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Chez Bouquet lovely farmhouse , salt water pool, and large, private garden..

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6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
14 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Chez Bouquet is a beautiful 250 year old farmhouse converted to a high standard as a holiday home. Set at the end of a cul-de-sac, in a small hamlet in South West France consisting of ten houses. Our visitors say it has a homely feeling, unlike impersonal hotels. Also perfect for reunions,and sophisticated stag/hen weekends. Some ground floor areas have possible wheelchair access. CONTACT ME VIA THIS WEBSITE BY 22nd APRIL 2019 FOR £100+ DISCOUNT ON WEEKLY BOOKINGS !!! The house is completely secluded, set in more than two acres of garden and woods with, a large salt water private pool,which is now heated by our new isothermique solar type fitted cover (which brought the temperature up to 31 degrees, several days during August 2018,which was remarkable!) and as we are in the second sunnie...Chez Bouquet is a beautiful 250 year old farmhouse converted to a high standard as a holiday home. Set at the end of a cul-de-sac, in a small hamlet in South West France consisting of ten houses. Our visitors say it has a homely feeling, unlike impersonal hotels. Also perfect for reunions,and sophisticated stag/hen weekends. Some ground floor areas have possible wheelchair access. CONTACT ME VIA THIS WEBSITE BY 22nd APRIL 2019 FOR £100+ DISCOUNT ON WEEKLY BOOKINGS !!! The house is completely secluded, set in more than two acres of garden and woods with, a large salt water private pool,which is now heated by our new isothermique solar type fitted cover (which brought the temperature up to 31 degrees, several days during August 2018,which was remarkable!) and as we are in the second sunniest area of France, after the Riviera at 2500 hours, it bodes well for our pool. OUR NEW STATE OF THE ART WIFI BOOSTER GIVES US COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE GARDEN AND POOL AREA. NEW—-INDIVIDUAL AIR CONDITIONING UNITS IN ALL BEDROOMS The house is surrounded by vineyards, producing, cognac, wine, and our local speciality, pineau des Charentes, a strong aperitif.! Two conservatories: One shaded all day, close to the swimming pool,with fridge and icecube machine and a superb Pioneer stereo system which provides superb sound for the pool area..and glass doors which slide to open up the front by 66% . All rooms have marble, terrazzo or ceramic floors with loose rugs. throughout , Bedroom 3 has on-suite power shower and washbasin,24”TV/DVD. Bedroom 1 has SKY + 24”TV/DVD . Bedroom 2 has two electric velux skylights, and 32”TV/DVD . Bedroom 4 has electric velux, and SKY 40”TV/DVD, and double sofa bed . Bedroom 5 has 2 single beds. Bedroom 6 is open plan with single bed There are two kitchens, the main one, and the second, a kitchen lounge containing fridge, sink, double hob, and grill, and a double sofa bed. The main bathroom has twin wash basins, bath with shower, and large mirror with 4 spotlights. One of the power showers is a walk-in wet room. There are three toilets. Upstairs there is a further bathroom with power shower and marble washbasin. Facing the pool and surround, is a CCTV camera which transmits picture and sound to a TV monitor in the kitchen for parents peace of mind! For eating indoors, the kitchen table seats ten{12 at a pinch!] There is a second kitchen/lounge at the east end of the house. This section can be divided up to create a separate apartment, with three bedrooms, and a bathroom, with a separate front door,[ which we can let as a separate unit[ out of the main season ] The pool and barbecue area has spotlights for nighttime dining, and the pool has underwater lighting. .We have the latest pool robot, which cleans the bottom, sides, and the steps. There is a pool alarm which has a 110 decibel siren. Our main conservatory seats six, and the outside table by the barbecue seats twelve plus..There is another outside table seating four.There are 12 automatic security spotlights all around the outside of the house, which gives peace of mind after dark. The main lounge has Sky+ 32”TV, DVD, And video player, and music system, and an excellent log burner for the winter period. The main kitchen has the latest Electrolux induction hob, with many safety features, and the Whirlpool oven is state of the art.There is also a microwave with grill.. We have most electrical gadgets for ease of cooking. A large fridge[supplemented by a front loading freezer] in the garage also, new Siemens dish washer with special fast programme. The new 50L kitchen waste bin is electronic, and opens and closes automatically. The garage holds the 2 washing machines, 10 and 6kilo capacity,, and a dryer for winter times. There are 4 bicycles of various sizes for your convenience, at no extra charge. We have 3 powerful hairdryers. We have 2 travel cots, 2 high chairs. We have table tennis, to use in the garage, or on the terrace. We have 3 sets of boule/petanque balls There is also scrabble There are more than 60 English books available.. We have around 50 towels or various sizes for your use in the house There are 2 irons, and a large steam press. More
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About the Owner
Stephen F
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
Interaction with guests
IF I am not here to receive you, then my housekeepers, Fernand and Evelyn will be here to greet you, show you around, and make sure that you have everything you need. And, they only live in the detached house next door, fifty yard away. Stephen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very warm welcome; Stephen is a very friendly host and a remarcable story teller: everything that is convenient is available It was too early in the year and the weather was not good enough to appreciate the garden and the swimming pool, so we did...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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stephen f, VR Owner at Chez Bouquet lovely farmhouse , salt water pool, and large, private garden.., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. You were perfect guests, loved you very well behaved dog, and would be very pleased to greet you again anytime.. Stephen

