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Cottage gite sleeps 4 plus Cot close cafes restaurants - Grand Maison Sleeps 10 (SLEEPS 14 IF BOOKED WITH SMALL GITE)



Updated: 15-Nov-2016
Lovely character cottage in historic town of St Jean-D'Angely

Sat changeovers only July & August Quite secluded, extremely well located town property set in grounds near St. Jean D’Angely centre. Small Gite. In-ground pool covered parking and large garden. (Pool and gardens shared with 4 bedroom 'Grand Maison' ) The house and gite can be rented together or separately. The house and gite are both self contained, self catering properties and have been recently renovated. Spacious, modern bathroom. Open plan kitchen living area. Modern but rustic character with exposed original beams and stone walls. Off-road, undercover parking in the old stables. Pool fully heated to keep temperature comfortable.

Details for holiday home Grand Maison Sleeps 10 (SLEEPS 14 IF BOOKED WITH SMALL GITE), 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 2 Bathrooms

(4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10 + Cot)

Sets of 2 bedrooms, each with shower room near by.

Upstairs: 1 kingsize double bedroom and 1 bedroom with double bed and single.

Downstairs: 1 queen sized double bedroom and 1 triple (3 singles) bedroom.

Bathrooms have shower, wc and double vanity units. (bath in main house upstairs)


Kitchen with cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Separate laundry room with washing machine.

Large lounge and separate dining room (adjoins kitchen). Also separate reception room. Seating for at least 10 and features UK TV, DVD, CD etc.

Bed Linen and one towel provided. Change of linen available at 10 Euro/bed (if required).

  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Gavin and Bernadette Rodgers

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Guestbook comments from the owner

A fantastic stay. Lovely gite within walking distance of a great selection of sights, bars and restaurants. Only a short stagger from Cognac and the beaches. Justin Leese (Hants. UK)

Marvellous house with a wonderful welcoming ambience. Not too far to the pub, the Creperie or the cash machine! Too hot to do anything much, but not like we had a whole lot of plans anyway. Good stuff. C. Farrell (London UK)

Fab house! Sent out lots of enquiries and very satisfied with our choice. Perfect house for extended family. Lots of communal aeas but plenty of places to chill out. Great location - close to town centre and lots of good places to visit. Recommend 'Chais du lac' besides lake for dinner. Aileen O'Connell (Hants. UK)
May 2014
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Widnes, Cheshire, UK

Big house. Perfect pool. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 12, including 5 children under the age of 14, spent a week here and we found the property (the Main House plus the Gite) to be the perfect place to gather the family for an anniversary celebration.

Booking the property was stress free, and I found the owner to be pleasant and helpful, and easy to contact.

The description on the site is accurate, although perhaps the photographs don't do justice to the size of the property: the gravel drive is big enough for at least six cars, and the rooms in the Main House are large and well appointed. The Gite is less impressive in comparison, and the kitchen and bedrooms are basic. There is some road noise in the evenings, but it did not disturb us too much in the Main House, and was not noticeable in the Gite. There was no significant noise from neighbouring properties. Apart from the traffic on the road outside, it is a quiet area.

The pool was just the right size, the right temperature, not too deep for youngsters, and very clean and safe. During the week we were there, it was cleaned twice. The small tub, shown in one of the photographs, was not usable while we were there, though.

We found the large covered terrace next to the pool to be useful for meals for the whole party, and cool during the hottest weather.

The local amenities in Saint Jean d'Angeley are very good. The centre is a 5-10 minute walk, and it has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. There are larger supermarkets within 5-10 minutes drive.

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Saint Jean d'Angeley and our day trips to Rochefort and the beach at Royan. We would happily stay there again and thoroughly recommend the whole property for any other large family group considering a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning house. Great location.

  • 4 of 5

A long drive and we were delighted to arrive whilst still warm . Slightly confused on arrival as road side of house is nothing like photos but once you open the gates, it really has the wow factor. Great pool . House very nice, spacious, but quickly we realised there were things that hadn't been thought through. Had to ask for more towels- as although provided, we're few and small. Only 2 fans, but 4 bedrooms. Kitchen essentials missing. 1 chopping board, no coffee machine, no toaster - it felt like it had never been 'lived in'. A ' welcome pack' would have been nice - such a bore after a 7 hour drive to have to shop for basics. The upstairs bedrooms are very very noisy (traffic) if you sleep with open windows. Which made life difficult in the heat. I pillow per person - small complaints but would make such a difference.

The town was lovely, good bars and restaurants. Location good for the beach and other larger towns. Overall very good butility could have been perfect with a few small tweaks

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous House and Garden

  • 5 of 5

We loved our holiday here. The house was exactly as described.

The rooms were clean and bright. The living room was huge and the second living area was handy for us to use in the evenings while ours sons used the main living room. The kitchen had everything we needed and we love to cook.

The garden and pool area were used nearly every day - we were lucky with great weather in early June. The covered BBQ area was great too.

Proximity to the town and lake recreation area was very handy. Our sons could wander out without having to pile into the car. Once you entered the gates of this villa it felt like you were out in the country so it's the best of both worlds.

The town is beautiful to stroll around. Everything was so close. It would be nice perhaps to have a few bikes there.

Overall a great place. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a perfect family get together here. The heated pool and surroundings were great. The children particularly enjoyed the table tennis, basketball hoop and badminton. The terrace was perfect for evening BBQs. The house was in a good location and we enjoyed many meals out in the town which was a 5 minute stroll from the house. Good shopping centre close to the house also. Also convenient for a day trip to La Rochelle. All in all a fantastic holiday and we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : la rochelle at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : several nearest 50 metres at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : caen at 400 Kilometres Nearest Golf : saintes at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : st jean d'angely at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : a10 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : several at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : fouras at 40 Kilometres Car: recommended


30- 45 minutes drive from many coastal resorts.

Fouras - 35 minutes

La Rochelle 40 mintues

Royanne 45 minutes

Ile de Re 1hr


Fly to

La Rochelle - 50 minutes drive

Poitiers - one hour drive

Bordeaux 1 hr 20 mins drive

Angouleme 1 hours drive

Limoges - Nantes other possibilities

6 to 7 hours easy drive from Calais via Rouen - no need to pass around Paris

if you want to avoid this

St Malo port 4 hrs.

Cherbourg port 6 hrs.

Calais port 7 hrs.


Cognac 40 minutes - famous distilleries and tours

St.Savinien is also on the Charente.

You can take a pleasure boat down the river. For the little ones there is a wonderful boating lake with mini electric replica ships. Great fun

St. Jean D'Angely itself. skyline of this medieval town is dominated by the twin towers of ancient abbey said to house the head of John the Baptist brought during the crusades.

Saintes: a Roman settlement with amphitheatre

many local markets

Further Details:

St.Jean market every Weds/Sat 5 mins walk.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2017 peak
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Minimum booking is one week - normally a Friday Changeover - but some Saturdays are available July and August.
Can book both houses together or separately
£200 deposit per week booked (main house) and/or £100 p/w booked (Gite). Balance due 60 days before start of holiday. £200 (£100 gite) refundable security deposit required. Please note: Saturday changeovers 26 the July- August 30th (Other months - Friday changeovers with some flexibility) and you must stay at least a week.

Changeover Day:
Friday (Saturday in July and August 2014) - some flexibility in low season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 15-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • town


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


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


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Room fans available on request if required. Cot, high chair also on request. Outside: Pool is shared between the two units. They are far enough apart to keep own identity. Large garden with swings, fruit trees, boules area, large covered eating area near the pool. Perfect for BBQ's

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