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Maison des Roses - side view

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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Step back in time in 'Maison des Roses' Farmhouse or 'Petite Maison des Roses' Cottage (search ref 1442399) which is situated on the picturesque Charente/Limousin border. The property has been lovingly restored exposing all the original features in the property, and as the french locals often tell us 'It is truly MAGNIFIQUE'. Only a few minutes stroll into the pretty medieval village which has all the amenities needed for your holiday, but yet a 5 minute drive will take you to the nearest town of St. Junien, with its beautiful and historic buildings, restaurants and wonderful shops. 5 minutes drive to open air swimming pool with slide, jacuzzi, sauna. Plenty of activities close by such as Golfing, Fishing, Beach Lakes, Watersports, Horse Riding, Canoe/Kayaking, Forest Walks, Cycling, Pleasure Flights or Learn to Fly.

The Farmhouse is spacious, airy and has a magnificent sweeping oak staircase leading up to the large master suite with kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom, twin bedroom and second bathroom. Downstairs you will find the third double bedroom with its pretty picturesque window looking onto the garden. Leading off from the hallway with its stone flagged floor into the quaint fully equipped kitchen, from there you come into the large lounge/dining area with its granite stone fireplace with log burning stove.

Wi-fi has been installed from Easter 2014.

The thick stone walls maintains a natural coolness in the summer months where you may wish to escape from the heat of the sun.

Enjoy your time dining alfresco in the peaceful garden with patio area, BBQ and patio furniture or sip on that local wine and watch the wildlife that use the garden. Keep a look out for the deer that come to feed in the field along side the garden of the farmhouse.

The owner has developed an extensive information file which provides information on the Farmhouse along with details of all local amenities and activities available in the area to ensure you are able to make the most of your holiday. Don't just take our word for it take a look at the reviews from some of our guests.

Limoges Airport is a stress free 15-20 minute drive to the property.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Etagnac Lake 15 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges Bellgarde 20 km, Nearest railway: St. Junien 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

HOUSE: Sleeps up to 8 people. Attached Cottage sleeps up to 5 people. Available to hire together sleeping up to 11 in total (please contact owner for price on 'frenchrose co uk').

Hallway, Lounge/dining room, Kitchen, Utility, 3 Bedrooms (1 having King Size Bed), 2 Bathrooms, Reading area

TV with freesat TV, DVD Player

Books, games, DVD's

MP3/IPOD Docking Station

Further details outdoors

HOUSE: Attached private garden with trees, shrubs, overlooking adjoining field where the occasional deer come to feed.

Terrace with patio furniture and BBQ.and lawned area. You can either park on the pavement safely below the house or in the additional plot of land across the road that is shared with the cottage.

Further details

Owner reserves the right to alter prices on this website.

If owner is not on site there will be a nominated person close by for emergencies.

A well behaved dog is allowed and there will be a charge of £20.

Strictly NO smoking inside the properties.

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

The Poitou-Charente famous for its micro climate ensuring a high probability of hot sunny days during the summer, and enjoys almost as much sunshine as the south of France, but whatever you are looking for during your visit to South West France - peaceful lakes, rivers and woodland walks - leisure or action sports and activities - amazing architecture, historic buildings, museums and art galleries, pleasure flights from local airport near St. Junien - You will find something to satisfy everybody.

Limoges - 30 mins drive will get you to this City famous for its ceramics and lace. It has a Cathedral, Markets, Parks, Aquarium, Nightspots, Shops, Restaurants, Golf Course. Catch the Petit Train, tickets from the Office de Tourisme, for an hour of sightseeing through the centre of Limoges, well worth it.

Further Afield

Dordogne - 1 1/4 hrs drive to Brantome which is a beautiful place to visit. Stroll around the Abbaye de Brantome and Chateux which are close by.

Angouleme, the capital of the Charente and 11/4 hrs drive, is worth a visit for it's Romanesque architecture and excellent restaurants ,steeped in history. Explore the attractive boulevards and street side cafes.

Poitiers - 11/2 hrs drive - It has a theme park called Futurscope and is always great fun and very popular - with action rides, giant screen films, dancing robots...

Puy du Fou grand park - where time stands still -take a journey through 2000 years of history. You will see villages from different eras, gladiators still doing battle, Vikings launching attacks on fortified castles and jousting knights plus a 1900 market town and a 18th century village. In the summer, there are 28 evening/night shows with fireworks, digital projectors, computerised fountains, thousands of costumes and many more special effects.

Royan - 2 1/4 hrs It boasts beautiful sandy beaches and an excellent Zoo.

La Rochelle - 2 1/2 hrs drive - A marine seaside town with its stylish shops and the well known Fort Boyard.


Brigueuil is lovely friendly village dating back to 10th Century where fortification walls are still in place and you will see fine examples of the medieval architecture. The farmhouse is only a few minutes stroll from the centre of the village which boasts of a Tabac, Auberge serving excellent food, Pharmacy, Co-op Mini Supermarket, Hairdressers, Library with internet access, Butchers, Boulangerie and Garage. There is also a mini outdoor market on some Saturday mornings.

7 minute drive will bring you to the ancient market town of St. Junien set on the River Vienne, where you can find a Leisure Centre with Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools and sunbeds, Professional 18 Hole Golf Course, Supermarkets, Train Station, Hospital, Cafes, Bars, Restaurants, Banks. There is a lovely quaint saturday morning market.

Etagnac is a tiny village and only 12 minute drive with so much to offer: the Château of Rochebrune open to the public with its mirror-like moat, Lake for the keen fishermen, village bar/restaurant and hotel.

