Escape to this stunning & spacious traditional farmhouse gite in South West France! Located in the wonderful Charente region of France, just next to the Dordogne, this french farmhouse easily sleeps 10 in five bedrooms and includes a private pool with barbecue facilities close by - ideal for families, friends or couples wanting space and time to relax and take time out, whether spring, summer or autumn. Embrace the slower pace of life, meander through sleepy villages, vineyards, cafes and winding rivers.
We are delighted to have many fantastic 5 Star reviews - please take a look in the Reviews section:
"Stunning house in an idyllic location ........" - review from August 2018.
"Superb experience from start to finish ......." - review from August 2018.
"Beautiful inside & out ....." - review from July 2018.
We are now taking bookings for Summer 2019.
Our lovely French farm house offers traditional features, a rustic feel and is furnished in a simple and comfortable style. Fresh cotton bedding and fresh white towels to make guests feel at home and a well equipped kitchen in order to prepare and eat fresh local food.
And then there are the wonderful views of the Charentaise countryside of South West France - from the terrace, from the house and from the pool. Watch the sun come up over the old lime tree, take in the fields of sunflowers, corn and maize. Then in the evening sunsets to amaze you as you relax by the pool.
The house is a detached 'longere' farmhouse and has a HEATED PRIVATE POOL (in ground, 8m x 4m, heated by solar panels, with sole use) with an auvent and barbecue area. A bright and airy kitchen/dining room leads onto a raised terrace with panoramic views of the rural countryside, where you can sit and relax. There are large areas of lawn and a selection of fruit trees, including apples (Pommeraie means "apple orchard"), cherries, fig, nectarines etc. Paper Mulberry trees provide just one of many places to sit in the shade and enjoy the view ..... and a hammock hidden away in the orchard. This beautiful farmhouse sleeps 10 guests across five bedrooms: one kingsize bed, one kingsize zip-together, one double bed and two with single/twin beds. (One pair of twin beds can be zipped together to make a further double bed.)
There is a travel cot available on request if required.
The kitchen/dining room is spacious with a large farm house table, ample storage, a cooker & hob, larder fridge with freezer and dishwasher and is very well equipped for cooking for all the family.
Amongst other kitchen appliances, there is a Tassimo coffee machine so you can enjoy coffee and croissant on the terrace. There is a separate laundry room with a washing machine and an additional freezer and a microwave.
There is a large sitting room with comfy sofas, Sky TV and access to the terrace - cool and airy in the heat of the summer and cosy by the woodburner on cooler spring and autumn evenings.
There is table football, books and games.
There is a family bathroom with bath, separate shower & electric towel rail. In addition there is a newly renovated shower room with an electric towel rail.
There is air-con or heating available in the rooms if required.
Renovated early in 2015 - you can see how this lovely house has a welcoming warmth and lots of character.
We welcome enquiries, as we realise it is important to know as much as possible when planning a week or two in France. Please do drop us an email or give us a call if you need more information, a plan of the rooms, further details of the surrounding area. There are plenty of photos on this site, together with a couple of videos showing the unique location of this house and its pool.
The house is situated on the Charente/Dordogne border - a great base for visiting the surrounding region: Bordeaux to the south west, La Rochelle to the north west, Bergerac to the south and also Perigieux and the gorges near Sarlat to the south east.Get the full listing »