Chabanais holiday barn rental, Mouzon with beach/lake nearby, walking and log fire and TV

Excellent 4.5/5

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Barn / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 164541

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Barn / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This is a particularly well appointed property which has been designed and restored by its architect owner to the most exacting of build quality in order to provide a unique and comfortable holiday experience. The property is located in a quiet hamlet with the nearest shops in a small town called Montemboeuf approx 5kms away. Sleeping up to 6 people, there is a large double bedroom on the ground floor with full height patio doors allowing external access on those wonderful warm days and an adjacent bathroom with shower providing fully accessible facilities.

2 further large bedrooms can be found on the upper floor accessed of the first floor gallery which looks over the main lounge space- 1 very large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom-1 twin bedded room with access to the comfortable 'family' bathroom. The kitchen is extremely well equipped to satisfy even the most demanding cook and links to the large open plan dining and lounge space.

The spectacular double height living/dining room is the heart of this house and gives it its unique character, a truly memorable space in which to spend your evenings relaxing. Large, comfortable sofas and chairs surrounding a large log burner in a feature fireplace provides a great setting for families and friends to meet and chat. The main space is filled with light from the large patio doors and windows. The dining area has a table which easily seats eight people.

Heated by the powerful log burner, supplemented by electric convector heaters in the upstairs rooms this is an ideal property for visiting at all times of the year.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Lake Lavaud 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges 50 km, Nearest railway: La Rochefoucould 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Outdoors Private garden
Access Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The barn is beautifully furnished to a very high standard for your comfort and enjoyment. All beds are made up with high quality pretty bedding. All towels and some bathroom toiletries are also provided. There is an ipod docking station available in the large lounge space for you to enjoy your own music. There is also a very large DVD collection and a library of books for your entertainment.

There are shutters on the majority of windows to ensure that the property stays cool on the hottest of days. If necessary, we can arrange for provison of some basic groceries for your arrival (with sufficient notice).

The owners have developed an extensive information file which provides details of all local amenities and activities available in the area to ensure you are able to make the most of your holiday.

Having personally spent many holidays in rented gites and villas, we have tried to provide as much as possible and to think of the small things that will make the experience more enjoyable, including provision of practical items such as a cool box, picnic rugs and beach towels for those trips out. There are also a number of board games, jigsaw puzzles and cards available incase of wet days.

Whilst the main staircase is wonderful, we recommend close attention is paid to younger children whilst using it.

Further details outdoors

There is garden furniture for use by clients-comfortable sun loungers and external dining furniture for those 'al fresco' meals. There are a number of garden games including boules and badminton available for your enjoyment.

There is a large tree at the boundary of the property providing welcome shade during those hot summer months and is an ideal place for having dinner whilst enjoying the views.The large, wellmaintained, external garden space is ideal for casual relaxation or for playing garden games-there is even a tent for clients use for children to have an exciting night outside!

This is a quiet tranquil rural setting within a truly French hamlet, with miles of quiet roads and tree lined winding lanes-ideal for cycling and walking and watching the inquisitive local cows who come to the perimeter of the property in the early morning to meet their new neighbours.

Further details

This is a non smoking property.

The Poitou-Charentes region

Located on the border of the Limousin and Charente regions you get the best of both regions. Wonderfully warm during the summer months (with the second highest amount of sunshine after the south of France!). The climate is mild and temperate with wonderful rolling scenary.

There are many areas of interest in the close vicinity of the property including 2 large local activity lakes-Lake Lavaud has two lovely clean beaches, both perfect for swimming and during the summer months are manned by life guards. On one side of the lake, there is a watersports centre and you can hire pedalos, sailing dinghys, kayaks and windsurf boards There is also the opportunity to take part in other activities such as volley ball, crazy golf and table tennis as well as swim in a genuinely warm lake during the summer months. The lakes are approx 5 km from the barn.

The nearby adventure parc (similar to Go Ape! in the UK) is a must visit for the more adventurous. Canoeing and kayaking are available on the River Tardoire near Montbron and are enjoyable morning or afternoons fun.

The nearest city of Angouleme (the capital of Charente) is a wonderful place to visit with a beautiful cathedral and lovely shop and restaurants to enjoy. Angouleme is the comic strip capital of Europe and you can follow a walking route around the city looking out for a number of wall painted cartoons or visit the comic strip museum.


There are lots of wonderful towns and villages to see in the local area, most of which have great places to eat.

The Charente was an area where there was much French Resistance activity during the Second World War and is therefore home to a striking memorial open to visitors that sits high on the hillside above the nearby town of Chasseneuil.

The nearby towns of Rochechouart (in the Limousin region)and La Rochefoucauld have interesting chateaux as well as very pleasant town centres with nice shops and restaurants.

There are a number of local markets in the area including the large bustling wednesday market at Piegut Pluviers which is very worth a visit and you can purchase wonderful local specialities and souvenirs.

Further afield-the historic city of Bordeaux is easily reached by local rail from La Rochefoucauld and makes for a great day trip.

Also possible to easily visit other parts of the Charente including the famous city of Cognac and further afield to La Rochelle and Royan where you can spend the day by the sea (approx 2hours drive).

There is also an exciting theme parc (which has been highly recommended by previous visitors) called Futuroscope in Poitiers (approx 1 hours drive). Another popular local activity is the velo rail (pedal powered bicycle/rail cart) which can provide good fun for all the family as well as plenty of exercise and is based at the nearby town of Roumazieres.

Some of the prettiest villages and towns in France can also be visited easily for a nice day out and include; Brantome, Aubeterre sur Dronne, Villebois Lavalette and Perigueux. There is extensive information and maps of the area available at the property for all our guests.

The local and informative tourist information centre is in the nearby village of Massignac and the staff are more than happy to help with any requests for information or advice.

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      Calendar last updated:07 Aug 2015

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