Beautiful Confolens town is a 15 minute drive, again set on the River Vienne with stunning views. You can hire a pedalo to take in the scenery. It has cobbled streets and fabulous architecture. In August for a week Confolens hosts the World Dance Festival and is well worth a visit as it attracts over 300,000 people. On the edge of this town is an animal park set in 11 acres.

15 minute drive is Oradour sur Glane which is a village that was destroyed on the 10 june 1944, during the second World War, by the Germans S.S. It's ruins have been conserved to show that it was victim of a nasty crime that killed 642 innocent civilians.

Rochechouart - A pretty little town 20 mins drive with its stunning Chateau, which has a museum of contemporary art and is a good place to start the Trail of Richard the Lionheart. It also has a small museum on Meteorite Phenomenon. There are bars and restaurants to while away your time in this relaxing little town.


Massignac - Aventure Parc Lacs De Haute Charente is 17 Miles away ideal for all the family.

Limoges - Parc Bellevue is close to Limoges Airport and takes approximately 20 mins drive.

BIKE HIRE: Bikes can be hired from a company that drops and collects to the property, ask owner for leaflet.

PAINTBALLING: Bussiere Galant - Paintballing centre is 23 miles from the cottage.


Exideuil - 20 mins drive - There are two courses which lasts from 2h30 - 3hrs or 6hrs.

Saint-Victurnien - 10 mins drive from the Cottage.

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24 Aug 2014


"Beautiful French Cottage"

A stay at the beautiful Maison Des Roses is must ,for a family break set in the French Country Side ,with lakes for fishing on the doorstep.The pictures on web don't do the cottage justice.
9 of us stayed there and thoroughly enjoyed it.The weather wasn't the greatest but it never stopped us doing anything and when back at the cottage there was plenty to do with WiFi ,cable TV and DVD's .

13 Aug 2014


"Fantastic, well-equipped house in a great part of France"

We stayed at Lynn's lovely property for two weeks in July/August - with our three grown-up children. The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed (including wifi). The garden is … More

6 Jul 2014


"Quiet and Friendly, slow life down"

Lovely break, well equipped comfy cottage with a French rustic feel to it. Log burner but didn't need it 30c every day (cottage stayed cool) Excellent garden with BBQ which was a sun trap. Lynn (… More

28 Aug 2013


"Very well renovated house"

This is a very well renovated house - with many original features. We enjoyed two weeks of unbroken sunshine-so were able to take full advantage of the lovely countryside-local lakes provided many hours of fishing and swimming. The village is lovely with local shops providing necessities-the little coop was even open until 7.30pm on Saturday which enabled us to stock up on basics! We were lucky to visit Confolens during the Folk Festival which was a memorable experience.

16 Aug 2013


"Comfortable house, full of character, in beautiful accessible countryside"

Facilities such as Boulangerie in village. Great Saturday market in nearby town.
Pretty countryside with picturesque villages and hamlets nearby. Huge net-work of footpaths and cycleways accessible from the house. A very relaxing place to stay.

4 Oct 2012


"A great place to stay"

We have just returned from a lovely two week break at Rose House, the house is very quiet and comfortable, with a nice sunny garden and barbeque area setup with tables and chairs. It is situated withi… More

25 Aug 2012


"A lovely gite in a peaceful village in a nice part of France"

Lynn was great giving us information of the area before we left for our break. The information of places to visit in the cottage were first class and helped make the holiday so much better. A holiday very much enjoyed and another visit in the future looking likely

13 Jul 2012


"Home from home"

Brilliant location just half an hour from the airport in a lovely little village.
Well equipped and comfortable parking and a lovely garden.
Owner very friendly, accomodating, and helpful, providing loads of local info, but was not intrusive.

28 Jun 2012


"Fabulous, didn't want to leave"

We had a lovely week at Rose House. The renovation, restoration and facilities were first class and I particularly loved the original hall, stairs and landing-it is stunning! We ate lovely meals in local restaurants and enjoyed cooking locally sourced food in the fully equiped kitchen and eating our meals in the pretty, attached garden. The people in the village and the surrounding countryside were very friendly, as were the British ex-pats we met at the local tobac. Driving around was easy and the roads were like they used to be in England 50 years ago with little traffic, coutesy and no traffic jams.

21 Jun 2012


"Home from home, a lovely atmosphere!"

A beautifully and tastefully restored 16th/17th century farmhouse with roses round the door. As you open the stable-type front door, you see the traditional flag stone hall with the amazing original 17thC wooden staircase winding up before you. The rooms too do not disappoint. Upstairs, an enormous en-suite bedroom with walk-in dressing room/wardrobe, a large landing with chairs and extensive selection of books for all ages, a further bedroom with another bathroom. Downstairs there is another double bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a large comfortable lounge, with original brick range, fireplace and stone sink, all very cosy. Plenty of games and guide books too. Outside there is a walled garden with extensive views over the fields, a BBQ, and tables and chairs for relaxing.
Plenty to see round about:- Oradour sur Glane ( the martyr village), Montrol Senard (nostalgia village), Bellac, lakes (fishing and bathing) and forests. Plenty of restaurants close by, including the very friendly and reasonably-priced Auberge in the village. A car is a must though really. Limoges airport is just 20mins away, and one of the smallest international airports I've seen... no queues here.
Lynn and her mother were so friendly and helpful, always there if needed, but not intrusive. Can't fault the welcome and our stay there.

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