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The Chateau at Petit Champagne

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Chateau | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 17

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

!!!! SPECIAL OFFER: LAST WEEK OF AUGUST (FROM 30/08 TO 06/09) FOR ONLY £2490 !!!!

This fabulous Maison de Maitre (Master House) dates back to 1825. There is a gite in the grounds which can be rented with the main house (then sleeping up to 27). The Gite was totally renovated to a very high standard in 2012. The major attractions here are the stunning countryside views and the huge (15m. by 8m. maximum depth 3.4m.) pool. The house has 6 bedrooms 5 of which have en suite bathrooms and one bedroom has a shower room with wc.

The house has internet access, flat screen TV's, DVD players, microwave,dishwasher, sun loungers and a gas BBQ..

The main house shares use of the pool with the gite guests, however, it is so large you'll be pleased of the company! We also have a small lake with carp in it. There are lovely walks through the woodland which is surrounded by sunflowers. There is an abundance of interesting bird and wildlife. The local river 'The Boutonne' has excellent fishing and is less than a 15 minute walk from the property. There are many cycle routes in the area and we can arrange bike hire for you. The property is geared up for Winter breaks also. Open fires and cosy lounge and dining areas provide a great Winter escape.

All properties have use of the pool and poolside furniture as well as having their own private garden,parking and BBQ facilities.

Size Sleeps up to 17, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Chatellaillon Plage 30 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: La Rochelle 50 km, Nearest railway: St. Jean d'Angely 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 5 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (9), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 11
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The chateau has two ground floor bedrooms (One en suite and one shower room) and four en suite bedrooms on the first floor.

Ground floor.

Very large entrance hall with double doors leading to a huge kitchen/diner seating 10. Entrance from inner hall to large lounge with open fire seating 11. Double doors from kitchen/diner to large paved BBQ area and terraced gardens.

Bedroom one on the Ground floor has a fixed double en suite.

Bedroom two on the ground floor has four single beds sharing a shower room (with WC)

First floor:

Bedrom three has a zip and link twin/double room with ensuite bathroom.

Bedroom four has a fixed double bed with an additional single if required with en suite bathroom.

Bedroom five (Master) has a fixed double with en suite.

Bedroom six has a fixed double with additional single if required with en suite

The chateau has high chairs and travel cots if required (please book in advance)

There is a trampoline an table tennis for use. As well as board games and books.

Cleaning can be provided, bike hire, restaurant bookings/recommendations, babysitting (extra charge)

Further details outdoors

The chateau has extensive parking facilities.

The back of the house leads onto a patio area with seating for 17 with large gas BBQ.

There is a large private grassed terrace area which leads down onto the large gardens which are shared with the gite. There is a trampoline and table tennis table and of course the swimming pool with sun loungers. The swimming pool is available for private use with a £400 per week supplement, minimum two week booking.

Further details

We ask for a 20% deposit on booking.

The balance is then due 6 weeks prior to the start of the let.

All properties are strictly non smoking.

We require a refundable damage deposit of £50 per person

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

The Charente Maritime is the second sunniest region in France after the Cote d'Azur. It also remains predominantly French. There is a great mixture of rolling countryside and flatter plains nearer to the sea.

There are loads of things to see and do from the high tech. Futuroscope in Poitiers, to the historic port of Rochefort with the wooden frigate restoration museum to the beaches at Royan. The Bordeaux wine region is a great day trip, and Cognac rather closer.

St Jean d'Angely

St. Jean d’Angèly - Medieval market town full of character with leafy squares, timber houses and cobbled streets. The 15th Century clock tower and abbey towers impose on the skyline and the colourful twice-weekly market selling superb regional produce is an assault on your senses. Enjoy a fresh coffee at one of the pavement cafés and soak up the atmosphere.

You will find abundance of restaurants and bars catering for all tastes. Swim indoors at the Atlanty’s aqua centre with 50m amazing waterslide. There are more water sports to be had at the lake by paddling a canoe or kayak. For the less energetic, a round of crazy golf might prove a better alternative. For children with a need for speed, Go Karting offers fast track fun. Afternoons 3– 8pm.

Château de Dampierre - Our local château! A 16th century Renaissance treasure surrounded by running water in a wooded setting. Wander through the tranquil, green gardens or lose yourself in the small maze.

