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Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Gite in Saint-Thomas-de-Conac, near Jonzac, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes - Close To A10 And Close To Famous Beaches And Towns Such As Bordeaux, Cognac, Royan And Many More

Le Petit Chez Vieuille is attached to our stunning Maison de Maitre which is over 200 years old and which we have lovingly refurbished maintaining the look and feel of French living. Only ten minutes from the A10 Motorway and other major routes but also close to idyllic country roads. Easy reach to the famous stunning beaches of Royan and St George de Didonne and the famous Cote de Sauvage and Cote de Beaute. The wonderful and interesting towns of Cognac, Saintes, La Rochelle and St Emillion are all close to name but a few. Excellent restaurants close by especially for seafood. This is a major wine region and a 20 minute ferry ride from Royan takes you down the side of the Gironde through the Medoc region where many famous brands of wines are produced. You will receive wonderful accommodation, relax by the pool or walk through the sunflower fields, visit the beaches or wander round the charming and beautiful buildings of many historic towns taking in the ambience of drawn out lunches and dinners in many fine restaurants. This is a single Gite and therefore we are able to give our guests our undivided attention.

FOR A WONDERFUL BREAK IN SPRING AND AUTUMN, WALK ALONG MILES OF SANDY BEACHES, WANDER THROUGH OPEN COUNTRYSIDE THEN SIT AND RELAX WITH HOT CHOCOLATE OR THE CUSTOMARY GLASS OF WINE. A QUIET BREAK AWAY FROM EVERYTHING.

You are able to book via Owners Direct where your booking is guaranteed for a booking charge or alternatively you can make direct contact with me on steve_winkel@hotmail.com where I will issue you with a contract for your security.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Loraine and I moved to France in October 2013 when I retired from a long term career with Wrigley. Loraine recently finished work in the family business running a beautiful four star English hotel. Since arriving in France we have bought, renovated and now run this beautiful gite which has proven very popular and now in our fourth year.

In March 2016 we purchased a fabulous two bedroom apartment in the old historic city of Pezenas in the South of France (situated in the town centre) and this proved to be very popular with tourist from America, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium and the UK when we rented it out. Check it out on owners direct reference 1960576

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Roberts family: This is a wonderful property and ideally located in the Charente Maritime area. The gite is equipped with everything you could possibly need and the attention to detail is amazing. We spent so much time enjoying the fantastic pool and patio area that we are coming back next year to explore the area a bit more! However having such warm and generous hosts was the highlight of our stay and to see what Steve and Loraine have created in such a short space of time is truly amazing! See you in 2016!!

July 2015



Your response: Thank you and your family so much for such lovely comments. We truly loved having you stay and Steve and I are very much looking forward to seeing you next year. Sharing our home with such wonderful people makes it so worthwhile and such a pleasure for us. We will stay in touch and again thank you.



To Steve and Loraine, thank you both for a very enjoyable stay. Your gite is fabulous! The gardens and swimming pool are wonderful. What a great location, Everything one could need on the holiday! Hopefully we will be back to see you again.

Sue and Neil Risby April 2015



Fabulous house and gite beautifully furnished and immaculate. Love the pool and the relaxation and the places we visited ie St Emillion and La Rochelle. Loved the fish restaurants

June and Chas

June 2014



WOW! Amazing cute - fantastic location. We have had the most relaxing two week break in complete luxury! Thank you so much to you both for giving us a fantastic holiday.

Jim and Sarah August 2014.



We all wish we had another week to explore this beautiful part of France. We loved Jonzac and our evening at the night market, enjoying moules and a French band playing American soul music! great fun. The drive to the Cote Savage was worth it, miles of golden sand and terrific waves. But above all we loved our little gite here in Chez Vieuille, beautifully furnished with everything we could possibly need. Thank you so much Steve and Loraine for making us feel so welcome. We loved talking to you. You are wonderful hosts, so very kind and your house is magnificent. xx

Fiona and James August 2014
Jul 2015
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26 Reviews

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based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

5

A beautifully presented and comfortable gite, ideal for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable place to stay. Steve and Lorraine go out of their way to be helpful and give advice on local attractions.

There is a wide choice of things to do in the area from country walks to town sightseeing.

The local markets are well worth a visit, the food and drink available in the area is outstanding.

The gite is easy to find yet tucked away from the main highways. The pool is a real treat, clearly Steve's pride and joy, its a great place to relax after a hot day out and about or with a book and glass of wine.

