jonzac and its thermal springs is 20 minutes East, Saintes, one of Frances's most attractive cities is 30 minutes North and Blaye is 35 minutes to the South. From Blaye, a ferry crosses the Gironde to the famous wine chateaux of the Medoc. The great beaches of the Atlantic are 25-30 minutes North as is the famous town of Royan. Our local village of St.Genis has everything needed on a daily basis but is never swamped with holiday makers
Getting around
A car is needed. The train system is fabulous with stations at Pons and Jonzac close by. They link with the larger stations which in turn cover most of France. Most UK visitors renting a Gite or home such as ours, drive but some fly to Bordeaux or La Rochelle. Some have used Bergerac and others Poitiers.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Bordeaux and La Rochelle: 55.9 mi
Railway: Jonzac: 9.3 mi
Ferry: St.Malo: 273.4 mi
We will send you full details regarding best routes etc from the various ports and airports a month before you travel. 5 hours from St.Malo and 8 from Calais is the normal time taken to reach us.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 18.6 mi.
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