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Stylish & Spacious 4 star **** House With Large Heated Pool - No.3 Sleeps 2+1 (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Space 710 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



No.3 Sleeps 2+1 (1 Bedroom)

No.3 is a stylish and comfortable one bedroom stone cottage located in the main courtyard. Big open plan ground floor with brand new modern kitchen and windows overlooking the courtyard. Seating area with plenty of soft furniture and feature fireplace with wood burning stove. Tumbled travertine floor, exposed stone walls and painted wooden oak beams make this a stylish retreat. Upstairs is a large open plan bedroom with high ceilings, exposed beams and stone walls and a large ensuite shower room with Quadrant shower, WC, handbasin and heated towel rail.

This Cottage has a fold out/day bed upstairs so is suitable for 2 adults plus a child (in the same room) at no extra cost

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About the property

FR22040 La Cannonerie

La Cannonerie was built in 1826 and incorporates parts of a medieval hunting lodge believed to have been built by Francois 1st. All of our cottages are stylish and comfortable and the perfect location to relax and enjoy a fabulous french holiday.

Located in the stunning Petite Champagne Cognac region there are no immediate neighbours and guests can relax and enjoy the large 14x6m heated swimming pool and terrace with its commanding views across vines and rolling French countryside. About an hour from the beautiful beaches of the coast and the famous islands of Re and Olereon La Cannonerie is the perfect location for day trips to either the beach or one of the many other places of interest including Bordeaux, St Emilion, Cognac, Angouleme, La Rochelle and Saintes. The English owners have an eye of design and have created modern interiors without detracting from the traditional stone exteriors. A perfect holiday destination for you to relax and unwind.

Talfryn and Shelley Llewellyn
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Talfryn and Shelley Llewellyn

Talfryn and Shelley Llewellyn moved to France with their 3 children from the UK in 2011. After an extensive search across France trying to find the perfect property they discovered La Cannonerie, nestled amongst the Cognac Vines in the Petite Champagne. Their dream was to create quality self catering cottages for guests to enjoy and experience a home away from home. 3 years of renovation later La Cannonerie was ready to open to guests in the summer of 2014.

Talfryn and Shelley Llewellyn purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Talfryn and Shelley Llewellyn chose Réaux

Finished to a high standard we have tried to make all of our cottages the type of place we would want to holiday in - a real home from home.

What makes this cottage unique

A beautiful, tranquil location perched on top of a small hill with 360 degree views of the vines. Gorgeous heated swimming pool with terrace. Within walking distance of the village shop and bar.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to thank you both for a fantastic stay at La Cannonerie. We've stayed at a number of places across France over the years but felt La Cannonerie was by far the best place we've stayed in terms of catering so well for families. There were so many details (the toy cupboard, books in rooms, plastic dinnerware for kids, shallow steps in the swimming pool) that made our stay so much easier (and more relaxing for us as a result!). La Cannonerie is a wonderful place to stay and we'd love to come back in the future.
Jun 2015
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Booking Notes:
Please complete the enquiry section and we will send you a booking form. We require £200 to secure holiday dates and the remaining balance paid 10 weeks before the start date of the holiday. We are happy to offer weekend and mid week bookings outside of July and August.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Saturday. 4.30pm arrival, 10am departure.

Notes on prices:
The prices shown are for one week.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Réaux in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern and bright.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Spacious with high ceilings this is a comfortable home from home with a few stylish touches.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All cottages have Dishwashers, Washing & Tumble Drying Machines, SMEG ovens, toasters, coffee makers, fridge/freezers, kettle, Sat TV with cBeebies, WIFI, heated towel rails, modern showers, plenty of comfortable seating, 400 count Egyptian cotton sheets, bath and hand towels provided (these are for indoor use only and guests will need to bring pool towels). Sorry no pets. No smoking in the cottages or buildings, the pool area, central court or directly outside the cottages. Travel cots and highchairs available at no extra cost. Outside: Cottages No.7 and No.8 have their own front gardens and parking area with picnic tables and are accessed via a separate beautiful tree lined driveway. The other three cottages form part of the pedestrianised courtyard which is a large green space with picnic tables for each cottage. All visitors are welcome to use our beautiful stone loggia located just off the courtyard which has sheltered seating with lovely views. There is also the enclosed 14x6m heated swimming pool with travertine terrace and panoramic views of the rolling countryside. The swimming pool has 3 meter wide steps in the shallow end which provides a useful play area for children whilst leaving plenty of room for adults to swim lengths. BBQ's are provided. The property is surrounded by a 12 acre meadow which runs down the hill and provides a wonderful space for kicking a ball, playing frisbee or flying a kite. There are plenty of quiet roads which are great for bicycling through the vines.


