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Modern Villa In Enclosed Garden, Heated Private Pool* & Free High Speed Internet

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Sep-2016
Enjoy 10% Off Travel With Brittany Ferries, Excellent Location, Easy Access To Amenities, Shops, Towns, Cinema, Leisure Complex Etc.

*** Please note, the 'service fee' you will notice when booking by credit/debit card via this website is levied by Owners Direct/Home Away (and not us). To avoid this 'service fee' introduced by OD in 2016, you may chose to book direct with us and pay via bank transfer or using your credit card via PayPal - the choice is entirely with you. Please contact us for further details ***

Set in a small but thriving village and within its own fully enclosed garden, entry to the property is via electric gates where the block-paved driveway offers private parking for two vehicles (with further space outside if needed).

The house can accommodate a maximum of 5 adults and a baby (a Mothercare travel cot can be supplied free of charge if required). Fully equipped with all the creature comforts to enhance your stay; a fully fitted kitchen with microwave, dishwasher etc. leads you into to the vaulted roof lounge/diner where entertainment is supplied via a Sony stereo system, DVD player and Digital TV including High Definition (HD) - we even have some kids toys and board games for those moments the children aren't only interested in their iDevices. There is also free high-speed WiFi internet access available throughout the house.

Step down from the lounge into the large and airy conservatory and breakfast room boasting views across the private swimming pool (which will be heated for the 2017 season) to the covered terrace housing a built-in charcoal BBQ, a full-size fridge & summer kitchen and seating for six people. Combined with the large pool-side patio it all makes alfresco dining and long lazy evenings the order of the day!

To the front of the property there's off-road parking for multiple cars and plenty of space within the grounds for ball games so there's plenty to keep the children and adults alike occupied.

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** New for 2016, we can offer 10% discount on ferry crossing prices with Brittany Ferries, we will provide you with a code to enter on their website when you book with us **

* Our 2016 season is now fully booked but for the 2017 season the swimming pool will be heated *

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Your hosts are John & Helen. We brought the property as a holiday home for ourselves after a long search in 2004. Nine years ago we came out for a month to repair the garden walls and do some general decoration and just forgot to go back to the UK. The villagers made us exceptionally welcome, our children were enrolled in the local school and have now spent the majority of their life and schooling in France and have been the driving force behind us remaining here. We have since moved house to the other side of the village and our aim is that each of our guests enjoys their time at Chex les Roux as much as we have. We look forwards to welcoming you all.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Amazing pool, fun all day. Great weather and fantastic house".
Aug 2013
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11 Reviews

4.6
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Spent two weeks at this villa it had everything we needed and it was a very relaxing time away from busy work loads, Helen & John were perfect hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. So glad that you enjoyed yourself during your stay with us.
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Amazing! Everything we wished for and more! Can't wait till next time x

  • 5 of 5

The house and pool are everything we could have wished for. The area is beautiful with loads more for the kids to do then we first thought (even though they mainly loved to live in the pool). It felt like being at home and we didn't want to leave. Loved waking up to a view of the pool and garden every morning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you kind words - that you had a great holiday whilst staying with us is all the reward we need. We hope that one day we'll see you back again. Happy travels! Helen & John.
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5

Fabulous relaxing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

John and Helen have a beautiful house that we were very fortunate to relax in. Beautiful walks in the evening around the hamlet and close to everything we needed.

The bikes gave us the opportunity to explore the area and the local supermarket was only 10 minutes away by bike.

The pool kept the kids entertained for the full 2 weeks and allowed us to relax and enjoy the outside space.

Thank you John and Helen for a fantastic stay and we will definitely return to you again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

Good standard of accommodation in a friendly community. Property has a homely feeling with excellent facilities, everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Plenty of outside area, including an outdoor kitchen with bbq, fridge, washing maching and a large table and chairs. Conservatory is an added bonus which we used all the time. It overlooked the pool so an ideal room to chill in. Good size pool. Property was clean, well maintained and owners John and Helen very friendly and accommodating. Try Auberge du Moulin for good quality food at a reasonable price. Would recommend this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Back Again!

  • 4 of 5

We have returned to this property so many times that it really does now feel like a 'home from home'!

Our hosts are now our friends, the property is like home and the village always gives a welcome back feeling. The house is ideally situated for exploring both the wonderful countryside and the coast and it never fails to impress.

Plans are already in p,ace for a '5th' visit. Thank you Helen and John for a warm welcome each time.

Jo & Tim

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for your kind words. We are privileged to have made such great friends too and look forwards to your next visit.
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Perfect

  • 4 of 5

What a fantastic property in a picturesque area! All mod cons fitted in property and the lay was perfect. We used the pool on a daily basis and the outside kitchen was a gem. John and Helen thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We purchased the property for many reasons including the ease of access (multiple airports, road and TGV rail connections) and it's ability to be 'small enough to be homely, but big enough to enjoy'.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux at 55 Miles Nearest Barpub : Tabac at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Blaye at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Montendre at 13 Miles Nearest Train : Jonzac at 1.3 Miles Nearest Motorway : A10 (J36) at 13 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Pizza at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : St. Georges de Didonne at 30 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We are located within easy reach of the world famous wine regions of Bordeaux, Margaux, Pauillac and St Emillion as well as the wonderful town of Cognac where Courvoisier, Martell, Remy Martin & Hein will welcome you for a visit and tasting; family attractions such as Futuroscope and The Valley of the Monkeys at Poitiers and the world famous "Dune du Pilat" (the largest sand dune in Europe). For the more adventurous visitors (and weather permitting), the owners can even arrange for a tour of the area in a light aircraft, jet turbine helicopter or a ride in a hot air balloon! If you own your own aircraft and would like to visit us we can offer free landing and parking, a free 'meet & greet' service with transport to/from the airstrip (5 mins from property), arrange AVGAS and help arrange hire cars etc. if required.

