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Beautiful and comfortable Charentaise house With Private heated Pool & Gardens

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
House in La Jarrie-Audouin, Saint-Jean-D'Angely, Charente-Maritime - Peaceful Rural Location Within Easy Access Of The 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
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

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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9 Reviews

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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

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: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

Beautiful

  • 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: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Relaxing, restful and really enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Maison Cypres two years running and it was so exciting to return, it was just how we remembered it. The house is so lovely and in great condition. It's pleasantly remote to get away from it all. It's a safe environment for kids (we have a 2 and 4 year old).

Clare is really helpful and very friendly, gives great advice and respects privacy.

Would definitely recommend a holiday in this villa, you won't be disappointed.

Nick and Caroline

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  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in Maison Cypres was a big contributing factor to the success of our holiday this year. We completely fell in love with it. It looks impressive from the outside and is beautiful and spacious inside too. We loved the stunning French country decor, the large kitchen which has every piece of cooking/barbecuing equipment you could possibly need, the verandah where we sat every night with a glass of wine, listening to the cicadas, watching the sun go down and the beautiful garden. The bathroom also deserves a mention as it has the best bath, perfectly positioned, so that you can luxuriate with your glass of wine whilst contemplating the French countryside...I'll also remember all the lavender outside the front door attracting the bees and butterflies. I can definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season 2
1 Oct 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£486
for 4 nights
£850
 
 
Pre holiday
10 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Holiday
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
10 night minimum stay
£2,571
for 10 nights
£1,800
 
 
Low 1
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Mid 1
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Mid 2
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
High 1
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
High 2
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,980
for 7 nights
£1,980
 
 
Mid 3
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Mid 4
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Low 2
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Holiday 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
10 night minimum stay
£2,571
for 10 nights
£1,800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

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.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 230 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom luxuriously equipped with idyllic views over the countryside with a full size slipper bath and separate shower unit, and WC (underfloor heating for Winter use). On the ground floor a further fully tiled wet room with power shower and WC

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 large double rooms each with king size beds, the ground floor room also benefits from French doors onto the rear covered terrace. A further double and twin room are on the first floor. All rooms are equipped to a high standard (hairdryer, clock radio)

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Maison Cypres offers the opportunity to enjoy the character and beauty of a traditional French mansion with the contemporary luxuries of comfortable living. A welcome hamper will be supplied on your arrival, and further catering may be available on request. Outside: 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. Additional cleaning may be available, please enquire if required. Other: 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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