Farmhouse, holiday rental Charente Maritime

Saint-Hilaire-de-Villefranche (10km from Saint-Jean-d'Angely), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003041 Advertiser since: 27 November 2012
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Cadran Solaire Self Catering Saturday 5 10 2

About this property

A Beautiful 19th Century Charentais Farmhouse . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Le Cadran Solaire (the "sundial") is a beautiful 19th century farmhouse located in the Charente Maritime, sleeping 10 people comfortably. It is a longère-style farmhouse, converted out of what was originally 3 cottages. It is located on the edge of a tiny hamlet within 1km of the village of St Hilaire de Villefranche, in the centre of the triangle of St Jean d' Angely, Cognac and Saintes, close to all the major attractions of the Charente Maritime. It is south-facing with views over open farmland and is a quiet and tranquil setting.



Kitchen and dining

Our farmhouse has a well-appointed kitchen with everything you would need to cater for a large group. There is an indoor dining area with seating for ten, as well as two outdoor terraces for dining out.

Living rooms

The property has a huge lounge with plenty of room for everyone


There are 5 spacious bedrooms (4 doubles and 1 twin). Each room is individually styled and beautifully furnished.


There are 2 bathrooms, each with showers (the upstairs bathroom has a combined bath and shower).


The house has a wood burning stove with convection air flows to the upstairs of the house. In addition, each room has electric radiators.


The lounge is equipped with a large tv, a dvd player (with USB optionality) and an English-speaking satellite service. There is also free broadband available.

Garden and outside

The garden and pool area are south-facing and get the sun all day. There is a large terrace area with built-in barbecue for dining out, and an in-ground pool (8m x 3m) with its own terracing and plenty of sunloungers. The rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with a number of fruit trees providing shade. There are two wells and four little outbuildings. The house is enclosed on all sides and is not overlooked by neighbours.

Parking and garages

There is off-road parking outside for up to 4 vehicles

Visitor suitability

The property is suitable for all visitors.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Jean d'Angely & Saintes
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: all river species
Name of nearest fishing location: Boutonne and Charente rivers
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Jean d'Angely
Distance: 10 km

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St Hilaire de Villefranche
Distance: 2 km

The Owner Recommends

Cognac Tours

Tour the cognac-making facilities of the major producers - Hennessy, Remy Martin, Martell and Courvoisier.

La Palymre Zoo

A huge zoo on the coast near Royan.

La Rochelle & Isle de Re

Among the highlights of the French Atlantic coast.

Local Atlantic coast

The coast between La Rochelle and Royan is among the most beautiful in France.

The Bordeaux wine areas

Some of the most famous wines-producing areas in the world - St Emilion, Pomerol, Laffite Rothschild, Margaux, and so on.