Located in the bustling town of Ruffec, this unique town house transports you back to a bygone era. With its ornate high ceilings, tall interior doors and marble fire places, a holiday here will offer you a truly authentic French experience!
Arranged over 3 floors and accessed by a fine sweeping staircase, the rooms throughout are light and spacious. It offers both a dining and living area, separate kitchen, four bedrooms (sleeping up to 11), two bathrooms and a charming private walled garden.
The house is very well situated in Ruffec, just 200 meters from the TGV station with easy links to Paris. The centre of town with all its amenities is just a five-minute walk away.
Unrestricted, on street parking is available outside the property.
We have friends who live locally so any needs can be met; whether it be advice on the local area or queries about the house. We are four siblings who own the house (based in the UK) and all available by phone or email, during and leading up to your stay.
Ruffec has been a busy and prosperous town in the Charente region for over a thousand years. Although small, it provides all the services and benefits of a large city. There is a good selection of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants in town all just a short walk away. Ruffec also has a local cinema (occasionally showing English language films), a theatre and an ongoing programme of cultural events and entertainment. The Romanesque church of Saint André with its remarkable carved façade depicting the Ascension is worth a visit. The stunning town of Verteuil is also not to be missed, with its stunning castle, fishing spots and chocolate brioche to die for. You will want to take your camera!
Sea-lovers are close to Royan and La Rochelle as well as the beautiful island, Ile De Re. One of France’s most visited attractions, La Vallée des Singes, is a short drive away (20 km).
The historic university city of Poitiers and nearby Futuroscope, and Limoges, famous for its porcelain can all be reached in under an hour.
You can explore many of the historical sites and beauty spots on foot, or by bicycle. The more adventurous may also enjoy kayaking down the river Charente from the popular nearby La Rejallant, just a few kilometres away. This is also a fabulous swimming spot in the summer months and has a fantastic restaurant on site for ice-creams, drinks, lunch and dinner. Picnic benches available to use for packed lunches and small BBQs allowed on site.