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2 bedroom cottage with shared pool and huge grounds - Chateau de Rochebonne

Bedrooms 8
Space 34,444 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking



Chateau de Rochebonne

Featured in several books, lovely little Chateau, sleeps 12 (+ up to 3 more @ 150 euros pp/pw) free Wifi. Optional end of stay clean. Pets 150 euros pw prior arrangement only. Cleaning lady available during your stay @ 20 euros ph if required, please enquire Washer, dryer, fridges, freezer, microwave. Big farmhouse kitchen, huge living room. Two large bedrooms, one king, one with a pair of traditional "boat" beds. Smaller twin bedroom leads off the master bedroom + further single bed bedroom. Two en-suite bathrooms.Second floor living room. Three big double bedrooms plus small one with en-suite; 2 shower rooms. Large walled garden, 12m x 6m heated pool fenced and decked. BBQ, chairs, tables and sun loungers. Games room. Sand pit, swings, slide. Can sometimes be rented with the cottages low season, prior arrangement. Ask for floor plan as layout difficult to describe! Smokers outdoors. Bikes, cot, high chair & towels can be hired if required.

About the property


Pretty stone rustic cottages. Price includes Wifi, utilities and tourist tax. Dating as far back as the 1600s and a 19th century chateau (chateau is independent of the cottages and has its own private pool and grounds - (please go to the owner's web site for full details) in a group of 6, each with private garden and big shared grounds. Big shared solar heated pool. Private off-road secure parking. The cottages are more-or-less identical with either 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms, each with bath or shower room. The 4 bedroom cottage has 3 bath/shower rooms.. Wealth of exposed timbers and ancient features. farmhouse kitchen areas, simple, traditional, charming and typical of the area. Dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, TV in English etc. free Wifi. DVD player and hair dryer.

Prices are based on 2 people per bedroom. Supplement of 150 euros for up to one extra person, regardless of age. Pets low season only .. please enquire, supplement of 150 euros.

The properties all have a typically French rural feel to it, which has been carefully and cleverly preserved in the interesting old furnishings, the beams and fireplaces. Has won several awards.

Damages deposit(s) payable. Tourist tax included. Bikes and towels can be hired if you wish - please enquire - also cot and high chair.

Full details on seasidefrance com

More Details

Property Manager
Catherine Broughton
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Catherine Broughton

The beach! We love the beach, barely 4 kms. We chose this area for its excellent climate, offering warm, lazy spring & autumn days & long hot summers. There is something for every age group in the general area, the beaches being a particular attraction. We bought this huge old place in 1995 & restored it ourselves.Old properties, dating to the 17th century. Staff available if there is anything you need.

Catherine Broughton purchased this chateau / country house in 1995

Why Catherine Broughton chose St-Just-Luzac

We have always been interested in history, and this property is loaded with it. Nazis occupied the Chateau during WWII. The original property was much bigger and was burnt to the ground during the French Revolution. We have kept as much as we possibly can of the old features and have worked hard at retaining the traditional rural character of the place. You will not find stream-lined bathrooms and kitchens here, though there is of course everything you need for a wonderful holiday - sunshine included, all being well !

What makes this chateau / country house unique

proximity of beaches

marvellous solar-heated pool

very child-friendly and secure (that is the one thing families comment on every year)

personal service

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were fascinated by this property and spent a lot of time exploring and studying its history. There is a lot of information provided and our worries about going when the waether may not be good were soon eased by brilliant sunshine and so much to do and see. The owner's were not there but we were greated by very helpful staff and we had a great time. My only poor comment might be that the dammages deposit was returned the next day and we'd have preferred to have it back in cash on the same day.Otherwise it was all very good.
Oct 2015
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Booking Notes:
Please email or telephone us to confirm availability. We need to know the dates and number of people and children. We require a small deposit (part of the rent) immediately, with the balance in two/three payments. Upon receipt of deposit we will send you further information on the area and confirm details. Linen, cot etc. can be hired, let us know. Linen, in cottages at 16e pp and in Chateau at 18e pp includes all bedding, towels, bath mats, tea towels & beds will be made. Free WiFi .

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during high season but we can sometimes be more flexible out of season.

Notes on prices:
All cottage prices are based on 2 people per bedroom; we charge a small supplement for one extra person per cottage. In the Chateau we take 12 people with a supplement for up to 2 extra people - the property will take more but we find it creates too much wear and tear. Utilities are included in peak season. Bed linen and towels available for a small fee, also cot, high chair etc. - just let me know.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in St-Just-Luzac in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 34444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • We take 12 people with a supplement payable for a max of 3 extra people, regardless of age
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 14 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please visit seasidefrance com for full details


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Chateau de Rochebonne
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect Family Holiday Venue

  • 5 of 5

We needed somewhere to meet up with family prior to the Christmas chaos and this was the perfect setting. Typical rural France with something for everyone to do on site. Separate shower to bath would have been nice but that is most definitely just a personal thing, We did have one bed that wasn't made up on arrival but the staff were obliging and sorted this swiftly for us. We would happily recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed for this lovely review. I am sorry about the bed - don't know what happened there - but I am pleased to hear the staff sorted it quickly.
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  • 5 of 5

We were five families and rented the magnificent chateau and two of the delightful cottages. The main house was brilliant for a group like ours and we had a ball. Full ch meant we were warm and comfy, interesting old property, log fires, breezy walks on the beach, brilliant.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this nice review. We are glad you enjoyed it so much and we'd love to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
St Just
Nearest Ferry
375 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
37 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
St Just
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Marennes Plage
Car: recommended

We take pets only in low season and by prior arrangement. Prices are based on 2 people per bedroom


The area boasts 50 miles of beaches, three islands, three golf courses, horse riding and forests leading down to the sea. There are numerous old ports and towns with many restaurants.

Romans left an amphitheatre and other buildings. Napoleon had fortifications built on every strategic point. The beach at Marennes has a giant man made sea lagoon ideal for kids. Beaches on the island of Oleron and the Cote Sauvage are well known for surfing. Naturist beaches on Oleron and in the Medoc nearby.


Ryanair Easyjet and FlyBe to La Rochelle (half an hour by car) and sometimes flights are as cheap as £1 plus taxes!! You will be sent a map and full directions well in advance of your holiday.

Ferries - we always advise people not to worry when ferries appear all booked; there is always a place from one crossing or another. The nearest is St Malo - 5/6 hours by car.


Beaches six to ten miles, St Just village 1/4 mile, Marennes for main shopping 4 miles, Ronce les Bains tourist seaside town 9 miles, Saintes (lovely Roman town) 20 miles, Royan for nightlife, seaside fun and restaurants 20 miles. Ile d Oleron (free bridge) for huge beaches and wonderful cycle tracks around the island, sea food restaurants 6 miles, Rochefort old military town with loads of history 12 miles, Cote Sauvage (Wild coast) surfing and beaches (some naturist), 8 miles.

Further Details:

In the village is a butcher, 2 bakers, small coop, chemist, doctor, wine and beer store, In Marennes about five miles away there are two big supermarkets, banks, post office and most shops & restaurants + nice port & marina.

Near St Just there is a small airport where one can learn to fly or parachute. On the way to Marennes there is an archery and shooting range and on Oleron there is a very good riding school. There is tennis in the village and football and other ball games as well.