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A Typical Charentaise Farmhouse Sympathetically Restored With Modern Facilities

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse 4 beds, on edge of the village of Saint-André-de-Lidon, Nr Royan, La Lievrerie Is nestling amongst vineyards yet 20mins from beaches

La Lièvrerie is a traditional Charentaise farmhouse, which has has been recently renovated retaining its original charm but with all modern conveniences. The farmhouse is located on the edge of the village of St André de Lidon, in the Charente-Maritime. The village has a bar/restaurant, grocery, bakery and a historic church near the town square. Nestling within vineyards and sunflower fields, the house is close to the sea - the nearest beaches are just 11kms away at Meschers with its small coves surrounded by cliffs. There are cafes, restaurants and shops and there are regular markets. Within an hour is the city of Bordeaux to the south and the seaside port of La Rochelle to the north. Along the coast is St Georges de Didonne and Royan, about 20kms away, both with miles of sandy beaches. The village of Cozes is about 10 minutes away where there are numerous shops and a supermarket.


Owner
ROBIN MANN
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About ROBIN MANN

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ROBIN MANN purchased this house in 2005

Why ROBIN MANN chose Saint-André-de-Lidon

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What makes this house unique

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a really, really lovely time. We miss the lizards and the total peace and quiet and the strolls down the lane and by the corn fields.



We went to the beach every day and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful region.



We would definitely return one day.



The house is beautifully restored and equipped with everything we needed. The garden was lovely and we enjoyed the pots of geraniums.



We absolutely loved our holiday in your house and thank you so much for your helpfulness and professional but friendly approach.
Aug 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Bordeaux or La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Le Relais de Lidon
Nearest Ferry
453 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Golf Louis Rouyer Guillet
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Saintes
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Le Relais de Lidon
Nearest Beach
16 Kilometres
Talmont / Meschers
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

La Lievrerie is approximately 11kms to the nearest beaches at Meschers sur Gironde, which has several small coves and a village with restaurants and shops

- a pleasant 20 minute drive through farms and villages.

Travel:

By Air

La Lièvrerie is conveniently situated between two major international airports:

La Rochelle served by Ryanair and EasyJet,

and Bordeaux served by Flybe, British Airways and EasyJet.

By Road

Caen 511 kms - about 4hrs 42mins

Le Havre 594 kms - about 5hrs 23mins

Boulogne 743 kms - about 6hrs 45mins

Calais 776 kms - about 7hrs 4mins

Thanks Google maps!

Distances:

Bordeaux 98kms (about an hour)

La Rochelle 95kms (about an hour)

Royan 20kms (25mins - miles of sandy beaches)

Saintes 20kms (25mins)

Cozes 8kms (10 mins)

Seaside 11kms (several small coves at Meschers sur Gironde or Talmont sur Gironde)

Further Details:

Historic towns and villages

Royan (20kms)

This elegant seaside town has sandy beaches, upmarket shops and plenty of nightlife. In the summer there are outdoor concerts by the sea.

Saintes (20kms)

On the tranquil banks of the Charente, right in the heart of Roman Saintonge, Saintes is an exceptional historic town with hot springs, temples, aqueducts, a Roman arch and arenas.

Talmont (11k)

Talmont sits on a rocky peak overlooking the Gironde estuary. The whitewashed village houses with their blue shutters and hollyhocks growing through the lanes have earned it a listing in the 'plus beau villages de France' guide.

Pons(22k)

Pons is dominated by its ‘donjon’, a 12th century keep which now houses the tourist office. The old town has tiny medieval streets (les ruelles) and imposing ramparts looking down onto the River Seugne 30 metres below, all of which can be explored on foot

Bordeaux (97kms– about an hour)

One of the world’s most beautiful cities and a UNESCO world heritage site, Bordeaux has more than 350 classified buildings and buildings listed as Historic Monuments. Restaurants, wine, culture, shopping – and near enough to go for the day.

La Rochelle(93kms from La Lievrerie – about an hour’s drive)

On an altogether different scale (and style) to Bordeaux is La Rochelle. This elegant fishing port has restaurants, cafes, shops, markets, and nearby beaches making it a must when you want to get back to some life and action.

