Cottage for holiday let Charente Maritime - PM003419

Saint-Just (57km from La Rochelle), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM003419 Advertiser since: 30 October 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Charrue Self Catering Flexible 4 8 2 1 extra only on z-bed

About this property

One of 6 Cottages, Pool and Grounds, Child-Friendly. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Close to miles of sandy beach, a pretty cottage with pool in a group of 6 almost identical cottages. Child-friendly property ideal for families. Secure for children with play areas, pool and individual gardens fenced and gated.
Built in the 17th Century, this is an idyllic holiday spot, as the cottage boasts a wealth of old beams and ancient stonework. Simple but modernised, loaded with charm, all mod cons - dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, satellite tv, bbq and garden furniture.
Prices include wi-fi, utilities and tourist tax.
Cots, highchairs etc. available for hire.
One pet by prior arrangement only @ 150 Euros pw.
Prices are based on 2 people per bedroom; supplement for a max of one extra person.
Bikes for hire - this area is rich with cycle tracks - great fun.
Private garden which is fenced and gated, off-road private parking, big shared grounds, big shared solar-heated (fenced) pool. Edge of village with essential shops, 4kms to main shops, banks and beach.
Many of our guests come back year after year, so we think you'll like it!


We stayed in one of the cottages and we were pleasantly surprised by how quaint it all was, spotlessly clean and set in big flowering grounds. A nice holiday.
Maureen Hallaghan - 4 stars

We have just returned from a wonderful stay and loved how typically French the place was. The location was spot on and had everything we wanted. Will definitely visit again.
Alice Clark - 5 stars

As I had read almost all of the owner's books I was very disappointed not to meet her. The place is very nice and we enjoyed it but I do feel the owner should have let me know she wouldn't be there to greet us. The housekeeper dealt with all that and was very helpful to us. A good holiday overall.
Anthea Francis

We have stayed on several occasions, with an assortment of family of all ages, both in the Chateau and in the Gites at Rochebonne since 2003. We have so enjoyed seeing the development of the site and have found the proprietors and the staff to be most accommodating and friendly. Both the Chateau and the Gites have adequately met all our needs in the aspect of household essentials, in terms of furnishings and comfortable beds/ bedding, and any extra item requests have always been met willingly.The charming and relaxed ambiance at Rochebonne and the delightful nearby places of interest have lured us to return time and time again!
Nicky Rogers - 5 stars



Kitchen and dining

Open-plan farmhouse kitchen/dining/living room, satellite tv, Dvd player, all mod cons, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave. The cottage dates back to 1640 and boasts a wealth of exposed timbers and stone work. Furnishings are plain and ideal for a holiday venue.

Living rooms

Living area


Two double beds, 1 pair bunk beds and 2 single beds. Space for a cot in 2 of the bedrooms. All the bedrooms are upstairs.


One bathroom and one shower room, each with wc and both upstairs. Hairdryers.

Wc and walk-in shower on ground floor (one step).


Woodburner and electric heaters.

Garden and outside

Private garden with patio furniture and bbq, also big shared grounds, plenty of room for the kids to run around.

Children's play area with swings and sand pit, book room with table football, basketball nets etc..

Parking and garages

Private off-road parking

Visitor suitability

Could be suitable for people with slightly reduced mobility as there is a downstairs bathroom and wc, but please note that there is a step and the property had not been designed with reduced mobility in mind. Plenty of space of a Z-bed in the living room.

Information about any additional facilities

Short stroll through the woodland to the village shop and bar. More shops, 1 km and all big shops and banks 4 kms. Nearest beach 4 kms.

Pets most welcome only out of high season and at a supplement. Smokers outdoors please.

Our main aim at this property is to create a safe and pleasant place for a holiday.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

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



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

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Marennes
Distance: 4 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: St Just


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Marennes
Distance: 4 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Catherine Broughton

We bought this property totally derelict in 1995. Picture shows me holding one of my grandsons !

Year property purchased 1995
Why this location? We love the remarkably good climate here
Unique benefits of property We love the miles of sandy beach

The Owner Recommends

La Palmyre Zoo

Good zoo

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Chloe Clarke 12 April, 2017

We only came for a long weekend but wish we could have stayed longer. Rustic, rural French charm at its best. Perfect setting as a base for exploring all the area has to offer. We all loved the grounds especially the children. Very pretty. The help from Sarah when booking and leading up to our stay was excellent and she was always prompt with responses to emails etc, while Christine on site was the perfect balance of on hand but not intrusive. We will definitely be back and for longer next time. Thank you. And please pass on thanks to the owner Catherine too as up keep of a place like she has here much be never ending. A little gem.

Owner response

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, Thank you so much for the lovely review, I will pass on your comments to the others and thank you too for your suggestions while staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Warmest regards
Sarah Catherine and the team.