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Cottage with pool (usually sole use) + garden room

Your gite opening onto pool and garden
22 reviews
Your gite opening onto pool and garden
Your garden room/terrace opening upon the pool area
Garden outside your gite
View from your garden room/terrace, across pool, garden & valley beyond
Your superb all-weather garden room with sliding glass doors
Your gite to the right, owners house to the left - privacy guaranteed !
Acre of garden outside pool area
Your view across the pool to the village church on the hill ...
Paradise at night as well ...
A swim under the stars perhaps ?
Fully equipped kitchen & dining room
Comfortable living room with log fire (if needed !)
Main bedroom, with french window views across rolling countryside
Space in the garden to get away from it all !
View from main bedroom  in July
Surrounded by vineyards, sunflowers & rolling countryside
Just 10 mins drive to Gironde Esuary & nature reserve
3 lovely beaches at Meschers - 30 mins drive
Blaye citadel - views over estuary & surrounded by vineyards
Could be from a California holiday brochure !
Glass doors closed and you're in a world of your own - but still in the garden !
Vineyards all around - spend a day wine tasting !
Cosmopolitan La Rochelle - just over 1 hour - motorway all the way
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1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 2
Semoussac, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Quality conversion of a wine producing barn, the gite offers couples privacy, relaxation, views, large all weather garden room (with full width, sliding glass doors), acre of garden, 11x5m swimming pool & all mod cons (aircon in bedroom) - with booking fee refunded!

La Vieille Grange is different in many ways, offering the best of both worlds in its facilities, its location and in the atmosphere the owners strive to create !

Located in countryside, surrounded by vineyards and rolling Charente Maritime countryside but within 10 minutes of the Gironde estuary (with nature reserve and bird sanctuary) and quiet marinas, it is within 30 minutes of a nice beach with lots of lovely local places to visit and with easy access to the life of Bordeaux & La Rochelle.

The gite is specifically designed around the needs of couples (or 2 frien...
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Listing #HL46969
About the Owner
Chris and Martin .
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We'll let previous guest reviews speak for themselves ! 'Chris and Martin were wonderful hosts, attentive but unobtrusive.' 'Chris and Martin were extremely helpful and informative without being intrusive. ' 'We were made to feel very much 'at home' by Martin and Chris, who were unassuming and charming.' 'The hosts Chris and Martin were brilliant too, so helpful and generous but at the same time very discreet'
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we booked the holiday last year...to saying goodbye..it was faultless. It is true what all the reviews say Chris & Martin really are the best hosts. The attention to detail is what makes the difference.....they want you to have the best holiday...More

Thank Worthy09
PeterPan2, VR Owner at Cottage with pool (usually sole use) + garden room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's a lovely review - many thanks ! We're pleased you managed to drag Mick out of the pool occasionally to sample the delights of local places to visit ! And you returned home without washing to do ! It was a real pleasure welcoming...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018

Absolutely perfect! Chris and Martin are the most wonderful, attentive yet discreet hosts. The cottage is perfect with a most beautiful garden room providing ample clear views of the stunning swimming pool and gorgeous garden and the peaceful French countryside beyond. Chris and Martin made...More

Thank Chris R
PeterPan2, VR Owner at Cottage with pool (usually sole use) + garden room, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Chris and June - Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and generous review ! It was a real pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed your stay ! And we think it's a 1st that someone's bought a...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Lovely place to stay in A great enviroment with very Nice owners You feel really welcome Lot of Nice details, great garden with wonderful view. Near Lovely places like Bordeaux, Saintes and La Rochelle.More

Thank Desiree C
PeterPan2, VR Owner at Cottage with pool (usually sole use) + garden room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Desiree Many thanks for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday at the gite - and that the weather was a lot better than you returned to in the Netherlands ! Hartelijk dank voor uw mooie recensie. We zijn verheugd dat u...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
One small, well behaved dog may be welcome - please check with us first.
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 7 nights --
30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
July - August 2018
7 nights --
1 Sep 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
September 2018
4 nights
29 Sep 2018 -
26 Oct 2018
October 2018
4 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information

Prices are for two people. Up to two extra people can be accommodated on the mezzanine - for a nominal additional £50 (total : for 4-7 nights). The gite can also be hired by the day in October, April and May, please ask for prices.

The prices include :

* hire of the gite
* bed linen (duvet)
* bath, hand and tea towels
* linen replacement every Saturday
* all electricity and logs
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About the neighbourhood
There are loads of interesting places to visit and things to do (if/when you tire of just lying around the pool during the summer!), including sleepy villages and livelier towns, beaches, chateaux/wine tasting, nature reserves, a new bird sanctuary, outside activities (for those into them!) including fishing, horse riding, walking and bird watching - or just sitting outside bars watching the world go by!

Within easy striking distance are : Chatelallion Plage, La Rochelle, Ile de Ré, Ile d'Oléron, St. Jean d'Angély, Angoulême, Royan, Rochefort, Cognac, Blaye, Saintes, Niort and even Bordeaux all within 1 hour drive.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Bordeaux: 62.0 km
Railway: Bordeaux: 62.0 km
Ferry: St. Malo: 430.0 km
There are 3 main ways of travelling to La Vieille Grange (see the owners website for the latest information - link at bottom of advert) :

By Ferry and Road:

* Whilst there are numerous ferry routes and operators, the owners find the easiest from the UK to be Brittany Ferries Portsmouth-St.Malo (4 hours drive away), or Portsmouth-Caen (5 hrs). If you live in the south west of England, their Plymouth-Roscoff (5 ½ hrs) and Poole-Cherbourg (5 ¾ hrs)routes are further alternatives.
* High speed services operate from Portsmouth to Caen & Cherbourg (Brittany Ferries) and from Poole, Weymouth & Jersey to St.Malo (Condor).
* Or of course there's the Channel Tunnel to Calais (6 ½ hrs away). with autoroutes almost all the way (avoiding Paris!)
* From Ireland, Brittany Ferries go from...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 39.0 km.
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