This superb 4200 sq ft 18th century Charente country house, with enclosed farmyard and rear parc, is situated next to Jarnac and close to the historical town of Cognac, in the heartland of the Brandy vineyard. Old style countryside. Much character for this old family house with canopy beds and oak panellings. Spacious lounge/dining room, fully equiped kitchen, TV lounge, Wifi Internet, billiard, piano. Outdoor dining for 20, BBQ, swings, ping pong, bowls, bicycles. Supermarket in the town of Jarnac 3 km away (2 miles).
House in Poitou Charente near Cognac and Angoulême, lovingly furnished and equipped with billiard
Hugues Le Monnier
- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Jan 2019
Why Hugues Le Monnier chose Les Métairies
Although I live in Paris, I keep a special attachment to this house built by our family in 1744. It has not been inhabited for the last three generations but since my childhood it has been the magical setting of numerous holidays with a bunch of cousins. We lived it old style countryside with cows, crop and hand picking grape harvest. We now rent it to maintain and restore it off course, but also for the benefit of our tenants who will discover a place with unique charm.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Fantastic .. we stayed there for 5 nights . It is wonderful, large and very well equipped. A delightful and peaceful house that oozes character and charm that exceeded all our expectations .
Marvellous area and defiantly worth a visit, also next door produces their own Cognac and are happy to show you around !
The owner Hugues was very accommodating.... Thank you , I am sure we will return many times. We have not stoped smiling since our retuen !
This fabulous review is a challenge to our modesty.
What else can be said ?
Our goal has always been to welcome our tenants as kindly as possible in this beautiful region of ours.
Thank you Martin for your appreciation... and the classy photo of your vintage cars in front of the house.
The whole family enjoyed the holiday. The property provided lots of space for us all to join together or find to find a quiet spot. The grandchildren particularly enjoyed the garden, heading straight out each morning. The house is secluded but only a few minutes drive from Jarnac where we spent many happy hours both sitting in cafes or enjoying the canoes on the river. It is in a great spot from which to go exploring whether that be Cognac or Angouleme.
Thank you for allowing us to share what is clearly a family home.
Thank you for this nice comment. Hope to accomodate you in the future in happier circumstances.
Special interest holidays:
Nearby activities: Strolling and boating along the slow moving Charente river, which King françois I called the loveliest river of his kingdom, passing through a placid landscape of vineyards bathed by a clear and radiant light. Canoing and swimming. Winery tour and sampling in the old distilleries of world famous firms. Visit of the romanesque abbeys and churches.
La Palmyre - Situated between Royan and La Rochelle, Zoo de la Palmyre has over 1600 'residents' including polar bears, gorillas, Siberian tigers, rhinoceroses and elephants and is a great day out. La Palmyre also boasts one of the largest and less crowded beaches in the area.
Chatelaillon Plage - Just south of La Rochelle the golden sands stretching for almost 2 miles and the mix of typical early 20th C seaside architecture make this a family resort par excellence.
Airports: La Rochelle (1h 20m), Bordeaux (1h 40m), Poitiers (1h 15m) Limoges (1h 30m).
Jarnac - 2,5 km, Cognac 12 km, Angoulême 30 km.
Stays can be arranged for weekends (see weekend night rates Changeover Day: Changeover day is normally on Saturdays, departure being at 10am and arrival at 5pm. This can be flexible depending on occupancy and season. Notes on prices: Towels and linen are included. Change can be arranged for 2 week stay. Property is cleaned throughout prior to arrival. End of stay cleaning : 130 € 1 extra single bed on request (20 €). There is a 30 € daily winter fuel supplement when necessary