Three bedroom holiday cottage set in rolling Charentais countryside on the edge of the village of Les Églises d'Argenteuil, just 10 minutes from St Jean d'Angély and 45 minutes from the beach. The cottage can sleep 6 people in the 3 bedrooms: a double, a twin and a bunk room, or up to 8 people using the bed-settee in the living room. A cot can also be provided on request. Indoor entertainment includes Satellite Television, DVD player and WiFi. A range of books, toys, board games and DVDs are also available. Outside, dine al-fresco under the welcome shade of the cherry tree in the private courtyard garden, complete with a gas BBQ, garden table, umbrella and chairs. Unwind on a sun-lounger, take a refreshing dip in the private pool or work out on our rower and stepper. Relax and watch the children play on the large, enclosed field with its swings, badminton nets and football goals. Enjoy the facilities in our games room barn. Darts, pool, table football and table tennis at your disposal whatever the weather!
- Cottage796 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
Les Eglises-d'Argenteuil, Saint Jean d'Angély, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - Countryside Location, 10 Minutes Drive To St Jean D'angély. 45 Minutes To Atlantic Coast & Beaches
Mrs Jacqueline Berry
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 18, 2018
About Mrs Jacqueline Berry
Former primary school teacher, now living in France.
Mrs Jacqueline Berry purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Mrs Jacqueline Berry chose Les Églises-d'Argenteuil
Beautiful, peaceful countryside location yet close to a pretty and historic market town with some great bars and restaurants, all amenities, including an indoor swim complex, a cinema and a go-kart track. Easy access to airports and motorway links: Nestled among fields of grain and sunflowers, it's hard to believe we are just 10 minutes' drive from the A10. Under an hour from the airport at La Rochelle, Poitiers 1hr 15mins, Bordeaux 1hr 30 mins. Ferries - 4 hrs from St Malo, 4.5hrs from Caen.
What makes this Cottage unique
Private pool, large garden and games barn as well as it's rural location among the rolling countryside of the Boutonne Valley make this property a great choice for families or couples who want to get away from it all, yet be just a 10 minute drive from all amenities in the picturesque towns of St Jean d'Angély and Aulnay. Gorgeous Atlantic beaches and La Rochelle with it's award-winning restaurants and aquarium are just an hour away. Vineyards, beautiful chateaux, the historic towns of Cognac & Saintes and the Marais Poitevin are all easily reachable. For child-friendly days out, why not take a trip to the charming Donkey Sanctuary just a short drive away, discover the region's prehistoric past at Paléosite near Saintes or one of the biggest aquariums in Europe at nearby La Rochelle. Further afield (just over an hour) lie the magnificent Futuroscope near Poitiers, Les Antilles water park at Jonzac, and the Zoo at La Palmyre.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A fabulous, well-eqipped and excellent family accomodation in a lovely setting
We have just returned from a wonderful two weeks thanks to Jackie and Peter. We arrived to a very generous welcome that included wine, bread and delicious home made jam. With 4 children ( from 4 years up to 16 years old) and two adults, the property provided everything and more we could have wished for. The pool was just perfect, secluded and much larger than we had anticipated. It met the needs well of our children as our youngest daughter was happy popping in and out the smaller pool while our older children enjoyed the space in the main pool.
The property was very well equipped and we enjoyed sitting and eating out every day in the courtyard. We used the barbecue lots and enjoyed the figs from the tree too. There was great outdoor space around the property and the games room was a huge success and had plenty to occupy all of the children. We were very lucky with superb weather during our whole visit but the games room would be great also if the weather is a little rainy. The property was easily reached from the autoroute and lots of local supermarkets nearby which made cooking and shopping easy. Lots of fabulous towns and villages in easy travel distance of the property and the local markets were excellent too.
Many thanks for a wonderful stay - we would not hesitate to return and were grateful for all of the advice and ideas as to where to visit.
Lovely peaceful cottage
Made very welcome by the owners. Lovely private pool and loungers to sit with drinks. Generous welcome "basket". Huge enclosed field perfect for ball games. (Our dog loved it!).
