Maison Cypres

La Jarrie Audouin, Charente-Maritime
+33 (0)6 16 72 76 61

€390 - €525
per night
€2700 - €3500
per week

Close to Saint-Jean-d'Angély, an elegant and spacious manor house with unfussy, comfortable interiors, bucolic views, big garden and pool


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€390 - €525 per night

€2700 - €3500 per week

The Experience

A lovely, sunlit house with plenty of room for everybody – find three separate seating areas, one outside, a formal sitting room and an open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with doors to the garden. With a dining table for 10 and rattan sofas, this is a great spot for entertaining too. There are two barbecues – a charcoal Weber plus a big gas one – lawns spacious enough to play football on, hammocks, an ancient oak tree, and a pool to cool off in surrounded by loungers. You’ll spend most of your time in the garden and you’ll find outdoor games waiting.

For those few chilly days you can light a fire and settle with a good book or cook up a storm in the top-notch kitchen with a welcome basket and plenty of basics to get you started. Bedrooms, one with an en suite on the ground floor, are a good size with storage space and pretty views; bathrooms are sparkling.

The village is a simple one with a bakery and a small supermarket.

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We think you'll love

  • Having so much room, inside and out
  • Working in the big, friendly kitchen – a pleasure to cook in
  • Becoming a cognac expert while visiting several different distilleries
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You should know

  • Sorry, no dogs
  • Two of the bedrooms share a bathroom
  • You do have neighbours but you won't see them


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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


Nightly price
from €390
Weekly price
from €2700
Damage deposit
Extra folding bed and baby cot available on request for extra fee.
1 House for 8
From €3905 beds4 bedrooms


Special offer: Last chance for July availability: 13/07 to 20/07. Book now by contacting the property, or fill in the 'Enquire now' form.

Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 7 nights in July and August. Please contact the owner to enquire about shorter stays. Reduced rates for longer stays. Bikes available to borrow (3 for adults, 1 for a child).
24 December to 5 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Thank you! Maison Cypres has been the absolute perfect place to spend our holiday! Such a beautiful house, location so well equipped, the pool and garden... so relaxing. We couldn't have wished for more and hope to return again.

Sam, Andrew, Chris and Terry, -

The house is fabulous and has everything you need for a restful holiday. We played games in the outdoor lounge area and cooked food from the local market which was amazing. We cycled into the village through the beautiful sunflower fields to buy bread and coffee and the locals were friendly and helpful. We ate in Saint Jean D’Angeley most nights which is a quaint town and only a short drive. We will definitely return!

Julie, London

We were Sandra and Olivier’s first guests through Sawday’s. Exceptional hosts. The property is as described - large entertaining space, extensive garden, ideal for families. The house is impressively well-equipped including inflatables for the pool, water pistols, sports rackets, board games, Netflix, BBQ equipment, bicycles, an extra moveable single bed. It’s clearly been prepared with care. The location is a very quiet village, about 1 hour from the large urban hub La Rochelle. Probably the best thing about our stay was Sandra - flexible, attentive, hospitable. Thank you.

Tom, London

A big, spacious house for the perfect rural getaway for families and friends. the generous owners clearly want their guests to have a fabulous time and have thought of everything people might like. There are endless spaces to congregate or find a quiet spot- from the outdoor sitting room, to the bench under the grandfather oak tree at the very far end of the garden.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

A sleepy, rural part of France. Saint-Jean-d'Angély is nearby, with a ruined abbey, lovely architecture and a good Saturday market – make sure you join the locals drinking wine in the morning in the cafés. The Jardin de Pomone is a ten-minute drive for splendid gardens and specimen fruit trees. Tackle water sports on the Port-D'Envaux lake, half an hour, or have a day out in La Rochelle.

Local points of interest from Sandra Lambert

  • 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 Île d'Oléron, Royan, and the famous Île de Ré. 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 apéritif Pineau de Charentes for a tasting and tour.
  • Visit Cognac and take a tour of the famous estates, visit Saintes, Surgères and the surrounding areas, for history, brocantes and long lunches!


Sandra Lambert

New owners Olivier (who works in film) and Sandra (theatre and TV) live in Paris but come here when they can. They very much want you to feel relaxed in their beautiful family home and leave you generous amounts of stuff to make sure you do.