Avec l'aide d'artisans locaux, nous avons magnifiquement restauré une spacieuse maison charentaise traditionnelle de cinq chambres, avec une grange en pierre de trois chambres datant du 18ème siècle, pour créer une escapade de vacances parfaite. Situé dans un petit hameau, il a tout le caractère de vieux murs en pierre et poutres en bois d'origine, combiné avec le confort et confort qui feront de votre séjour ici d'autant plus agréable. Nous sommes situés dans un cadre rural paisible - à proximité des villages de Rétaud et Pisany, à seulement 20 minutes des plages de St Georges et Royan et la région de Cognac célèbre, à 10 minutes de Saintes et à moins d'une heure de La Rochelle et le premier ministre vignobles de Bordeaux. Il ya un large éventail d'activités disponibles sur place, dont le golf, l'équitation, le cyclisme et le tennis. Les propriétés se trouvent dans 2 acres de jardins entièrement clos, qui comprennent une aire de jeux ainsi qu'une grande piscine chauffée / solarium.
- Salle(s) de bain5
- Toilettes séparées1
- Séjour minimum7 Nuitées
Maison près de Rétaud, Nr Saintes, Charente Maritime, France - paisible à 20 minutes de la plage
- anglais, français
- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 18 sept. 2018
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Sports & Loisirs à proximité;
The place was ideal for our big lively family. Not too perfect so we didn’t have to worry too much
We had a lovely relaxing time. The swimming pool kept the children happy for hours and space for football also. Bikes were a great bonus. Beds comfortable! First few days rather hot but fans all worked except one. Wonderful arriving to find all the beds made up and not having to worry about cleaning at the end.
Wonderful holiday BUT......!!!!
Three generations of one family met here to celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary; a group of fifteen using both the main house and the cottage.
We were surprised and disappointed by the following issues.
1. The kitchens were poorly equipped to cater for a party our size. There were no large saucepans or casseroles. We had to buy two large pyrex casseroles and baking dishes and use umpteen saucepans. There was plenty of crockery and cutlery apart from sharp knives.
2. The dishwasher drain flooded the main kitchen on the first evening and the sink blocked - neither were not fit for purpose for the duration of our stay.
3. Consequently all dishes and utensils had to be carried to the sink in the Utility Room to be hand washed after every meal all week, dried and carried back to the kitchen/dining area. There was no other dishwasher.
4. We were unable to eat outside because of a persistent, unpleasant smell of drains/sewage/septic tank which lingered around the area of the garden with a garden table and chairs and also the ground floor of the cottage.
5. We were told when we arrived that the washing machine in the main house did not work and was due to be replaced. This did not happen during the course of our stay but at least we had the use of the machine in the cottage.
However we all had a wonderful and very memorable time. The pool was a joy; the accommodation comfortable and spacious and the grounds safe and private - had it not been for the issues raised we would have given this property a four/five star rating as it met the needs of every one of our party from the youngest, aged two to the eldest seventy plus.
We were really disappointed to learn of the problems you experienced whilst staying at our house.
The problem with the dishwasher was caused by a severe blockage that occurred in the fosse ( the septic tank). It is an occupational hazard of having septic tanks that they can get blocked, especially if guests accidently put anything down the drains that shouldn’t be (we do leave signs to try to avoid this, for example) but this may have been the cause in this instance. This blockage meant that the sink and dishwasher were rendered out of action as they share a common waste pipe. To make matters worse, we had a bank holiday on the week of your sty which made finding a plumber even harder. We finally did find the problem and it was reported by the plumber being due to produce and fat being poured down the kitchen sink. We do appreciate that it was not ideal to have the use of the dishwasher and can only apologise for this.
Your party has been the first we have had to report a lack of utensils and pans and we have since purchased more for the kitchen to ensure there is plenty of larger crockery for guests to use.
A typical French farmhouse, constructed of white stone, fronted with large wooden shutters.
