Villa with private pool in Charente Maritime - PM006025

Fontaine-Chalendray (35km from Cognac), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM006025 Advertiser since: 18 January 2018
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La Maison dans la Vallée Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Fold out double sofabed (+2 persons)

About this property

Villa With Private Pool in Beautiful Sunny Region. This villa is in a rural setting.

Spacious villa set in a small hamlet yet close to towns with all amenities and 75 mins from beach

Welcome to La Maison Dans la Vallée, a well maintained villa set in a secure courtyard with private swimming pool and games barn. Step outside and explore a region of bright fields of sunflowers and rows of vineyards (most of which cater towards the local delicacy, Pineau), not to mention the melons and woodlands, however a short cycle on the bikes provided will land you in Néré were you can relax in the shade, sipping the local wine at the bar or enjoy the tennis courts and fishing reservoir. Further afield, at 15 minutes by car you will find the bustling market towns of Aulnay de Saintonge and Matha where an abundance of restaurants, bars, boulangeries and supermarkets await you. Next stop is the historic town of St Jean d'Angely, just 30 mins away which has a large pleasure lake, aquatic activity center, large markets and many restaurants. Around an hours drive from the villa gives you a large choice of reknowned cities and towns to visit, inluding Saintes, Cognac, Angouleme, Royan and La Rochelle. Outdoor activities include kayaking, cycling, fishing, golf and of course walking. In this region it's safe to say that you won't be short of delights to enjoy, such as the aforementioned pineau, local wines, the world famous cognac, local cheeses and meats, fresh fruit, seafood, and of course plenty of brocantes to browse around. In the summer, make sure to keep an eye out for local festivals of all varieties, including music festivals, agricultural celebrations and the french take on boxcar racing, involving old mopeds and a lot of cognac.



Kitchen and dining

Dishes and Utensils

Separate dining room with table and 6 chairs for indoor meals. Alternatively, outdoor table and chairs ideal for evening family meals.

Living rooms

Living room with satellite tv, sofas and log fire.


Bedroom 1 - One Double Bed (sleeps 2)
Bedroom 2 - Two Single Bed (sleeps 2)
Bedroom 3 - Bunk beds (sleeps 2)

All bedrooms comfortably furnished with wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside lockers.


Two Bathrooms:
First floor family shower room with wash hand basin, toilet and powerful multi-jet shower. Ground floor family shower room with sink, wc and shower - convenient access from pool.


Wood burning fire and electric heaters are available throughout the property


This property offers a stylish gamesroom, equipped with snooker and table tennis table, dart board, boardgames and a relaxing area with sofas in the cool shade of the refurbished barn.

Garden and outside

Set around a spacious pebble courtyard, feel free to relax in the sun with 2 terrasses (one of which is shaded by overhead vines), a small garden to front and side and the private pool surroundings complete with sunloungers and parasols. A charcoal bbq is provided, as is an original outdoor bread oven dating back to the early 1900's, which although takes a few hours to reach optimum temperature, is well worth the wait for getting that authentic flavour for your home made pizzas.

Parking and garages

Open parking in the courtyard with additional covered space in the barn.

Information about any additional facilities

Bikes are also provided free of charge for your leisure, one is fitted with a child seat. Safety helmets are provided and Guests are responsible for their own safety.

Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: All bed linen, bath and pool towels are supplied. Change of linen for 2 week stays. The house is cleaned prior to your visit and we ask that you leave it clean and tidy when you leave. The pool will be cleaned and maintained during your stay.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Cressé
Distance: 9 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Mixed stocked lake
Name of nearest fishing location: Les Gours
Distance: 13 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ranville-Breuillaud
Distance: 8 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: The area is designated as "Terroir" for the local Pineau.



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Les Chemins

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Siecq
Distance: 13 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Rosemary Gallagher

Rosemary & Declan Gallagher

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? The Charente-Maritime is widely recognised as being one of the sunniest regions of France. We fell in love with the area and its iconic sunflower fields, vineyards and relaxed way of life and we think you will too.
Unique benefits of property The large self contained property with its newly refurbished private pool provides a totally relaxing base for a family holiday.

The gamesroom provides a stylish break-out space for the younger holidaymakers, whilst the 2 terraces allow for a relaxing break in the shade.

The Owner Recommends

Pougemin Fish and Chips

Simple but delicious menu with a huge selection of Belgian beers in a warm, creative environment with live music.

Bistrot St Pierre in Nere

Bar and Bistrot great for set price menu lunches and evening meals. Music and themed evenings throughout year. Closed Tuesdays.

Le Scorlion, St Jean D'Angely

Superb set lunch menu on weekdays. Highly recommended.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Jonathan bearcroft 17 June, 2019

Best hosts we’ve ever had, would highly recommend

Owner response

Thanks Jonathan glad you enjoyed your holiday.

10 / 10 BFam 12 September, 2018

We spent 2 very enjoyable weeks here. The facilities are excellent - the games room in the barn and the pool were well appreciated and well used. The location is quiet, which we appreciated but with shopping facilities within a short drive. Declan and Rosemary were excellent to deal with both before and during the stay, and they made sure we had a great holiday.
The house is very well equipped and is comfortable plus it felt like a home straightaway. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Owner response

David, thank you for your very positive review, we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your holiday in our property.

10 / 10 The Mitchells 27 August, 2018

We are a family with 12 and 15 year old girls, property was immaculate and very spacious could easily cater for a larger family. With a large private swimming pool and large games room we were well entertained and it was situated in rural France in a quiet location. We have visited villas in France for 15 years and this one was by far one of the best; the swimming pool was fantastic and we felt very welcomed into Declans and Rosemarys home. There was every facility you could wish for and in summary we had a truly relaxing holiday.

Owner response

Thank you Claire we are delighted that you and your family had a great holiday in.our villa. We appreciate the comments and positive feedback.
Hope our paths cross again.

Rosemary and Declan

10 / 10 Ress 30 July, 2018

Excellent property. Great value for money.

Owner response

Thanks Wendy, delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and that our villa provided all that you and your family required. We appreviate your feedback.


Rosemary and Declan