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Chez Nous Villa

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Villa / 6 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Description from owner

Description

We are located in a small hamlet in the heart of rolling countryside, and are ideally situated to explore the varied and beautiful attractions of the Charente maritime and Bordeaux region which enjoys a lovely warm sunny climate, great food and great local wines and cognac. If you enjoy outdoor pursuits then you can fish, swim, cycle or meander around the quite country roads in the area. The nearest beach is St george De Didonne about 30 minutes by car. Golf is also available at Golf courses nearby and there are many more attractions situated locally. The Zoo in Palmyre is a must see for it varied animals and the seal and walrus show. We are only 8 km from the pretty market town of Mirambeau, which provides full amenities including a petrol station, banks and supermarkets. Mirambeau also has a beautiful chateau/5 star hotel and several bars, restaurants and shops. We are 3 kilometers from St Ciers du Taillon which has the best Boulangerie and several local shops, bar and restaurants.

We are located in a small hamlet in the heart of rolling countryside, and are ideally situated to explore the varied and beautiful attractions of the Charente maritime and Bordeaux region which enjoys a lovely warm sunny climate, great food and great local wines and cognac. If you enjoy outdoor pursuits then you can fish, swim, cycle or meander around the quite country roads in the area. The nearest beach is St george De Didonne about 30 minutes by car. Golf is also available at Golf courses nearby and there are many more attractions situated locally. The Zoo in Palmyre is a must see for it varied animals and the seal and walrus show. We are only 8 km from the pretty market town of Mirambeau, which provides full amenities including a petrol station, banks and supermarkets. Mirambeau also has a beautiful chateau/5 star hotel and several bars, restaurants and shops. We are 3 kilometers from St Ciers du Taillon which has the best Boulangerie and several local shops, bar and restaurants. Chez Nous is a charming two hundred year old, lovely stone farmhouse with wood beams and exposed stone work, beautifully renovated into a 5-bedroomed luxury villa for up to 10 people and an adjoining apartment for additional room if required by larger groups of 12.The house is set in a fantastic large garden with mature walnut and cherry trees, overlooking fields of sunflowers, wheat, corn, vines, and woodland. The location is an easy to get to rural location and close to lots of different amenities .

Further details

The pool is unsupervised and is available for your use at your own risk at all times. The pool has a solar heater which works well on sunny days but is less efficient on overcast or rainy days. Please note this is very important, children are only allowed near pool area when accompanied by an adult. The pool alarm is only effective if an adult is able to respond immediately.Bikes in the games room can be used at your own risk.All bed linen and hand towels are provided. One set for each room for the booked period. Please note that pool/beach towels are not supplied. You agree to keep and leave the Property and the furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glasses, bedding and towels clean and in good condition.

Further details indoors

The accommodation consists of a large semi open plan living room, kitchen, and dining room with large Charentaise Fireplace, 5 bedrooms, three en-suites and a family bathroom, a downstairs shower room, with basin and WC. The ensuites all have basin, WC and shower. The family bathroom also has a bath. The main house accomodates up to 10 in 5 bedrooms. There are two adjoining apartments one of which is reserved for the caretaker and the other is available to accomodate an extra 2 to 4 people as it contains a double bedroom and a living dining room with a double couch bed.Living room. Large spacious room with TV, DVD player, british free to view satellite dish, french free to view chanels are available also, a large sofa and occasional chairs, doors leading to two terraces which between them have all day sun, ideal for alfresco meals. Lovely beamed rooms. Kitchen. This room is also beamed.The kitchen is fitted with, washing machine, cooker, micro wave, toaster, kettle, all cutlery, and crockery, pots and pans, sink etc. There is a table and chairs in the kitchen to seat up to 6 people. The dining room has seating for 8 people and the main terrace has seating for up to 12 people.Games room with table tennis table and various games. Bikes available for use at your own risk.Bedroom 1. Double with ensuite, bedside cabinets and walk in wardrobe. This room is downstairs. Bedroom 2. Double with ensuite, wardrobe, and bedside cabinet Bedroom 3. Double with en suite, wardrobe, and bedside cabinet Bedroom 4. Twin bedroom, wardrobe, and bedside cabinets Bedroom 5. Double with bedside cabinets and walk in wardrobe.Bedroom 6. Double bedroom en suite, wardrobe, and bedside cabinet. in adjoining apartment Connecting door on upstairs landing leads to adjoining self contained apartments which can be opened up if additional rooms are required according the the booking charges.A travelling cot is available on request.The Garden. 1.4 hectares approx with BBQ facilities, swimming pool, chairs, loungers, tables and chairs, the ideal location to chill out and admire the views. Ideal area for children to play safe and secure from the road but lots of room to run around.

