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Beautiful and comfortable Charentaise house With Private heated Pool & Gardens

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House near to Saint-Jean-D'Angely, Charente-Maritime - Peaceful Rural Location Within Easy Access Of West Coast Beaches And Inland Attractions

Set in beautiful countryside surrounded by fields of vines and sunflowers for most of the Summer, this house offers a quiet, secure and beautiful location for your holiday.

Nearby St Jean D'Angely provides great shopping, twice weekly market, bars and restaurants Nearer to home, a smaller village with two great bread shops are only minutes away for breakfast.

Whilst fabulous beaches are close at hand days spent at the house are poplular. The 10x5m in ground pool further adds to entertainment on offer (large games basket, table tennis, badminton, two bikes, boules) The pool (heated June to September) is fenced.

Recently inspected, the house has been awarded a prestigious 4 star rating by the French Office de Tourism, and has also been approved by the Alastair Sawday French property guide. The house is very well equipped and the kitchen popular with cooks (cook books supplied!) UK and French TV, WIFI links, games and books are also on hand. All bedrooms have a fabulous outlook over the fields and wafts of lavender from the beds below the windows aid restful sleep (all have full window mosquito blinds).

More Details

Clare Pickering
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

KS from Surrey "... your wonderful house which envelopped me in pure comfort, luxury, wafts of lavender and sheer relaxation"

TT from Sussex " Pain au chocolat, crab claws, bunches of lavender, plates of patisserie, table tennis, sunflowers, giant eagles, hot hot sun, lazy days, fleur de sel ice cream, prize winning paella, happy children and happy parents!"

H from London " .. the most relaxing holiday I have had in ages, I will remember the silence the most"
Nov 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Jarrie-Audouin in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom with roll top bath, & shower cubicle
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On ground floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor, large room french doors to terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large first floor room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Smaller double room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) All rooms are equipped to a high standard, have mosquito blinds, hairdryer, clock radio, white cotton bedding, A travel cot and a fold out bed are available on request in advance
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Maison Cypres offers the opportunity to enjoy the character and beauty of a traditional French mansion with the contemporary luxuries of comfortable living. The covered terrace, furnished with comfortable sofas, offers a perfect location for a shaded daytime rest, dry play area if the weather is bad or sociable area for candlelit relaxation in the evening. The patio has a dining table seating 10/12 with sun umbrellas. There is a Weber kettle BBQ , and al fresco eating is easy with the kitchen only a step or two away. Further sun loungers and deckchairs are available for the patio or poolside. Gardens (an acre) extend in front and to the rear of the property and include a wide selection of fruit trees (feel free to pick whatever is ripe). The garden is fully secured and the house gated. A variety of games and equipment are available (including badminton, boules, 2 x bicycles etc) The private pool is 10x5m and has a 1.7m deep end. Heating will be provided from June to September and the pool is in a fenced landscaped area with a secure pool cover. Surrounded by patios on all sides it is an idyllic spot for a relaxing day! Utility Room: Leading from the kitchen the utility houses iron and board, and large washing machine and tumble dryer, and a selection of baskets and bags for market shopping. There is also a rotary dryer outside and a clothes airer for indoor use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included (excluding beach towels). Fresh linens will be supplied in the second and subsequent weeks for longer bookings. In addition to the al fresco dining on the patio there is a further covered terrace from French doors off the kitchen. This is furnished with rattan sofas and candles, and lanterns. Welcome shade during the day and perfect for drinks in the evening!


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Beautiful and comfortable Charentaise house With Private heated Pool & Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Stunning house - beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 2 weeks here with our children, family and dog. The house and garden were stunning and the pool was brilliant and used every day. Local villages and restaurants were fantastic and Claire the owner was the most helpful and lovely host we've ever met when renting. Fantastic in every way.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastically appointed house, beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Well I'd rather not wax lyrical about how superb Maison Cyprés is, but it truly is a home from home and then some! The owner Clare is fantastic and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the house, the set up is incredible and the location superb... we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful country retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Maison Cypres, relaxing and reading our books. There was also plenty of time for enjoying the pool and playing table tennis - Granny and our son had some good matches! The house was beautifully decorated - it was a pleasure to be in the rooms - and well-resourced. I think you would be hard pushed to fault the range of kitchen equipment. We also spent a day cycling at Ile de Re and an afternoon sight-seeing in La Rochelle, both of which were about an a hour's drive away. All in all, we had a brilliant time - lots of space in the garden for the dog too! I would also add that Clare, the owner, was very attentive and on hand to provide information about the local area.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Well-appointed and spacious family-friendly house with enormous garden & swimming pool in quiet village. Lots of attractions nearby, although decent beaches are a reasonable drive. A great venue for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful the perfect base

  • 5 of 5

The house is just stunning and sits in an enclosed safe site, perfect for children and pets. Beautifully decorated throughout and equipped to a high standard. Every gadget you need is in the kitchen! The garden and pool are perfect for relaxing in and enjoying the sunshine. The beds are made up with lovely white cotton and extremely comfortable. I would certainly recommend 100% ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and it just wasn't long enough! There was a big party of us - 4 adults and 3 children yet there was still plenty of room for all us. The highlight was the shaded terrace, pool and garden - which was huge! Loved the peaceful white decor and the house had everything we needed, including toys and games for the children. Thank you Clare and we would highly recommend. The Judges

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Within an easy 35 min drive of the coast and 40 minutes from the idyllic Ile de Re. Other fabulous beach days are to be found on the Ile D'Oleron, Ile D'Aix, and the coast from Royan up to La Rochelle. The beaches are all safe, unspoilt, sandy and remarkably deserted.


Airports: Bordeaux, Poitiers, La Rochelle, Nantes.

Ferry ports: Caen, St Malo, Calais (Channel Tunnel)

Use of car reccomended as public transport limited.

Local rail links are also good.

Further Details:

Local village offers two brilliant bakers (baked on the premises). There is a small market weekly and the essentials of cashpoint, chemist, newsagents and local general store. On Sundays oysters are sold in the village square.

Saint Jean D'Angely is an easy 8 minute drive away and is a beautiful medieval market town. It offers bars and restaurants, and twice weekly a fabulous market with local produce and an incredible array of fish and seafood. There is much to see in Saint Jean and it also has great sports facilities.

Other local places of note include Cognac, Saintes and Surges

The house is well supplied by a few big supermarkets within an 8/10 minute drive, and one of these now also opens on a Sunday morning, making planning easier for Saturday arrivals.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Jarrie-Audouin, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Stay tax £0.80 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
A deposit will be required to secure bookings, and a breakage deposit will be payable with the balance of the holiday and held until the booking is complete (please see T&C for more details). It will be returned (less any damages) within 7 days of the end of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival should be after 16.00 to allow for cleaning. You will be asked to depart by 10.00 on your last day. Out of season variations on these arrangements may be possible, please contact the owner to discuss.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week (7 nights) in pounds sterling. Payment should be made in pounds sterling, payments in Euros also accepted at agreed exchange rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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