White Shutters - Family Friendly Gite in Charente Maritime with Large Heated Pool and Wi Fi


Details of the Farmhouse

White Shutters is a conversion of traditional 19th Century manoir farm buildings and stables into comfortable family holiday gite accommodation. The house has retained many traditional features such as exposed stone walls and beams.

Outside there is a large private floodlit 12m heated (to approx 26 degrees) swimming pool for your exclusive use, situated in a private walled south facing garden.

Your family friendly holiday rental sleeps 8-12 in four generous bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms. The arrangement of the house gives ample privacy for 2-3 family groups sharing. Bed linen, towels, baby equipment and wi-fi broadband are all included for a stress free holiday.

This large (200 square metres) light, spacious and traditional house is situated in South-West France in the department of the Charente Maritime (part of the Poitou Charentes region) and is only 6km from the thriving market town of Aulnay. Situated in peaceful countryside dotted with sunflower fields and vineyards, the Charente Maritime offers long hot summers, short mild winters, clear skies and fresh unpolluted air. The quiet roads and gentle terrain are ideal for family cycle rides. The many and varied Atlantic beaches betwen La Rochelle and Royan are within easy reach.

Facilities of the Farmhouse

General / living area
  • Satellite / cable TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Books
  • Fans
  • Pool table
  • Games room
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Telephone
  • Wi-fi
  • Alarm clock
This spacious traditional longere style house is spread over two floors facing south onto a very private walled garden and a heated large 12m x 6m pool enclosed to French safety regulations. Exposed stone walls and beams throughout most rooms.

Salon: Large beamed square salon with two large sofas and three chairs (seats 9 total) and large coffee table. Large fireplace, TV (Free to view English stations) and DVD/Video Player. Wi Fi broadband internet is also available throughout the house and garden area. Landline phone available for incoming and outgoing local and emergency calls. Double doors to terrace.

Games/Sitting Room: Pool table and sofa. Large double doors to terrace.
Kitchen / utility
  • 4 ring hob
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Microwave oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Coffee maker
  • Blender
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
Farmhouse Kitchen with a full range of base and wall cabinets and ample tiled work surfaces.. A 4 ring gas hob and electric oven are situated on a large tiled island unit for preparation. Large Fridge Freezer and a huge "cafe" style fridge for drinks and salads etc. There is a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee perculator. We have ample crockery and cutlery for 12, and plenty of good quality pans and cooking equipment/utensils and serving dishes for those culinary feasts, for those that enjoy cooking on holiday! There is a large farmhouse table and chairs for 8 and a separate smaller table and benches for 4-6 if required. Convector heater, double ceiling fans with lights and door to terrace
Bedrooms (4)
Includes: Double beds (3), single beds (7), en-suite bath/shower rooms (2)
Downstairs King Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room (sleeps 2): . Private door to terrace. Suitable for guests with restricted mobility (although not those fully confined to a wheelchair) bathroom is not wheel chair accessible.

Poppy Master Bedroom (sleeps 2-3 + baby) with En Suite Bath/Shower room: King size four poster canopy bed, single bed. Settle. Wooden cot if required. 2 windows with shutters

Children's Bunk Room Themed underwater room with 2 sets of bunkbeds sleeps up to 4, Suit children<14. yrs

Family Room. Sleeps 2-4 Super King bed that can be split to two singles. 2 single beds, room for travel cot. Sofa. Velux window with blind.
Bathrooms (4)
Includes: Bathrooms (4) of which en-suite (2). Shower (4) and WC (4)
Downstairs en suite shower room. Shower cubicle, Toilet, Basin, extractor fan. . Step up into shower.
Downstairs Family Shower Room. Large shower cubicle, toilet, Basin.
Upstairs en suite to Master bedroom. New shower Bath with screen. Toilet, Basin, Extractor fan.
Upstairs Family Shower Room. Shower cubicle, basin, toilet, extractor fan.
Swimming pool
  • Private swimming pool (heated)
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Barbeque
  • Parking (secure)

White Shutters is located in Aulnay, Charente Maritime

White Shutters is only five hours driving time from the Western Channel Ports (7 hours from Calais) on good auto routes and is less than an hour from three low cost airports (La Rochelle, Poitiers and Angouleme).

Boulangerie/Boucherie 3 mins bike/drive
Aulnay has a supermarket, bars, restaurants, shops and a market on Thursday and Sunday as well as its famous church. 5 minutes by car or a pleasant outing by bike.
Matha is a small bustling market town only 15 minutes away with a good range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

Nearby destinations
St Jean d'Angely (25 mins)
Melle (30 mins)
Cognac (35 mins) is a beautiful medieval town situated on the Charente river.
Saintes (40 mins)
Fouras (45min) is our nearest beach.
Rochefort (60 mins) is another fortified seaside town which boasts fine beaches as well as a rich nautical heritage.


Rental Rates

Rental rates £800 - £1700 per week
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Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy

During July and August, the minimum stay is 1 week and changeover day is Saturday. At other times it may be possible to be more flexible over changeover days and length of stay.

On changeover days, arrival time is 4pm and departure by 10am.
- The rental rate includes... Heated swimming pool (peak, high and mid season).
- Baby Equipment (cots, stairgate, highchair etc)
- Wireless Internet Connection
- Electricity and gas (but not electric heating)
- Bed Linen, Bath and Hand Towels. Swimming towels are provided as long as they are washed and dried before departure

From £800 per week

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Language: English, French
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