L'Echappee Douce

Néré, Charente-Maritime
Self-catering


Unwind comfortably indoors, or out in the walled garden - fly a kite in the field, take a bike to taste local wines, head for the Atlantic

Bed

6 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 7

The
Experience

A very welcoming old farmhouse where the living is easy, outdoors and in. It’s the much-loved holiday home of English owners with a passion for music, cooking and French life in this peaceful hamlet, with its endless skies and vineyard views. Big windows and beamed ceilings, Charentaise stone and neutral paintwork, give an airy feel to the open-plan living area. Everything’s fresh and cared for: comfy sofas flank a grand fireplace, bookshelves proffer interesting novels; a friendly mix of traditional and modern furniture, with splashes of colour in paintings and fabrics. The kitchen is great, with surely all you’ll need; hanging pots and pans, cookery books galore, a pantry – cupboard doors made from old shutters. The rustic, comfy downstairs bedroom looks over open fields. A winding concrete stair leads to more cottagey rooms: the triple has space to play in, the double a super king-sized bed. In the walled garden there’s a stylish eating-out area shaded by sails; games room too with pool table, board games and jigsaws. Good local cycling, bikes to borrow, and your own field – for picnicking, flying a kite and kicking a ball. 

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Parking on-site.
Closed
November - March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £99
Weekly price
from £695
Damage deposit
£250
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £75-£135 per person per week.
1 House for 7
From £996 beds3 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rachel Page

  • Perfectly positioned for walks along 'chemin blancs' - literally on your doorstep. We've got maps to help you find your bearings or just start walking and see where the day takes you. Take a bike out in the morning sunshine and bring home fresh croissants.
  • The local village of Néré (2 mins by car) is home to a friendly restaurant/bar with English speaking staff & there's a weekly visit from a fantastic food truck. Don't miss the incredible local markets - stalls piled high with delicious, fresh produce.
  • Catch dinner at the local trout lake, pick your own vegetables at the organic farm in nearby Angoulême, escape from the Maize Maze or make friends with a monkey at La Vallée des Singes.
  • Within an hour's drive of the Atlantic coast with beautiful sandy beaches. Enjoy the islands of Oléron and Ré or the very cosmopolitan, La Rochelle. Take a tour of Cognac's famous distilleries or cruise along the river at Saintes.
  • Small things matter. We can do your food shopping before your arrival, prepare a picnic or deliver everything you need for a first night BBQ. And at the end of your holiday, we can even do your laundry so you don't return home to a mountain of washing!
  • There are chateaux straight out of fairy tales, donkeys wearing traditional pyjamas & locally produced wines and cognac. Throw in an average of 2,600 hours of sunshine per year & you can feel sure that the region has plenty to offer for a perfect holiday!