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Beautifully Converted Hay Barn

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Sep-2016
House near Loulay, St. Jean D'Angely, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - Relaxing & Tranquil Setting. Cycling,Walking & Golf (2 bikes provided). Shops & Bar Nearby.

Set in the middle of the Charente Maritime countryside, Le Studio offers character accommodation for up to 3 adults. Formerly an old hay barn, Le Studio was converted in 2001 to a very high standard as a holiday retreat from the UK. This is the perfect location for those looking to experience and explore the charm and serenity of rural France at its best.

Set in the middle of the Charente Maritime countryside, Le Studio offers character accommodation for up to 3 adults. Formerly an old hay barn, Le Studio was converted in 2001 to a very high standard as a holiday retreat from the UK. This is the perfect location for those looking to experience and explore the charm and serenity of rural France at its best.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

With our own holidays in mind, we set about converting an old hay barn into a small self contained maisonette that was totally suitable for just two people. We wanted peace, tranquillity and the genuine pace of French country life with the only sound being song birds. We also like the occasional glass of wine accompanied by good food all within five minutes drive. We also like to cycle, walk and play golf. Fishing in the nearby River Boutonne is extremely relaxing. If that sounds like you, we are confident that Le Studio will not let you down.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just returned from a lovely fortnight at Le Studio. Beautiful place for relaxing walking and bike riding. Clean well equipped gite, will return again soon we hope. Thank you Wendy and Trevor x ( Jim and Vanda, Taunton )



We have had a great time in your house which has lovely vibes. Especially enjoyed the evenings with the barbecue and several bottles of wine! The restaurant at Magne was superb and le patron was most welcoming. Thanks so much ( Rod and Lyn, Tunbridge Wells )



Lovely location, lovely gite, pleasant neighbours. Loved everything so much we are now looking for a place of our own!!! ( Gerald and Jenny, Swindon )



We found Le Studio to be the ideal base from which to explore this region of rural France, whilst still within striking distance of the coast. The accomodation is well appointed, comfortable and enjoys a fabulously peaceful setting. We would happily recommend this property to anyone looking for a low key, de-stressing break. Kevin & Zoe Holmes, Cambs. 07/13.
Jan 2013
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9 Reviews

4.8
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Dunkeld, Perthshire
5

A charming home from home. The owners are welcoming and helpful and the cottage is delightful.

  • 5 of 5

This is a pretty rustic French cottage, nicely done . We stayed in late October and it was warm and cosy with lovely welcoming log fire on arrival. Everything was well laid out and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work really hard at trying to get things right for all our guests and we never take anything for granted. It is extremely encouraging when we receive reviews such as these. Thankyou.
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4

Perfect for a couple

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a very pleasant extended stay at Le Studio while buying a property in France. The Studio is well-equipped and cosy with good access to local shops and amenities. It

is situated in a small hamlet in beautiful countryside and is very peaceful; we were delighted to hear the nightingale singing on several occasions and to watch the swallows with their young. There are plenty of nearby tracks for walking and cycling while the beautiful towns of Saintes and La Rochelle are within easy striking distance.

The owners,Trevor and Wendy who live next-door, are extremely friendly and helpful; nothing is too much and they have a wealth of knowledge about local attractions and facilities.

We recommend Le Studio for anyone seeking peace and relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always have a glow and a deep sense of satisfaction when we receive really positive reviews. This is another such occasion. Thankyou.
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5

Tranquil get away

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quiet gite in the middle of the countryside. It is well equipped including the use of a gas BBQ and bikes. It was very clean and Wendy and Trevor were excellent, welcoming hosts. The gite is a short bike ride away from the excellent local pool and the donkey sanctuary and Venice vert are also not far. I would definitely recommend this place is you fancy getting away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that our guests feel the same about Le Studio as we do but we must continue to work hard to keep it that way. Thankyou.
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South Wales
5

rural idyll

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay, very quiet, relaxing and comfortable in pretty surroundings. Very near to St Jean D'Angely and other places.. The owners, Trevor and Wendy happened to be nearby and proved to be very friendly and fun , so helpful and hospitable. Lots of quiet country roads to cycle around, bikes were provided. We particularly enjoyed the sun terrace off the bedroom, perfect for star gazing, the sky is so clear here. The accommodation is ideal with all necessary facilities and a gas barbecue, which we used most days. We would definitely make a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wales
5

