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.
- 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."