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Very private, 5 bedroomed, detached farmhouse with own pool, peaceful location.

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely detached very spacious farmhouse with enourmous grounds and fabulous views over open countryside.

This traditional, stone built, spacious Charentaise farmhouse is set in an amazing location and is equipped to a very high standard.

The house sits on top of a hill with extensive views over open countryside in a lovely, peaceful location, yet the local village is just a mile away with supermarket, boulangerie, bars and free tennis court. Your nearest neighbours are over 200 metres away, across the lane and down the hill.

The 3 acres of very private grounds are mainly laid to lawn so lots of room to play or just relax. There is an outdoor, fully fenced pool, and covered barbecue area with outdoor table and chairs for 12, making outdoor dining a real pleasure.

The local town, Ruffec, with its fantastic fish market and abundance of shops and supermarkets is just 15 minutes away. The beautiful old towns of Confolens, Angouleme and Poitiers are less than an hour away and the historic towns of Cognac and Jarnac are within easy reach.

The local area is perfect for walking or cycling (the house is equipped with 2 bikes) with a number of riverside and lake recreational areas just a short distance away.

The house itself has 5 bedrooms (2 king-size and 3 twin rooms) all upstairs, with many exposed beams and all surrounding an enormous landing. There are two bathrooms upstairs, both recently renovated and featuring walk-in showers and a roll top free standing bath. There is an additional toilet downstairs. All linen is provided and is of a high quality with cotton sheets and fluffy white bath towels.

Downstairs is a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen complete with range cooker with double oven, combination microwave, dishwasher, a wine/beer fridge, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, breakfast table and chairs and a full set of matching crockery and glassware.

The lounge is enormous with wood burning stoves at either end and more exposed beams, very comfortable sofas and a long refectory dining table.

There is a separate tv room with a widescreen tv with all the English channels supplied via freest, surround sound and a dvd player with an extensive collection of dvds. This room also contains a sofa-bed.

The house is also equipped with a washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board.

This house and grounds have plenty of space for children to play and has a full size table tennis table, dart board and two bicycles for guest use. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About The Owner

We are a professional couple who spend most of our time in the UK. We have a passion in horses and in particular 3 day eventing.

We live in a rural location in the the South of England.

We have enjoyed many a family holiday in this house and we are sure you will too.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why The Owner chose Vieux-Ruffec

We bought this property to enjoy with friends and family. It is spacious both inside and out. Very secluded and private in a rural setting yet close enough to a local village with bar, boulangerie and small supermarket. The larger town of Ruffec is on 15kms away with a lovely market on Saturday and Wednesday mornings.

For an extended break the drive from Calais is around 6 hours so we can easily take anything we need for the trip.

For a long weekend I can leave work at 1.30pm to catch a flight and be sitting on my terrace with a glass of chilled wine by 7pm. The weeks labours have been forgotten in an instant.

The area enjoys the second largest amount of sunshine hours after the South of France.

As a cooking fanatic (very well equipped kitchen), a fitness fanatic (safe roads for cycling & running) & someone who just wants to relax this house has it all.

We love it and have spent many a great time here either just the two of us or with a bunch of friends and family.

Christmas & New Year are equally special - it doesn't have to be 30 degrees C to enjoy it. Sitting in front of the log burner with a book and a glass of red wine is something to be savoured.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house sits on top of a hill looking down into the valley below. It is located on a very private road with minimal traffic and has a secluded entrance. Visibility from the road is virtually zero.

It sits in 3 acres of land which is maintained throughout the year by gardeners.

The terrace at the rear of the house is very special - the roof line extends to create an undercover terrace with a table that easily seats 12 people. Even if there is rain in the air you can easily sit out in candle light cooking on the BBQ.

It sleeps 10 comfortably (12 if sofa bed is used) and the house soaks up the guests so it never feels cramped for space.

Finally there are two woodburning stoves at either end of the lounge


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Vieux-Ruffec in Charente

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Free standing roll top bath and modern walk in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Bright white, modern shower room with large walk in shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Very large room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Plenty of space - 30 meters squared
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Pretty pink room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms surround a large central landing (35m2) and a number have exposed beams.
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
A door from the living room leads to a snug (25m2) which contains a TV and a large selection of DVDs. The sofa is a double sofa bad. This room in turn leads to an inner hall with staircase to the upper floor, a WC with wash basin and double doors to a large covered terrace.


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Very private, 5 bedroomed, detached farmhouse with own pool, peaceful location.
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful house with fantastic facilities in lovely rural location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our holiday at Maison Neuve. The house is perfect, loads of living space downstairs, a beautiful country kitchen and extensive grounds with a gated pool. It has amazing views over the surrounding countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your holiday at Maison Neuve. We have had many family holidays there over the years and have always had an amazing and time we are very pleased that you had the same experience. We hope you will visit again soon.
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Lovely rural location. Well equipped house.

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family stayed here following a wedding in St Emilion.

The house was really comfortable, and had everything we needed including towels for the pool. We loved the outside space, perfect for BBQ and happy hours were spent in the pool.

The location was great for activities including kayaking, cycling,walking and there are lovely restaurants nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marion, We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Maison Neuve. We hope to welcome you and your family back soon. Best regards, Diane
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  • 5 of 5

Just back from our week’s holiday at Maison Neuve with our family of 12. Everyone loved it, especially all the space! We much appreciated how well presented and equipped it was: we wanted for nothing. Lovely pool and very practical covered area with enormous table to enjoy barbecues. Beautiful view across the valley, and it was nice to have all that grass to play French cricket and frisbees. Very peaceful location, but only a short distance to pretty riverside villages. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in the beautiful Charante. We hope you will return again soon.
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Relaxing stay in the Countryside

  • 4 of 5

Huge house with lots of space to relax and with 4 grandchildren that's amazing. Beautiful views from the front of the house. Grandchildren spent most of their time in the pool or garden but when exhausted would flop down in front of television and watch a video, or played with the toys provided or games and there were so many. Beds were very comfortable so we slept well. Great places to visit from here and some amazing restaurants. Kitchen very well equipped, and we had a few barbecues. All in all a lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about Maison Neuve. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will visit again soon.
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Fantastic property for family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Maison Neuve is an exceptional property offering privacy and lots of space. The property is bursting with character and authenticity. The property is very well maintained and the kitchen is fully equipped to easily handle large family groups. The bathrooms are modern and the showers are beauties. The interior is all we were hoping for. The outside of the property is a joy- so much space for kids to roam and play and the swimming pool is perfect for both kids and adults. This property provides the best of both worlds, seclusion and you are only a five minute drive away from petrol stn and supermarket in Champagne Mouton. The surrounding area around Ruffec is bursting with places to see and things to do. The Le Clerq supermarket, 11 miles away is HUGE and Ruffec also boasts some great cultural venues. Restaurants are sited in stunning locations with lovely well priced food. Bracantes are held on a regular basis in summer and are a must to visit, the French know how to car boot sale!! To find this property when you arrive - from Ruffec drive to Champagne Mouton take the first left at Carrefour Supermarche drive for a mile and simply follow signs for Maison Neuve. We can't recommend this property enough and will certainly be hoping to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Maison Neuve and that you loved the surrounding area as much as we do. Hopefully we will see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Limoges, Poitiers & Angouleme
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Champagne Mouton
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
St Junien
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Champagne Mouton
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Vieux-Ruffec, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
September 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
mid summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
summer 2019
20 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed by payment of the deposit and by signing the booking form

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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