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Large Character Cottage With Heated Pool. Discounts avail on remaining weeks!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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 and consists of 7 cottages of various sizes. Go to our website to see more details and photographs of our cottages and facilities including a spectacular aerial video tour. 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.

Christine Dove
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2017

About Christine Dove

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

Christine Dove purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Christine Dove chose Saint-Hilaire-de-Villefranche

.The location of Le Vieux Monastere is perfect - set in beautiful rolling countryside yet only 5 minutes from village facilities including bars, restaurants, shops etc and conveniently located between the lively market towns of St Jean d'Angely and Saintes.

What makes this cottage unique

Le Veiux Monastere is completely walled making it the perfect child friendly destination - just take a look at the aerial video tour on our website www.levieuxmonastere.com to see for yourselves!

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Hilaire-de-Villefranche in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • 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
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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Nearest Airport
79 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
St Hilaire de Villefranche
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Saint Hilaire de Villefranche
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A10 St Jean d'Angely
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Chateau Laleard
Nearest Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Hilaire-de-Villefranche, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

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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