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Set In A Private Peaceful Location, Perfect For One Or Two Families To Share



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Villa in Rioux-Martin, Chalais, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France

The property sits in the centre of the plot surrounded by landscaped gardens, enclosed by fencing and a wall to the front, with electric gates and a Video entry system to ensure privacy. The extensive terraces wrap around the rear of the Villa supplying shade, including an outside lounge area, Built in barbecue, with seating for 8 adults with comfortable reclining chairs under a pergola, Plus 5 sun loungers. Pool house with beer fridge. The heated swimming pool sits in the extensive terrace area and is visible from all the main living rooms. There is further accommodation in the annexe which includes Lounge/Bedroom with a double bed and a single day bed, en-suite and kitchenette.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Having had a building Company for several years in England we

decided to move to France. We bought some land and build our home in

2005. We have lived here permantly since then, and now we are ready

for another change so we are moving back to the UK and have put our

home for holiday rental to enable us to still enjoy time in France

with our family as we don't want to break ties here.

Call Owner
Speaks English

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful escape for all the family

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for a week hoping for a relaxing break having seen the pictures on the listing. The communication from the owners was brilliant and really set us off on the right foot for our trip. It is though fair to say the property itself is stunning and even better than the pictures show it to be. It feels more than a holiday rental and you can tell the owners have really put a lot of time and effort into creating a beautiful home set on a lovely large plot with privacy and well thought out layout. The pool is ideal for the whole family and the size and space in all the rooms is great for the whole family to stay comfortably. We loved the outside sofa area in the evening with a bottle of red or two as well!

We will be booking again for next year for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your lovely comments, we will be looking foreward to your visit again next Summer. Many Thanks Gerry
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Luxury Villa

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we booked the villa to the moment we arrived home, the communication and attention to detail from the owners was superb. This property is beautiful and as you drive through the village it is easy to find, the grounds are very well kept and private. The property has everything you will need for a fantastic stay, truly a home from home. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's for your review and lovely comments on our home. So pleased we made it a nice stay for you. Many thanks Gerry and Philip.
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Super accommodation

  • 5 of 5

A great villa, perfect for our needs. Everything we needed was there. Outside areas are great and heated pool is a good size and again perfect for us. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the villa. Chalais is not far away, so we made use of the bikes to ride there. Lovely setting, very quiet and private. Thank you - am sure we will visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to submit your comments. We are truly pleased you have a lovely time.
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  • 5 of 5

We also have been holidaying in France for years and totally agree this is by far the best house we have stayed in. Very private, house, decor and furnishings are all of a very high standard. Large property, we were a family of 7 and found there was plenty of space, the outside seating areas were great! And the heated pool was fab. The photos show the house well but really don't do the property justice. It got a "wow" from us when we arrived - it is a fantastic property, one I would definitely recommend and would go to again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very pleased you all had such a lovely time at our holiday home. Thank you for your review, as it's our first year for rental it is great to get good comments. We hope to do a few additions for next year to make it more pleasing. Best wishes Gerry and Phil
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Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

We have been holidaying in France for years and this is by far the best house we have stayed in. Great facilities, kids loved the pool and local town had everything we needed. The pictures on the website do not do the property justice we were so happy when we arrived to see the size and decour, it is a real gem. We would recommend to anyone looking for a family holiday - perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a lovely time, pleased the children enjoyed the pool, as you had a few rainy days the heater must have made all the difference. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Best wishes to you and your family and hope to welcome you all again. Gerry and Phil
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lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this villa to anyone. We had a early break and the heated pool made all the difference. A very private place with everything needed to make a pleasurable stay. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As it's our first year for renting, we're happy to get a good review, it sound's as though we are getting it right, but we are sure there is still room for improvement. Many thank's Carlie and family.
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From the Owner

The house is situated on the edge of the village so you don't feel isolated. The terrace area surrounds the pool is enclosed by walls and shrubbery which is very private, the pool is fitted with an alarm and is visable from all main rooms and terraces, as it was designed for us to keep an eye on our grandchildren. It is ideal for two families sharing as the annexe is private from the house. There are pool games, and two adult cycles for use.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


River beaches at St Aulaye, Aubeterré, 20 minute drive.

