Maison Primevere is a beautiful 16th century farmhouse with original features throughout. The house is set in enclosed gardens with spectacular views of the Charente countryside and a private alarmed 12m x 5m swimming pool. There are 2 double bedrooms, 2 ensuite and a downstairs childrens bedroom with bunk beds and double bed. Travel cot also available and sofa bed. The Farmhouse has a self contained gite at one end of the house, please enquire if you would like additional accommodation for your stay, ideal for Grandparents! The rates displayed are for the Farmhouse only. The Farmhouse can sleep up to 8 people, ideally 4 adults plus children. The gite, if required can sleep two. Games room with Table Tennis. Wifi available. The house is well equipped to meet all family needs for a fabulous holiday. Situated within a 10 minute walk to the local village of Montboyer with it's Artisan Boulangerie and Restaurant with a lively atmosphere and entertainment through the summer. Within a 10 minute drive is beautiful Aubeterre Sur Dronne, one of the 100 most beautiful villages in France with it's subterranean church, superb restaurants, river beach and canoeing. Chalais is also very nearby with it's weekly market and amenities, plus tennis, golf, canoeing, zip wire adventures and Chateaux to visit. The beautiful walled city of Angouleme is 30 minute drive and Bordeaux region with it's superb wineries just an hour's drive away as well as the Atlantic coast and beautiful seaside resort of Royan!
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- Calendar last updated:
- 26 Nov 2018
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely, rustic house in beautiful and peaceful location.
We had a great two weeks at Montboyer. The house is well equipped and the grounds are very pleasant, with lots of areas to relax. Beautiful views to the surrounding countryside. We had a lot of fun riding bikes, exercising on the trampoline and swimming. The highlights included long walks and foraging for blackberries, daily trips to buy bread at an amazing bakery down the road (selling organic, sourdough and gluten free bread!), and visits to Cognac, Bordeaux, and many local vineyards.
Incredible first family holiday
We had an absolutely brilliant time in Montboyer.
The house was very well equipped for two young families- there was lots to do in the house (swim,table tennis, boules etc) and it is a lovely, spacious home- it felt like we weren't on top of one another.
We particularly enjoyed evenings outdoors, either on the terrace by the pool or in the small barn area.
We stayed in Montboyer during the heatwave and we received great service from Charles who sought out two extra fans for us to help with sleep at night.
The area surrounding the villa is gorgeous and we really enjoyed the views and the walks down to the bakery and the restaurant. The local restaurant is brilliant; the food is delicious and it is so reasonably priced!
We enjoyed time in Aubeterre and Saint Aulaye nearby.
We would recommend the villa without hesitation- the owner was always very welcoming and helpful before our stay. We had a fantastic two weeks there and we would love to return if the chance arises.
Lovely house; fantastic pool; pleasure to have stayed in
My family and I (2 adults, 2 kids) have just returned from a fantastic stay in Chez Gigon. The house is immaculate, as is the pool. It's spacious, comfortable, very well maintained and has spectacular views. The owners were a pleasure to deal with. The walk to the local bakery, first thing in the morning, past the sunflowers, and corn fields was really memorable. Lots to do nearby. We had a great stay!
Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear you had a lovely stay! We hope we can welcome you again one day!
Well presented.Peaceful,spacious and private.
Lovely holiday.Very private,spacious,lovely pool and garden.Excellent boulangerie in the local village of Montboyer.Also very close amenities (10 minute drive) in Montmoreau,supermarket,butcher,bakery,vet & market.Also lovely market in Chalais which is only a 10 minute drive also.All round good location and property.
A perfect family escape to the country
We had a wonderful stay in this lovely farmhouse. There is a huge amount of space and the swimming pool is secluded, warm and a really good size. The children spent hours in the water and mum and dad spent hours on the sun loungers!
Even when it was raining the house was great to spend time in.
We have all improved our table-tennis skills and loved completing the jigsaw puzzles.
The local village is very small so Chalais was our go to for shops etc. There is a Lidl and Super U and a weekly market.
We would recommend this house for families and it is big enough for two families to join forces.
Lovely week in the farmhouse
I've been going to the Dordogne/Charente area every year for 6-7 years and staying in different houses each time. This place is your classic farmhouse with rustic beams and the like.
The house is reasonably well equipped (a few basics like oil, salt & pepper would be nice) and has a 2nd large fridge in the utility room for your beer & wine.
A massive bedroom is downstairs with bunk beds and a double that leads off the Kitchen. Two further doubles with en-suites are upstairs but mind your head as the door to one is only 4-5ft high and access to the en-suite in the other bedroom is also impeded by a beam. Good practice for your inner core to duck under them though :). The bathrooms are simple and basic but clean.
There is a very nice lounge downstairs and a fabulous games room with a table tennis table to have a break from the sunshine outside. The beautiful pool is accessed through the games room and along a path to a nice patio area.
The front of the house has some outdoor space for a bit of cricket and beautiful views across the valley and down into Montboyer.
The village has a bakery (although it was closed for two weeks 1st to 15th August when we were there so suspect they go on holiday about then each year) and a nice restaurant, The Bistrot Des Halles. If you want to book in the restaurant, pop in and ask as it is booked up quite quickly as only around 40-45 covers. Ignore the restaurant website as it wrongly said it was closed on Wednesdays and they don't respond to emails.
Overall a good place to stay with a very nice pool