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Farmhouse with a private pool. - Shan Carragh (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Shan Carragh (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)

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.

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About the property

Farmhouse with a private pool.

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.

Rose Brown
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

About Rose Brown

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.

Rose Brown purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Rose Brown chose Saint-Jean-d'Angely area

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

This property can be rented along with the cottage behind for up to 16 people. See ref 6965020

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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5/5 -
(1 traveller 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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Accommodation and facilities for Shan Carragh (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)in Saint-Savinien in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
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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