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malcolm whittaker

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, french, Klingon

Farmhouse With Exclusive Private Pool In A Country Location, Restaurant Nearby

5 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Pommiers-Moulons holiday farmhouse

Stone built farmhouse in Pommiers-Moulons, near Jonzac, Charente Maritime, 10 minutes drive to the nearest town and golf course, excellent bar & restaurant next door

This beautifully renovated 18th century Charentaise stone farmhouse is in a beautiful setting on the edge of a hamlet and surrounded by unspoilt countryside. It has been sensitively restored and contains all the modern comforts one would find in their own home.

Your private pool is just 5 metres from your back door with an outside patio dining area nearby. The private garden has a large grassed area for outdoor games.

2 of the 5 bedrooms are on the ground floor and all are ensuite.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
malcolm whittaker (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, Klingon

About malcolm whittaker

My name is Malcolm Whittaker and I have lived in France since 2004. Chez Fauret is my second house renovation. I chose to live in this region because of the climate,the pace of life and because it is so beautiful and this area also has all the amenities within easy reach.

I live on site in separate accommodation and will be here to meet you, show you around and be on hand with information on local activities and events. I try to be discreet, so if you don't need me, you won't see me.

Bed linen and towels are provided so you can travel light, just bring pool towels.

Now that I've finished risking life and limb on the renovation, I spend my time playing golf at the nearby course, socialising with friends or painting artistic masterpieces (ha ha), some of which are displayed in the gite.

So come to Chez Fauret, kick back, relax and enjoy!

malcolm whittaker purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why malcolm whittaker chose Charente-Maritime

When I bought Chez Fauret in June 2010 it needed a complete renovation as the last inhabitants were German prisoners of war awaiting repatriation in 1945, passing the time by working in the surrounding fields. The house was a blank canvas that allowed me to create an apartment for myself and a spacious holiday home for guests that I would be happy to stay in.

Its location strikes the right balance between town and country with a 10 minute drive to a town with all the amenities.

The surrounding countryside has an abundance of wildlife, such as deer, hawks, kestrels and harriers.There is a buzzard nearby who has refined his hunting technique and now sits on a road sign waiting for his food to wander by and remains there, eyeing you intently as you drive by, just feet away.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Chez Fauret is ideal for anyone looking for a spacious holiday home and if you want to eat out and socialise but don't want to drive, my next door neighbour Gregoire runs a bar and restaurant in the evenings and occasionally provides live entertainment by local musicians.

Your own exclusive swimming pool is just 5 metres from your back door, with an ample supply of loungers. The patio has a large dining area with tables, chairs and parasols. As a security measure the pool is fenced to prevent unsupervised access.

Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveller reviews

Farmhouse With Exclusive Private Pool In A Country Location, Restaurant Nearby
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
4

Charming, quiet place

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Chez Fauret for one week. We were three families, with four young children between us. We had a delightful time. The house is very large, and afforded privacy for each family. At the same time, it was sufficiently large to have all three families in the kitchen to enjoy a meal. There was ample space in the outside (and around the pool) for children to play. Te view over the valley from the back of the house is wonderful.

Malcolm is a very fine host. Attentive and accommodating, but largely unseen.

Montendre is a short drive a way, which we found convenient for runs to the market, etc.

My wife and I have stayed at vacationn properties in many places and this was as nice and smoothly run as any. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I particularly liked the bit about my being "attentive and accommodating, but largely unseen". Does this mean I'm a ninja? Cool! Must stock up on more black clothing.
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4

Wonderfully spacious hideaway

  • 4 of 5

We were three couples with children and stayed for a week. It was an amazing gite, incredibly spacious with plenty of living space for everyone. The kids had a blast playing with the kittens and out in the garden (while grown ups played bacci) although the weather was a bit too cold to brave the unheated pool.

We were a 10 minute drive from a big intermarche in montendre and made meals at the house regularly. Next door the restaurant chez Gigi was fantastic - really great atmosphere. Malcolm offered to babysit the kids!!

We would happily stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you stay here. Re babysitting I may well quit whilst I'm ahead! Hope to see you all again.
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5

Supberb property in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped spacious property. Pool just outside the back door is so convenient. Wonderful views. Ideal location for visiting beaches, big towns and the vineyards. Lovely market in Montendre. Will be back! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your family here. I hope to see you all again next year.
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4

Spacious house in a lovely setting.

