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Charming Farmhouse with Private Pool 5 bedrooms. - Shan Carragh (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)



Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Farmhouse in St. Savinien, Near St.Jean de Angely, Charente Maritime, France - Peaceful Location In Hamlet 5mins Drive From St. Savinien, Village 5 Minutes Walk Away For Bakers

Situated north of St Savinien built on the Charente River. This is an ideal location for exploring the region where you will find the wonderful beaches, the islands which are easily accessible by spectacular viaducts or by boat. The region also has a wealth of historical sights to enjoy. La Mallete is a beautifully restored Charentais farmhouse set within a walled garden in a great location. It is built from local sandstone which is exposed internally as well as externally, which together with oak beams and large open fireplaces produces a wonderful ambience. All bedrooms are nicely furnished and have pleasant views. The house has a private patio with large table and 12 chairs, external barbecue, a beautiful swimming pool.

Details for holiday cottage Shan Carragh (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Private walled courtyard with BBQ area and garden table and chairs.

Kitchen with modern units and appliances. Gas cooker, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher,large fridge/freezer, cutlery, crockery and serving utensils.

A dining area seating six.

There is a large lounge which is nicely furnished. There is a second lounge with a sofa bed which allows flexibility to the sleeping arrangement.

Stairse leading to a shower room with shower, wc and hand basin.

Bed 1, double bed.

Bed 2, twin beds.

Bed 3, bunk beds.

All bedrooms have fitted carpets and are nicely furnished.

Bedding and towels are provided but would ask guests to provide their own beach towels.

Cot and high chair available.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have been coming to France for over 30 years. We have camped , caravanned and rented houses around this area of France.

The house was purchased after a family holiday to Cyprus when our children insisted 'its got to be France again next year' so here we are.

My photo is a wonderful day out at Puy de Fou with our children and grandchildren.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you both for your kind hospitality during our stay. We both really enjoyed our visit and the beautiful weather was a real treat. The cottage is in a beautiful location- private, sunny and peaceful- a real haven!

Thank you again - we will be updating you on our house purchase when we have news.
Jul 2015
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1 Reviews

based on 1 holidaymaker reviews

United Kingdom

Highly recommended family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly welcomed by generous hosts Rose and Jim to their character-filled, beautiful cottage for our two week stay. The property was a real 'home away from home' with a fully equipped kitchen. We were surprised, and very grateful to find our favourite chilled drinks in the fridge and an abundance of tea and coffee :) Our nine year old twins loved their rooms.... no arguments, only excitement as our son gravitated towards the room with bunk beds and our daughter cosied up in the twin bed bedroom. They both commented on how 'posh' the master bedroom was with it's beautiful furniture. We found the showeroom, as the rest of the cottage, fresh and clean with a stack of fluffy white large towels in the linen cupboard. The large, cool living spaces had the most comfortable sofas ever! I could have quite easily snuggled up with a good book all day were it not for my family keen to embrace the local culture and explore the many stunning beaches. Our children took advantage of the stock of books and games while we packed for the beach everyday. So refreshing for them not to be glued to a big screen. There were some travel plug provided in the cottage and also some of the power sockets were 3 pin (for uk plugs) which we found very useful. Other useful features... the iron, ironing board and large extension lead (3 pin) under the stairs, the hairdryer in the master bedroom and the cans of fly spray. We didn't get a chance to go on a bike ride but my husband was pleasantly surprised at the array of bikes and handy tools in the shed. The outside space was equally impressive... cooking area, loungers, table and chairs and joint access to the pool with the larger house

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday in Shan Carragh. It's a lovely cottage and its so satisfying for us when our guests also appreciate its charm. It was lovely to meet you all.
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From the Owner

We love the house at La Malette with its wonderful charm. The location is perfect. You can just cross the street for a lovely walk of cycle ride. The light is wonderful for any budding artists or photographers and plenty of great scenery to paint or photograph. St Savinien is a most picturesque town or the River Charente where you can find little cobbled streets for an interesting walk. The River Charente winds through the town and you have access to boats ,canoes or kayaks to hire.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 56 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le BARRAGE at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 227 Miles Nearest Golf : Saintes at 24 Kilometres Nearest Train : Saint Savinien at 4.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A10 Junction 34 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : St Savinien at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fouras at 36 Kilometres Car: necessary


There are a multitude of beautiful beaches running from La Rochelle to Royan, St George de Didonne and Suzac. They range from sheltered coves to expansive beaches with impressive Atlantic breakers and can be found within the hour the nearest being 25 mins.


Jet 2 La Rochelle from Edinburgh and Leeds ?easy jet from Gatwick and Glasgow to La Rochelle and Bordeaux. La Rochelle (45 mins drive) and Bordeaux (1hr 20min drive) are the nearest airports. The port of St Malo would be approx 4 - 4.5 hour drive. (195 miles to La Rochelle). The port of Dieppe from Newhaven is a 6 hour drive. The port of Caen would be approx 6 hour drive (253 miles to La Rochelle). The tunnel is another option with a drive down on the motorway.


St Savinien's position makes it an ideal base to explore the many attractions of the Charente. The Roman town of Saintes. Rochefort. Boat trips to the Islands of Ile d'Oleron, Ile D'Aix (where there are no cars allowed and you can hire bikes to cycle round the island) and Ile d'Re they have individual characteristics and many glorious features.

The region has a wealth of historical sights to enjoy; The old harbour of La Rochelle 45 mins the forts and many chateaux. Cognac distilleries 1/2hr.

Further Details:

La Malette is in a hamlet between Le Nouillers and St Savinien with lovely walks and cycle routes. St Savinien and St Jean D'Angely are our local towns 5/10 mins drive where you will find restaurants, bars, supermarkets, banks and markets. The Atlantys leisure complex is on the edge of St Jean de Angely. There is also a boating lake in both towns. There is a bread van which stops in the hamlet daily or the nearest boulongerie is at Nouiliers, a few minutes walk or bike ride away.

Are you interested in Wine tasting. Google the 'Foire aux vin St Savinien' .

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 May 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
18 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking will be considered such on receipt of a 25%deposit. The balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
The accommodation will be available from 4pm on the day of arrival and vacated 10am departure day.
Saturday changeover.

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From the Owner

We fell in love with the house because of the size of the house and the freedom it gave us. Plenty of rooms to investigate with no-one getting in each others way.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk Beds.
  • Bedrooms are fitted with Beds, wardrobes, chest of drawers. They all have a view to the lane or the courtyard.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: There will be a welcome pack of wine, bread etc to greet you. Outside: The cottage has it own private patio/garden area with BBQ and garden furniture.

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