About the home
Buffageasse is near Aulnay, a market town with all amenities, including the historic church of Aulnay. La Rochelle, Cognac, Saintes and Poitiers are only an hour away. The house and adjacent apartment are set in a rural location where you might see wild boar, deer and red squirrels.
The house and apartment sleep 11 and both enjoy the swimming pool which has steps leading into it. The property is set in its own large garden and surrounded by fields.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Royan, 80km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 7km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
The house and apartment are both self contained with all facilities for cooking.
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
The house is enclosed in a large garden with a gate leading to the swimming pool area. In the enclosed garden a table and chairs let you enjoy al fresco eating where you can sit and listen to the birds and stargaze.
The apartment has its own balcony with table and chairs. Steps lead down to a small private garden. A gate takes you into the main garden and house.
English managers are nearby to meet and greet and help you with information.
A refundable breakages deposit of £300 is payable before arrival. This will be returned within 2 weeks of your departure.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente Maritime region
This area of France is reported to have the 2nd highest level of sunshine in the country.
The region has a rural farming feel to it, with agriculture being the main occupation of the locals. This gives the area it's lovely open feel with vast fields of wheat, oil-seed rape and sunflowers. Hugh skies are the product of a softly undulating landscape, giving rise to wonderful sunsets and stunning night-time displays of stars
Within the region is La Rochelle, just one hour away, with its historic harbour where you can sit and eat at its many outside restaurants. The town has many fine shops and boutiques. There are several sandy beaches nearby.
A contrast can be found in the Marais, also known as the Green Venice, where there are numerous quiet waterways and several relaxing restaurants. Punts are available here.
The historic cities of Saintes and Poitiers are less than an hours drive away. Visit the amphitheatre in Saintes and walk around the signposted routes through Poitiers.
About an hours drive south is Cognac where you can visit a distillary and see how cognac is made and try a few samples! Also try the unigue aperitif Pineay de Charente.
A family day out to the Valley of the monkeys is a must. Here you can walk among them and watch them play.
The famous zoo at Palmyre is one of the best in Europe.
The St Jean d'Angely area
Aulnay de Saintonge is seven minutes away, with all amenities including the historic church which is a World heritage site. There is a public swimming pool, supermarket and shops. On a Sunday there is a market in the square, and you can sit outside in the local bar/restaurant and have a drink or coffee and enjoy the French rural life.
The local wine producer is situated just 15 minutes away and has a good range or red, white, rose and sparkling wines. Tasting is available most days.
A local donkey sanctuary is nearby and well worth a visit. La Villedieu is surrounded by woodland, which is home to deer, wild boar, red squirrels, and varied birdlife.
The historic town of St Jean D'Angely is 20 minutes away with its Abbey, Saturday market, very good restaurants
and the Atlantis water sports centre.
How to get there
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By Road: From Channel Ports via Rouen,Tours and Poitiers. Approximate time 8 hours.
From St Malo via Rennes & Nantes. Approximate time is 4 hours.
From Caen - 5 hours
From Cherbourg - 6 hours.
Brittany Ferries give a disount of up to 15%, if you quote our membership number. Our membership number will be given at confirmation of booking.
By Train: London St Panceas - Poitiers or Niort via Lile Europe or Paris on Eurostar and TGV services.
By Air: London Stansted to La Rochelle with Ryanair
London Stansted to Poitiers with Ryanair
Birmingham to Poitiers with Ryanair
Birmingham to La Rochelle with Flybe
Dublin to La Rochelle with Ryanair
Southampton to La Rochelle with Flybe
Activities near St Jean d'Angely
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 11|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||21 Sep 12||30 Mar 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||30 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||25 May 13||27 Jul 13||£ 1350||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||27 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||31 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||£ 1350||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Bookings are from Friday 5pm - Friday 10am.
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