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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Enjoy 10% Off Travel With Brittany Ferries, Excellent Location, Easy Access To Amenities, Shops, Towns, Cinema, Leisure Complex Etc.

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 and high-chair 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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* The pool at the property is open seasonally, roughly between mid-May until mid-September. At all other times the pool is closed and unavailable for use. The pool is only heated mid-June until mid-September. *

** 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 **

*** 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) and covers your booking with confidence guarantee ***

****Please not for pet owners we require the breed of dog before confirming any booking. We also have a maximum of two pets at the property and there is a £25 per pet charge to cover the additional cleaning on departure. If in any doubt, please request our pet conditions separately. ****

More Details

Owner
Helen, John & Family
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Helen, John & Family

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.

Helen, John & Family purchased this villa in 2004

Why Helen, John & Family chose Charente-Maritime

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'.

What makes this villa unique

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.

** You may 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).

Guestbook comments from the owner

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Germain-de-Lusignan in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
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
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
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
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

5

We have stayed here many times, and it never fails to help us capture the very essence of France.

  • 5 of 5

When you arrive at Chez Les Roux, you immediately feel as if you have arrived home. Whether your plan is to visit the many local towns and villages, of which there are so many to choose from, or you prefer to stay and relax at the Gite it is simply perfect.

The conservatory is a wonderful place to eat, overlooking as it does the pool which provides a superb backdrop. The summer kitchen with its outside grill offers a tremendous opportunity for eating al fresco in the way we all dream of in the UK, but somehow is so difficult to achieve. The sink and the fridge allow for running back and for to the kitchen to be kept to a minimum so everyone can really enjoy the experience.

Try to visit to visit the local markets and buy some of the local produce. There are also plenty of excellent supermarkets available, but they lack the charm and the sense of achievement that you will gain from visiting the markets.

We have always found the locals to be incredibly friendly, not to mention tolerant. For those who wish to use their French, this is the place to come as there is little English spoken here so no matter what little French you have, every word is greatly appreciated and you will quickly come to love the sense of France that this area brings.

If the mood takes you away from the Gite, there are so many beautiful places to visit it is hard to name them all. The best beaches can be found to the north of Royan, which is just about an hour away. Around Royan you can find the long stretches of beach where parking can be found together with the usual amenities, for less commercialised seafront head a little further north to the Cote Sauvage where the coastline is truly spectacular. If you take some cycles with you it will be a day well spent.

The local facilities are also worth a visit and a trip to Les Antilles will not disappoint. The many local restaurants cater for all tastes and in the main represent great value for money.

The Gite is equipped with everything you will need and John & Helen are delighted to help you with recommendations and advice.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As usual, it's always great to receive a positive review, especially from guests who have stayed so many times we have now become good friends; but this is far more than just a review - Tim and Jo have embraced their time here and immersed themselves into 'la vie locale', Tim's mini guide above is an excellent place to start if you're wondering what options there are in the area. We are always sad to see friends and guests depart, but we know we'll be seeing a lot more of you both this coming summer.
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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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5

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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4

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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4

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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
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
 
 
May - June 2018
12 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Jul - Aug 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,245
for 7 nights
£1,245
 
 
Sept 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Sept - Oct 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
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
Stay tax £0.80 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

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).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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