Coast/Beach:

Chez les Roux is close to many beautiful beaches along the coast and the islands just off-shore. All boast long stretches of clean, soft sand and as many are protected under the Conservertoire du Littoral (the society to protect the coastline), the scenery is unspoilt and quite beautiful. There are beaches to suit all tastes, from surfers’ paradise to family friendly. The closest beach is 40 mins drive and La Palmyre Zoo with it's world famous conservation programs is an hours drive.

Travel:

The property is located equidistant from Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports, both approx. 1 hour's drive away and served by British Airways, Air France, easyJet, Ryanair, Flybe and Jet2. We are ten minutes drive from J36 of the A10. Travel time by car from Calais is approx. 7.5 hours and from Cherbourg/Caen approx. 5 hours. The owner's can arrange for collection from the airports (at additional cost), however, your own car (or a hire car) is strongly recommended.

Distances:

Approximate driving times:

Jonzac (market town, casino & thermal spa) - 5 mins

Pons (beautiful medieval town overlooking river) - 15 mins

Cognac - 40 mins

Bordeaux - 1 hour

La Rochelle - 1h15

Beaches - 40 mins upwards (depending where you choose to go!)

Dune de Pilat (largest sand dune in Europe) - 1h45

Further Details:

The closest supermarkets, banks & restaurants are in Jonzac, approx. 5 mins form the property. There is a small 'tabac' and bar, a pizza take-away and excellent bakers in the village which are all within a few minutes walk.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Sept-Oct 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 7 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
Long Term Winter (Plus Bills)
5 Nov 2016 - 5 May 2017
28 night minimum stay
£700
for 28 nights
From
£25
 
 
May 2017
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Aug 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
Sept 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Sept-Oct 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£320
for 7 nights
£320
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:

Please ensure you inform us and obtain our approval if you want to bring any pets PRIOR to booking. A 25% non-returnable deposit requested upon booking. Final balance becomes due 60 days (approx. 8 weeks) before holiday commencement. Payment is preferred via Owners Direct automated pay service (which includes fraud guarantee insurance) and is FREE to the holiday maker. Alternately, we accept payment by bank transfer in Sterling or Euros (contact us for current exchange rate first). We do ask for a £200 security bond against breakages which will be returned (subject to no damage) within 28 days of the end of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Saturday, however flexibility is generally possible outside of the peek holiday season - our aim is to help you have the best possible holiday time with us. Arrival time after 16:00, departure by 10:00.

The property has been formally inspected and classified by the Charente Maritime Tourist Board and we have added FREE high-speed WiFi internet access.

The pool is closed during the winter period (Oct-May).

** LONG TERM WINTER RATE ** The property is available for long term lets between Nov-Apr for £25/night. The minimum stay at this rate is 28 nights and all prices during this period are PLUS BILLS (electricity, water, internet, phone). Shorter stays are available during this period by contacting us directly to request - these are at the standard non-seasonal rate of £310 per week and include bills (min 7 nights stay).

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Facilities

From the Owner

We lead an active life and the property is ideally suited to that with easy access to all the beaches, forests, cycle paths etc. within the area. However, for those who wish to merely relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, the private grounds and pool are ideal. ** Pay online immediately with Owners Direct (credit card) or direct with us via Paypal or bank transfer ** ** NEW FOR 2016, we can offer 10% discount on ferry crossing prices with Brittany Ferries, we will provide you with a code to enter on their website when you book with us ** ** LONG TERM WINTER RATE ** The property is available for long term lets between Nov-Apr for £25/night. The minimum stay at this rate is 28 nights and all prices during this period are PLUS BILLS (electricity, water, internet, phone). Shorter stays are available during this period by contacting us directly to request - these are at the standard non-seasonal rate of £310 per week and include bills (min 7 nights stay).

Property Type

  • villa

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • Fully fitted bathroom with full size bath, shower, twin glass sinks and ample storage. Separate WC.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double bed with French doors opening to pool-side. Bedroom 2 - Bunk bed & 1 x single bed

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The property has been inspected by the Charente Maritime Tourist Board and classified "3 Etoiles - 5 Personne" (classification no: 01701017-33919-0031). This guarantees excellent situation and facilities. Well behaved pets may be accepted, please contact the owners in advance for further details. Free high speed WiFi internet is available. We have various bicycles available for our guests to use; gents, ladies, kids and a child seat; all are free of charge, just let us know at the time of booking and we'll do our best to meet your needs (please note, as we have a limited number of bikes we cannot guarantee to always meet your exact needs). Outside: Large enclosed gardens mainly set to lawn with trees and shrubs. There is a large rear patio area surrounding the private swimming pool (10m x 5m, 2m deep at deepest point). Separate terrace and summer kitchen/BBQ area. The house is located in a small thriving village, so the views from the gardens overlook the fields and other houses. Utility Room: Large garage/utility room with tiled floor, sink, large fridge/freezer & oven. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and tea-towels provided. Guests are required to clean property before departure unless prior arrangements for departure cleaning service have been made (at extra cost - paid locally to housekeeper). Other: Large conservatory with ceiling fan and fully sliding/opening glass sides, overlooks the private pool and summer kitchen.

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