This converted barn and farmhouse is at the end of a small road so that, while on the edge of the village, it has open spaces in all directions. The house is large, comfortable and very well set up with many original features and all necessary equipment. The pool, set in a wide lawn, is 5mx10m with safety gate, fencing, an inside ledge and lights above and below the surface. There are swings in the garden and two large terraces, each with table and chairs. Inside there are three bedrooms downstairs, two ensuite, two with French windows to the garden, and a study with a sofabed, a large sunny sitting/dining room and kitchen. There is a separate downstairs lavatory and wash basin. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a separate laundry room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms with two bathrooms one of them ensuite with bath and shower, and a balcony looking out over the garden.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay7 nights
Farmhouse in Vieux Mareuil, Nr. Brantôme, Aquitaine, - Tranquil Location In The Heart Of The Countryside with Magnificent Wide Views
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Sep 2018
About Andrea Walker
We live in London and enjoy our visits to France very much, especially with our family. Speaking French to the best of our ability is part of the fun.
Andrea Walker purchased this Farmhouse in 1998
Why Andrea Walker chose Vieux-Mareuil
We were staying with friends nearby and saw lots of buildings ripe for conversion. We bought this property which was then an unconverted 'fermette' and barn: it was too tempting to resist! We really enjoyed the building works and planning and we have now settled in and met people around us. We love the area because it is so beautiful and unspoilt. It is a house which is big enough for all our family to be there together which is what we hoped for but by its nature it is equally comfortable to accommodate just two people on their own. Lots for children to explore and enjoy and lots for adults to explore and relax.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
It is near to many interesting historic towns, villages and chateaux and surrounded by lovely places to walk. Brantome is an exciting and interesting place and offers the opportunity to canoe, explore and eat delicious meals in a lovely setting. When the weather is good there is nothing better than to relax beside the pool, swim and enjoy the lovely (huge) garden. The lawn is large and offers space for games, the paths and planting are lovely to explore and there are swings to enjoy as well.
Pool / Spa
The property and contents were superb and I cannot fault any single part of it. The property exceeded our expectations and there were plenty of games and pool accessories to keep all children and adults entertained no matter what age. The nearby town (10kms) of Brantome is a delight and rivals any of the Dordogne towns for its quaint shops, bars and river. I would recommend this property for any large family or families wishing to stay together in one place.
There are several river beaches within half an hour's drive, some suitable for all ages. One at Aubeterre has sand as well and small children love it.
There are airports at Bergerac and Limoges and a small airport at Angouleme which is about forty minutes drive away and very convenient.
There is a good train service to Angouleme using Eurostar and then the TGV from either Paris or Lille.
A car is necessary and can be hired from airports or railway station.
Many visitors come by car and there is space for parking three cars beside the property.
Vieux Mareuil is between Angouleme and Perigeux, each of which is about thirty five minutes drive and provides a lively and interesting urban setting. The historic town of Brantome is about ten minutes drive away and has lots of things to see and do including boating, and our local shopping is in Mareuil-sur-Belle, just over five minutes away by car. There are lots of chateaux and historic places close by which are open to the public and well worth a visit.
Mareuil-sur-Belle has a good range of shops including a bank, supermarket, baker, butcher, greengrocer and electrical goods with a market every Tuesday in the central square.
There are many good restaurants around and details are available at the house.
Booking Notes: Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday, arrival time from 4.00pm and leaving time by 10.00am A deposit of 20% is required with the return of the booking form and the balance is paid eight weeks before the start date for the booking. Laundry charges are £10 per bed. Changeover Day: Saturday. Arrive after 4pm and leave by 10am. Tenants arrange precise times with the gardienne at the beginning and end of their holiday. Notes on prices: Linen can be supplied at an additional cost per bed of £5 to include bath towels. Weekly rates are shown on the schedule.