Maison Calme - Charente-Maritime - Sleeps 6

Elegant stone house with private heated pool 

Maison Calme  in Charente-Maritime, a cottage in Poitou-Charentes

3 bedroom/2 bathroom country house with private pool surrounded by vines

Beautifully decorated traditional stone country house with a large heated swimming pool for guests use only flanked by lavender, roses and jasmine in a large private garden. Set in lovely countryside mid-way between Saintes and Cognac and with easy access to the coast. The nearby village of Burie has a well-stocked supermarket, baker, butcher, chemist, bank with cash dispenser and all-hours petrol station.

Our 18th century Charentaise stone house is the last one in a pretty hamlet at the end of a country lane giving it a delightfully tranquil setting surrounded by vines in the rolling countryside below.

At the gates to Maison Calme is a pretty stone cottage now fully renovated and offering additional accommodation for 2 people. The cottage and house can be rented together for a larger party of up to 8 guests (see listing 295156). The cottage will never be let separately from the main house.

A short stroll from the property brings you to the lovely grounds of the historic 12th century Abbey de Font Douce for picnics and all around there are walking, hiking and biking trails including the GR4 at Saint-Bris-des-Bois.

Maison Came is full of original features and has been completely renovated by the British owners as their second home. Work on the property included the installation of a new kitchen (with completely new equipment and appliances) and redecoration and restyling of interiors throughout.

The house is professionally managed by English agents who live locally and are on hand if problems arise. They also organise the weekly linen change and undertake pool cleaning and maintenance so guests can relax. All quality white bed linen and towels (including pool towels) are included in the cost of rental and a generous welcome pack is provided. There are no additional costs for electricity or utilities.

The house is decorated and equipped to a very high specification offering guests luxury and comfort combined with practicality. Original old shutters, high beamed ceilings with period style window fittings and tall windows flood most rooms with light.

The kitchen in particular is a lovely light dual aspect living space built into the old barn. The old barn door is now a large full length glass window overlooking the pretty front courtyard. Wide double french window give direct access from the kitchen to the shaded dining gazebo overlooking the pool and the vines beyond.

The original Charentaise fireplace in the salon has been fitted with an efficient and beautiful Chesney cream wood burner for early Spring/Autumn bookings with logs and kindling supplied.

Sit in the garden or by the pool and you are unlikely to hear anything other than birdsong or the occasional sound of French voices in the fields. Take a short car drive and you can be shopping in the pretty pedestrianised streets of the old Roman city of Saintes. Truly the best of both worlds for a holiday in France's second sunniest region!

This property has been listed with Chez Nous for 3 years

Maison Calme Property Features

Location Type
  • Rural
  • Village

  • Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Telephone
  • No Smoking

Open Fire/Wood Burner
  • Wood burner

  • 2 Double Bedrooms
  • 1 Twin Bedroom

Ground Floor Facilities
  • Ground Floor Toilet

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Coffee Machine

Internet Access
  • Wireless Broadband

  • TV - Satellite or Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Radio

Leisure Equipment
  • Sun Loungers
  • Patio Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels

Garden/Terrace/Play area
  • Private garden
  • Terrace / patio

Parking available
  • Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Fishing
  • Wine Tour
  • Theatre
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Cycling
7 night(s) · 26 March 2022
Key Property Details
Property Name Maison Calme
Reference 295192
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
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Maison Calme in Charente-Maritime

Nearest TownBurie - 2 miles (approx)
Nearest AirportLa Rochelle - More than 30 miles (approx)
Nearest Ferry PortCaen - More than 30 miles (approx)

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Other properties on the same site
Maison Calme House and Cottage Maison Calme House and Cottage
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Reference: 295156
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