La Fermette - A charming Traditional Farmhouse in Peaceful Setting
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 7
- english, french
About Lesley Houareau
We are Lesley & Felix Houareau. We live in a village just outside Bath. We feel very lucky that we live in a beautiful part of the UK but can also spend the summer in the Charente Maritime area of France with it's historic towns, pretty ports of the Gironde estuary and great beaches.
Lesley Houareau purchased this Farmhouse in 2004
Why Lesley Houareau chose Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin
We looked for a region with good weather but easier to travel to than the South of France. The Charente Maritime is the 2nd sunniest region of France and a hidden gem known about by the French. Lots of great beaches to choose from and great local (small) markets and rolling countryside with towns and villages with lots of medieval and roman character. We are in wine growing country - wine and cognac - and are surrounded by local producers where you can buy before you buy. We are in a peaceful rural hamlet but only 2.5km from the nearest town and surrounded by fields of sunflowers, wheat and vines and lots of local wildlife. The myriad of lanes around our gites are great to explore by foot or bike (we have a selection of bikes on hand). We are close to the Bordeaux / Blaye wine region as well being able to buy the best Cognac locally (Cognac is 40 minutes drive to the east) only 30 minutes to the beach. Wine, good food, sun and beaches - what more could you want?
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We love the space that we have in the farmhouse and the original features that give the house it's character. The location is rural but not remote as the nearest town is only 2.5 kms away - close enough to cycle to the boulangerie each day.