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Two luxurious cottages in superb grounds with pools, tennis court & fishing lake - La Petite Maison

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison is attached to the main chateau yet completely self-contained. It has a wealth of original features including beautiful mosaic floors downstairs and polished oak floors upstairs, and oak panelled walls. It has four equally-sized bedrooms with antique wash basins and bidets and the three double rooms also feature the original marble fireplaces. There is a salon and separate dining room, together with a kitchen fitted with modern appliances. The kitchen and salon have doors leading out onto the extensive gardens with access to the 8 m diameter swimming pool. In the rear garden is a separate covered area for eating, together with its own barbecue. In the front garden there is a children's play area with swings.

About the property

Domaine de Villechaise

Two luxurious cottages with superb facilities for swimming, tennis and carp fishing at Domaine de Villechaise - a magnificently restored small French chateau in one of the prettiest parts of the Charente, close to the famous village of Confolens. Both cottages are very large, cool and airy. They have modern facilities but have been carefully renovated to keep the French style and feel. The gardens and grounds of the chateau extend to 25 acres with hundreds of magnificent trees, shrubs and flowering plants, and support an amazing variety of birds and wildlife. There are excellent facilities for adults and children alike. Each cottage has a swimming pool, and there is a tennis court and large lake, the latter being well-stocked with coarse fish including some large carp. Badminton, table tennis, croquet and boules are also available within the grounds and golf courses are nearby. The famous cities of Poitiers, Limoges and Angouleme (with their airports) are all within a 1 hour drive.

John Holroyd
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another wonderful fortnight in this delightful place.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Maurice-des-Lions in Charente

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1st floor
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ground floor
  • Hot water is on tap all day long. All towels are provided (except for beach towels for use with the swimming pool).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Basin + bidet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Basin + bidet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Basin + bidet
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Basin + bidet
  • All bedrooms are on the 1st floor and have a basin and bidet. The 3 doubles have original fireplaces. All bed linen provided. There is an additional room on the 1st floor - currently used as a store room - that could be used as a fifth bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Towels for the swimming pool are not provided. Bicycles can be hired at an additional cost.


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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
460 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
St Junien
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
St Junien
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Lacs de Haute-Charente

Domaine de Villechaise is in the hamlet named after it - Villechaise - on the D59 just 3 km south of Confolens in the Charente region. It is convenient for the shops and restaurants of Confolens and within easy reach of the famous cities and airports of Poitiers, Limoges and Angouleme.

The Charente is an unspoilt and uncrowded region, criss-crossed by the wide clear waters of the Charente and Vienne rivers. There are rolling hills with pastures dotted with woodland - ideal terrain for rambling, following history-studded paths and deserted river banks. The wildlife is abundant - nightingales sing with nightjars in the evenings, red squirrels run across lawns and buzzards fly overhead.

There are plenty of sites to see and activities in the area - for both adults and children alike - including adventure parks, zoos, white water canoeing, museums and the famous Confolens music festival in August. There are also a number of courses in the area for the avid golfer.

Other Activities: Badminton, tennis, swimming pools, table tennis, croquet, boules, carp fishing

Golf: The two nearest golf courses are at St Junien (20 min drive) and Mortemart (40 min drive). There are many more courses a little further away.