Set in its own spacious garden and surrounded by quiet countryside, this charming, detached, former farmhouse is an ideal place to get away from it all. The private swimming pool and large garden provide an ideal family holiday location. The interior of the property, with its exposed beams, stonework and wooden floors, is typical of the region and has been comfortably furnished in traditional French country style. Peuliard, a hamlet of Lizant, is located near to the pretty town of Civray in the south of Vienne. Nestling on the banks of the picturesque Charente river, Civray is dominated by an impressive Romanesque church which can be seen in all its splendour from the main square of the town. Pavement cafes and a twice weekly market add to the atmosphere of this pretty town. Fishing, canoeing and riverside beaches are also a feature on this stretch of the Charente river. Good area for cycling and walking. Shop 10km, café/bar 2km
Farmhouse in Lizant, Civray, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Location, Set In An Acre Of Private Gardens. Ideal Location For Cycling And Walking.
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- 15 Feb 2019
About Ben Moss
We are three generations of a family, originally from Suffolk. Grandma and Grandpa bought the house in 1991 when they retired from teaching and we have all been enjoying it (and renovating it in the early years) ever since.
Why Ben Moss chose Lizant
Why this location? We already knew the area and found the countryside charming and peaceful. Yet the house is not isolated: it is in a hamlet of three houses and most of the shops and services you might need are to be found in the nearby village or the small towns of Civray and Ruffec, just ten minutes drive away. It is close to main road, rail and air links and a comfortable day’s drive from the Channel ports. The area offers all kinds of activities and entertainments, everything from a picnic and swimming in a local Plan d’eau (water park) to a day out at Futuroscope. It is especially good and safe for walking and cycling.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
No 2 Peuliard was bought twenty-six years ago as “a project”. A realistic forecast, as this old fermette, though mostly sound, was very primitive and seemed to be slumbering quietly, enclosed in its acre of neglected garden and meadow. Alongside it was an attractive valley and all around was farmland and woodland. Over the years we have restored it into a very comfortable family holiday home, carefully keeping original features like the stone-flagged kitchen floor. At the same time we have made many friends and enjoyed joining in local village life. We have had a lot of fun and a lot of help from our grown-up children who now bring their children to enjoy the simple pleasures of French country life.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We did have a lovely stay but there were a few issues. The house is old so we know how difficult they are to keep clean but the house does need a good deep clean. We all found the beds too hard and if you do not like wildlife this is not the place to be. There is a shrew family living in the house, we had bats in the bedroom and there are larger creatures that can be heard in the walls/ceilings at night.The close proximity of the fruit trees to the pool does mean you will need to spend some time each day collecting fallen fruit to reduce the number of wasps in the pool area. A big storm also meant we had to spend a fair amount of time cleaning the pool to remove the leaves. We had visits from the neighbours dogs and cats
The area is very rural and very pretty. We had some lovely meals st the Hotel du Comnerce in Civray, really enjoyed the canoeing at Taize-Aizie, and wandering around Nanteuil-en-Vallee
A Wonderful Stay
A truly beautiful Château, the boys loved the ‘holiday home’ and pool! Close to plenty of places to visit and easy access to local shops. Thank you! :)
The perfect house for a family getaway.
I booked this house for a family holiday holiday to celebrate my Mothers 60th birthday. There were 5 adults, and 2 children. It really was just perfect.
The owners have obviously put a huge amount of effort and time into renovating the property. It has such a homely feel and we all said how easy it was to relax. The rooms are spacious and we had everything we needed from kitchen utensils to fun garden games. The little touches like children's toys and DVDs to suit all the family were just brilliant. The pool and massive garden were a bonus! We enjoyed lots of time playing games outside and even a BBQ one evening.
The location is idyllic and quiet and the region is just beautiful. We found some great walks to go on from the house.
We enjoyed visiting the markets in Civray and Ruffec and consumed far too much cheese and wine during our stay!
Ben, the owner was quick to answer any questions leading up to the holiday and was easily contactable.
We wouldn't hesitate to return again and would highly recommend.
An absolutely wonderful holiday with lots of laughs and great memories.
We had a fantastic time here! We went with 2 children, aged 4 and 7, and 4 adults, and it was perfect for us. The house was clean and well equipped with everything we could possibly need, from extra towels for the pool, to books and games (indoor and outdoor!) to salt, herbs, spices and even ice! The welcome pack including local wine, bread, local honey, pasta, milk and butter was very much appreciated. It was very peaceful and the pool was absolutely lovely!
Lovely typically French old stone family house with excellent amenities
La Peuilard was an ideal house for a large family gathering of 7 adults and 3 children. The pool, table tennis table, tyre swing and space for cricket were well utitlised! We were able to use the outside table for all meals, and found the kitchen very well equipped. We all were extremely comfortable and happy and thoroughly enjoyed our week!
Fantastic house in a beautiful location! We enjoyed our stay and thinking about coming back .
We loved everything about the house and the surroundings. From charms of the old farm house to the well equipped kitchen , from privacy of the swimming pool to the locks on the gates to the pool (very useful if you have small children).
All ready thinking about booking it for the next summer.
Thank you very much.
Lana, Mark and Alexandra Foster
Poitiers airport 50 mins drive, La Rochelle about 2 hours, Limoges airport about one and a half hour's drive - all served by Ryanair from Stansted. Bordeaux airport is 2 hour's drive - British Airways fly from Gatwick. St Malo is 5 hour's drive. Calais and Boulogne approx 7 hour's using new A28 making it auto route virtually all the way. Car hire essential.
Lizant, with bakery and bar is 2km away. Genuoille, another village with a free tennis court, is 3km away. The nearest towns are Civray (8km) and Ruffec (12km). Both have a variety of supermarkets, open daily. The property lies about 50 mins from both Poitiers and Angouleme, for a wider range of shops.
There are many things to do in the local area: river/lake swimming and canoeing areas, 'Go Ape' style adventure park, cycling and walking trails, animal parks/monkey sanctuary. Futuroscope theme park is 50 mins drive on the N10 towards Poitiers.
we have an information folder at the house with more details about local activities, restaurants etc.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Booking form will be sent once an enquiry is made by email. Deposit of £200 is due on booking and the balance must be paid 60 days prior to arrival. A refundable security deposit will be required on payment of the balance. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday