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L'Oree du Bois

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8 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
24 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Our lovely Charentais farmhouse, cottage & barn nestles among a gentle landscape of sunflower fields and farmland. The stone-built cottage is over 200 years old and full of character with original fireplaces and wood-burning stoves, oak beams and cottage charm but enjoying all modern comforts. Four large double bedrooms - two en-suite - with beautiful french beds & additional day beds for children sharing. Fully equipped farmhouse kitchens. Two sitting rooms with comfy sofas - one with TV and sky dish.. Downstairs loo. Family bathroom. The attached cottage has 3 double bedrooms, sitting room with sofa bed & fully equipped kitchen & family bathroom. The open-plan barn has been sympathetically renovated with exposed beams & stone walls. It has a double bedroom reached via an oak staircase ...Our lovely Charentais farmhouse, cottage & barn nestles among a gentle landscape of sunflower fields and farmland. The stone-built cottage is over 200 years old and full of character with original fireplaces and wood-burning stoves, oak beams and cottage charm but enjoying all modern comforts. Four large double bedrooms - two en-suite - with beautiful french beds & additional day beds for children sharing. Fully equipped farmhouse kitchens. Two sitting rooms with comfy sofas - one with TV and sky dish.. Downstairs loo. Family bathroom. The attached cottage has 3 double bedrooms, sitting room with sofa bed & fully equipped kitchen & family bathroom. The open-plan barn has been sympathetically renovated with exposed beams & stone walls. It has a double bedroom reached via an oak staircase with ensuite shower room, a large living area with sofa bed and a fully equipped kitchen with dining area. Set in 4 acres of secluded gardens offering lawns and shaded areas ideal for games or just relaxing. Large 10m X 5m heated pool in full sun all day (with easy-open safety cover). Large terrace area ideal for BBQs and alfresco meals. Large courtyard area and terrace to front. Great for Boules! Table tennis room. Indoor games. Selection of adult & children's bikes.The house is totally private with its own stone wall enclosed garden via an iron gated entrance. There is plenty of off street parking and a large open terrace area, facing south to create a safe playground. Ideal for families or large groups seeking to relax or to use as a base to explore the beautiful Charente Maritime. Nearby there are local markets and shops. Wonderful restaurants, some selling locally caught seafood such as the famous Marenne oysters. There are lovely sandy beaches and a trip to the famous Ile de Re is a must. Wine tasting & vineyard tours & the famous Cognac tours are a very popular visit., Historic towns such as La Rochelle & Saintes are steeped in Roman history and also offer great dining and shopping. Wide range of leisure activities including golf, fishing, walking, windsurfing and horse riding. Cycling is a popular French sport and there are many miles of cycle-friendly tracks to be found and national cycling events held nearby.More
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About the Owner
Richard M
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2009
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

We had the most wonderful holiday ever.We celebrated our Golden Wedding Anniversary with all our family.20 of us in total.The house,the pool,the land,the games room..everything just ticked all the boxes. We shall come again for sure. Many many thanks Richard you have a lovely home.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Venture725370
Odyssey299622, VR Owner at L'Oree du Bois, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thanks Mary. We are always pleased when our guests enjoy our house as much as we do.

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Have just returned from a family holiday, and we would like to thank Richard and Sue for creating such a comfortable and wonderful holiday home. The location is great and despite the mixed weather we had a great time. The five grandchildren and eight adults,...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Stay777924
Management response:Responded 5 June 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words Marie and Alan. We are so glad you had such a good time. It means so much to us. Sue & Richard

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

3 families had a wonderful week together in this property. The accommodation is perfect for dining and spending time together but also possible to have your own space as it is like three properties in one, all with kitchen and bathroom facilities. The pool is...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Erica K
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

Thanks Erica. Really glad you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We travelled as a party of 19 - including 10 adults and 9 children ranging between 7 and 16yrs. Richard (owner) was great in advance with advice and suggestions regarding the sleeping arrangements / bed arrangements. On arrival Lynn (local fixer!) was on hand to...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank howardsallyhodges
Management response:Responded 30 August 2017

Thanks Howard. Really glad you had a great time and we'd love to have you back. We spend a lot of time ourselves at the house which is why it's difficult to remove all of our bits (sorry) but we are really glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

This was a great House, the photos don't do the sheer size of it justice, we had x 3 generations (x 13) We played cricket & rounders every day, some of us went running around the lovely sunflower fields, there is a local village (Aulnay)...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Justynstevens
Management response:Responded 26 August 2017

Thanks Justyn. Really glad you enjoyed your stay. We love the place.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The Charente Maritime is one of the sunniest and most beautiful parts of France. We are half an hour drive to Cognac and the old Roman town of Saintes. The long sandy beaches of the south west coast of France are about 45 minutes away.
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We are very rural and a car is essential.
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