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La Retraite

La Retraite
23 reviews
La Retraite
rear patio
main lounge
main lounge
main lounge
TV room
dining room
dining room
main bathroom
main bathroom
field at Simoussais
La Ferme Flamande, local restaurant
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Surgeres, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Welcome to our beautiful holiday home in Charente Maritime, France. La Retraite is a traditional Charentaise farmhouse renovated to an exceptionally high standard. It has its own private heated pool and is located in the hamlet of Simoussais which is surrounded by fields of sunflowers during the summer months. Simoussais is just north of the picturesque market town of Surgeres with its choice of bars and restaurants offering everything from good local food to gourmet dining.

The outstanding beaches of the Atlantic Coast are only a short drive away as are the beautiful Ile de Re and Ile d’Oleron. The totally unspoilt town of La Rochelle with its medieval streets, harbour side restaurants and bars, marina and aquarium is less than 30 minutes away.

Sandy beaches, fields of sunflowers, historic towns and excellent restaurants, welcome to La...
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Listing #HL26603
About the Owner
Alan T
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful holiday at La Retraite. We were a large group including five young children. The house is spacious and very well equipped. It felt like a home rather than a rental property. It has lovely extensive gardens and is very secure. The...More

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La R, VR Owner at La Retraite, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. It’s nice to hear of guests making use of the bikes. We hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful house and grounds and perfect for a family holiday. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, with fabulous decor, and house is v well equipped - with everything we could wish for. Very safe for little ones - our two-year-old loved running around the house (stairgates...More

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La R, VR Owner at La Retraite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have recently returned from a lovely stay at La Retraite with our own family including myself, husband and two children aged 2 and 4 and another family of the same size. We really did have such a lovely time - the accommodation is perfect...More

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La R, VR Owner at La Retraite, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
La Retraite is a traditional Charentaise farmhouse sympathetically renovated to an exceptionally high standard. It retains original features and stonework and has been beautifully decorated and furnished in a contemporary manner. The house can be cosy for two but can easily sleep up to ten plus two infants. The house has full central heating making it ideal for winter breaks. La Retraite has a large lounge with leather sofas and chairs arranged around an original working fireplace (logs provided for winter lets). This room has a quality CD Stereo system and numerous board games.Next door, the separate TV room has a DVD player and Playstation 2 (with a good choice of DVDs and games). English HD TV and radio are available through the Satellite system on the 42inch flatscreen TV.The kitchen/b... more
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    2 Showers
    6 Twins
    2 Queens
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30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
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28 Sep 2018
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30 Nov 2018
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About the neighbourhood
Surgeres is a picturesque market town just to the south of La Retraite. It has a wide choice of restaurants, supermarkets, shops and banks. It has a beautifully restored and preserved old walled town rich in architectural heritage and boasts a manor house and XV1c chateau.
The colourful covered market (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) offers a plentiful supply of local produce including the butter for which Surgeres is famous.
The town has a cinema, sports centre with tennis courts, and open air swimming pool.

La Rochelle is a beautiful old town less than half hour away. It is an excellent place to visit, either for a day, an afternoon, or just an evening at any time of the year. It has hundreds of restaurants to choose from ranging from quayside bistros offering moules and frites to th...
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How to get there
Airport: La Rochelle: 40.0 km
Railway: Surgeres: 10.0 km
Ferry: St Malo: 350.0 km
Fly to La Rochelle airport, La Retraite is an easy 25 minute drive from the airport. Cheap flights are available from various uk airports through


Many car hire firms operate at La Rochelle airport, including


Driving times from ferry ports/eurotunnel:

St Malo 3 1/2 hours
Caen 4 hours
Roscoff 4 1/2 hours
Cherbourg 5 hours
Calais 6 1/2 hours
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.
Nearby cities
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