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A Beautifully Converted Barn with Its Own Secluded, Private Swimming Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Barn Conversion near Aigre, Poitou Charente / Charente, France - Luxurious Holiday Home In The Heart of the French Countryside Surrounded by Sunflowers & Vineyard

A delightful conversion of a huge stone barn nestled in the heart of sunflower fields and vineyards, La Grange de Chille provides a luxurious holiday experience for up to 10 people with its four bedrooms and spacious open plan living area. The house has its own private swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests and also benefits from a secluded orchard garden populated with a variety of fruit and nut trees. From the moment you arrive at La Grange de Chille you will find the pace of life winding down…

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

La Grange is run by Sarah Morrow who worked for over twenty years in the hotel industry. Her meticulous attention to detail means that guests at La Grange enjoy an unparalleled holiday experience.

Sarah spends the whole summer in the Charente every year in order to ensure that our guests enjoy the best holiday experience possible and is well placed to provide information and guidance on all the facilities and attractions offered in the area.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Reynolds Family: Pool and accommodation excellent. Chris and Sarah great hosts. Weather top notch. Horse riding teacher very good for 8 year old. Kevin gained two more admirers. Great hols.



Nicholas Family: Thank you Chris, Sarah and Kevin for a lovely holiday in excellent accommodation.



Oldfields Family: Very hospitable welcome including one from Kevin. Thank you for all of the advice on trips and restaurants. The house and pool provide everything needed for an excellent holiday.



Palser & Windsor Families: V welcoming hosts and comfortable accommodation. Cycle hire allowed tour of Jarnac. A delightful stay. Thanks.



Fabien Famille: Très bon acceuil, tres belle maison. Piscine agréable. Avons bien apprécie la balade en bateau sur la Charente. (Lovely welcome, very beautiful house. Nice pool. We loved the boat trip on the Charente.)
Jan 2011
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

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Wonderful property and very helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at La Grange de Chille. The owners were exceedingly helpful both before the trip with travel advice and while we were there with booking activities over the phone. The house is beautiful and unusually has just about everything you would need for a place this big. The location is lovely and quiet. The only issue we had was with the internet which is a little slow - but after speaking to the owner they reset the router and all was ok.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely retreat

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful break and Chris & Sarah were very welcoming and hospitable. Would def recommend. A lovely property, and very secure - we have a little one prone to escaping. So we had complete peace of mind regarding this! Fab salt water pool, and nice orchard garden with swings. Very relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a great pleasure to welcome new guests to La Grange de Chillé. Thank you for your review. I hope we will see you again.
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Location

From the Owner

Chris, Sarah's husband had spent many years visiting the Dordogne/Charente Departments of France. He had wanted to own a house in France since he was 15 years old and was finally in a position to realise his ambition after selling his business in the UK. Chris and Sarah chose the Charente because of its brilliant climate (over 2,600 hours of sunshine every year on average) and the tranquility and rural atmosphere of the region.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Aigre at 4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Caen at 300 Miles Nearest Golf : Cognac at 15 Miles Nearest Train : Angouleme at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : A10 at 40 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Aigre at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Royan at 45 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Beaches at Royan, La Rochelle, Ile d'Oleron and Ile de Re 60 to 90 minutes away.

Travel:

Airports at Poitiers 50 minutes. La Rochelle 90 minutes and Limoges 90 minutes.

Distance from ports: Le Havre 5 hours. Caen 5 hours 30 minutes. Calais 6-7 hours. A car is needed for travelling to local amenities.

Distances:

Local town is Aigre 4 miles. Small town able to provide all everyday necessities.

Rouillac 8 miles and Ruffec 12 miles have large supermarkets and greater variety of shops. Angouleme 20 miles is the capital city. Excellent shopping and sporting facilities.

Further Details:

Aigre 4 miles has two restaurants, bar, supermarket, banks, petrol station, butcher, boulangerie, hair and beauty salon, various small shops. Market on Thursday with excellent fish.

Rouillac 8 miles and Ruffec 12 miles both have large supermarkets and a wide variety of shops. On the 27th of every month Rouillac hosts the second largest street market in France.

Angouleme 20 miles has a wide variety of supermarkets, and has excellent shopping facilities and a covered market. Angouleme also offers a wonderful swimming complex with slides, wave machine etc and an ice skating rink. There is also a sporting lake with wind surfing, canoeing, sailing etc. Close by La Grange is a lake with an artificial beach which is great for a day out with picnic.

There is a good riding stable with own menage and placid well trained ponies and horses - an evening horse back ramble through the beautiful local countryside is a wonderful way to end the day. Canoeing is offered from a number of centres and you can be taken out to a drop off point in order to paddle downstream for two, four or six hours.

There is an adventure park approximately one hour away which has hosted Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their children. Climbing in the trees, zip wires and bungee jumping!

The Charente was occupied by the Romans and there are a number of archaeological sites of interest scattered throughout the region. Closest to the house is a Roman amphitheatre situated near Rouillac. The Futuroscope amusement park is one hour away. A great day out for the family.

Everyone enjoys the Valley of the Monkeys where you walk among the smaller species. For an energetic day out you can enjoy a ride on the local Velo-train where you pedal along a disused railway track with self operated level crossings. Two of you pedal and up to three may ride as passengers. The race track at Montignac runs regular evening events with trotting races - take a picnic and have fun.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Post Season
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:

Cancellations may be made up to 8 weeks prior to arrival but thereafter no refunds will be made.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Saturday. Guests may arrive any time after 16.00 hours and should vacate the house by 10.00 hours on the day of departure.
Please do ask if we can vary length of stay, arrival/departure dates etc.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on 8 people sharing the house. A £50 per person supplement is charged for each additional guest above 8 people. No additional charge is made for infants using the cot.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

First impressions count and all of our guests are delighted by the huge, airy, bright spaces of La Grange. Although the house is only minutes from the bustling local town of Aigre, you are truly in la France Profonde where the pace of life is gentle and you can forget the pressures of day to day living. But is you want to party, then there are a wide range of activities, restaurants and other facilities within easy striking distance. Our aim is that our guests should leave La Grange with fond memories of an outstanding holiday and a desire to return to the region again in future.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 122 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 has wet room shower. Bathroom suite comprising separate bathroom with bath, separate shower, and separate toilet. Further WC on ground floor.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Cot Available Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedrooms 3 and 4 with twin beds with possibility of adding further bed in each room. Cot available.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Outside: There is a sunny patio to the front of the house with easy access to the dining room for al-fresco eating. The swimming pool which is for the exclusive use of guests staying at La Grange is equipped with sun loungers and has a shaded hangar with tables and chairs to shelter from the sun. There is a Weber barbecue for the pool area. There is a delightful orchard garden with mature fruit and nut trees where guests may sit in the shade. The garden has a further barbecue. Utility Room: Additional fridge for drinks. Central heating and hot water boiler. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided and are changed on Saturdays. Poolside towels are not provided. The property is fully cleaned and prepared prior to arrival of guests.

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