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Large Character Cottage With Heated Pool - Degas - 4 bedroomed cottage at Le Vieux Monastere



Updated: 28-Jun-2016
Cottage in St Jean D'Angely, Charente Maritime, Poitou-charentes, France St Jean d'Angely - Beautiful Countryside Setting

Degas is a large four-bedroom cottage set in the grounds of Le Vieux Monastere, a former monastery that has been sympathetically restored to a very high standard. The cottage has four large bedrooms and two modern shower rooms, whilst retaining character features such as oak beams and exposed stone walls. The ground floor is open plan, having a large sitting area with plenty of soft furniture, large oak dining table and chairs and fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and washing machine. Outside there is a large covered terrace with patio furniture. On-site there is a large heated swimming pool, large grassy area for playing and a separate games room. Le Vieux Monastere is set in open rolling countryside well positioned between the medieval town of St Jean d'Angely and the roman town of Saintes, both having shops, markets and restaurants.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Graham & Christine Dove have owned Le Vieux Monastere since buying it in 2003 and completely renovating it.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Best family holiday we have been on in the last five years. Thank you!"

Matt, Wolverhampton

"The thing that made it for us is the lovely enclosed courtyard and the effort you both made to make us feel so welcome. You've put so much thought here into everything. Thank you very much!"

Louise, Warrington

"Chris & Graham have been marvellous hosts. The gite, pool and grounds are superb for families with young children. We've immensely enjoyed our time here"

Louise, Great Dunmow
Mar 2015
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From the Owner


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 79 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : St Hilaire de Villefranche at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 400 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Saintes at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Saint Hilaire de Villefranche at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 St Jean d'Angely at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chateau Laleard at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Royan at 56 Kilometres Car: recommended


Plenty of beaches accessible under 1 hour drive including Royan, La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Ile d'Oleron


La Rochelle airport 1hr

Bordeaux airport 1.5hrs

St Malo port 4hrs

Calais port 7hrs


St Hilaire de Villefranche 3km

Saint John d'Angely 10km

Saintes 15km

Cognac 25km

Further Details:

Convenience store, bar, restaurant, bank, pharmacy, boulangerie, tennis all available in village.

Markets, shops and restaurants in abundance in St Jean d'Angely and Saintes.

Fishing, canoeing, waterskiing, horseriding available nearby.

Chateaux, zoos, aquarium cognac distillery tours available nearby.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required on booking.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day Saturday but can be flexible early and late season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Jun-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • resort
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 and 2 with WC, wash hand basin and shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with twin beds Bedroom 4 with twin beds Cots can be placed in any of the bedrooms


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Degas has a large covered terrace with table, chairs and barbecue. It looks out onto a large grassed courtyard that has a swing set. Heated swimming pool (12m x 6m) which is walled and gated and is surrounded by a large sun terrace with plenty of sun loungers. Separate games room with table football, table tennis and games cupboard (football, badminton, boules, croquet, giant jenga, etc) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and linen provided at commencement of rental. Other: Outside covered terrace looking out onto large grassed courtyard, with patio tables and chairs and barbecue.

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