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Le Tournesol large 17th Century Farmhouse private Pool

Farmhouse in Poitou Charentes Bordeaux Cognac St Emilion France - Bedrooms: 7 - Sleeps: 14 ID 3881  
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The upper terrace and pool
View of the 500 sq ft lounge
The large family room, one of 7 bedrooms
One of the two kitchens


DISCOUNT FOR LONG STAY - If you book for two weeks you will receive a 5% deposit on the total booking amount, book for two consecutive weeks in high season and we will increase the discount to a total of �440, which is equivalent to a 10% discount

This beautifully renovated spacious house, which is full of character, has many stone walls and beamed ceilings. It is uniquely situated opposite a night-lit 12th Century church (only used for an occasional funeral these days) and 13th Century turreted Chateau (not open to the public). Set in a quiet rural hamlet, amidst the beautiful rolling sunflower fields and vineyards of the Charente, you are well positioned for touring this lovely region (Angouleme, Cognac and the wine regions of Bordeaux, and St Emilion are a short drive away). Of course you may choose to just relax the days away soaking up the sun in the loungers by the pool, while the children enjoy the pool and garden.

The private pool is 8M x 4m and for safety is fenced and has a pool alarm. Although not heated it does have a thermal cover, which means that it stays warm in a normal summer.

7 well appointed bedrooms and 5 bathrooms make this property an ideal option for a large family gathering, a group of friends getting together, or two or three families sharing a holiday, or perhaps one family that wants to have plenty of individual space.

The house has two kitchens, both fully equipped (one with a large fireplace and wood burning stove) and with tables that will seat 6/8 people. The kitchens both lead out to the large back garden, which has paved terraces, a stone barbecue and 8mX4m swimming pool.

The 500 square foot lounge, has a large fireplace reaching up to the cathedral ceiling some 30 feet above, it is a great place to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the village, especially at night as the view out of the windows in the exposed stone walls is of the night lit Church and Chateau opposite.

The lounge also has a minstrels gallery which is a lovely area to sit quietly and read or just take a nap and provides a lovely comfortable area to relax in while the children of all ages enjoy the games and TV room.

A large formal atmospheric dining room seats 14 and gives the option of having all of your group sitting down at one time to make dinners a special event, although you may wish to have less formal dinners and snacks either around the large table on the outside terrace or in the smaller tables in one of the kitchens.

There are two upstairs areas and these both have three bedrooms and two bathrooms, there is another additional bedroom (with two double beds) and a large family bathroom on the ground floor.

Visit our website to see lots of pictures of the house and its facilites.


The loisir at Brossac is 10 minutes away. This is a site set around a man made lake which, in addition to playing on or in the water, offers horse riding, walking and other outdoor activities. There is also a good restaurant on site.

An adventure park has opened recently and is about 2 or 3 miles from the house, this offers, ATV and Jet Ski hire as well as a number of other activities.

Another popular family venue is the old town of Aubeterre, which has a number of good shops and restaurants on a river setting. There is a beach alongside the river and other guests have mentioned that they enjoyed renting Kayaks here to paddle on the river.

For a taste of the seaside the Atlantic beaches are about an hour's drive away.

For shopping there are supermarkets in both Chalais and Barbezieux, basic shops in Brossac and there are also markets in many of the local towns every week, see our website for full details.

Visiting the towns of Cognac and Jarnac gives an introduction to Brandy making, the drive through Segonzac takes you through some of the most beautiful vine growing areas of the region and provides the chance to sample or purchase the locally produced Pineau for which the region is well known. The medieval town of Angouleme is another lovely place to spend a day.

Bordeaux is about 50 miles away and is a large city with an interesting and lively centre, it is an enjoyable and interesting place to shop and tour.

The wine regions of the Northern Dordogne, notably St Emilion and Pomerol make another good day or half day trip, St Emilion is a lovely old town and has many "degustations" to sample the local wine.

The Lascaux Cave paintings, one of the major sites of European civilization, can be found about an hour and a half from the house. These incredible caves were discovered some 70 years ago and house some of the most extraordinary paleolithic paintings in the world.

Further afield the Futuroscope theme park at Poitiers is about 2 hours drive and provides a great day out at one of the premier theme parks in Europe.

Property summary

Location - Poitou Charentes Bordeaux Cognac St Emilion France

Property Type - Farmhouse
Sleeps up to - 14
Number of Bedrooms - 7
Single Beds - 6
Double Beds - 6

Bathrooms - 5
Toilets - 5
Swimming Pool - Private
Smoking - Not allowed
Pets - Allowed

Home amenities

Baby high chair, Baby cot, Barbecue, 5 Bath(s), Board games, Books, Cable or satellite TV, Coffee maker, Free standing stove/cooker, Dishwasher, DVD, Free standing fan(s), Fireplace, Separate freezer, Separate fridge, Combined fridge/freezer, Games for children, Hairdryer, Heating, Iron, Ironing board, Kettle, Outdoor furniture, 5 Shower(s), Stereo, Toaster, