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2 bedroom cottage with shared pool and huge grounds - Le Pressoir and La Cave, (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6-7)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking



Le Pressoir and La Cave, (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6-7)

A typically traditional French rural cottage, price includes WiFi, all bedding and utilities. Upstairs 3 bedrooms, bathroom with WC. Each cottage has patio and fenced garden ideal for littlies. BBQ and garden furniture.

Inside there is a large living room with kitchen and dining area. Satellite TV, DVD, armchairs and sofa, dining table for six, kitchen with fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, gas oven and hob, toaster, kettle and a teapot. Bedrooms each have two single beds designed to go together if you want a double. Bathrooms have bath with shower over. Extra person/pet @ 150 euros pw. Big & safe kiddy play areas. Bikes for hire. Cot or high chair 15 euros each for the duration of your stay- cot includes linen.

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 a few 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 cottage 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 cottage 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 not disappointed with this. It is a very old cottage, so a bit on the dark side, but with several extremely interesting features, and not at all expensive. We were greeted by the owner's son, who was very helpful. We made a mistake in bringing our own bedding and in future would hire it, towels likewise, but apart from that drag of having to make up our own beds when we were very tired it was a great holiday. The village restaurant seems to be shut half the time, but there is a nice general store and a baker, all just one minute's walk away. There is a road not far with a bit of a background hum of traffic, but nothing that bothered us. All in all very good.
Apr 2015
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please email or telephone us to confirm availability. Please note that there are 3 two-bedroom cottages, and 2 three-bedroom cottages so the calendar will only show FULL when both/all are booked. 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 15e pp and in Chateau at 15e pp includes all bedding, towels, bath mats, tea towels & beds will be made. 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 Le Pressoir and La Cave, (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6-7)in St-Just-Luzac in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • bath has a shower attachment
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • prices are based on 2 people per bedroom; an extra person (on a Z-bed) will be charged for and must be arranged in advance please. Please let us know in good time if you wish to hire cot etc. Bedrooms are comfortable and overlook the grounds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor 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
Very popular; we are packed out every year and have a large % of re-bookings, so we think you'll like it! All cottages are within high stone walled grounds, provides privacy and security. All cottages have wood burning stoves if chilly in the spring or autumn . All windows double glazed and the properties insulated. We sometimes accept a pet (prior arrangement) in low or mid season at supplement of 150 euros pw. The pool is solar heated and usually open end April/early May through to October. Please note that because there are three 2-bedroom cottages, and two 3-bedroom cottages, and only one calendar, it is not possible for me to update availability unless everybody has booked exactly the same weeks. The 4 bedroom cottage & Chateau charts correct because there is just one chart for each.Note that prices in cottages are for 2 people per bedroom and we charge supplement of 150 pw for 1 extra (regardless of age), likewise a cat or a dog which is by prior arrangement only in low season. Big safe grounds & kiddy play areas. Outside: The integral secure car park is well away from the childrens play area which comprises play-castle, sand pit, swings slides and loads of space to play and run around. The 16 x 8m swimming pool is solar heated. Plenty of sun beds and sun shades. Table tennis for non-serious games, book room.


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Le Pressoir and La Cave, (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6-7)
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Brilliant base for a family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly recommend this as a beautiful place to stay. Family friendly. Well positioned

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello. Thank you very much for this excellent review. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday and I see you have booked again for next year, which is lovely. See you then!
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely french stone cottages, all mod cons, fab for kids as fully enclosed, lovely staff, really close to several tourist hotspots, the beach and restaurants. Have already booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming 3 bedroom cottage with its own garden.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday thank you! A very comfortable cottage which had everything we needed plus the huge pool outside which the children loved. So much to see and do in the area! Thankyou!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you all enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back soon.
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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.