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Three bedroom cottage.

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Close to beaches, one of six cottages loaded with rustic charm; this one with 3 bedrooms, highly sought after (school holidays usually booked well in advance) fully restored in recent years, each with private fenced gardens and big communal gardens all walled-in, children's play area, fenced swimming pool 16 x 8 metres with efficient solar heating, Roman-style steps and fully fenced, secure parking facilities. Wi Fi, Microwave, dishwasher, TV, DVD, washing machine, stair gates. Linen, cot & high chair can be hired BUT are included for any remaining availability in September 2014. Tumble drier available. These lovely rustic cottages are situated at the edge of a village, barely 5 kms from the beach, not far from the old port of Marennes, opposite the island of Oleron. Ideal cycling country. Markets, wines, chateaux, golf, Fort Boyard, water sports, riding, cycling. No pets in high season except in the Chateau. Smokers only out-of-doors please! Utilities payable out of peak season, standard charge. Please enquire for WiFi, cots and highchairs and beach towels.

In the Chateau (see ref. 16762) we also do team-building, mystery murder, treasure hunt, receptions etc, though not in July or August which is when we do normal lettings for up to 12/14 people.

Gift vouchers available for birthday present weeks/weekends, anniversary, Valentine's, Mother/Father's Day etc.

Excellent reviews from Tourist Board and all leading letting organizations. A large % of bookings are from people who have been here before.

(NB Regret that we cannot accept guests who are on a blacklist).

Studio available if your party is slightly larger - 2 people only (next door) £250.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marennes 6 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: La Rochelle 35 km, Nearest railway: Rochefort 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property
General TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

English owners (Catherine Broughton is a well-known novelist) and/or staff will be on site to welcome you. There is a games room with table football, books, DVDs, ping-pong and in the grounds basket ball and informal facilities for games of badminton, football, volley ball etc. Own private garden patio and barbecue as well as the big shared grounds and the 16 metre decked solar-heated pool. It is a short stroll through woodland in to the village which has all essential shops. Can sometimes be rented along with the Chateau (see separate ad) out of high season and by prior arrangement only.Prices are based on 2 people per bedroom but extras sometimes accepted by prior arrangement & at a supplement.

Further details outdoors

Large shared grounds as well as private garden. The garden is fenced with a gate and a 2 metre high wall surrounds the main grounds. Swings, slide, sand pit, and big toys available. Areas for Football, basket ball and volley ball also table tennis, mini football. Secure parking. Child-friendly, safe, relaxing.Linen including bedding, towels, tea towels, bath mats etc. charged at £15pp - includes all bedding, bath towels, pool towels, tea towels, bath mats & the beds will be made. Pets welcome 55 Euros pw usually low season only + extra breakages deposit. No pets in high season. Smokers only out-of-doors please! Utilities payable out of peak season, standard charge. Please enquire for WiFi, cots and highchairs.

Further details

Please always check with the owners first. Changeover days Saturday, arrivals after 3pm depart by 10am. Out of peak season lets at special rates and different arrival departure dates can be discussed. Utilities are payable out of peak season or on special offer deals.

Smokers outdoors please.

All prices are net to the owners.

Regret we cannot take people who appear on a blacklist.

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

This area boasts a micro-climate with as many hours of sunshine as the Med. , and one of France's best kept secrets is its wonderful spring and autumn weather. A short drive takes you to the famous medeival port of La Rochelle, or to the ancient Roman town of Saintes or to the lively resort of Royan. The area is rich in history and has lots to see and do at any time of year and for all age groups.

The owner is a writer and an artist (published) and enjoys the space and the uncomplicated way of life in this region. Visit

There are no high-rises here and you can enjoy a quiet holiday all the while being close to lively places to go.

We do guided tours of the area and/or safaris in any region of France.

La Rochelle

There is an excellent zoo at La Palmyre, also a good golf course. The island of Oleron is just a few minutes' drive with cycle tracks and all water sports. La Rochelle is probably the most famous town in this area, along with Fort Boyard where the TV games are held. The Roman town of Saintes is well worth a visit (stunning amphitheatre among other things) and the old military town of Rochefort with its famous fortifications is nearby. Royan is a relatively new town, having been blitzed during World War II, but nonetheless boasts miles of sandy beach and lots of restaurants. Visit the markets, chateaux, picturesque rivers, taste the local wines and eat at a wealth of seafood restaurants. Sporting opportunities are also abundant with cycling, golf, diving and other water sports. Swimming is ideal for young children as the coast is protected by the island; alternatively there are several surfing beaches within a short drive of the properties. Out of peak season we do organized cycling and/or wine-tasting parties. There is an excellent zoo at La Palmyre and the aquarium at La Rochelle is wonderful.

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Review 1-6 of 6

18 Jun 2014


"Great location for family holiday"

Very comfortable accommodation. Excellent outdoor facilities, in particular the lovely swimming pool.Loads of beaches nearby, ranging from those suitable for young children to the remote and wild.Plea… More

So glad you liked everything !

20 Jul 2013


"Gorgeous self-catering cottages in peaceful surroundings."

We stayed in the 3-bed cottage, Le Cave, for 5 nights in July. The cottage was beautifully presented and well looked after, with everything we needed to cater for ourselves. We spent the days explorin… More

Thank you for your nice review. It was lovely to have you here and we always enjoy meeting new people. Yes, Charley & Marka are great aren't they ?

16 Jul 2013


"Perfect for families with small children"

We stayed at Roche Cottage with our 3 year old son and had a great time. The set up is perfect for small children as there is plenty for them to do and the cottage garden is within the walled grounds … More

Hello, nice to hear from you. I agree that Marennes Plage is excellent for little kiddies - just the job. Glad you liked our property and that the holiday went well. Thanks so much for your review.

12 Sep 2012


"A delightful destination"

An excellent holiday staying in a uniquely individual cottage. The pleasant walled site with well presented facilities and the helpful staff make this one of the most enjoyable holidays for a long ti… More

Thank you for your lovely review, Waye family ! It is always good to know when people enjoy it and we're looking forward to seeing you again next year.

12 Jun 2012


"what a great place to stay!"

Just back from a holiday here and we loved every minute of it. It was so relaxing and because it's totally enclosed we didn't have to worry about our 3 year old when out playing. It was a lo… More

Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to have you here. We found you to be the perfect guests too !

7 Jun 2011


"ideal holiday venue"

We really liked this property, wonderful for children and grown ups alike. Not far to beach, brilliant swimming pool, lovely ye olde worlde house, very helpful owners, everything excellent in every w… More

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a nice review, it is always appreciated. I was so pleased to meet you and your gorgeous family.

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Catherine B.

  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:19 Sep 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French
  • Spanish

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