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Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16

Luxury Charentaise farmhouse La Chanteuse is an imposing, 18th century property which has undergone a complete restoration to stunning effect, offering the height of modern convenience in beautiful, authentic surroundings.  Set at the edge of a small village just beyond the church, large wooden entrance gates hide a charming courtyard garden where you can sit under the shade of a mature tree and enjoy lovely views over the surrounding tranquil countryside.  A further walled garden and enclosed pool area makes it ideal for children, whilst adults will appreciate the large covered dining terrace ideal for leisurely meals.The accommodation is spread across the main farmhouse and 2 adjoining cottages which all have independent access from the entrance courtyard, but also have connecting doors, thus offering exceptional and flexible accommodation for large groups.  The charming cottages are fully equipped and offer all the charm of the main farmhouse.  All have beautiful open fireplaces, tiled and wooden floors and beamed ceilings.La Chanteuse is ideally placed for exploring the Charente-Maritime region including the well-known coastal towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort on the Bay of Biscay with their strong seafaring histories.  Between these towns lies Chatelaillon-Plage, a lovely stretch of sandy beach facing the Ile de Re and Ile d'Oleron which are both easily accessible for day trips via road-bridge or boat.  To the south lie the waterways of the Marais Poitovin, a fascinating area to explore by boat with pretty 'villages fleuri'. Within an hour's drive you can reach the Roman town of Saintes, home to archaeological sites; Cognac where you must obviously sample the liqueur; or Medieval Niort with its castle keep on the banks of the Sevre-Niortaise river.

MAIN HOUSEGround floor:Living room, open fireplace, tall windows overlooking courtyard garden, connecting door to cottage 2. Dining room, with large table for 14/16, door to rear garden. Guest WC.Large, open plan kitchen/dining room (TV,DVD,CD), open fireplace, dining table for 6, sofa, tall windows overlooking courtyard garden.Second guest WC.First floor:Master double bedroom (1.40m), dressing area, ensuite bathroom, WC.Double bedroom (1.40m).Double bedroom (1.40m).Shower room, WC.Single bedroom (0.90m)Mezannine area overlooking dining room with single bed (0.90m).COTTAGE 1Ground floor:Open plan, split level living/dining room and kitchen, open fireplace, (TV), breakfast bar and dining table for 6.First floor:Small landing with connecting door to cottage 2.Double bedroom (1.60m).Double bedroom (1.40m).Bathroom, WC.COTTAGE 2Ground floor:Open plan living/dining room and kitchen, open fireplace, dining table for 4. Connecting door to farmhouse.Spiral stairs to first floor:Small landing with connecting door to cottage 1.Double bedroom (1.40m)Bunk bedroom (0.90m) (with skylight only, no window).Shower room, WC (with skylight only, no window).Grounds:3000 sqm of walled grounds.  Large entrance courtyard with mature tree for shade, small lawn and FUNCTION ROOM with high beamed ceiling, open fireplace, doors to garden (ideal for special celebrations - on request only). Outdoor dining in converted barn. Charcoal barbecue.  Further covered terrace.  Enclosed pool area with 11m x 5m heated, salt-water pool (depth 1.80 max, roman step entry), pool house.  Large flat lawn ideal for children to play. Ample parking within grounds. 

Sleeps 16MAIN HOUSE (sleeps max 8)4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, 4 WCsCOTTAGE 12 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1WCCOTTAGE 22 bedrooms, 1 shower room, 1 WCPrivate 11m x 5m HEATED, SALT-WATER POOLFUNCTION ROOM Ideal for special celebrations on request 

Included: Wi-Fi internet. Pool heating. Winter heating.<br><br>Extras: Maid service on request. No telephone (except for emergency use).Function room for special occasions on request.

Size Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

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