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Idyllic Charantaise Accommodation With Large Private Heated Pool And Wi-Fi

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Nov-2016
House near Aulnay, Charente Maritime, France - Near To Cognac And The Coast, Perfect For Friends And Families Holidaying Together

'White Shutters' or 'Les Volets Blancs' is a sympathetic conversion of traditional 19th Century manoir farm buildings and stables into comfortable family holiday gite accommodation, retaining original features like exposed stone walls and beams. It has a large private floodlit 12 x 6m heated swimming pool for your exclusive use, situated in a walled sunny south facing garden. Your child friendly holiday/vacation rental in France sleeps 8-12 in four generous bedrooms (one downstairs) with four bath/shower rooms. We provide two cots (1 wooden 1 travel with fitted sheet and fleece blanket) two high chairs, stairgates, step stools and potties to make travelling with little ones easier. Free wi-fi internet for those that wish to stay connected, please bring your own laptop. White Shutters was newly refurbished for the 2013 season. The pool conforms to French swimming pool safety regulations with fully enclosed walling/fencing and child proof gate. The main picture shows the new fencing.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

About the Owner

We are the Ridley Family and live in North Somerset near Bristol. For the last 20 years we have holidayed in France nearly every year with our 3 daughters from babyhood to the current teenage years! We started in tents and progressed to gites, always with a pool and often with friends and family.

We love France so much that we bought our own dream house based on all the requirements we've had for great family holidays with friends over the years.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic relaxing holiday, & thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful house. We loved it so much, we would very much like to book it again for 2 weeks next summer!..It is the best French house we have ever stayed in, just perfect, (& we have stayed in a LOT of French houses over the years!..), thanks so much.



Date of holiday: July 23rd-Aug 6th 2016
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Location

From the Owner

Charente Maritime is the second sunniest region of France and Aulnay is within an hour of the beach. Our traditional Charantaise house has a large heated pool and a totally secure walled south facing garden. We can cycle to the Boulangerie for bread in the mornings, and the thriving market town of Aulnay is only 6km away. White Shutters is an easy day's drive from all Channel Ports, especially Western Ports. Angouleme/Cognac, La Rochelle and Poitiers airports are also within easy reach.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Fouras, 60km.

La Rochelle, 65km.

Royan, 65km.

Ile d'Oleron, 70km.

Ile de Re, 75km.

Travel:

Saint Malo 410km, 4.25 hours.

Caen 490km, 5 hours.

Le Havre 566km, 5.25 hours.

Dieppe 600km, 5.75 hours.

Roscoff 550km, 6 hours.

Cherbourg 575km, 6 hours.

Calais and Euro tunnel 750km, 7 hours.

Angoulême Cognac Airport, 50km.

La Rochelle Airport, 70km.

Poitiers Airport, 85km.

Limoges Airport, 145km.

Bordeaux Airport, 175km.

Car is essential!

Distances:

Boulangerie/Boucherie 3 mins bike/drive

Aulnay de Saintoigne. Thriving market town (Thurs and Sunday) with all facilities inc supermarket, bank, restaurants/cafes/bars/shops, 6km

Matha, 13km

Saint-Jean-d'Angély and Water Park, 20km

Cognac. Beautiful medieval town and famous Cognac Houses, 35km

Saint Savinien, 36km riverside town

Melle, 37km. Historic Silver Mines

Coulon and Marais Potevin (Green Venice), 38km

Saintes, 40km

Rochefort, 60km

Royan/Zoo, 70km

La Rochelle, 85km

Further Details:

The roads around Grand Fief are very quiet and gently undulating, perfect for family bike rides into Aulnay, or longer round trips via Aulnay forest.

There are many vineyards and pineau producers that will welcome you for a "degustation", (or "disgusting" as the children will say!) Just make sure you agree the driver first!

Long French lunches are available at many bars, cafes and restaurants which are still excellent value for money, children are always welcome and the Table d'hote will not break the bank.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£1,000
 
 
Mid Season
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£1,200
 
 
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Peak Season
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
High Season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£1,200
 
 
Standard price
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please contact us initially, to confirm availabilty of your dates, and for any further information required. A 25% deposit secures your booking, together with a completed booking form that we will forward to you. Balance is payable 8 weeks before commencement of holiday, together with a damage deposit of £250. Please see our website for full terms and conditions. We accept cheques (UK £s or French €), bank transfers (£s).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is generally Saturday although we can be flexible outside July /August.

Please arrive after 16.00 on arrival day, and departure is by 10.00 latest.

25% none refundable deposit on booking. Balance and refundable damage deposit of £250 8 week prior. Please see our full T&Cs on website

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Our house is large enough to allow families to share, whilst also having privacy and plenty of bathrooms for everyone. The downstairs en suite bedroom is perfect for anyone who finds a long flight of stairs a bit of a problem before or after their wine! We have provided baby equipment for 2 babies including cots and high chairs, and a full size pool table, table tennis, bikes (including toddler seat and a tag a long) and the large heated pool for everyone's benefit. The newly refitted kitchen (2012) is well kitted out for cooks to enjoy; including a range cooker, 2 fridges, dishwasher and washing machine. The outside dining area has hardwood furniture with seat cushions, and a fixed gazebo for lazy lunches out of the direct sun. In fact, it's quite hard to uproot to go and exp

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to downstairs bedroom - shower cubicle, wc, basin. Downstairs bathroom - Large shower cubicle, wc basin. Upstairs en-suite bathroom to master bedroom - shower bath, wc, basin. Upstairs shower room - Shower cubicle, wc, basin.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8-12 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor king bedroom en-suite. Master bedroom en-suite king size canopy bed, single bed, cot Children's bedroom 4 bunk beds (200x80cm) Family bedroom Super king bed (or twin), 2 single beds & Cot Strict maximum occupancy 12.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Babies and children: Stair gates top and bottom of stairs. One cot and one travel cot are available on request (bedding provided), along with 2 highchairs. Step stool and potties in each bathroom. The pool is fully secured to French Regulations with wall/fencing and a self closing child proof gate. Outside: White Shutters has a totally walled and child safe garden with private 12m x 6m heated, flood lit and fenced pool with self latching gate. There is solid hardwood furniture to seat 12 under a metal gazebo for shade during those long lazy lunches on the extensive terrace in front of the house. Pool loungers for 6, and further pool seating/tables. Grass area for badminton/ball games and gravelled area for parking several cars. Covered gatehouse entrance. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: End of stay clean included. Please leave the house as you found it. Linen included for length of stay and beds are made up for your arrival. One bath and hand towel per guest. Pool towels are provided on a 'wash and dry at the end of your holiday' basis. Other: Games/family room with pool table. Separate seating area for 2-3.

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