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Large farmhouse/ villa, private pool, with enclosed garden.

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Summer holiday rental, french farmhouse/ large villa, private pool.

This delightful charentaise farmhouse/ villa, which is ideal for summer holiday rentals, overlooks open countryside, sunflower fields and vineyards. The 5 bedroom farmhouse, totally renovated for holiday rentals, maintains a warm traditional feel with exposed beams, mellow stone walls and polished wooden floors. The holiday home offers great accommodation for couples, families or families sharing, sleeping up to 11 people plus a baby. The simply furnished bedrooms in a French country style overlook the walled garden and 10 x 5 swimming pool. The large fully equipped family size kitchen is perfect for recreating local French cuisine or early morning petit dejeneuer. The barn adjacent to the house is home to the bicycles, badminton net, table tennis table, tennis rackets, boules, pool inflatables and inflatable canoe. The large open barn offers shade from the midday sun but is also convenient for evening dining. Enjoy your holiday at our french farmhouse in the Charente countryside.

Events in the local area: Locally there are events planned throughout the year

Circuits des Remparts, Angouleme September

Classic motor car racing around the historical city of Angouleme.

Les Vacances de Monsieur Haydn, La Roche Posay, Vienne

Festival of classical and chamber music held in La Roche Posay, Vienne. A series of four headline events and a hundred short performances, free of charge, by young musicians, high quality amateurs and students.

Grand Pavois, La Rochelle September

A major event in the boating industry. It's the only International boat show registered by an association and led by professionals for professionals.

Golf: 18 hole golf course at St Brice, Royan, Angouleme, Saintes, Cognac, and another course at La Preze near Montbron. Please see our website for more details

Beaches: Forty kilometers of glorious sandy beaches at La Rochelle and Royan are just over one hour’s drive away as is the Gironde estuary with its charming fishing villages. Both are recommended resorts for day visits. The shopping in La Rochelle is particularly good as are the restaurants.

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Roz Puliston
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Turkish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Roz Puliston

Hi. My name is Roz and I'm from England. I spent my teenage years at school in Malaysia and strangely enough developed my interest in French whilst there. Having visited France every year for many, many years, I fell in love with La Maison Charentaise when I first saw it, and hope you will love it just as much during your visit.

Roz Puliston purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Roz Puliston chose Barbezières

It was my first visit to The Charente and I fell in love with the house when I first saw it. A few months later I was living there. La Maison Charentaise is now a holiday home and a place where people have visited time and time again, because of its charm and relaxing atmosphere. Chill out by the pool, read a book under the fig tree with a martini, wine or coffee if you prefer, take a cycle ride around the countryside or a nice evening stroll. Pop down to the horse riding school or maybe go wine tasting. It's a great place just for relaxing at home, or visiting the other areas of the Dordogne, the beaches, Bordeaux, the Vienne or Limousin if you like to see a little of the area.

What makes this farmhouse unique

I guess I just liked the style of the mellow sandstone walls of the Charentaise house. It's quite private, with gated access and high walls. The pool was a bonus and now we have outdoor table tennis and an indoor snooker table together with other sporting equipment - a treadmill and a stepper if you want to keep up with your excercise!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Barbezières in Charente

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • All bedrooms have exposed beams, a feature stone brick wall and polished wooden floors. The rooms are light and airy with views across the open counrtyside. All bedrooms supplied with linen, dressing gowns, pool towels, duvets and pillows unless you are taking a special offer where the price has been substantially reduced. If you would like to take your own items during the special offer periods that's fine, otherwise the additional cost in the special offer periods would be £10 per person and you will be provided with all linen and towels necessary etc.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Large farmhouse/ villa, private pool, with enclosed garden.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Fantastic family home

  • 4 of 5

Family retreat like no other we have stayed at. It has great garden, big bedrooms great games room with entertainment for all the family .can't wait to go back.

The owners have it set up and organised very well so the minute you walk in there's a manual for the house with local knowledge too of what is on where with directions. The pool is crystal clear and kept well.

Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for the quality quiet french get away

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our holiday in France 2011

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful, if a bit remote. The pictures were very accurate.

The plus side was the beautiful countryside surrounding the house and the lovely house itself.

The downside was that with 2 teenage girls and 2 twenty somethings it would have been better for them if there had been somewhere near that they could visit bars without driving to it.

The lack of working WiFi was also a major disappointment to the teenagers as their blackberries weren't enabled. If they could have used the computers we took with us, it would have been a lot better!

As a family we loved the evenings cooking barbecues, listening to music on the I pods and playing games.

The grounds were ideal for ball games. The neighbours were very understanding when balls went over the wall to next door.

The best experience was when the local mayor invited us to the local Bastille day celebrations in the village hall. We met some ex pats who were happy with their lives in the area.

Must see places were Cognac, where a jazz festival was on. Live Music in the town areas and an open air concert in the park. The distillery was an experience which all enjoyed.

The other place we loved was La Rochelle where we had a wonderful Seafood meal on the harbour front.

I would recommend the property for families with young children and couples on holiday in groups. Not so good for the offspring in the age grou of our family.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect place for a relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with this french farmhouse on the edge of Barazieres. It was very clean and really well maintained and decorated..The outside barn was fab for eating outside in the shade, followed by a table tennis tornament or even a swim in the pool. The surrounding farmland of sunflower fields and vineyards were really lovely and could be enjoyed on a bike ride .Cognac was well worth the visit as was La Rochelle .But if you just wanted to stay at home there were plenty of sun loungers and also a really big garden for games of rounders. Overall this property was beautiful .I would reccommend this property to anyone who needs to unwind,

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Les Sables-d'Olonne
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Le Beau Rivage and Le Marmite - both good restaurants
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
285 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
N10 Mansle
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Verdille & Aigre
Nearest Beach
58 Miles
Royan & La Rochelle
Car: necessary

La Maison Charentaise, is situated in the lovely counrtyside village of Barbezieres close to the market town of Aigre and a leisurely drive through the countryside to the riverside towns of Jarnac and Cognac in the Poitou Charentes region of France. It is easy to reach the coast of La Rochelle and the beaches of Royan for a day trip. The Cathedral City of Angouleme( capital of the Charente) is the home of the classic car Race du Ramparts and has many bars and cafes spilling onto the narrow cobbled streets that will take you on enjoyable walks around this fascinating city that dates back to the 9th century. 18 hole golf courses are available at St Brice, Royan, Cognac and Saintes. Fishing and water sports are available along the banks of the river Charente or why not take a pony trek into the countryside. The farmhouse is set in the shadow of a small 13th century Chateau. Have a lovely holiday in the Charente countryside Bon Vacances!

Other Activities: Kayaking and canoeing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Barbezières, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer - pool and lazy spa
25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September hols!
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September hols offer!
16 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
January 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 4 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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