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Exclusive property with private heated pool



Updated: 25-Aug-2016
Stand alone villa in stunning rural setting

A spacious modern villa set in a stunning rural location and surrounded by open fields. The Villa can sleep eight in four bedrooms, two doubles and two twin

rooms, ideally planned for two small families to share with a double and twin and a bathroom on each side of the house.

Equally we are able to close off 2 bedrooms and a bathroom and charge less for smaller families needing just 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

Two bathrooms and a large open plan sitting and dining room, good sized, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel range cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, breakfast table, microwave, lots of storage, toaster and electric kettle, it has all the equipment needed for a comfortable and relaxing self catering holiday.

Large garden with enclosed heated and alarmed 9mx4m swimming pool. Driveway with plenty of parking for several cars. 3m Trampoline with safety net and childrens slide.

An ideal property for one large family wanting space and privacy or for two small families wanting to holiday together. The villa is set on the edge of the small rural hamlet of puy de brette in the Charente Maritime region of western France. It is a short 15min drive to all conveniences in the town of St Jean d'Angely but due to the rural location, a car is essential to explore the region and all it has to offer.

Cognac with it's distillery tours and Saintes with its Roman ampitheatre are just a 30 min drive; La Rochelle with it's aquarium, shops and restaurants and Royans La Palmyre animal park are just an hour away. There are hundreds of miles of beaches all within an hours drive. Closer to home there is the lovely market town of St Jean d'Angely with its twice weekly market, bars and good selection of restaurants.

As one of our family friendly properties, families with children and babies are welcome and we can provide any baby and toddler equipment required.

Stunning views in all directions of open countryside offering a peaceful retreat from the pressures of modern life but free wifi is available throughout the property and uk free to air satelite tv is also provided so you can keep in touch. The villa is accessed by a private driveway shared only by our Hirondelle and Alouette villas. The Alouette villa is our families private second home and is not available for rental.

On entering the Hirondelle villa, there is a twin bedroom with draws and built in wardrobe with hanging space and shelving. The window has views over the pool. At the end of the corridor is a master bedroom with double bed, built in wardrobe and set of draws. Windows look out over the pool and open fields. Between these two bedrooms is a bathroom with full sized bath, shower

facility over the bath, modern low flush toilet and basin, good water pressure and plenty of hot water. The hallway then leads into the spacious kitchen which comprises of a breakfast table, stainless steel range cooker with 5 ring gas hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, toaster, loads of work surface and cupboards filled with crockery and cutlery for you to enjoy a self catering family holiday. The kitchen leads on to the large light sitting /dining room with vaulted ceiling and lots of windows looking out onto open countryside. The dining table seats 8 and there is lounge seating for 8 too. Coffee tables with magazines and local tourist information and a bookcase filled with books as well as uk free to air tv and wifi throughout so you can keep in touch.

On the other side of the house again leading off the kitchen area is the second double, the second twin and the second bathroom; creating two completely separate wings to the house making it ideal for two families to share as they have their own private space at night.

Outside is a wooden table and chairs with parasol for outdoor eating plus a barbecue all completely open to the countryside, not overlooked at all and completely private. There is a large trampoline with safety net and lots of space to run around. There is also a large area of grass between the Hirondelle and Alouette villas that may be used for ball games.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We have been living in France offering self catering family friendly gites for rental since 1996. We have therefore gained a wealth of experience in what makes the perfect self catering, child friendly and family friendly gite holiday. We also have two children of our own so fully understand the needs of the family when booking a rental property in France. Wendy has become a registered child minder here in France so can now not only offer the evening babysitting but a day time creche service too. Our guests enjoyment is extremely important to us, if you have a question, just ask we will be honest.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely villa, ideal for two families sharing, set in the heart of the Charente Maritime. The villa was set up perfectly for families with children. The pool with all its safety features provided non stop entertainment for our children, enabling us to relax and enjoy the peaceful setting. It was fantastic to have access to the activities at La Grange du Moulin but lovely to return to the tranquility of Hirondelle villa. We would really recommend this villa
Jul 2015
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From the Owner

We have had property in this region since 1989 and love the area, so rural, quiet and a wonderful place to bring up children with a lovely school around the corner where there are just 10 children in each year. In 1994 we bought our La Grange du Moulin property and since it was just old farm buildings with no roof there was a lot of work to do. We then built our own house and in 2002 bought our Les Vallaies property. It is a wonderful place for young families to holiday as it is so peaceful and safe yet just an easy drive to the bustle of the coast and main attractions of the area so you get the best of both worlds. Hirondelles and Alouette are our most recent properties which our family built themselves and have been furnished and designed to cater to families who want privacy and tranquility rather than a complex environment.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : St Jean d'Angely at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Saintes at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Jean d'Angely at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : St Jean d'Angely at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : St Jean d'Angely at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We also specialise in families with babies, toddlers and young children and can offer pottery painting, T-shirt painting, Teddy bears picnics, babysitting and a mini creche service locally (1km away) .

We are now offering scuba diving courses for children and adults run by fully qualified instructors, see our web site for more details.

Chris has worked in the wine industry all his life too so we offer family vine walks, professional wine tastings and taste du terroir evenings too

We now offer pamper evenings where a local English consultant offers mini facials, a chance to relax and enjoy a glass of wine with other Mums while Dad puts the children to bed !


Superb sandy beaches can be found all down the coast from La Rochelle to Royan, all within an easy hours drive.

The beaches of the Ile de Oleron, Il de Ré, St George de didonne, Royan, Fouras, Chatellaillon and La Rochelle are just a few of the better known ones.


St Malo port 4hrs30

Caen, Cherborg, 6hrs

Calais 8hrs

La Rochelle airport 1hr; Poitiers, 1hr20; Bordeaux 1hr30; Limoges, 2hrs.


We are centrally located for all the major sights in the Charente Maritime; Angouleme, Poitiers, Futuroscope, Niort, Marais Poitevin, Bordeaux, Cognac, Saintes, La Rochelle, Rochefort and Royan are all within an easy drive of our family gites

Further Details:

* enclosed heated pool

* established property

* easy reach of all the best beaches

* barbecue

* babysitting by registered childminder

* wine tastings and family vine walks

* free wi fi and uk tv

* trampoline with safety net

* scuba diving courses for kids & adults

We have travel cots, highchairs and stairgates. We have other items such as a potty, child toilet seat, booster seat, bedguards, baby monitors, sterilisers and toddler step available all free of charge.


Rental rates

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £267

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

Exclusive property Private Heated Pool Stunning views over open countryside Welcome families Tv and wifi All linen and towels provided

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 164 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Modern bathrooms with full sized bath (non slip bath mat is standard, baby seat, baby bath on request) with shower attachment; toilet, sink and lots of hot water as well as good water pressure.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, two doubles with king sized beds and two twin rooms, multiple cots can be provided but the maximum occupancy is 9 including cots


  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Trampoline

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