Lovely period home in the Charente Maritime France

Lovely period home in the Charente Maritime France

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms
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About our home

Charming rustic home in the heart of the Charente Maritime, situated close to St Jean d'Angely, and within an hour's drive of the coast and the historic town of La Rochelle, and half an hour from Cognac and Saintes. The house features a spacious veranda, perfect for summer living, looking onto a walled south facing garden with a 24ft pool. Inside the house is a spacious lounge with wide screen TV FreeSat and Sonos, well equipped dining kitchen and separate dining room, downstairs shower and wc, On the first floor, three double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. The village has an excellent boulangerie.
In summer, even if the temperature is soaring into the thirties, the house remains cool inside thanks to its thick stone walls.
We do ask guests if they can keep the garden watered, cat fed, and the pool topped up and clean during their stay.

Features

More about us

  1. We’re a semi-retired couple living in France.

  2. We enjoy French culture and are specifically involved in music making within our local community.

  3. We bought our French house as a holiday home in 2008, but It has been our main residence for the last 6 years. We like period properties that feel cosy, welcoming and unpretentious.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Varaize is a friendly village 10 minutes drive from the market town of St Jean d'Angely with bars, restaurants, cinema, theatre, park and swimming pool. The village itself has a primary school, pony club and an excellent boulangerie serving bread, patisseries and pizzas. The closest beach resort is Fouras 45 minutes away, with a wider selection of seaside locations 1 hour away, including Meschers sur Gironde, St George de Didonne and Royan. There are river and lake swimming locations and walks within half an hour's drive, and a wealth of historic sites, chateaux and vineyards close by.

Buzzy restaurants
Le Scorlion, Hotel Restaurant de la Place, Le Petit Bouchon, L'Ancre Marine
Cool bars
Ze Fun Bar, Rumrunners
Retail therapy
Saintes, Angoulême, La Rochelle
Bit of culture
Saintes, Dampierre sur Boutonne, Cognac, La Rochelle, Rochefort
Walks in the park
St Jean d'Angely, St Savinien, Port d'Envaux, Taillebourg
Spot of exercise
Isle Madame, good cycling territory, canoeing
Day tripping
Royan, Côte Sauvage, La Palmyre, Royan, St George de Didonne, Meschers sur Gironde,, Talmont sur Gironde, Bordeaux

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