Gastronomy in France is a must

You must sample the Pineau, the wines, the seafood so here are a few good restaurants nearby

Le Relais de Lidon, St Andre de Lidon

L’Etang de Brousses, St Andre de Lidon

La Caravelle, Gemozac

Le Lion D’Or, Gemozac

L’Hotel Bordeaux, Pons

La Table, Meursac

Le Cottage, Ars-en-Gironde

La Foret, St Georges de Didonne

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-André-de-Lidon in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor with large power shower (80x120) washbasin and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , cots x 2 available by prior request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 + cots (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Large master bedroom with beamed ceiling, a French-style double bed, wardrobe, dressing table (cots available if req.). Two twin rooms (2 single beds in each) with beams and character stone walls. One single room, with beams and character stone wall.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house is furnished in sympathy with the style of the house, some older pieces to give character and some newer pieces where we feel this works better. This reflects the approach to the restoration: retain character where possible but use modern conveniences where necessary. Outside: La Lievrerie is surrounded by its own gardens, front, back and side. The garden is fenced off from the surrounding land, which is mainly vineyards and sunflower fields. A lane runs up the side of the house which is very quiet and safe for walking, cycling or for children to play in. We own a large field opposite, which is a great place to explore as there are woods at the far end. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels charged as option £10 per person per week, changed once per week or per fortnight, as required. Cleaning prior to arrival. Please let us know before final payment is made 6 weeks prior to arrival. Other: Dining room with open stone fireplace, wood burning stove, refectory table with room for about 8 guests, dresser - stairs to bedrooms.

Reviews

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A Typical Charentaise Farmhouse Sympathetically Restored With Modern Facilities
average rating of 4.4 based on 9 reviews
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This is a lovely house in a beautiful peaceful spot. It is slightly too small for 6-7 adults .

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We loved the location of the house , so convenient for exploring the area and so peaceful and quiet. The garden is lovely and we enjoyed the plums and blackberries which were in abundance. It's been renovated well and is charming.

We found that it was too small for 6 adults , especially as it only has one bathroom and toilet. The bathroom needs upgrading.

Our stay was let down by lack of wifi, which we think should be a given for any property , we actually bought a prepaid router and the service was good.

The kitchen is well supplied and the dining room is lovely ; the lounge has character but we feel it could be a lot cosier and practical with a few proper sofas; again as we were 6 adults it wasn't that comfortable.

Bed are excellent !

The owners were friendly and helpful and made our stay has comfortable as it could be.

One further suggestion would be for a tumble dryer -

Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 4 of 5

We had such a great time staying at this house. Lovely garden, rustic feel but with all the mod cons to make a really comfortable stay. The house was clean and well kept and can tell it has been lovingly restored. We definitely recommend and would love to come back.

Robin (owner) was v helpful offering suggestions of restaurants and places to visit nearby - v knowledgeable of the local area.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house in a lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed for a lovely holiday. Plenty of places to visit and nice beaches not far away. Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Old Farm House Property

  • 5 of 5

The property is tucked away amongst beautiful countryside farmland and is full of charm and character. We woke up every morning to the sound of birds and absolutely nothing else, making us feel extremely relaxed and removed from all the hustle and bustle of our normal city lives.

The owners have spent years doing the old farm house up, and their love, care and attention to detail is noticed throughout the restored house. The facilities are fantastic, catering for families with a beautiful large dining table, a wood burning stove for if its chilly in the evening and outdoor dining furniture to eat under the stars if its warm (which you can see as its remote from other buildings).

The garden is large, full of lovely flowers and trees, we even managed to pick some fruit from some of the tree's scattered in the garden and near by farmland.

Overall, the owners go out of their way to answer any questions you may have in advance of your stay. They genuinely want you to enjoy their property and stay within St Andre. I would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little French farmhouse gem

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a lovely holiday in the Charente region. The house is really close to the sea and picturesque little villages, with great places to eat. There was a really useful little book in the house with great suggestions of where to go and what to do, and we took these up, to much pleasure. Will go again. Highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nina I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. We'd be really happy to welcome you again next year! Robin
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-André-de-Lidon, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
CLEANING £30

Booking Notes:
20% deposit at time of booking with balance to pay 6 weeks before travelling.
Security deposit of £150 per booking.
Linen and towels available as an option.
Changeover day Saturday unless by prior arrangement

Changeover Day:
Saturdays unless by prior agreement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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