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Les Rosiers is a large 4 bedroom traditional stone house nestled in the historic village of Lozay. Overlooked by a Roman church and bell tower, Les Rosiers offers an idyllic rural get-away with a private, mature garden with fruit trees and many scented lavender bushes. The garden's stunning 25x10 ft private, heated pool ensures you can take full advantage of the Charente Maritime's long, sunny climate, second only to the south of France. A favourite spot is taking in balmy afternoons reading under the cherry tree. The large patio area is well equipped for dining al fresco and has a lovely view across the garden and pool. The house has been lovingly and tastefully decorated and provides a large well equipped kitchen including dishwasher and washing machine. The stylish dining area, which can seat 8, is framed by a huge traditional stone fireplace. Flowing from the kitchen is a large living room with ample seating and a focal traditional log fireplace, which is cosy in the Winter months. There is also a handy downstairs loo, for those less mobile or for children in and out of the pool. The oak staircase takes you to the three double bedrooms and one single bedroom, each spacious with side tables and wardrobes. The doubles have room for an extra cot or folding bed. The master has an en-suite and the family bathroom has a bath and shower. Les Rosiers provides an idyllic get-away set within rolling countryside and yet is a 5 mins drive of Loulay, which provides a supermarket, butchers, 2 boulangeries, pizza take-away and a bar/ restaurant. Ten minutes further in either direction will take you to the larger towns of Surgeres and St Jean D'Angely. Both towns provide excellent restaurants, supermarkets and weekly markets. You can also enjoy the historic clock tower and abbey at St Jean, whilst Surgeres has an impressive fortified church. Further afield, within an hour, you can taste the delights of Cognac, the waterways of the Venice Vert or the stunning Atlantic Coast at the seaside towns of Fouras, Chatellaillon plage, La Rochelle and the the pretty island of Il de Re.
I live in London with my husband, daughter and Cavalier Spaniel, Scarlet. We have enjoyed many sunny holidays in the Charente Maritime and love the French way of life. Les Rosiers is our perfect antidote to a hectic working life.
Jayne Miller purchased this house in 2010
I've been holidaying in France since I was a child and the Charente Maritime provides a great location. It's close to the UK whether traveling by air, sea or road. It also provides a fantastically warm climate, only second to the south of France. Les Rosiers is ideally situated, a rural idyll and yet within easy reach of all amenities, sightseeing, excellent restaurants and just 40 minutes from the stunning Atlantic Coast.
Les Rosiers is set within a beautiful 12th century Hamlet amidst peaceful rolling fields and yet within a five minute drive of all amenities, a further 10 minutes will take you to two larger towns providing excellent restaurants and impressive sightseeing.
I visited this wonderful villa in June 2015 with my son,aged 8.This is the third time I have visited and stayed.It truly is a wonderful home with a great pool and with wi-fi is perfect for young children. It has an ideal location and from this area you can visit many of the surrounding areas,such as Santes,La Rochelle and St Jean, the closest town is so pretty and has everything you would expect from a small French town.
The Garden is a lovely space to sit and relax,listening to the birds and church bells. It is both private and quiet.There are some lovely walks you can take from the house, my personal favourite is to the roman ruins where, you can see great roman structures up close and for free.You can take a picnic and have a great day out.
The house is charming,very clean and has all the facilities you need for a great holiday.I would highly recommend this property and place to anyone.
This is is the second time my husband, daughter and I have stayed at this beautiful property and we cannot recommend it highly enough. Set within a picturesque location and a stones throw away from breathtaking sunflower fields you could not ask for more pleasing, tranquil and relaxing surroundings. The house itself as well as being beautiful, is spacious, well maintained, clean and has excellent facilities. There is plenty to do in the surrounding areas with many wonderful sandy beaches and lively towns within a 30 minute drive from the house. Our personal favourite towns and beaches to visit are situated in Royan, La Rochelle and Ile de Re. However, we would spend many a day at the house as it has everything you need and is such a lovely place to relax and enjoy your precious holiday time. We particularly love the luxury of having our own pool which is large and well maintained and kept our daughter entertained for hours on end! The customer service we received from the owner was second to none and nothing was to much trouble. We cannot recommend this property enough and are planning our visit for next year already!
