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Chateau de Rochebonne: big house with private pool & grounds

Front of the chateau
Very good
24 reviews
Front of the chateau
Swimming pool
Swimming pool
The pool, as seen from the top floor
outdoor dining (more tables and chairs available)
plenty of space, all secure
large grounds
Entrance hall
delightful farmhouse kitchen
dining area
twin bedroom
there is 1 bathroom and 3 shower rooms, 5 WCs
Top floor bedroom
chill area on the top floor
part of a bedroom
twin room with antique beds
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Chateau -
8 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Saint-Just-Luzac, Marennes, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Close to beaches. Sleeps 12 with supplement for an extra 3. Solar heated pool *with Roman-style steps (no ladders), fully fenced. Ideal property for family get-togethers in the farmhouse kitchen or in the spacious living areas, 8 big bedrooms, 4 bathrooms & 5 WCs, hair dryers. (This web site has put 5 bathrooms and it seems impossible to remove it!) Kiddy play areas indoors and out, child friendly with stair gates. Free WiFi. Cleaning lady optional during the week. Big, spacious & loaded with rustic charm, the owners have managed to retain the old-world look to the property all the while making it a comfortable and delightful venue for your holiday. Traditional furniture and fittings, lots of interesting and historic features. Built in cut stone in the traditional local style, full CH, this is the ideal venue for a family h... Read more
About the Owner, Catherine B
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Oct 2006
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 70 reviews and 9 properties
Interaction with guests
We will make sure you have full directions and contact numbers well before you leave. One of the staff will meet you there.
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Listing #HL16762
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The Chateau is a wonderful old building with much of the old character still there. The bedrooms are big, and the kitchen and other downstairs rooms are also more than big enough for 12 people. The pool area is a fantastic space, catching the sun for the whole day, and the garden is also in the sun. Marennes has got...

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Thank you for this nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday.


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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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We had a terrific stay at the Chateau de Rochebonne in Feb 2017. It's a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday, slowing down the tempo of modern life, enjoying a few glasses of Pineau des Charentes and settling in to a rustic lifestyle. There's also plenty to see and do in the area. We had great fun visiting Saintes and...

Management response:

Oh thank you for such a lovely review. We are all so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again soon. Sarah and the team. 🙂


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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We loved our week at the chateau. We all had lovely, comfortable rooms and the museum pieces throughout were very interesting. The kitchen was well equipped but a particular favourite was the big stone BBQ which we used twice. The property is perfectly situated, only a few miles from many lovely beaches as well as some fabulous villages. Many thanks...

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Thank you for you nice words. Appreciated.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (14)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(7)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
Cook, cleaner and babysitter possible - please enquire - if required. There are cots and high chairs & linen available (small supplements). Owners and staff within easy reach in case of extra requirements. Nice BBQ area with fountains, garden furniture. Short stroll in to countryside, village or short drive (a few minutes) to beaches. Highly recommended. Bedrooms:king size bed with en-suite twin bedroom and bathroom, double bedroom with 2 prince beds (ie much wider than singles but not quite as wide as a double; antiques)<BR>single bedroom<BR>double bed<BR>double bed<BR>king size bed<BR>prince bed (for a couple) with en-suite<BR>2 other bathrooms<BR>3 other WCs<BR>
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Tourist taxes and water are included in the rent. All bedding included, also WiFi. Gas central heating in the winter is not included, though ordinary gas use (cooker etc.) is included the rest of the year. Electricity is usually included but in winter may be charged at a minimal rate - meters will be read on arrival and departure.
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About the neighbourhood
Famous zoo at La Palmyre, golf, markets, vineyards, chateaux ... and lots more. La Rochelle is probably the most famous town in this area, along with Fort Boyard where the TV games are held. The Roman town of Saintes is well worth a visit (stunning amphitheatre among other things) and the old military town of Rochefort with its famous fortifications is nearby. Royan is a relatively new town, having been blitzed during World War II, but nonetheless boasts miles of sandy beach and lots of restaurants. Visit the markets, chateaux, picturesque rivers, taste the local wines and eat at a wealth of seafood restaurants. Sporting opportunities are also abundant with cycling, golf, diving and other water sports. Swimming is ideal for young children as the coast is protected by the island; alterna... more
Getting around
You really do need a car. Let us know if you'd like to hire bikes.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: La Rochelle: 35.0 km
Railway: Rochefort: 20.0 km
Ferry: St Malo: 200.0 km
Airport at La Rochelle with flights from Stanstead and Portsmouth. Ryan air does deals often £10 plus taxes.<BR> St Malo is the nearest port 5 hours drive. Calais is about 8 hours drive. Cheap ferry bookings available.<BR>Full details when you book
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 6.0 km.
Nearby cities
Dordogne Gites (1,999)
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