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Rates from:
685.00 GBP

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  • The farmhouse in the evening sun
    The farmhouse in the evening sun
  • The sitting room with TV (UK channels) hidden in the corner cupboard !
    The sitting room with TV (UK channels) hidden in the corner cupboard !
  • The door from the sitting room leads out to the garden
    The door from the sitting room leads out to the garden
  • The kitchen is well equipped to cater for larger families
    The kitchen is well equipped to cater for larger families
  • The double bedroom is on the ground floor
    The double bedroom is on the ground floor
  • The master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed
    The master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed
  • Fab roll top bath.......in the double bedroom ensuite
    Fab roll top bath.......in the double bedroom ensuite
  • Twin beds with a 3rd bed tucked away behind the screen
    Twin beds with a 3rd bed tucked away behind the screen
  • Enjoy the local wine - we can recommend several local supplier to visit
    Enjoy the local wine - we can recommend several local supplier to visit
  • Our orchard field - great play space for kids or chill out space for grown ups !
    Our orchard field - great play space for kids or chill out space for grown ups !
  • The Games Barn will keep you active
    The Games Barn will keep you active
  • The open plan ensuite to teh double bedroom
    The open plan ensuite to teh double bedroom
  • The triple room is in the grenier (hayloft) and overlooks the garden
    The triple room is in the grenier (hayloft) and overlooks the garden
  • The master bedroom has plenty of space for a travel cot
    The master bedroom has plenty of space for a travel cot
  • Top up your an in the sun or take shade in the open barn
    Top up your an in the sun or take shade in the open barn
  • View from the kitchen
    View from the kitchen
  • Pontaillac beach is lined with fishing huts
    Pontaillac beach is lined with fishing huts
  • The Cote Sauvage - great surfing - borrow a body board from the games barn
    The Cote Sauvage - great surfing - borrow a body board from the games barn
  • Hollyhocks grow everywhere
    Hollyhocks grow everywhere

La Fermette - The Farmhouse

Poitou Charentes, France

Per week

from 685.00 to 765.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Lesley Houareau

Member since May 2016
  • Bookings Accepted:0%
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  • Availability Updated:11 days 14 hours

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BFB's Overview

For an authentic slice of French country life, La Fermette is a traditional Charantais farmhouse that has been lovingly renovated into a spacious family gite, in the Cognac countryside of South West France, just 30 minutes from the coast. Whilst putting the finishing touches to La Fermette, the owners also converted a stable and a stone barn into two smaller gites, L’Etable and L’Ecurie, and added a games barn to make this farmhouse cluster a relaxing retreat for extended families and friends.

Children have plenty of space to play outdoors in the orchard field, with boules, bats and balls, hula hoops and a paddling pool to pull out from the games barn, along with table tennis, table football, a pool table and various sizes of bikes. What could be better for a picnic than peaches, cherries, figs and walnuts plucked straight from the trees in season and parents can chill out on sun loungers and gaze on the sunsets while sampling the local ‘Pineau’, wines and Cognac. Besides the orchard, each of the gites has its own garden area with an outdoor dining table and barbecue for sizzling up suppers.

The owners have renovated the gites in keeping with their traditional, rustic charm and making a feature of the pale stone walls, oak beams, wood floors, Charentais stone fireplaces and shuttered windows. There’ve also made sure the gites are comfy, cosy and well equipped for families, from children’s games and DVD’s, English TV channels and Wi Fi to practical kitchen essentials, spacious bedrooms and helpful baby gear. They’ve even thought to provide 4-socket UK plug boards to keep all those godsend family gadgets all charged up!

Accommodation overview
La Fermette is a traditional farmhouse with very spacious rooms, which makes it especially suitable for larger families of up to 7 plus a baby in a cot. The farmhouse kitchen has a long table that seats 10 (plus a highchair) alongside a log burner and it has been well equipped for big family catering, including a 5 ring gas hob and electric oven, stainless steel prep table and butchers block, larder fridge, freezer, microwave and all the essential utensils. The kitchen opens out to the gites’ south-facing garden where there is a dining table and chairs, charcoal barbecue and sun loungers. The large sitting room also opens onto the garden and has 2 settees in front of an imposing stone fireplace with a log burning stove where families can snuggle down to watch the TV with English channels, or DVD’s, or choose from the games and books provided. One of the 3 bedrooms is on the ground floor with a double bed and a roll top bath with shower attachment in a panelled alcove, plus there is a separate downstairs shower room. An oak staircase leads from the sitting room to a large bedroom with two single beds and space for a third single bed if required. This bedroom leads through to the master bedroom which makes it ideal for young children but a screen is also available for a little more privacy. The master bedroom is very large, with a king size bed and an ensuite WC. All the bedrooms have space for a travel cot which is available.

Location Information

La Fermette farmhouse and gites are set in a quiet farming hamlet, surrounded by fields of wheat, maize, sunflowers and vines in the Charente Maritime region of South West France. A fabulous choice of dune backed beaches, vast sandy bays and seaside towns are also as little as 30 minutes drive, including Meshers sur Gironde which has kids club activities throughout the summer.