We were a party of three families and had plenty of space to stretch out, relax and play. It has a good, securely fenced swimming pool. A large well equipped kitchen, wifi, TV and pool table. Most of the surrounding places are a short and easy drive away. We had a great time at the seaside: Le palmyra and in Saintes town. There is a friendly chap on site who keeps an eye on the property and fixes any problems you might have with the house.
We loved the house, the pool and all the facilities
The house was lovely, clean and spacious. The children loved all the toys and play equipment and the pool table was popular with all age groups. The house is in a lovely setting and Karim, the caretaker was helpful at all times. The only thing that wasn't kind to us was the weather!
An amazing holiday
We have been travelling, as a group, to France for the past 7 years and each place has been better than the previous year. However this time our vacation to this property outshone all the other holidays we have had in more ways than one. Arriving at the gate one evening we waited eagerly anticipating what was on the other side. Once the gates opened it was like driving into a picturesque scene. The winding driveway led to the main house and we all rushed out of the cars to see what surprise would come next.
The pictures really don't do this property justice as it cannot capture the ambiance of the place from the homely feeling, the spacious rooms and surroundings, the cleanliness of the place or the friendly and helpfulness of the gentlemen who takes so much care and pride in looking after the place.
If you want to venture out there are so many things to entertain both the young and old in the surrounding towns and villages. From beautiful sandy beaches to historical places of interest. That is if you can tear the kids away from the pool! 😜
If you want to find out more book a week or two here. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.
We can't wait to go back next year.
A beautiful property in a lovely setting. We went with two other families. 6 adults and 6 kids and it was just perfect. Most days spent by the pool and playing in the gardens. The rooms are spacious and overall we were delighted with the house and cottage. 4 star rating because of the location - which in some ways was just perfect as very quiet, in other ways it was a little too out of the way. Highly recommended to get away from it all and have a complete rest.
Côte / Plage:
Les belles plages de sable de St Georges de Didonne et Royan sont à 20 minutes en voiture. Plages et Zoo de La Palmyre à 30 minutes. Ile de Ré et Ile d'Oléron sont à environ 1 heure.
Nous sommes à peu près à égale distance des aéroports de La Rochelle et de Bordeaux. Le trajet depuis ces aéroports est assez simple et vous prendra environ 1 heure.
La ville historique romaine de Saintes est à 10 minutes en voiture avec Cognac à environ 30 minutes en voiture. Retaud et Pisany proposent des boulangeries, des charcuteries, des magasins locaux, des bureaux de poste, des restaurants et une pharmacie et sont à quelques minutes.
Plus de détails:
Il y a tellement de choses à faire en Charente Maritime, 'Le deuxième département le plus ensoleillé de France. C'est une belle région avec une campagne magnifique, des champs pleins de tournesols et de vignes.
Il y a de longues plages de sable blanc soutenues par des forêts de pins odorantes pour ceux qui veulent se détendre et récupérer. Le cognac local et la dégustation de vin peuvent également vous aider à vous détendre du stress de la vie professionnelle. Pour les plus actifs, il y a la marche, le vélo et l'équitation disponibles localement. Il y a des piscines extérieures à proximité avec des toboggans et des aires de jeux.
Pour les plus aventureux, il y a de nombreuses villes et villages historiques, des marchés, des châteaux et des forêts à visiter - et bien sûr des stations balnéaires comme La Rochelle, Royan et les îles d'Oléron, Aix et Ré. Les villes de Cognac et Angoulême sont à 30-40 minutes en voiture. Il y a aussi le célèbre parc à thème Futuroscope - qui fait une belle journée.
Booking Notes: A non-returnable booking deposit of 20% is required. Please also send the balance of your payment together with a returnable Breakage deposit of £150 at least 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. Outside of peak season, it is possible to book the gites for part weeks/long weekends a maximum of 4 weeks before the arrival date (prices are pro-rated vs full weekly rate). Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday, starting on Saturday at 4pm and finishing the following Saturday at 10.00am. If you arrive early you are very welcome to relax by the pool. Notes on prices: Outside of the summer period, it may be possible to rent the Cottage only. Please contact us for prices.