Farmhouse 4 beds, on edge of the village of Saint-André-de-Lidon, Nr Royan, La Lievrerie Is nestling amongst vineyards yet 20mins from beaches
- english, french
About ROBIN MANN
ROBIN MANN purchased this House in 2005
Why ROBIN MANN chose Saint-André-de-Lidon
What makes this House unique
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This is a lovely house in a beautiful peaceful spot. It is slightly too small for 6-7 adults .
We loved the location of the house , so convenient for exploring the area and so peaceful and quiet. The garden is lovely and we enjoyed the plums and blackberries which were in abundance. It's been renovated well and is charming.
We found that it was too small for 6 adults , especially as it only has one bathroom and toilet. The bathroom needs upgrading.
Our stay was let down by lack of wifi, which we think should be a given for any property , we actually bought a prepaid router and the service was good.
The kitchen is well supplied and the dining room is lovely ; the lounge has character but we feel it could be a lot cosier and practical with a few proper sofas; again as we were 6 adults it wasn't that comfortable.
Bed are excellent !
The owners were friendly and helpful and made our stay has comfortable as it could be.
One further suggestion would be for a tumble dryer -
Lovely house in a lovely setting.
Everything we needed for a lovely holiday. Plenty of places to visit and nice beaches not far away. Would definitely go back.
We had such a great time staying at this house. Lovely garden, rustic feel but with all the mod cons to make a really comfortable stay. The house was clean and well kept and can tell it has been lovingly restored. We definitely recommend and would love to come back.
Robin (owner) was v helpful offering suggestions of restaurants and places to visit nearby - v knowledgeable of the local area.
Beautiful Old Farm House Property
The property is tucked away amongst beautiful countryside farmland and is full of charm and character. We woke up every morning to the sound of birds and absolutely nothing else, making us feel extremely relaxed and removed from all the hustle and bustle of our normal city lives.
The owners have spent years doing the old farm house up, and their love, care and attention to detail is noticed throughout the restored house. The facilities are fantastic, catering for families with a beautiful large dining table, a wood burning stove for if its chilly in the evening and outdoor dining furniture to eat under the stars if its warm (which you can see as its remote from other buildings).
The garden is large, full of lovely flowers and trees, we even managed to pick some fruit from some of the tree's scattered in the garden and near by farmland.
Overall, the owners go out of their way to answer any questions you may have in advance of your stay. They genuinely want you to enjoy their property and stay within St Andre. I would highly recommend.
Little French farmhouse gem
My family and I had a lovely holiday in the Charente region. The house is really close to the sea and picturesque little villages, with great places to eat. There was a really useful little book in the house with great suggestions of where to go and what to do, and we took these up, to much pleasure. Will go again. Highly recommend this place.
I am glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. We'd be really happy to welcome you again next year! Robin
La Lievrerie is approximately 11kms to the nearest beaches at Meschers sur Gironde, which has several small coves and a village with restaurants and shops
- a pleasant 20 minute drive through farms and villages.
La Lièvrerie is conveniently situated between two major international airports:
La Rochelle served by Ryanair and EasyJet,
and Bordeaux served by Flybe, British Airways and EasyJet.
Caen 511 kms - about 4hrs 42mins
Le Havre 594 kms - about 5hrs 23mins
Boulogne 743 kms - about 6hrs 45mins
Calais 776 kms - about 7hrs 4mins
Thanks Google maps!
Bordeaux 98kms (about an hour)
La Rochelle 95kms (about an hour)
Royan 20kms (25mins - miles of sandy beaches)
Saintes 20kms (25mins)
Cozes 8kms (10 mins)
Seaside 11kms (several small coves at Meschers sur Gironde or Talmont sur Gironde)
Historic towns and villages
This elegant seaside town has sandy beaches, upmarket shops and plenty of nightlife. In the summer there are outdoor concerts by the sea.
On the tranquil banks of the Charente, right in the heart of Roman Saintonge, Saintes is an exceptional historic town with hot springs, temples, aqueducts, a Roman arch and arenas.
Talmont sits on a rocky peak overlooking the Gironde estuary. The whitewashed village houses with their blue shutters and hollyhocks growing through the lanes have earned it a listing in the 'plus beau villages de France' guide.
Pons is dominated by its ‘donjon’, a 12th century keep which now houses the tourist office. The old town has tiny medieval streets (les ruelles) and imposing ramparts looking down onto the River Seugne 30 metres below, all of which can be explored on foot
Bordeaux (97kms– about an hour)
One of the world’s most beautiful cities and a UNESCO world heritage site, Bordeaux has more than 350 classified buildings and buildings listed as Historic Monuments. Restaurants, wine, culture, shopping – and near enough to go for the day.
La Rochelle(93kms from La Lievrerie – about an hour’s drive)
On an altogether different scale (and style) to Bordeaux is La Rochelle. This elegant fishing port has restaurants, cafes, shops, markets, and nearby beaches making it a must when you want to get back to some life and action.
Gastronomy in France is a must
You must sample the Pineau, the wines, the seafood so here are a few good restaurants nearby
Le Relais de Lidon, St Andre de Lidon
L’Etang de Brousses, St Andre de Lidon
La Caravelle, Gemozac
Le Lion D’Or, Gemozac
L’Hotel Bordeaux, Pons
La Table, Meursac
Le Cottage, Ars-en-Gironde
La Foret, St Georges de Didonne