  • 4 of 5

We booked this house for a weekend for a family gathering and it was ideal. It is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside - all the rooms are vast and suited us perfectly with 4 couples and 5 children we had ample space. The kids loved playing in the garden and the pool area is lovely with beautiful views. The house is well equipped and furnished and very comfortable. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful and we would definitely consider staying here again. The only thing that could have improved the experience would have been some written directions to the property plus maybe a sign to the house at the turning up to it to help those with unreliable satnavs!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and feedback. The sign post is a good idea and will get that sorted asap. I guess the thing with unreliable satnavs is that you don't know that they're unreliable until they get you to a destination that isn't the one you want. What I can do is to prepare a series of directions from the nearest towns and include them on one attachment that can then be used by all as a non tecchie back up.
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5

Ideal for large family group

  • 5 of 5

We booked this gite for a family group of 13, including 5 children, whilst we were attending a wedding nearby. It was ideal for our purposes - there is loads of space inside and out, and the owner, who lives on site,could not have been more helpful and friendly. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you to stay at Chez Fauret and I'm glad you enjoyed your time here.
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Map

Coast/Beach:

8 minutes by Apache attack helicopter or 55 minutes by car to the beaches at Royan. (helicopter currently unavailable)

The long sandy beaches at Royan are

superb and ideal for children, with pines forests behind and some fantastic fish restaurants nearby.

There is a superb Aqua park less than 15 minutes away in Jonzac, Les Antilles offers a wave pool , water slides, a lagoon, pedalos and more.

Travel:

A car is essential

Airports

Bordeaux 55 minutes

La Rochelle 85 minutes

Bergerac 120 minutes

Nearest Channel port

Caen 6 hours

Distances:

Nearest town by car is Montendre 10 minutes drive away.Weekly market on Thursdays and night markets during the summer, ditto for Jonzac, 20 minutes away.

You are less than a hour away from the city of Bordeaux and its surrounding vineyards, or the historic towns of Cognac and Angouleme.

Further Details:

For those want to eat out and socialise and sample rural French life but don't want the hassle of driving, my next door neighbour runs a bar and restaurant and occasionally provides live music with local musicians.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Pommiers-Moulons, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$242
From
A$324
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,696
 
 
Christmas/ New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$673
 
 
Rate 1
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
A$324
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,696
 
 
Rate 2
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
A$383
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,207
 
 
Rate 6
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,400
 
 
Rate7
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$315
From
A$383
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,207
 
 
Rate 8
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$242
From
A$324
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,696
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$341
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner
Returnable security deposit is payable by cheque on arrival.
Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Departure by 10am, arrival after 4pm.
Changeovers can be more flexible outside the peak months of July and August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Pommiers-Moulons, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Shower room 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • bedroom 1 e/s. bath wash basin & wc 4m2 bedroom 2 e/s shower vanity unit & wc 5m2 bedroom 3 e/s shower wash basin & wc 4m2 bedroom 4 e/s shower wash basin & wc 3.5m2 bedroom 5 e/s shower wash basin & wc 5m2 cloakroom off salon wash basin & wc 4m2
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 single bed , ensuite shower room wash basin and toilet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , ensuite bathroom washbasin and toilet. ground floor location
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed , ensuite shower room ground floor location
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , ensuite shower room wash basin and toilet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , ensuite shower room wash basin and toilet
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 ground floor king size bed & ensuite with access to courtyard, salon and lounge 23m2 Bedroom 2 4 single beds & ensuite 31m2 Bedroom 3 double bed & ensuite 23m2 Bedroom 4 dbl & 2 sgl beds ensuite 26m2 Bedroom 5 double bed ensuite 18m2 Cot, high chair, potty and baby bath all available on request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
Outside: The private swimming pool is 7.5 x 4.5 metres and 1.1 metres deep, with a decking surround and furnished with ample sun loungers and seating. The pool area is fenced to prevent unsupervised access. There is a dining area with parasols and a gas barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, bedding, hand and bath towels supplied, changed weekly. Pool towels not supplied. Property cleaned on changeover. Other: South facing salon with seating for 7 & separate cloakroom. Original beam & fireplace (non functioning). The chimney breast shows a cartoon drawn by the last occupants,German POWs stationed here in 1945 who worked in the fields prior to repatriation.