Pretty little chateau just 4km from Marennes (all shops) and many sandy beaches. Private solar heated and fenced pool, private off-road parking, large private walled grounds and a short stroll to basic village shops. Price includes tourist tax, wi-fi and utilities.
Delightful traditional rural property featured in several books about local buildings. Huge spacious rooms loaded with rustic charm but with all modern conveniences, wi-fi, satellite tv, hairdryers, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, bbq and garden furniture etc.
Child-friendly with stair gates. Cots and highchairs can be hired @ 15 Euros each for the duration of your stay, includes cot sheets. Owners not on-site but staff easily available if needed. Full central heating and big open fireplaces for winter lets.
We sometimes take a pet by prior arrangement only, just one dog or cat at supplement 150 euros pp pw. Three extra people accepted by prior arrangement only, supplement of 150 euros pw pp.
Smokers outdoors please.
Available for courses, clubs, charities - please enquire.
Bikes for hire - this area is rich with cycle tracks - great fun.
Final clean 85 Euros if required. You can also request a cleaner during the week, 25 Euros per hour.
We have just returned from a week-end winter break at the Chateau. We did so enjoy it, particularly the big old farmhouse kitchen and log fire. The drive was a bit further than expected (5 hours from St Malo) but it was still worth it and most enjoyable. Thank you to the staff.
Micky and Jean Philips
Fi and Dom Marston - 5 stars
We use one cottage also the chateau. We like very much. There is a lot of charactRr and interest and the weather was very good.We use the pool every day.Close by to beach and place of interest.Comfort in the beds and kitchen, all very good. - 4 stars
We booked a week's stay at the end of September 2016, with 13 of us staying at the Chateau!It is the most beautiful 'house', set in amazing grounds and has everything you could possibly need for a happy holiday.Plenty of utensils, cutlery, crockery, bedding, chairs, etc and a fantastic pool/barbecue area.Christine is on site to sort out any small problems/offer advice/help with ordering taxis, etc and nothing was too much trouble for her.We had a wonderful time here and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.
The Harris Clan Family Holiday - 5 stars
Good afternoon Bruce and Catharine. Just to say that we very much enjoyed our stay with you in your lovely property. Both the Chateau and the cottages met our requirements to the full, and we all particularly liked the grounds and the pool areas. It was great to run in to the Charltons again this year - what a coincidence! We have now exchanged e-mails so that we can team up for next year .... if you'll have us again ? One small thing - it would be brilliant if you had a babysitter who could speak English. I do understand that in France people tend to speak French, but an English-speaking babysitter would have been just perfect. I love you "museum" in the Chateau - that kept us occupied for hours on the two rainy days we had. So thanks again and we'll keep in touch.
Ellie Taylor and Clan - 5 stars
Thank you for receiving me at Rochebonne last week. The work you have accomplished and the good taste you have invested makes the property unrecognisable from the sad ruin I once saw. My assistant, Madame Delguel, was particularly smitten with the decor, and the furniture. I see the property now features in a couple of books. My warmest congratulations on your accomplishment.
Pierre Lafont, mairie de La Rochelle
Large farmhouse kitchen with everything you need. Table seating for 12 people, back kitchen with table for 6 people, separate dining area in the living room with large table which seats 10-12 people. Lots of old beams, copper pots and interesting features. Big open fireplace for lovely family reunions during the winter.
Huge living room. Sitting area with comfy armchairs and sofa. Dining area with large dining table and chairs. Satellite tv, dvd and free wi-fi. Elegant yet unsophisticated, this delightful room makes the ideal space for family get-togethers.
Bedroom 1: king size bed
Bedroom 2: twin beds
Bedroom 3: twin beds
Bedroom 4: single bed
Bedroom 5: double bed
Bedroom 6: double bed
Bedroom 7: king size bed
Bedroom 8: small double bed with en suite
Z-bed and cots available plus a high chair
1 bathroom, 3 shower rooms and 5 wcs.
Full gas central heating and big log fire in the kitchen. Small supplement payable for CH during the winter.
There are lots of places to go and things to see and do in the area. Information about this is in the info. book in the property.
Big walled grounds. Large orchard/garden with children's play area (swings etc), plenty of space, bbq and garden furniture. Table tennis. Own pool, just for the Chateau.
Private off-road and secure parking.
Not suitable for wheelchairs although there is 1 wc on the ground floor.
Child-friendly with stairgates and babysitter available.
The main features to this property are the private pool, the proximity of beaches and the security offered by the walled grounds. The owners have successfully managed to combine interesting old furnitures and fittings with modern day living, making this an ideal holiday venue.
We bought this property totally derelict in 1995. Picture shows me holding one of my grandsons!
|Year property purchased||1995|
|Why this location?||We have a wonderful climate - when it is summer, the wall-to-wall sunshine is all but guaranteed|
|Unique benefits of property||Safe for children with big walled grounds and fenced pool. Beaches nearby - 6 kms.|
Execellent day out and a lovely restaurant above the aquarium. Recommend that you stay the day in La Rochelle
A town situated inside ancient castle walls
Visit the distilleries, most do tours, and see how the brandy is made.
Reached by boat from La Tremblade. No motorised transport used on the island.
Beautiful white sandy beaches, plenty of restaurants. See Fort Boyard in Boyardville.
Interesting town with lots to see, including the 'Hermione' ship.
Historic city. Ideal for shopping. Markets - St Peter's Market by Cathedral, Wednesday and Saturday mornings, Big market, 1st Monday of each month.
La Palmyre - excellent
Stayed at Chateau Rochebonne for 2 weeks, 9 of us from 3 years to 68. What a great property, spacious inside and out, super pool area, 2 outside dining areas, good barbeque set up, sandy play area for the younger children complete with toys. The chateau is within its own walled garden and so totally secure in that respect. Lots of grass area to kick a ball about or whatever takes your fancy. The property is furnished in the style and has many many items of interest around to keep you interested every time you go from room to room. The pictures don't really do the place justice as it just has a wealth of character, history and has been renovated with a great deal of time, effort and obvious dedication. Would we go back, yes of course we would, would we recommend it, sure, if you are looking for a holiday that is just a little different from your usual run of the mill villa or gite, look no further. It's just a fantastic place with owners sympathetic and easy to deal with.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and grateful for the lovely review.
Look forward to one day welcoming you back.
Sarah and the team.
PA to Catherine Broughton (Owner)