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200 Year Old Restored Farmhouse With Pool In Peaceful Rural Surroundings

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

200 Year Old Restored Farmhouse With Pool In Peaceful Rural Surroundings

Self -contained large 1 bedroom gite with en suite and king sized bed. The kitchen/lounge area is spacious and very well equipped with seating for4 guests at the table.There is a gas stove, frig, microwave, toaster, kettle and numerous other appliances and gadgets. In the sitting area there are 2 oversized leather chairs and a lounge suite seating 4-5 that can convert to a full double bed.

Outside there is a Jarrah wood table and chairs for 6 with umbrella and a BBQ in a private patio/garden setting. Around the back of the house is the in ground salt-water pool surrounded by timber decking and sun loungers. The salt water is perfect for those who get red eyes from chlorine pools.

The views are of the beautiful Charente countryside. Sunflowers,maize and church steeples fill the horizon.

There are peach,cherry and a 100 year old olive tree. And hens who gratefully supply fresh eggs for your breakfast.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Ann

We have lived in France for the past 5 years. We have embraced the culture and love the wonderful experiences of French life, from bottleing our own wine to foraging for the exquisite- tasting cepe mushroom. Each season brings fetes and festivals of what nature provides.

Ann purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Ann chose Charente

After visiting many areas we decided that the Charente was visually appealing and offered the lifestyle we desired.

What makes this cottage unique

The house setting is tranquil yet close enough for all the necessities of life. The stone walls give it real charm and authenticity. There is even a cornerstone that tells us the house was built in 1833, around Napoleons time!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brie-sous-Chalais in Charente

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is an en suite bathroom with modern shower cubicle. Towels and bed linen are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • A very large sunny bedroom with a king sized bed. A single bed can be added for an additional guest without cost or compromise to space. Stone walls and shuttered windows give you a French feel.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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200 Year Old Restored Farmhouse With Pool In Peaceful Rural Surroundings
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Highly recommended gite and superb location

  • 5 of 5

Spent a lovely week in this well equipped and beautifully situated gite. It is a wonderful centre for visiting cognac, Bordeaux and the western dordogne with their delicious food and wines. When not visiting these areas, it was a delight to be able to relax, using the swimming pool and enjoying the peaceful and beautiful countryside and pretty garden. Hosts were most welcoming and helpful with advice for trips. Highly recommended and we would certainly come again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manoir de Longeveau
"Kayaks and canoes"
Dordogne River Canoeing
Brantôme Croisières
Mountain biking around Aubeterre
Les Domaines Rémy Martin
Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Aubeterre sur Dronne
Car: recommended

Monday Market day in Chalais. Soak up local culture, food and gifts.

Aubeterre sur Drone is a must see village rated as one of the most beautiful in France. There is a Monolithic Church to visit and the town square is right out of a movie set with cafes shaded by leafy trees. There is also a sandy beach, and the tourism office provides 1/2 or whole day children's' activities to keep the little ones occupied. As well as tennis courts, canoes and kayaks.

Wineries of Bordeaux and St. Emillion are an easy drive away as is Cognac, where you can take tours of Remy, Hennessy or Couvosier cognac houses.

For those who like to be physically active there are scenic cycling ways, horse back riding, golf or just leisurely walks. We can even arrange cycle hire with prior notice if you forgot to bring your own.

Brantome, known as the Venice of France is very lovely and has a stunning Abbey. There are also caves with prehistoric drawing.

Angouleme, with it's magnificent cathedral, is about a 45 minute drive and holds a Classic Car Rally each September. With a race around the city wall ramparts .

Royan and the surrounding area offers the Atlantic Ocean beaches. There are beaches for surfers, kiddies, or even naturists!

Should you wish to relax at the house you can simply sit back at the pool, read , play games or just enjoy the far reaching countryside views.

You'll have a garden and BBQ with a table and chairs for 6 to sit and enjoy some local wine and cheese from your market forays.

We provide a welcome basket of our freshly laid eggs and home cured bacon and other basics, so your first breakfast is all sorted.

The gite has central heating so you can visit any time of year. Autumn is particularly beautiful. In september each year the city of Angouleme( 30 minutes away) holds the Circuit des Remparts, which is a classic car exposision and race through the remparts of the old part of Angouleme. There is also a ralley which often brings the claasic cars right through our town of Chalais as they stop to have lunch at the castle.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brie-sous-Chalais, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £126.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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