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Beautiful C18th Charentaise Farmhouse + Large Pool nr La Rochelle and Ile de Re - 'LA GRANGE' - 1 of 4 spacious, fully equipped & well furnished gites

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights



'LA GRANGE' - 1 of 4 spacious, fully equipped & well furnished gites

La Grange is a very spacious 4 bedroom farmhouse cottage that sleeps up to 8 people with all bedrooms convertible into double bedrooms.

South facing, it overlooks the beautiful rear garden and open countryside, with private alfresco dining and BBQ facilities.

Downstairs is a large, fully equipped farmhouse kitchen with a table seating up to eight people.

Along the corridor from the kitchen there is a large twin\ double bedroom, which is adjacent to the ground floor bathroom with toilet, sink, bath and shower. There is also a large comfortable lounge next door, which can be converted to a spacious 4th bedroom if looking to sleep 8 guests.

Upstairs in La Grange there are two bedrooms. The first is a spacious double bedroom, with king-size bed, bedside tables and plenty of storage space. The second is a large twin bedroom, which can also be converted to a double. There is a convenient shower room with toilet and wash basin on the first floor to serve both of these bedrooms.

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About the property


Les Capucines is regarded as one of the Charente Maritime's finest and best equipped holiday rental properties.

This beautifully restored 18th Century Charentaise Farmhouse comprises of four luxurious, spacious and well appointed gites\ cottages...

1/ Le Manoir (4 bedrooms, sleeping 8-12 guests)

2/ La Grange (3-4 bedrooms, sleeping 6-8 guests)

3/ L'Ecurie (2 bedrooms, sleeping 4-6 guests).

4/ Le Grenier (1 bedroom, sleeping 2-4 guests)

A combination of cottages or the entire property can be rented out to accommodate up to 26 guests ... perfect for small or large gatherings of family, friends and work colleagues.

For further details regarding hiring out the entire property you can go to Owners Direct property reference FR23646.

This unique property, which is built on the site of an old Roman encampment, is set in a tranquil but not isolated location, on the edge of a quiet hamlet of just 15 houses.

Les Capucines is surrounded by lush countryside, fields of sunflowers and is a short distance to shops, restaurants, cafes and facilities as well as being only 20 minutes from the nearest sandy beach.

Being so centrally located, there is an enormous variety of activities and places to visit within easy reach...

To the west, the gorgeous Atlantic beaches are right on the doorstep as well as the historic old seaport of La Rochelle and the glamorous islands of Ile de Re, Oleron and Aix.

To the east are the beautiful towns along the Charente river, including the historic old towns of Saintes and Cognac.

A short drive to the north, is the Loire Valley with its magnificent Chateaux

To the south, there are the beautiful rolling hills of the Dordogne as well as the vineyards of Bordeaux.

So whether you go north, south, east or west - and everywhere in between - there is just so much for the whole family to do and see whilst on holiday at Les Capucines!

If you feel more like relaxing, there is a very large terraced swimming pool which is bathed in sunshine from dawn to dusk and surrounded by mature, well laid out gardens.

In addition each farmhouse cottage has its own barbecue (ready to fire up) as well as table and chairs for 'alfresco' dining.

Facilities include a large under cover games area with table tennis, table football, magnetic darts and a selection of bicycles for local use.

There is also a guest store-room with an extensive DVD library, boules, footballs, a cricket set, inflatables (plus pump), tennis & badminton racquets as well as lounge cushions and umbrellas for the pool.

Near the pool is a popular kids play area which has a slide, sandpit, picnic table, swings and a ride-on tractor to keep the little ones occupied.

In addition to the large areas of manicured and private gardens there is also a communal 'veggie patch' for guests to help themselves to tomatoes, courgettes, peppers, lettuce, strawberries, blackberries, basil and mint and whatever else is available at the time.

New to Les Capucines is an in-room massage facility (with a fully trained masseuse) which will be available for guests after long drives, bike rides, walks, swims or just because they feel like being pampered!

So whatever you and your family and friends are looking for in a French holiday, Les Capucines can deliver - and so much more!

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Mark Henderson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

About Mark Henderson

We are from Sydney, Australia and have visited France regularly over the years. When the opportunity arose for both of us to change our careers, we decided to come to France and combine our love of all things French with being able to offer the perfect setting for others to enjoy a wonderful holiday.

