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Stylish & Spacious 4 star High Quality Cottages With Large Guest Pool & Terrace - No.7 Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Nov-2016
Cottages in Réaux, Nr. Jonzac, Charente Maritime, Tranquil Location with great views

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

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Located in the stunning Petite Champagne Cognac region there are no immediate neighbours and guests can relax and enjoy the large 14x6m guest 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 retreat.

Details for holiday cottage No.7 Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

No.7 is a stylish and comfortable three bedroom stone cottage located on the outside of the main courtyard. Big open plan ground floor with brand new modern kitchen and windows overlooking beautiful countryside. Seating area with plenty of soft furniture and feature fireplace with wood burning stove. Tumbled travertine floor with stone walls makes this a stylish family retreat. Upstairs there are two Kingsize bedrooms and a twin room all with a bright and modern feel and great views over the vines. 400 count Egyptian cotton sheets are provided. There is also a modern family bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, handbasin and heated towel rail. No.7 & No. 8 are next door to each other and perfect for two families wanting to holiday together.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

5 Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Cambridge
5

FIve Star Charm

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week at La Cannonerie in Reaux. Our accommodation was a brilliant mix of glorious old sympathetically renovated to a five star standard with every modern amenity designed to make home away from home a real joy.

The pool was lovely and the Loggia provided a quiet escape for reading or a game of table tennis if an energy burst needed dissipating!

Our hosts were so gracious and provided up to date information on everything we might want to do and explore in the surrounding area. There is so much to do and see that we will happily book again to continue the adventure. We will also highly recommend La Cannonerie to all our friends, family and colleagues.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully restored period country property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at La Connerie. It is a wonderful country property ideally situated for exploring the Cognac region, but Bordeaux, Rochefort and the beaches are all within day-trip reach. The cottages were cool in the summer heat and the swimming pool warm and inviting, making a day not sight-seeing peaceful and relaxing. We can thoroughly recommend a visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Gite

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday at La Cannonerie. The Gite Was a real home from home, wonderfully converted and very comfortable. The pool and Loggia were perfect and our 2 sons had a great time with the other kids they met. Everything was thought of and the owners made us feel really welcome. This is by far the nicest accommodation we have stayed at in France and our only regret is we didn't book for another week. We were also impressed with the services recommended; the beauty salon in the village is a real find and the bike hire was so easy. Also, the cycle ride to the Bertrand Wilson distillery was a real highlight of the holiday ( as was the tasting!)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Thoroughly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and two young children, spent one week at La Cannonerie over Easter. The 'gite' exceeded our expectations with its stylish open plan living area, new fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and sofas in front of a wood burning stove, which we lit on a couple of evenings. The bedrooms are very comfortable, with nice linen and soft duvets which, along with the toiletries provided, gave it that 'hotel feel'.

The hosts live on site so were available to answer any questions, and had even left some books and toys in the gite for our children to play with, which was a lovely touch. They gave us some good tips for family days out. We visited the beautiful coastline north of St Palais sur mer, and the charming town of Jarnac. We can thoroughly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La Cannonerie

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from staying at La Cannonerie and what a wonderful surprise it was. An easy (hour) drive from Bordeaux with great directions - no problem finding the place. We stayed in no. 7 and it was great in every way. Beautifully decorated, great living space and lovely big bedrooms, not to mention the great appliances (just ordered a washing machine like theirs). The surroundings around the property are magical and the views from the pool are exceptional. There is loads of space for the kids to charge around too. The hosts were fantastic, even when our 4 year old threw-up and we needed some extra bedding. They gave us lots of sight seeing suggestions and advice on eating out. We loved the area on the occasions we managed to drag ourselves away. Jonzac has the most beautiful walks along the river with an amazing swimming lake nearby as well as an indoor water park (if the weather is against you). We also visited the zoo at Palmyre (much nicer than Bordeaux zoo), a big hit and a really great day out. There are some great places to visit/lunch on the way or way back. La Cannonerie is great for any kind of holiday, brilliant with kids and I can imagine rather blissful without too! We are trying to rebook for later on in the year and take another family with us. We will be back... Soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Reaux at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Jonzac, Reaux (lunchtimes) or Meux at 1 Miles 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.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
3 Sep 2016 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£550
 
 
Mid Season Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Low Season June
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£550
 
 
Mid Season Early Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£800
 
 
High Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
From
£80
£550
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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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