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Charmingly restored farmhouse set in 1/2 acre with 10m x 5m pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 more than comfortably. Near St Jean d'Angely

La Cigogne is an old, yet charmingly restored, farmhouse set in 1/2 acre of ground with barn, outbuildings and a secluded 10m x 5m swimming pool all for your exclusive use. The property, which sleeps 8 more than comfortably, is located in St Etienne La Cigogne, a peaceful hamlet, in the Charente-Maritime 10 miles from St Jean d'Angley. La Rochelle and the coast with its sandy beaches are only 40 minutes away. There are plenty of activities in the area such as horse riding, boating, canoing, tennis, the sea and golf combined with a wealth of sight-seeing opportunities all within easy driving distance. Shopping is a must particularly in Niort, La Rochelle, Cognac and St Jean d' Angley where there are many local restaurants bars and cafes. The nearest village, Villeneuve-la-Comtesse, is less than a mile away where you can purchase most essential items. But why not just relax by your own pool and enjoy La Cigogne and all that it has to offer!

Peter and Barbara Hughes
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a wonderful holiday

The farmhouse was exactly what we were looking for & the pool was certainly well used. Lovely area and ideal for our needs

Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in St-Étienne-la-Cigogne in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bedlinen and towels are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , With shared en suite shower room toilet and sink
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , With en suite bath/shower and sink. Toilet next door
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs bedroom with separate shower, sink and toilet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With shared en suite shower room toilet and sink
  • Bedroom 1 (20m2) has a traditional stone fireplace, beams and tiled under-floor heating. It is equipped with a double bed, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables and built-in cupboards. Nearby is a shower room (20 m2) sink and toilet. Bedroom 2 (20m2) has a double bed, 2 bedside tables, wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers and door leading to the shared en suite. Bedroom 3 (17m2) has 2 single beds, 2 bedside tables, sink, chest of drawers and door leading to the shared en suite. Shared En Suite has a shower, sink, WC and doors leading to Bedrooms 2 and 3. Bedroom 4 (20m2) is ideal for children as it has low beams and is equipped with two single beds, chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables, sunken corner bath and sink. There is a toilet next door
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The half-acre garden consists of lawn, patio, secluded 10m x 5m swimming pool, dovecote, outbuildings, barn, shrubs and trees. The pool is equipped with an alarm system, which complies with the recent much tighter French law. It will detect anyone entering the pool even a baby and the alarm can be heard from anywhere in the farmhouse and beyond. It is very easy to turn on and off, is child proof, and is self-alarming after one minute of inactivity in the pool.


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Charmingly restored farmhouse set in 1/2 acre with 10m x 5m pool
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Hazy Days of June.

  • 5 of 5

Just as described in the title, a wonderful little house in a rural location. Nothing other than the birds and Crickets to disturb your relaxation. Although the weather wasn't great on all our days, we had plenty to go at in the area. Plenty of seafood fresh each day, and plenty of local wine to wash it all down with. A trip to Cognac is a must, and will enable you to see and experience the local area a little more. On returning to the house, ensure you are armed with plenty of fresh bread, cheese and wine, a selection of meats to bar b que and you are surely set to enjoy an evening of unhurried pleasure beside the pool.

The owners have done a lovely job to create a very comfortable home for you to borrow, with comfy beds and ample seating. There is plenty of hot water, if you need it, a great kitchen with all the gadgets to make your stay as easy as possible.

If you hadn't guessed we had a simply great time, and we're very sorry to leave.

One other thing, if you just can't cope without the internet, they even have that too!

Happy holidays!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this excellent report on your holiday at La Cigogne. We love the place to bits too!
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Farmhouse in perfect location with great setup

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 2 families including 4 adults and 3 teenagers. The property is a really good size and was easily large enough to accommodate everyone. All rooms were very well furnished and decorated to a really good standard. It's fabulously kitted out throughout, so very comfortable. The outside area is very secure, with the pool area in its own courtyard, so it's very private and safe. Perfect to relax in the good climate. The pool was spotless and clearly well maintained. It's also very well equipped, with plenty of comfortable loungers, outside dining facilities etc. If you go once, you will want to go back. We have already booked again for next year. Really can't fault it.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing holiday location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely rural location with great facilities. Also great for families with young children. We had a very enjoyable two weeks here in August - would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from a perfect 2 weeks at the farmhouse. The property and setting are actually much better than the pictures portray. The house itself is very spacious, with plenty of things provided to make the holiday enjoyable - such as DVD's, games, Sky TV etc. The gardens are much bigger than you can see on the website too, including a lovely gravelled drive and garage. Within easy drives are small and larger supermarkets and nice restaurants etc. Plenty of English spoken in the area too which helps with our pigeon French. There were 5 of us in the family, and a dog, and all had a super time. We may even book again. The owners and caretakers also very nice too! (oh, and great weather!)

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted to have yet another satisfied holiday guest. We love our farmhouse too!
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  • 4 of 5

Excellent Property very rural and quiet. Brilliant owners very helpful and informative. Pool not heated but not needed as it was generally above 23 C. Everything you need for a quiet relaxing holiday. We went with family of 4 put could comfortably sleep double that. Overall would definitely recommend.

Thanks Very much

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to please
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Villeneuve La Comptesse
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
La Rochelle
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Villeneuve La Comptesse
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Villeneuve La Comptesse
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Villeneuve La Comptesse
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
La Rochelle
Car: necessary

There are a host of activities and things to do in the area including:

St Jean d'Angely - located 12 miles away is a charming medieval town with a busy market twice a week. It has a wide range of shops, cafes and dozens of restaurants. Niort - Originally a Gallic village snuggled in a bend in the river on the banks of the River Sevre 14 miles away, the town has kept the traces of its glorious history intact. It is a commercial town with many different businesses and the Baltard style market hall, which shelters a very lively covered market. La Rochelle - The best way of seeing La Rochelle is to stroll along the quay sides of the old harbour and through the network of pedestrian streets. It is obvious from the old timbered houses and private mansions that the source of La Rochelle's splendour has always been the sea. Shops and restaurants abound and should be combined with a visit to the nearby beaches. The Atlantys pool complex - in St Jean d'Angely is open 7 days a week.

Other Activities: Go-carting


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in St-Étienne-la-Cigogne, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Indian Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Discounts available for last minute bookings. There is a £200 refundable damage deposit. Payment may be made in Euro or 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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