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Thouvenin's vine covered front
8 reviews
Thouvenin's vine covered front
The pool....
Undercover dining overlooking the pool
The well equipped kitchen
The boules and barbecue area
The living room... comfortable seating, TV and a traditional charentaise fire
A quiet corner in the Cafe/Bar
The airy main bedroom
The second bedroom
The bathroom
The new Cafe/Bar is at first floor level
Migron in summer
The village's spring and ancient washing station
Migron is surrounded by vineyards..
.... and sunflower fields
The nearest beaches are about 40 minutes away
Thouvenin was once the station hotel... but the railway is long since gone
The Cafe/Bar provides a quite shady retreat
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Migron, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
In the 19th century, Thouvenin was the station hotel. The railway has long since gone and quiet has returned to the village. In 2015 the mezannine area, fully undercover and accessible from the ground and first floors, was converted into a private café/bar, capturing the feel of a stylish, but lost era. Its louvred wall provides dappled shade even at the height of summer.

The village Pretre’s cassock hangs on the hatstand alongside the Gendarme’s cap, beside thirsty travellers’ luggage awaiting their departure. It is furnished with tables and sofas and the hand crafted zinc bar has both a fridge and a freezer hidden within it. It’s a fabulous spot for breakfast, or leisurely enjoying a good book out of the sun and the perfect place for a late night drink at the end of a relaxing day. We can even arrange to stock the bar before you arriv...
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About the Owner, Antony B
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Dec 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL297994
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed here in August 2015 as two families sharing; two couples, five children. The house was an ample size for all of us to get along, the largest bedroom is enormous. At the house we loved eating outside, relaxing by the pool and playing boules. The housekeeper was very helpful and friendly. We walked to the bakers in the...

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

From the minute we arrived till when we barely managed to tear ourselves away from the pool to set off home we felt as if we were having a truly authentic taste of France. Set in the beautiful town of Migron, Thouvenin is a wonderful house that oozes the history and character of the cognac region. The house itself is...

Chris P
St Ives, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Thouvenin is a wonderful rambling house in the picturesque village of Migron, situated close to the two historic towns of Saintes and Cognac in the Poitou-Charentes region of Western France. The house and beautiful grounds have got absolutely everything you need for a perfect holiday. Large, spacious, and airy rooms can easily accommodate eight people in the mansion and five...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
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16 Sep 2017 -
22 Dec 2017
7 nights
23 Dec 2017 -
5 Jan 2018
7 nights
6 Jan 2018 -
25 May 2018
7 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
25% off car and passenger fares with Brittany Ferries if booked between 18th September and 16th of October.
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About the neighbourhood
The small village of Migron, with its pretty, 11th Century stone church, is perfect for those who want beautiful countryside, but don't want to be too remote, with a boulangerie, a butcher, a well-stocked mini-market compete with a tiny coffee shop, post office and a weekly visit from a fresh fish van. Oysters and mussels are sold in front of the epicerie every Saturday morning. A pizza van with a wood-burning oven visits every Monday evening

A new supermarket, with 24/7 fuel station, opened in 2016 just five minutes drive away in Burie. The same village has the nearest bar to the house.

Excellent markets can be found nearby in Saintes, Cognac, St Jean d'Angely, Matha, Burie, among others. Brocantes (or flea markets) are held in local villages on most weekends, and artisan...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: La Rochelle: 98.0 km
Railway: Saintes: 23.0 km
Ferry: St Malo: 415.0 km
Travelling By Air

Ryanair operate regular budget flights to La Rochelle, the nearest airport and about 60 minutes from the house and reached via good roads. There are also budget and scheduled airline services into Poitiers, Nantes and Bordeaux; the latter is also about an hour away because of the fast motorway connection. Ryanair have also offered service Rochefort, which is even closer, but these do not always appear in the schedules…

Car hire is available at all the above airports. We will provide directions from the airport to the house.

Travelling By Ferry

Up to 25% off travel with Brittany Ferries when booking. The ferry options are multiple. Probably the most relaxing approach is to use the Brittany Ferries services, which include traditional day and overnight sailing...
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: 60.0 km.
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