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Tournesol is our spacious one level modern family home in a small village 10 minutes from Saintes, 20 minutes from glorious blue flag beaches at Royan/St Georges. We offer bed and breakfast all year . Suitable for short breaks or longer lets and can be on a self catering basis. Not suitable for young children. Tastefully decorated it sits in one acre of safe, quiet and secluded grounds with parking, south facing rear garden with above ground pool and covered terrace. A unique feature is that bed and breakfast guests have the use of an independent fully equipped kitchen (with oven, hob, dishwasher, use of washing machine). BBQ, hammock, swing seat, bikes, garden furniture, sun loungers, four seater spa available. Plenty of DVD's, games and books.
Our Charente Maritime love affair began over 30 years ago -We moved from Hertfordshire in 2006, bought an acre of land and drew up plans for a new house.
Our wish list:near beach, town, shops, restaurants, large garden, quiet village location, good access to airports and roads.Oh and the many wonderful hours of sunshine and amazing chateaus, wineries, gardens to visit.
We just love the countryside and the different areas:
Saintes -our local Roman town on the river with its Amphitheatre, museums, restaurants and shopping. The glorious blue flag beaches ports and coves. Chic Royan with its marina and concerts on the beach in the summer!
When the work is done we love to relax in our quiet, private oasis - dip in the pool, chill on the terrace, get together with friends and share some wine. We would like you to share it with us.
Barbara Constable purchased this villa in 2009
Our individually designed home fulfilled our dream of living in the Charente Maritime and being near to the Royan coast.
Luchat is very well situated between La Rochelle and Bordeaux Airports. We are 10 minutes from Saintes (A10) a large town on the River Charente. Royan is 20 minutes away with unspoilt beaches and yet we can embrace french life in our small friendly village with lovely quiet lanes to explore on foot or cycle.
We have the best of both worlds -peace and quiet in the beautiful countryside with historic towns and coast nearby. Plenty of places to shop, eat and explore! Enjoy watersports, play tennis, golf, go horseriding. Sample the Marenne oysters, visit chateaus and vineyards, take a boat trip or simply relax at Chez Tournesol.
There is something for everyone.
Doctors, Pharmacy, Post Office, Bakers, Bar/Hotel are 5 minutes away in the next village.
We designed our bed and breakfast home mainly for couples. Large luxury rooms with all private facilities - comfy English beds, quality bed linen, towels and furnishings ensure a relaxing experience and a good nights sleep.
A fully equipped guest kitchen to prepare food if you wish - fridge (to chill your wine!), cooker/hob and use of washing machine.
Continental breakfast -croissants, juice, homemade yoghurt, cereal, fruit, preserves served at table or can be left in the guest kitchen to help yourself when you want. Pick fruit and vegetables from the potager or why not use one of our BBQ's.
There is plenty of space in the large garden - take a dip, sit by the pool, read in the hammock or drinks on the terrace. NEW ADDITION IS A 4 SEATER BUBBLE JET SPA (SMALL CHARGE PER SESSION).
Fantastic hosts with a superb bed and breakfast establishment, kept to a very high standard and attention to detail that we could not fault. surrounded by a large well maintained garden with a pool with plenty of space if you wish to lounge and relax also ideal for eating.
Located 15 minutes from Saintes and 30 minutes from Royan it is a great location for exploring the region with ease, which we took advantage of visiting towns and villages locally, and also a short ferry ride from Royan is the Medoc Region with brilliant chateau's to view and visit.
Barbara and Jeff our hosts were vey helpful with great knowledge of the area so advised and advised of places we may wish to see.
Luchat is a quiet village with no facilities, however with Saintes so close it is not an inconvenience, we like exploring and visiting new places so the Location is great for us and would recommend to other like minded guests.
We would like to thank Barbara and Jeff again for a wonderful time
We spent 3 days in late June with Barb and Jeff and had a wonderful time. their hospitality is second to none. The rooms are large, immaculately clean and very comfortable. We had our best 3 nights sleep out of our whole 3 week trip around Europe whilst staying at Chex Touresol. The breakfast was delicious with lots of fresh produce from their garden. The house and gardens are lovely and we really enjoyed been able to relax on the back terrace and enjoy the French countryside - the places to eat that Barb and Jeff recommended not only served delicious food but were memorable meals. We enjoyed our trip so much we are already planning our next stay in 2017.
What an amazing holiday! Barb & Jeff are excellent (and fun) hosts; nothing was too much trouble. Chez Tournesol is modern, immaculately clean and very comfortable and beautifully run. Without doubt we will be booking again for next year and thoroughly recommending to anyone that will listen! Barb's cooking, if you chose to dine in, (and you should, at least once or twice) is superb!
There is so much to do and see in this beautiful area of France and if you enjoy 50's to 90's music or think you know a thing or two about wine Jeff''s knowledge is encyclopaedic - (just beware if you go head to head with him; prepared to be loose. He even makes you feel good about coming second!)
Thank you so much Barb & Jeff. Until next time. Terry & Bev
stunning house in a quiet location. Easy reach to beaches and nearby Saintes which is a fabulous old town. Great hosts and fab wine. What more would you need for a few nights in the French countryside ? Fab!
We had the pleasure of staying in this B&B for a week in July/Aug. The hosts were welcoming and friendly. The room was immaculate, extremely comfortable, and spotlessly clean! Tea & coffee making facilites were also provided. You also have use of a small well equipped kitchen where you can prepare lunch/dinner etc..
A lovely fresh breakfast was provided every day, and if the weather permits, it is eaten out on the terrace. Homemade bread, jams, yoghurts are provided along with cereals, fresh juice, coissants and plenty of tea and coffee!
Barbara & Jeff are extremely helpful and have a wide knowledge of the area. The B&B is well positioned for exploring and easy access to the lovely beaches. We spent many evenings on the terrace with Barbara & Jeff enjoying a glass or two, and enjoying their company.
There is nothing to dislike about this B&B. First class!!
Had a wonderful 4 weeks at Barbara and Jeff's B&B/self-catering. Accommodation was top notch and Barbara and Jeff were extremely helpful and attentive. The area around Luchat is very interesting and beaches are only about 30 minutes away by car. Jeff is very interested in wine and he enjoys imparting his knowledge about the local wines in the area.
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1 Oct 2016 - 19 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest|
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The rates quoted are per room on bed and breakfast basis. Please ask for rates for 3 nights plus. Vintage room can sleep 3 - 20% supplement for third person in Vintage Room. Please enquire regarding discount for booking two or three rooms. We can quote for room only and long term lets. Not suitable for young children (14+ only). Please contact owner to discuss your requirements if you have limited mobility. A booking form (including terms and conditions) will be sent to you which will need to be completed and returned.
25% deposit required when booking. Balance of payment due 28 days before arrival. Taxe Sejour is included in room cost per night. Changeover Day: any day. Arrive after 3pm. Depart by 11am.
Minimum stay 1 night (January, February, November, December). Minimum stay 2 nights (March to October).