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Beautiful authentic house with large garden and equipped with modern comforts.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,980 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Authentic French house with modern amenities, 4 bedrooms, private garden

Beautiful authentic stone house with large garden and equipped with modern kitchen and two modern bathrooms. This holiday home is located in a green setting, as in the summer the area is full with the many sunflowers that are cultivated there. Right on the river Charente (200 m) and with numerous excellent tourist attractions within 80 km. Both inside and outside the house is designed to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing time. The private landscape garden with fruit trees gives you plenty of privacy and tranquillity. Get comfy in a Lafuma Lounge Chair for an afternoon nap under the trees or to read a good book. The garden is fenced so children can play freely. If the weather requires, there is also a great big space for activities and games inside. This big entrance hall/room is referred to as the Cathedral. The Interior of the House is comfortable and cosy. A spacious living room with sofa and comfortable lounge chairs. Also the open kitchen adjoins the living room and there is a built in fireplace. The living room also offers access to the large bathroom, separate wc and the master double bedroom (1 x 2 Bed). The double doors give you quick access to the garden and plenty of sunlight. However if you want to keep the sun out, just close the shutters. In the living room there are stairs to the top floor 2 bedrooms (1 x single sofa bed, 1 x Double Bed, Cot available).

The big hall also functions as a dining room with seating for 8 persons at the large dining table. Here's another fireplace and access to the utility room/pantry. You can also access the fourth bedroom (2 x single Bed) with en-suite from the large hall. There is an outside dinner table with chairs available and also an outside lounge-set. Both from the living room and through the main hall you can access the terrace. The kitchen is equipped with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. The pantry has a second fridge, oven, microwave and washing machine. There is also a bbq, fire pit and outdoor lounge set.

On arrival you will be treated by our lovely friend Jo who is our caretaker. British but lives locally so speaks fluent French and English.

The house is located 10 km from Ruffec and Mansle, 35 km from Angoulème each with facilities as swimming pools, cinema, supermarkets, markets and restaurants. Beautiful cities (within 1 hr driving) to visit are Limoges, Cognac and Poitiers. Tree climbing, karting and neolithic sites are all very class too. A day of Bordeaux or the wine region is also an option! Don't feel like travelling, just visit the local baths or Chateau en Verteuil all within 10km.

More Details

Heidi and Wilmar
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Heidi and Wilmar

We are a well travelled Dutch couple. Currently living in the Netherlands after a few years in Australia. Our French house is a place where we go to find peace and quiet in our busy professional lives. We love being outdoors and the wonderful weather this region is known for.

Heidi and Wilmar purchased this house in 2015

Why Heidi and Wilmar chose Chenommet

This house provides us the possibility to entertain groups or a holiday with our family from overseas. It has authentic features and the thick brick walls give the house a solid structure. The cathedral room/hall is designed for entertaining. The French people in the region are extremely friendly and helpful.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chenommet in Charente

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double vanity unit
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , single vanity unit
  • Downstairs bathroom has two doors. One leading directly to the master bedroom and the other leading to the living room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Cathedral Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom has direct access to bathroom and wardrobe. Upstairs double bedroom has built in cupboards. Cathedral bedroom has an en-suite and small wardrobe.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful authentic house with large garden and equipped with modern comforts.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

A place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

‘La Detente’ is a large, comfortable and attractive house and garden which perfectly suited our family’s needs. It had plenty of indoor and outdoor space for our little grandson to run around and explore, especially in the large entrance hall. We spent lazy days sitting in the garden in the shade of the fruit trees in the most peaceful of villages as Chenommet is quiet and tranquil though in easy reach of the main A10.

We would love to visit again, maybe an autumn visit next time?

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 3 nights for a wedding at a property nearby. Lovely place, pictures true to life, had everything we needed - would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

relaxing time in the charente. Nice house with big sunny garden. We will come back.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Just a relaxed week

  • 4 of 5

We spend a relaxing week in a good size house and well cleaned. Although it is possible to stay with seven persons, we just stayed there with two persons and it wasn’t too big. We toured in the surrounding area and visited Cognac, Limoges and Ruffec. We also spend time around the house and in the garden, cooked and relaxed at the fire place.

We reccomended it to relatives and colleagues, we try to go back in the fall.

Thanks Wilmar and Heidi for such a nice place to stay

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideally located comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home with great beds. In the middle of a tranquil village that in itself is in the middle of nowhere but not far from Ruffec with all the shops you need for a culinary vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a lovely stay at the house, the most relaxing holiday in recent memory. The location was very convenient for us, and we managed to fit in trips to Bordeaux and Cognac whilst we were there. The house was well stocked, accurately represented by the photos. We especially enjoyed having a glass of wine outside in the late afternoon and hope to go back again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Limoges or Poitier
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Verteuil en Charente
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Verteuil en Charente
Car: necessary

Picknick area at Charente river at walking distance. Horse back riding facilities at 3km. Castle open for visits during summer period at 5km. Cognac tasting in the region or a visit to the comic book capital of France in Angoulème at 30km.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Chenommet, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
23 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £67.3
Refundable Damage Deposit £269.18

Our care taker will meet you at the property for a brief tour of the propert y to hand over the keys and collect the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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