Upon arrival, we were blown away by the beautiful house and its Charente surroundings. The house itself, is tastefully decorated to a high standard without losing any originality on its period charms. We all felt instanlty at home and very quickley, we were relaxed, sitting by the pool enjoying a glass of wine for the adults and juice for the children. The children indulged themselves playing in the pool for most of the day while we adults were able to keep a keen eye, eat and have fun too. The location is so peaceful and we all took time under the stunning cherry tree mid day, reading our books, listening to the local church bells, chime the time. The evenings were mostly spent at the house but we did venture to La Rochelle and other gorgeous local towns where the restaurants and local shops were just fab!!
We are booking again next year and making this a regualr annual peace of paradise!!
My wife and I spent two weeks in August 2013 with our three sons, 11, 13 and 16. remarkably, we were never moaned at because they were bored or hungry! With nearby supermarkets and lovely local shops sitting on the patio with a constant supply of breads and pastries was our and obviously our children's ideal. Between fun in the lovely pool, cycle rides, beach visits, badminton and of course football the boys were always fed, watered and entertained!
We drove to Calais and then down to Lozay, which many people wouldn't think about with children, but if you make the journey part of your holiday, take your time and embrace it, it really can be a fun part of the vacation. We have, and intend on doing it much more.
The beautiful house is well positioned and there is enough around you to keep you entertained, while being idyllic enough to help you relax and unwind from our real life's!!
Easter 2013 and 2014 we visited the beautiful house of Les Rosiers with our family and grandchildren. It has everything you need for a good relaxing holiday. We while away the hours in the tranquil garden and excellent pool area with a good read or laze in the pool with nothing to disturb us (The 12th Century Church with Bell Tower lets us know when it is time for lunch. We use the local village of Loulay just 5 mins away for delicious fresh bread and croissants. (it also has a good Pizzerria). If we feel more energetic we take a walk or cycle to the local Roman Ruins in the surrounding country side or a short evening stroll to the Roman Lavoir. We love to dine out from time to time and have found all the local restaurants v good. When we can coax the children from the pool and garden just 40 mins away we love to visit the beautiful clean safe beaches of Chatellaillon Plage a great favourite of ours and the children. Great Casino and Restaurants. Another favourite is Fouras with its amazing wide sweeping beach, boat trips to Fort Boyard and good fish restaurants. The bustling port of La Rochelle we visit late afternoon to evening to browse around the many artisan stalls enjoy the street theatre and of course the restaurants. We also like to visit the waterways at Venice Vert and the beautiful city of Cognac and of course the winery. Saintes is another great place we have visited with its beautifully kept Roman Amphitheatre Last but not least no stay for us is complete until we have visited the wonderful island of Il de Re. We dare you not to like it. Set aside all the wonderful things we do on our holiday, either relaxing or visiting. For us the house with its clean, spacious, tastefully furnished rooms, beautiful garden and pool with its welcoming atmosphere is the icing on the cake.
This was my first visit to this wonderful family home. I had my son of six years old with me and there was also my friend and her two children. The place was lovely and the private swimming pool plus outside area gave the children lots of space to play plus the pool was very clean and had a safety platform all around the outside edge of the pool which gave the young children security whilst swimming. It is a peaceful,relaxing and special place to visit. the memories I have of this holiday are truly special. It is also situated in an area that makes it easy to get to other places to visit.There is a a beautiful views of sun flowers from many of the surrounding fields with roman ruins within 20 minutes walking distance. Cannot speak highly enough of this property and all it has to offer.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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We require a deposit of 25% payable upon booking with the balance along with a damage deposit of £100 payable two months prior to holiday arrival. Payments to be made by bank transfer. If required, the pool can be heated for £30 per week.
Change over day flexible, although Fridays preferred
Notes on prices:
Usual changeover day is Friday, but other days will be considered. We are also happy to accept bookings for short breaks or longer term breaks.