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L'Atelier, Comfortable restored farmhouse with shared heated pool

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Beautiful Charentaise farmhouse
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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Vibrac, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Upstairs : Two bedrooms; a double and a twin, and either or both twin beds can be substituted with cots if requested. It has a main bathroom with bath & over-bath shower, and a separate WC & wash-hand basin outside the twin room.
Downstairs : Open-plan kitchen/diner/living room. The kitchen has an electric oven & gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, etc. The living area has a comfy sofa & armchair, UK satellite Freeview TV/French TNT TV, books, games, and tourist info. There is unlimited free Wi-Fi (who can live without it these days?!).
Outside, there is a decked area and private garden with BBQ & table & chairs.
Beyond the back garden you’ll find our glorious 10mx5m heated pool, and just beyond this is the play area for children, then over an acre of open garden for your children to pl...
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Listing #HL330409
About the Owner
Lisa E
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2012
Interaction with guests
We're here on site to answer any questions you might have, and have lived here for many years as our girls have grown up, so we know the area well, both as a couple and as a family. We'll be here when you arrive, and on hand when you need us, but won't intrude on your holiday when you don't need any help from us!
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time on our holiday lovely rural setting supermarket about 10 minutes away. We've been to France before but not so far down so we flew rather than driving took about an hour from Bordeaux airport very relieved that Lisa provides everything...More

Thank Elaine H
TrailBlazer398839, VR Owner at L'Atelier, Comfortable restored farmhouse with shared heated pool, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

We're very aware of how little you can bring with you when you fly, so we feel it's essential for us to provide everything you need - holidays should be relaxing in the planning as well as when you're here!

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in another giite here a couple of weeks earlier on our way down to Spain and the kids loved it so much we stayed in L'Atelier on our way back. Ian & Lisa are very helpful, their own guide to the local tourist...More

Thank johnthompson974
TrailBlazer398839, VR Owner at L'Atelier, Comfortable restored farmhouse with shared heated pool, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Hi John Now you've found us, I hope we'll be seeing more of you! Delighted you've had such good time with us, take care of yourselves.

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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This isn’t the first time I’ve used Ian & Lisa’s gites for visiting family to stay, but it’s even better then before with new games like table tennis and fussball and a boules pitch for family competitions. My visitors really enjoyed their stay, and it’s...More

Thank Sharon P
Management response:Responded August 24, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation - using our place again and again is the best compliment you could give us!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 9:00 AM
We ask that you keep the communal areas tidy for the comfort of other guests - this simply means asking you to tidy away any toys or pool paraphernalia before you leave the area!
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
End-of-stay cleaning is not included in the price, as many of our guests carry this out themselves. We therefore collect a cleaning deposit of £50/65€ before the start of your holiday, which is retained only if cleaning services are required
Taxe de séjour is collected by the Jonzac Tourist Board, for 2018 this is 0.50€ per adult per night, and for 2019 will change to 2% of the cost of each adult's stay.
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About the neighborhood
The local market town of Jonzac, has a full range of shops, banks and supermarkets. There is an excellent choice of restaurants, within 15 minutes drive. Between them, the local towns of Jonzac and Montendre hold fresh markets four days a week, and in fact there is a market somewhere near us, every day of the week - including Sundays.
Jonzac is a stunning medieval town, with an imposing 15th-century château with guided tours in English. In addition it has thermal baths whose treatments are extensive, and whose waters have been recognised for their effectiveness in treating various complaints. The local swimming complex has a water slide, tropical lagoon, wavepool, bubble spas and saunas.
The views of the countryside surrounding our land are breathtaking, including our over 2 acres of groun...
Getting around
You'll need a car to get out & about, but the local train connections are very good if you'd like to visit local cities without the hassle of taking your car
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Bordeaux: 52.8 mi
Railway: Montendre: 6.2 mi
Ferry: St Malo: 295.2 mi
Located between La Rochelle and Bordeaux, close to Cognac, Saintes and Angouleme, we're less than an hour's drive from Bordeaux airport and 1½ hour's drive from La Rochelle. If you're sailing & driving, St Malo is 5 hours' drive, Caen & Le Havre are 6 hours' drive, Dieppe is 7 hours' drive and Calais is 8 hours' drive.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 31.1 mi.
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