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Beautiful Charentaise barn with fabulous heated pool in several acres of garden - Fauvette - 3 bed converted barn gite and fabulous heated pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Fauvette - 3 bed converted barn gite and fabulous heated pool

Fauvette is a stunning 3 bed gite in the Charentaise Barn. The open plan lounge and dining area have room to spare with a hanging chandelier and mezzanine landing in the double height reception area. The adjacent French style kitchen, a utility room and a downstairs shower room with WC, and washbasin complete the downstairs. The fully equipped kitchen has electric oven/hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave and utensils, crockery, cutlery etc.The utility room is equipped with washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes airer, cleaning materials, vacuum cleaner and washing basket.

The lounge is equipped several sofa's and chairs, HDTV (English), Freeview box and DVD player. Free WIFI is provided.

The tariff includes all utilities, bed linen, bath and pool towels. Please note : French taxes will need to be paid upon arrival. If your stay is longer than one week, a change of linen and towels will be provided at the end of first week stay.

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About the property

Beautiful gite in rural France

With a sleeping capacity of 19, Tillac is the perfect place to holiday with extended family and friends. We have capacity for grandparents, parents and the grand children. We offer a choice of 2 beautiful Gites (Fauvette sleeps up to 8) and (Souris sleeps 6) in a converted Charentaise barn and a courtyard cottage (Alouette sleeps 5). The Gites are set in a couple of acres of gardens with flowers beds, shrubs, fruit trees and extensive lawn. The centre of the garden has an large secure pool area that has a fabulous pear shaped heated 11m x 7m pool. Fauvette has an expansive lounge and dining area with double height ceiling with a rap around mezzanine leading to the three very large bedrooms. Souris sleeps 6 in three bedrooms (double and 2 twins). Fauvette and Souris can be let as one complete unit via an internal inter-connecting door, making it ideal for large parties of friends and family up to 14 people. Fauvette and Souris have upstairs and downstairs shower/WC facilities and a downstairs utility room. Alouette sleeps 5 in two bedrooms in a separate building in the secluded courtyard. The secure pool area is set in the centre of the garden with a beautiful large pear shaped heated pool with roman steps for easy access. The pool has a uniform depth of 1.25m making it ideal for non-swimmers who merely wish to cool off, and has ample sun loungers, parasols and small tables. There is ample private parking in the grounds for all guests. The properties are equipped with free WIFI internet access, satellite HD TV/DVD and use of our collection of DVD's, books and games.

Whilst being in a rural hamlet location, local amenities are within driving distance.The town of Mouthe-sur-Boeme is a 5 minute drive away, with Blanzac and Villebois-Lavalette about 15 minutes drive. The fortified hilltop town of Angouleme is a 20 minute drive, Cognac about 30 minutes and the Atlantic coastal sand beaches, about an hour.

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Property Manager
Stephen and Catherine
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Stephen and Catherine

We spent over 2 years, countless hours of internet browsing and several visits to find Tillac in beautiful Charente. We have the opportunity to share the property and surrounding's with family, friends and future guests who we are sure will enjoy it as much as we do.

Stephen and Catherine purchased this barn in 2017

Why Stephen and Catherine chose Plassac-Rouffiac

The heated pool allows us to operate an extended summer season with temperatures in the mid 20c to the end of September. With little or no light, noise and air pollution, Tillac is a place of peace and tranquility in which to relax and unwind during your holiday vacation. Whilst being located in a small hamlet in a countryside location, the village of Mouthe-sur-Boeme is a short 4 km drive away. Villebois Lavalette with it's chateau is within a 15 minute country lane drive.

What makes this barn unique

Tillac consists of two Gites, a cottage and owners accommodation. Families who have a dream to holiday together can rent the 2 Gites (capacity 14) which have a connecting door or extend that to include the cottage making the capacity 19. Holidaying together will create a truly fabulous family holiday experience and everlasting memories.

We fell in love with this property because of the peace and tranquility, the clean air and country location that make Tillac a great place to relax in a stress free environment. Clear night skies, Crain and Swallow bird migrations and a varied garden are ideal for photographers, nature lovers and painters alike.

The surrounding country lanes and pretty villages provide mile upon mile of opportunity for walkers/hikers and cyclists

Guestbook comments from the manager

Please visit our private website by clicking on the link further below this website page and click on our guest book page to view some of our guests' comments.

A few un-edited examples are here :-

"What a fantastic 2 weeks we've had. Beautiful gite-very comfortable and everything we needed. Stunning views and great pool the boys loved. How lucky to have such great people next door-many an evening spent enjoying wine and conversation and great food....not forgetting the great pool volleyball of course. And a big thank you to Steve and Rosemary for your company too and help with all things French!!"

"Lovely relaxing holiday in well equipped gite. Great hosts. Rosemary and Steve made us so welcome and ensured we had everything we needed. What a wonderful place to make some wonderful memories. Fab! :) "

"This is wonderful accommodation, beautifully clean and such a lovely rural setting. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant and for being so helpful with directions and recommendations for places to see."
Oct 2013
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Booking Notes:
A refundable Damage Deposit of 250€ or GBP will be required to be paid with the outstanding balance 4 weeks prior to commencement of the rental period. The deposit will be returned within 3 bank working days subject to satisfactory inspection of property and inventory.

