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Quaint 17th Century Cottage with attached farmhouse (ref 145177) to rent in the pretty medieval village of Brigueuil. These lovely properties are situated on the Charente/Limousin border, otherwise known as the 'Lake District' of France. The Charente is know for it's micro climate. Check out my site for more information frenchrose co uk
This is the first year of advertising on this site for the cottage but you can check out reviews for Maison des Roses on Tripadvisor or Chez Nous website.
As you open the door and step down into the open plan kitchen/living room the warmth and cosiness of the decor makes you feel instantly at home.
It has cream/vanilla beamed ceiling and a tiled floor, mahogany quaint spindle staircase and a fireplace with log burning stove.
Well equipped kitchen including full sized cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine, dining table and in the living area 2 comfortable settees, gas fire, TV (freesat), Video Player or DVD Player, CD/Radio Player. There is a supply of videos or dvd's, books, toys and games for your use. WIFI - Recent addition to our facilities for summer of 2014.
Bedroom 2 - Downstairs
This room was originally the animal pen in the barn but has been sympathetically restored keeping some of it's original features. The bedroom has 2 single beds, built in wardrobe/shelves and electric heater.
Bedroom 1 - Upstairs
Spacious romantic bedroom with double iron work bedstead and single bed with a french style wardrobe and dressing table and traditional beamed ceiling and electric heater.
Shower, WC, Hand Basin, Heater, Electric Socket
Landing - This is where you will find an interconnecting door that leads to the second staircase which takes you to Maison des Roses (Rose Farm House). This door is only accessable when both properties are hired together.
There is a large garden across from the cottage, with steps leads up to decking, patio furniture including a BBQ and fruit trees. There is also a parking space in our additional garden plot.
If you want to take a trip down memory lane then this is the place for you, the area has an abundance of Lakes with Beaches, Churches, Châteaux, Forests, Medieval Towns, Pleasure Parks and Rivers for Kayaking. The area is ideal for walkers, cyclists, sightseers, sports and fishing enthusiasts. Try out Pleasure Flights or Learn to Fly.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 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|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
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, Lakes 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.