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BEAUTIFUL FARMHOUSE AND PIGEONNIER WITH POOL AND STUNNING VIEWS

Peter Duff

Speaks French, English
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Peter Duff

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BEAUTIFUL FARMHOUSE AND PIGEONNIER WITH POOL AND STUNNING VIEWS

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Chalais - The Farmhouse at La Foix

The 4 bed Farmhouse and 2 bed Pigeonnier both have their own garden

The charming DETACHED FARMHOUSE has four double bedrooms and two bathrooms and is very well fitted with comfortable furniture. It is situated on the edge of a quiet hamlet surrounded by beautiful countryside and has stunning views. The property is south facing and is most attractive with open stonework, shutters and terracotta tiles to the roof, which is typical of the properties in this area. Summer offers fields of golden sunflowers, walnut orchards and vines. The farmhouse its own garden and there is a lovely pool. THE PIGEONNIER is unique. The lounge is on the first floor taking advantage of the great view and the wonderful beams giving an almost medieval feel. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom. The country style kitchen is very well fitted including a washing machine and dishwasher.There is modern heating throughout making this a comfortable retreat all through the year. The pigeonnier also has its own garden. THE LOVELY POOL is shared by guests at the two properties.

There are many local restaurants but our favorite is The Chateau in Chalais which has elegant surroundings, excellent food and first class service. Ensure you book well in advance for this very reasonably priced treat.Two alternatives are Le Bonne Humeur at Yviers for wonderful fresh food and a friendly welcoming atmosphere and Le Passe Simple at Aubeterre. La Poirier in Bardenac serves an excellent and keenly priced lunch. Our information booklet give full details of local restaurants.

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Details for holiday farmhouse Detached Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

This charming farmhouse has four double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is situated on the edge of a hamlet surrounded by beautiful countryside and has stunning views. Downstairs is a well fitted kitchen of a good size with dishwasher, fridge freezer, gas hob, oven and microwave and automatic washing machine. There is a shower room and toilet downstairs. The kitchen leads through to a wonderful large sitting room and dining area with a huge original Charentaise fireplace with wood burning stove making the house a delight during the winter. There is satellite TV a DVD player and a CD player and a selection of CDs. Also downstairs is a double bedroom with only 3 steps making it ideal for people who don't like too many stairs. Upstairs are three more good size bedrooms and a charming bathroom. The south facing garden has ample garden furniture and a barbecue. The LOVELY POOL is shared with guests at the Pigeonnier. Please see the comments from previous guests.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only

Peter Duff

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2004
Speaks French, English
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
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Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Detached Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Detached Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p15245
Chalais Charente
Tempsford
5

BEYOND ALL EXPECTATIONS!

  • 5 out of 5
Wow, what a house! We had such a wonderful time here and would love to come back again!
We came as a group of 4 couples and we also brought our 3 year old son. Having booked it without much input from the rest of the group I had got a bit worried that it wouldn't be what everyone wanted, but I had no need to worry.
The Farmhouse is very secluded and private in the tiny hamlet of La Foix. But close enough to villages and towns that you do not feel completely isolated. The pool was a big hit with everyone (especially our son!), and you never felt that anything was missing as it is so well equipped.
The nearby village of Aubterre-sur-Dronne is well worth a visit or two with a beautiful river beach and lovely restaurants and cafes, very easy to spend the whole day and night! Brossac is also well worth a visit for the Lake at Etang Vallier!
The boys also had a couple of games of Golf in Aubterre and we took a day trip to the Atlantic coast to Lacanau - Lovely!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Detached Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p15245
Chalais Charente
Hampshire, United Kingdom
5

A DELIGHTFUL PROPERTY

  • 5 out of 5
We had 2 weeks in the farmhouse and loved it. The property was very comfortable and the views spectacular. The property manager was exceedingly helpful and efficient. Our children loved the pool which was clean, well-maintained and a perfect temperature. My one suggestion would be to provide some portable fans as the bedrooms at night in the very hot weather were quite stuffy. A car is essential as the property is so rural. We enjoyed dining at nearby restaurants particularly the chateau in Chalais and the pizzeria in Brossac, and the nearby Intermarche supermarket was a godsend. We also enjoyed swimming at the local lakeside beaches and had a very pleasant day out in St Emilion visiting the vineyards and exploring the town. This property is highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Detached Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p15245
Chalais Charente
Netherlands
5

PERFECT HOLIDAY IN PERFECT HOUSE!

