|Minimum Stay||3 - 30 nights|
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Two bedroom cottages with a bathroom with WC. Price includes WiFi, all bedding and utilities. Each cottage has patio & fenced garden. BBQ, parasol, table & chairs. price based on 2 people per bedroom.
Living room, kitchen & dining area.
Fittings include 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. All cuttlery and utensils.
Two of the cottages have bath with shower, the other has a shower. Sleeps 4. Extra person/pet @ 150 euros pw. Bikes for hire
Pretty stone rustic cottages. price includes Wifi, linen, utilities (within reason!) 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 (fenced), opened sometime between Easter and early-May depending on weather and maintenance. 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
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
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 !
proximity of beaches
marvellous solar-heated pool
very child-friendly and secure (that is the one thing families comment on every year)
I am so surprised to see a negative review on here, because we thought this was such a pretty place and the owners and staff alike were lovely. It is true that some of the white goods are starting to look a wee bit tired, but hey if you're only there for a week or two what does it matter? I expect they will all get replaced anyway. I for one liked this very much and will return, no worries.
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 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.
Beautifully quaint and quirky. Typically French and rural as we were expecting. Accurate description and instructions. Slight issue while we were there but when we mentioned this it was rectified immediately. Thank you one again. We do hope to revisit soon
we had a nice Holiday here and found the cottage to be simple,but ,pretty and nicely done.there was everything we needed and the staff were great
I have quite mixed feelings about my stay at the Domaine de Rochebonne.
-The kids loved it - there's lot of lovely creative ideas for the children, a wooden fort, a little playground, a games hut, lots of space and a good sized pool
-The pool was nice, albeit not quite warm enough for me
-The location is great for getting to the beaches of Ile D'Oleron which were great.
-It feels like the owners started off with really great intentions and some wonderful ideas and have gradually let it slide into shabbiness. There appears to be no reinvestment in keeping the place up to scratch or replacing any equipment. I found this very sad as it could be a wonderful place with a bit more care and reinvestment. For example, the fort had a plank of rotten wood in it which disintegrated while we were there, with a young girl hurting herself on it. The rooms upstairs could really do with redecorating.
- The administration is poor, with no booking forms until a week before arriving (and then only because I emailed with a question), and then found quite a few extras which I hadn't been notified of on booking (10 months before!). This didn't feel nice, just before leaving on holiday. Do check ahead of time.
- On leaving, you are suddenly presented with an electricity bill which also isn't explicitly stated. You are told that the meter will be read on arrival and departure but not that you will be charged or what the rate is (I had presumed that meters were read to prevent excessive usage). We left with a bad feeling about the place, which again, was sad.
- We went one week into September where it just goes into low season so we paid a reduced rate. I feel it was approximately value for money but I would not have thought so if we'd paid high-season rates for what we got - I've been to other places at the same rate which have been better looked after.
I loved the area and the kids loved the complex, if only the owners could look after it a bit more, it'd be fab.
we had a great holiday at Rochebonne. It had everything for the children, the pool, the play area, the fort,. They enjoyed playing with the other children who were staying there.
The accommodation was nice, bright and clean, well equipped.
There are great beaches nearby, a really good zoo not too far away at La Palmyre and really good shopping in Saintes.
use was dark and definitely not clean. Had to step from the shower straight into shoes. The downstairs floor was sticky underfoot and dusty in bedrooms. Basin in bathroom simply not cleaned. Bedding needed replacing. Huge cobwebs between beds and walls. Knobs on cooked dangerously overheated. Owner was a no show when we were departing, had to leave without deposit being returned to us as no mobile provided by owner to make contact and land line had a message on it to say they didn't take messages! Owner lodged deposit to my bank account and deducted their own bank charge for the transaction from our deposit. Several emails were sent to request balance which was rightfully ours but we got excuse after excuse. We gave up asking in the end. Location is fab for exploring surrounding area but we would never return to this cottage. We spent as little time as possible in the cottage because it was so awful and owners attitude re deposit did not help.