Lots of interesting places within easy striking distance (La Rochelle / Ile du Re /Cognac & many more). Extremely peaceful but only ten minute drive to supermarkets, shops etc. It is ideal for someone who has a dog or children as there is plenty of safe enclosed space in which they can play. The villa also has plenty of space within (3 bedrooms).
We would definitely recommend this for couples and families looking for a relaxing, private space in which to enjoy their holiday.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Rue Vincent. It was a pleasure to meet you both and Shearer, too. Many thanks for choosing to spend your holiday with us.
Amazing better than described.
We have just returned from the most amazing holiday. The accommodation surpassed our expectations. The owners could not have been more helpful, nothing was any trouble. In truth the setting, facilities, accommodation and location was superb. We will be going back without hesitation.
We could not have wished for better.
Jackie and Peter thank you both for a fantastic holiday, and allowing my children and I to share such an amazing holiday and of course our dogs.
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again next summer.
60 Minutes drive to La Rochelle
45 minutes drive to Chatelaillon Plage - beautiful sandy, family-friendly beach.
Airports: La Rochelle (45 mins), Poitiers (1.25hrs) Bordeaux (1.5hrs)
Ferries: St Malo (4.5hrs), Caen (5hrs), Le Havre (5.5hrs), Cherbourg (6hrs), Calais/Eurotunnel (6.5 - 7hrs)
All times are approximate driving times.
St Jean d'Angély - 8km
Aulnay de Saintonge - 8km
Saintes - 30km
Cognac - 44km
La Rochelle - 78km
St Jean d'Angély is an attractive market town with a diverse range of independent shops, banks, post office and pharmacies as well as a number of large supermarkets, restaurants and bars catering for all tastes and pockets. It has an outdoor leisure lake and an impressive indoor pool complex with flumes etc.
Situated just off the coast of La Rochelle and accessible via bridge or boat, lies the beautiful World Heritage site, Île de Ré. Explore the old town within the citadel of Saint-Martin and discover the island's fine sandy beaches, ports, forests and salt marshes. Fort Boyard - built by Vauban and located between the Île-d'Aix and the Île d'Oléron - is a short boat ride away.
The pretty market town of Saintes is famous for its Roman architecture, notably the impressive Arc de Germanicus, standing proudly on the banks of the Charente river; the amphitheatre and the Cathédral de St-Pierre. Horse lovers may wish to visit Le Haras National de Saintes – one of the 23 the national horse studs of France. Originally created to provide King Louis XIV with horses, this national network is today responsible for maintaining the standards of breeding and for protecting local breeds – including this area’s Poitevin draught horse and the Poitou donkey. Take a guided tour to see the horses housed in elegant stables set in landscaped gardens.
Cognac, the medieval town which bears the name of the region, is attractive with narrow medieval cobbled streets and elegant Renaissance facades. It is here that the famous beverage of the same name has been produced since the 17" century and where world famous Cognac houses such as Camus, Hennessy, Martell, Otard, Prince Hubert de Polignac, Rémy-Martin, Courvoisier, and Renault-Bisquit are located. Each distillery has its own secret and unique process for mixing the various blends of its eaux-de-vie and most offer guided tours allowing visitors to observe the distilling process as well as to taste and purchase the final product.
Booking Notes: To reserve the Property, complete and sign the booking form and return it together with payment of the initial non-refundable deposit (25% of the total rent due). Subject to availability, the Owner will send a confirmation receipt and statement. This is the formal acceptance of the booking. Provisional bookings by telephone or online are held for one week only. Balance required 8 weeks prior to stay. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday in high season but can be flexible outside of this period. Check in 3pm. Check out by 10am. Notes on prices: Prices exclude bed linen, which can be hired if required. Guests may choose to bring their own if preferred. Towels not provided. A security deposit of £350 for the rental period is payable with the holiday balance in case of, for example, damage to the property or its contents. However, this sum shall not limit the Client's liability to the Owner. The Owner will account to the Client for the security deposit and refund the balance due within two weeks after the end of the rental period. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs may be accepted on a discretionary basis. Please give full details of your pets on booking form or ask us for further information.