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Le Chai, Comfortable restored farmhouse with shared heated pool

Enclosed courtyard
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Farmhouse -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Vibrac, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Le Chai is a one-bedroom gîte with :
Upstairs : one double bedroom, with room for a cot or child's bed (provided by us). En suite shower room.
Downstairs : Open-plan kitchen/diner/living room. The kitchen has an electric oven & hob, dishwasher, fridge with freezer shelf, washing machine, microwave, etc.
The living area has a comfy sofa, UK satellite Freeview TV/French TNT, books & tourist info. There is unlimited free Wi-Fi (who can live without it these days?!).
As this is our dedicated couples' gite, Le Chai has its private outside area at the front of the house (rather than at the rear with the other units) which is screened & fenced and in the sunniest corner of our sheltered courtyard, with a stone barbeque, table and chairs, and your own sun loungers. This area looks out south with open views of the local country...
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Listing #HL239108
About the Owner
Lisa E
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We're here on site to answer any questions you might have, and have lived here for many years as our girls have grown up, so we know the area well, both as a couple and as a family. We'll be here when you arrive, and on hand when you need us, but won't intrude on your holiday when you don't need any help from us!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had two blissful weeks in the countryside here. Got out and about as there's lots to do in this part of France, and with Lisa's very helpful book of tourist tips & advice, we really feel like we got the most out of our stay....More

Thank Elaine H
TrailBlazer398839, VR Owner at Le Chai, Comfortable restored farmhouse with shared heated pool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I know that your stay was to be a really "relax & get away from it all" holiday for you, and I'm very pleased that you found the peace & quiet you needed with us here. We look forward to seeing you again, this part...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is great away from it all with little villages a couple of miles away. We stayed in the 1 bedroom gite which was ideal for us and had all we needed. The trivial downside was there is no access to the amazing pool...More

Thank Colin M
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Very happy you enjoyed your stay so much - and glad the walk to the pool didn't bother you, we set it up like this so that our 'couples' guests could benefit from having their private space at the front away from everyone else. I...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Comfy, practical accommodation in a rural setting. The gite is well equipped for a relaxed break. There is a good sized pool set within a sun trap patio area. The surrounding area is rural and peaceful, the local town is easily reached by car. Hosts...More

Thank camelsgowild
Management response:Responded 16 July 2018

We're so pleased you enjoyed your first trip to France, there's so much to see & do, I'm sure you'll be back again and again and again...! Lovely to meet you, keep exploring France, you'll love it.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
We pride ourselves that our gîtes are well-equipped - lots of people who stay with us love to cook and enjoy the local food, and we make sure that the kitchen is set up in a way that helps this be a pleasure not a chore.

All bed- and household- linen and towels are provided, as well as a hairdryer, UK plug adapters, bedroom fans, full length mirror, DVD player & UK freeview TV, iron & ironing board, alarm clock, and cool box & cooling blocks for picnics.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We ask that you keep the communal areas tidy for the comfort of other guests - this simply means asking you to tidy away any toys or pool paraphernalia before you leave the area!
    1 Shower
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
End-of-stay cleaning is not included in the price, as many of our guests carry this out themselves. We therefore collect a cleaning deposit of £25/30€ before the start of your holiday, which is retained only if cleaning services are required
Taxe de séjour is collected by the Jonzac Tourist Board, for 2018 this is 0.50€ per adult per night, and for 2019 will change to 2% of the cost of each adult's stay.
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About the neighbourhood
The local market town of Jonzac, has a full range of shops, banks and supermarkets. There is an excellent choice of restaurants, within 15 minutes drive. Between them, the local towns of Jonzac and Montendre hold fresh markets four days a week, and in fact there is a market somewhere near us, every day of the week - including Sundays.
Jonzac is a stunning medieval town, with an imposing 15th-century château with guided tours in English. In addition it has thermal baths whose treatments are extensive, and whose waters have been recognised for their effectiveness in treating various complaints. The local swimming complex has a water slide, tropical lagoon, wavepool, bubble spas and saunas.
The views of the countryside surrounding our land are breathtaking, including our over 2 acres of groun...
Getting around
You'll need a car to get out & about, but the local train connections are very good if you'd like to visit local cities without the hassle of taking your car
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Bordeaux: 85.0 km
Railway: Montendre: 10.0 km
Ferry: St Malo: 475.0 km
Located between La Rochelle and Bordeaux, close to Cognac, Saintes and Angouleme, we're less than an hour's drive from Bordeaux airport and 1½ hour’s drive from La Rochelle. If you're sailing & driving, St Malo is 5 hours’ drive, Caen & Le Havre are 6 hours’ drive, Dieppe is 7 hours’ drive and Calais is 8 hours’ drive.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 50.0 km.
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