Reviewed 6 March 2019

I stayed at Chez Bouquet for a week in September as I had some business meetings in the area. I invited some friends along (ten of us in total) as being in such a beautiful area I thought we may as well make a holiday...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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stephen f, VR Owner at Chez Bouquet lovely farmhouse , salt water pool, and large, private garden.., responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2019

Thank you Sophie for this super review. I am glad you did not have to do too much business, whilst your friends were hogging the swimming pool. The horses always like attention, so thank you from them. Stephen

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

For us the property was a peaceful, private, rural location for a most enjoyable 3-generation holiday week with easy access to wide sandy beaches around Royan (particularly just north) and to interesting places (Talmont, Saintes, Chateau La Roche Courbon, Pons). Well equipped, no-frills style of...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Robert Ian G
stephen f, VR Owner at Chez Bouquet lovely farmhouse , salt water pool, and large, private garden.., responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for your kind and helpful review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed you visit so much. I still cannot believe that George and Flora slept through that incredible storm!. I really hope that you will visit again another year. Stephen

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Had the pleasure of staying at the fabulous Chez Bouquet farmhouse and astounding is an understatement. I was part of a lucky group of 8 and this review is reflective of the entire groups experience at Chez Bouquet. The property is exceptionally maintained, clean and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Paul B
fstephen2014, VR Owner at Chez Bouquet lovely farmhouse , salt water pool, and large, private garden.., responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Wow Paul, thank you so much for this fabulous review. I am so happy that you and your entourage enjoyed yourselves so much. The weather exceeded your expectations, and your wish for a good tan was granted! I look forward to your next visit. Stephen

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I cannot recommend Chez Bouquet highly enough! I visited for the FIFTH time from 26th September with seven friends for a birthday celebration. We stayed for a week and as usual, the weather was amazing, the house improves every year! Stephen, the owner, is diligent...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Lauren S
fstephen2014, VR Owner at Chez Bouquet lovely farmhouse , salt water pool, and large, private garden.., responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Wow Lauren, Thanks for the fabulous revue, you were great guests, and fun to have around. I look forward to seeing you all again in June. Stephen

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Garage
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
We are close to Royan, Saintes, Cognac. The famous vineyards of Bordeaux and the Medoc, are accessible by ferry from Royan. Chateaux such as Lafite,Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Petrus, and Cheval Blanc can all be visited. There is excellent shopping in Saintes . There is a large SuperU supermarket , and also a Lidl’s in Gemozac, just 8 minutes away. We have several good restaurants in the area, with varying price ranges, such as our local restaurant Le Petit Gourmand which has a lunch menu at 14eu50, for 3 course lunch, wine, and coffee, just a mile from the house .In St Andre de Lidon, just 2 miles away is Le St Andre, a nice bar/restaurant which has a menu for 14euros, also pizzas to go. The local bakery is just one mile away....
Getting around
You definitely need a car to get around, but we also provide you with 4 bicycles of varying sizes, at no extra charge. Good for going to the local bakery in the morning. One kilometre, very quiet road. Meschers is a small fishing port on the banks of the Gironde just along the coast from Royan. Set into the cliffs here is a fascinating series of troglodyte caves which you can visit. The caves were inhabited throughout the centuries and were a refuge for the Protestants in the religious wars of the 16th and 17th centuries. Just 20 minutes from home. Very close to the beautiful beach at St-Georges-de-Didonne, and Royan. .Beyond Royans the famous Zoo at La Palmyre, but still not far from home.
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