St Sauvant

A luxury villa to rent near Cognac, Charente, France

A charming house with a wonderful garden and attractive pool in one of the prettiest villages in the Charente area of south-west France.

Sleeps: 5

Not suitable for young children

Price Guide 2021:

From £2,950 per week


  • Maid service 2 hours per week (more on request)


  • First Floor:
    Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Second Floor:
    Twin/double bedroom
    Single bedroom
    Shared shower room
  • Ground Floor:
    Guest WC & powder room


  • Infinity pool (8m x 3m)
  • TVs/DVDs (UK channels) in kitchen & sitting room
  • WiFi, iPod docking station & bluetooth sound system
  • Fans in bedrooms


  • La Rochelle & Bordeaux airports 1 hr 15 mins drive
  • Bordeaux city centre 1 hr 15 mins drive
  • Angouleme TGV station 45 mins drive
  • Cognac & Saintes 15 mins drive
  • Atlantic beaches near Royan 1 hr
  • Bicycles for hire in nearby St Cesaire
  • Kayaking on the Charente river in Saintes, Cognac & Jarnac
  • Tennis court in the village
  • Cognac golf club 20 mins
  • Cognac Blues Passion Jazz Festival in July

Situated at the centre of one of the prettiest villages in the Charente, St Sauvant has been lovingly renovated and is spread over three floors with a contemporary, open-plan interior that’s in stark contrast to its traditional cottage façade.

A large hall with a powder room leads through to the well-equipped kitchen, furnished with a comfortable sofa and large flatscreen TV, as well as a dining table and breakfast bar. The kitchen has French windows opening onto the garden terrace and outside dining area.

The first floor has a good size open-plan sitting room with a study area off to the side, equipped with a desk and book shelves. This floor looks directly onto the 12th-century church at the front, which is beautifully floodlit at night. The large master suite is on this floor and has a bathroom (no shower) and separate loo.

The second floor is under the eaves of the house (not practical for very tall people) and has a pretty twin/double bedroom and a second bedroom with a large single bed. These rooms share a shower room and separate loo.

The house is charming and intimate with a pretty garden that descends in a series of terraces lined with agapanthus to a private infinity pool. Totally set up for outside living in the summer; there is a big outdoor dining table, a shady daybed for reading and relaxing and a barbecue. 

The area has masses of interesting things to do and loads of good local restaurants to choose from. Both Cognac and Saintes have good markets and the village shop has all the basic essentials, including a daily delivery of baguettes.

This is just a selection of some of the villas we represent. We are constantly on the lookout for new properties to add to our portfolio and are always delighted to look for that very special house if you haven’t found what you are looking for. Properties are available throughout the year by arrangement.

So do call, we would love to talk to you.

A perfect house for painters or for anyone looking for a slice of quiet village life.

Prices start at: £421 per night

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