Maison Cypres

La Jarrie Audouin, Charente-Maritime

Close to St Jean d’Angely, an elegant manor house with stylish interiors, bucolic views and a big garden for free range children


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


Breathe in the delicious scent of lavender, gaze across to fields full of sunflowers and relax… This Charentaise manor house stands proudly in an idyllic village just ten minutes from the medieval town of St Jean d’Angely. Inside, style and comfort are perfectly balanced; climb the lovely winding staircase to serene bedrooms with views of cypresses and fruit trees. Light the candles and have an indulgent soak in the freestanding bath. Downstairs, exposed walls, a grand stone fireplace and original wooden floors create character in the sitting room, while a tiled wet room makes a handy stop-off between the pool and the house. Cooking in the smart open-plan kitchen is a joy; thoughtful owner Claire has provided every bit of kit self-caterers could desire and there’s a stack of cookery books for inspiration too. Outside, you have an acre of enclosed garden to explore, sun loungers for poolside lazing, plenty of sports equipment for energetic kids, and a barbecue for al fresco dining. Little ones might enjoy a trip to the Palmyre Zoo near Royan, or Cognac is close for a rather more grown-up day out.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.


Nightly price
from £172
Weekly price
from £1200
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 House for 8
From £1725 beds4 bedrooms


The house is just stunning and sits in an enclosed safe site, perfect for children and pets. Beautifully decorated throughout and equipped to a high standard. Every gadget you need is in the kitchen! The garden and pool are perfect for relaxing in and enjoying the sunshine. The beds are made up with lovely white cotton and extremely comfortable. I would certainly recommend 100% ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Chrissie, Leamington spa

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Clare Pickering

  • The local village of Loulay (4 mins by car) offers a choice of two bread shops, a small Friday market and a stall with fresh oysters every Sunday morning in the market square.
  • Within an easy 35 minute drive to the coast, fabulous days can be spent on the beach on the Ile d'Oleron, Royan, and the famous Ile de Re. Or just spend the day by the pool, or playing table tennis, croquet, badminton, boules or rounders at home!
  • The medieval market town of St Jean D'Angely is an easy 9 minute drive away. It offers a wide selection of bars and restaurants and twice weekly a market with local produce, fish and seafood.
  • The local area offers quiet roads and wonderful scenery for walking or cycling. Play boules in La Jarrie Audouin, and swim or visit the tennis courts in Loulay or St Jean D'Angely.
  • Visit the producers of the local aperatif Pineau de Charentes for a tasting and tour.
  • Visit Cognac and take a tour of the famous estates, visit Saintes, Surgeres and the surrounding areas, for history, brocantes and long lunches!