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Excellent 5/5 13 reviews

Les Chauvins, The Farmhouse & The Maison D'Amis (look onto the courtyard with original well

Farmhouse | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 18

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Les Chauvins consists of a beautiful 17th Century Charentaise Farmhouse and cottage,The Maison d'Amis. Both houses are full of character, retaining their French rustic charm and many original features whilst providing guests with all the modern conveniences they may desire. Located in one of France's most scenic locations, Les Chauvins is a gorgeous home away from home, The Farmhouse provides accommodation for 10 guests and The Maison D'Amis for 6 . The houses are very comfortable and well equipped, offering all the privacy and tranquillity one could hope for as well as stunning views of the Charente countryside. They offer a huge play area with space for badminton, cricket, football etc. As well as swings and a sandpit for the younger guests. There are plenty of games, including table tennis and pool in the games room and lots of instruments to play.. a piano, guitars and recorders to name a few... in the music area! There are pygmy goats to feed and pet, as well as chickens and guinea pigs! Each house has its own barbeque and The Farmhouse has a gas plancha for outdoor cooking.The Farmhouse (320m²) and The Maison D'Amis (100m²) are situated at the end of a country lane, in the summer the fields beyond are planted with stunning sunflowers and golden wheat. The houses overlook a pretty courtyard to the east and to the west is the huge walled swimming-pool with its powerful jetstream. Beyond there are uninterrupted views of the valley with its stream, woods and wildlife. The Farmhouse can be rented either on its own or together with The Maison D'Amis. The layout and proportions of the properties make them a perfect place for families to relax and have fun together, or to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and wedding anniversaries. Les Chauvins is a great place to escape to, with family or friends and being situated on the border between the Charente and the Dordogne it provides an ideal base from which to explore these regions.

Size Sleeps up to 18, 8 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 9 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bordeaux 80 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 20 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, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (6), Cots (4), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Les Chauvins is on the Charente Dordogne border in south west France.There are so many fun activities for families to share in the Charente that the question is never what to do, but where to start!

Explore the rivers in a flat-bottomed boat or a canoe or try walking, riding and mountain-biking round the rolling countryside.

Aubeterre sur Dronne is a must with its underground church and river beach. So is Brantome, with its cafes and bars and bustling Friday market. Chalais and Riberac too!

Classroom history lessons come to life at the imposing forts and chateaus. Climb to the top of a castle, dress up in medieval costume, or enjoy one of the many mediaeval village fetes around the region.

And if all that's not enough, surprise the kids with a trip to an adventure park, a scenic excursion on a llama, or further afield, a self-propelled ride on a vélo-rails or rail bike along a disused railway track!

The lush, green landscape of Charentes is one of the best places to enjoy a nature holiday in France. With no mountains or rugged terrain to contend with, the countryside is easily accessible to everyone, offering an unrivalled mix rolling hills, vineyards and valleys, not to mention the glorious beaches of the French Atlantic Coast. Get close to nature birdwatching, or looking out for the coypus, wild boar, deer and bats. The gently undulating countryside is an open invitation to walkers and cyclists with a network of well- marked paths, whilst fishermen can relax beside a river.

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13 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fabulous house, gardens and pool ,really is a home from home with everything you could ask for."

I have just returned from two very relaxing weeks spent with family and friend ranging from 14-83. The hosts Madeleine and Marcus were really accomodating and have really made the properties a home from home which meant there was always plenty to do. The gardens and pool area are beautiful with so many places to sit and relax and the games room proved a hit with the men. The surrounding area also has lots to offer such as markets, canoeing and cognac tasting which I would really recommend.

4 Aug 2014

5/5

"A wonderful home from home!"

Our family stayed at Les Chauvins from July 5th – 17th 2014. We had the best holiday ever in a rental property! We rented both properties, as we were a group of two young families and two sets of g… More

12 Jul 2014

4/5

"Fantastic and comfortable"

We had a lovely time at Les Chauvins - it was well-equipped and the welcome basket waiting for us was a really nice surprise!It's so comfortable and spacious and the addition to the animals is a … More

29 Jun 2014

5/5

"Truly breathtaking, unforgettable."

On arrival to Les Chauvins we were stunned at the beauty of the property. Beautifully located with stunning scenery. Our holiday was perfect from the very beginning. We stayed in the farmhouse with 8 … More

29 Jun 2014

5/5

"Two Great Holidays in One"

We took our extended family for the first week and my wife and I stayed on our own for the second week.The first week was fabulous everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves particularly the children. Th… More

14 Jun 2014

5/5

"Wonderful. Perfect for a large family who want to chill out!"

We spent a fantastic week at Les Chauvins. The whole extended family fitted in with room to spare. So much to do for all ages in the games rooms - we were never bored! Madeline & Marcus were excellent… More

17 Jan 2014

5/5

"A beautiful holiday home in a beautiful location"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at les chauvins, with 11 in our party we found we had plenty of room to accommodate all of us (it is often difficult to find a good holiday home for this many), with som… More

6 Nov 2013

5/5

"Wonderful place to stay"

We celebrated my mum and dads 40th wedding anniversary here. I can not recommend it more highly, beautiful location, property is stunning and a really good size for larger parties. The owners Madeline… More

17 Oct 2013

5/5

"What an amazing holiday"

We spent a week at Les Chauvins in June 2013 and we had an absolutely fabulous time. Marcus and Madelaine, were the perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful who couldn't do enough for you. The… More

7 Sep 2013

5/5

"A real gem of a place."

I stayed here with 10 members of my family and we had the most relaxing time at Les Chauvins. Madeline and Marcus were wonderful hosts and made us all feel welcome. Our accommodation was immaculate, … More

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