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Charming Charentaise Village House with Gite and Heated Pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

3 bedroomed village house and 2 bedroomed gite ,with pool - ideal for families, friends and couples

Les Volets Blancs with its attached cottage Les Rosiers, accommodating up to 11 people is an ideal property for large gathering of family or friends who want a well appointed country house for a memorable relaxing holiday with complete privacy. The two can be rented together for at all times ; couples, friends or families who wish to have a quiet French country holiday can rent either the of the two houses separately ,apart from during July and August , and have exclusive use of the pool and garden - the house and the gite are never let to different groups of people at the same time . The rates displayed here refer to the two houses combined. Please enquire for separate rates .

At one time the property was the site of the village bakery . The main house, ``Les Volets Blancs ``,displays some features that the proprietors may have added as trade prospered ,such as marble and stone fireplaces ,steps up to the front door and a discreet Art Deco frieze painted around the base of the exterior.`` Les Rosiers``,the gite ,still retains the original cast iron bread oven , set into the living room wall . ( no longer in use ,unfortunately ,aspiring artisan baker please note -there is a more recent gas oven for everyday catering !).We have tried to retain and enhance character and style whilst making the properties comfortable and easy for our guests . There is a library of cookery books which might be useful to guests who have been inspired by the wonderful produce found locally . The living room of the main house opens onto the terrace and gazebo for outside dining . The front door ,under a glass verandah opens into the hall.The tiled kitchen/dining room with stone fireplace is to the right ;at the end of the hall is the downstairs shower room and the living room is to the left . A wooden staircase in the corner of the living room leads up to the landing with access to two large double rooms ,one with a single and a double bed and also a twin room .The bathroom with bath is at the end of the landing .All rooms look out onto the garden .

``Les Rosiers``, ( the former bakery ) is a two bedroomed cottage attached to the main house . The cottage was renovated in 2006 and now has two bedrooms with connecting bathroom with shower ,living /dining room and a fully equipped kitchen area .The gite still retains an air of rusticity with its tiled floors, beams and polished floorboards .The back door from the kitchen area leads out to a secluded west facing private patio and garden with BBQ, table and chairs ,quite hidden from the main garden .There is also space outside the front to eat and relax within sight of the pool and main garden.

We live in a nearby village and we or a trusted caretaker is always on hand to welcome and help our guests .Please ask about pre- arrival grocery shopping and discounts on ferry crossings .

More Details

Paul Webb
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Pierre-de-Juillers in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • All the bedrooms look out onto the garden ; the windows have shutters and gauze or heavy curtains ;each room has wardrobe space and chest of drawers . Electric fans are provided .
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Towels and linen are supplied and but we do not provide pool and beach towels. Outdoor dining furniture, deckchairs ,sun umbrellas and loungers are provided . Should your arrival be quite late in the day please ask us to buy some basic provisions on your behalf so that you do not need to shop en route or dash out as soon as you arrive ! Outside: Secluded south facing garden , planted with pine ,bay and laurel and bamboo ,with private pool( 8m x 4m), in a quiet farming village surrounded by fields, vineyards and woods.


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Great location and Fantastic Welcome

  • 5 of 5

The first thing to say is that the owners attention to detail is fantastic. Everything you could think of was provided even down to those things like dishwasher tablets which you usually have to go out and buy. The house is very clean with English satellite TV and great Wi-Fi (even the kids said how good it was) which made a big difference to all. The games room was a welcome addition and there was no shortage of space to store cold drinks. Would have no hesitation is recommending. Paul and Annie were great hosts and helped out with local knowledge.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was set in a lovely little village, close to amenities. I especially liked the owners collection of cookery books, well stocked kitchen and overall comfort the house provided. When we arrived the hosts greeted us and gave a full explanation of how everything worked including recommendations of where to eat & interesting places to visit. The owners lived nearby and were extremely helpful & even invited us to their house for a cup of tea. We invited friends from Australia to join us, this allows them independence as gite attached to house is well set up and as next door to the main house allows occupants their own space and choice of joining us as well. We visited La Rochelle, port nearby as well as local chateau & vineyard. I would recommend this property as a destination

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming property and very homely

  • 5 of 5

Les Volets Blancs was ideal for our extended family. Both properties have lots of charm and are very well equipped. For example, it was nice to find a well-stocked herb rack, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc on arrival.

There's plenty to do on site with the swimming pool, table tennis and boules. The local area is lovely and perfect for cycling. There are plenty of attractions within an hour's drive so a car is essential. Communication was very good before and after the trip with the owners (thanks Paul and Annie). Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb House, superb location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Les Volets Blanc for a first all family holiday. Paul and Annie were fantastic hosts, even shopping for essentials on the first evening for us. All bedrooms were well decorated with more than enough hanging space. Although a few of our company were not used to such soft beds. The BBQ was used most nights and the pool although not massive was great for the kids and adults to enjoy games and a dip. The houses themselves were tastefully decorated and had a certain amount of Gallic charm. I don't think we spent much time at all inside as the outside space accommodated us all exceptionally well.

This is such a peaceful location even though you are in the middle of a small hamlet. You could almost feel totally secluded. There are local markets in nearby villages and you do need a car as you are so isolated. Some of our party visited Cognac, only 30 minutes away. We spent 2 days at the beach about 45 minutes away.

Great for family get togethers or for those looking for a quiet relaxing break around a pool with good cooking facilities, BBQ and outdoor dining area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
early summer
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
late summer
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
To confirm a reservation we ask guests to send a deposit of 25% of the total rental price; the balance is payable 8 weeks before the commencement of the holiday. Payment may be made by bank transfer ,cheque or online with a debit/credit card .Guests may check in after 4.00 p.m on the day of arrival ; check out , please , by 10.00 a.m on the day of departure

Changeover Day:
During the summer our normal changeover day is Saturday; throughout the rest of the year guests are welcome for short breaks of less than a week.

Notes on prices:
The house and gite are let as a combined unit from July until the end of August and can be combined at other times of the year.Les Volets Blancs (the main house ) and Les Rosiers (the gite) are available separately throughout the rest of the year with exclusive use of the garden and pool . Please enquire for availability and prices of both properties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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