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Charming Charentaise 'Maison de Campagne' with private pool, gardens & patios

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully equipped 3 bedroom house of character in tranquil Charente countryside

Charentaise 'Maison de Campagne' with a barn conversion in a quiet cul-de-sac hamlet, 5 km from Chalais. The house has three double bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room with mezzanine library, living room with TV/DVD and bathroom. Outdoors there is a large sun terrace with built-in barbecue and dining area, shady patio with mezzanine, front house garden and a separate secluded garden with 10m swimming pool. There is private parking for up to 4 cars.

Le Pressoir is in a very peaceful location in the little hamlet of Chez Blanchet, part of the commune of Courlac. It has lovely views of the countryside, but you are within an easy drive of many places of interest. This area has something for all ages and tastes, and with beautiful countryside - fields upon fields of sunflowers, and vines, and lovely quiet roads.

Courlac is close to the Charente / Dordogne border in beautiful, rural South West France. Nearby villages are full of activity, with places to visit, dine and drink. The picturesque old Roman town of Aubeterre, which was recently voted one of the prettiest villages in France is only 5km away. Discover the 12th century subterranean church carved out of the rock or enjoy a drink on the tree-covered village square with its variety of shops, eateries and museums, all overlooked by a 1000 year old chateau. Alternatively walk down to the river beach for a swim or canoeing (great for families).

Chalais the local town with all its amenities is only 4kms away, a 5 mins drive. Chalais has everything you may need to enjoy your holiday - supermarket, banks, doctors, chemists, newsagents, post office, boulangeries, delicatessens, hairdressers, shops, cafes, restaurants, and an outdoor market every Monday. It also has tennis courts, an open air swimming pool with diving boards and a football pitch with stands. Also, a chateau with a first class restaurant, which often has art exhibitions. Next to the Chateau is the old church, and every summer there is a large horse show.

Local activities range from walking, sight seeing, horse-riding, golf, fishing, cycling, canoeing or even jet–skiing and quad biking. Wine tastings (degustations) are of course a staple part of the experience!

More Details

Hilary Turnbull
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Courlac in Charente

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath and separate large shower. Bath towels and pool towels supplied.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • All bed linen supplied. Cot also supplied
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are a number of steps between adjoining room and staircases to upstairs in the house and to a mezzanine deck in one of the courtyards and another to the studio.


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Charming Charentaise 'Maison de Campagne' with private pool, gardens & patios
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

A wonderful stay in a wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We feel very privileged to have spent a week staying in this lovely home. The location is so peaceful, with some of the most gorgeous dog walks right from the front door. The Moroccan style courtyard was a delightfully cool place all day and the back walled garden a real sun trap. Every day was special, wish we were still here.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: hi Daniel - so glad you and your family had a lovely time and wishing you a wonderful rest of summer. Hilary & Barrie
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Wonderful location. Unique accommodation. Loved it.

  • 4 of 5

Charming and peaceful. Truly rural. Swimming pool fantastic. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thoroughly relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Charming and tranquil. Thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing stay in a beautiful country house in a picturesque area.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic rural property in Courlac, a must see!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Le Pressior and we had a fantastic time. If you want a quiet hideaway in rural France this is perfect for you. 90 minutes from the airport this charming house is like home from home, well equipped and comfortable with three generous double bedrooms and massive main bathroom with claw footed bath for a relaxing soak.

You will be spoilt for choice on where to sit and enjoy the sunshine and mealtimes at this property. It boasts a charming side garden which is nice and cool in the evenings and a beautiful back garden with BBQ and dining table for 6. Ample space to sunbath, eat and relax at the property or you can go poolside to the private pool set in a well established garden with sun loungers, table and chairs and a fantastic hammock in a cool shaded spot.

Local village and supermarket are only short drive from the house through stunning scenery, especially the fields of sunflowers in July - spectacular.

Although the local area is very quiet there are many fantastic locations within a 30 minute/60 minute drive including Angloueme, Aubeterre sur Dronne and if you want to go further afield Saint Emillion, Bordeaux itself and Lascaux.

It was a great getaway spot and we would definitely visit again. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a vin rouge in the garden!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful quirky large home which actually has 3 gardens plus a huge private garden area with a swimming pool! Very peaceful, relaxing 'get away' yet within driving distance of some lovely areas - St-Emilion, Bordeaux and even La Rochelle if you fancy. Good food, good wine and everything you need to chill and still - highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional house with bags of character

  • 4 of 5

Had a good time. House full of character (stone walls/beamed ceilings) in peaceful rural area. 3 outdoor sitting areas gave you sun at different times of the day. Good pool area, surprisingly warm considering not heated. The fact you get linen and all towels is a big bonus. Local town had everything you needed. Some great towns and villages within an hours drive. Our fav was St Emillion

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
500 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
St Romain
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Aubeterre river beach
Car: necessary

Our hamlet lies within the tiny commune of Courlac, from which you can explore our beautiful countryside, through the many lanes and footpaths which radiate from the village. Ideal for a leisurely stroll.... or something more vigorous.

Close by are the market towns of Chalais and Riberac, and the historic village of Aubeterre, where you can visit the monolithic church, go swimming, kayaking or laze on the beach. There are several other river/lake beaches and water activities in the area to choose from. Horse riding facilities are also close by.

Take a day out and explore a little further afield and visit the famous wine region of Bordeaux, the medieval village of St Emilion, and the equally famous distilleries of Cognac. All are within easy reach. You can also easily drive into the Dordogne and discover the cathedral city of Perigueux or the caves at Brantome.

......... or simply relax by the pool........ it's up to you.

Other Activities: kayaking

Golf: There is a short but challenging FFG golf course (a par 32 (x2)) with an enthusiastic and multinational club running throughout the year at Longeveau (Aubeterre). And here are a number of other courses within a comfortable driving distance, including Angouleme and Perigueux (both 45 mins), plus courses in Cognac, La Preze, Vigiers, Royan and Bordeaux.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Courlac, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22.32

25% deposit required with booking - final payment to be made 6 weeks prior to arrival.
A Welcome Pack will be provided to help you settle in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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