Chez Dornat French Hamlet, Charente Maritime, France

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Gites and Farmhouses
Charming houses each with a pool, sleeping up to 38 for family get togethers and group holidays in south west France

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Chez Dornat French Hamlet, Charente Maritime, France, sleeps 12-38 in 16 bedrooms.

Sleeps 12 to 38 in 3 properties, each with its own pool and garden:
The Farmhouse sleeps 14
Le Tilleul sleeps 12
Chez Maurice sleeps 12
Let individually or as a group to meet your requirements

Chez Dornat is a beautiful French hamlet set in a really beautiful rural location in the heart of the countryside with stunning country views of vineyards and fields of sunflowers. Formerly a Cognac farm, and now lovingly restored and converted into 3 beautiful properties, Chez Dornat offers plenty of space for a large family or friends to gather. Each house has it's own style and is fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. Each also has private gardens with sun terraces, eating areas and places to relax.

For shared use, there is a fully equipped games barn and a fitness area. The courtyard open barn can be used for large gatherings to eat together, and also there is a park for the energetic ones in your group with football nets. You will find many other seating areas on the estate for when you want a quiet moment.

The Farmhouse is a large luxurious house with traditional French charm and character of the Charentaise region with beams and stonework. The property has 6 bedrooms and a fabulous country kitchen, with a dining area that seats 14 people. This house pool is 12x6m.

Le Tilleul is a converted barn with lots of exposed beams and thick stone walls and plenty of country charm. It boasts a mezzanine where there is 1 of the double bedrooms and a comfy seating area. This barn has 5 bedrooms and a large open plan kitchen diner and lounge that looks out onto the sun terrace and views beyond of the countryside and orchard. The pool is 11x5m.

Chez Maurice is a traditional Charentaise house with lots of character, also newly renovated, with 5 bedrooms, 2 en suites. Again there is a very large farmhouse kitchen dining room, and a large comfortable lounge. Outside from the pool area there are magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. The pool is 10x5m.

The beautiful towns of Cognac, Saintes and La Rochelle are an easy drive, with lots to see, lovely beaches, great food and wine tasting. It's just 3km to local shops and bars.


All fully equipped with dishwashers, range ovens, and utensils for modern convenience.
All have large tables with chairs and benches for dining up to 14 and are fully equipped with china and glassware.
There are 3 lounges each seating from 9 to 12 people, each equipped with a small library.
Each house has a TV and DVD player.
There is WiFi available at Chez Dornat.
Table tennis, snooker, air hockey, table football, pool table, and bats and balls. There is a exercise bike and a ski walker in the large games barn.
Le Tilleul and the Farmhouse are fully equipped with a heating system. All the houses have wood burners in either lounges or kitchens.
F'house: 3 doubles (2 en suite), 2 twins, 1 quad. Tilleul: 2 triples, 3 double (2 en suite). Ch Maurice: 2 double en suites,1 twin, 2 triple.
Linen is included for your stay, not including towels. Towels can be hired for a charge.
All together there are 10 bathrooms: 3 baths, 10 showers, and 10 WCs. 6 bathrooms are en suites.
Chez Dornat has ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms but is not suitable for wheelchair use.
Travel cots and high chairs can be provided without charge.
Each house has its own garden with terraces and garden furniture, parasols and barbecues - all are private and secluded with areas for shade.
The 3 swimming pools are large and looked after by the owners. None are heated.
There is a private parking area at Chez Dornat.
We have a no smoking policy in the internal areas at Chez Dornat.
We welcome some pets but this must be discussed with the owners before booking.


Chez Dornat is set in the valley of the hilltop village of Fontaine Chalendray in the heart of the countryside, 1 hour from La Rochelle Airport and within easy reach of the motorway and rail links.
Aulnay du Saintonge and Matha are only 10 kms drive from us and where you will find supermarkets. Nere is 3 kms.
Its approx a 7 km easy drive to the nearest supermarket.
3 kms to Nere.

Booking Information

Changeover days are Sat and we require a damage deposit of £400 or 400 Euros on arrival.
Electricity not included, payable on departure.
Tax sejour is also payable on departure.
Booking contract will be sent on request to book with full T&Cs.
Weblinks for other 2 properties available on request.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

Fontaine Chalendray
Ruffec and St Jean d' Angeley, both about 20-25 kms.
No local buses.
La Rochelle is 90 kms away which is about 1 hour and 10 mins.

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Chez Dornat French Hamlet, Charente Maritime, France

Karen Turner

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