The pool is only open to guests between May and mid September weather permitting


Changeover Day:
During the high season (July and August), changeover day is Saturday. All other periods can be flexible on request.
Guests are requested not to arrive before 5 p.m. and to depart by 10 a.m. during High Season, as changeover period is very busy for us.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Plassac-Rouffiac in Charente

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Children under 14 are not allowed in the pool area without an adult present
  • There is a No Smoking policy inside any of the properties or within the secure pool area
  • Naked flames (candles) are not allowed to be lit or taken inside the gites
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , There are also 2 fold up single beds
  • Fauvette has three large bedrooms, a large double with views out onto the garden and two twin bedrooms. We also have two single fold out day beds that can expand the capacity to 8.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Each gîte boasts 3 double-size bedrooms, 2 shower rooms with wash basin/WC, separate utility rooms equipped with washing machine, clothes airer, iron/ironing board, vacuum cleaner etc., French style bespoke fully equipped kitchens with hob/oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster/kettle, coffee cafetière, a full range of utensils/crockery and stunning open-plan dining-sitting rooms. Double-glazed doors open from the sitting area on to separate private terraces, each equipped with garden furniture, BBQ's and awesome countryside views beyond the heated pool to enjoy that well-deserved 'al-fresco' dining. The large 1.5 acre garden boasts attractive flower beds to enjoy, with room for a variety of games including table tennis on the quality outdoor table and a boules court. For the less energetic and for those preferring to relax and let the world go by, the pool area awaits you with ample sun loungers around it, so do the hammocks which are carefully placed under the fruit trees. Outside: The property is situated in 1.5 acres of garden with several flower beds, a boules court, shared heated swimming pool which has a uniform depth of 1.25m and measures 11m x 7m and the grounds have adequate parking for all guests. Each property has its' own private terrace with garden furniture, parasol and BBQ for that 'al fresco' dining. A building attached to the property contains a room where outdoor games are stored, and a further separate room used to store your refuse.


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Fauvette - 3 bed converted barn gite and fabulous heated pool
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Excellent family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We rented the two largest gites that can be if you wish inter-connected for a large group of family and friends age ranging from 70yrs to 16 months. We had a marvellous time and the swimming pool was a big bonus. This is a lovely spacious gite with beautiful grounds and wide ranging views. It is a very quiet area and no evening eateries nearby but we were quite happy sitting outside in the evenings, drinking wine and watching the glorious sunsets.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback Caroline, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Tillac. Stephen and Catherine
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Fantastic gite, fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of gites in France and this was the best yet. Steve and Rosemary (on site) were attentive but respectful of privacy and always on hand to advise of a good day trip! They really embraced our families and kept the site in perfect order. The gites themselves were clearly a labour of love, the views fantastic and the location perfect. We'd thoroughly recommend to families of all ages. The only problem was getting the children away from the pool to explore the region!

Thanks again to you both x

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write this very favourable review of your stay with us. We are very pleased that you all had a wonderful time and we would certainly welcome your return sometime in the future. Best wishes Steve & Rosemary Andrews
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Worth spoiling yourself

  • 5 of 5

How amazing to see 12 faces light up, after an 11 hour car journey, on arrival at this fantastic Gite. Warmly welcomed by Rosemary and Steve who were a fountain of knowledge throughout our stay offering recommendation of places to visit and venture to. The Gite was immaculate and offered our group of 6 adults and 6 children (72 years old to 11 years) ample accommodation as well as every facility and utensil we would need for our self catered stay. The Gite is set in ideallic surrounding with a stunning outlook over the pool to the corn and sunflower fields beyond. The pool, which is meticulously maintained through Steve's attention, is stunning and our whole group were more than happy to spend the vast majority of our stay just lazing around the edge, dipping to cool off or even adventuring in for a game of water volleyball. The area is quite and a car is very much needed to get to shops and restaurants, I enjoyed visiting La Couronne and spending hours just walking around the huge Auchan supermarket where you can buy just about anything and the commercial area surrounding it has places to eat (kids always like a visit to McDonalds no matter where you are and they were not disappointed!). I would obviously fully recommend this Gite (home) to anyone and would certainly visit again. Steve and Rosemary are fantastic hosts and certainly made our stay something we will always remember and look back on with very fond memories.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Steve & Rosemary Andrews
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Bordeaux, Merignac
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
478 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Angoulême TGV
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Saint George de Didonne
Car: necessary


St George de Didonne (1h30) is our closest beach and is well worth the journey, so take a picnic. A short distance further on will take you to Royan, which has 3 separate beaches, numerous boutiques and a multitude of restaurants.


AIR: We are well placed for airports and low cost airlines fly to Bordeaux (1h15), Poitiers (1h30), Limoges (1h15), Bergerac (1h40), whilst La Rochelle is further afield (2h10).

TRAIN : Angouleme TGV station is 20 mins drive away, which connects to Paris (2h40) or Lille for onward travel on Eurostar to the UK.

By Road/Ferry: St.Malo ferry port is approx 4-5 hours drive from the property.

Via Channel Tunnel: Tillac-Gîtes is about 7 hours from the Calais terminal.

Use of car essential.

Further Details:

Mouthiers-sur Boëme, our picturesque local village is a mere 5 mins away by car and can cater for all your immediate needs, having bar/tabac/restaurant, post office, bank, doctor, dentist, 2 hairdressers, high-class charcuterie, mini market, boulangerie, pharmacy, shoe shop. Large supermarkets (by car) are 15 mins away at Villebois Lavalette, La Couronne and Chateauneuf.

Further afield can be found Brantome-sur-Dronne (known as the Venice of the Dordogne), a picturesque village brimming with bars/restaurants, boutiques with canoeing available for all the family.

Aubeterre is also worth a visit, with its' hilltop position, winding narrow streets, a square with bar/restaurants, antique shops etc. Canoeing/swimming is also avai

lable at the man-made beach on the R.Dronne located at the base of the village.

Angouleme, the capital of the Department, is a must if you are after bars/restaurants, boutiques, river cruises, museums