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Period Family House-Own Pool By St Ciers Du Taillon-Charente Maritime-France



Updated: 06-Apr-2016
Farmhouse in St Ramee, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - Traditional Charentaise Maison Set In Idyllic French Countryside And Vineyards

This charming rustic farmhouse has been restored beautifully to incorporate all the modern conveniences within the original structural features. The internal layout of this period family house provides a relaxed atmosphere with pretty furniture and soft furnishings. The property has exclusive use of the large swimming pool which is fenced for safety. The vast surrounding fields and vines provide a tranquil and picturesque setting in which to unwind. Large garden with two patios allows you to take full advantage of the surroundings. The integral barn houses a table tennis table, outdoor games and BBQ.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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1 holidaymaker review


Paradis Au Château Français

  • 5 of 5

Wow, I cannot express how picturesque the French countryside is which surrounds this beautiful Château which least to say belongs amongst its beautiful settings. It is a postcard landscape on every turn.

The area where the Château is located is only a short drive to the most beautiful of coastal resorts and the city of Bordeaux.

Also if the plan is to stay by the newly refurbished pool for the day, local bakery, supermarket and other shops are only a 15 minute drive into Mirambeau.

If its a local drink you are after, look no further than the White Horse pub which caters for both local french and English residents and the cuisine is second to none.

As for the Château, it sells itself. You could call it the downton abbey of southern france with all the original architecture of the previous farmhouse restored to its former glory with all modern amenities (sky tv / dishwasher etc). The pictures do not do this Château justice.

There are also plenty of walks you can take through the beautiful vinyards and fields to admire the breathtaking landscapes. We did this every other day and it was probably our best memories of the holiday.

If you have read this review and you do not take this opportunity then it is my gain as another week becomes open so I can return as this is a very popular attraction.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and the house. The wine must have been good too, Downton Abbey is a flattering comparison but a little over the top, maybe it is best to let the photos speak for themselves for a more accurate picture. Look forward to you staying again.
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


The beaches in the area are very clean, safe and well cared for. There are kids clubs and excellent watersport facilities on the beaches at St. Georges de Didonne, Royan, La Palmyre and Nauzanne plus surfing at Cote Sauvage all of which can be reached in 30mins by car. There is a marina and restaurants at Royan and Montendre and Moulin du Sap has a large BBQ area and pedalos.


Bordeaux Airport is an hour away - 80km.

La Rochelle Airport is an hour and a quarter away - 130km.

Bergerac Airport is 2 hours away - 160km.

Limoges Airport is 2 hours and a quarter - 180km.

These airports are all served by budget airlines.

Ferries to St Malo then 5 – 6 hour drive. Ferries to Cherbourg then 6 -7 hour drive. Euro Tunnel/Calais then 9 hours approx.

Car use is essential due to the rural location.


St. Ciers du Taillon and Lorignac are equidistant from the house. Both only 5 mins by car or you can cycle. Mirambeau, Jonzac and Pons are larger towns with supermarkets etc and can be reached in 15/20mins by car. Royan, Blaye are 30mins drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Contact by e-mail or telephone. 20% deposit is payable at time of booking. Balance and security deposit due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Departure by 10:00. Arrival after 16:00.

Pay deposit upon booking and balance of payment together with security deposit required 8 weeks before stay. Security deposit is returned promptly at end of stay when property is left undamaged and clean.

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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to Master bedroom has shower and wc. En-suite bathroom to Double bedroom has shower and wc. Ground floor bathroom with bath and shower. Small cloakroom also on the ground floor.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom-king size bed, wardrobe, drawers, en-suite. Double bedroom-double bed, wardrobe, drawers, en-suite. Twin bedroom-twin beds, wardrobe. Single bedroom, on ground floor, single bed, chest of drawers. Bedrooms have traditional shuttered windows


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: The patio area leading from the lounge has wooden outdoor furniture and a pergola, perfect for meal times. This area is surrounded by lavenders and steps lead up to the private pool area with sun loungers and barbecue. The 10 x 5 metre pool has been fenced to comply with French regulations. The grassed area has been planted with trees, but still provides plenty of room for games. A pool man will clean the pool weekly and a gardener maintains the lawns as required. The second patio area leads from the kitchen with wooden outdoor furniture ideal for the breakfast time and morning sun. There are pleasant walks on the quiet lanes surrounding the property and a large variety of wildlife to appreciate. There is a barn attached to the rear of the kitchen. The huge wooden doors of the barn open to allow storage for outside furniture and an area for playing table tennis. There is also a utility room with new washing machine. Ample parking provided at the property. Utility Room: There is a barn attached to the rear of the kitchen. The huge wooden doors of the barn open to allow storage for outside furniture and an area for playing table tennis. There is also a utility room with new washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included except pool/beach towels. The property is cleaned between lets, a change of bedlinen and towels can be provided on request. Other: Dining Room- elegant, spacious room featuring exposed beams, chandelier and ornate metal glass topped table suitable for seating six, with wooden floors and rugs. Hallway- wooden floor and chandelier has original front door and curved wooden staircase.

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