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C18th Charentaise Farmhouse with Large Pool near La Rochelle and Ile de Re

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Overview
11 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
28 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Les Capucines is regarded as one of the Charente Maritime's finest and best equipped holiday properties. This beautifully restored 18th Century Charentaise Farmhouse comprises of three spacious and well-appointed cottages \ gites that can comfortably accommodate up to 28 guests... 1/ Le Manoir (sleeping up to 12 guests) 2/ La Grange (sleeping up to10 guests) 3/ L'Ecurie (sleeping up to 6 guests). Individual, combinations of cottages, or the entire property can be rented out to accommodate up to 28 guests ... perfect for large gatherings of family, friends or work colleagues. This unique property, which is built on the site of an old Roman encampment, is set in a tranquil but not isolated location, on the edge of a quiet village of just 15 houses. Les Capucines is surrounded by l...Les Capucines is regarded as one of the Charente Maritime's finest and best equipped holiday properties. This beautifully restored 18th Century Charentaise Farmhouse comprises of three spacious and well-appointed cottages \ gites that can comfortably accommodate up to 28 guests... 1/ Le Manoir (sleeping up to 12 guests) 2/ La Grange (sleeping up to10 guests) 3/ L'Ecurie (sleeping up to 6 guests). Individual, combinations of cottages, or the entire property can be rented out to accommodate up to 28 guests ... perfect for large gatherings of family, friends or work colleagues. This unique property, which is built on the site of an old Roman encampment, is set in a tranquil but not isolated location, on the edge of a quiet village of just 15 houses. Les Capucines is surrounded by lush countryside, fields of sunflowers and is a short distance to shops and facilities as well as being only 20 minutes from the nearest sandy beach. Being so well equipped, you only need bring your clothes and some company! Les Capucines is so centrally located that there is an enormous variety of activities and places to visit within easy reach... To the West, the gorgeous Atlantic beaches are right on the doorstep, as well as the historic old seaport of La Rochelle and the glamorous islands of Ile de Re, Oleron and Aix. To the East are the beautiful towns along the Charente River, including the historic old towns of Saintes and Cognac. A short drive to the North, is the Loire Valley with its magnificent Chateaux and to the South, there are the beautiful rolling countryside of the Dordogne as well as the vineyards of Bordeaux. So whether you go North, South, East or West - and everywhere in between - there is just so much for the whole family to do and see whilst on holiday at Les Capucines! If you feel more like relaxing, there is a very large terraced swimming pool which is bathed in sunshine from dawn to dusk and surrounded by mature, well laid out gardens. In addition each cottage has its own barbecue (ready to fire up) as well as table and chairs for outdoor eating. Communal dining for up to 28 guests to eat together is also available, with a choice of 'alfresco', under cover or inside. Facilities include a large under cover games area with table tennis, table football, magnetic darts and a selection of bicycles for local use. There is also a guest store-room with an extensive DVD library, boules, footballs, a cricket set, inflatables plus pump, tennis & badminton racquets as well as lounge cushions and umbrellas for the pool. Near the pool is a popular kids play area which has a slide, sandpit, picnic table, swings, a paddling pool and ride-on tractor to keep the little ones occupied. In addition to the large areas of manicured and private gardens there is also a communal 'veggie patch' for guests to help themselves to tomatoes, courgettes, peppers, lettuce, strawberries, blackberries, basil and mint and whatever else is available at the time. New to Les Capucines is an in-house massage facility (by a fully trained masseuse) which will be available for guests after long drives, bike rides, walks, swims or just because they feel like being pampered! So whatever you and your family and friends are looking for in a French holiday, Les Capucines can deliver - and so much more! More
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About the Owner
Mark H
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
Interaction with guests
The owners are from Sydney, Australia and live on-site in a separate gite with its own entrance. They are there to offer assistance and advice, where needed, on where to eat as well as places to visit and activities in the surrounding area. They also ensure that the property is fully maintained during your stay and your holiday enjoyment is maximised.
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Reviewed 2 August 2019

We were a party of fourteen and came to celebrate my sister’s 70th birthday in July. We had a fantastic time, ideal for hot weather as well.The pool is large and well maintained and ample amount of lounge chairs for all. The outdoor patio and...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank 594manning
FrequentFlier545299, VR Owner at C18th Charentaise Farmhouse with Large Pool near La Rochelle and Ile de Re, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2019

Thanks Sally, you and your family were a delight and we hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 10 August 2016

Stayed with my whole family (occupying all three properties) for two fantastic weeks. Fantastic houses, pool and grounds and Mark and Margy were brilliant hosts. All the little extras, including all Margy's signs, were a brilliant addition. For my family, the pool, the table tennis,...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank jocockerton
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Lovely old farmhouse. Great location with access to Ile de Re, La Rochelle and Saintes. Very clean and well maintained. Mark and Margy are great hosts. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Alan T
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We arrived at Les Capucines after a very busy week of Watersports in the South of France and we had the most wonderfully relaxing week. Mark and Margy are fantastic hosts. La Grange is extremely comfortable and well equipped. We loved the private garden with...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Annie L
Reviewed 29 July 2015

La Grange was everything we were expecting and more, the gite contained every creature comfort you could wish for and more! The kitchen is very well equipped. It was very clean and extremely well maintained, perfect for our family, 3 adults and two teenage children....More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank Suzanne O
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Swingset
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Les Capucines is only 20 minutes from the gorgeous Atlantic beaches to the West and a few minutes more to the historic old harbour town of La Rochelle as well as the glamorous offshore islands of Isle de Re, Oloron and Aix. Along the Charente to the East you will find a number of historic towns including Saintes, with its rich Roman heritage, and Cognac with its brandy houses such as Remy Martin, Martell, Ottard as well as the fascinating cobbled town centre. On arrival, you will find your gite fully stocked with brochures for all the local attractions together with recommendations from the owners and previous guests for many local shops, restaurants and markets.
Getting around
With its fantastic motorways nearby it only takes just over an hour to get to the amazing city of Bordeaux and then onto the nearby vineyards of St Emillon. They will also take you North to the Medieval Town of Tours and the chateaux of the Loire Valley. Alternatively you can take a more leisurely drive through the beautiful countryside of the Charente-Martime and rolling hills of neighbouring Dordogne.
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