Claire Barn

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Early Bird Offer! Book by 31st of Jan for:

  • Airport Lounge Passes
  • Champagne Reception 
  • Welcome Hamper 

T&Cs apply

This converted barn is now a delightful holiday cottage in Charente, just outside the market town of Saintes. While a quiet and peaceful country retreat, the French cottage 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 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.

Within 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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Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • The Charente-Maritime is one of the sunniest regions in France, which means ample pool time
  • This cottage in Charente is ideally located within short driving distance to sandy beaches, historic towns, and renowned Cognac distilleries
  • The gorgeous, scented gardens surrounded by corn and sunflower fields

What you should know…

  • A car hire is recommended to make the most of the region
  • While linens are included in the price, towels are at small extra expense

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool 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.

Location

About the surrounding area of Claire Barn
Coastal Walkable Village Walkable Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Romantic Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The closest town, Saintes, is a large provincial town, with designer shops, cafes, markets and restaurants and is only 10mins from Retaud.

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, Christen Lacroix and Benneton. 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 Palmyer 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

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Saintes

(7 km)

Nearest Restaurant Chermingac

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Chermingac

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Royan

(41-45 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Cot(s) High Chair(s) Toys Fenced Grounds

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.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

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.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

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 below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - December 31st 2017 - - £1,399.99
December 31st 2017 - May 1st 2018 - - £933.32
May 1st 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - £1,166.66
June 1st 2018 - July 1st 2018 - - £1,399.99
July 1st 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £1,633.32
September 1st 2018 - December 9th 2018 - - £1,399.99
December 9th 2018 - December 30th 2018 - - £1,399.99
December 30th 2018 - April 30th 2019 - - £933.32
April 30th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - £1,166.66
May 31st 2019 - June 18th 2019 - - £1,399.99

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - December 31st 2017 - - €1,534.59
December 31st 2017 - May 1st 2018 - - €1,023.05
May 1st 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - €1,278.83
June 1st 2018 - July 1st 2018 - - €1,534.59
July 1st 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €1,790.36
September 1st 2018 - December 9th 2018 - - €1,534.59
December 9th 2018 - December 30th 2018 - - €1,534.59
December 30th 2018 - April 30th 2019 - - €1,023.05
April 30th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - €1,278.83
May 31st 2019 - June 18th 2019 - - €1,534.59

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - December 31st 2017 - - $1,808.65
December 31st 2017 - May 1st 2018 - - $1,205.75
May 1st 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - $1,507.21
June 1st 2018 - July 1st 2018 - - $1,808.65
July 1st 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $2,110.09
September 1st 2018 - December 9th 2018 - - $1,808.65
December 9th 2018 - December 30th 2018 - - $1,808.65
December 30th 2018 - April 30th 2019 - - $1,205.75
April 30th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - $1,507.21
May 31st 2019 - June 18th 2019 - - $1,808.65

The Region

With so much on offer, it’s a wonder the departments of Vendée and Charente aren’t bursting with tourists throughout the year. With Paris not too far off (so travel and a day trip to the City of Light are a breeze) you can still experience the quaint rhythm of the French countryside – especially if you’re thinking of staying in one of our holiday villas in Vendée and Charente. To tempt you to visit and give you some inspiration, we’ve put together this handy Vendée & Charente travel guide so you can make the most of your trip.

Download our Vendée and Charente Travel Guide >>

Reviews

  • 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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