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Romantic chateau XIX in big private estate with river and pool

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths5
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

In a private park of nearly 30 hectares (75 acres), crossed by a small river, the castle has retained its old charm intact while being modernized for better comfort.

40 minutes from the beaches (Royan, Ile de Ré, Oléron Island).

9 golf courses in the area:

Many attractions for children (Aquarium in La Rochelle, Zoo of La Palmyre, one of the largest in Europe-, water sports in St Savinien). Music Festival at the Abbaye aux Dames in Saintes.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

Why The Owner chose Saint-Savinien

Built in 1830, the castle is part of a property that has not changed family for 200 years. This is a cozy family home and has been preserved throughout the generations.

The region is one of the sunniest in France and famous for its beaches and the islands of Ré and Oléron.

Area of old traditions, notable for its architecture with its beautiful cities of La Rochelle, Rochefort, Saintes and St Jean d'Angely, Romanesque churches lost in the countryside and small villages built with local white stones.

Culinary tradition with oysters, the famous butter of the region, cheeses. And the world famous Cognac!


Saint-Savinien Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Half Baths
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
    Toilet 3 - toilet
    Toilet 4 - toilet
    Toilet 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Shower room 2 - combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - combination tub/shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Cellar
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Romantic chateau XIX in big private estate with river and pool
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 27 reviews
Cirencester UK

Beautiful setting, stunning chateau - a great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the chateau. Arnaud the owner couldn't be more accommodating and helpful from start to finish. We were a large group of 20 consisting of 5 families. The chateau is huge with 8 bedrooms. Arnaud was kind enough to reconfigure the rooms for us so we could house the babies and little people.

The décor in the house is traditional French style with a mod cons in the kitchen.

Plenty of dining space to accommodate even our huge group!

Pool area and grounds are perfect for chilling out or letting the kids run around, Games room was a welcomed addition too.

The Chateau is c50 mins from La Rochelle airport and easy to find. Some of our group also took the Eurotunnell and ferries to get there. There is a large Super U supermarket 5 mins drive from the Chateau in Saint Savinen which has quality produce to stock you up for the week.

The town of Saint Savinen has a great little lake where you can hire vintage model boats to sail drive around and a big bouncy castle park for the kids.

Markets in Santes and La Rochelle also well worth a visit.

A great holiday all in all and will be back...thanks Arnaud.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful chateau, far beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

We visited the chateau in June for a weekend away with friends and family. It is suffice to say we were blown away with how beautiful the chateau and it’s grounds are.

Our host Arnaud was particularly kind and really went above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable.

The house itself was clean, amenities were ample and every surface, every fireplace and every table was topped with a beautiful antique statue or vase.

The rooms varied in quality but were all comfortable and clean. There were 15 of us in total and ample space to accommodate all of us comfortably.

The pool and grounds are wonderful, we heard cuckoo birds hooting and my friend saw an especially rare orchid growing wild in the fields of the house.

I can’t reccomend it enough, we all fell in love and didn’t want to leave after the weekend was done!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful shabby chic chateau in lovely grounds

  • 3 of 5

We had a great stay at the Chateau that was marred by one thing only. The pool was green when we arrived and despite constant contact with Arnaud, it was even more green and murky when we left and new guests were due to arrive. What is most disappointing is that since we left we have tried to speak to Arnaud about it and he has ignored every email. This is a real shame because my daughter left her diary there and I was happy to pay for them to send it back but they have ignored me completely.

Other than that it is a great place for a group holiday. It is a little shabby but full of character and very comfortable. Great grounds for the kids to play in and so on.

The only other thing to note is that on the first floor there are 4 bedrooms with only one toilet to share between them. There are lots of en suite "bathrooms" on this floor but they only have basins and baths. There is a 5th bedroom on that floor with an en suite with toilet but the rest share one toilet.

If you don't plan to use the pool I think you will have a great time but if you are going in summer and want to cool off I would ask for some assurance from Arnaud that the problem has been fixed as it looked to us like it was a long term situation as the sides and bottom were dirty and despite changing the filter and using the automatic pool cleaner every day it did not improve.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Delightful chateau in lovely grounds ,near several pretty towns and villages, Saint Savinien 5 mins down the road. Swimming pool good size and near house. Plenty of seating for big party. Good to have bikes to wander round local villages, also good walks. Housekeeper,Dominique and caretaker Jean Marie very pleasant and helpful. A great place for a family get together.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very charming family, we are hoping to see you again!
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Everything you expect it to be - and more!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during my son's wedding in Rochefort. Perfect for a large family 'get together'. Beautiful surroundings and reasonably close to Saintes which has everything you will need. There's a good SuperU just over a mile away so you are not isolated. The accommodation is flexible with some fantastic bedrooms on the first floor; the second floor is a bit on the dark side but the kids loved it. Massive dining table and just about every thing you could ever want in the kitchen. The living areas are cosy and relaxed - the pool table was almost almost always in use. We were there during atrocious weather so didn't get chance to use the swimming pool unfortunately. To give a balanced view, it may be a bit dated for some tastes but for us this was a plus in that it made us feel more relaxed (if everything was pristine we would have been worrying about damaging something). The owner, Charles Arnaud, was very helpful. I did a lot of research before booking as I couldn't understand why we were getting so much for such a relatively little price - to be honest, couldn't really fault it for what we paid.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: such a lovely family: thank you for your appreciations, we will manage to improve the house!
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location du château de Saint Savinien

  • 4 of 5

Endroit merveilleux. Plein de charme. Grande Maison familiale très sympathique, bourrée de chambres avec des bonnes salles de bain impeccables chacune.

Seul les lits sont moyens....mais je crois qu'ils vont être changés.

Grand parc ravissant avec piscine/très longue table de repas avec une vingtaine de chaises dehors, en fer forgé impeccable. Le logis, juste à côté, est bien arrangé, extrêmement agréable aussi. Nous étions une grande famille, tous réunis quelques jours pour un mariage, et chacun a adoré cet endroit calme, romantique et accueillant. Nous y serions bien restés plus longtemps !

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merçi chère madame de votre gentille appréciation! en effet nous avons changé les lits incriminés cet hiver! j'espère pouvoir vous recevoir une autre fois parmi nous!
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
La Rochelle and Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Saint Savinien
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Saint Savinien
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: recommended

From Bordeaux: Autoroute A10 exit n°35: SAINTES. Then direction TAILLEBOURG, then St SAVINIEN and finally towards St Hilaire de Villefranche.

From Paris: Autoroute A10 exit n° 34 (Saint Jean d’Angély). Direction St Savinien, then St Hilaire de Villefranche.

To visit: Many lovely little villages from the surroundings with their roman churches, Saint Savinien and it's lake for the childrens (small boats), sight seeing on boats on the charente river to Saintes to discover the castels, the towns of Saintes and Saint Jean d'Angély (typical market with local food specialities), a little bit more fare the cost with Marennes (restaurants of sea food taken from the ocean on the same morning), the cities of Rochefort (corderie royale), La Rochelle, thes beaches of the "cote sauvage", thes isles of Ré, Oléron, Aix, the very animated city of Royan (casino). In a range of 15 km the castles of la Roche Courbon, Crazannes, Douhet, Panloy. 60 km from Cognac and its local production of liquor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linge par personne $16.49
Pet Fee $0
chauffage selon conso $1.18
Nettoyage $294.46
Stay tax $1.41 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, tarif linge en fonction du nombre de personnes, supplément chauffage selon la saison, caution demandée à l'arrivée (chèque), acompte/arrhes à la réservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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