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Spacious 3 Bed House With Large Garden In Charming Village Location

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House in Brigueil Le Chantre, Nr. Montmorillon, Poitou-Charente, France - Beautiful Countryside With Plenty To See And Do

This charming house with extensive garden is ideal for a family break. Two sitting rooms and 3 bedrooms (sleeps up to 8). Situated in the pretty village of Brigueil Le Chantre in the Vienne, Poitou Charente. The village has a well stocked shop with daily bread deliveries, minutes walk from the house. The area is full of things to do. The ancient medieval town of Montmorillon is 15 mins drive away, with more restaurants, bars, twice a week market, supermarkets, open air swimming and a summer packed with fun festivals such as its popular music festival. Other attractions include the water resort at Chaillac with swimming lake, beach, water slide and pedalos. There are many chateaux open to the public and ruins to see. The area is brilliant for walking & cycling. The house has an open fireplace, so how about an autumn visit to enjoy the wonderful colours of the Vienne?

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
31 August, 2018

About Kate

My husband, daughter and I live in Wiltshire, England, with a dog, cat and 4 hens. We fell in love with the Poitou-Charente while on holiday there and were lucky enough to be able to buy this lovely house. We just wish we could spend more time there! Living in beautiful countryside and a lovely village in England meant that this was important to us in our French home and certainly the countryside of the Vienne and the village of Brigueil Le Chantre are everything we hoped for! We hope you love it too!

Kate purchased this house in 2009

Why Kate chose Brigueil-le-Chantre

We fell in love with the Poitou-Charente when staying with a friend and decided we had to have a house here too! While house-hunting we covered the whole area, and came upon the Vienne in the autumn. It was so beautiful and then we found this wonderful house - deal done! We love the beautiful countryside, the "French-ness" of the house and the whole wonderful laid back lifestyle. The pace of life seems much slower, and not just because we're on holiday. I dream of upping and moving here permanently!

What makes this house unique

I love almost everything about the house - from the village, to parking right outside the door. I love stepping inside the cool hall on a hot summer's day. I love sitting out in the garden in summer and on the warm summer evenings, with the kitchen and living room so easily accessible. I particularly love the fireplace in early spring, autumn or winter - cosy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We truly enjoyed staying in your wonderful house in Brigueil'

'The village is a real gem -very quiet and picturesque'

'The garden was a great asset'

'House is great, we love it here and are taking squatter's rights!'

'We had a lovely holiday thank you. The weather was good and we found plenty to do in the surrounding area. Your house was well equipped.'
May 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Brigueil-le-Chantre around the Vienne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • WC & basin ensuite to bedroom 1. Main family bathroom (1st floor), very spacious with bath, basin, WC and separate powerful shower. All towels plus a change are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (ground floor) with double bed and en-suite. Bedroom 2 (1st floor) with double bed and views over the garden. Bedroom 3 (1st floor) with 2 x bunk beds, sleeps 4. All rooms are prettily decorated. Bed linen plus a change is provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes on accommodation: A spacious hall way with coat hooks, bench, bookshelves, cupboard. Here we keep all spare bed linen, the iron and vacuum cleaner. The bookshelves are stocked with books and games for you to enjoy, along with information on activities and attractions in the area. There is central heating as well as the open fireplace. The house is deliciously cool in summer - a good thing in an area which boasts the 2nd best climate in France! With 2 x bunk beds, a cot and a high chair, we are well equipped for children who will also love exploring the extensive garden and the very safe village. Outside: Extensive garden with bbq and plenty of garden furniture to relax in! There is a 6 seater dining table with parasol and 4 comfy loungers. There is very easy access from the garden into both the living room and the kitchen which makes it ideal for outdoor living! When we are here in summer we spend our evenings outside eating and enjoying the quiet! We are well equipped with candles too! We also have an easy set up pool for the garden. Utility Room: There is no utility room, but washing machine, iron, ironing board and clothes horse are provided. There is also a washing line outside, and a covered area outside the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned after every visit, but should you require cleaning during your stay, this can be arranged between you and the cleaners.