The Gite is equipped with everything needed for holiday catering. The beds are comfy, towels and linen all supplied and replaced when needed. The living/dining room works well and there is a lovely garden for alfresco dinning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David and Anne Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a total pleasure to have you stay and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Hopefully we can welcome you back sometime or indeed maybe you would like to visit our wonderful apartment in Pézenas. We wish you a very happy Christmas although a little early to do so but we hope it is the start of a wonderful new year full of lovely holidays for you both. Kind regards Loraine and Steve
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5

Wonderful gite with friendly hosts in a stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the gite in August. It has been beautifully renovated and is in a stunning location. Loraine and Steve live on site and were extremely friendly whilst still giving us plenty of space to enjoy the property and the pool. Would recommend to anyone looking for a gite in a rural location in France.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property - nicely furnished with good quality appliances and great pool.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great holiday. The owners were very considerate and made us feel welcome. The pool and garden are fantastic and the Gite very well appointed and beautifully decorated. There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area within an hour or so radius, but you need a car as the Gite is in a quiet hamlet.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments that are appreciated. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and the gite. As you said a car is needed as we are in a very beautiful and rural part of France and 99 percent of the accommodation in the region requires a car for access. Large holiday resorts such as Royan offer a different holiday with beaches and bars on your doorstep similar to our beautiful newly acquired apartment in Pézenas also advertised on owners direct. (Maison Pierre). Fortunately we have excellent bakeries, butchers and food stores within a few minutes drive along with some excellent restaurants. Also, we chose the property not only because it is magnificent but because it is only 10 minutes from the A10 and with so many towns and places of interest within an hours drive. It offers the perfect combination of relaxation and sightseeing. Thank you again for your lovely comments.
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5

Perfect gite, perfect hosts, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in Steve & Loraine's gite - it had everything we could possibly need and was beautifully decorated. Steve & Loraine were the most perfect hosts, incredibly welcoming, friendly and happy to help with any queries we had - not to mention very tolerant of our boys who adopted them as their grandparents for the week! There was bread, croissants, cheese, butter, beer, wine, juice and many other little extras provided, which was truly appreciated after the long drive. There is so much to see and do in the area but we chose to spend most of our time around the excellent pool - our boys probably spent more time in that than they did the gite! It allowed us to have some much needed family time and gives us a great excuse to return in the future to explore the area properly! We have been coming to France and travelling in many areas for quite a few years now and, in the words of our boys who only needed 2 minutes to make up their minds "this is the best house in France we have ever stayed in"! Thank you both for making our holiday so memorable and we hope very much to return in the future.

With best wishes from The Miller Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fabulous review and we were delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. It is a great honour to be adopted "grand parents" albeit for a week but it was lovely to see you all having a great time. You are very welcome to revisit at any time and we look forward to hearing from you.
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Beautiful gite

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. The gite is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need. The swimming pool was great and had a gorgeous view over the hills and fields. We loved the area with sunflower fields and vineyards. There lots to visit in the local area. We wished we'd stayed for longer so we could have seen more.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and Loraine and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Please visit again in the future as there is so much to see in the area. The pool is waiting for you and your family!!!!
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic in every single way , gite absolutely Gorg with everything and mre , place amazingly Gorg , perfect hosts . Our BEST holiday ever ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback, it was great to know it proved to be your best holiday ever! It is such a relaxing place to spend a holiday and we are so pleased that we can offer our guests something to remember. Please come back at anytime.
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Location

From the Owner

We bought this beautiful Maison de Maitre close to Jonzac for its stunning views across the vineyards and sunflower fields and the Gironde Estuary. We particularly liked the fact that it is only 10 minutes from the A10 making it accessible to all the attractions, beaches and wonderful towns and Cities in the location. When driving from England it is very straightforward.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux at 94 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Saint-Thomas de Conac at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Royan at 48 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Montendre at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Saint-Thomas de Conac at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : St George de Didonne at 42 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Royan 30 minutes by car

St George De Didonne 25 minutes by car

Cote de Sauvage and Cote de Beaute 40 minutes by car

Gironde Estuary inlets 10 minutes by car

Talmont 25 minutes by car

and many more within 45 minutes

Travel:

Bordeaux airport 55 minutes by car

Car hire at airport recommended and is essential for supplies and visiting the vast amount of places available

La Rochelle airport 1 hour by car

From Calais 500 miles or 8 hours

Recommend Ryan Air and Easyjet and Flybe

Distances:

St Ciers du Taillon 5 minutes by car with all local shops available including takeaway and restaurant

St Thomas de Conac 8 minutes by car and again with local shops

Jonzac 15 minutes with large supermarkets, water park and spa and local fresh food market twice a week. Lively town very pretty with wide range of shops and cafes and small chateau with entertainments

Mirambeau with many shops and famous hotel/chateau 5 star worth a visit

Pons Historic town

Many restaurants close by

Further Details:

COGNAC - Several well-known cognac houses are open to the public & give guided tours around their distilleries. The town of Cognac itself also merits a trip!

ST. EMILLION -  A picturesque town, the home of “good” red wine. There are guided tours of a different chateau each day during the summer, by “road-train”.

