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Beautifully Restored House 30 minutes from a long sandy beach and La Rochelle.

People4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Space 1,377 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Chambon, 30 Minutes Drive to a Long Sandy Beach. Ideally Positioned For Easy Access To Charente Maritime

Le Puits is a beautifully restored Charentais house, set in the Charente Maritime region (renowned for being the second most sunny part of France). The house can be found in Chambon, a typical French hamlet with beautiful areas for birdwatching, cycling and walking. The bakery delivers bread daily (not Wednesday) and the town of Surgeres, 5 miles to the east, has supermarkets, bars and restaurants, an indoor swimming pool and pretty river walks. Aigrefeuille d'Aunis, 5 miles to the west, has an outdoor market twice a week selling fresh fruit, vegetables and fish. It also has an outdoor swimming pool and a landscaped lake. Historic La Rochelle is only 25 mins drive away. Here you can sunbathe on the beach at Les Minimes, visit the aquarium or take the bus boat from Les Minimes to the beautiful harbour and enjoy the excellent sea food offered in the restaurants on the harbour front. La Rochelle airport has direct flights from the UK and Ireland with low budget airlines such as Ryan Air.


Owner
Hazel Feeney
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2017

About Hazel Feeney

I have lived and worked in England, Taiwan, Pakistan and Mexico but I still love France the most! Chambon, the location of my gite, provides a quiet and friendly hamlet in which I can work and relax. I have converted a local barn into a studio in which I make ceramic sculptures, vessels and bowls. I return to the UK frequently to deliver my artwork to galleries and to see my son and daughter. I am very lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful countryside with delicious wine, cheese and French bread only minutes away!

Hazel Feeney purchased this house in 1991

Guestbook comments from the owner

*What a lovely newly renovated house. Kids have adored it especially as they shared the same room. Location very good-easy access to most of Charente Maritime and Vendee.

*We love this cottage, It's so pretty and tastefully decorated. It's been an excellent base for trips to the seaside especially Fouras and Chatelaillon. We really enjoyed visiting La Rochelle, a beautiful old port and having supper in the harbour of St Martin de Re. We loved rowing at the abbey at Maillezais too.
Jun 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chambon in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1377 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large shower room with wc. Separate shower room. Separate wc upstairs. En-suite wc bedroom 3.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with single beds. Mezzanine walkway leads to Bedroom 3 with double bed and en-suite toilet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Sorry, no pets. The house has heating. The three bedrooms and lounge have radiators. The lounge and entrance room have original fireplaces with log burning stoves. Outside: The garden is well maintained and is a suntrap - perfect for sunbathing. There is a Weber barbecue and garden furniture. The parking area is located to the side of the house. Towels / Linen / Bed linen and white towels can be hired from the owner if required for a nominal fee per person. Other: Entrance room with breakfast table and chairs, and 2 comfortable chairs in front of an original fireplace with log burning stove. French windows lead into the garden.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautifully Restored House 30 minutes from a long sandy beach and La Rochelle.
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews
5

Nice cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay in Charente maritime, a wonderful area great for families. Beautiful beaches, lots to explore, especially enjoyed La Rochelle. A lovely holiday

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday near La Rochelle

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Hazel was very welcoming and gave us lots of information about the surrounding area. We loved sitting by the old harbour at La Rochelle and enjoyed a day in Saintes. She recommended a local restaurant which was excellent. Watching the humming birds moths in the garden was fascinating. The weather reached 34 centigrade while we were there, so during this time we decided to stay in the shade between midday and 6pm. This enabled me to use up all my holiday reading and left me feeling very relaxed by the time we had to return to the UK.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your brilliant review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife. I look forward to the next time when the weather will be slightly cooler and enable you to explore the beautiful area where I live. Cognac, Rochefort, Fouras all deserve a visit. Your youngest grandchild will love the beach at Chatelaillion, I can guarantee! A bientot.. Hazel
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A well equipped property with all the modcons.

  • 4 of 5

Hazel is a most courteous and helpful host who provided us with good, useful local knowledge that gave our holiday a special boost. Her house is very well equipped, clean and with a small private garden, just perfect for eating outside. She even has games like chess available and lots of tourist leaflets too. We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was lovely having you, your wife and daughter as my neighbours. You were perfect guests. So pleased the black redstart appeared in the garden with its chick and the deer wasn't too perturbed when you encountered it on one of your walks around Chambon. Look forward to next time. A bientot Hazel
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5