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No.3 Sleeps 2+1 (1 Bedroom)
average rating of 4.8 based on 12 reviews

Stunning, breathtaking experience !!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most wonderful places we have stayed. The whole experience will stay with me forever. The house and site was so calm and beautifully renovated with great care and taste. The surrounding countryside is a delight to drive through with pretty towns nearby. It was so nice to talk to the owners who helped us with local places and information. It was good too to have UK TV channels to watch whilst relaxing in our lovely cottage. Top marks to Shelley & Talfryn and hope to return again one day. Best regards, J & G (Preston, Lancashire)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very tranquil and beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at La Cannonerie, Shelley & Talfryn are so welcoming and helpful. When we arrived we were awestruck by how beautiful the building was, our apartment was very clean and well presented and the kitchen facilities were extremely well equipped for rental accommodation.

We bought our 20 month old son on holiday and Shelley was more than accommodating providing a cot and highchair. The pool is gorgeous with rolling country side views all around. There is also a table tennis table and small play area for the kids with swing and slide etc which was really fun.

We rented a car which was great as there is loads to see and do in the local villages and towns and it made life much easier for getting to supermarkets etc.

I would highly recommend staying at the Cannonerie, we hope to go back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing location. Fantastically placed amongst vineyards and meadows yet only a few minutes drive from wonderful restaurants and markets. The gite was tremendous with a wealth of beams, stone walls and original features along with all the modern bits we need for life today. Wifi signal was really good. The grounds and the pool were very well kept and was a great place to relax and we felt very reassured by the location and the large courtyard that the children 6y and 2y old were safe and always within sight. The owners were very warm,friendly and welcoming and were very good at suggesting places to visit for days. We hope to visit again soon. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodation in a sublime setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at La Cannonerie to celebrate a friend's 40 birthday. The layout of accommodation worked incredibly well for us as we were three families with 7 kids in total. Each family had a really spacious self-contained gite facing onto the huge open walled courtyard - this was great for both the children during the day and adults in the evening. What struck us the most was the sheer beauty and tranquility of the location. La Cannonerie is perfectly set up for family holidays and we intend to return next year for another 40th!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another fantastic visit

  • 5 of 5

I have to admit that I have been to La Cannonerie before, and I will be back again. Fantastic accommodation and Talf & Shelley could not be better hosts. There is so much to do in this fantastic part of Cognac producing France, or just sit by the pool and relax.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful relaxed holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious week in No 3 and it was just perfect. It's as nice as it looks on the website.The weather was fantastic and we spent alot of time relaxing by the pool, which we had to ourselves most of the time. We had planned to do more but because the weather was so good we decided just to chill. Our visit to the local cognac distillery was a highlight and hearing about the family history with the business was really interesting. The walk into the village was nice and the shop had the basics if you didnt want to drive into Jonzac. The meal in the Chateau recommended by Shelley was fantastic and very good value. We would definitely recommend staying here if you are coming to the Cognac region.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jonzac, Reaux (lunchtimes) or Meux
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

For those with an interest in Cognac the family run Bertrand Cognac House is a short walk through the vines from La Cannonerie. Tours of the distillery can be arranged and the owners are always happy to show people around - fluent English is spoken.

Private Yoga sessions can be arranged on site. Please email for more information.


La Cannonerie is located about an hour from the coast. It is easy to explore the Gironde estuary, the beaches of the Cote Sauvage, La Palmyre and Royan. The Ile de Re and the Ile d'Oleron are close enough to day trip. The long sandy beaches are all of fantastic quality and great for surfers too.


Nearest airports - La Rochelle (1hr 20mins) Bordeaux (1hr 10mins). The nearest TGV station is Angouleme (45mins) Car hire are available at all of these locations. Alternatively, you can drive and use the Channel Tunnel or any of the ferry crossings.


The small village of Reaux is 1km away and an easy walk or cycle along a country lane to pick up a baguette or a coffee and a croissant at the local cafe/bar/shop and post office. Next door is the hairdressers and upstairs the excellent beauty salon which offers a range of massages and facials. Appointments can be made on your behalf by request. In the village there is also a large municipal swimming pool open in July and August along with tennis courts and petanque.

Further Details:

The pretty and popular spa town of Jonzac is 5km away. It contains all the services you would expect of a small town as well as a spectacular castle with cafe and tree lined square, fantastic covered French market full of local seasonal produce and wonderful seafood from the coast. Also in Jonzac is Les Antilles, a brilliant tropical indoor water oasis complete with swimming pools and a water slide.

Plenty of historic towns to visit within about an hour: Saintes, Cognac, Angouleme, Royan, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, St Emilion and Blaye. Lots of beautiful scenery to enjoy including fields of sunflowers and plenty of cognac vineyards. Outdoor activities include kayaking (at Jarnac in particular), cycling (the cycle tracks in the pine forests at the beach are particularly brilliant for this), and some lovely walking. Pretty coastal villages at Talmont and Mortagne, dune backed beaches, oysters, seafood, wine, cognac and pineau are all waiting to be enjoyed. Cognac Blues Passion is a brilliant open air music event held annually around the first week of July. Acts of 2012 included Tom Jones, Sting, Hugh Laurie and The Cranberries. And of course plenty of brocantes to visit too.