Our Charentais farmhouse enjoys generous room sizes and high ceilings. It is fully refurbished to a high standard with design led décor yet retaining many original features - fireplaces, stone and exposed oak beams. The contemporary kitchen complete with range cooker is ideal for creating feasts to be enjoyed at the large dining table with seating for all to relax and socialise. Close off the outside world in the elegant lounge with choice of comfy chairs; enjoy a book, magazine or DVD from the extensive library. Head for the games room which opens onto the garden, complete with snooker table, another DVD player, Wii console, table football and much more. Upstairs you will find 3 bright and spacious bedrooms; soak in the luxury free-standing bath in the master or use one of the 2 walk-in showers. There is a separate bedroom downstairs with en-suite, own terrace, entrance and sofa for extra peace and quiet. Take advantage of the sunny climate in the tranquil gardens with private swimming pool and stunning views; breakfast on the terrace, laze in the hammock with a glass of local wine, or stroll to the courtyard for a game of Pétanque in the late afternoon sun while the BBQ sizzles. The property is perfect to just drop your suitcase and relax. The local towns of Blanzac and Montmoreau provide all you need for stocking the kitchen and drinks cupboard, as well as numerous cafes and restaurants. The house is well situated to explore the beautiful towns of Aubeterre, Angouleme and Cognac; as well as being near to several golf courses, the lakes of Brossac with their many sporting activities, or the stunning beaches of the Atlantic.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 3 en suites and 1 toilet only|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux or Limoges or Bergerac or La Rochelle 100 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
The house is set in one acre mature sloping gardens with expansive views over unspoilt French farmland. It is planted with numerous fruit trees, including figs, cherry, walnut, apples, plum, pears, quince and several vines. A hammock is slung in dappled shade to enjoy the tranquility.The large swimming pool (10x5m) is situated to take maximum advantage of the Charente sunshine and views. Soak up the sun on one of the loungers, or enjoy splashing about with some of the toys provided!A sheltered courtyard surrounded by ancient barns is the perfect setting for a game of Petanque in the evening sun. Whilst a raised terrace immediately in front of the house is the perfect spot for breakfast in the sunshine at the large teak table, which seats 8 comfortably. A separate seating area and BBQ is situated next to a huge weeping willow tree, providing shade.
Cognac - (50 min drive) is beautiful town where you can eat well and sample famous Brandy.
Brossac Lakes - a scenic 18km drive away and offer extensive water sports, cycling, mini golf and horse riding. With restaurants on site it makes a great family day out.
Bordeaux - Large historic city, cultural hub for the whole region, excellent shopping and world class restaurants and wine.
Angouleme - (30 min drive) is a handsome town high above the river. It hosts the famous annual comic festival and Circuit des Remparts for classic car lovers.
If you enjoy visiting pretty villages, grand Chateau or old churches you are spoilt for choice.There are weekly markets in every town throughout the region along with many antique fairs.
Atlantic coastline - around a 1hr 30 drive; Royan benefits from a micro climate on a par with the Mediterranean coast and you can enjoy many beaches. Great restaurants are plentiful, the local specialty is fresh Oysters. Fashionable Ile de Re and the stunning harbour of La Rochelle complete this area of coastline.
Blanzac-Porcheresse at 5km offers a selection of local shops, including several Boulangerie, Patisserie, Butchers, Bank, several small local Bars and Cafes, and if needed a Supermarket. It holds a weekly market.
Montmoreau-St-Cybard at 8km has a number of Restaurants and Bars alongside a large Supermarket, local shops, Bank, Pharmacy, hair salon and florist. There is daily car/motorbike rental available from the supermarket.
Our local restaurant in Nonac is very friendly and offers a tasty and great value 4 course Menu de Jour, with a carafe of wine only €2.50! It is a 20 minute stroll, about 2km. Lunch is the perfect time to observe the locals in their element.
If you would like a celebratory meal in the house or garden we can book an excellent caterer who will cook an excellent 3/4/5 course meal for up to 10 people (with notice of course).
We can also recommend local wine, cognac and foie gras producers, which the area is famous for.
Aubeterre-sur-Drone - (30 mins drive) is one of the 9 most beautiful villages in France and is home to Europe's largest underground monolithic Church.
The beauty of the location are the endless opportunities on your doorstep for walking, a morning run or late afternoon cycle. Bicycles are available.