Maison Du Puits Vacation Home La Rochelle
Official Contact Details - Maison Du PuitsPhone: 07747 621104
Elegant former gentlemans residence with mature garden and swimming pool 40 mins from La Rochelle.
Comfortable spacious accomodation suitable for 6 to 8 peoples. In village with bar/eatery & shops
- Price from 100 EUR / Day
- Capacity up to 8 people
- 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
Last updated: 11/20/2007
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Maison Du Puits is a large Charentaise country house tastefully renovated to a high standard with a shared swimming pool (the pool is shared with a 1 bedroom cottage at the far end of the grounds). Located within 4 hours of the ferry port of St Malo, Maison Du Puits is only 30 minutes inland from the bustling seaside town of La Rochelle and the sandy beaches of Chatelaillon Plage.
The accommodation comprises 2 large double bedrooms and a large quadruple bedroom all tastefully appointed. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in wet room shower, complete with natural Italian slate flooring, toilet and washbasin.
In addition to the ensuite, there is a very large luxury house bathroom with multi-head massage shower pod, toilet, washbasin and heated towel rail.
Maison Du Puits boasts a large, newly fitted dining kitchen with wood-burning stove, utility room (with washing machine), oven, hob, fridge-freezer and microwave. A side exit leads to the garden, driveway and the rest of the grounds.
To the front of the house is a spacious, well-appointed lounge with feature fireplace and big screen TV linked to English satellite television, DVD and VCR. Next to the lounge is the large formal dining room with marble fireplace and Indian Teak furniture.
Both reception rooms have large shuttered windows allowing views over the private south facing walled garden and eating area, complete with parasol and barbecue, ideal for sampling the local tipple!
Prices & deals
- Lowest Daily Price:
- 100 EUR
- Highest Daily Price:
- 500 EUR
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 350 EUR
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 1000 EUR
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- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
The house is situated in the sleepy village of Villeneuve La Comtesse, an ideal location for seeing all of the area's hot spots. The village itself is surrounded by sunflower fields.
A two-minute walk brings you to all local amenities, which include a bakery, post office, hairdressers, mini market, bar-restaurant, chemist and railway station. The main house overlooks a park with another park a short walk away that has children's activities. The area is also superbly suited to cyclists, with plenty of quiet roads in and around the village.
If the village doesn't satisfy your local needs, there is also a choice of quality shops, markets, bars, restaurants and banks in Surgeres (10 mins), St Jean D'Angely (10 mins) and Loulay (5 mins).
St Jean D'Angely is an historical, vibrant town, with a twice weekly market, bars, restaurants and many other visitor attractions.
Cognac country with its rolling vineyards is only 20 minutes away. Boating on the Charente river is a must in Cognac and Jarnac with the world-famous Courvoisier and Hennessey distilleries on its banks.
The Marais Poitevin ( known as "Green Venice") is picture postcard perfect with its winding rivers and can be reached in just 15 minutes. From several landing stages in the various picturesque villages of this area it is possible to hire a boat (with or without guide) to explore the peaceful meandering waterways soaking up the wildlife and tranquillity and even to stop for a picnic.
Surgeres, famous for its butter, is on the outskirts of La Rochelle and has links with the TGV. A visit to the town's park reveals its chateau and the Romanesque church of Our Lady (Notre Dame).
Golfing is popular in the area with some of the finest courses in the region at Cognac (there's also a 9-hole course at nearby Surgeres). Walking and cycling are a perfect way to unwind either in the nearby forests or just around the picturesque old villages.
If chateaux are your thing you will find a magnificent example 10 minutes away in the nearby village of Dampierre Sur Boutonne situated in the green valley of the river Boutonne. Its well-known renaissance chateau is built on an island in the river.
La Rochelle (1/2 an hour drive) is the jewel in the crown. Around the harbour restaurants galore entice the fish lover, whilst along the cobbled streets of the town the hundreds of boutiques and gift shops will have many a shopaholic melting the plastic! The spectacular Aquarium (complete with sharks!) is a wonderful experience and a good day out for everyone.
Connected to La Rochelle by a bridge over the sea is the beautiful Ile de Re (frequented by Parisians and celebrities) with its white washed villages. Further down the coast lies the Ile D'Oleron, famous for its oyster parks. This island is also reached by a bridge from the mainland near to the town of Marennes. The island features long sandy beaches to one side, whilst to the other is the wilder, more rocky and windswept stunning Cote Sauvage. With a good choice of restaurants, many of which specialize in freshly caught seafood, the island is well worth a visit.
Royan (40 mins) has vast sandy beaches and an excellent nightlife. La Palmyre Zoo at Royan has a lot to offer all the family. Further up the coast is Chatelaillon Plage, with its 3km of uninterrupted white sands where the locals enjoy windsurfing and parasailing.
Poitiers, to the north, boasts the theme park Futuroscope, which is a firm favourite with kids and adults alike. Also Zoodesee, a zoo of European Fauna set in the heart of the Chize forest, is well worth a visit.
The ancient town of Saintes is 45 minutes away and lies on the main ancient pilgrimage route to Spain. The river Charente runs through the town, which has a good variety of shops and restaurants along side beautiful historical architecture.
Only 1 and a half hour's drive away via the easily accessible A10 is beautiful metropolitan Bordeaux. The countryside around Bordeaux is packed with vines and is home to such famous villages as St.Emillion whilst the city itself is alive with fantastic architecture, gardens, restaurants, specialist wine stores and boutiques.
- 13 Rue Des Allees, Villeneuve La Comtesse, Charente Martime, 17330, La Rochelle, France
- Accommodation located in:
- countryside, near biking trails, near cultural interest, near fishing area, near golf course, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near tennis courts, near walking trails, near water sports, rural, village!
Amenities & services
Swimming pool, garden,bikes, shops, bakers, bar/eatery, chemist, hairdressers, towels provided, electric included. washing machine
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