  • 5 out of 5
Dear Peter,
I would like to thank you for our stay in your wonderful house. We all
really enjoyed our holiday. Everything was perfect: the weather, the garden, the views, the pool of course, the house full of charm and your nice welcome surprise. We will certainly recommend your place to our friends.

Kind Regards,
Chretienne
  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Detached Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p15245
Chalais Charente
York, north yorkshire
5

PICTURE PERFECT

  • 5 out of 5
The pictures are very good on this site, it truly is a beautiful place. We stayed at the Farmhouse with my sister and her family which was 4 adults and 3 children, the pool was brilliant, the farmhouse was a good size and very cool after the hot days. The children also played in the garden. Although there were people staying in the piegeonner neither party intruded on the other, and it does say on the site that the farmhouse is overlooked but this did not cause us any problems. The area we stayed was lovely, the sandy beaches were very tranquil we had gone just out of France's high season. Would recommend this property and will definately use again. Very well equipped kitchen. Thank you
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Detached Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p15245
Chalais Charente
Owner Submitted Review
5

COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

Listed below are a few comments from our previous guests:

Stephanie et al, Blackheath
“The photos just didn’t do it justice… we can’t wait to come back”.....

Rick, Val and family, The Midlands
“We had a great week – weather was brilliant. All the local beaches were all brilliant fun… Your cottage is a paradise to escape to…”.....

Nicola & Eve, The Midlands
“We’ve had a beautiful holiday… weather really hot. We enjoyed the chocolate crepes and the Cognac!”.....

Ethel and Ian, Northumberland
“Great countryside for walking… the views are lovely. Enjoyed the peace and tranquillity......

Ron and Kay, Kent
“Excellent holiday – weather first class and accommodation very good…”.....

Mark and Kirstin et al, Derbyshire
“Lovely holiday. The beach at Paradou was fantastic…”.....

The Davis family, Surrey
“...lovely house – fantastic sunsets over the sunflowers…”.....

Alan, Aisa and family, Nottingham
“Another great holiday… can’t wait for next year”....
  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
104 Kilometres
Angouleme, Bordeaux, Bergerac, La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
640 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Chalais
Nearest Beach
96 Kilometres
Beach at Lac St. Valier (Lake beach at Brossac)
Car: necessary

The hamlet of La Foix is near the village of Brie-Sous-Chalais in the beautiful South Charente. The town of Chalias where there is a supermarket, banks, petrol stations etc. about 7km away. The closest airports are at Bordeaux, Angouleme, La Rochelle and Bergerac. An hours drive will take you to Brantome, the Venice of the Perigueux or St Emilion, a lovely old town where you can visit the ancient vineyards by small train and sample the wine. 70 minutes drive takes you to a choice of wonderful beaches near Royan. Just a few minutes in the car will take you to a number of safe lakeside and riverside beaches with leisure facilities and lots to see and do. Drive further into the Dordogne and see the amazing Lascaux cave or the famous medieval town of Sarlat. Locally you can hire a kayak and paddle down river to a lovely restaurant and phone to be collected when ready. The attractive and interesting town of Aubeterre is just a 15 minute drive away.

Other Activities: Just a few minutes drive will take you to a number of safe lakeside and riverside beaches with leisure facilities and lots to see and do.

Golf: A short drive takes you to the beautiful Manoir de Longeveau Golf and Country club where you will find a 9 hole golf course in stunning surroundings. There are also tennis courts and a friendly bar and snack bar.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Chalais, Charente

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season
28 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Mid Season
30 Aug 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The rates mentioned include:
Gas and electricity during the summer months.
Welcome hamper
Bed linen and towels (not pool or beach towels).
Rentals during the summer are Saturday to Saturday. However, this is flexible during low season.
We offer discounts for late availability bookings and long lets.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Chalais in Charente

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 doubles, 1 twin, 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Elderly or Infirm - There is a large downstairs bedroom in the farmhouse with just 3 steps making it suitable for folks who cannot manage a full flight of stairs. There is also a wash basin in this room.
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