Elegant nineteenth century house situated on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Crazannes famed for its superb stone. Within walking distance of the picturesque river Charente, the historic Château de Crazannes (Perrault's original Puss in Boots castle) and the village centre with local butcher. There are daily bread deliveries to the house. Garden to the front and back of the house, sun terrace, barbecue and sheltered ping-pong table. Lovingly restored garden room and kitchen with rural views.
I am a musician and teacher and my wife is a freelance consultant. We have had the house for 9 years. We have three children and have had great pleasure from using the house for holidays both with friends and on our own. We have also enjoyed making improvements to the property over the years. In the summer we run an opera festival locally and we enjoy creating a welcoming atmosphere for the singers and musicians that we accommodate and cater for. Our children spend hours in the garden playing ping-pong and climbing trees and we all completely relax - something much needed with our hectic lives!
Guy Hopkins purchased this house in 2003
We bought our house because we wanted to have a home reasonably near the sea where the weather was reliable (the Charente Maritime is the second sunniest region of France) but that we could get to by car from the UK without an overnight stop. We all love the river swimming and the charming little river beach in the next village. I love surfing on the Ile d'Oleron and the fantastic beaches as well as the abundance of good local seafood (mussels and oysters) and other local produce such as the cognac, pineau de Charente and the melons. The River Charente itself is beautiful as is the gently rolling countryside which has always reminded me of Norfolk, my favourite English county.
We have had some wonderful family holidays both in the summer but also throughout the year during the Easter and Christmas holidays. The house is in excellent condition and has plenty of character. It is perfectly situated for the beach, river, local towns, shopping, historic places of interest and unique attractions such as the La Rochelle Aquarium and the zoo at La Palmyre - the very best of their kind anywhere in France.
Thanks so much for a lovely stay. The house is a great place to relax with lots of space for everyone. We loved the river swimming!
The children have spent the whole two weeks outside playing giving us lots of time to switch off. Everything was very comfortable and we loved the beautiful renovation of the kitchen.
Lovely views over the trees. We did lots of walking and enjoyed our visit to Cognac making full use of the tours and tastings!
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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£200 per week booked is required as confirmation of booking. The remainder payable 2 weeks in advance of the start of the holiday. There is an additional refundable damage deposit of £150. There is an optional end of stay cleaning charge payable on arrival. Please do not smoke inside the property.
Changeover day is Saturday, though Friday may be negotiable. Arrival time - after 4pm, Departure time - 10am.
Notes on prices:
5 January to 29 March £350 / 470€
30 March to 24 May £450 / 600€
25 May to 28 June £550 / 730€
29 June to 30 August £850 / 1140€
31 August to 27 September £550 / 730€
28 September to 20 December £350 / 470€
21 December to 4 January £850 / 1140€
50% of the rental rate is payable on booking together with the refundable damage deposit of £150. The further 50% is payable 2 weeks before arrival.