One of 7 cottages, pool in St Jean-d'Angély - PM002399_B

Saint-Hilaire-de-Villefranche (12km from Saint-Jean-d'Angely), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM002399_B Advertiser since: 16 August 2007

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Monet Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2

About this property

One of 7 Beautiful Cottages in Stunning Countryside. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This stunning former monastery has been transformed into a child-friendly holiday retreat. Located between the historic towns of Saintes and St-Jean-d'Angely and a few minutes from village facilities. It makes an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area or simply relaxing. Seven well appointed cottages with 12 x 6m heated and floodlit pool.

The grounds are fully enclosed with a grassed central area which provides a secure environment for children and promotes a village green atmosphere. Complimentary welcome drinks evening and optional group meal event held weekly during high season make Le Vieux Monastere a sociable, friendly environment.
Monet, one of 7 Luxury cottages:
Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with linen included. There is a dishwasher, washing machine, sat tv, dvd player, iPod docking station and internet access. Private patio and terrace with bbq. Babysitting available and secure for children. 

Stunning location, near La Rochelle, Ile de Ré and Cognac. Please see our other 6 properties on the same complex.
Fully Catered Activity Weeks. For those wishing to sample the delights of Le Vieux Monastere and its beautiful surroundings we also provide fully catered activity holidays in May, June and September. Themed weeks may include painting, arts & crafts, wine tasting, walking, cycling and photography. Your hosts and course facilitators will be on hand to ensure that you have a creative and fun break.  See our website below for more details



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped with washing machine and dishwasher

Living rooms

Sat tv and dvd player, iPod dock


Monet - 3 bedrooms


Cottage has 2 bathrooms


Electric radiators to all rooms


Welcome drinks and themed evenings in high season. Well equipped gamesroom with table tennis and table football. Boules, croquet, kwik cricket, volleyball

Garden and outside

Large grassed area, swings, sunterrace

Parking and garages

Off road parking

Visitor suitability

Families, couples, large family groups, wheelchair access


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Family activities


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Graham Dove

Graham and Christine have been happily welcoming guests to Le Vieux Monastere for 15 years. We have become firm friends with many guests over the years, and look forward to meeting new ones.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? We are set in the beautiful Charente Maritime countryside but have easy access to the coast and historic towns of La Rochelle, Saintes and Cognac.
Unique benefits of property Fully walled and enclosed, Le Vieux Monastere is a safe and secure environment for children, It is also a very social environment, which brings guests back year after year.

The Owner Recommends


Beautiful sandy beaches all along the coast. Historic ports of Royan and La Rochelle. Exploring the islands, notably Ile d’Oleron and Ile de Re.

Coastal Areas and Islands

Fantastic seafood specialist restaurants. Visit Marennes famous for its oysters, as seen on Rick Stein.


Visit a world famous distillery. Try the local aperitif pineau. Lovely market and beautiful parks. You can also enjoy a boat trip on the Charente River in a traditional gabare.

Cultural Activities

Explore the beautiful medieval town of St-Jean-d’Angely. Visit the Roman town and amphitheatre at Saintes. Chateau de la Roche Courbon. Lots of local festivals.

For Children

Award winning La Palmyre Zoo. Aquarium at La Rochelle. Miniature boats at St Savinien. Award winning theme park Futuroscope. Interactive visit to the pre-historic Paleosite. Atlantys indoor watersports centre.

Location and activities

Located between the historic towns of Saintes and St-Jean-d'Angely, and a few minutes from village facilities, it makes an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area or simply relaxing. 12 x 6m heated and floodlit pool.


Visit the beautiful town of Mornac-sur-Seudre. Full of galleries and workshops. Watch artisans at work and an opportunity to shop for those holiday souvenirs.

Nature Lovers

Jardins du Monde at Royan. Numerous bird and nature reserves. Marais Poitevin, with its canals, dams and water meadows. Walks by the Charente river

Nearest port

St Malo 4hrs drive

Nearest restaurant

Village 3km


Visit the Roman town of Saintes for its huge daily market and cobbled streets of the shopping area.

Sporting Activities

Water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, pedaloes on the Charente River. Cycling, horse riding and go-karting all nearby. Golf at Saintes, Cognac, Royan and La Rochelle.

St -Jean- d 'Angely

Fabulous local restaurant in St-Jean-d'Angely and the surrounding villages and countryside. Whether top notch restaurants in St-Jean-d'Angely or a rustic location set on the beautiful riverbank of the Charente, there is plenty to suit all tastes.

Wine regions of Bordeaux

Day trip to the world famous wine regions of Bordeaux, St Emilion and the Medoc for stocking up on wine.

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