The village of St Genis de Saintonge is just 2 minutes drive or a pleasant bike ride (2.5kms), which has the all-important boulangerie for daily baguettes and pastries, as well as a butchers, mini-market, bank and restaurants.

The medieval town of Pons is only 8kms away, with pavement cafes around a pretty square and a magnificent ‘Chateau des Enigmes’ – a castle of riddles - where families can have heaps of fun following a treasure hunt trail of adventure games and puzzles. For another great day out, the historic spa town of Jonzac (20 mins) boasts one of the largest indoor aquatic centres in Europe, Les Antilles de Jonzac, with tropical lagoon pools and a sandy beach, wave pools, waterfalls, and waterslides, plus Turkish baths, saunas, steam rooms and a spa beauty salon for grown-ups. For outdoor fun, a purpose built recreation park is also close to Les Antilles, featuring a swimming lake with a sandy beach, playgrounds and all kinds of activities throughout the summer.

The brandy capital of Cognac is just over half an hour’s drive, with a pretty riverside, pedestrianised old town and, of course tours and tastings at all the most famous distilleries. The region is also renowned for its Pineau fortified wine and there are numerous vineyards to stock up on the local ‘Blaye’ wines and finest Bordeaux. The historic port of La Rochelle is an hour’s drive, with bustling cobbled streets, pavement cafes and interesting shops within the ancient city walls as well as the top family attraction of an eye-popping, state of the art aquarium.

Nearest medical services: is in St Genis (2.5km) plus doctors, dentist and pharmacy. Out of hours medical care is in Jonzac Hospital.

Getting here: Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports are both approximately 1 hours drive, with flights from airports across the UK. The nearest cross channel ferry ports are Le Havre, Caen and Roscoff, approximately 6 hrs drive.


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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Low Occupancy Discount

1 guest: 10% (01 Apr 2017 to 14 Apr 2017) minimum of 4 nights 1 guest: 6.5% (22 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017) minimum of 4 nights , 2-3 guests: 19.5% (22 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017) minimum of 4 nights 1 guest: 9% (01 Jul 2017 to 25 Aug 2017) minimum of 4 nights , 2-3 guests: 12% (01 Jul 2017 to 25 Aug 2017) minimum of 4 nights 1 guest: 10% (26 Aug 2017 to 29 Sep 2017) minimum of 4 nights , 2-3 guests: 23% (26 Aug 2017 to 29 Sep 2017) minimum of 4 nights

Rates

1 Apr - 14 Apr 2017 : £685 /week15 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : £715 /week22 Apr - 30 Jun 2017 : £685 /week1 Jul - 25 Aug 2017 : £765 /week26 Aug - 29 Sep 2017 : £685 /week1 Apr - 14 Apr 2017 : €807.889 /week15 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : €843.271 /week22 Apr - 30 Jun 2017 : €807.889 /week1 Jul - 25 Aug 2017 : €902.241 /week26 Aug - 29 Sep 2017 : €807.889 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Low Occupancy Discount

1 guest: 10% (01 Apr 2017 to 14 Apr 2017) minimum of 4 nights 1 guest: 6.5% (22 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017) minimum of 4 nights , 2-3 guests: 19.5% (22 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017) minimum of 4 nights 1 guest: 9% (01 Jul 2017 to 25 Aug 2017) minimum of 4 nights , 2-3 guests: 12% (01 Jul 2017 to 25 Aug 2017) minimum of 4 nights 1 guest: 10% (26 Aug 2017 to 29 Sep 2017) minimum of 4 nights , 2-3 guests: 23% (26 Aug 2017 to 29 Sep 2017) minimum of 4 nights

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 7 + infantas in 1 x double bedroom (on the ground floor) 1 x double bedroom (on the first floor) and 1 x triple room (on the first floor).

Airport under 2 hours drive

Bordeaux and La Rochelle are both 1 hour drive way.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Sandy beach 30 minutes drive away at Mescher sur Gironde. Child friendly with kids club in high season.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This baby friendly gite has on request a travel cot with linen, high chair, baby bath, baby monitor, steriliser, potty, toilet seat, toilet step, stairgates (x2), bedguard, socket covers, kitchen cupboard locks, plastic cutlery, plastic crockery and sippy cup.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Baby friendly toys, book, DVD’s, games, jigsaw puzzles, crayons, and washable soft toys.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Shopping service can be arranged for 10 euros plus the cost of the shopping.

Outdoor Toys

Bats & balls, hoola hoops, garden quoits, badminton rackets, boules, buckets and spades, ride on toy, toddler bike, selection of children’s bikes, child’s paddling pool, and baby beach tent cover.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates can be provided on request.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Enclosed garden with open driveway. Garden has a charcoal BBQ.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is provided.

Golf

Royan and Cognac are 35 – 40 mins drive away.


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