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PRESBYTERY NEAR THE RIVER & COGNAC, SOUTH WEST FRANCE

Rachel

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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PRESBYTERY NEAR THE RIVER & COGNAC, SOUTH WEST FRANCE

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Cognac - L'Ancien Presbytère

Character house, Wi-Fi, 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 2 to 6, near the River Charente

This beautiful old house is set in an ancient riverside village, just a short walk to the riverside. Ideally situated for kayak/canoeing, fishing, riverside walks and Cognac and wine tasting. An ideal position to explore the Charente. Discounts for long winter lets.

The extraordinary ancient church next door is not used very often, approx once per month or special occasions.

Set in a beautiful corner of the village a stones throw from the River Charente.

Le Presbytère now has the 3 star classification awarded by our regional tourist board, Charente tourisme.

A superb house for a holiday with most of the accommodation on the first floor. There is a large living room with Television, DVD, games, books galore and a dining area. There is a piano for the musically inclined.

A bedroom on each level, a family bathroom, separate shower and two WC's.

Outside the courtyard leads off from the hall, there are a table and chairs, parasol & barbeque for outside dining.

Local area Vibrac: With the River Charente virtually on your doorstep, this is a holiday for messing about on the river. Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boat trips, riverside walks, fishing, bird watching and if you have any time left there is always the Cognac tasting! .

There is a very good restaurant within easy walking distance from the house, this happens to be on the river at the main Vibrac bridge.

There are other restaurants in the nearby villages and towns, you will be spoilt for choice.

The river separates around Vibrac and there are three ancient bridges that cross the River Charente on the many arms of the river creating small islands making this an intruiging area for walks and kayaking.

The kayaks can be hired from near the house and launched on the slipway which is in view from the front door, it couldn't be easier.

Bike Hire: Adult and children’s bikes can be hired from 'Bike Hire direct' a local company. They have flexible hire packages of any duration at competitive hire charges. This can be arranged by you in advance if you wish.

( www.bikehiredirect.com )and the number is 0033(0)5 67 07 11 01.

Cycling is a great way to explore the area, the bikes can be delivered and collected to the Presbytery at no extra charge and it will save you time.

Surrounding area: Chateauneuf sur Charente a traditional market town just 4 km has all amenities and a well know fish market on some days of the week.

Romanesque architecture of the old houses and churches of the Charente.

Cognac and Jarnac are home to the big Cognac houses, Courvoisier, Martell and Hennessey, and if Cognac and Pineau tasting appeals to you you also have an abundance of private distilleries in the surrounding area.

Angouleme famous for the Ramparts and ancient cathedral is a delight, built on a hill the old town has a large selection of shops and restaurants.

The Classic Car Rally each September brings classic cars from all over the world and is a truly spectacular event.

Blues Passion- Cognac Blues festival:  - Every year in July there is an impressive line-up of musicians.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
" - a genuine away from it all rural retreat yet within easy reach of Cognac and the city of Angouleme.

Generous accommodation - and everything works! Owners Rachel and Don are always on hand if needed and full of helpful suggestions which made our stay even better. The Charente is a beautiful - and genuinely unspoilt. We would certainly come to the Presbytery again."
Jun 2010
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Rachel

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Speaks French, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Angouleme
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
ST Malo and Cherbourg
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Chateauneuf sur Charente
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
N 10
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Royan
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
St Simon
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Angouleme
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Les Ombrages, Vibrac
Car: recommended

Vibrac is an ancient village of character and is known for the beautiful river Charente that runs through it, and its famous three ancient bridges. There are picnic areas and lovely walks by the river, fishing and canoeing. Canoes/kayaks can be hired near to the property and it is just a short walk to launch your canoe. Wildlife to look out for include hoopoes, heron, golden orioles and kingfishers. The riverside restaurant has a great menu and is situated near the bridges and an easy 5 minute walk by a foot path. Other restaurants and cafes can be found in the nearby villages of St Simon and Bassac just 1 kilometre. Here you will also find river trips on the old barge and the beautiful Bassac Abbey.

The market town of Chateauneuf sur Charente (6km) offers a good choice of shops, including brocantes, boulangeries, tabac, pharmacies, supermarkets, a fresh fish market (try the oysters!) and restaurants.

Cognac, some 20km away, is best known as the centre of cognac production.

Other Activities: Canoeing and Kayaking in the summer months

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Cognac, Charente

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 3
5 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Rate 4
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Rate 5
27 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Change over day is Saturday and times are 4 pm on arrival day to 10 am on departure day

Sorry, no pets

The owners recommend that you purchase adequate personal and cancellation insurance

A Deposit of 25% is payable on booking

A refundable security deposit of 200 pounds or euros is payable on arrival.

Discounts for long WINTER LETS.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cognac in Charente

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , and sink vanity unit
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Main bathroom with bath, shower and wc, separate shower room and separate wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The house sleeps 6 people in the 3 bedrooms. Master bedroom with ensuite shower room is on the ground floor. Second double room on the first floor and twin room on the top floor.
Entertainment:
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
The property is not suitable for small infants or the elderly who have difficulty with stairs. We have no stair gates or facilities for the little ones and therefore it is not suitable for babies and small infants.
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