Lovely home, great rural, quiet setting.
Great house for large family. Exceptionally clean, with welcome basket of goodies. We all thoroughly enjoyed home and pool for quick refreshing dips, sadly weather not great. So many wonderful sites to visit and many great brochures at house for recommendations. Great place to visit!!!! Thank Russ for a great stay.
Second time at this house, our family of four and friends' family of five. Days spent swimming in the pool or fishing in the river in Chaniers (take the ferry!) Day trips to Saintes and Cognac highly recommended. Unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worst on the last day, which scuppered our plans for a boat cruise in Saintes, but its always nice to have something to look forward to for next time. Evenings spent around the BBQ on the terrace, listening to cicadas, watching the deer emerge from the forest and then being entertained by the bats. Best of all, kids and adults alike making wonderful memories of time well spent. House is really well equipped, everything an extended group like ours needed to cater for itself and stay comfortable, lovely welcome pack on arrival (the la Goudale beer was a particular favourite and subsequently sought out in the supermarket!). Pool was warm (ish!) and clean, we literally couldn't keep the kids out of it. Thanks to Russ the owner for great communication during the booking process and also to Marie Pierre for efficient communication with us on arrival, all went very much to plan despite the long journey from the UK.
Excellent accomodation, location etc
Excellent accommodation, you name it this property pretty much has it. We were a party of 4 this year but it can easily accommodate a larger group without you feeling on top of each other. The location of the property is fantastic, very peaceful, lots to see and do locally and in the surrounding areas. Both the owner and his team in France are friendly and extremely helpful. One great thing about the property is that the cost of the cleaning is included, which is great as this means you can relax right up until the time you leave. We have provisionally booked to return in 2019 and 2020!
Delightfully peaceful and tranquil
We had a wonderful stay at this farmhouse, just outside Saintes. We were attending our son's wedding in August 2016 and booked this property which was well appointed, spacious and situated in a quiet rural setting, ideally suiting our needs. The farmhouse was extremely well-equipped and we wanted for nothing. Most of our evenings were spent dining on the terrace, with a bottle of local French wine, enjoying the tranquillity of our surroundings and watching the wildlife. The highlight for us was the marvellous walled swimming pool which was well used by all our party including our grandchildren and we felt confident in the knowledge that all the safety requirements had been met. From the outset we found Russ, the owner, to be available and helpful in every way from the beginning of the booking process to the end of our stay. We would highly recommend this farmhouse for a holiday destination and certainly we hope to return ourselves.
Great property and thank you
Just a quick note to the owners.... THANK YOU. We loved the property... plenty of space and well equipped, we ate outside every night. Children and adults loved the pool. We also saw plenty of wildlife: Deer, storks, owls, bats.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Families with Teenagers.
Just returned from a one week family holiday in this lovely house. Our ages ranged from 3 to 68 years and there was something for everyone. Lots of room for outdoor games, lovely swimming pool, great BBQ area which we used most evenings. There are some great places to visit and not too far away. Shopping for essentials, recommend Netto and HyperU. Would recommend to anyone wanting a restful holiday in beautiful surroundings. Contact with the owner helped to make all arrangements easier for us.
Very large roomy farmhouse. Clean, well appointed
Wonderful, large,spacious farmhouse with 3 ensuit bedrooms The twin bedroom had a large bathroom with shower next door . We had a party of 8 and there was plenty of room to spread out and do your own thing . Enormous kitchen with table and large dining room made us all feel very relaxed . There is a large outdoor area with barbeque and most of our meals were taken there The swimming pool was well used and here is a toilet, shower and kitchen which compliments the sunloungers and umbrella. We loved the remoteness of the farmhouse and were surrounded by fields with crops. We played badminton most evenings on the lawn and saw birds, deer and hares. There is an orchard in the grounds and we would pick the apricots and mulberries. When we arrived there was a basket on the kitchen table filled with local produce. It had bread, cheese, wine and fruit. We thought it was a lovely touch to get our holiday started. We did miss walking down to a local shop in the mornings for our bread. It was too far and the safest way was by car..The town of Saintes is only 30 mins away and has lovely cobbled streets, markets, churches and restaurants. We spent a day in Royan which is a typical beach town with plenty restaurants and sunloungers for hire.You can also hire bikes there and there is good cycle paths to keep you safe .We had a day in Bordeaux which is over an hour away but if you like stunning architecture this is a must .It is not for children .They'd get bored. The only downside to the farmhouse was there was no air conditioning or ceiling fans . When we were there it was very hot and we went out and bought fans. We left 2 of them there. We were there June/July so be warned .We bought them in the enormous supermarket outside Saintes. This year we found petrol and diesel very cheap compared to the uk