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Trevor & Wendy were so kind, they welcomed us with a glass of wine, they introduced us to the Gite which was so very quaint & sweet. If you need to unwind then this is ideally situated, A truly beautiful Gite with everything you need for a relaxing break. with very interesting towns & villages. located in a beautiful rural setting,

Thank you Trevor & Wendy for making us so welcome. Iechyd da! [Good Health in Welsh] David & Eirlys [Dai & Ellie]

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Taunton Somerset
5

Le Studio summer 2014

  • 5 of 5

We have never done a review before but felt we had to try and put into words how wonderful our stay has been at Le Studio. A warm welcome awaited us from Trevor and Wendy and the sun shone on us for our whole two weeks. The gite is so cosy and well equipped and we spent many happy hours cycling in the surrounding area blissfully traffic free and chilling in the garden with a glass of veno. Hope to return soon, still lots to see.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The Charente Maritime is somewhat unique inasmuch that it has its own micro-climate and boasts the highest number of sunshine hours on the west coast of France and with sunshine being toward the top of our list of ''must haves'', this seemed to be the ideal area to not only spend our family holidays, but also our future retirement. We have been blessed with quite wonderful neighbours who are always most welcoming - not just to us but also our guests and they readily acknowledge our financial importance to the area. Access is quite straightforward and fairly easy with numerous ferry routes from the UK and quality roads that we can only dream about here. The nearest airport would be La Rochelle which is less than an hours drive away, with Poitiers, Bordeaux and Bergerac being options.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Plenty of walks in the surrounding countryside where you can take it all in at your own pace, or ideally located for those who just want to relax. With Cognac only 45 minutes away it a great base for wine lovers, fellow alcoholics and connoisseurs of good food.

The Venise Verte or green Venice is about 35 minutes drive north of the cottage and provides a wonderful opportunity in which to explore a huge area of forests that are criss-crossed with slow moving waterways. You can hire your own punt and do the paddling or you can let a french gondolier to all the hard work.

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is Châtelaillon-Plage near La Rochelle only an hours drive.

Travel:

The nearest airport is La Rochelle which is just under an hours drive. Other airports are Poitiers ( 1 hour+ ), Bordeaux, Nantes and Bergerac ( all approx 2 hours ).

Distances:

Nearest village is Loulay which is only 3 miles away. Cognac with its world famous distilleries is less than hours drive. Futuroscope theme park at Poitiers is just over an hours drive as is La Rochelle.

Further Details:

Our nearest village is Loulay which offers a post office, a number of shops and a bar cum restaurant, which features live music every Friday night during the summer months. St Jean D'Angely at 20 minutes drive offers two supermarkets, a variety of bars and quality restaurants.

Prices and Availability

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7 night minimum stay
£150
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£150
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Flexible

Notes on prices
The security deposit wll be paid with the balance, 55 days before arrival.
The cost of metered electricity wll be deducted from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Le Studio has been converted into a single bedroom maisonette that is ideal for two people. All rooms have open beamed ceilings - even the bathroom with local Charentaise stonework being exposed wherever possible. Furniture is predominantly pine and there is even a pine rocking chair in the lounge for additional comfort. A door opens out from the bedroom onto the terrace where you will enjoy quite wonderful views of the countryside whilst also enjoying a glass of your own particular favourite tipple or just topping up the suntan. The village itself is very quiet and many of our customers comment on how peaceful the cottage and area is. Bicycles are provided for those wishing to explore the area with a few watering holes nearby for those who develop a thirst along the way.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Another character room with beamed ceiling featuring WC, washbasin, bidet and shower.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious, with wooden floor boards, beamed ceiling and pine furniture. Comfortably sleeps three adults comprising one double bed and a single chair bed.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Outside: Sun Terrace accessed from the bedroom, with wonderful views over the open countryside. Also an enclosed garden with sun loungers, barbecue and two bicycles. Peaceful, calm, tranquil and relaxing are words that are often used by our guests when describing their stay at Le Studio and just to set the scene, please imagine sitting on the terrace one evening with your beloved, a glass of your favourite tipple and being serenaded by the cock blackbird and nightingale. Wonderful thoughts and brilliant memories!! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen can provided as an optional extra. Other: All rooms feature open beamed ceilings and exposed Charentaise stonework. A large wood burner is situated in the Lounge/Diner plus electric radiators.

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