Holiday Home with Private Pool near Jonzac - PM004393

Saint-Maigrin (15km from Jonzac), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM004393 Advertiser since: 11 November 2015
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Maison de Lafenestre Self Catering Saturday 4 10 3 Additional 2 sofabeds

About this property

Spacious family holiday home with private pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

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.



Kitchen and 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

Living rooms

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


4 bedrooms.
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.


bbq area
West facing sun terrace with views over the large private gardens.
English 'free to view' tv

Garden and outside

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

Parking and garages

Private parking

Visitor suitability

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.

Information about any additional facilities

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


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Chub, Perch, Pike, Fario Trout, Rainbow Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Jonzac
Distance: 20 km


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

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Jonzac
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 6 km



Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Hennessey
Distance: 35 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Jon Gorf

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 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.

The Owner Recommends

Angouleme Car rally in Sept

Angouleme Car rally in Sept

Cognac blues festival in July

Cognac blues festival in July

Courvoisier in Jarnac

Courvoisier in Jarnac

Days at the beach

Beaches at Royan & Meshers Sur Gironde


Saintes - historic town dating back to roman times With amphitheatre

St Emilion

St Emilion - first winescapes listed by UNESCO

9 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 7.7
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 9.9
10 / 10 Pippa 6 September, 2019

We have had the most relaxing fabulous week!!

As a family party of 7 adults you couldn’t ask for more from a holiday home. The amount of space both inside and out has allowed us all to have time together and also a bit of peace and quiet when needed. We loved the pool during the day, relaxed evenings eating on the terrace but also keeping up with sports and playing board games.

Spotlessly clean throughout, a well stocked kitchen and some very thoughtful touches, including a toiletries basket and a welcome pack in the kitchen with some basic food items to tide you over until you can shop. The owner was very accessible and helpful both before and during our stay.

Perfect holiday would highly recommend this property and would love to return in the future.
Many thanks Jon!

Owner response

Thank you for your comments. We're really pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

9.3 / 10 SarahDries 3 September, 2019

Absolutely lovely house with a great pool and setting. We loved this house and hope to return sometime in the future. It’s large and spacious and has everything you could ask for. The property is old and grand but has been modernised with two brand new bathrooms. Set in a lovely square, so not on a main road, which was important for us. Well maintained and clean. Owner called the week before to check details and replied speedily to a query I had when we arrived. We had trips to Bordeaux and Saintes among others - would definitely recommend this property.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you and your family again.

10 / 10 Melanie Catlin 1 July, 2019

This our third year in a row staying at Maison de Lafenestre. That alone says it all. I cannot think of anything that this beautiful house is missing and cannot recommend it highly enough, the welcome pack of goodies is a lovely touch. The owners are very friendly and informative.
It is a beautiful location and a wonderful base to get out and enjoy all that this lush region of France has to offer. I can recommend a trip to Talmont-sur-Gironde and the Zoo la Palmyre in Royan is probably the best zoo I have ever visited, make sure you buy the popcorn on your entry and you can then feed it to the Giraffes and Elephants.
It is worth noting that there really are no local amenities in the village hence the low score. This is however what makes the location so peaceful and relaxing. It is only a short drive to the nearest, and very quaint, village of Baignes.
We will be booking for next year shortly.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind review and we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's always nice to welcome our guests back for more visits.
As you say, there aren't any shops in St Maigrin and that's part of the reason we love it there too. It takes just 10 minutes to get to the nearest supermarket in Baines.
We look forward to welcoming you back again next year!

10 / 10 leeandjane 19 August, 2018

On Arrival at the house we were all in awe of the lovely square it was set in, close too the church and a square filled with trees that kept the area outside the house wonderfully cool. The house itself was beautiful especially for a large family where rooms were large and spacious. The house had everything we needed for a long stay. The showers and bathroom were very clean and modern. Plenty of storage for clothes in bedrooms and plenty of seating for all the family. Kitchen was very well stocked and cooking for several people was easy. Outside the garden was extensive and the pool and surrounding area is where we spent most hot days where temps were hitting 35c and beyond. We loved our lazy days by the pool.

On arrival we met the housekeeper who resides next door and she was friendly and accessible which made us feel at ease if we did not know something. The owner was also very informative and contactable if any problems arose.

This was a wonderful base to explore Cognac, Bordeaux, Royan and Aubeterre where we had a wonderful time canoeing along the River Dronne. Bordeaux also came out tops with the family where we all agreed it is the best city we have visited. We all love France but this has been by far the best accomodation and area we have stayed in so far.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone as it really was an idyllic holiday.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm really pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at Maison de Lafenestre.
We hope to welcome you back again another time.