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Delightful stone cottage with lots of charm and private pool (exclusive)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, sleeps for 6 people, in rural France

Petit Etourneau - A delightful stone cottage (formerly millers cottage) with a wealth of charm, retaining many of its original features.

A private swimming pool for your exclusive use and secluded enclosed garden ensure that you can enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside.

However, the historic town of Jonzac is within 4 miles and offers bars, restaurants, casino, inland beach, cycle routes, indoor swimming pool/leisure complex and local market.

The Moulin makes a perfect base from which to explore the Charente region. Cognac, Angouleme, Bordeaux and Royan are within one hours drive.

Accommodation includes: 3 double bedrooms; 3 bath/shower rooms; lounge; kitchen/dining Room; laundry room.

Sleeps for 6 people.

More Details

Lesley Powick
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

Why Lesley Powick chose Champagnac

We fell in love with this wonderful watermill and love the area because of its sunny climate, however, the countryside is still green. We enjoy the tranquility, but like the fact that we are not too far away from some lovely towns i.e. Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Angouleme and Cognac.


Champagnac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 3 is a downstairs wet room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Delightful stone cottage with lots of charm and private pool (exclusive)
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful, comfy, practical

  • 5 of 5

Amazing peaceful surroundings, had everything we needed, very helpful hosts.

Enjoyed every minute and didn't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Louise, it was a real pleasure to have you and your family staying with us. Hopefully we will see you again.
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Excellent week's stay in pristine French countryside

  • 4 of 5

A delightful rural retreat, thank you Lee - who would have thought we went to the same Junior School so many years ago!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very clean. Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing stay at the cottage. Lee and Richard were really welcoming and helpful. Thanks for a fantastic holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful, characterful and quiet house, perfect for a young family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (kids ages 3, 5 and 7) had a lovely week in this house. The old mill has been beautifully rebuilt/refurbished, the photos on the website don't do it justice. The 2 main bedrooms, both with double beds (one with a spare single and the other with a cot), were enormous and tastefully decorated, the twin room perfect for our two boys. Downstairs was lovely, all very comfortable, the old water mill in the kitchen area being a stunning feature well preserved. Given the searing temperatures we had when there we spent much of our time outside dipping in and out of the pool while the kids played, blackberry hunting down the local lanes, swinging in the exceedingly comfy hammocks in the garden, playing cricket and football in the large shared garden, retreating indoors occasionally to cool off. The area is quiet, away from it all, with Jonzac, including the man made lake and sandy beach where we spent a very fun few hours, a 5 minute drive and the large sandy town beach (calm shallow waters) at St George an hours' drive. Leslie and Richard, who live in the adjoining cottage, were brilliant hosts, very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hopefully see you again!
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Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We could not have wished for a more wonderful holiday. Not only was the lovely cottage in a quiet and relaxing location, but it was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. We could not have hoped for better hosts and highly recommend for anyone looking for some peace and quiet. Absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. It was a real pleasure having you and your family stay with us. Richard and Lee
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June 2011 holiday at Petit Etourneau

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Petit Etourneau. The property is characterful, well equipped, tastefully furnished and even better than the pictures on the website. It's conveniently located the explore the beautiful countryside and nearby towns. The swimming pool was a big hit with all of us, especially our five year old daughter and the lovely hammocks in the garden were an added bonus.

Richard and Lee are incredibly friendly and helpful, providing us with useful weather updates (the temperatures reached a scorching 38 degrees whilst we were there) and suggesting family friendly eateries nearby - the restaurant at the base loisirs in Jonzac was a popular choice.

In addition to the nearby towns of Jonzac and Pons, we enjoyed visits to historic Saintes with its Roman amphitheatre and the beaches at St Georges de Didonne and Royan are also well worth the trip. It was a wonderful holiday and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Petit Etourneau to anyone.

The Broome family - Cardiff

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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The West Indies of Jonzac (Les Antilles de Jonzac)
Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Champagnac is a small village situated just outside the thermal town of Jonzac located in the Charente-Maritime.

Leisure complex with a large swimming pool with slides etc. Casino and inland beach are all located about 5 km from house.

Other Activities: Leisure complex with lagoon and casino and inland beach




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $0.83 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

€200 security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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