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Chez Bouquet lovely farmhouse , salt water pool, and large, private garden..

Front of house - Parking for 5 cars.
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Front of house - Parking for 5 cars.
rear garden and pool, 14 loungers/hammocks. Dining table for 12, large barbecue, extra table for 4.
Salt pool 10x5  metre .100 decibel alarm. Underwater Lights. Electric robot. Isothermic heat cover.
lounge has sky TV/DVD
video player
main conservatory great for breakfast, too hot later., but good at night.
Can seat  13/14 if we use our smaller chairs. We have great stone barbecue.
bedroom 1  ground floor with Sky+ TV/DVD king size bed. Also has an extra street door.
1st floor - Bedroom 4 has skyTV, video, and electric skylight + double sofa bed.
bedroom 2 Ground floor with electric velux skylights.
Next to bathroom
1st floor Bedroom 5
single +extra large single
open plan bedroom 6
front garden and garage
Large parking area for 5 cars.
front garden
Kitchen dining table can seat 12+
Excellent kitchen well stocked with chef in mind!
Lower garden and extensive woods.
Front conservatory, great for breakfast, too hot later. Nice at night.
Additional front door for 1st floor bedrooms and lounge/kitchen
2nd lounge/ kitchen with hob/ microwave.,
also outside door. Double sofa bed.
View from pool conservatory.
Our racehorse Quassine in her huge area.
main lounge from windows.
lower garden
Chez Bouquet
Main gate
side garden
Le Lion D'Or restaurant terrace at Gemozac     8mins away. 14euros50 for 3 course lunch.
Sooky the pony, lives with Quassine likes carrots, stale baguettes, and apples.
conservatory view
rear garden
Lovely very old wood burning fireplace.
The horses view from the stable.
Cravans patisserie 1 kilometre from home
also hand made chocolates
The ancient citadel at Pons 8 kilometres away.
Worth a visit. interesting town.
In the bamboo area, of which we have thousands!
The 10x5 m  pool is salt water pool, not chlorine. Has under water lighting, and 110 decibel alarm.
The bicycles are offered for you pleasure.
The beach at Mescher, about 18 mins.Also close to St-George, and Royan
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Farmhouse -
6 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 14
Cravans, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Chez Bouquet is a beautiful 250 year old farmhouse converted to a high standard as a holiday home. Set at the end of a cul-de-sac, in a small hamlet in South West France consisting of ten houses. Our visitors say it has a homely feeling, unlike impersonal hotels. Also perfect for reunions,and sophisticated stag/hen weekends. Some ground floor areas have possible wheelchair access.

The house is completely secluded, set in more than two acres of garden and woods with, a large salt water private pool,which is now heated by our new isothermique solar type fitted cover (which brought the temperature up to 31 degrees, several days during August 2017, which was remarkable!) and as we are in the second sunniest area of France, after the Riviera at 2500 hours, it bodes well for our pool.

The house is surrounded by vineyards, producing, cognac, w...
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Listing #HL1939650
About the Owner
Stephen F
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
If I am not here to receive you, then my housekeepers, Fernand and Evelyn will be here to greet you, show you around, and make sure that you have everything you need. And, they only live in the detached house next door, fifty yard away. Stephen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of staying at the fabulous Chez Bouquet farmhouse and astounding is an understatement. I was part of a lucky group of 8 and this review is reflective of the entire groups experience at Chez Bouquet. The property is exceptionally maintained, clean and...More

Thank Paul B
fstephen2014, VR Owner at Chez Bouquet lovely farmhouse , salt water pool, and large, private garden.., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow Paul, thank you so much for this fabulous review. I am so happy that you and your entourage enjoyed yourselves so much. The weather exceeded your expectations, and your wish for a good tan was granted! I look forward to your next visit. Stephen

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I cannot recommend Chez Bouquet highly enough! I visited for the FIFTH time from 26th September with seven friends for a birthday celebration. We stayed for a week and as usual, the weather was amazing, the house improves every year! Stephen, the owner, is diligent...More

Thank Lauren S
fstephen2014, VR Owner at Chez Bouquet lovely farmhouse , salt water pool, and large, private garden.., responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Wow Lauren, Thanks for the fabulous revue, you were great guests, and fun to have around. I look forward to seeing you all again in June. Stephen

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We stayed at Chez Bouquet again this September, had another fabulous time. The house was spotlessly clean on our arrival and our host Stephen, who lives close by, was there to greet us, he is a good friend to us now. The garden is fully...More

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fstephen2014, VR Owner at Chez Bouquet lovely farmhouse , salt water pool, and large, private garden.., responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Hi Anne, Mick, and Ollie,thank you for this second super review you have given Chez Bouquet. Also thank you for persuading(pushing!) me to get the state of the art isothermique pool cover, which this summer achieved temperatures of up to 31c in August!, and as...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (20)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(8)
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 9:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    8 Twins
    2 Sofas
    1 Queen
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
GBP 290
GBP 290
7 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
High season
7 nights -- --
GBP 2,495
1 Sep 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
High season
2 nights
GBP 300
GBP 1,800
4 May 2019 -
7 Jun 2019
High season
2 nights
GBP 340
GBP 1,800
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$536 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
we can accomodate smaller groups or individual room bookings out of season on a bed and breakfast basis Please contact for details.
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About the neighbourhood
We are close to Royan, Saintes, Cognac. The famous vineyards of Bordeaux and the Medoc, are accessible by ferry from Royan. Chateaux such as Lafite,Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Petrus, and Cheval Blanc can all be visited. There is excellent shopping in Saintes and Royan .
There is a large SuperU supermarket , and also a Lidl’s in Gemozac, just 8 minutes away.
We have several good restaurants in the area, with varying price ranges, such as our local restaurant Le Petit Gourmand which has a lunch menu at 14euros50, for 3 course lunch, wine, and coffee. Just a mile from the house.
The local bakery is just one mile away....
Getting around
You definitely need a car to get around, but we also provide you with 4 bicycles of varying sizes, at no extra charge. Good for going to the local bakery in the morning. One kilometre, very quiet road.

Meschers is a small fishing port on the banks of the Gironde just along the coast from Royan. Set into the cliffs here is a fascinating series of troglodyte caves which you can visit. The caves were inhabited throughout the centuries and were a refuge for the Protestants in the religious wars of the 16th and 17th centuries. Just 20 minutes from home.
Very close to the beautiful beach at St-Georges-de-Didonne, and Royan.
.Beyond Royans the famous Zoo at La Palmyre, but still not far from home.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: La Rochelle- Ryanair//Easyjet//Flybe//Jet2: 87.0 km
Railway: saintes: 18.0 km
Ferry: St Malo: 451.0 km
If you are driving from Calais you could consider an overnight stop, perhaps at Alencon which is about 200 miles from Calais.
The easiest route is from St Malo, which is about 4hrs 30. Also good are Dieppe, Caan,, leHavre, or coming from the West Country, Plymouth to Roscoff

By plane La Rochelle is the nearest, and easiest, with Ryanair, Easyjet
Flybe, or Jet2. Bordeaux is also available with Ryanair, British airways, and easyJet. This takes a further thirty minutes to reach the house.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 19.0 km.
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