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Stunning Converted Stone Barn In Quintessential French Village



Updated: 25-Nov-2016
Converted Barn in Puymoreau, Nr. St Jean D'Angely - Luxury Accommodation In Tr anquil French Villag

Styled more on a boutique hotel than a traditional French gite - A fantastic use of stone, bleached wood and light contemporary furnishings along with a roof terrace perfect for an alfresco breakfast or wine and cheese as you watch the sun go down makes Le Batiment a very special place to stay. The house is converted from a traditional stone barn and stands in the small, peaceful and very pretty French village of Puymoreau. The village is surrounded by the rolling countryside of the Charente Maritime region, bordered by vibrant sunflower fields. All the old features of exposed stone walls and original beams have been carefully preserved but the finish is light, airy and contemporary to give a comfortable living space with all modern comforts. We believe that time away is precious and we want our guests to have the best experience possible

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have owned our home in France for 15 years and 5 years ago we converted one of our stone barns to create Le Batiment. We love this house and this beautiful part of France with its lovely climate and look forward to helping you to explore it too...

Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

"In a beautiful (and our favourite) part of France Le Batiment was exactly what we expected it be and more. It provided us with a totally relaxing 2 weeks. It is spacious and airy and has been designed to a high standard. The owners - Lesley and Alan went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We were able to start living the 'French Life' from the moment we arrived and put the key in the door. Nearby St Jean has lovely restaurants - You are close to the tranquil Charente River and it's stunning riverside towns. It is perfect for cyclists of all abilities - as we had fun finding out! Super!"
Aug 2015
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Great little hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

Lesley and her husband are just the best hosts. Booked us into a few restaurants on arrival for the first few nights. Above and beyond! Lovely barn conversion, very comfortable all modern conveniences can't recommend them or the area highly enough! Wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We think this is the perfect area in France to own a house. It has more sunshine than any other region of France after Provence but is less crowded and more unspoilt than the South Coast. We are set amongst farmland and sunflower fields but just 30 minutes from the coast.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 43 Miles Nearest Barpub : Le Relax, St Denis du Pin at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 230 Miles Nearest Golf : Saintes at 20 Miles Nearest Train : St Jean D'Angely at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Junction 34 of A10 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : St Jean D'Angely at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Fouras at 25 Miles Car: necessary


There are many lovely beaches in the area. The nearest is about 35 minutes drive away.

The lovely Ile de Re is about 55 minutes drive, great for a day out.

There are also several spots on the river & lake that are great for swimming, water- skiing, canoeing etc


Well placed within easy reach of several airports served by scheduled & low cost airlines. La Rochelle is the nearest (approx 50 minutes drive away). Poitiers (1 hour drive)

Bordeaux, Nantes, Tours, Limoges & Angouleme are also easily accessible.

The nearest ferry port is St Malo (under 4 hours drive), Caen (less than 5 hours) or the Channel Tunnel (about 7 hours drive).


This is a great area for things to do & places to see. For more information see our website. The market town of St Jean D'Angely is less than 10 minutes drive away & has a great twice weekly market plus large supermarkets. The nearby village of Landes has a friendly boulangerie & epicerie.

Further Details:

The village is surrounded by the rolling countryside of the Charente Maritime region, bordered by vibrant sunflower fields.

There is a stables in the village where guests can ride.

see our website www.lebatimentfrance.com for details of activities in the area. Golf, canoeing, horse riding, karting, water skiing, surfing.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for a booking form. We do also offer offer short stays and bed & breakfast may be available by arrangement. We can deliver a breakfast basket to you each morning (must be booked in advance). If you are arriving late don't worry - our keysafe system allows you to arrive at any time that suits you. If you would like a meal left ready prepared for you, we can arrange that too.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Please ask us and we will try to meet your dates. Arrival from 16.00. Departure by 10.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Le Batiment was designed to be a home away from home. We designed it based on our own experience . We believe that time away is precious and we want you to relax and enjoy your stay in lovely surroundings.

Property Type

  • house


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to master bedroom; walk in wet room with shower, WC and twin hand basins. Second Bathroom with bath, WC and handbasin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, en-suite shower room and French doors to lower terrace. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and adjacent bathroom. Cot available if required

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Free WIFI. We are Eco-friendly with a solar hot water system. A travel cot and high chair are available free of charge but need to be booked in advance. Telephone can be provided on request (normal call charges apply). Outside: The upstairs roof terrace is a great place for outdoor dining and perfect for sunbathing in the afternoon. There is a table, parasol, chairs for 4 people. There is a second terrace on the ground floor with bistro table and chairs. Off road parking available. Utility Room: The utility room is located off the mezzanine and has a washing machine ,iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (not beach towels) and bedlinen are included in the rental price.

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