Cottage for holiday let Charente Maritime

Varaize (10km from Saint-Jean-d'Angely), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003208 Advertiser since: 26 March 2013
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La Maison de Tilluel Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 Baby cot

About this property

Charming Stone Cottage for 6 with Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

La Maison de Tilleul is a charming stone cottage with it’s own swimming pool, extensive garden, off road parking and facilities for up to 6 people.
The house is beautifully nestled in one acre of it’s own land, set on the edge of a rural hamlet near Varaize and surrounded by tranquil open countryside with vineyards, sunflowers, wheat and corn.
The accommodation is perfect for friends and families to relax in, and has all of the charm and character of a traditional Charentais farmhouse.
The owners Tim and Christine, have lovingly restored the property, staying true to it’s Charentaise origins whilst considering the conveniences and preferences of a British visitor. They look forward to welcoming you to your holiday home and will be happy to help you with settling in if you wish.
The spacious entrance hall has original stone features, a Charentais fireplace and stairs to the first floor. There is a down stairs cloak-room with wc, washbasin and washing machine.
The ‘salle de sejour’ is a large relaxing lounge with an integrated, fully equipped open plan kitchen (full size gas cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer). Your fridge will be stocked with a welcome pack consisting of milk, bread, water and of course a bottle of local wine! The room has beautiful stone features and exposed beams with French doors opening out on to a small patio, garden  and the swimming pool. There is a large dining table (seating for 6) and the lounge furniture is arranged around a traditional stone Charentais fireplace with a log burning stove. There is satellite tv, dvd player and a portable cd player.
Bedrooms are set out for 6 people, 3 bedrooms, 2 twin and 1 double.
Also upstairs, the bathroom has a modern shower cubicle, wc and washbasin (plenty of hot water, all linen provided including pool towels). 
There is also a large ‘relaxing’ area on the stair landing with a small tv/video and a selection of books for you to browse. (Ideal for children who are ‘fed up’ with adult company or adults who want some down time)
A very large well maintained garden awaits you, ideal for ball games, volleyball/badminton (nets provided) and petanque. There are 2 quiet and secluded patios; one at the front of the house, the second off the French doors in the ‘salle de sejour’. The swimming pool is 21ft. x 14ft. x 4ft 6ins deep (this has the full French regulatory security system in place) and is surrounded by a glorious sunbathing terrace, lawn with  sun-loungers. Please note that only certain inflatables are permitted in the pool as no sharp objects are allowed due to the pool liner and filtration system. The pool maybe used occassionally by the owner.
There are outside dining facilities for all, a permanent bbq range for your personal use. A good selection of garden furniture for lounging in the sun or shade of the old Lime tree (Tilleul) that gives the house it's name.
NB your £29 booking fee will be deducted from your total rent payable.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen, full size cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave.

Living rooms

Large room, with log burning stove.


3 bedrooms.
1 double with space for cot.
2 singles.


A nice shower room.


Log burning stove


Tv with free to view satellite. Plenty of books and games.
Free wi-fi.

Garden and outside

Fantastic private pool.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking in the garden.

Visitor suitability

Sorry not suitable for disabled.
No smoking house.

Information about any additional facilities

Downstairs toilet.
Children's high chair, cot and stair gate available.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St jean d'angley
Distance: 8 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: ?
Name of nearest fishing location: St jean d'angely
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Saintes
Distance: 20 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Varaize

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Galanchat
Distance: 1 km

The Owner Recommends

Beautiful local places to visit.

ST JEAN D'ANGELY:nearest town with twice weekly markets. LA ROCHELLE: famous old port with open air sea food cafes. Evening markets and street entertainers. COGNAC: guided tours of famous distilleries. ILLE DE RE: fine sandy beaches MARAIS POITEVIN : green Venice. Hire small boat to explore net work of canels. ROYAN: fab beaches. Palmyre Zoo largest in Europe. FUTUROSCOPE: science-fiction theme park. PERCHERON HORSE: ride through field and vines in open carriage pulled by Percheron horses.