Lovely character cottage in historic town of St Jean-D'Angely
About Gavin Rodgers
Gavin and Bernadette Rodgers
Gavin Rodgers purchased this House in 2005
Pool / Spa
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.
Big house. Perfect pool. Great location.
Our party of 12, including 5 children under the age of 14, spent a week here and we found the property (the Main House plus the Gite) to be the perfect place to gather the family for an anniversary celebration.
Booking the property was stress free, and I found the owner to be pleasant and helpful, and easy to contact.
The description on the site is accurate, although perhaps the photographs don't do justice to the size of the property: the gravel drive is big enough for at least six cars, and the rooms in the Main House are large and well appointed. The Gite is less impressive in comparison, and the kitchen and bedrooms are basic. There is some road noise in the evenings, but it did not disturb us too much in the Main House, and was not noticeable in the Gite. There was no significant noise from neighbouring properties. Apart from the traffic on the road outside, it is a quiet area.
The pool was just the right size, the right temperature, not too deep for youngsters, and very clean and safe. During the week we were there, it was cleaned twice. The small tub, shown in one of the photographs, was not usable while we were there, though.
We found the large covered terrace next to the pool to be useful for meals for the whole party, and cool during the hottest weather.
The local amenities in Saint Jean d'Angeley are very good. The centre is a 5-10 minute walk, and it has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. There are larger supermarkets within 5-10 minutes drive.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Saint Jean d'Angeley and our day trips to Rochefort and the beach at Royan. We would happily stay there again and thoroughly recommend the whole property for any other large family group considering a relaxing holiday.
Stunning house. Great location.
A long drive and we were delighted to arrive whilst still warm . Slightly confused on arrival as road side of house is nothing like photos but once you open the gates, it really has the wow factor. Great pool . House very nice, spacious, but quickly we realised there were things that hadn't been thought through. Had to ask for more towels- as although provided, we're few and small. Only 2 fans, but 4 bedrooms. Kitchen essentials missing. 1 chopping board, no coffee machine, no toaster - it felt like it had never been 'lived in'. A ' welcome pack' would have been nice - such a bore after a 7 hour drive to have to shop for basics. The upstairs bedrooms are very very noisy (traffic) if you sleep with open windows. Which made life difficult in the heat. I pillow per person - small complaints but would make such a difference.
The town was lovely, good bars and restaurants. Location good for the beach and other larger towns. Overall very good butility could have been perfect with a few small tweaks
Perfect family holiday
We had a perfect family get together here. The heated pool and surroundings were great. The children particularly enjoyed the table tennis, basketball hoop and badminton. The terrace was perfect for evening BBQs. The house was in a good location and we enjoyed many meals out in the town which was a 5 minute stroll from the house. Good shopping centre close to the house also. Also convenient for a day trip to La Rochelle. All in all a fantastic holiday and we hope to return.
Fabulous House and Garden
We loved our holiday here. The house was exactly as described.
The rooms were clean and bright. The living room was huge and the second living area was handy for us to use in the evenings while ours sons used the main living room. The kitchen had everything we needed and we love to cook.
The garden and pool area were used nearly every day - we were lucky with great weather in early June. The covered BBQ area was great too.
Proximity to the town and lake recreation area was very handy. Our sons could wander out without having to pile into the car. Once you entered the gates of this villa it felt like you were out in the country so it's the best of both worlds.
The town is beautiful to stroll around. Everything was so close. It would be nice perhaps to have a few bikes there.
Overall a great place. Thanks.
Village fantôme, maison avec décoration de mauvais goût, relation avec la personne de contact uniquement en anglais !
Bref , nous étions contents de quitter ce lieu au plus vite !