There is nothing we love more than seeing the expressions on guests' faces when they arrive at Les Capucines as it really is very difficult to convey the luxury and spaciousness of the property with only limited website photos! "The photos and website don't do it justice" is a phrase we so often hear.

We certainly aim to over deliver, which we believe is the best way not only to ensure guests return but also have them tell their friends about their great holiday experience.

Mark Henderson purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Mark Henderson chose Charente-Maritime

When my wife and I were looking for a gite property in 2013 we visited over 25 different complexes all over France. Les Capucines was by far the most luxurious, well equipped and most centrally located property that we visited.

The Charente Maritime area of France is the second sunniest (after the Cote d'Azur) as well as being extremely attractive, relatively undiscovered and unspoilt. The range of activities are many and varied and there are so many things to see and do whether you are young or old, active or more relaxed.

There are a number of fabulous places to visit - ranging from sandy beaches, to historical towns, to rolling countryside and vineyards.

The Charente Maritime is also home to some great local produce - in particular, oysters and shellfish, mussels, Cognac, Pineau Charente, cheese and wine.

Les Capucines, is a beautiful old 17th century Charentaise farmhouse which has been lovingly restored and converted into our summer home & luxury holiday property.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Les Capucines is easy to reach by air, sea or road, with most of the budget airlines now flying to La Rochelle from just about everywhere in the UK, and is centrally located to so many places and activities.

From the golden beaches of the Atlantic 20 minutes to the west, the historic old towns and villages along the Charente river to the east, to the Chateaux of the Loire to the north as well as the rolling countryside of the Dordogne and the vineyards of Bordeaux to the south ... plus everywhere in between!

There is just so much to do for the whole family when you holiday at Les Capucines.

Everything is provided for that perfect relaxing holiday, including in-room massage and 'starter supplies' for your cottage when you first arrive...you really only need to bring your clothes and good company!

Les Capucines has continually built a strong following of guests who have come back year after year, some of whom are now seen more as friends than guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The very best of luck in your new venture Mark & Margy and thank you both so much for such a warm welcoming stay at Les Capucines. We loved just about everything - including the fabulous thunderstorm on our last night.

We would sincerely love to come back and stay in this beautiful part of France.

Best regards
Jul 2014
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Booking Notes:
A £150 security deposit is also required which will refunded within 7 days from the end of the holiday, subject to any deductions, such as damages, breakages or excess cleaning charges that might occur.

Changeover Day:
Saturday unless otherwise agreed.

Notes on prices:
Prices are all inclusive of bed linen, towels (bath & pool), use of all facilities and a cleaning service as per terms and conditions of rental.

* 5% Discount for 2 Cottages Booked

* 10% Discount for 3 Cottages Booked

* 5% Discount for 2+ Weeks Booked

* 5% discount for bookings made over 6 months in advance

NB - Maximum of 10% discount for Summer Season and 20% otherwise


Accommodation and facilities for 'LA GRANGE' - 1 of 4 spacious, fully equipped & well furnished gitesin Moragne in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lounge can be converted to a double or twin bedroom which increases the capacity to 8.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Each gite is fully equipped with every possible holiday requirement including: UK Satellite TV, DVD players, an extensive range of DVDs for guests of all ages and access to WiFi. Washing machines, dishwashers, fridge freezers plus starter supplies. Bathroom, pool towels and bed linen are included in the price of rental and fresh towels and bed linen can be requested after the 1st week. A special kids play area with a slide, sandpit, picnic table, ride-on tractor, etc. A communal 'veggie patch' for guests to help themselves to tomatoes, courgettes, lettuce, strawberries, basil and mint and whatever else is available at the time. An open barn play area with table tennis, magnetic darts, table football, as well as some bikes for local use. Formal & informal dining areas are available, 'alfresco', under cover and inside. So you really don't need to bring anything with you when you holiday at Les Capucines, apart from your clothes and good company!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Lovely hosts

  • 4 of 5

This is a delightful gite, very well-maintained and with the most helpful hosts you could possibly wish for. Great restaurant not very far away and lots of places to visit in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great week