Coast is 1 1/2 hours, jet ski's, quad's a short drive away. Hiking trails around the village.


Bordeaux 1 hr

Bergerac 1 hr

Limoges 1hr 45 mins.

Driving distance from channel port Caen and St Malo 5 1/2 hrs.

Calais 8 hrs.

Car essential.


Chalais 5 mins

Aubeterré 20 mins

St Emilion 45 mins

Cognac 1 hr

Bordeaux 1 hr

Angoulemé 45 mins

Riberac 40 mins

Further Details:

Chalais has supermarkets incl Intermarché, Lidl. several restaurants, and bars, Chateau, Railway Station, Out door swimming pool, It holds every August a 4 day international horse show.

Parcoul has canoeing, water park bars and restaurants. Aubeterré voted one of the most beautiful villages in France has a river beach and a beautiful square with numerous bars and restaurants.

Brossac lake with restaurant.

There are 2 adult bicycles for use at the villa.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:

Booking via telephone or e-mail. 25% deposit with booking, with the 75% balance 8 weeks before arrival plus £300 deposit returned after departure assuming no damage.

Changeover Day:
Preferred a Saturday but can be flexible. Minimum 7 day stay.

Notes on prices:
Can be flexible with dates.

25% on booking The remainder 75% 8 weeks before arrival including damage deposit of £300 which is fully refundable within 14 days of departure assuming no damage. Booking taken by bank transfer.

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From the Owner

We have had holidays in the Charente region for several years and love the climate. Summer begins early and extends well into October. Aubeterre is close by which was voted one of the prettiest villages in France, it has a wealth of restaurants and gift shops where you can purchase unusual gifts made by local artisans. We are also close to the Dordogne border so you get the best of two regions without having to travel far. St Emilion is famous for its vintages and cognac, which is a must to visit. We are also close to all major airports and main Citys, one being the elegant City of Bordeaux. The Chateau in Chalais is a five minute drive if you like fine dining, it also holds a 4 day international horse show every August.

Property Type

  • villa


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


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 210 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Wash hand basin
  • Shower room Annex - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Wash hand basin
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bath with hand shower.
  • bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Wet room, Shower Wash hand basin
  • Bathroom with free standing bath, walk in shower, whb and toilet to bed 1 Wet room off bed 2 incl shower, whb and toilet. Shower room for bed 4 in annex incl shower cubicle, whb and toilet. Separate toilet and whb next to bed 3.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Room for cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, Day bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Room for Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) 1 in Annex Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1, Large bedroom with kingsize bed, room for cot. Juliette balcony with French doors. Bed 2, Large bedroom with double bed with room for cot. Bed 3, 2 single beds. Bed 4, In the Annex large area with Double bed, Day bed, Floor standing fans in all rooms.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Living accommodation 210 m². Spacious lounge, dining and kitchen area. 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Cloakroom. Indoor dining table seats 8 .Highchair and travel cot. Under floor heating throughout. Outside: 11x 5 metre heated pool with steps from 80 cm to 180 cm, Patios, extensive terraces, Large table seating 8 with recliner chairs. Brick built in barbecue. Leather corner settee with table under terrace. Utility Room: Washing machine in annex. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Towels and linen included changed prior to your visit and changed upon your departure. Separate pool towels. Property cleaned before arrival. For longer stays bedding can be arranged to be changed weekly. Other: Annex, 30 m² with Lounge/ sleeping area, incl table 2 chairs, Double bed, day bed, kitchenette with toaster, kettle, washing machine and fridge. Shower room with toilet and whb. Contact the owner for out of Season dates available

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