This is a delightful country property which is used as a holiday second home by the owners. It is furnished and equipped to provide all home comforts in a beautiful setting surrounded by vineyards and mature woodland, it is within walking distance of the beautiful Charente river and valley. We have always maintained a high standard of facilities in the house. One of the comments we get frequently is how well it is equiped and furnished.When we stay there we want the same ambience as at home and that is what we try to provide for our guests. This is a large property with 5 bedrooms and sufficient space for up 12 people. The house is built on 2 levels with an upper floor which consists of a large living area with open fire and doors opening onto a poolside terrace. This is a lovely bright area, flooded with sunlight in the morning. On this floor are 3 double bedrooms one with en-suite shower, a separate bathroom and toilet. The lower area is reached by a minstrel gallery staircase. The downstairs area consists of a second living area with open fire and a cosier feel as it is slightly smaller, this is where the TV is situated. This area remains cooler even on the hottest day as it doesn't have direct sunlight so can be a good place to keep cool.Leading off the lounge area is the dining area, a well equipped galley kitchen, 2 further double bedrooms and a shower room and toilet. The Garden is reached through patio doors and consists of a mature garden with several fruit trees and shaded areas to cool off in the summer sun. There is a built in BBQ in this area which is shaded and has a small table and chairs to sit at. The lower garden is terraced and goes down hill and to one side there is a bird watching hut. The terraces have become over grown but we are slowly regaining the area. We have not used the bird watching hut but the previous owner had it built for regular use. This area of the garden is fenced off but we leave the key in the house if you want to access this area but please supervise children as it is quite steep off the terrace. The property is secure with mature hedges and is accessed by a drive with security gates. The property is not over looked at all, very private and peaceful. The hamlet of Tourtron is right in the middle of the vineyards and sunflower fields. Very quiet and peaceful with some lovely walks around but very easy access to many other areas.
The house is built in the regions traditional style although only about 40 years old. The original house was extended some 30 years ago and doubled the accommodation size.The front of the house, upstairs is sunny all day long and this is where the swimming pool is sited. There is a paved area to one side and the rest is lawned. The side of the house is quite steep but accessible and again very sunny. The whole property is secure as the gates close off the drive and there are high hedges on all sides. We do have someone come in and maintain the pool while you are visiting, he lets you know when he is coming and will keep everything in good condition for you. Maintaining a swimming pool is very much an art.There is also a contact number for him if anything goes wrong and you need help.