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Detached spacious converted barn with heated pool

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A lovely renovated traditional stone house with many character features.

A lovely renovated traditional stone house with many character features and exposed beams. Double height entrance hall complete with crystal chandelier. Luxury farmhouse-style kitchen with island/bar, leading out to the terrace and gardens.

The 4 bedrooms upstairs sleep 9, there is a further sofa bed in the downstairs living room and a day bed that makes into two full size single beds in another room.

The 12m by 5m pool is heated with large terrace for sunbathing on the plentiful supply of sunbeds and adjoins a covered terrace for outside dining, there is also a further terrace off the dining room and kitchen with another large table for sitting, eating, relaxing and taking in the beautiful views.

The property is in its own large grounds over 2 acres with no near neighbours, plenty of space for children, secure parking. It is not suitable for children under 5 years.

Located on its own with expansive views of unspoilt surrounding countryside, the property is within 5 minutes of Brossac with its leisure lake/beach activities, restaurants, tennis courts and local shops. The market towns of Chalais and Barbezieux are each 10 minutes drive and have impressive chateaux and restaurants. The beautiful town of Cognac is 45 minutes away while the elegant port town of Bordeaux is only an hour's drive. Aubeterre, one of the prettiest villages in France, is 20 minutes and the beautiful Atlantic coast at Royan 1 hour.

Chalais Market

Another attraction is the weekly Monday market at Chalais, the city with the nearest train station. Not quite a Farmer's Market, nor a Flea market, you can find all sorts of knick knacks early Monday morning from 08:00 until about mid-day. Perhaps you want some fresh produce, fruit, cheese or meats or perhaps you're more interested in some traditional French hot food. Vendors sell chichis (churros), crêpes, paella, moules (mussels), and other assortments of delicacies. Of course there are clothes, accessories, and other goodies for the house. The vast array of scented soaps and jewellery make excellent gifts.

Chalais Chateau

At one end of the market, a steep incline leads you up to Chateau de Chalais. Though no longer functioning as a chateau, you can still cross the drawbridge and wander the courtyard and get a glimpse of the rolling hills that make up the Charente region.

Owned by a well known French comedian the castle is in living condition and guided tours of between 1 and 2 hours, sometimes in English, are carried out by very enthusiastic volunteer guides representing the "Association for the Safeguarding of Chalais Country Heritage".

In addition, there is a restaurant just off the courtyard. They have a very reasonable set menu for lunch.

Close by you will find the walking trails right in the heart of the forest and the home to the Maison de la Forêt. Dedicated to the trees and to human activity, the Maison de la Foret is a historic heritage site for Montguyon and its surroundings dotted with castles and Roman churches alongside the night markets and various summer events. In the vicinity, you can discover the Dordogne region, the truffle capital; the river Blaye and the Gironde estuary, the village of Aubeterre, one of the most beautiful towns in France.

Nestled in South Charente, Brossac is a picturesque village with all the conveniences and

amenities to make your visit a comfortable one. The community is a mix of French locals, English and Dutch families, but still manages to retain its distinctive French flavour and culture.

For outdoor activities, Brossac offers everything from hiking trails, horseback riding, jetskis, tennis, golf and football. Join the locals for a friendly game of Pétanque. For the more leisure minded, enjoy a relaxing afternoon visiting the art gallery, vineyards, wineries, or a quiet drink and chat with the townsfolk at the local pubs: try a pineau, Charente's gift to the world.

Cycling Routes

If you want to keep fit in your holiday you can join the Brossac community in one of their cycling routes. The departure point is La Place de Marroniers and there are two possibilities:

The discovery circuit, also known as circuit 4B, which is 19 kms long and has a low level of difficulty.

The exploring circuit, also known as circuit 4C, which is 34 kms long and has been labeled as difficult. Both routes count with numerous sightseeing points along the way, places to refill your water bottle in the hotter days, even one or two picnic spots nearby. Due to its more extensive itinerary, route 4C counts with 2 stops to enjoy some of the world heritage sites from the Charente region.

For more information on the routes, please visit Brossac Tourist Information Office

Brossac is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is great for walking or cycling. Brossac lake is a short walk away being about 2 km outside the village. However, if you wish to travel further afield, then you will need some form of transport.

Trains

The nearest SNCF train service runs from Chalais, just 8 km from Brossac. This is on the Paris - Angoulême - Bordeaux line and connections to other destinations can be made at these main stations.

Visit TER SNCF Schedules for more information.

Car Hire is available from all airports and train stations. The nearest taxi service is 8km away in Chalais. It costs approximately 25€ for a ride from Chalais to Brossac, and may take up to 10 minutes for the ride.