Stunning, peaceful & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a beautifully restored property. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were totally relaxed. If you really want to get away from it all for a break and without the tourist trappings, then this is the place to stay. Close enough to La Rochelle for a stunning town, beach, restaurants and shopping and an incredible sea life centre. The owner, Hazel, was incredibly accommodating and friendly with lots of local knowledge on must see places to visit or restaurants to eat at. We will certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Le Puits and appreciated its careful renovation. I very much look forward to your next visit. I hope it will be in the summer months so you can appreciate the huge fields of bright yellow sunflowers... A bientot, Hazel
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Great house in lovely area

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week in La Rochelle and surrounding area - loads to do and see, and lovely sunny weather (and no crowds at this time of year). The house was fantastic for our family (2 adults, 2 kids) - big living and kitchen areas, great facilities (the BBQ was fab), and altogether a really nice property to explore the area from. We hope to visit again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rural retreat with fantastic space

  • 5 of 5

The property was great. Facilities - had everything we needed. This was a last minute booking so a great find! There was plenty of space for us to move around after being couped up in our previous property - so a lovely relaxing end to our travels. The property was clean and well maintained. The owner was helpful and even gave her mobile for any questions we had. I would recommend this property to friends - it was good value for money for peak season. Weather was great. What more can I say, rest relaxation with plently of space and added bonus of a quaint private garden. Loved the option of fresh bread and croissants being delivered in the morning. Accessible to the historic La Rochelle (a beautiful historic town). A great end to our trip around France. Thanks Hazel.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you liked Le Puits and took advantage to visit and explore the area. The daily delivery by the local boulangerie (except) Wednesdays) is a lovely experience. She likes to speak English so if you are awake when she visits and can catch her before she puts your purchases in the bread bag with change, try out her English skills..... Until next time. Happy iron man training. Hazel
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Location

Nearest Airport
33.5 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Surgeres
Nearest Ferry
338.7 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
39.2 Kilometres
Fouras
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Surgeres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
A83
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Le P'tit Caprice Vouhet
Nearest Beach
25.1 Kilometres
Chatelaillon
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

30 minutes drive to a long sandy beach with sailing school, crazy golf and water park at Chatelaillon Plage. 25 minutes drive to the popular, sandy beach at Les Minimes in La Rochelle with rock pools and pretty park on the headland.

Travel:

There are reasonably priced direct flights to La Rochelle from London, Stansted and Dublin with Ryan Air; Southampton, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester with Flybe; Edinburgh and Leeds with Jet2; London, Gatwick and Bristol with Easyjet and Cork with AerArann. The gite is 1.5 hours motorway drive from Bordeaux airport. Europcar, Hertz or Budget can arrange hire cars from either airport.The ferry port of St Malo is a four-hour drive, and the Eurostar runs from St Pancras to La Rochelle/Surgeres.

Distances:

The town of Surgeres, 5 miles to the east, has supermarkets, bars and restaurants, an indoor swimming pool and pretty river walks. Aigrefeuille d'Aunis, 5 miles to the west, has an outdoor market twice a week selling fresh fruit, vegetables and fish. It also has an outdoor swimming pool and a landscaped lake. Historic La Rochelle is only 25 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

The village of Chambon Bourg has an historic church and cemetery in which a number of French Resistance workers are buried. The separate village of Chambon-Gare, 2 miles to the south has a post office. Flat country lanes fan out from Chambon, providing quiet and safe walking and cycling routes. The tall hedgerows lining the lanes harbour many species of songbirds. Buzzards, harriers, kites and owls are frequent visitors. Deer and hares are also to be seen. One walk that we enjoy will take you through the avenue of trees in the grounds of the Maison de Repos (a convalescent home) at nearby Marlonges, then through the village of Marlonges and back home. During June and July many of the fields surrounding Chambon are full of sunflowers. A 25 minute drive west will take you to La Rochelle with its historic medieval towers guarding the entrance to the beautiful Old Port. The choice of excellent places to eat and drink is endless. Street entertainments around the harbour every night during the summer make for a pleasant after dinner stroll. At the nearby modern marina complex of Les Minimes can be found many museums and a small beach. The famous Aquarium is now located near the old port. Other beaches can be found to the south of La Rochelle at Chatelaillon Plage and Fouras, both of which are a similar journey time from the house.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Chambon, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
autumn/winter
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£226
for 4 nights
£395
 
 
Spring
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£250
for 5 nights
£350
 
 
early summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£329
for 5 nights
£460
 
 
summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£464
for 5 nights
£650
 
 
autumn/ winter
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£169
for 3 nights
£395
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£236
for 4 nights
From
£59
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% deposit at time of booking. Full amount payable 3 months before the holiday.
Linen and towels
Linen and white towels can be hired from the owner for a nominal fee per person.

Changeover Day:
The changeover date is flexible except for the months of July and August when the change over day is a Saturday. Departure time is 10am and arrival after 5pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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