Chizé forest - A nature reserve where you can safely see roe deer, wild boar, wolves and many other animals in their natural habitat in the cool forest.

Surgères - Unassuming market town with a beautiful Chèteau nestled in green parkland. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays stall holders set up their wares at the crack of dawn, and Surgères comes to vibrant and very French life. Try the superb locally produced butter on your crusty baguette washed down with some good inexpensive vin!

Antezant - A little known spot on the river Boutonne, shaded by tall trees and perfect for children. Ideal setting for picnics. The snack bar provides light lunches and ices. There is also a boule pitch and children’s play area.

La Rochelle - Not to be missed! Head here for serious retail therapy, credit cards at the ready (husbands optional!) Discover the chicest boutiques amongst arcaded streets in this cosmopolitan, bustling city. Enjoy the finest fresh seafood overlooking the historic old port or take a boat trip to one of the islands. When the heat is on head to The Aquarium to cool off. This water wonderland is a deservedly very popular attraction. Magical, mystical and ultra modern, but go early! When you’ve exhausted the shops and the children, take time out to relax at the small beach. . The park and mini zoo with black swans and peacocks are just a stone’s throw away. Sip a coffee or chilled beer at ‘ La Brasserie de la Plage’ whilst overlooking the sea. Parfait!

Beaches - Spotless, sandy and safe. If the beach is your thing then the Atlantic coast is well equipped to satisfy with shallow gentle shores. There is a wealth of golden beaches many uncrowded even in high season. Our favourites include Chatelaillon- Plage and Fouras, famous for its oyster beds. Royan has a spectacular beach stretching 2 km where you can sail and windsurf.

Cognac - Steeped in history on the banks of the Charente, Cognac revolves around cognac, the double-distilled spirit that is the driving force of this prosperous town's economy. Discover the celebrated ‘eau de vie’ by taking a guided tour of one of the famous Cognac houses where you can sample the finest oak aged blends. Included in the Hennessey tour is a boat trip across the river and Remy Martin includes a train ride for children. Allow 2 hours for tours.

St Savinien - Children will adore taking the helm of one of the miniature electric boats. Adults secretly enjoy this too! Afternoons only April—September.

Marais Poitevin - Crisscrossed by an elaborate system of canals, the ‘Venise Verte’ or ‘Green Venice’ is a National Park and a haven for wildlife and marsh birds. Take a boat trip (guided or not) from Coulon and experience the tranquillity of this natural maze.

Saintes - Plenty of culture for the beach weary. Built on the banks of the Charente and rich in architecture this Gallo- Roman town is home to numerous museums and the impressive amphitheatre dating from 40 A.D. The Arch of Germanicus was once the town’s gateway and still dominates the riverside views. Shop, lunch or take a calming boat trip along the river.

The Islands - Beautiful yet unpretentious. Brimming with charm, Ile de Ré is picture postcard where the beaches are sandy soft and the island’s salt marshes deliver the ‘Fleur de Sel’ or ‘white gold‘ as it is known locally. A culinary find for any discerning cook. St. Martin, the largest town is a lively hub for food, nightlife and shopping. Artisanal ice creams are hard to resist.

Ile d’Oleron also offers exceptional beaches on the ‘Cote Sauvage’ where you can picnic amongst the pine forests and sand dunes or just browse the shops in the narrow lanes.

Both islands are accessible by car or boat but we never tire of the journey across the 3km bridge despite the toll. Cycling is also an excellent way to explore these self-contained islands.

La Palmyre Zoo - Get up close and personal with the giraffes (and other zoo animals). This is no ordinary zoo and will not disappoint. An award winning breeding zoo with 1600 animals, set in 14 hectares. Polar bears, elephants - all the usuals plus a reptile house, tropical greenhouse and seal show. Stunning beaches on the doorstep make this a full day out.

Bordeaux - Now officially a World Heritage site, Bordeaux is rich in architecture and a cultural and historic centre with shops to rival any major city.

An internationally renowned wine capital, the wine growing regions of Margaux, Pommerol, St. Emilion and Pauillac in the surrounding area produce some of the finest red wines in the world.

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20 Sep 2014

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"Fantastic holiday. Beautiful house."

We had a truly fantastic holiday at the beautiful Petit Champagne. We were a large family group of mixed ages, including young children , teenagers and grandparents. The house is enormous, plenty of s… More

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