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average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful house in a great location

  • 3 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in the house. A very charming house that suited us perfectly for visiting relatives nearby. Think just a little neglected. More information regarding the arrival process would have been helpful, we started to panic a little when there was no-one to greet us. To have a working television/cable as we had expected, would have made a great difference for the children, luckily the weather behaved for us so it wasn’t a big issue. The garden was a great size and the use of the pool was a great asset.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great size, well equipped property

  • 4 of 5

Once we got the hang of the heating everything was great. Very well equipped and very warm. Our visit was in February so not really sitting in the garden but lots of books and games to keep us amused. The owners, Kate and David bent over backwards to help with the heating when we first arrived and continued to be more than helpful when we ran out of wood. Juergen who looks after the property arrived immediately with a fresh supply of logs and helped load them into the wood store in the garden. If you are looking for a good sized gite, well equipped and with a decent sized garden I would without hesitation recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Brigueil le Charente

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet area for the time of year. Peaceful - which we appreciated. Not far from Poitier (for Futuroscope) and Limoges. Montmorillon is a historic, pretty town. We cycled all over with our 8 year old son. French drivers are brilliant and we had no problems with the drivers that we do have at home. I have been to all four corners of France but this place was a very nice surprise. Would like to go back to visit all of the places we missed. The property is rustic but well equipped. Choking back the tears as we had to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superbe maison de village

  • 5 of 5

La maison est typique et pleine de charme. Tout équipée que ce soit à l'intérieur ou à l'extérieur ( piscine, trampoline, barbecue etc) cette maison située dans le pittoresque village de Brigueuil le Chantre permet de profiter de vacances sur mesure, reposante ou animée avec les nombreux points d'intérêt aux alentours (futuroscope, Ouradour sur Glane, châteaux, randonnées etc...). Superbes vacances en famille, à 8 + 1 bébé, et il est super pratique de ne pas avoir à apporter le linge de maison, ni nettoyer la maison en partant. Seul bémol les matelas à ressorts pas très confortables.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Un charme anglais au cœur de la France

  • 4 of 5

Très jolie maison et charmant jardin dans une région verdoyante. Nous avons apprécié l'art roman particulièrement présent dans les environs, Saint Savin , Montmorillon, Le Dorât , Villesalem...

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Un seul point négatif,les lits ne sont pas confortables, il est difficile d'y dormir à deux.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


About 20 mins drive away is a lovely lake & water resort at Chaillac with pedalos, boats, beach, swimming, slides etc. Open air centre with river swimming at Lathus, 15 mins away. 2.5 hours to La Rochelle and the coast. Ideal for a day trip to the beach. Don't forget to visit Ile d'Oleron and Ile de Re for beaches too - just off the coast from La Rochelle.


The nearest airports are Limoges and Poitiers each approximately an hour's drive. About 5 hours drive from Le Havre and 6 hours from Calais. About 4 hours from Paris. Car hire or use of a car is recommended.


20 mins to Montmorillon, the nearest town with supermarket, bars, restaurants, museums etc. Distances to other pretty villages vary. Chateaux from 15 mins to 1 hour away. Futuroscope 1 hour away in Poitiers. Vineyards and wineries 1.5 hours away in the Haut Poitou. Water resort at Chaillac about 15 mins away. This is just a sample of some of the local attractions, which also include a reptile park, Roman ruins, St Savin Abbey, equestrian centre etc all within 30 mins drive.

Further Details:

In the village are: A shop 3 mins walk with all the basics, including food, wine, vegetables, household essentials, a daily bread delivery, and a fresh fish market once or twice a week. Hairdresser also 3 mins walk. Health / medical centre with doctor and dispensing chemist, 4 mins walk. There is a Spar mini supermarket open for extended hours 8km away.

Please look at the following website for information on the immediate area:


The supermarkets of Montmorillon are 20 mins away. There is a market 2 x a week in Montmorillon on Weds & Sat, with fresh fish, meat, veg, etc. Montmorillon also has patisseries, boulangeries, banks, pharmacies, hospital, tourist information, museums including the Cite de l'Ecrit (Museum of Writing).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Brigueil-le-Chantre,

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £95
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
To book, please contact David or Kate on the numbers provided.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday, but flexibility is available particularly out of high season (July/August).
Special discount available for long lets Nov to Mar. Please enquire about part week availability or changovers other than Saturday - we'd like to be accommodating if possible.

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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