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Charming,private cottage.Large garden.Exclusive pool.Sleeps 8.Private parking

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

4 bedrms, 2 bathrms (1 ensuite), sleeps up to 8. Lakeside beach 15 mins.

Recently renovated, the comfortable cottage, set 1 km outside of the village, offers flexible accommodation, on 2 floors, which is ideal for 2 families. Downstairs, there are 2 bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin and a bathroom. Upstairs, there is 1 large double bedroom and an adjoining smaller bedroom which can sleep 2 (twin). This area has a fabulous walk in wet room shower and WC (en suite).

Outside, is the pool and plenty of loungers.for relaxing in the sun. Pool is also partially shaded. There is a large garden area where you can relax in the sun, eat at the table and chairs, use the BBQ. There is plenty of room to spread out and relax. There is also a little 'secret garden' which has a canopy of trees and you can relax in the hammock . This area also has an area for clothes drying. At the rear, there is a huge 2 acre field and the children can play here in absolute safety.

This lovely house enables you to enjoy the beauty of French country living with the total comfort of modern living. Children are especially welcome and young children and babies are well catered for. We have 2 cots (1 wooden, 1 travel type) and 1 high chair but can easily arrange a second. There is a potty and a changing mat and we have a safety gate which can easily be set up. The gates to the front close and the young ones can play in safety, although always with the parents on hand!

Travelling: Although Bordeaux is the largest International airport, this area is very well served by other smaller airports especially used by the budget airlines. Ryanair is most prolific.

Bergerac - one hour, 30 mins

Limoges - one hour, 30 mins

La Rochelle - one and a half hours,

Poitiers - one and a half hours.

Bmibaby - Bordeaux -

Flybe - Bergerac.

La Rochelle.

All of these airports have car hire facilities, so driving here may not be your only alternative.

Outdoor facilities.: The splash pool is recently installed and great for the kids to play and adults to cool down. It is set in a private enclosed garden (see photo) and has sun loungers to relax. As it is set in partial shade, it can let the children play with greater safety. It is exlcusively for your use. No sharing.

We have tried to think of keeping the children occupied and have a great assortment of outdoor games and toys. There is also a selection of cycles which guests are more than welcome to borrow.

There is boules,swing ball, a weird Swedish game left by some visitors like skittles,badminton, a small pool table,large table tennis, to name but a few.

More Details

Liz Trunkfield
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Liz Trunkfield

Jeff and I moved here at the beginning of 2004 from the UK. We decided to do something we have always dreamed of and that is to live in France. We both left demanding jobs and set about renovating the house and gite. Great fun and a huge amount of work! But we got there and now have a lovely home and a popular gite. We are in the country and so look forward to our guests arriving and meeting them all.

Liz Trunkfield purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Liz Trunkfield chose Jurignac

We chose this property as it was something we never thought we could possibly have owned in the UK. It sits in just under 2 acres and has views to die for. Chateauneuf sur Charente is really what persuaded us this was the right area for us. Pretty French town and the river runs through it. It was originally the home of the local vineyard owner and even today his son tends the vines which surround the property. The house has amazing views and the scenery especially from the upper floors, really persuaded us.

What makes this cottage unique

When we first saw the house, the original features were well hidden but we could see the potential. We renovated to keep it very much a beautiful French house but with good plumbing!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Jurignac in Charente

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both of the bathrooms are new and very well appointed. With attractive tiled floors and walls, it offers luxury and practicality. There are mirrors and towel rails. Having both bathrooms in the property makes this perfect for two families as it offers excellent privacy and convenience.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Upstairs
  • The downstairs double is fresh and bright and has a excellent hanging space and a roomy chest of drawers. 2 bedside tables with lamps make it comfortable for nightime. The large windows overlook the garden area. The twin room, just next door is bright and also has large windows overlooking the garden. A good sized chest of drwers and more hanging space in the built in cupboard in the hallway just outside the door. Upstairs the room has a spacious outlay walking through to the second bedroom which is perfect for a family with younger children. There is an ensuite , a luxury walk in 'wet room'
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The pool is newly installed and perfect for hot sunny days. It is set in a part of the garden which is enclosed offering great safety for younger children. Exclusive use. The River Charente offers canoeing,swimming and lovely riverside walks. There are also other activities, horse riding, tours of Cognac making process, French country markets. A little further afield is the Futuroscope centre at Poitiers (one and half hours drive). The fabulous aquarium in beautiful historic La Rochelle (one and half hours drive) or just another few kms, visit the scenically perfect Ile de Re, a beautiful island off the coast of La Rochelle, where the rich Parisians have the holiday homes. A little further down the coast are the busy beach resorts of Royan and St Georges, where you can enjoy the lovely sandy beaches and perhaps sample the wonderful local fish and seafood restaurants. Or you can drive down to Arcachon and explore the amazing sand dunes and beautiful isolated beaches


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Charming,private cottage.Large garden.Exclusive pool.Sleeps 8.Private parking
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful French Holiday

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at Chez Briand, Liz and Jeff both very welcoming delightful people with a beautiful Gite. Had a great week travelling around the area from this wonderful base.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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01/08/15 - Everything we had hoped for and more

  • 5 of 5

A Fantastic holiday for all of us. The owners were lovely and very helpful without being obtrusive. The accommodation was just as described? It was clean and well maintained throughout. The furnishings were comfortable and very homely and the catering facilities and equipment available were more than adequate for all the family. Outside, the raised pool was an absolute godsend not only because of the very hot spell we had but also because we could relax in the knowledge that the 2 year old could not gain direct access! There was every conceivable outside game available too, plus a first class BBQ, outside furniture and gazebo.

