La Petite Bergerie - 3 bedroom gite - shared pool – Home 323911 Barn
- 3 bedrooms
- 7 sleeps
- min stay varies
La Petite Bergerie - 3 bedroom gite - shared pool – Home 323911
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 7
- min stay varies
Barn / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 35 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: Bunk Bed Single Bed
- 1 En suite, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Swing set
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £200.00
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 16 Feb 2018
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French
This Barn has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Feb 2013. Located in Charente-Maritime, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £360 to £1140.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Feb 2018.
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– based on 12 reviews
- Very Good
“Fantastic stay, lovely place and really helpful host”
We stayed at La Bergerie as a party of 4 adults and two babies in early September. The owner (Catherine) went out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed for the babies - travel cost, high chair, baby seat etc which was great and meant we could pack less stuff. We got the overnight ferry from St. Malo and drove down. It took us Mayne 4-5 hours, although it was our first proper time in France and with babies we were stopping every 5 minutes so I'm sure we could do it a fair bit quicker. The house itself was really nicely done out, very peaceful and had pretty much anything you could possibly need to just turn up and enjoy a self catering holiday. We found a few good things to visit locally (we drove to them but could have walked to some of them had we not had kids and a pregnant traveller!). I don't think there is really much of a town or village within a sensible walking distance (hence it's very peaceful!) Although we regularly drove down to the very beautiful Saint Savinien - a small town with some very old parts to it - which was only 5 minutes (literally) in the car. There we found bakeries, banks, supermarkets, bars, restaurants etc - basically everything needed. We visited the Chateau De Crazannes (about 5 mins away) which was beautiful and had lots of history. There's a little sculpture trail around the nearby old quarry which our toddler loved. The port town of La Rochelle was Maybe 40 mins by car and worth a visit. The highlight for us was visiting Il de Rey - which was maybe an hour away. Its an island accessible only via a really long man made bridge (with a toll fee of about £7 return) and is well worth a whole day to explore - beaches, shops, harbour, vineyards, lots of cycling etc. Saintes is a decent size town about 15/20 mins away by car and was another great place to visit - it had a fabulous market on the day we visited, with some amazing produce. There's an impressive cathedral, lots of shopping and eating, boat trips on the river etc. We also visited the remains of a Roman amphitheatre there, which was really worth a visit. In terms of food shopping, we visited the 'Super U' supermarket at St. Savinien which had everything needed. 2 of our party managed to wangle an evening meal out and Catherine very kindly offered to pick us up at 10pm which was very helpful. We stayed at La Bergerie for 10 nights and would recommend it highly. The only very slight down side was that there wasn't any town nearby which was sensible walking distance, although with young children, this was not a major issue for us. But for a relaxing getaway, it was brilliant.
“Lovely cottage in great location”
We spent a lovely week at the gite, unfortunately the weather wasn't so lovely but this made us get out more to explore the area. The gite was spotlessly clean on our arrival, and Catherine the owner was there to greet us. The whole property is beautifully and tastefully decorated, with lovely antique French furniture in the bedrooms. The open plan downstairs area was very spacious, and the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need. A visit to the Roman amphitheatre at Saintes is a must, also the aquarium at La Rochelle. The beaches near St Palais sur Mer are excellent, especially the walk through the sand dunes to get there. (Avoid the town if you don't like tourist resorts though!). Unfortunately we didn't get to use the pool much due to the weather, but it's a lovely pool. We went for a walk around Crazannes every evening after dinner, it's a beautiful little village. Only downside is the wifi was quite weak so it was difficult to plan walks, places to visit and check the weather forecast (we normally do this using the internet once we get somewhere and plan our days accordingly), so maybe a few maps or books about the local area would be a good idea (there were however plenty of leaflets for attractions). But overall a lovely holiday in a great house and location, we didn't want to leave!
Owner's reply: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay here. Just a note for our future guests regarding the wifi. Wifi is always an issue in rural France however as we explained to our guests I had made an error and had accidentally placed our router behind a 2 foot thick wall!! Once I understood my error I immediately put it in the correct place and I believe that the connection was greatly improved! Proof of which was that we had a family of 6 in the following week 3 of whom were teenagers and there didn't seem to be a problem! We do provide a huge amount of leaflets for all the attractions in the area and a Lonely Planet Guide to France and there is of course French TV available ideal for local weather.
“What a wonderful find!”
This is a wonderful place to stay! We were made to feel very welcome by the owners upon arrival. Our gite was beautifully restored by the owners and had everything we could have needed. It was extremely clean and well cared for. We enjoyed the gardens. We were fortunate to be there at the peak of the rose blooming season which made this property all the more lovely to live in for a week. There is a pool with very comfortable lounge chairs and dining table. It is as if set in the middle of a garden....most attractive. It is better than the online photos. We could walk for our daily baguette each morning....almost next door. The location of this gite is perfect for walking and biking. Short walk to the river. Convenient location for travel to the Coast and other places. Set up nicely for families with or without children. All in all, I would highly recommend this home. You would not be disappointed.
“Relaxing Family Holiday”
The Gite was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Catherine, the owner and her family were extremely welcoming. The pool area was brilliant, the pool was big and deep which meant lots of fun was had diving in! There is plenty to amuse the children in the surrounding area. My boys aged 5 and 8 loved hiring canoes and motor boats on the river. La Rochelle is only fifty minutes away and is worth a visit. we walked into Port-N'Envaux one day, there are several restaurants in the town and we enjoyed one of our best meals overlooking the river. What can I say, a lovely Gite, in a fabulous area.
“A french gem in a beautiful quiet village”
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful gite, it had everything that you could wish for in a holiday let and catered for all of our family including a young child. It was so well equipped, spotlessly clean and decorated with a rustic french charm. I would highly recommend this accommodation and of all the places I have stayed I think this is definitely the best. Crazannes the village is quiet but charming and a great base for visiting the surrounding area such as Cognac, La Rochelle and Royan.
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