Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Viki and Richard welcome you to their farmhouse gite in Arces, close to Royan in South West France. Here you will enjoy the peace of the countryside while being only 10 minutes from the nearest beaches.
We have recently completed the renovation of our lovely 18th century farm complex to create both a home for us and a spacious and comfortable gite. The original farmhouse, a Charentaise demi-longère has become the gite with 4 en suite double/twin bedrooms sleeping up to 8, living room, kitchen and private gardens. We have created our own living space alongside in the barns and farm buildings.
When the gite is not in use we offer the two downstairs bedroom suites as Chambre d'Hôtes or bed and breakfast.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Meschers 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle or Bordeaux 100 km, Nearest railway: Royan 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Chez Sampo is on the edge of the small village of Arces sur Gironde situated 4km inland from the historic port of Talmont. Here we benefit from the peace and tranquility of the countryside whilst remaining only 10 minutes from the sandy beaches at Meschers and only 20 minutes from the popular seaside town of Royan.
Arces is famed for its 11th Century church and the best boulangerie in the area and is otherwise a quiet farming village supplemented by a small but thriving artist community. The market town of Cozes is just 4km away and has a supermarket, weekly street market and a good range of shops. Restaurants are to be found in Arces, Talmont, Cozes, Meschers and just about everywhere else too!
Apart from the nearby coastal attractions, Bordeaux, La Rochelle (both served by low cost flights from the UK) and Cognac are each only about an hour away and we are within easy reach of St Emillion and the chateaux of the Medoc. There is no shortage of things to see and do . . .
The coastal strip around Royan benefits from a hot and sunny micro-climate which rivals that of the Côte d'Azur. There are no guarantees of course but it is certainly a great place for a holiday.