Self catering chateau 40km La Rochelle - PM003416

9.8/10
Saint-Just (5km from Marennes), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003416 Advertiser since: 30 October 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Roche Self Catering Flexible 8 14 4

About this property

Small Chateau with Pool and Beaches. This chateau is in a rural setting.

The chateau de Rochebonne is a charming property built in 1848. Totally private with its own private swimming pool and grounds and is not overlooked from any angle. The whole property and the pool is walled and gated so that parents can relax while children run and play in the vast gardens. The outside areas are equipped with a large barbeque and garden furniture. The facilities include a swimming pool, sand pit and swings, tennis and badminton nets, book and game room with ping pong table.

The chateau offers eight bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, a big farmhouse kitchen, a back kitchen, a large living and dining room, a second living room on the top floor, a huge entrance hall with stone staircase and a library. Free wifi throughout the property and satellite TV in the living room.

Within 10 minutes walk from your holiday accommodation you can find a restaurant, a bar, a boulangerie a small grocery shop and post office all located on the village square in St Just- Luzac.

The Chateau is fully equipped and kitchens with dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, oven, cooker and everything you need to enjoy the local produce. The living areas are equipped with comfortable seating and satellite TV.

The Chateau is all yours for your stay. You have access to the whole grounds, swimming pool, garden and car park which is completely private and only for you.

Located 5 minutes from Marennes beach, 15 minutes from Royan, ile d 'Oléron and Rochefort. 30 minutes from Saintes and 45 minutes from la Rochelle.

Type

Chateau

Kitchen and dining

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.

Living rooms

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.

Bedrooms

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

Z-bed and cots available plus a high chair

Bathrooms

Ground floor: 1 WC
1st floor: 1 bathroom with WC and 1 shower with WC
2nd floor 2 shower rooms with WC

Heating

Full gas central heating and big log fire in the kitchen. Small supplement payable for CH during the winter.

Entertainment

Le Domaine de Rochebonne is located in a village called St Just-Luzac in the Charente Maritime region of south-west France, also known as Nouvelle Aquitaine

The area has many historical sites to visit as well as colourful fishing ports, and a stunning coastline including La Cote Sauvage and La Grande Côte. The coast is lined with dunes and pine forests and several islands that you can visit. The domaine de Rochebonne is also in easy access of lively seaside resorts and big shopping centres.

Within a few minutes drive you can visit the fort of St Jean d’angle, the fortified village of Brouage, La Tour de Broue, the château de La Gataudière and its adventure park, La ferme de magnee with its farm animals, Marennes beach, the famous Canal de la cayenne for wine and oysters and the Fort Louvois

Within 10 minutes walk from your holiday accommodation you can find a restaurant, a bar, a boulangerie a small grocery shop and post office all located on the village square.

Garden and outside

The garden is totally private with its own private swimming pool and grounds and is not overlooked from any angle. The whole property and the pool is walled and gated so that parents can relax while children run and play in the vast gardens. The outside areas are equipped with a large barbeque and garden furniture. The facilities include a swimming pool, sand pit and swings, tennis and badminton nets, book and game room with ping pong table.
8 kms from your holiday accommodation there is the impressive bridge over to the island of Oleron where there are a number of interesting towns such as the fortified town le Chateau d’Oleron, St Trojan les Bains, the port of La Cotiniere and amazing beaches.

15 to 20 kms away you can get to the seaside town of Royan with its beachfront promenades and a large selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Rochefort has plenty of historical monuments such as La Corderie royale, la place Colbert and the fully operational replica of the 1779 frigate

Parking and garages

Private off-road and secure parking.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchairs although there is 1 wc on the ground floor.

Child-friendly with stairgates, walled gardens and babysitter available.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Local Vet. Jean-Christophe Chaumette. 7 Rue Freres Jabouille, Marennes.

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Marennes
Distance: 4 km

Creative arts

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: various
Name of nearest fishing location: Marennes
Distance: 4 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: La Palmyre-Royan
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: St Just

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Marennes, Cognac, St Emllion
Distance: 40 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Catherine Broughton

Hello! We have recently taken over the management of le Domaine de Rochebonne from my parents and were looking forward to welcoming you here soon. Lots of improvements happening this winter and were looking forward to the upcoming holiday season. See you soon. Will and Johanna

Year property purchased 1995
Why this location? The Domaine de Rochebonne consists of a Chateau built in 1848 with its own private grounds and swimming pool which makes a perfect family holiday home for up to 15 people. Next door to the Chateau we have to offer you 7 charming and rustic gites with various layouts and 1 to 4 bedrooms. The gites have their own grounds and swimming pool shared between the 7 gites.

The cottages are fully equipped with kitchens with dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, oven, cookers and everything you need to enjoy the local produce. The living areas are equipped with comfortable seating and satellite TV

The chateau offers eight bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, a big farmhouse kitchen, a back kitchen, a large living and dining room, a second living room on the top floor, a huge entrance hall with stone staircase and a library. Free wifi throughout the property and satellite TV in the living room.
Unique benefits of property The whole property and the pool is walled and gated so that parents can relax while children run and play in the vast gardens. The outside areas are equipped with a large barbeque and garden furniture. The facilities include a swimming pool, sand pit and swings, tennis and badminton nets, book and game room with ping pong table.

The area has many historical sites to visit as well as colourful fishing ports, and a stunning coastline including La Cote Sauvage and La Grande Côte. The coast is lined with dunes and pine forests and several islands that you can visit. The domaine de Rochebonne is also in easy access of lively seaside resorts and big shopping centres.

Within a few minutes drive you can visit the fort of St Jean d’angle, the fortified village of Brouage, La Tour de Broue, the château de La Gataudière and its adventure park, La ferme de magnee with its farm animals, Marennes beach, the famous Canal de la cayenne for wine and oysters and the Fort Louvois

The Owner Recommends

Aquarium, La Rochelle

Execellent day out and a lovely restaurant above the aquarium. Recommend that you stay the day in La Rochelle

Brouage

A town situated inside ancient castle walls

Cognac

Visit the distilleries, most do tours, and see how the brandy is made.

Ile d' Aix

Reached by boat from La Tremblade. No motorised transport used on the island.

Ile d'Oleron

Beautiful white sandy beaches, plenty of restaurants. See Fort Boyard in Boyardville.

Rochefort

Interesting town with lots to see, including the 'Hermione' ship.

Saintes

Historic city. Ideal for shopping. Markets - St Peter's Market by Cathedral, Wednesday and Saturday mornings, Big market, 1st Monday of each month.

Zoo

La Palmyre - excellent

1 Review
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 Brallan 12 August, 2016

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.

Owner response

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and grateful for the lovely review.
Look forward to one day welcoming you back.
Warmest Regards
Sarah and the team.
PA to Catherine Broughton (Owner)