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Private Saltwater Heated 10m x 5m Pool. Features-: 3 Patio's, Large Bar- B-Que,



Updated: 26-Sep-2016
Luxury House sleeps up to 8 in Charente Maritime with Private Pool set in 1 acre. Brittany Ferry Discount 20% - Includes-: A meal on arrival, eggs veg & fruit in your welcome pack, pool towels

Luxury 3 bed house sleeping 2,4,6 or 8, decorated to a high standard with a new modern kitchen with range cooker and 2 new bathrooms.Set in 1 acre of well maintained gardens located within the rolling hills of the Charente Maritime, in a quiet rural location within 40mins of beaches. Fly screens on all bedroom and bathroom windows, and a quiet cool air system. Patio Pergola 4m x 3m with built in fly screens. We include a meal on arrival and a welcome pack of essentials to save you shopping on route; which includes Bread, Butter, Milk, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Juice, Homemade Jam, Wine, and fresh eggs from our Chickens, fresh veg and fruit from the garden. Also supplied in the house is hand wash, washing-up liquid, sponge & greenpad, clingfilm, tinfoil, bin liners, toilet roll, kitchen roll, salt, pepper, & oil. Bathroom has Vidal Sassoon hot brush, Nicky Clarke hair dryer, Remington hair straighteners, and a first aid kit. Reduced rates September through to next April for 2,4,6 or 8 people, please apply for price. Full board 3 day breaks Table d`'hotel or Gourmet

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Suzie and Baz who moved to France in June 2012. We chose the location not only for the great climate but it is very central for Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Cognac, Royan and beaches all within 1 hour drive. Close to airports and train stations as well as being drivable in a day for family and friends. We also wanted to be near Les Thermes the spa centre with spring waters that help Rhumatism and Arthritis sufferers, because we both practise Reiki and Magnotherapy which we offer to guests free if requested. There is lots to do in the area for all ages.

The house with Gite we chose as it has enough land to grow our own veg, fruit, herbs and almonds and walnuts. We make jams and pickles as well as bottling fruit. We keep Chickens for eggs.

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


A fantastic property all as described

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many properties in France since 2000 and Le Petite Sanctuaire proved to be by far the best, this was the first time that we had booked a property where the owners were on site, we quickly realised that Baz & Suzie our hosts are extremely aware of their guests privacy and are there for you if you need them. We had a very welcome enjoyable meal provided by Suzie on our arrival which was much appreciated, the property is as described so what more can I say, comfy beds, good quality extra large bath towels, every utensil in the kitchen that you could possibly need, an excellent bbq and work station, fresh eggs from the chucks and fresh vegetables from the garden provide by Baz. We were kindly invited out by Baz & Suzie on our middle Friday to a bar in Chaddenac which is kept going by the ex pats meeting up once a week for a catch up, loads of places to visit all within easy reach that's if you can drag yourself away from the beautiful swimming pool which is cleaned each morning ready for your "sole use", we had fantastic weather throughout our stay with temps in the 30's so needless to say a lot of visits we had planned we will have to do next year if Baz & Suzie will have us back and the property is available, almost forgot, if star gazing with some cold refreshment on your hand floats your boat then during our stay this was certainly the place to be, what a treat to see with the naked eye the international space station, satellites and a plethora of shooting stars. This is a top property that will suit two couples (as in our case), Two families (4 adults, 4Kids) as eight people can be accommodated easily. Once again Baz & Suzie thanks for being ideal hosts and hopefully see you again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great comments, it's nice to know we have got it right. Looking forward to seeing you all again next year. Baz & Suzie
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

You know it's a great holiday when you don't want to go home! Thanks Susie and Baz for making sure we had such a lovely break. All the extras you provide such as towels, and a welcome pack of food,and of course the fantastic meal the day we arrived made our stay extra special. Having the games room gave us some great extra space after the kids had gone to bed and gave the children a fantastic play space. You have arranged things perfectly so the kids had freedom and we knew they we're perfectly safe. We all loved your pool and the boys loved feeding Raymond and his girls!

It is evident you have so carefully considered what makes a great holiday. We highly recommend a stay here, thank you for a lovely holiday : )

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family are quite exceptional in their involvement of the children's lives and it is obvious how they enjoy each others company, to be part of that was a privilege for us. Laughter and fun filled the air for 2 weeks solid; we do hope they come visit us again. Love Baz & Suzie
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Our holiday

  • 5 of 5

Susie & Baz have created a clean modern gite with everything needed for a relaxing holiday. With the lovely pool for hot days and great games room for the not so sunny days, it has everything for all the family. Fab canoeing & kayaking at Cognac and lovely town Jonzac nearby. Thank you for your very tasty welcome meal and goodies to start our hols! See you both again!! Julie, Ian, Lauren & Patrick x