BLAYE - An old garrison town, well worth a visit. Saturday morning market

BOURG - An interesting little town  a bit further up the estuary from Blaye. Capital of the “Cotes de Bourg” appellation.

SAINTES - Roman city on the Charente river, complete

with amphitheatre and Roman remains. Beautiful  abbey and churches as well as some good shops.

ROYAN - Lovely beaches, interesting yacht harbour. It has an interesting cathedral built by the Americans to replace the one bombed in error by them during WW2. Good indoor food market. A “smart” seaside town.

TALMONT - A very pretty estuary village with an interesting ancient church. This is everyone’s favourite spot!

LA PALMYRE - Renowned for its zoo reputed to be the finest in Europe (a great day out for adults as well as children). The beaches in this area are magnificent, mainly nature reserves and very wild. Also, visit the “Phare de Coubre” (lighthouse) and, if you’re fit, climb it’s 300 steps for a breathtaking view.

MARENNES - This is the home of the oyster and mussel “industry” - a fascinating area especially if you like seafood.

ILE D’OLERON - Cross to this island on a magnificent bridge. The island has beautiful beaches & an interesting citadel.

BORDEAUX - An impressive city with good shopping and possibly the world’s most important wine centre.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Rate 2
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Rate 10
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Rate 7
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 9
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Rate 4
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Rate 6
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 8
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Rate 11
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

The booking conditions below should be read carefully as they form part of this contract.
The property known as Le Petit Chez Vieuille situated at 2 Chez Vieuille St Thomas de Conac 17150 hereafter referred to as 'the property' is offered for holiday rental subject to confirmation by Mr Stephen Winkel and Mrs Loraine Winkel, hereafter referred to as the 'owners' to the renting party.
To reserve the property, the renting party shall complete and sign the booking form on behalf of all its members and all guests must be made aware of the terms and conditions. The booking form must be returned to the owners either by email to steve_winkel@hotmail.com or sent to the address in France. To secure the booking a non refundable deposit of 25% of the total rental must be paid into the owners English bank account.
Final payment must be made into the owners UK account no later than EIGHT weeks prior to arrival date, if not the owners reserve the right to treat your holiday as cancelled. If you cancel after paying the total cost of the holiday, i.e. less than 8 weeks before departure, no refund will be made. The owners also require a refundable security deposit of £200 Sterling, paid with the balance. This is to cover any breakages or extra cleaning costs incurred during your stay. It will be returned to you within one week of the end date of your holiday minus any deductions you may have incurred. Bank account details will be given at the time of booking confirmation.
The maximum number to reside in the gite shall not exceed the number stated on the booking form
without prior agreement of the owners.

Tenancies are Saturday to Saturday and normally commence at 4pm. Check out time is 10am. We
therefore recommend that you book your travel to fit in with these timings.

We are happy to provide a cot and cot sheets and highchair for babies under 2 years at no charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Easy access to main road links but also very close to the tourist routes through stunning countryside. Within reach of Bordeaux, Saintes, La Rochelle, St Emillion, Cognac, Talmont. Royan, St George de Didonne and the Cote de Sauvage and Cote de Beaute. Easy access to village shops and the real feel of French Life with a wonderful farm close by. The property is of a very high standard, newly fitted shower room and kitchen. High class bedding, king size beds. The kitchen is fully fitted to enable all cooking to be done with ease. Comfortable lounge area with flat screen TV and a wide range of DVDs and books. A fabulous fitted pool 10 x 5 metre with excellent patio and views across the countryside. Full range of garden furniture and sunbeds. Lovely tended garden. Safe and private.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 70 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Newly fitted shower room with large corner shower, large white basin and toilet. Heated towel rail. Beautifully equipped and decorated. High quality towels

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed Bedroom 2 with two single beds which can be made into one king-size bed and a cot can be added to the rooms Bedrooms both have ample storage and individual bespoke furniture. Beautiful linen and quilts Light and sunny.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We aim to provide an excellent service and a warm and friendly welcome to guests visiting our beautiful and highly equipped gite. We aim to ensure that all our guests have a wonderful stay. Outside: Beautiful garden with a newly built pool measuring 10 x 5 metres with aqua coloured water. The pool is shared with the owners and has a modern electric cover to meet French security law. There are steps into the water which stretch the complete width of the pool for easy entry and exit. Large patio area fully equipped with sun loungers and parasols. The pool is heated during the cooler months. The gite benefits from its own garden complete with patio table and chairs and bbq. The garden is well tended and overlooks stunning views across the vineyards and sunflowers. During the day the only sound is the distant tractors in the fields and at night the owls under a starlit sky. Utility Room: Ironing board Iron Dryer Pegs Cleaning equipment Washing machine available Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen of a high quality are provided and will be changed weekly. Linen can be changed by guest or by owner. Cleaning by arrangement at an extra charge. Other: Private and safe off road parking.

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