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La Fermette France - Farmhouse with games barn, village location, beach 30 mins

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Traditional character farmhouse renovated to a high standard, sleeps 7.

Come and relax in our peaceful farming hamlet where the most noise you'll hear is the sound of tractors !.......Our hamlet is surrounded by fields of sunflowers, wheat and vines - rural but not remote as shops and restaurants are a short cycle ride away (2.5km).

LaFermetteFrance (check out our facebook page) is a cluster of 4 individually styled gites - La Fermette, the charming farmhouse, is packed full of original features with spacious rooms that make it ideal for larger families or families travelling together.

It’s quirky layout includes ground floor double bedroom with ensuite open plan bathroom, large well equipped farmhouse kitchen, huge sitting room. An oak staircase leads to a landing bedroom with 3 single beds and the master bedroom with comfortable king size bed and ensuite toilet (ideal for those night time trips to the loo). The family shower room is on the ground floor - ideal if you have difficulty with stairs.

In the garden is a large Jamie Oliver charcoal BBQ, tables and chairs, and sun loungers. When the sun is too hot to sit outside there is the open barn opposite providing welcome shade.

You also have access to the games barn with table tennis, table football, a selection of adult and children's bikes, 2 body boards and bats and balls for the beach.

Behind the farmhouse is an orchard field where you can sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down over the horizon or let the children run around to tire themselves out before bedtime.

Baby and toddler equipment is available on request at no charge - high chair, travel cot, bed guards, booster seat etc just ask.

Please note that we can be flexible with changeover days and length of stay as required.

......Check out our other gites:

6524548: L'Etable, our child friendly gite, sleeps 4

6524549: Le Chai, stone barn with gallery bedroom, sleeps 3

6524550: L'Ecurie, our stunning studio apartment

Like our facebook page - LaFermetteFrance.

Contact us for more information or message us via our facebook page LaFermetteFrance or by email on Fhouareau at btinternet dot com

More Details

Owner
Lesley Houareau
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Lesley Houareau

We are Lesley & Felix Houareau. We have always worked in customer facing roles and enjoy hosting guests in our French gites. We live in a village just outside Bath and feel very lucky that not only do we live in a beautiful part of the UK but can also spend time in the Charente Maritime area of France with it's historic towns, great beaches and also have access to some great local wines

Lesley Houareau purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Lesley Houareau chose Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin

We looked for a region with good weather but easier to travel to than the South of France. The Charente Maritime is the 2nd sunniest region of France and a hidden gem known about by the French. Lots of great beaches to choose from and great local (small) markets and rolling countryside with towns and villages with lots of character.

We are in a peaceful hamlet 2.5km from the nearest town but surrounded by fields of sunflowers, wheat and vines and lots of local wildlife. The myriad of lanes around our gites are great to explore by foot or bike (we have a selection of bikes on hand). We are close to the Bordeaux / Blaye wine region as well being able to buy the best Cognac locally, and only 30 minutes to the beach. Wine, good food, sun and beaches - what more could you want?

What makes this farmhouse unique

We love the space that we have in the farmhouse and the original features that give the house it's character. The location is rural but not remote as the nearest town is only 2.5 kms away - close enough to cycle to the boulangerie

Guestbook comments from the owner

Très bon séjour à la Fermette. Eure en vacance comme à la maison ! tout est à disposition et pensé dans les moindres détails. Vraiment bravo ! A recommander
Jul 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • ensuite to double room - Toilet , Bath with Shower , fab roll top bath, toilet and washbasin
    Family shower room - Shower Enclosure , On the ground floor
    Toilet cabin - Toilet , In master bedroom - ideal for night time trips to the loo !
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Ground floor bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Open plan ensuite bathroom with fab roll top bath.
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed, Travel cot also available
    Landing bedroom - 3 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
We provide you with a beach umbrella and also a coolbox with freezer blocks and melamine plates plus picnic cutlery.......to save you the hassle of bringing yours with you

Reviews

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La Fermette France - Farmhouse with games barn, village location, beach 30 mins
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Wonderful stay in rural France

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend with a large group of friends/university reunion/birthday gathering - the facilities were perfect and there was plenty to entertain us including the games room with ping pong table, the large firepit, bat and ball sets, countryside for morning runs, private garden area for sunset watching, bicycles, a large barn for alfresco style dining and Pinot Cognac vineyards nearby!

