Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

In the courtyard of our beautiful chateau (1850) former Cognac domaine in Lignieres Sonneville, this spacious yet cosy holiday farmhouse (built in 1650, restored 2003/6) is set in lovely surroundings for a leisurely holiday enjoying peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, walks in the countryside, trips out to picturesque villages and restaurants, historic towns and the beach, ultimate relaxation in the sun or shade in the pool garden from which the views are quite stunning.
Pool is shared with owners, the farmhouse is the only property let.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 shower rooms
Nearest beach St. Georges de Didonne, Meschers, Royan 70 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bordeaux 100 km, Nearest railway: Chateauneuf 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Ground floor: 85 sq m. entrance hall, bathroom, large farmhouse kitchen/dining room with Charentais stone fireplace with wood burning stove. French windows lead to small private courtyard with stone bbq, adjacent to former Cognac distillery antique copper alambic still. Roomy sitting room/bedroom 3 with sofa bed.

First floor: 85 sq m. bathroom, two large bedrooms with kingsize/twin beds and sitting areas. If preferred 2 single beds can be placed in the large L-shaped bedroom for use instead of the sofa bed in the sitting room. Large landing.
The farmhouse has been carefully restored retaining many orignal features including stone fireplaces, beams, doors, cupboards, windows and exposed stone walls.

Further details outdoors

The location on a hill is wonderfully peaceful and very pretty offering immediate access to the vineyards and countryside beyond for healthy strolls. The wider vicinity offers tennis, squash, golf, canoe and kayak, horseriding and miles of quiet country lanes for leisurely drives out or cycling to picturesque villages and historic cities such as Cognac, Jarnac, Saintes, Angouleme, Bordeaux and the Atlantic coast. Classic car hire available at 5 km. Local cuisine of all standards can be enjoyed in the many local restaurants.

Further details

Towels provided for indoor use only

Owners in residence in adjacent chateau

English, French, Dutch and German spoken

Full week rental only

Changeover Saturday arrival 16.00 hours, departure before 10.00 hours

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

The Charente region has one of the best climates in France. The Charente is blessed in being just far enough away from the Pyrenees and yet far enough south with low lying geography that combines to give it an area with the highest number of average annual sunshine hours in France except the Mediterranean. Charente enjoys 2300 hours of sunshine a year .


We are surrounded by small Cognac and Pineau producers who will be happy to welcome you for visits and tastings. There are local markets virtually every day and trips available on the peaceful river Charente where one hardly meets a soul. We can advise on ideal walking or gentle touring routes locally through the vineyards. Or something further afield, taking in the coast with the Islands: RĂ©, Oleron and La Rochelle, the vineyards of St Emilion or Medoc, the Dordogne etc. etc...The area is quite sparsely populated and there is just enough tourism to make you not feel out of place. The local inhabitants are welcoming and friendly. In the summer months there are music and folklore festivals and antique and flea markets throughout the region.