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Le Chai (renovated wine makers barn)

9 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Welcome to our renovated Chai (a winemaker's barn) with it's own underwater floodlit, heated pool, making it an ideal secluded holiday destination for family and friends. Home comforts, wood burning stove, large patio and veranda to sit out, relax and soak up the sun during the day and watch it set at night. Peace and quiet whenever you want it, yet close to village bars, restaurants, beach / city day trips and the famous Chateaux of Bordeaux. Le Chai offers you all the ingredients for a memorable break....Welcome to our renovated Chai (a winemaker's barn) with it's own underwater floodlit, heated pool, making it an ideal secluded holiday destination for family and friends. Home comforts, wood burning stove, large patio and veranda to sit out, relax and soak up the sun during the day and watch it set at night. Peace and quiet whenever you want it, yet close to village bars, restaurants, beach / city day trips and the famous Chateaux of Bordeaux. Le Chai offers you all the ingredients for a memorable break.More
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About the Owner
Nick & Debbie S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:71%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:October 2010
Interaction with guests
We are freely available to discuss the property and plan your holiday before it starts. While you are enjoying Le Chai if any issues arise that require assistance we can again be contacted directly and our local representatives are always available and live a short distance away.
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

We stayed here for 2 weeks in August. The pool is really well designed and is a great area to relax or to have fun with the kids. The garden is west facing so it was great to see the sun setting on the horizon...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank dskane2003
Travel402005, VR Owner at Le Chai (renovated wine makers barn), responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed Le Chai and the region. We hope to welcome you and friends again in the future.

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Our family spent great week in Le Chai July 2018. House is spacious, offers great outdoor and indoor activities for lots of fun. Plenty of opportunities for runs and bike trail tours and close proximity to shopping for every day needs. People in the vicinity...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Gerd Frank P
Management response:Responded 1 August 2018

We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday at Le Chai and found the property a great place for your extended family to have fun together. We would be delighted to welcome you back in future.

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great relaxing holiday at a Le Chai, one of the best holidays all our family has had. Very spacious and comfortable, heated pool was fab and the pool table was well used too. Area is great for exploring but is very rural and quiet, shops...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Gillian M
Management response:Responded 10 August 2016

Merci beaucoup! We are delighted you enjoyed your time so much and hope to welcome you back in again in the future.

Reviewed 2 September 2015

We have been coming back to this area of France for 20 years now and I have to say that this is one of the loveliest and most comfortable rentals that we have had the pleasure to stay in. The patio and pool area were...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Andrew J
Management response:Responded 2 September 2015

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted you had a wonderful holiday at Le Chai and enjoyed the pool and surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back another year.

Reviewed 22 August 2014

We have recently returned from spending two weeks at Le Chai. There were 10 of us, ranging in age from 20 months to 60 years and I can honestly say that every one of us had a fabulous time. The house is deceptively large and...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank CCowen_11
Management response:Responded 26 August 2014

Thank you for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your time at Le Chai and the swimming pool. The pool table is always a hit with the boys! We are also glad you had the energy to venture out for meals. Often we find lazing...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Water Park Nearby
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Pool Table
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
The high ceilings of this converted barn make it cool in the heat of the day, yet the wood stove renders it cosy after sundown. The well equipped kitchen with range cooker and American fridge freezer allows you to prepare fresh French foods washed down with local wines at your leisure. The dining and lounge areas comfortably allow groups of 10, the space to stretch out and rest after a hard day lazing by the pool.There are two double rooms with en-suite bathrooms, two twin rooms, a family bathroom and a separate WC. The mezzanine adds character to the barn and with 2 double sofa beds accommodation can be increased to sleep 10. In the evenings TV / DVD in the lounge, a sing song around the piano, a pool tournament or a last dip before bedtime all make for those holiday memories.
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About the neighbourhood
Whatever you enjoy doing on holiday (if you can drag yourself away from the pool), the Charente Maritime has something for everyone. Fascinating villages, towns and cities to explore and enjoy. We recommend the world famous Chateaux of Latour and St Emilion. But if you want to just taste and buy wine direct from the producer, we can direct you to 'Bernard' on our doorstep. The summer evening market at Montendre is worth the visit and the acclaimed zoo at La Palymre with the amazing nearby beaches of the Cote Sauvage make for a full day out. A little nearer home is the children's leisure and adventure area at Jonzac where you can swim and relax by the lake, while the younger ones choose from trying their hands at sailing, kayaking, pedalos, rock climbing, archery and the exciting tree...
How to get there
The property (Le Chai) is set in rural France among the vineyards of the region. You will need a car. The best way of getting there will depend on where you are coming from. Ferries from Portsmouth or Poole will arrive in Caen, Cherbourg or St Malo, from where Le Chai is 350 and 400 km on easy and fast motorway / dual carriageways taking between 5 & 6 hours. The journey from the Channel tunnel is longer but we can recommend excellent Chambres D'Hotes (French B&B's) en route. The nearest airport is Bordeaux leaving a 40 minutes drive, but flights to La Rochelle are often very good value and the drive from there is only about 80 minutes. All the main cheap airlines have flights from all over the UK to these and other local airports (Angouleme, Limoges and even Nantes). However you travel ...
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