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Chateau | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Close to beaches. Sleeps 12 with supplement of £75 pp pw for an extra 2. Solar heated pool *with Roman-style steps (no ladders), fully fenced. Ideal quality property for family get-togethers, with 8 big bedrooms, 4 bathrooms & 5 WCs. Kiddy play areas indoors and out, child friendly with stair gates, high chair and cot. Free WiFi Cleaning lady optional during the week. Big, spacious & quirky. Built in cut stone in the traditional local style, full CH, this is the ideal venue for a family holiday at any time of year. Bikes for hire, to include kiddy seats and helmets. There is also good golf and bird watching in the area. Pets sometimes accepted by prior arrangement @ £75 pw.
SHORT BREAKS are not available June, July or August.
Approved by Trip Advisor, James Villas and Alsitair Sawday. Highly rated.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marennes 6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 35 km, Nearest railway: Rochefort 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, 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||8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Cook, cleaner and babysitter possible - please enquire - if required. There are cots and high chairs & linen available (small supplements). Owners and staff within easy reach in case of extra requirements. Nice BBQ area with fountains, garden furniture. Short stroll in to countryside, village or short drive (a few minutes) to beaches. Highly recommended.
king size bed with en-suite twin bedroom and bathroom
double bedroom with 2 prince beds (ie much wider than singles but not quite as wide as a double; antiques)
king size bed
prince bed (for a couple) with en-suite
2 other bathrooms
3 other WCs
|Further details outdoors|
A wonderful swimming pool 12m x 6m all fenced in with big sun-lounging area. Large grounds entirely walled-in. The back gate leads to a woodland footpath which takes you in a matter of minutes to the village (most essential shops). Sand pit, swings slide and table tennis room.
Sorry, the property is not designed for disabled people.
Smokers outdoors only please.
One cat or dog accepted by prior arrangement, providing s/he is good !
About this location
The Poitou-Charentes region
Famous towns of La Rochelle and Saintes nearby. Miles of sandy beaches. Island of Oleron (Fort Boyard) a couple of miles. This area is renowned for its wonderful climate with summer sunshine comparable to the Mediterranean coast - with half the drive! Winters are mild and bright and the Chateau makes a lovely winter escape within very easy reach. Typically, the area boasts 2 600 hours of sunshine a year, while the rest of France has an average of 1 700 hours of sunshine per year.
This is rural France where life goes on a slow and easy pace. You will find no high-rises here, but can enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Cote Sauvage pine forests, islands and miles of beach all the while being within easy access of lively seaside resorts and big shopping centres.
Of importance to many is the space and the uncomplicated way of life, and the Chateau owner, who is a published writer and artist, particularly enjoys the overall atmosphere of this part of the world. Visit turquoisemoon.co.uk
Famous zoo at La Palmyre, golf, markets, vineyards, chateaux ... and lots more. 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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5 Jan 2015
"A great location for an alternative christmas"
We stayed in the chateau with a few friends over the christmas week and had a super time. From the moment we walked in, we knew we would be able to relax and spend time catching up with each other. … More
Thank you for this very nice review, Emma. Appreciated. Hope to see you again some time.
15 Dec 2014
We stayed at Chateau de Rochebonne in October as a group of three families with Children, and all agreed that it was simply the best holiday we have had. The Chateau is stunning on arrival, and inter… More
This is such a lovely review, and I am delighted you liked the property and the area so much. I was sad not to meet you (we were in India at that time - I have to say I prefer France!!) but would love to see you if there is a next time ! Happy New Year.
15 Nov 2014
We stayed with some friend ps at chateau Roche in September and loved every minute. When we arrived through the gates, up the lomg driveway we honestly couldn't believe it was ours for the week.… More
So glad you like the property and that you had a good holiday. Thank you very much for this great review! Hope to see you again some time.
13 Nov 2014
"Beautiful stay-felt like we found our home in France"
We recently stayed at Chateau Roche. From the moment we saw the Chateau arising from the woods in the distance we were overwhelmed with its beauty. As we drove through the gates and gardens and then … More
Thank you for this excellent review. We are so glad you loved the house and the area. Do visit us again next time you are this side of the Atlantic!
20 Sep 2014
"The best holiday ever."
Myself and my husband were blessed to come across this beautiful Château .We spent two weeks in glorious late summer weather. The house itself is stunning and has a really homey atmosphere. set in lo… More
Thank you for this lovely review. We are all so glad you enjoyed your holiday.
29 Sep 2013
"First Impression was wow"
We travelled as an extended group, Mum Dad. 4 kids & partners 2 very young grandchildren. The property met all our expectations & more. Plenty of room despite the large group, excellent kitchen,washin… More
Thank you for the lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again!
6 Oct 2012
"Huge property with nice pool in great location"
Property was great for our extended family of four couples and two small children. Location is convenient to all sorts of attractions. There are five huge double bedrooms and lots of other beds in various areas, some of which are off other bedrooms.
Ample cutlery, crockery etc and washing machine, dryer and dishwasher all very welcome. On site staff are very helpful but speak no English (but we are in France so can't complain about that!!)
Overall very happy except for two quibbles. The pool area was lovely but the water was not solar heated, as advertised. In September this meant the water was too chilly for our two toddlers. The other thing to bear in mind is that if you pay for towels and sheets, you don't get a change after the first week unless you pay for another set. Overall though we were able to have an enjoyable holiday in this property.
Many thanks for your nice comments. Glad it was right for you.
18 Sep 2011
"Wonderful country chateau with pool"
I stayed with my extended family and our children in this gorgeous chateau. Fully equipped, plenty of room for the kids to run around and a large pool with decking and sunloungers. Ideal for us and not far from all the beaches and main towns, although the local village has a shop and a baker within walking distance. This was a great place for our holiday and we will certainly go again.
It was nice to meet you while you were here, albeit so briefly. I'm so glad you liked the property and that the children had such a good time. Safety is always out main concern and I know from experience how an unsafe place can ruin a holiday - so good, glad all went well and we look forward to seeing you again.