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Countryside farmhouse gite with private pool - 2 weeks available in September

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Traditional farmhouse gite sleeps up to 10 guests with private pool in Charente

Amazing location! JUST TWO WEEKS LEFT AVAILABLE IN 2018! Extend the summer - first two weeks of September available - contact me for details.

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 taking bookings for Summer 2019 also.

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. From October the house will sleep 10 and there are 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.

"Location, location, location! *****

Firstly the house was lovely, had everything you could need. Pool lovely, view lovely, weather....not so good but got better as the week went on. When the sun was out, we spent most of the time outside by the pool, at the table or just looking at the view."

Review from June 2016

More Details

Wendy & Simon Johnson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Wendy & Simon Johnson

Originally from deepest Devon, we brought up our family in Somerset and continue to live & work here. We stumbled across this old farmhouse in the spring of 2014 and we love to spend time there when we can. The warm stone and fields remind us of home, but the addition of sunflowers, sunshine & an even slower pace of life, makes it a revitalising place to be.

Wendy & Simon Johnson purchased this house in 2014

Why Wendy & Simon Johnson chose Montboyer

Over the last 10 years we have spent most summers in the Charente/Dordogne regions of France as a family. We came to love the climate, the relaxed way of life, the activities available for all of us and the people we met. We also found it was so easy to reach in just a few hours, so that even a week felt like a wonderful long break. After a couple of years of searching, the location of this house, along with its traditional features and lovely views, left us with no doubt it had what we were looking for. It was certainly in need of some TLC ..... but most old French properties do! So we set about renovating it and it is now a spacious gite, a simple and relaxing place to be.

What makes this house unique

The views from the terrace of this lovely old farmhouse were what made us want to be here and to let others share its charm and privacy. There are places to come together to eat and laugh, but also space for privacy and relaxation.

For guests booking ferry crossings, we can help with discounts, as we hold a Brittany Ferries Owners Abroad membership. Just ask me for further details.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very lovely stay at La Petite Pommeraie!!! The house is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Montboyer in Charente

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Swimming pool - children must be supervised at all times
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 is en-suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-Suite with King size bed
  • 5 bedrooms, one of which is en-suite
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.7826085 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful home in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a place to stay. A beautiful, spacious, well equipped property in a stunning location. A real home from home.

Have enjoyed the privacy but also the options to visit local attractions and find fantastic places to eat. Everything is within easy reach - used the bikes many times to go to Chalais for supplies.

The pool area has been a treat - we have lived up there. The sheltered area is perfect with barbeque, big table, sink and toilet. Loads of sun beds available and inflatables for the pool.

Recommend the food at Hotel Perigord (in Aubeterre) and in the square for lunch. Also, the tree top adventure at Saint-Aulaye.

Have already recommended to friends at work.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much - you have summed many of the best bits of La Petite Pommeraie and great to hear you cycled and enjoyed the area so much! We look forward to welcoming you back next summer!
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I little piece of heaven in France.

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic position to really relax and unwind. Amazing views across the valley for spotting wildlife and long views up and down the valley. You feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but there is a town and supermarket a 5 min drive away. Property renovated and decorated to a very high standard. Layout is well thought out with enough toilets/bathrooms in relation to bedrooms. Big kitchen with everything you need and amazing outside living area by pool with built in bbq, drinks fridge, large dining table, lighting, sink and toilet.

Nice warm pool in beautiful gardens with plenty of sun loungers so you can relax and soak up the view.

Well thought out, high spec, accommodation. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house, perfect for families with small children. Our first holiday as a family and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The host was most helpful and provided us with every thug we needed and was happy to answer any questions we had. The local town had everything we needed and we enjoyed walks and bike rides in the surrounding countryside.

We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments and we are so pleased you loved your time at La Petite Pommeraie as a family and made the most of the area around Chalais and Aubeterre. We look forward to welcoming you back to south west France in the future!
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Superb property with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We loved this farmhouse - the kitchen is superb and there is so much space. The bedrooms are superbly presented. Loved the pool - spent lots of time in the pool and looking at the amazing views. Great communication with the owners. Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely relaxing stay in a beautiful property in a beautiful location....

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Montboyer, the property and the area are both stunning and we can't wait to return and bring some of our family back next year at some point, we had such a lovely relaxing time, the house is so well equipped with everything needed for a lovely stay a real home away from home, the pictures don't do the house justice it is lovely with a lovely large lounge, games room and kitchen/diner and so much space in general, the outside area is lovely and the views are beautiful, thank you, Kerri, Dan, Lilly and Bailey xx

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for and we are delighted that you all had a lovely relaxing and memorable holiday and La Petite Pommeraie offered all you wanted! We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Beautiful home in the Charente

  • 5 of 5

The photos of this house do not do it justice. There is a huge kitchen diner which is very well equipped. There are two lounges, one has the wi fi router and table football, the other is a very comfortable sitting area with television (not that we watched it as far too many other things to do. ). The swimming pool area is lovely with an undercover area to sit in should it be hot or even rain. The train going by in the distance is very novel and did not cause us any problems. We had some lovely walks in the evening and had a great meal at the Bistro in Montboyer. The local boulangerie is a must. All in all would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - it means a lot when we hear guests have enjoyed staying at La Petite Pommeraie and would recommend it to others. We also love the boulangerie nearby and there are some lovely places to eat too. I hope you are able to return in summers to come.
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
510 Kilometres
St Malo (also Cherbourg is good)
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Manoir de Longeveau
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Our traditional farmhouse is set in a tiny hamlet situated in lovely rolling countryside of the Charente region of SW France and on the border of the Dordogne region. Great for families, friends or visitors of all ages, this charming old farmhouse is only 12km from Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, officially listed as one of 'The Most Beautiful Villages in France' since 1993, it has a river beach and cafe, ideal for families, in addition to canoeing & tennis. It also has the extraordinary, monolithic, underground Church of St Jean and the Romanesque Church of St Jacques, with its stunning façade.

Fresh bread is available from the local bakery only 2km away in Montboyer, as well as in Chalais just 5 kms, which is also great for all groceries, a supermarket and a weekly market. You are also within easy reach of Montmoreau St Cybard, where there is another supermarket.

St Emillion is an hour's drive west of Montboyer near Bordeaux - and one of the top vineyards to visit in the area - perfect for a day trip.

Brossac is close by with a swimming lake, activities and a restaurant cafe.

St Aulaye is only 25 minutes drive and has river beach, excellent cafe, arbor-aventure (tree climbing) and water slides.

Another beautiful town great for a day trip is Brantome, with its chateau, waterways, bridges and many restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Montboyer, 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
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year 2018/19
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2019
6 Apr 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £268.42

The prices listed are per week for 10 guests (from November 2017) and includes crisp white cotton linen, white bath towels & hand towels, bath mats and tea towels & electricity.
The farmhouse is fully cleaned and prepared to a high standard prior to the arrival of each guest.
A 300 Euros damages / breakages deposit is payable with the final balance and this will be refunded within 2 weeks of your departure by euro cheque or BACS transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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