Location description from owner

The Poitou-Charentes region

Imagine fine sandy beaches, miles of cycle tracks, vineyards, nature reserves, all there for the taking. Charente-Maritime offers all this and more.

Mirambeau

Enjoy freshly caught fish in seaside resorts such as Royan or Ile de Re or get some retail therapy in La Rochelle's chic boutiques. Rich in natural beauty, Charente-Maritime has long been a popular holiday destination with the French- come and share the secret!

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Bed & bathroom

  • 5 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 4 En suites, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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About the owner

John McKnight U
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
21 Mar 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French, German


This Villa has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Nov 2012. Located in Charente-Maritime, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2000 to £32100.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Mar 2016.

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“Beautiful house in quiet location, with access to many different areas”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2015

The house definitely has the WOW factor. For a large number of people its perfect in its layout. We stayed with extended family so there were three families in this house altogether. We didn't feel on top of each other, and having the many bathrooms was definitely a bonus. We had a couple of younger children, but felt assured with the garden and grounds just how safe it was for them. The swimming pool is a lovely size, and the kids on very hot days enjoyed jumping in and splashing about. The games room, and toys were great, there was something for all the ages in our families. A nice BBQ area which captures the end part of the sun in the evening. It is within walking distance of the local village however there isn't really much there, we were able to get fresh croissants and pain au chocolat each morning though, and there is a small shop in case you run out of anything. There is a hotel/bar however when we were there it was closed, so can not comment on how good it is. The location of the property although very remote was a great gateway to lots of different areas. Cognac is about 40 mins away, bordeaux is about an hour, st emillion an hour. La Rochelle is approx an hour, and some great islands to visit not far from there either. The coastal road towards Royan is a lovely drive with different places to visit on the way. Talmont is beautiful, so were merscher and some smaller places along the way. I would definitely recommend whether you want relaxation or would like to do lots of sightseeing.

“A lovely huge french farmhouse with pool and gardens”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2015

We had a fabulous time at Chez Nous. The house is in great condition and is huge - plenty big enough for our party of 5 adults and 5 children, the gardens are also extensive with lovely views over the surrounding farmland and the pool is ideally located so you can easily keep an eye on the kids. Beautiful sandy beaches only a 35 min drive away, and surf beaches one hour away at La Palmyere. Supermarkets and other conviences only 10 mins away at Mirambeau. We flew to Bordeaux, hired a car (which is required!) and it only took just over an hour to drive there.

“Wonderful family holiday home in a stunning setting”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chez Nous. With two families with young children we were looking for a safe house where we didn't have to spend our time worrying. The house has a perfect layout for two families and has a wonderfully large living area.... The bedrooms are spacious and there is ample storage for clothes. Chez Nous setting is simply stunning - unfortunately we just missed them blooming but you are surrounded by fields of sunflowers and vines. The locations is very rural, but the bakery is in jogging distance. The only thing with having such young children was that the pool was very cold and so they could only spend a small amount of time in there.... We took a few inflatable paddling pools so it worked perfectly. This was undoubtedly one of my favourite holidays and many memories were made. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend this property....

“Great facilities in gorgeous and quiet surroundings”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2014

A great place for a peaceful holiday in rural France. The property is large with an adequate swimming pool and plenty of games and eqipment, such as bicycles and table tennis. There are numerous attractions to explore if necessary, especially the chateaux producing cognac.

“Perfect family house”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2014

We had a fabulous stay at Chez Nous. It is set away from the small village which has a bakery, butchers, pizzeria and small supermarket. Lovely views over the sunflower fields and very peaceful. Travelling with extended family, we were all accommodated comfortably with a great bedroom:bathroom ratio. staying in the house is like visiting the home of a friend in terms of what is available to families. Our kids loved the table tennis, badminton and table football, and having access to bikes was fantastic and meant an enjoyable bike ride to the village bakery. The pool was a little chilly for the grown ups at first but the children were less fussy! Great to have the barbecue and a lovely patio. The upstairs landing also had a play room area with toys which was great for the little ones. Thanks for a great stay

“Beautiful Villa perfect location”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2013

As a family we have stayed in many villas over the last few years this one is by far the most beautiful and for us the perfect location, we would highly recommend it to others. The attention to detail e.g. bikes, games room and welcome goodies were very much appreciated,

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