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Comfortably Furnished Chai With Private Heated Pool And 360 degree Views



Updated: 29-May-2016
Barn in Leoville, Jonzac, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charente, France - Surrounded By Vineyards And Sunflowers Yet Within 10 Minutes’ Walk Of Village Amenities

Recently renovated Chai (Barrel Store) in a beautiful setting with 360 degree views and the gentle Charente-Maritime climate. Surrounded by Vineyards and Sunflowers yet within 10 minutes’ walk of Village amenities. Equally ideal for couples looking for a romantic break in a breath-taking setting or for families wanting to make the most of their time together. The Chai is a comfortably furnished and well-equipped holiday base which enjoys exclusive use of the heated leisure pool, English language/International TV and Home Theatre system. With 3 generously proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms The Chai at La Chapelle comfortably sleeps 6/8 people and is conveniently arranged over a single floor. (A fourth Bedroom can be made available on request, at additional cost.).

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful property, stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful Chai. The accommodation is clean, spacious and comfortable with plenty of outdoor space. The owners are helpful and welcoming, with plenty of ideas if you ask where to visit. We will certainly recommend this property to friends. Good for couples or families.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Stunning Chai

  • 5 of 5

This property was underestimated as it was more than we expected. Clean, well maintained and plenty of facilities even down to toys for the children. Extremely pleasant and very helpful owners without being imposing. Would certainly recommend to friends and family. Superb views especially from the seat under the tree, lovely extensive house and garden.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review, we hope to see you again in the future.
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday here with many attractions and site seeing opportunities within easy reach. The Chai is very well equipt and is a relaxing place to stay, with its own pool and decking to watch the sun go down. The owners are extremely kind and welcoming and are always on hand if required to offer advice on days out or assist with any queries. Would recommend staying here for families and couples. I will definitely return with my family again!! A*

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Chai and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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From the Owner

Centrally located between Cognac and Bordeaux and the mid Charent-Maritime climate.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Leoville (June to September) Nearest Golf : Montendre at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Jonzac at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : A10 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Leoville (June to Sept) at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Montendre (Lake) at 10 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The Chai at La Chapelle is situated centrally between Cognac and Bordeaux and an itinerary can be provided for exploration of the regions wines, by advanced request, for a "Wine-themed" holiday.


Lake Beaches at Montendre (15 minutes drive) and Angouleme (30 minutes drive) with facilities for swimming, sailing, and fishing.

Mescher (35 minutes drive) - Picturesque and authentic French seaside resort.

Royan/La Tremblade (55 minutes drive) - One of the best Seaside Resorts anywhere (Chatelaillon-Plage (further up the coast) also worth a visit).

There are also opportunities to surf from the Atlantic coast, west of Bordeaux.


Car Ferries

Caen (approx. 5 hours from Leoville), Le Havre (5.5 hours), or Calais (8 hours).

Flights direct from the UK to Bordeaux (1 hour from Leoville), La Rochelle (1 hour 30 minutes), Bergerac (2 hours) or Limoges (2 hours).

Regular interconnecting flights from Paris for Intercontinental travellers.

TGV (Train Grand Vitesse) direct from Paris to Angouleme (30 minutes from Leoville) or Bordeaux (1 hour from Leoville). Local services to Jonzac (approx. 15 mins from Leoville).


Leoville (10 minutes walk) - Restaurant and Bar, Boulangerie, Tabac, Post Office, Boucherie/General Store, Tennis, Boules, Childrens playground, Viewpoint.

Les Antilles de Jonzac (10 mins drive) - Water Park and "Relaxology Centre".

Vitrezay and the Estuary (25 mins) - Nature Park, Restaurant.

La Palmyre (1 hrs 15 mins) - best Zoo, ever.

La Vallee des Singes (1 hr 40 mins) - Over 400 animals presented in a unique format - famous for its Bonoboes and Gorillas.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
For availability and booking information email booking@thechai.eu or call +33 5 46 49 44 90

Non-refundable deposit of £200 is payable on booking to secure your reservation.
Balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival date.
A damage deposit cheque of £200 is also required with the final payment, which will be returned on completion of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Change over day — Saturday, Departure by 10.00am, Arrival after 4.00pm.

Notes on prices:
All prices are per week i.e. from 16:00 on Saturday until 10:00 on Saturday of departure.

For all other periods please contact us with your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

La Chapelle is a former Winery which was renovated in 2008, and the Chai forms the North-Western corner of the building—easy to keep the wine cool in the warm climate of Haute Saintonge. The Chai has been renovated and equipped to a high standard in 2014 and enjoys exclusive use of the Chai garden, pool, terrace and adjoining small barn.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Sports & Activities


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite with large shower (1600 X 800), basin and toilet. Main Bathroom with full-sized bath, shower over, basin and toilet.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Green Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Red Room - 2 Single Bed
  • French Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Room for an additonal single bed if required
  • Bedroom 4 - Only available by request and at extra cost
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3/4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Green Room - En-suite with King-size bed, (cot if required). French Room - King-size bed and Door to Garden, (cot if required). Red Room - single beds, bunk beds can also be provided. (A fourth bedroom adjoining can be made available at additional cost).


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Flexible accommodation, with facilities for babies and young children freely available on request. Exclusive use of heated leisure pool, pool terrace and the Chai garden (south west facing with the most beautiful sunsets). Sorry, no pets or smoking in the Chai or around the Pool Terrace. Outside: South-west facing Pool Terrace with sun-loungers and Bar-b-que, enclosed by shrubbery and flower beds. Large Chai garden with fruit and ornamental trees, golf net, and space for croquet, football and other outside games. Parking for up to 4 cars, covered parking can be provided for bikes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided (but not pool towels) and are changed on a weekly basis. (Pool towels are available for hire) Other: Dining Area - marble topped dining table and 6/8 comfortable dining chairs. Highchair available on request. The Small Barn - teak patio table and chairs provides a covered area for dining and table football etc with direct access to the pool terrace.

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