Viki et Richard vous souhaitent la bienvenue dans leur maison confortable et tranquille, à Arces, près de Royan dans le sud-ouest de la France. Nous sommes heureux de profiter du calme de la campagne tout en n’étant qu’à 10 minutes des plages les plus proches !
Nous avons récemment restauré notre belle maison, une ferme du 18 siècle, non seulement pour nous mais également pour créer un gite/des chambres d’hôtes qui sont calmes et confortables. L’habitation d’origine, un demi longère, a été transformée avec quattre grandes chambres en suite (salles de bain et toilettes privés), salon, cuisine et jardin privé. Notre espace de vie se situe dans l’ancien chai et les étables maintenant rénovés.
Nous sommes un couple finno-anglais qui sont bien installés ici en Charente Maritime. Nous vivons et travaillons ici depuis presque 20 ans et connaissons bien la région. Nous serions heureux de vous aider à profiter au maximum de votre séjour dans notre belle Charente-Maritime !
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A bientôt Viki and Richard
Website text Home Viki and Richard welcome you to their comfortable and tranquil home in Arces, close to Royan in South West France. We are lucky to be able to enjoy the peace of the countryside while being only 10 minutes from the nearest beaches. We are a Finnish / English couple who have become happily installed here in SW France. We have recently renovated our lovely 18th century farmhouse to provide not only a home but also comfortable and restful chambres d'hôtes. The original farmhouse, a Charentaise demi-longère has been dedicated to spacious and comfortable guest rooms, each with private facilities, and we have created our own living space in the barns and farm buildings. We have lived and worked in the area for many a year and know our way around well; we shall be here to provide you with all help and assistance to help you make the most of your stay in the beautiful Charente Maritime. So do take a look at what we offer here at Chez Sampo and if you like what you see then drop us a line or give us a call to check availability and to book. A bientôt Viki and Richard The Rooms The traditional Charantaise farmhouse is dedicated to the guest accommodation. The renovation retains original features including oak beams and stone fireplaces. For comfort the property is double-glazed throughout and has a geothermic underfloor heating system. Each guest room has its own bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. There are currently two double rooms available to let, both on the ground floor. There is a large and comfortable shared salon for the guests with CD and players, a selection of books and magazines, tourist information, a tea/coffee corner and an Internet-enabled PC. Cold drinks are on hand, payable via an honesty book. There is also wireless Internet access. The salon opens via glass doors onto the terrace and the garden beyond. The House The house was built around 1790 and was a family home and working farm until 2010 when we bought the house. We have undertaken a complete and sensitive restoration retaining as many of the original features as possible - stone fireplaces, oak and poplar beams, stone walls - whilst incorporating a more contemporary open feel with plenty of light. The original farmhouse has become the guest accommodation; the barns and former farm buildings have been converted into our living space. The whole is in the form of a Z providing seclusion for the guest accommodation whilst we remain on hand to help you make the most of your stay. Location Chez Sampo is on the edge of the small village of Arces sur Gironde situated 4km inland from the historic port of Talmont. Here we benefit from the peace and tranquility of the countryside whilst remaining only 10 minutes from the sandy beaches at Meschers and only 20 minutes from the popular seaside town of Royan. Arces is famed for its 11th Century church and the best boulangerie in the area and is otherwise a quiet farming village supplemented by a small but thriving artist community. The market town of Cozes is just 4km away and has a supermarket, weekly street market and a good range of shops. Restaurants are to be found in Arces, Talmont, Cozes, Meschers and just about everywhere else too! Apart from the nearby coastal attractions, Bordeaux, La Rochelle (both served by low cost flights from the UK) and Cognac are each only about an hour away and we are within easy reach of St Emillion and the chateaux of the Medoc. There is no shortage of things to see and do . . . Prices and Booking Prices below are in £ sterling per room per night. There is a discount of 10% for bookings of 7 nights or more. Payments are taken in euros converted at the prevailing rate. Payment is usually made by PayPal (a secure method which allows payment by credit card even without a PayPal account). June and September £60 per night July and August £70 per night The prices includes bed and breakfast, all linen (excluding beach towels), all heating and electricity costs. Breakfast includes cereals, fruit juice, bread and croissants, jams, fresh fruit, yoghurts, tea and coffee. We are happy to cater for any special dietary requirements. If you are interested, and subject to our schedule, we offer occasional evening meals - BBQs, traditional French cuisine and also Ayurvedic cuisine. These are subject to additional charges payable during your stay. A 25% deposit will be required with your booking and the balance is payable 6 weeks before the commencement of your stay. I am afraid that once the deposits and balance have been paid we cannot refund in the event of cancellation and so we advise you take out suitable holiday insurance. Sadly we cannot accept pets. Contact Chez Sampo - Contact Information and Useful Links We are permanently resident here at Chez Sampo and our address is : Viki Suikki and Richard Borsey 1 place du Calvaire 17120 Arces FRANCE Telephone : 0033 (0)9 77 97 85 51 or 0033 (0)6 33 14 20 84 English, French, Finnish, German and Spanish spoken Email : firstname.lastname@example.org