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Character French Holiday Home In Gemozac, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes,

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Gemozac, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - Ideal For Beaches Or Touring Area. In A Peaceful Hamlet Surrounded By Lovely Countryside And Vines.

The Barn is a French Gite that puts you right in the heart of the region with easy access to many of the beaches. The village with three local boulangeries, post office, supermarket, restaurants and weekly traditional market is a short bicycle ride away. Easy access to the beautiful beaches and cycle paths of the Atlantic coast or historic towns such as Saintes and Cognac and also many other medieval towns for wonderful days of sightseeing. After which return to the private garden and enjoy some relaxation. To end the day make use of the barbecue and enjoy a locally produced Pineau, savour the locally grown wines at home or try one of the many restaurants available to you. The area can be further explored by using some of the many marked walks or bicycle routes. With our special warm climate it is easy to unwind and relax whatever you decide to do.

Christine and Terry Stevens
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Christine and Terry Stevens

Deciding to move to France is a big step but we have never looked back and living in this special area we are constantly amazed by how much there is to see and do. We love being able to share this part of the Charente Maritime region with our holiday guests.

Christine and Terry Stevens purchased this barn in 2010

Why Christine and Terry Stevens chose Saintes area

We often enjoyed fun family holidays on the coast of the Charente Maritime and have been regular visitors since. It is so easy to get here from the UK and the weather is pretty predictable, with the second highest hours of sunshine in France. Having researched areas in Portugal – we lived there for a couple of years – and the Spanish countryside we found we kept coming back to France and especially the Charente Maritime. We have the advantage of being close to the beaches but live in a loves ly hamlet close to the lively village of Gemozac. In July the sunflowers tower over us and the vines start to bear their fruit ready for the harvest in October.There is a rhythm to the countryside as the farmers go about their tasks it is a calm environment to live in.

What makes this barn unique

Located in a peaceful friendly hamlet we have easy access to the village of Gemozac with all its amenities such as tennis, swimming, climbing and boules. As part of the community you can take full advantage of local occasions one of which is the horse racing held in the grounds of the Chateau. There are also outdoor concerts held in the park. Within 40 minutes there are three 18 hole golf courses and two 9 holes courses. During the French summer holiday in August there are plenty of high quality shows and events many of which are free. We can inform our guests of all these events and what they need to take with them. We welcome people to this part of France. Our only aim is to make sure that you have a great holiday

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second time here, This area has so much to offer. Can't wait to come back to pick up where we left off!
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Gémozac in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower rooms to both bedrooms with wc, wash hand basin, large shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower units. Towels, flannels and hair driers provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with king sized double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe and chest of drawers, bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside tables, wardrobe and chest of drawers. All bed linen provided is 100% cotton. Reading lights and mirrors in both rooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This lovely holiday home has its own private garden area for sunbathing and outdoor cooking, with possible use of the hot tub and personal parking area. The accommodation may not be suitable for children under 10, check with the owners. Unfortunately no pets or smoking are possible. Outside: The private garden is ideal for barbecues and al fresco dining and a choice of sunny or shady spots to enjoy relaxed hours reading or sunbathing. Sunbeds with towels and patio furniture provided. Bikes, table tennis table, boules and access to the 100 metre golf practice area also available for the convenience of our guests. All bed linen, towels, flannels, towels for hot tub and sun beds and kitchen linen is provided and changed weekly. There are also chairs and picnic items for a day at the beach. Other: Entrance hall with additional storage


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)


"Another perfect stay"

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to “The Barn” and it will certainly not be our last.

Christine and Terry made us so welcome and it was great seeing them again.

What a beautiful and peaceful setting, as soon as you arrive you can start to feel yourself relaxing.

Inside and out is immaculate and you can see what love and attention has been given to this lovely gite and grounds.

The location is great, easy to find and so much to see and do in the area.

We look forward to a return visit and will definitely recommend “The Barn”

Thanks again

Kate & Ruth

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review we look forward to seeing you again soon. Christine and Terry
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Outstanding accommdation and location

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit to this wonderful gite, great location ideal for the beach or enjoying the countryside, lovely owners who could not be more welcoming or helpful.This is simply one of the best gites we have stayed in and we have been holidaying in France for over 20 years.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Return to Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at The Barn and yet again had the most wonderful time. It is set in a beautiful rural location, very peaceful and relaxed yet only a short drive to the coast and many delightful towns like Pons and Saintes. Gemozac is a lovely typical French town we cycled in every morning using the bikes supplied.

The Barn is of an exceptional high standard, spotlessly clean, fully equipped with everything you need and maintained to a very high standard. Christine and Terry are the perfect hosts, so welcoming and kind making sure your vacation is perfect from the moment you arrive even to providing a welcome basket of delightful goodies and milk and water in the fridge, and will provide local advice and guidance if needed.

We are so thankful to have found this place which has become our 2nd home in paradise and look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Charente Experience

  • 5 of 5

The Barn in Gemozac was indeed one of our favorite gites in France, and we have visited almost every region in La Belle France. Terry and Christine went to great lengths to assure that we experienced a fabulous holiday without interfering with our privacy. We certainly enjoyed their visits and advice. Were we ten years younger, we would consider proposing an offer to purchase this tranquil, beautiful property. Location played a big part in our positive experience, too. Just over an hour from Bordeaux and the seaport of La Rochelle, Gemozac is a great place to call home after a visit to these two wonderful cities-and all the quaint small towns along the way. The hospitality of the owners, the cleanliness of the gite, the modern appliances enjoyed by renters, and the peaceful evenings looking out into the countryside all contributed to our wonderful experience. Sadly, we only stayed a week, but we intend to revisit this beautiful holiday home in the future. Thank you, Christine and Terry, for enhancing our days with your special touches in the gite, but mostly with sharing your experiences and passion for France with us. Words can hardly express how much we appreciate our experience. Sincerely, Joe and Penny McGinty

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Return to Paradise

  • 5 of 5

FAB-U-LOUS! There is no other words. The Barn is everything you could wish for and more. Immaculate, beautifully furnished and excellent facilities provided such as a hot tub, BBQ, bicycles, table tennis and boules. Set in a quiet, charming, rural location but within minutes from enchanting towns and many beautiful beaches.

Christine and Terry are perfect hosts. They make you instantly welcome, very helpful and go out of their way to make sure you have the perfect holiday without being intrusive. We feel very lucky to have found this magical place and to have met two wonderful people who have allowed us to share a little piece of their heaven. We have already recommended this property to others although we would prefer to keep it our Secret Hideaway. Will be back next year without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Gite - everything you could wish for!!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Gite - pictures and description do not do it justice! Immaculate and beautifully furnished, providing everything you need. Owners on hand to give advice where needed without being intrusive. Easy to spend time just at the Gite using the Hot Tub, table tennis, boules and bikes all provided. Fantastic open air swimming pool with water-slides in local village. Beautiful villages to visit nearby and choice of beaches within an easy drive. Thoroughly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 2
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 4
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Reservations can be made by telephone or email. 25% deposit is required at the time of reservation (non-refundable) and the remaining amount to be paid 8 weeks prior to the arrival date. Please contact the owners to discuss the methods of payment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible except in high season when it is Saturday to Sat. The outgoing Guests are asked to vacate by 10.00am and the incoming Guests to arrive at 4.00pm. Unless special arrangements are booked with the Owners prior to the arrival date.

Notes on prices:
We give 10% discount for one bedroom occupation, except during the High Season.

Reservations can be made by telephone or email. 25% deposit is required at the time of reservation (non-refundable) and the remaining amount to be paid 8 weeks prior to the arrival date. Please contact the owners to discuss the methods of payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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