La Tonnelle

Saint Simon, Charente-Maritime

Property Reference: F17100

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  • Sleeps6
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms3
  • GradeGrading pending
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
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4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • BroadbandBroadband
  • Downstairs ToiletDownstairs Toilet
  • MicrowaveMicrowave
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

This attractive farmhouse next to the owner’s home has been carefully restored to retain its traditional charm and character. The spacious interior has cool rooms, whilst the typical farmhouse dining kitchen is well-equipped with modern appliances. From this room, patio doors open on to the terrace and poolside. This is ideal for families, having enclosed shady gardens with swings and a private swimming pool. Set in peaceful countryside, within walking distance of the sleepy village of Saint Simon, the area is a delight to discover. Colourful markets abound in the nearby villages and wine-tasting of the local ‘Pineau’ aperitif can be found everywhere. With the fine sandy beaches of Meschers and the fascinating port of Royan just twenty-five minutes drive, the location is perfect. Other attractions are the historical city of Saintes, just a short drive and the bustling sea-side resort of La Palmyre with its zoo, water park and marvellous beaches - a haven for families with children. An ideal holiday base.

Entrance via large French windows from patio beside swimming pool. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Shower room. Separate WC. Steep open stairs with low beams up to cosy living room and three bedrooms; one double with basin, two twin

  • Covered pergola
  • Private enclosed swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1.2m - 1.7m)
  • Electric heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot
  • Barbecue
  • NB: Steep stairs not suitable for the elderly, infirm or toddlers.

Location: 1km from Saint Simon de Pellouaille (small grocers, bread available), 6km N of Gémozac (all facilities, market), beaches 30km, Royan 34km (ferry to Médoc, casino), 45km from La Palmyre Zoo (large monkey park).

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. This property suited our requirements perfectly, we have 3 children who are 7,5 & 6months. The house was very clean. It was simply but elegantly decorated & furnished. It was extremely well maintained & had extra touches like the bedroom windows having insect screen as well as shutters, so you could sleep with the windows open behind the shutters, without the fear of being eaten alive - there are mosquitos. It had ample space with a living upstairs & a large kitchen diner, there was a utility room complete with washing machine and ironing board. The kitchen is well equipped, with a gas hob. It doesn’t have a conventional oven, but does have a combination microwave/oven/grill which is adequate. It does have a BBQ. The patio area and pool are just outside the kitchen, which worked brilliantly for us. The pool is very well looked after and very clean. The water temp was about 25 degrees. Great for our older children - slightly chilly for our baby, but he was fine in a baby wetsuit in the water. We used the pool everyday. The garden is beautiful and has swings under the trees. Wonderful for relaxing on hot afternoons. There is an adjoining field for playing football in. The owners are charming and work extremely hard to make your stay very pleasant. They live next door and whilst you are aware that they are around they never invade your privacy, but are always happy to help. They gave us home grow veggies too. The areas is very interesting with lots to see and do, Our particular favourites were visiting Talmont in the late afternoon/early evening, visiting Chateau de La Roche Courbon, learning about oysters at Marennes & our visit to La Rochelle. We have only just scratch the surface on this area of France and will be back quite possibly to La Tonnelle. Thank you for a lovely holiday. June 2012.
  2. Really peaceful spot with friendly English speaking owners. Surrounded by fields and the owners’ other plots of land which are used for growing fruit and vegetables and set in lovely well-maintained gardens. There was no TV which was a small worry in the middle of the Olympic games, but we didn’t miss having one in the end. However we would really have appreciated a proper oven. June 2012.
  3. The owners were lovely people who even gave us some vegetables from their garden. They were always available but never intrusive. When a garden chair broke it was replaced quickly with no fuss, much appreciated. Lovely location, beautiful garden and a field for the children to kick a football around in - great! July 2009.
  4. A truly beautiful, rustic French property set in delightful gardens. Aug 2009.
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