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The Chateau at Petit Champagne – Home 174843 Chateau

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 17 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

The Chateau at Petit Champagne – Home 174843

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 1 review

  • Chateau
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 17 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Chateau / 6 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 17

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

This fabulous Maison de Maitre (Master's House) dates back to 1825.

The house has over 600 square metres of living space with high ceilings, shutters and all that you would expect from a property of the calibre but with mod cons such as internet, SONOS sound system, Satellite TV etc.

The major attractions here are the stunning countryside views and the huge (15m. by 8m. maximum depth 3.4m.) pool with hi tech solar cover and fully compliant double alarm system.

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.

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

This fabulous Maison de Maitre (Master's House) dates back to 1825.

The house has over 600 square metres of living space with high ceilings, shutters and all that you would expect from a property of the calibre but with mod cons such as internet, SONOS sound system, Satellite TV etc.

The major attractions here are the stunning countryside views and the huge (15m. by 8m. maximum depth 3.4m.) pool with hi tech solar cover and fully compliant double alarm system.

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.

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.

General description:

We are located 5 minutes from junction 34 of the A10 Paris to Bordeaux motorway, 45 minutes from La Rochelle (which is also the closest airport) and, 25 minutes from the nearest beach.

Connections to the UK are straightforward with flights all year round from Stansted and Birmingham East Midlands, and summer from Southampton and Bristol.

Road connections are also good with the nearest French port of St. Malo three and a half hours distant.

The buildings are nicely positioned in the centre of the property with gardens all round.

The house has gardens at the front and a grassed terrace shaded by Acacia trees at the back. Part of this grassed area has been paved to make a bbq area.

Kitchen and dining:

Facing the garden and with views across the valley there is a huge country kitchen with a handmade solid oak table which seats 16.

There is also an 8 foot breakfast bar with stools, which is great for feeding the children and for sitting at with a glass of Pineau (local fortified wine which is served chilled) while someone else makes the dinner.

There is also a wood burning stove fitted.

There is a flatscreen tv in the kitchen with a UK Freeview system and dvd player.

There is also a SONOS sound system with speakers on the floodlight terrace as well as throughout the chateau.

Living rooms:

Opposite there is a large lounge with ornate carved ceiling and views across the garden and pool.

In this lovely room are 3 sofas and a selection of armchairs arranged around the original fireplace.

Bedrooms:

The house also has 2 bedrooms on the ground floor. One has a king sized bed with an en suite bathroom, and the other a king sized bed with 2 additional singles, this is intended primarily to be a childrens room as it has a big tv, dvd player etc.

The shower room for this bedroom is also on the ground floor, the other side of the entrance hall.

Upstairs there are a further four bedrooms, all en suite.

The master suite, which faces the back garden, with a view across the valley, has a king sized bed and a huge bathroom with large corner bath, huge shower, bidet, toilet and double sink.

The other back bedroom (with same view) has a king sized bed with two additional singles, and an en suite bathroom with a large corner bath which has a shower attachment, bidet, sink and toilet.

The third bedroom facing the front, has two three foot singles which can be zipped together to make a queen sized bed, and an en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, plus a sink and toilet.

Bathrooms:

Five out of the 6 bedrooms are en suite all have baths as well as showers. The sixth bedroom has a shower room across the corridor.

Heating:

Full oil fired central heating and wood.

Location description from owner

The Poitou-Charentes 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.

Saint-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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 4 Double Beds, 9 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 5 En suites, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the manager for details before booking

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Jamieson Ide (Property Manager A Base Ashore)
Response rate:
75%
Calendar updated:
22 Sep 2016
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This Chateau has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 17. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Sep 2011. Located in Charente-Maritime, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1900 to £3900.

The Owner has a response rate of 75% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Sep 2016.

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