La Jaudonnière is a small hamlet between the villages of Chatain and Benest situated on the border of the Charente and Vienne departments. The area enjoys the second highest number of daily sunshine hours after the south of France and has long hot summers with mild springs and autumns.The cottage has central heating with a large open fireplace for snug winter visits. Dating from the 16th century, the property has large oak beams throughout, some which may be low upstairs. The Property has a modern kitchen with new digital boiler providing instant hot water at any time. Equipped with a cooker, hob, large fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine microwave and toaster.A small Breakfast table seating four.
The property has many original features, including heavy oak beams , stone and oak flooring downstairs. The cottage has a cosy sitting room with comfortable sofa and a large original open fire-place. The sitting room leads into a large character dining room with antique table ,and dresser,a staircase leading Upstairs. There is one large well-furnished bedroom with Queen size bed and door to leading to a stone staircase down to the garden. The second bedroom has three comfortable single beds. The upstairs bathroom is a good size and has a large deep bath with a shower in the bath end, the ceiling is low at this point.The bathroom is situated between the two bedrooms.The landing has full length wardrobe .
The property boasts beautiful south-facing gardens looking out to open countryside beyond our paddock, with sunshine from morning to dusk. Wildlife is abundant, birds of prey and woodpeckers are regular visitors and the occasional red squirrel can be seen: deer can also be spotted in close proximity. With the long hot sunny days and south-facing garden, the private pool is a real asset and very enjoyable. The pool area itself, has ample decking for sunbathing and outside dining. Very secluded and peaceful. There are several luxury loungers with long cushions and four swinging loungers along with several umbrellas for you to enjoy. At the poolside there is a new brick barbecue, so dining alfresco can be enjoyed during the daytime or equally in the evening Another BBQ can be found in more a shaded area of the garden, or dining under the enormous walnut tree at the other end of the garden during lunchtime, gives a welcome break from the heat in the height of the summer months.There is a large teak dining table, seating six on the pool deck with umbrella for shade and further dining tables in other areas of the garden giving dining options for sunny and shady areas. .