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Converted Barn With Pool (private) in Peaceful Rural Setting,Charente Maritime

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Barn in Bignay, Saint-Jean-D'Angely, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Hamlet Amongst The Rolling Hills Of The The Beautiful Poitou Charentes

If you wish,please call the property owner below direct to avoid the fee of approx £45 per week levied by Owners Direct. The property is a converted vaulted barn with mezzanine bedroom in a peaceful hamlet location with a pool, two bikes, set of golf clubs and off road parking. A short walk to the local village where a church can be found or an 8 minute drive to the medieval town of St Jean D'Angely where local shops, banks, twice weekly market, bars and restaurants are concentrated. The towns of Saintes and Cognac are within 30 minutes and La Rochelle with it's airport and the beautiful Il de Re are within 50 minutes. The Barn has deep set walls that keep the temperature comfortable during the summer season and the windows also have mosquito blinds. In a great location just off the A10 motorway with access to many towns, coasts and islands on your doorstep.

Kimberley Allwood
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
1 June, 2017

About Kimberley Allwood

My husband and I have decided to try a different life and enjoy what France has to offer. In the process we decided we also wanted to offer accommodation and meet new people, hence letting the barn.

France has always drawn us and after many years searching its this area where we feel most at home.

Kimberley Allwood purchased this barn in 2014

Why Kimberley Allwood chose Charente-Maritime

Why this area of France? Well it has rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, big open skies and amazing light and the second highest hours of sunshine in France. There is so much to visit all within short trips out - Cognac, Saintes, il d'Oleron, il de Re, Rochefort, Royan and La Rochelle, and slightly further afield to Bordeaux and the vineyards of St Emillion.

The hamlet in which we live is special, interesting neighbours - one a nationally known sculptor and peace and tranquillity too.

What makes this barn unique

The barn comes with bikes and full access to the pool and if you are here house-hunting or just exploring a new area we will be more than happy to help you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Bignay in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor shower room with large glass shower cubicle, WC and basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Large mezzanine bedroom with double bed overlooking the spacious entertaining area, hair-dryer & Ipod dock included
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: The owner is on site for advice but discreet Outside: Outside, access to the garden and 8m x 4m pool, sun loungers and secluded patio area with BBQ and rattan table and chairs & parasol. Utility Room: Next to the kitchen is the utility cupboard with iron & ironing board, clothes-airer, cool box, bags and baskets for shopping Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included (excluding beach towels) and will be refreshed in the second and any subsequent weeks for longer bookings. A welcome basket is provided on arrival. Other: Private access and parking


4/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Rural escape

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 fantastic weeks, exploring the countryside and enjoying the pool when it got toooo hot.

Kimberly and Mike were great hosts with lots of ideas of places to visit.

The gite was all we could have asked for fully equipped and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a totally relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious,modern and clean gite. Everything you would possibly need is there. Very comfortable and private patio area. The pool area is perfect for a cooling swim and then relaxing on the loungers. Mike and Kim were the perfect hosts. Will not hesitate about returning.

Alan & Jane

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alan & Jane, it was a pleasure and we are really pleased you had a relaxing stay, see you again soon
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  • 4 of 5

The barn is a beautiful place to stay. It is spacious and comfortable ,with every need carefully considered. The bed is very comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked ,with every thing that you could possibly need. The garden is peaceful and surrounded with sweet smelling jasmine . There is a lovely pool area to relax in. The owners Kim and Michael went out of their way to make us feel at home, leaving a welcome basket with cheese, wine and bread -very much appreciated, as we had arrived late. I would recommend this to my friends and we are actually planning our next visit already.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Gite in Peaceful surroundings

  • 2 of 5

The gite is beautifully furnished. A most comfortable bed. Very clean. Generous welcome basket. Lovely outside space. When we arrived home after our holiday, we recieved in the post a souvenir of our stay in Bignay which was a lovely touch. We would have no hesitation in recommending this gite to all our friends. We look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July to September
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required at time of booking and the balance and a £150 refundable damage deposit is due 8 weeks before your holiday

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival should be after 4pm to allow for cleaning and you will be asked to depart by 10am on your last day. Out of season variations on these arrangements may be possible, please contact the owner to discuss

Notes on prices:
Prices for shorter stays in low season can be agreed, please contact owner for details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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