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Stunning Luxurious Shuttered French Farmhouse with Courtyard and Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes with separate Pretty Pool Cottage

You enter through a courtyard with pomegranate tree and wysteria clad walls. This is a totally refurbished old farmhouse with limestone/quarry tiled floors which sits on the edge of a small hamlet in south west France. it is an idyllic location with pretty and romantic additional separate wooden pool cottage. The Charente area is reputed to have the second highest number of sunny days (after the Cote D'Azur). The house is surrounded by sunflower fields and vineyards and is a perfect tranquil haven with only the noise of the birds and an occasional cockerel. You will experience amazing sunsets and magical night skies.

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2018


My husband was a lawyer and part time judge and I work in advertising. This is our family home which we let out for about 8 weeks a year. We know how important your holiday is and will do everything that we can to make it special. Thank you for your interest. Gay

A little background ....

Perhaps the most unexpected and delightful surprise has been the great guests we have had and the charming messages left in the visitors book by our guests - this was perhaps my favourite :

'You should hang a sign on the door of Rocking Horse House warning those that enter, that the day they have to leave their heart will break.'

GAY HAINES purchased this house in 2005

Guestbook comments from the manager

'I have to say the house is wonderful and it is not just a house but very much a home. It has a lovely welcoming feeling (thank you again for the presents, so kind) and we had such a relaxing time, the children loved it. My brother and his wife joined us in the pool house and didnt want to leave so I think its safe to say we all fell in love with the property. '

'We had an absolutely fantastic time at your beautiful home, and have brought home wonderful memories of swimming with the girls, and delightful evenings eating & playing cards, Articulate & RummiKub (new to us, and now on my family Christmas presents list) whilst watching glorious sunsets. We also had a great time with the girls watching the stars, and I saw my first shooting star which was really fabulous.'

'We have spent a very happy two weeks here. The boys have been in the pool evey day. The whole house has a very relaxing atmosphere which has helped us unwind after a gruelling 18 months. Thank you.
May 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Juillac-le-Coq around the Charente

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • We have three bathrooms (two shower rooms and a bath room) plus an additional loo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 3 Bedroom Farmhouse + 1 Bedroom Pool Cottage Notes on bedrooms: The farmhouse has 3 bedrooms with a bathroom and a wet room and additional loo. The cottage has one bedroom with a small sitting room which houses a day bed and a galley kitchen and shower room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: We have tried to provide everything to the highest standard including Limoge china, Villeroy and Bosche cutlery, lovely paintings and antiques and beautiful glassware because we absolutely understand how important your holiday is and that you do not want to compromise. However we know that from time to time accidents happen so please do not worry. We were recently blessed with a guest who is a brilliant young photographer who, during his stay, took some amazing pictures for us of Rocking Horse House which you can see at Indeed he is so clever that it does make the house look rather more glamorous than it is! Outside: The house sits in half an acre of garden with a huge limestone terrace which accommodates the pool which can be heated if required at an extra charge. It is utterly private being in a garden which only looks out over fields and woods. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The only linen you need to bring are pool towels. Other: In the study there is wifi.


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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Bordeaux/La Rochelle
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Cote Sauvage
Car: necessary


60 minutes drive from the wonderful wide and empty beaches on the west coast at Cote Sauvage and an hour and 30 minutes from La Rochelle. We are about the same distance from the classy and stunningly pretty island of Ile de Re.


Cognac is reached either by car - 500 miles from Calais (seven hours) - or by train to Angouleme via Paris on the TGV. If you fly then the nearest airports are La Rochelle and Bordeaux (90 minutes).


Cognac is a 15 minute drive from the farmhouse at Bouqueville and five minutes from the nearest small town called Segonzac. Bread can be fetched from the local village Juillace le Coq which is 5 minutes away on bicycles which we provide at the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Juillac-le-Coq,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Oct 2018 - 1 May 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

Christmas and Easter periods to be agreed

Changeover Day:
I am flexible on changeover days and length of stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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