Our stay was very well organised with an informative pre-stay email, very easy driving directions from Bordeaux airport and stress-free check in details.

We would highly recommend the property to others - either as a large group or as a couple since there is a range of accommodation on the plot from a large farmhouse with a well-equipped kitchen and living space to romantic studio style accommodation and cosy self-contained mezzanine apartments. The decor is shabby chic with charming cottage features and plenty of style to keep you intrigued!

Thank you Lesley and Felix for a memorable weekend :-)

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again sometime
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5

Wonderful farmhouse in a stunning rural setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend with a large group of friends/university reunion/birthday gathering - the facilities were perfect and there was plenty to entertain us including the games room with ping pong table, the large firepit, bat and ball sets, countryside for morning runs, private garden area for sunset watching, bicycles, a large barn for alfresco style dining and Pinot Cognac vineyards nearby!

Our stay was very well organised with an informative pre-stay email, very easy driving directions from Bordeaux airport and stress-free check in details.

We would highly recommend the property to others - either as a large group or as a couple since there is a range of accommodation on the plot from a large farmhouse with a well-equipped kitchen and living space to romantic studio style accommodation and cosy self-contained mezzanine apartments. The decor is shabby chic with plenty of charming cottage features to keep you intrigued!

Thank you Lesley and Felix for a memorable weekend :-)

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you and Tanya and everyone enjoyed your stay.
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Fabulous Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday at La Fermette. The peace and quiet was just what we wanted. The recommendations for bars and restaurants was really helpful. The folder giving information about the area and suggested activities and destinations was really well put together. We made use of the bikes, the table tennis and table football. We also really enjoyed the spring wine festival at Blaye that was recommended. The hosts went above and beyond what we had expected to make our stay enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So please you enjoyed La Fermette and made good use of the bikes and the Games barn. Hope to see you again another time.
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
St Gens de Saintonge
Nearest Ferry
268 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Pons
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A10
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
St Genis de Saintonge
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Meschers sur Gironde
Car: necessary

We have a comprehensive guidebook in the gite with information of what to do and see in the area and also details of the many local markets and restaurants

The nearest boulangerie, boucherie, pharmacy and bank are all only 2.5km away in St Genis de Saintonge, where you can also find restaurants and a small weekly market (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday)......we pop down on Sundays to buy fresh oysters for Sunday lunch. The large LeClerc supermarket is only 10 minutes away in Pons, a very pretty medieval town which celebrates it's heritage with events throughout the summer.

There are numerous good local restaurants to choose from ......but if you prefer to cater for yourself you can visit a different market nearby every day of the week and buy fresh produce direct from local producers.

With 470km of coastline, the Charente Maritime is famous for it's beaches. As the second sunniest region, after the South of France, the climate is ideal for beach holidays. The nearest beach at Meschers (30 mins) is a pretty cove of white sand backed by rocky cliffs. The many beaches continue along the coastline including the popular resorts of St Georges de Didonne and Royan to the fantastic surfing beaches of the Atlantic - soft golden beaches backed by sand dunes & forests of pine trees.

We are in wine country with the Blaye Bordeaux region close by plus Cognac only 40 minutes away. We can recommend local wine producers to visit.

La Rochelle with it's pretty harbour lined with restaurants and it's street entertainment is well worth a visit, as is Bordeaux, France's 2nd city with it's grand architecture and pedestrianised areas. Both are an hour away by motorway.

The famous zoo of La Palmyre with it's animal conservation programme is very popular and well worth a visit.

We have many enjoyable family get togethers using all four gites. It enables us to each have our own space and to meet up at breakfast time and again for an evening BBQ. Why not consider doing the same.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
7 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£365
for 5 nights
From
£73
£510
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
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£100
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£365
for 5 nights
From
£73
£510
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
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4 night minimum stay
£229
for 4 nights
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£57
£400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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