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4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom with exclusive use of private heated salt water pool & WiF



Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Spacious renovated charentaise house only 15 mins from lovely beaches, sleeps 8

This renovated house consists of 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite), sleeps 8, plus a baby, spacious lounge with satelite T.V, fully equipped kitchen,dining room with log burner. Exclusive use of private heated salt water swimming pool.

The house is situated in a small village with shops,tennis courts, football pitch & skate park, just 15 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of Royan and St Georges de Didonne, and 30 minutes from the pretty Island of Ille d'Oléron. The area is excellent for cycling & jogging with beautiful views of the countryside & Vineyards. Historic Saintes is only a 15 minute drive with it,s wide range of bars, restaurants and shops, Saintes itself has a wealth of interests including the famous Roman Arch & the well preserved amphitheatre. Free secure parking, All bedding & towels included, except beach towels. The swimming pool design was especially chosen for children with its interior steps, the pool is 8m x 4.5m and 1.50m deep, 32° celsius, and totally fenced with a lockable cover for security of children.

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About the Owner

Lorraine & Steven Cooper
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

5 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Lovely traditional house

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this lovely house at the beginning of August. It was very traditional, well equipped and spacious. The pool and outside dining area was fabulous. The owners made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous House - Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

Our family - 4 adults and 2 young children had a great holiday at this house - it is a large well equipped welcoming home - well stocked with all the extras i.e. dishwasher tablets - b-b-q coals - an abundance of towels etc etc - the pool is amazing - spotlessly clean - and being salt water is a huge added bonus which we all enjoyed and it's heated too! The owners Lorraine & Steven - made us feel at home immediately and both were a great help in advising us on places to see and things to do. We can't wait to visit their lovely home again in the future - so a huge THANK YOU to them both for all their help and care.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It just gets better

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd trip this year to this amazing property and we were a little worried we may have been disappointed because we enjoyed it so much the first time - no way, it just gets better!!

Again, we were a large party but it didn't feel overcrowded at all & the temperature and weather were still great so again, we made full use of the exclusive pool & BBQ area. Having visited earlier in the year, we had a list of places we wanted to visit including the town of Saintes wherewe visited the amazing Roman ampitheatre and took a boat trip along the Charente river - idyllic.

Once again, the owners were on hand with help and advice and I find it hard to believe our luck in finding what feels like a home from home - there's every home comfort (and so much more) at this property - we are in love!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional property with all mod cons

  • 5 of 5

I was part of a party consisting of 4 adults & 3 children. We've stayed at other properties in this area of France but this was far & above the best we have ever stayed in.

The house is gorgeous, roomy & all the rooms are very comfortable. It never once felt cramped with 7 people staying and the pool & garden area is stunning. This is the only property we've stayed in where your every need is catered for - the owners even provide all the cleaning materials and toilet rolls which is unheard of!

Speaking of the owners, they really couldn't have been more helpful, popping by to make sure that the pool was clean & full and only a call away if we needed any help with anything. They gave us suggestions of places to visit, good restaurants and the best way to get there.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone and look forward to a return visit in the very near future - in fact the owners have another property in the area which we will be renting in the new year when we return to the area for a family celebration

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous property, beautiful area, amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovingly restored Charentaise property which we fell in love with! Every room is lovely, well equipped and spacious - considering there were 8 of us staying, we never once felt cramped or on top of each other. The jewel in the crown is the exclusive use of the pool which has it's own pool house with changing area, fridge, dishwasher etc. We made full use of this area which is beautifully landscaped and has it's ownBBQ area & even an outdoor shower!

This region of France is absolutely stunning & there's so much to see & do locally. The kids loved the nearby zoo, there are a whole host of beautiful sandy beaches all along the coast in every direction & a wealth of gorgeous towns & villages in which to browse the shops & grab a lovely lunch or dinner.

The owners were fabulous - they met us on arrival, gave us a tour of the house, explained how to work all the appliances & recommended places to visit locally. They also came regularly to clean & top up the pool, making sure that we were happy with the facilities & answering any questions that we may have. Their attention to detail helped to ensure that we had a truly memorable holiday. We fell in love with their house and this gorgeous region of France and have already booked to return later in the year with other members of our family!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Romain at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Le Havre at 420 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Royan or Saintes at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : Royan or Saintes at 18 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 junction 35 saintes at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Saujon at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Royan at 18 Kilometres Car: recommended

Spacious renovated 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom (2 en-suite),sleeps 8 plus a baby.

Situated in a viilage with all amenities: Bar,tabac,grocers, butchers, bakers,post office & hairdressers only 15 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of Royan & St Georges de Didonne.

The south facing garden includes exclusive use of heated private salt water pool with outdoor shower, summer kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, changing room with w.c. All bedding & towels included except beach towels.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
4 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

No extra charges for cleaning, 30% deposit reqiured to secure the reservation with the remainder being paid 8 weeks before arrival.

30% deposit is required to make the reservation, full payment to be paid 8 weeks before arrival, possible to pay in English pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Updated: 21-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, wet room


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot


  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • La Palmyre Zoo is the second biggest in europe just 25 minutes drive