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Character French cottage in the Bordeaux Wine Region

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

The house is in the Haute Saintonge commune within the Charente Maritime department situated in the Poitou Charente Region. This is colloquially the Cognac region. However the world famous wine growing region of Cote's d Bordeaux is a stones throw away. There are numerous beaches in a 45 minute drive with facilities for surfing, parasailing and sailing.

The property is situated in a tranquil French countryside yet close to A10 in a pretty Hamlet. The house is a converted stable with its original stone walls and protected beams retaining the 200 year old charming character.The property is surrounded by Vineyards and pretty Sunflower fields in the summer. The property is set in an acre's garden with Apple, Elderberry, Peach and Walnut trees. The French windows from the lounge open onto the sitting area in garden making it an idyllic setting to enjoy a glass of chilled local white wine overlooking clear blue skies in the summer.

The closest down is Mirambeau, a 2 minute drive with Swimming pool, Tourist Office, Market, Bars, English pub, Supermarket and Cafes. Bordeaux with its UNESCO heritage status is 35 minutes and La Rochelle with its 3 accessible islands is 1 hour away. The location makes it ideal to explore the Charente Maritime and the adjacent Dordogne, Vendee and Gironde Departments.

The property is in the Cognac region and visits to Remy Martin distillery with its Train ride makes an unforgettable day out. The world famous Cote's d Bordeaux vineyards are at the doorstep and visits for tasting can be arranged.

Blaye with its UNESCO heritage status Citadel is 20 minutes away from where car ferry across the Gironde to Lamarque is available all year around. The seaside town of Royan is 45 minutes from where ferries across the Gironde are available all year around. Meschers sur Gironde is the nearest beach is just over 30 minutes away. The spa town of Jonzac is 12 kilometres away with its Indoor water park.

There are plenty of daytime outdoor activities, details of which can be provided upon request after booking. Charente Maritime Department receives the longest duration of sunshine after the Cote d azur region.

The property is accessible from A10 motorway off exit 38. Both Bordeaux Merignac and La Rochelle Isle d Re Airports are an hours drive. Jonzac, 15 minutes away is the nearest Railhead with taxis and Angouleme 35 minutes away is the nearest TGV station with Rental car counters. Angouleme is 2.5 hours from Paris and 4.5 hours from Lille Europe where you can change over to the Eurostar to London. St. Malo and Caen ports connect Portsmouth with overnight comfortable ferries are 4.5 to 5 hours drive.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Semillac in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Space for a baby cot present
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed cum Den upstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Character French cottage in the Bordeaux Wine Region
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Well presented property with a typical French country style

  • 4 of 5

A very pleasent place to stay. Brilliant garden for the kids to play in and some picturesque walks in the surrounding fields. Royan is about 40 mins drive and a very good coastal resort for bike hire and beach activities. Mirambeau also has a outdoor pool with three different sized pools to suit all ages and the kids had fun jumping off the high board. It's only approx €7 for two adults and two kids. This would also be a great place for a couple to just relax and enjoy the local surroundings. Overall a recommended property.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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séjour agréable

  • 4 of 5

bonne literie ; bien équipée ! bon séjour en famille.

A signaler au propriétaire : il a beaucoup plu et il y a une fuite d'eau au toit dans la salle de séjour !!! avons du mettre des bassines et serpillères pour éponger l'eau qui tombait du plafond ! à part cet incident tout est très bien.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Maison sympa

  • 4 of 5

Maison sympa,

Propriétaire tres accueillant et du savoir recevoir..

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
470 Kilometres
St. Malo
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Meschers sur Gironde
Car: recommended

Please contact for more photos and Travel information and places to visit on booking. The proper has numerous ideas, pamphlets for days out.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Semillac, 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
Off Peak Summer2
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
1 Sep 2018 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and Laundry fee £65.55
Refundable Damage Deposit £174.79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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