The area is rural but there were very adequate shopping facilities 5 miles away also interesting places to visit, however, the cottage was so comfortable we did stay "at home" more than we had originally intended.

We would certainly recommend this property and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We work hard to maintain and raise the standards of our gite and hearing your comments makes all the work worthwhile. You were most welcome at our house, the perfect guests. I would be delighted to welcome you back again Warm wishes Liz and jeff
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Top vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfull time at the house of Jeff and Liz! We arrived a little bit earlier, but we had to drive so far with 4 little children, but Jeff and Liz arranged everything to welcome us immidiatly. It's a nice house, clean, with everything you need for a nice vacation. We recommand it for a stay with children, because there's a lot of toys for them, bikes, a little swimmingpool and so much more. We really had a nice time with our friends and kids. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to welcome our Belgian guests and were happy to prepare for them and their beautiful babies after such a long journey. How lovely our efforts were appreciated! Thank you .
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Wish I was there (again)!

  • 5 of 5

We have just come home after a lovely week staying at this comfortable, friendly cottage and we wish were still there.

Liz and Jeff are great hosts, the house was lovely and clean and welcoming. We arrived quite late but Liz had thoughtfully got us some food and essentials to cover us over the first night.

The House is comfortable and has everything you need, there were plenty of towels, the kitchen was well equipped, the beds are comfy and the sitting room is relaxing too. The weather was really hot but the house stayed nice and cool inside. The new pool was very useful in the hot weather, there are different areas to sit outside to be in the shade or sun.

The location of the house is excellent, being in the countryside but it's not too far to travel to get to the main roads and shops. There are quite a few airports all with in a reasonable distance and the railway station is at Angouleme. The countryside around the house is made up of vin yards and huge fields of Sun flowers - just how you imagine France to be!

We recommend visiting Chateauneuf which is quite close, Bordeaux is only an hour away, Cognac is also near, plus plenty more. We went to Oradour Sur Glane too which is very thought provoking!

All in all we had a great time and recommend the cottage for a group of adults or families with children of all ages. We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we receive lovely clients like yourselves, it is a pleasure for us too. Thank you so much for leaving the cottage to clean. It really helped with the next clients who arrived super early! We wish you a speedy return! Lizx
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A Home from Home!

  • 5 of 5

Liz and Jeff offer a lovely holiday property - from first impressions it looks a warm and welcoming place to stay - and so it was. The description and photos of the property are completely accurate - it is as nice as it looks! Informality is the key here, nothing is too much trouble for Liz and Jeff. Lots of books to read, lots of info on places to visit and a lovely relaxing atmosphere combine to make a super holiday. Jeff has lots of interesting facts about the local area and can recommend places to visit etc. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay - we took a couple of trips on the bicycles provided to explore the local countryside and found it to be a totally relaxing area with very friendly local people. If you are planning a holiday to this area, then we would highly recommend that you stay at Liz and Jeff's place!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. We just love this place. We have been twice now, once as a family and once with friends. Everything about it is wonderful from the superb accommodation, to the wonderful scenery, the lovely locals that we met and some fabulous places to visit within easy driving distances.

Angouleme is a must for a visit, it's so pretty and has some lovely shopping and places to eat.

For us, this is the perfect 'get away from it all' destination and Liz and Jeff are such wonderful friendly hosts.

We really can't wait to go back again and honestly cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Limoges, Bordeaux 100 kms, Bergerac 70kms
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Jurignac ,Blanzac and Chateauneuf
Nearest Ferry
450 Kilometres
Caen or Calais
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Angouleme Cognac
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Chateauneuf 8kms Angouleme TGV
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A10 Jonzac 30km RN10 5 kms
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Chateauneuf Barbezieux
Nearest Ski
350 Kilometres
St Lary
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Chateauneuf riverside beach 8 kms, Royan, 60kms
Car: necessary

Jurignac is a quiet little village, surrounded by vineyards, which has a small grocers/boulangerie/cage/bar , a post office and it's very own Cognac house, where you can sample and buy the village's own label cognac.. Easy to get to, the nearest on/off for the RN 10 is about 3 miles, this access allows you to travel to other parts of the area and see many of the other beautiful villages and towns close by. Angouleme, a large town with a wonderful 'old town' full of busy restaurants and shopping , is just 20 minutes drive away. It also boasts a fabulous water park, Nautilus, which has both indoor and outdoor pools. The smaller towns of Chateauneuf and Barbezieux, again both with open air swimming pools for daytime fun and a good selection of restaurants and bars for the evening. The summer temperatures are usually very warm, and the River Charente is close by (less than 10 minutes) and there you can swim if you wish or enjoy a drink at the riverside bars and restaurants.

Other Activities: There is a very large garden at the rear of the property and is ideal for children to play. Ideal for cricket and football.

Golf: There are 3 golf courses within 35 minutes. One in Cognac, one in Angouleme and the other in Aubeterre.

Each club welcomes day visitors.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Jurignac, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Mar 2019 - 17 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jun 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Medium late
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

.2 weeks only booked in peak season. £150 deposit required for 1 week or less.£200 for longer stays. This secures your booking and is the security deposit also.The total amount is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Cleaning charges are not added but please leave the cottage as you would expect to find it

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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