Maison des Roses
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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Step back in time in 'Maison des Roses' Farmhouse or 'Petite Maison des Roses' Cottage 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.
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.
The Cottage is deceptively large with all the amenities to be comfortable. As you step down into the lounge/kitchen area you feel instantly at home in this romantic cottage. Fully fitted kitchen, lounge area with seating for 5, large farmhouse dining table and log burning stove with original fireplace. There is a twin bedroom which is downstairs. As you go up the quirky mahogany original staircase you find a shower room with sink, toilet and large shower. There is a large bedroom which has a double bed and a single bed. For price please contact me direct frenchrose.co.uk
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 20 minute drive to the property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Etagnac Lake 15 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|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 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|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).
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
Bucket and spade, ball games
COTTAGE: Kitchen/Lounge/Dining area, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, TV with freesat, DVD/Video Player, Books, Games, DVD's
|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.
COTTAGE: Large garden is situated across from the cottage with decking area, patio tables/chairs, BBQ. Private parking. Lots of fruit trees for you to pick if ripe.
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.
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, its large swimming lake with sandy beach and bar/restaurant, areas 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. www.aventure-park.fr
Limoges - Parc Bellevue is close to Limoges Airport and takes approximately 20 mins drive. www.parc-bellevue.fr
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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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 cottage.safe 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.
28 Sep 2011
"A little piece of heaven in south west France"
What a fantastic property a little piece of heaven wonderfull hotess Lynn. nothing was to much trouble for her
lovely friendly town loads to do in the area car is a must unless you want total R&R !
It has a something for everybody the lakes (lake Pardoux) 30mins away, very clean loads to do tree walking brilliant for the teenagers St Junien is lovely a fab market on a Saturday morning
Velorail!! don't be fooled you need to have a reasonable fitness but great fun!
Confolens is beautiful with great views from the castle. Montral Sernard really beautiful its like time stood still, Limoges great city for a look around, Oradour very moving a must to visit
canoeing cheap, great fun, passed a couple of hours the kids loved it
Motemart a lovely little village with plenty of picnic areas and eateries
Rochechouart lovely night market dont get there to early entertainment is great as the evening goes on
all in all we had a great holiday we rented both properties at a bargin price it was clean homely and heavenly!!
Lynn got us some essentials in so we could have a relaxing couple of days after the journey from Calais provided loads of information about events in the area a very well organised hostess
A MUST VISIT PROPERTY !
9 Sep 2011
"First class rural accomodation"
We have three small children and the property fulfilled all our requirements. It is in excellent condition and has all the facilities you would need. Its location is central to both towns and lakes and is well set if you like the outdoor life. We enjoyed our second stay in this property and were not disappointed. I would recommend it anyone with or without kids.
23 Aug 2011
"Pretty cottage in village location"
The cottage is spacious, clean and well maintained and the owner is friendly and helpful. It is in a lovely area of France with plenty of activities to suit everyone. The village has a boulangerie, small general store and a tabac/ bar. The garden is lovely and has fruit trees and a large grass area as well as decking with table and chairs but is across the road from the cottage so may not be suitable for young children. However, if you book Rose House the garden is enclosed and has direct entry from that property.
The kitchen would benefit from having some larger cooking pots and pans for those of us that like to cook the local produce on holiday.
Thank you for your comment regarding the requirement for larger pans. On top of the 5 pans that were in place I have now put a further 2 larger pans there.
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