by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Chez Chabot

Price Match Guarantee
We guarantee that our prices are the same as those featured on .
Rioux, near Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
Grade Grading pending
Select your date and duration:
Prices are per property not per person includes a £39 booking fee.



Available Start Date
Unavailable Days
Selected Start Date
Looking to leave tonight, or arrive on a different day?
Call us on 0345 498 6900Call us on 0345 498 6900

Why Us?

  • No credit card fees*
  • Secure booking
  • Book 2015 for £25 Low deposit
  • Recognised grading standards
  • Exclusive ferry travel offers
  • Over 30 years experience
  • 98% of guests would book again

This property is part of our French Country Cottages collection

French Country Cottages

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage.


This three-bedroom, traditional Charente house has been transformed by the owner into a spacious and bright holiday gîte, fitted with all modern conveniences and opening onto a wonderful Mediterranean garden with a private swimming pool

This three-bedroom, traditional Charente house has been transformed by the owner into a spacious and bright holiday gîte, fitted with all modern conveniences and opening onto a wonderful Mediterranean garden with a private swimming pool. The owner, a landscape gardener, has created a lovely garden with palms, olive trees, yuccas and exotic plants, blended with several water features and areas to relax in. The pool water is kept sparkling clean by circulating it through an eco-system of water plants, much the same principle as with a mountain stream. The Roman city of Saintes is a 10-minute drive, with its street markets, cafés and restaurants and is located on the banks of the River Charente. Beaches are just over half an hour away, the zoo at La Palmyre is one of the best in Europe and there are vineyard and distillery tours at Cognac.

Approximate distance to La Rochelle airport is 80 km.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with beams. Kingsize bedroom with beams and en-suite shower room (no WC). Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Kingsize bedroom (zip and link, can be 2ft 6in twin). Twin bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling

  • Garden with water features and pond
  • Patio
  • Heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Digital TV
  • DVD
  • Video
  • CD/stereo
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor swimming pool (private, 10m x 4m, depth 0.8m-2m, open Jun-Sep)
  • No smoking.

Location: 10km SW of Saintes (market town, all facilities), 28km NE of Meschers (beach), 32km E of Royan (seaside resort), 35km W of Cognac (home to the famous brandy).

Read more 


  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Broadband
  • Downstairs Toilet
    Downstairs Toilet
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
    Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Microwave
  • Shower Room
    Shower Room
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/09/2016
    This has to be the best place we have stayed in so far. We have stayed in many places over the years in different areas of Frances From our greetings of Charante tart and apricot Cognac,the house,the pool and the amazing garden. This is a place is tranquility and beauty . A place we will definitely recommend to friends and family and hopefully return to in the future.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/08/2016
    A beautiful setting, the warmest welcome and a comfortable home from home. This was the owners home for many years and it is equipped as such. If you prefer to self cater, then this kitchen is a dream with granite work surfaces, american fridge freezer and a beautiful range. Immaculately clean too. It is rural, but with a few near neighbours. The owners are next door but do not intrude on your privacy. The garden, together with the pool surroundings are beautiful as would be expected as the owners are garden designers. Plants are labelled as they open the garden to visitors on France's national garden day. As with many french properties, it has it's quirks. The pool is fenced and alarmed (they turned it off for us as we have older teenagers), but younger children would need supervising as the garden isn't completely enclosed. There is lots of room to play and lots of secret paths to explore. The pool isn't heated, but in August was 25 degrees. The barbecue is a gas griddle type and cooked food perfectly. The outside eating area is as well appointed and lovely as the rest of the garden. A large pine tree provides welcome shade in the heat. The master bedroom is downstairs and the bedrooms upstairs are built into the eaves. The velux windows in the bedrooms have integral blinds and mosquito screens. The children loved watching the stars with the screen across and the windows open. There is a large fan in the sun room, but I took an extra couple which we used in the bedrooms on very hot days. I would definitely take a baby monitor if my children were younger as the bedrooms are a distance from the master bedroom. One bedroom is directly above the master and you can hear what is happening, but the other is well insulated sound wise from the master bedroom. There is an ensuite bathroom, but as previous reports suggest the only toilet is through the sunroom. This didn't put us off and surprisingly for a family used to 4 toilets, didn't cause a problem. Wonderful holiday home with lovely owners. We loved it!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/07/2016
    Beautiful cottage, very well equipped and clean. Wonderful friendly family who own it live next door but give you all the privacy you need. The garden is amazing with a very plush swimming pool although rather cold which didn't matter as the setting is prefect.

View All Guest Reviews

9.7 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by Reevoo
You can use a postcode, location or attractions to calculate your drive time.

Local Area

Content to be added.

Looking for something with a little more?

Cotages with Hot tubs Cottages part of our Luxury collection Something with a swimming pool A place near the Coast

Subscribe to our latest deals & offers