More Details

Owner
Colin & Jenny
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Colin & Jenny

We bought this property after much searching in January 2016 in readiness for our retirement. We currently work in London but spend as much time in France as we can which has quickly become home from home - we were married in the village in September 2016.

Colin & Jenny purchased this house in 2016

Why Colin & Jenny chose Passirac

The location is perfect, enjoying complete seclusion with fabulous views yet within walking distance of Passirac village and it's Lune Bleue restaurant (open September - June), cycling distance of several restaurants and surrounded by beautiful undulating countryside. The property is full of character but also has the modern conveniences we need. The pool is essential for the long hot summer days.

What makes this house unique

The main attractions just by Brossac village are the two neighbouring lakes- one for leisurely sunbathers and swimmers, while the other sates the thirst of those who want more excitement and want to jetski.

The first lake is located in Etang Vallier, or fondly known as the Village de Vacances, ('Vacation Village'). Indeed, on a sunny day, you will find that you hear more English than French by the beach. Normally, lakes do not have beaches, but this beach has been artificially created. So not only is the sand soft, it remains impeccably clean as smoking and littering is not allowed on this beach. With lake waters and a gradual shoreline, you can choose to soak up the sun on their towel or enjoy a soak right by the edge without getting water in your ears.

For those who want more activity, you can rent small boats and other bouyant crafts for excursions onto the lake. There is also a rope swing for those who want even more excitement. If water sports do not excite you, or lake water causes you hesitation, there is a recreational and sports facility right by the lake. There, you can do laps at the pool, escape to the sauna, or hit a few rounds of squash with your buddies.

Last but not least, do not worry about having to lug heavy bags of food and drink to this lake. There is a clubhouse with a full bar right by the shore, and walking a little bit more will bring you to restaurant bar Quai Sud.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Passirac in Charente

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Downstairs cloakroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , French Doors open onto a large Balcony with fabulous views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Lounge
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , En-suite as is the Master bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Day room that leads out to the covered terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed for just over a week and found the property to be beautiful, big and the perfect getaway. The pool was always a great temperature and bikes, table tennis, pool inflatables and a badminton set were all provided. Every night we had a BBQ and enjoyed the scenery of acres of sunflower fields. Would definitely return again, booking was straightforward and owners very friendly and accommodating. 5*

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bordeaux and Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Brossac
Nearest Ferry
290 Miles
St-Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Longveau
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Chalais
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
N10
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Qui Sud and L’Un Des Sens
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Pyrenees
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Royan
Car: recommended

The main attractions just by Brossac village are the two neighbouring lakes- one for leisurely sunbathers and swimmers, while the other sates the thirst of those who want more excitement and want to jetski.

The first lake is located in Etang Vallier, or fondly known as the Village de Vacances, ('Vacation Village'). Indeed, on a sunny day, you will find that you hear more English than French by the beach. Normally, lakes do not have beaches, but this beach has been artificially created. So not only is the sand soft, it remains impeccably clean as smoking and littering is not allowed on this beach. With lake waters and a gradual shoreline, you can choose to soak up the sun on their towel or enjoy a soak right by the edge without getting water in your ears.

If water sports do not excite you, or lake water causes you hesitation, there is a recreational and sports facility right by the lake. There, you can do laps at the pool, escape to the sauna, or hit a few rounds of squash with your buddies.

Last but not least, do not worry about having to lug heavy bags of food and drink to this lake. There is a clubhouse with a full bar right by the shore, and walking a little bit more will bring you to restaurant bar Quai Sud.

Whether you come in the afternoon or night and whether you want to lay in the sun or take a swim, there is definitely something for you to do here. What are you waiting for?

The Clubhouse has a room containing a pool table, football table and a ping pong table. This is also where you can join some friends in a game of crazy golf. Get your putter ready and send those balls careering through tunnels and over bridges and into the hole before your friends do, or you'll have a lot of boasting to listen to. Either way though, you'll have a crazy time! For Americans, this is called miniature golf.

If this isn't enough to send you racing down there right now, you can also play in the bouncy castle, swings, and trampolines with admission into the minigolf course! Of course, if you are a little kid only at heart, it is worth bearing in mind that the bouncy castle and trampoline can only hold one at a time.

In addition to these, the clubhouse now has further activities to keep you entertained. If you like to work on your patience fishing is available both day (until 20.00) and night (from 20.00).

There are passes available for regular fishermen. Please note that the use of bait is forbidden.

If you are more into active sports the clubhouse offers you squash courts where you can challenge your

friends to a match. Do not worry if you did not bring your rackets! You can rent them onsite.

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Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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