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Restored farmhouse with private pool

House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 130km

Les Laurents is a beautiful restored Charentaise farmhouse built in the 17th century with many original features. All rooms have oak or chestnut beamed ceilings or feature beams, large open limestone fireplaces, and exposed honey coloured stone wall. Most rooms are furnished with French antique furniture with comfort in mind, yet modern conveniences.The house with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 toilets is ideal for two families.

The quiet countryside is perfect for a relaxing holiday where all you can hear are the birds. For the most energetic of the family who don’t want to sit by the pool, we have air-hockey, badminton, a basket ball net, mini-golf and a variety of indoor games and books.

Size Sleeps up to 15, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle 130 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers or Limoges 60 km, Nearest railway: Poitiers 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (7), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 21
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Les Laurents offers quality and comfortable accommodation for 15 people, ideal for 2 families. The house boasts a large farmhouse kitchen with fitted cupboards, fridge, 2 cookers, dishwasher, separate tap for filtered water, large table seating for 8, open fireplace with wood burning stove. From the kitchen door is the rear shaded garden. Adjacent is the utility room with washing machine, deep freezer, second fridge for all those cold drinks, micro-wave, and a ground floor cloakroom (wash-basin and toilet) and ironing facilities.

The dining room is next to the kitchen and is a relaxing room with 2 large comfortable settees, a dining table for 10-12 people, an original stone fireplace with wood-burning stove, TV, DVD video. The dining/sitting room opens onto the south facing terrace.

We also have for your further comfort a large luxurious lounge, south facing with French doors opening onto the sunny enclosed terrace and garden. There are two 4 seat settees and chairs, beautiful French antique furniture, a second TV and large open fireplace with wood-burning stove, open stairs to the first floor with minstrel gallery leading to the bedrooms.

The house offers 4double bedrooms with French antique furnishings, 1 twin bedded room, also a large children's room with 3 single beds,bunk-beds,and en-suite facilities.

Further details outdoors

There is a large enclosed garden and 10m x 5m swimming pool (under-water lighting for evening bathing), a private courtyard with ample parking, a paved terrace for the quick and easy gas BBQ, ideal for a quiet relaxing holiday. The exterior of the house has a large climbing blue wisteria scrambling over the door and windows with its beautiful scent and also the crimson geraniums cascade from beneath every window.

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Vienne is well known to be the second sunniest region in France, thanks to its micro climate. Things to do of interest close by 15/40 minutes. Asnoir offers horse riding and trekking. In Romange there is a delightful monkey park. Charroux hosts an abbey and the 8th century tower of Charlemagne and holds a wine festival and a weekend painting in the street, anyone can join in, all the pictures are for sale if you like one. At Ruffec there is an equestrian centre for horse riding; canoeing, kayaking and indoor pools are also available.

Civray

Civray is our nearest town 8 min drive. Civray is set on the beautiful river Charente, and boasts a masterpiece of Romanesque style, with the 12th century Roman church of St Nicolas at the heart. The hamlet set in this tranquil region is a tapestry of fields of sunflowers and poppy edged wheat fields with numerous idyllic country lanes for quiet walks. Every Tuesday and Friday there is the colourful town market, where you can taste some of the local specialties. Or maybe try one of the many restaurants or bars. Civray offers an open air pool through the summer and lovely walks by the river or perhaps you like to fish. Licences are available from most tabacs. We have two large supermarkets and several smaller ones, an array of small shops all worth a browse. If you like a more peaceful town why not hire a bike from speed cycles and let the hustle pass you by.

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Review 1-3 of 3

2 Sep 2013

5/5

"Wonderful"

There was 13 of us staying at Les Laurents ages from 3 years to 62 years celebrating a special birthday. We arrived after an eight hour drive from Calais, Mike and Norma were there to greet us. The … More

6 Sep 2012

5/5

"A perfect holiday home"

The owners are very friendly but not intrusive and their communications regarding the booking were good. The house is large and comfortable with a large untility area that has a freezer and second fridge. There are two areas of garden so you can always have the sun and the pool is a good size.
A games room provides plenty of things for children to use such as badminton rackets, balls, pool bits and even air hockey!
The position is out of the way but it doesn't take long to get to the main town and there are plenty of areas to explore.
We went with our children and grandchildren and everyone had a lovely time.

26 Aug 2012

5/5

"Great property in a fabulous location"

Very straightforward booking experience, with spot on directions to the property. The property was spotlessly clean and more spacious than we had expected, Mike the owner who lives next door cleaned the pool and watered the plants and garden very early every day. The rural location was very quiet with just an odd tractor going past the gate, a very well stocked games room with air hockey table and pool toys, badminton sets etc. the pool was a welcome relief from the 43 degrees sunshine. There are plenty of walks roundabout about the property with directions in the info pack. All in all a fabulous farmhouse in a quiet location .
The only negative was having to leave it all behind and come home to reality.

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  • 6 Years listed

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Based in France

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