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

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Souris - 3 bed converted barn gite with fabulous heated pool

Fabulous 3 bed gite in the centre of the Charentaise barn with open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. Tiled throughout the ground floor with Italian tiles, double doors open out onto a private patio area facing onto the garden with pool and countryside views. Upstairs the master bedroom is a double with 2 twin bedrooms. All bedrooms have wooden floors, open faced stone walls and oak ceiling beams.

The fully equipped french style kitchen has electric oven/hob, a dishwasher, a fridge-freezer, microwave, cafetière, utensils, crockery, cutlery etc.

Downstairs is completed by a utility room and a shower/WC. Utility room has a washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes airer, cleaning materials, vacuum cleaner, washing basket. There are upstairs and downstairs shower rooms with basin and WC.

Entertainment is provided by an HD television (English), Freeview Box and DVD player and extensive DVD library, plus games, books and magazines.

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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 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

Souris - 3 Feb 2018. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Lovely place to stay. Clean and spacious accommodation. Well equipped, everything you need is there. Nice views and a peaceful location. Owners are very welcoming and friendly and also have a good knowledge of things to do and see. Would happily stay there again.
Feb 2018
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Booking Notes:
Reserving either gîte requires a completed Booking Form, which can be downloaded from our private website or sent to you by email, together with a 20% non-refundable deposit. The balance, plus a refundable* Damage Deposit of 250€ or £250 will be required 6 weeks prior to commencement of the rental period.
*subject to satisfactory inspection of property and inventory.

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 Souris - 3 bed converted barn gite with fabulous heated poolin Plassac-Rouffiac in Charente

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No smoking inside the properties or pool area
  • No food or drink in the pool area
  • Children under 12 not allowed in the pool area without an adult
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • A large double with views and two twin bedrooms. Fold up cots are available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
Notes on accommodation: 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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Souris - 3 bed converted barn gite with fabulous heated pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Lovely stay beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and made good use of the swimming pool.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Caroline, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Tillac. We would welcome further feedback and suggestions for improvements via email to Hope to perhaps welcome you and your family again at some point in the future. Thanks Stephen &Catherine
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Tilac Gites

  • 5 of 5

Both Steve & Rosemary make exceptional hosts. Extremely friendly and approachable. The Gites are simply amazing. Very clean, well cared for and well kitted out for every eventuality. Outdoor catering is a must in the courtyard, and views over the pool and countryside are simply to die for. This was our second time visiting and already planning a third in a year or so. Plenty do around the area, remote, but pleasant. Don't let the size put you off as the Gites split up into smaller accommodations, but also great for large parties. I can't praise the whole experience enough!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this positive review, which has been justified by the care and attention we give to the gites and visiting clients. We would always welcome your return visit sometime in the future.
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 1 year old daughter had a wonderful holiday at the Souris gîte. The property was very clean and beautifully presented inside and the gardens and pool were perfect to relax in. We enjoyed having BBQs on the patio in the evening, and playing table tennis. The location was great as there were so many towns and villages to visit, all within a short drive. Steve and Rosemary were extremely friendly and helpful and always on hand for any questions we had. We would definitely go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the property, facilities and local places of interest to visit. We were delighted to have you stay and we look forward to your return here sometime in the future. Kind regards from Steve and 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


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