Claire Barn

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
Oliver Approved

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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This converted barn is now a delightful holiday cottage in Charente Maritime , just a short drive to the market town of Saintes. Whilst a quiet and peaceful country retreat, the much loved family home is within close proximity of many of the region’s main attractions.

Warm and inviting, the open-plan floor space boasts a cozy living room and dining area beside a stone fireplace, with a book and DVD library to make yourself at home. The adjacent family room doubles as a game room for some indoor fun, and includes a sleeper sofa to sleep two extra guests in addition to the three charming bedrooms upstairs.

The spacious farmhouse kitchen is fully fitted with modern appliances and a breakfast table, with French doors leading out to the large, sunny garden. Outside, an acre of mature and secluded gardens filled with lavender, rosemary, and bamboo will delight the senses, while the private pool will help make the most of the ample sunshine or seek shade under one of the glorious trees. W

ithin a half hour from the property guests can enjoy the celebrated wine and Cognac regions, sandy beaches and coastlines of La Rochelle and Royan, and plenty of cultural sites – not to mention the great shopping and rich history even closer in Saintes.

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What you should know…

  • A car hire is essential to make the most of the region

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool BBQ Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Heating

The converted barn is made up of 3 bedrooms:

- 2 double rooms, 1 with en suite bathroom.
- 1 twin bedroom with additional bathroom.
- There is also a sofa bed in the family/games room on the ground floor.

The house will sleep 8 adults and can accommodate an additional 2 children in a travel cot and cot bed that can be provided on request. There are also 2 extra adult camp beds should your party be more than 6 adults. All bed linen is included in the price as is the children’s linen.

There is a built-in bbq for you to enjoy summer.

Location

About the surrounding area of Claire Barn
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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There are two small, quiet villages within a few minutes by car; Chermingac (3km) with a small, simple grocery shop and café-restaurant (which tends to be open for weekday lunches only and closes early evenings except Fridays when pizzas are served) and Rétaud (4km) which has a good boulangerie and butchers.

The closest town with further facilities, Saintes (10km), is a large provincial town with designer shops, cafes, a weekly market and restaurants and is only 10-15 minutes by car from the villa.

At Royan you can laze on long stretches of safe sandy beaches on the Atlantic Coast, which is only 20 mins away from home. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants along the promenade and local shopping too, such as Timberland, Esprit, D&G, Christian Lacroix and Benetton. There is also a beautiful Carousel for the children and a small fun fair. Further beaches can be found at Meschers with secluded coves and children play areas.

Further along you will find a wonderful zoo at Palmyre for a whole day out. There is a wide range of animals and they provide good entertainment with regular shows. The seal and whale show is particularly amusing.

La Rochelle is home to a large and exciting aquarium and has plenty of designer shops and galleries to keep you occupied, as well as many cafes and restaurants. There is also a large Casino, beautifully kept gardens and a park in which you will come across a children's mini zoo.

As you leave La Rochelle, you will see signs for the toll bridge directed to the Ile de Re. This is a beautiful island with sandy beaches and clear sea. It is easy to cycle around, as bikes can be hired and the island caters to the cyclist with plenty of cycle lanes.

Cognac is within half an hour by car and is worth a visit.

Supermarkets can be found in nearby Saintes. Many supermarkets opening on a Sunday will close at midday and they are very prompt.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport La Rochelle

(46-50 km)

Nearest Ferry port St milo

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Chermingac/Rétaud

(3km/4km)

Nearest Town/City Saintes

(10km)

Nearest Restaurant Chermingac (weekdays/lunch)

(3km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Chermingac (weekdays)

(3km)

Nearest Beach Royan

(41-45 km)

Nearest Shop Chermingac/Rétaud

(3km/4km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £300. The security deposit is paid to the owner 2 weeks prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time From 15.00 PM
Departure time Before 10.00 AM
Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? All linen included in the rental price. Should you need towels, they can be hired at a small cost of £30.00 per week.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Sunday.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Apr 30th 2019 £956
Apr 30th 2019 - May 31st 2019 £1,195
May 31st 2019 - Jun 30th 2019 £1,434
Jun 30th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £1,673
Aug 31st 2019 - Dec 8th 2019 £1,434
Dec 8th 2019 - Dec 29th 2019 £1,434
Dec 29th 2019 - Apr 28th 2020 £956
Apr 28th 2020 - May 29th 2020 £1,195
May 29th 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 £1,434
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £1,673

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Apr 30th 2019 €1,045
Apr 30th 2019 - May 31st 2019 €1,306
May 31st 2019 - Jun 30th 2019 €1,567
Jun 30th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €1,828
Aug 31st 2019 - Dec 8th 2019 €1,567
Dec 8th 2019 - Dec 29th 2019 €1,567
Dec 29th 2019 - Apr 28th 2020 €1,045
Apr 28th 2020 - May 29th 2020 €1,306
May 29th 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 €1,567
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €1,828

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Apr 30th 2019 $1,181
Apr 30th 2019 - May 31st 2019 $1,477
May 31st 2019 - Jun 30th 2019 $1,772
Jun 30th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $2,067
Aug 31st 2019 - Dec 8th 2019 $1,772
Dec 8th 2019 - Dec 29th 2019 $1,772
Dec 29th 2019 - Apr 28th 2020 $1,181
Apr 28th 2020 - May 29th 2020 $1,477
May 29th 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 $1,772
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $2,067

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Lovely Property!

    Posted by Pamela on 26/09/2018

    The house/Barn was excellent. Exactly as pictures. Clearly old and needs TLC but a well stocked well used and much loved family Home. It had everything we needed . The huge garden was amazing. Lots of trees so great for shade ( it was very very hot) for us and our little grandson to play in. A great garden for children! A lovely lovely pool. Big! Clean! Very well kept. We were in it several times a day.

  • Absolutely perfect xxx

    Posted by Sarah on 05/06/2018

    The Barn and gardens were amazing. From the second we arrived it felt like home. The heated pool was in constant use, the house was beautiful inside and house and it was a real shame to leave. Would highly recommend and will definitely go back again.

  • Absolutely perfect!

    Posted by Sarah on 03/06/2018

    The Barn and gardens were amazing. From the second we arrived it felt like home. The heated pool was in constant use, the house was beautiful inside and house and it was a real shame to leave. Would highly recommend and will definitely go back again!

  • A perfect family holiday

    Posted by Simon C on 22/09/2016

    Everything about Claire Barn was ideal for a family with active kids:
    - pool and gardens
    - indoor and outdoor games facilities
    - location close to the coast but also cultural activities too
    - upkeep of the property and quality of the accommodation

  • Claire Barn

    Posted by Jo E on 20/07/2016

    We have just come back from a lovely stay at Claire Barn and we would go back again. The children enjoyed the swimming pool, games room and the lovely spacious gardens, as did we. A lovely area from which to explore the coast and nearby towns like Saintes and Cognac.

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