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Les Capucines after a very busy week of Watersports in the South of France and we had the most wonderfully relaxing week. Mark and Margy are fantastic hosts. La Grange is extremely comfortable and well equipped. We loved the private garden with BBQ , the gorgeous shared pool with its sunny terrace and there is plenty to see and do in the area. Everything was extremely well organised and clean and we would certainly come back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and the R & R after such a physical week!
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A fabulous holiday location

  • 5 of 5

La Grange was everything we were expecting and more, the gite contained every creature comfort you could wish for and more! The kitchen is very well equipped. It was very clean and extremely well maintained, perfect for our family, 3 adults and two teenage children. It was lovely to be staying somewhere where the beds were so comfortable with lovely crisp sheets. Outside the gite is a lovely garden with BBQ and table and chairs.

We particularly enjoyed the pool, it's kept very clean, it is within a walled and securely gated area, there is a lovely terraced area with sun loungers, the temperature was 28*c everyday. Nearby is a shady area for those who wish to keep out of the sun but still enjoy the pool. Kept near to the pool are inflatable toys, cushions for the sun loungers and sun umbrellas.

We visited Ille De Re, the island has some beautiful villages and delicious ice creams. Rochefort, shopping and sightseeing, we enjoyed a lovely meal at La Cap Nell over looking the mariner. We had a day at Futuroscope which was great fun, as with all parks it involved a lot of walking and queuing (we discovered that you can use Tesco vouchers for Furturoscope). Fouras is a small town with lovely shops and cafes.

Each day we visited the bakery in Lussant, only a 5 minute drive away, lovely bread and delicious sweet and savoury pastries.

We had a fabulous holiday, Mark and Margy were wonderful hosts, we will return next year and will most certainly be recommending Les Capucines to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Suzanne and we're looking forward to seeing you all again next year.
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Great Holiday Gite

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family enjoyed a wonderful holiday in La Grange at Les Capucines. La Grange is very comfortable, very well equipped and maintained. It is located in a delightful and interesting area of France. We had super weather during our stay and were able to use the superb pool and the other outside facilities to good advantage. Our hosts Mark and Margy were very welcoming and helpful ensuring that we got the most out of our holiday. We hope to return soon and would thoroughly recommend this gite.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your lovely comments and glad that you enjoyed your stay at Les Capucines.
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Idyllic Setting & Warm Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Having searched extensively for the ideal holiday villa in France to suit our family of 7 (with children ranging in age from 17 down to 3), we nervously settled on Le Marronier, near Rochefort. On arrival (couldn't have been easier to find), we were delighted with the warm reception of our hosts, Mark & Margy, and the beautiful standard of our Villa, and that of our friends (L'Ecurie), joining us the following day. Everything was as described on the web listing - very well-kept pool and sun decking, comfortable bed-linen, and immaculate mature gardens. The estate is surrounded by the most beautiful expansive fields of Sunflowers, wheat and Corn - a real hide-away spot!! Car essential though!

Funds providing, we would love to return to Les Capucines for another very relaxing and peaceful break from the treadmill.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cathleen, Patrick and the rest of the Doherty clan...you guys still hold the crown as the best BBQ'ers of the season!
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Comfortable country holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Les Capucines is a large17th century stone farmhouse which has been nicely converted into three adjoining rental properties, incorporating former stables/barn and the thick walls means that little sound penetrates. We stayed in Le Marronnier which has one downstairs bedroom, with a large, comfortable bed and two upstairs bedrooms for a party of six. It also possesses a large well-equipped kitchen accommodating a large farmhouse table ideal for family meals with an adjoining comfortable lounge. Upstairs there is a bathroom with a shower cubicle, whilst downstairs is a bathroom containing a short bath with a stepped base, although we found this a bit awkward for standing in to shower, so it was best to go upstairs.

Le Marronnier is away from the road, faces south and gets the sun a lot. Outside is a gravel terrace/path with benches opposite a pleasant garden behind a hedge. In the garden is a large table and barbeque. The good-sized, walled swimming pool is a short stroll away and has plenty of loungers.

Our hosts Mark and Margy have only been running the place for a few months but are very knowledgeable about the area and as you would expect of Aussies, very friendly.

We all agreed that we would be happy to have another holiday at Les Capucines.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback Mike ... particularly liked your comment about friendly Aussies!
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