1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2) Gite in Ars, Charente

Chez Simon

At a glance: Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Mr Simon Jerry
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Property Type: Gite
Location: Ars, Charente
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum nights stay: 3
Low season price per week: £595
High season price per week: £595
Average price per week:£595
Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


The stable has been completely renovated and is now the only part of the house which is rented. With over 100 sq metres of floor space this open-plan ground floor studio apartment provides ample space and is uniquely for 2 adults. The apartment is centrally heated, (if required), in late spring or early autumn.

The courtyard and gardens are always peaceful and the pool is fully enclosed with plenty of space for relaxation. The pool is not heated but has a bubble cover at night. This keeps the water temperature at around 25-30c during the summer. Generally the pool is all yours unless I want a dip with family or friends.

Inside there is a fully equipped kitchen, very large and comfortable double bed, 2 sofas, WiFi and satellite tv. There is a large shower room and separate wc. All bed linen and towels are provided. There is off-road parking directly opposite.

The four departments that make up Poitou-Charentes - namely Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and the Vienne- each has a character of its own. They are all extremely popular tourist destinations.

The town of Cognac is only 10 minutes away. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets. The Cognac warehouses are always worth a visit.
The nearest beaches are 45 mins- 1 hour away. Some are small, quiet and safe or there is the Cote Sauvage with 13 Km of sand and Atlantic rollers. The towns of Saintes, Royan and La Rochelle are all within easy driving distance and should be visited. For wine lovers, Bordeaux and St Emilion make a good day out.

The property is available from the beginning of April until the end of October every year.
The price is £595/€695 per week, Saturday-Saturday. The rental period begins at 16h on the day of arrival and finishes at 10h on the last day. Out of season, minimum rental periods of 3 nights can be considered at £100/€115 per night. All bookings are handled by the owner.

Dogs are welcome. I can make the garden and courtyard pooch proof. Owners must clean up after their pooches. There is a £25pw Fido fee.

I look forward to hearing from you.

4 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Good value and Welcoming

By Trevor Hounslow on 26-Aug-2023

We had a wonderful week at this property which was great value and open plan It was accessible for my wife who has Parkinson’s and our dog who could roam safely in the grounds Simon was supportive but not intrusive and the pool was a bonus. We liked the U K tv channels on the evenings and were central for trips to the coast, villages of character, Pons and Cognac What a pleasure for us in September after the main season Trevor

Chez Simon in Ars, France was an excellent choice for relaxing

By Colonel Abby DuBaree on 02-Sep-2023

We class our stay at Chez Simon as outstanding. The Gite is located in a wonderful location with several villages within easy reach. There are plenty of places to visit, including towns for cultural knowledge, shopping and restaurants. The Gite is large and very well equipped, including a swimming pool and gardens for relaxing. Simon is a tremendous host and the most caring. This was a brilliant week for my wife, little pup, and me and we will surely return on a future visit.

Restful ountry escape with all the amenities

By Steve Winn on 12-Aug-2023

It was our first visit to Chez Simon, upon arrival we were greeted by the host Simon, who showed us around the living quarters and then the garden then the pool. Fantastic, it was exactly what we had been looking for. A quiet, not too remote place to stay and explore the area, plus pretty much our own pool. The garden is lovely, the terrace comfortable and the room was very clean and cool. As I am 1.88 meters tall, it was fantastic for me to have a bed I could actualy stretch out on, and comfortable to. I can't say enough about Simon, he is funny, caring and has a way about him that just makes you feel you are at home and nothing is too much trouble. I would reccommend this gite to any couple who want to get away from it all and have some us time.

Owner response on 05-Sep-2023

Dear Steve and Sharon, Thanks so much for the review. It was a pleasure to meet you both as well. À bientôt, Simon



Pets Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Ironing Board
Video Library
Private Pool


Away from it all
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