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Chez Sampo: Comfort Plus Peace With Nearby Beaches And Beautiful Countryside - Two luxury BnB suites



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Farmhouse Gite and BnB in Arces, Nr. Royan, Poitou-Charentes, France - 4 Double/Twin En Suite Bedrooms

Viki and Richard welcome you to their comfortable and tranquil home in Arces, close to Royan in South West France. We are lucky to be able to enjoy the peace of the countryside while being only 10 minutes from the nearest beaches. We are a Finnish/English couple who have become happily installed here in SW France. We have recently renovated our lovely 18th century farmhouse to provide not only a home but also comfortable and restful gite. The original farmhouse, a Charentaise demi-longère has been dedicated to spacious and comfortable gite with 4 en suite bedrooms, and we have created our own living space in the barns and farm buildings. We have lived and worked in the area for many a year and know our way around well; we shall be here to provide you with all help and assistance to help you make the most of your stay in the beautiful Charente Maritime. So come on down!!

Details for holiday farmhouse Two luxury BnB suites, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

When not is use as a gite, the ground-floor rooms of the farmhouse are dedicated to the guest accommodation. Completely renovated and with original features including oak beams, stone fireplaces and solid oak doors throughout. For comfort the property is fully double-glazed and has a geothermic underfloor heating system. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. There are 2 double rooms, both on the ground floor.

There is a large and comfortable sitting room with CD and DVD players, a selection of books and magazines, tourist information and an Internet-enabled PC. There is also wireless Internet access. The salon opens via glass doors onto the terrace and the sunny garden with open fields beyond.

Should you wish to use it there is a fully equipped kitchen with a large fridge, gas hob/electric oven, microwave and dishwasher. Food storage and crockery etc is handled by the "arrière cuisine" or back kitchen leaving loads of space for a dining area.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet

About the Owner

We are Viki and Richard, a Finnish/ English couple who have settled here in the Charente Maritime where the wine is rich, the food is fresh and the weather is warm! After an eclectic mix of professional activities (from IT to astrology courses; from physiotherapy to grape picking) we have settled on our passion - writing and performing music (we have a securely soundproofed recording studio so don't worry). We have lived in the area for many a year and know our way around well so we are on hand to help you make the most of your stay. Between us we speak 5 languages including of course English and French so any assistance you may need with the lingo is freely available. We love it here, so come and share the experience!

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Finnish

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From the Owner

After more than 10 years in the Charente Maritime we chose what we considered the best location - on the edge of a typical Charantaise village but only 10 minutes from the sea and some life! We made the "mad" decision to buy a dilapidated 18th century farmhouse and to create a special home and work place. After 2 years of dust and toil the project has borne fruit - a mix of traditional and contemporary design elements - the solidity of local stone work and beams with the addition of space and light. A spacious and airy house and gite and a garden dotted with productive fruit trees. You get the picture - we like it a lot!

Activity and Interests


3 minutes in the car to the Gironde; 10 minutes to sandy beaches.


Airports at La Rochelle and Bordeaux - each about 1 hour away. St Malo 4-5 hours away.


We are on the edge of the villages of Arces with a boulangerie and restaurant. The market town of Cozes is 5 minutes away and has weekly market, supermarket, bank, pharmacy etc.

Further Details:

Chez Sampo is on the edge of the small village of Arces sur Gironde situated 4km inland from the historic port of Talmont. Here we benefit from the peace and tranquility of the countryside whilst remaining only 10 minutes from the sandy beaches at Meschers and only 20 minutes from the popular seaside town of Royan.

Arces is famed for its 11th Century church and the best boulangerie in the area and is otherwise a quiet farming village supplemented by a small but thriving artist community. The market town of Cozes is just 4km away and has a supermarket, weekly street market and a good range of shops. Restaurants are to be found in Arces, Talmont, Cozes, Meschers and just about everywhere else too!

Apart from the nearby coastal attractions, Bordeaux, La Rochelle (both served by low cost flights from the UK) and Cognac are each only about an hour away and we are within easy reach of St Emilion and the chateaus of the Medoc. There is no shortage of things to see and do


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season 2016 to 2017
22 Oct 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
jul aug 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
end 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact us for booking details. A deposit of 25% is required to confirm the booking with the remainder to be paid 6 weeks before arrival. Payment normally by secure PayPal (allows payment by credit card) in Euro.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices for the gite are for full occupancy - there are reductions for smaller parties - contact us for details.

There is a reduction of 10% on BnB bookings of 7 nights or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 16-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Arces is a rare find - a quiet country village but very close to the beaches and holiday towns. Our property was also a rare find as properties to renovate (which haven't already been spoilt) are becoming more difficult to locate. We were able to keep many of the charming original features whilst giving the place a comtemporary feel at the same time. OK - Grand Designs pitch is over . . .

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Internet


  • Dining Area

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The house was built around 1790 and was a family home and working farm until 2010 when we bought the house. We have undertaken a complete and sensitive restoration retaining as many of the original features as possible - stone fireplaces, oak and poplar beams, stone walls - whilst incorporating a more contemporary open feel with plenty of light. The original farmhouse has become the gite; the barns and former farm buildings have been converted into our living space. The whole is in the form of a Z providing seclusion for the guest accommodation whilst we remain on hand to help you make the most of your stay. Outside: Chez Sampo has gardens of a third of an acre or so set mostly to lawn with many fruit trees (for shade and fruit too). There is a wooden terraced area for sunny breakfasts or simply relaxing. The garden opens onto open fields

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