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Excellent 5/5 7 reviews

Swimming pool

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Chez Sophie is set in a quiet french village in the heart of the Charente. Easy walking distance to bakeries, butcher, grocery shops, restaurant and a local bar.

The house is fully fenced and has a large south facing yard with above ground pool There is a large gas barbecue and outdoor living spaces. There is ample outdoor furniture and hammocks under the cherry tree.

The house is fully equipped with linen, pool and bath towels and kitchen equipment.

A typical stone french house, the downstairs living area provides a sofa bed and pod chairs. Dvds are available as well as a facility for your ipod. Off this area is a fully equipped kitchen and the bbq and outdoor area is accessed from here. To the front of the kitchen you can access the 2nd bathroom and laundry facilities.

The upstairs of the house is beautiful stone walls in the master bedroom with this overlooking the private garden and offers a double bed. A single day bed is also in this room suitable for a child or day bed. The guest bedroom has a double bed and is located off the stairs and the upstairs bathroom with claw bath, shower and toilet is between the two rooms. A great place to relax!

Size Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 150 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers 75 km, Nearest railway: Ruffec 10 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, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Situated in the south west of France, the Charente enjoys brilliant weather and an agricultural area with stunning landscapes, fields of sunflowers and a variety of activities for all ages.

Its Cognac country as well as having beautiful riverside locations and picture postcard castles. The attraction to this area is the accessibility to other regions and places of interest within this region. With great proximity to Angouleme, Cognac, Bordeaux and Limoges, this area is central to airports, transport and many holiday activities. It is the perfect spot for cycling with cycle tracks in the region as well as low traffic volumes. Relax, rejunevate and discover the real France.

Villefagnan

Villefagnan is a small french village with more than the usual amount of shops. It is very well cared for and offers a quiet village lifestyle.

There are twice weekly markets, a swimming and fishing lake and various other attractions in close proximity. There is an abundance of tourist attractions, animal parks, golf etc in reasonable driving distance from the village. There are also some beautiful villages in close proximity including Vertuil sur Charente with its riverside location and picture postcard Castle and Nanteiul en Vallee.

Your holiday can be as busy as you like or a relaxing retreat is also possible. Hire a bike and discover the area or lounge in the back garden.

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Review 1-7 of 7

4 Aug 2014

5/5

"Once again an absolute delight in rural France"

We decided to return to Chez Sophie after our shorter stay in 2013. The house still felt like home and I suspect it will continue to do so, considering the improvements and additions that the owners keep making to it. The newly installed pool was very, very welcome during our 2,5 weeks there. The temperature of the water varied from 20 degrees (pretty cold) to 26 degrees (comfortable). The garden could benefit from more comfortable chairs and an umbrella. The bedrooms could use more storage space.
But having said that, we absolutely adore this house and the village it is in. Quietness, peace yet friendly French and amenities literally around the corner.
Special appreciation for Sylvie and Mike. Thank you so much!
Would recommend to anyone and will definitely return in the future.

20 May 2014

5/5

""HOME FROM HOME""

Chez Sophie is a home from home, not just a holiday let. The house feels lived in and loved.Decor and fittings are lovely and have a nice french feel. There is currently a swimming pool being built … More

12 Nov 2013

5/5

"just what we needed"

We had a lovely stay at Chez Sophie in the last week of October. The house was very homely and the owner doesn't mind if you use things from the kitchen etc which is really helpful as she had lot… More

4 Nov 2013

4/5

"Very pretty cottage, nicely decorated, comfy beds"

The cottage was very nicely decorated and furnished. As all upstairs floors were wood it may have been more comfortable to have a couple of rugs on the floor. The second bedroom had only a chest of dr… More

Thank you for your review. Now that weather has cooled we will look at rugs and have also sourced hooks for doors and storage options. Thank you for your suggestions. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

19 Aug 2013

5/5

"Perfect little French getaway"

Wonderful house in a French village with nearly all the necessary amenities. The house itself is beautifully decorated. The garden is a big plus; lots of privacy and space. We had very nice weather when we were there, so we practically lived outside. We suspect that when the weather is less good, that the house would be on the small side for anything over 4 people. We did miss a dishwasher, which we expected to be in a house so well appointed (towels, toiletries etc are included). Furthermore, the ceiling of the kitchen is very low. My husband is 1.94 m tall and really had to bend down all the time. This is not a problem anywhere else in the house, however.
Big thumbs up to house manager Silvie who lives just around the corner.
Villefagnan is a sleepy village with two bakers, two small supermarkets, a pub et cetera. Very convenient. Ruffec (larger) 10 minutes' drive. Very English oriented area.

Many thanks for your kind comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay,
Chez Sophie

18 Aug 2013

5/5

"Fab property in a great location....we'll be back!"

Loved our stay here, lots if great day trips out & the local lake was fab for relaxing with the kids by. Will definitely recommend to others!

Thank you for your comments, we are glad you loved the house and the local area. We would certainly welcome you back, regards Chez Sophie

9 Jul 2013

5/5

"Ideallic french village stay"

My sister and I spent a wonderful week in this gorgeous cottage - it felt like home and we didn't want to leave. It is well eqipped for an extremly comfortable stay, clean and beautifully decora… More

We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Chez Sophie and do hope you will be back next year.

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