|Maison de Lafenestre||Self Catering||Saturday||4||10||3||Additional 2 Sofabeds|
Located in a peaceful village in the Charente Maritime, Maison de Lafenestre is an ideal holiday rental for 2 to 6 people.
The house is a delightful, 400 year old, single-storey holiday property with many original features. It has a private swimming pool and enjoys a large west facing rear garden which backs on to vineyards & farmland. There are plenty of places to explore on foot or bike and the fields and woods teem with interesting wildlife. The comfortable accommodation is on one level and has been furnished and equipped to a high standard.
The property is ideally situated to explore the area and is within easy reach of many local attractions such as Bordeaux, St Emilion, Saintes, and the golden beaches of Royan. Airports (Bordeaux, La Rochelle) are equidistant (approx 1 hour) and the nearest ferry port is St Malo
All on ground floor: 2 reception rooms. Kitchen with dining area. Super kingsize bed in master bedroom, Bedroom 2 with either twin or superking double bed, bedroom 3 with king size bed and bedroom 4 with bunk beds. En-suite shower rooms to bedroom 1 & 2, family bathroom with bath & bidet, 3 separate wc's, west facing terrace for open air dining.
Good sized fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, fridge-freezer, dishwasher. Washing machine in utility area.
The kitchen has a dining table which can easily accomodate 8 people
2 reception rooms -
Tv Lounge with UK tv Channels (Freesat) & dvd player. 2 Sofa beds
Second reception room with seating area for 6 plus 1 sofa bed. Full length dining table with seating for 10 people
Master bedroom - has superking size sleigh bed, en suite
Bedroom 2 - twin beds that can also be linked to make one superking bed. En suite.
Bedroom 3 - King size double bed
Bedroom 4 - 2 single beds
2 shower rooms (en-suite)
1 bathroom with bath
Central heating system can be available for winter & late autumn rentals at the cost of the fuel used.
There is an inset wood burner in the tv room.
West facing sun terrace with views over the large private gardens.
English 'free to view' tv
Private heated swimming pool 10mtrs x 5mtrs x 1.5mtrs deep.
Sun terrace (60 sq mtrs) with shaded area
Large private walled & fenced garden approx 1.25 acres
Ideal family & friends holiday home within easy access of many local places to visit.
Whilst not full wheel chair access the main part of the property is all on one level and so has easy mobility. Set of small steps through to family bathroom & bedroom 2 & 3.
There are steps down to the garden from the sun terrace but the garden can also be accessed from the side driveway without steps.
A French meal can be prepared for you on the first day.
Additional cleaning can be arranged for extra charge for guests staying over 1 week
My wife & I bought the house as we visit the Charente very frequently as we love the local area and also have family not far from here (my wife is French).
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||Why here? The weather is good....so much better than UK! The area is fantastic, so much to see and do and places to visit. The village is very peaceful and we always leave relaxed and wanting to stay longer|
|Unique benefits of property||The house is 400 years old and there are so many lovel original features.|
Angouleme Car rally in Sept
Cognac blues festival in July
Courvoisier in Jarnac
Beaches at Royan & Meshers Sur Gironde
Saintes - historic town dating back to roman times With amphitheatre
St Emilion - first winescapes listed by UNESCO
Thanks for a lovely stay in your beautiful holiday home. It was just right for us, 2 couples and our dogs - who particularly enjoying playing in the spacious garden, whilst we enjoyed the pool. The mixture of authentic renovation and modern bathroom facilities were really welcome and you have obviously given a lot of thought to making sure your guests have everything they need with books, games, DVDs available as well as plenty of local info and recommendations.
The locality itself was very quiet, hence the slightly lower score for local amenities, but this was expected so not an issue. Shops and other facilities were only a short distance away and there was plenty to explore.
The pre-visit info pack received was probably the most comprehensive we've ever had in many years of renting holiday properties, and many thanks for your swift responses to our questions while we were staying.
Thanks again, would recommend it to others.
We visited in the heat of Summer and our party was 6 people (4 adults and 2 children). The house is situated in a very quiet village with 1 post office, so be prepared to do a little food shopping beforehand! However, on arrival there was food left out for us and a bottle of wine, which was a very nice touch.
Comfortable sleeping arrangements with 2 separate bathrooms. Rooms tended to get a bit hot with the 37 degree heat, so shutting the outside shutters is a must. Lovely terrace to eat, although be prepared for the odd insect rush here and there. The swimming pool on site is a really great size and although the French pool laws are strict, the pool was easy to shut and open.
If you like stargazing, then you're in for a treat as once all the lights are turned off, the sky turns into an astonomer's delight.
We'll be coming back!!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maison de Lafenestre in Saint Maigrin. The village is very quiet (which we really liked) but it is close to amenities with excellent supermarkets 20 minutes away at Barbizieux and the towns of Jonzac and Bordeaux close enough to make sensible destinations for day trips. A little further afield (but still a day trip) is St Emilion, a must if you like good wine.
The house is in the main village square so easy to find and it was spotlessly clean when we arrived. There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out and do their own thing. There is a beautiful sun terrace (perfect for sundowners and dining al fresco) and the pool (brand new and spotlessly clean)is a delight. We spent a lot of time by the pool during our stay.
The house is well appointed and we found everything we needed during our stay had been provided. The instruction manual for the house was very comprehensive and told us everything we needed to know.
We cannot recomend this property highly enough and will certainly return there in the future. If you are looking for a relaxing break in this lovely part of France then this is the place to go.
Formidable! The most amazing, beautiful, peaceful place ever. First thing I said upon arrival was "we have squatters rights"!!! This place is a gem. As soon as you open the door WOW.THE ENTRANCE HALL IS THE SIZE OF OUR NORMAL HOLIDAY RENTAL! And it just gets better. The first thing you notice is how clean everywhere is.The house is vast and so appreciated when traveling with older teens. It was so nice for them to have their space and us have ours. I loved the big family kitchen with a huge table. It is fully equipped for any cooking or baking enthusiast as myself. They icing on the cake for me was the beautiful china tea set. It was heaven to sit on the terrace in the morning with my cuppa and just relax. The bedrooms and other rooms are beautifully decorated to a high standard. The garden is massive, our little dog loved it. The only drawback was to get to the pool you had to walk through the garden which was a little uneven in places. But that is my only gripe and only because I have mobility problems. The heated pool was just bliss and a very welcome necessity in the sweltering weather we had. We were in till late most nights.
The village is lovely .Loved hearing the church bells ring. A short 5 min drive brings you t a small town with everything you need. a 20 min drive brings you to bigger towns which were lovely to explore. A little further and you have Bordeaux. A 40 min drive and you are at the coast. Best accommodation and place we've stayed in in 15 yrs !
Thank you ever so much for your great review. We really love the house and it's so good to hear when other people enjoy their stay too.
Look forward to having you stay again!