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely family that will always be welcomed back. The meal on arrival and welcome pack has gone down well with all our guests. Veg from our own garden has been commented on by all. Hope to see you next year. Regards Baz & Suzie
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This place has everything

  • 5 of 5

We came here for an end of Summer break and although the weather could have been better, we still enjoyed the comfort of the gite and the warm hospitality of the owners. When the sun did shine, the heated swimming pool was a bonus with towels provided and sun beds to relax on. Plenty of room for a couple but also very suitable for a family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bob & Janet for the great review, you were good company and we enjoyed cooking for you; which you forgot to mention. (we are trying to promote this) Hope to see you next year. Baz & Suzie
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Nice relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

A very well equipped Gite in a very quiet location. The owners are very friendly and will try to make your stay as relaxing as possible. The pool is lovely and the games room a big bonus, lots of games for young and old. The beach at Meschers was delightfully quiet and the surrounding towns and cities are beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A nice family we would welcome back. Alice and Sophie are lovely and very entertaining. They also enjoyed driving our tractor. Don't forget to send a picture Roger for our hall of fame. Thanks Baz & Suzie
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dunmow, essex

fab stay!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful and relaxing holiday!

Great gite, great gardens and great pool, not to mention the wonderful hosts Baz and Susie!

Enjoyed great days out at the beach and cognac as well as the local night food market-moules frites!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A great family, we enjoyed their company and miss the kids.
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From the Owner

We have gone to great lengths to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible, all bedding and towels are 400 count Egyptian cotton, the mattresses are top quality with toppers for extra comfort. Fly screens on windows and doors and a new cool air system that is the quietest on the market. Large Pergola on the patio gives shade for outdoor dining. Pool & beach towels supplied plus chairs and picnic table to take to local beaches or parks.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux or La Rochelle at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : L'Hirondelle at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 200 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Montendre at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Jonzac at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Mechers, Royan at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:


Beaches of Merchers, Royan and La Rochelle are with in 1 hour drive. There is plenty of sandy coves as well as harbours and ports with lots of restaurants and cafe's. A typical 3 course lunch is 15 Euro's


Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports are 1 hour. TGV rail station at Angloueme is 45 mins. St Malo is 4 hour drive and Calais about 7. A car is recommended.


Villages and towns are many and only 10 mins drive away including a huge water park at Jonzac(les Antilles)Chateau's and vineyards are numerous.

Further Details:

The village has a Restaurant & Bar open 7.30am -3.0pm for breakfast and bread sales, Lunch is 12.0-2.0 and evening meal from 7.0-9.0pm which is 5 mins walk.

Your House has an info book with details of every shop, supermarket, bar, restaurant locally with good directions and sat nav co-ordinates.

It also contains entertainment to be found locally relevant to your weeks.

Pitch & Putt Karting Water Skiing Jet-Ski Boat Hire Wind Surfing Land Sailing Horse Riding Archery Climbing Wall Zipline Fishing.

Markets museum's chateau's and vineyards are numerous as we are located centrally in the Cognac and Bordeaux regions.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Breaks
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Super Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Email, phone or online enquiry welcome.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday but negotiable out of season.

Notes on prices:
Out of peak season duration and prices can be subject to negotiation for 2 4 or 6 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

What we supply and include in our holidays is unique to us, you will not find another house offering so much. Typical comments:" wow the best gite we've ever stayed in"

Property Type

  • house


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to Bedroom 1 with shower, hand basin & WC Family bathroom with large corner bath, seperate shower 120cm x 80cm, & WC Extra WC in Laundry room


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, En-suite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 to 8 ( varied rates apply) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has King size bed, Large built-in wardrobe, Dressing Table, and 2 bedside tables. En-suite Bedroom 2 has Double bed, Double Wardrobe with shelves & hanging space and bedside table's. Antique Furniture. Bedroom 3 has 1 Double & 2 Singles, Large Wardrobe with shelves. 2 Bedside Tables & Lamps.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Sorry no pets, and please do not smoke in the house or games room. Outside: Games room with pool table, darts, table tennis, table football, air-hockey, dominoes, chess, draughts, ludo, desk and chairs with drawing equipment, fridge, microwave and sofa. Patio with BBQ and garden furniture, in-ground level depth heated pool, play area with swings, kids golf, cricket, football, basketball, badminton, Boules Court and more. You are welcome to explore all of our grounds and we encourage children to participate in feeding the chickens and collecting eggs. We grow our own veg, fruit and herbs, make jam and preserves. Utility Room: Washing machine, Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 400 count Egyptian cotton linen and towels provided and changed weekly also pool and beach towels provided. Note: Bath sheets and large beach towels as well as hand towels, no need to bring your own. Other: Dining room with Picture windows onto garden, Table & seating for 8, plus sitting area. Quiet reading room that always remains cool.

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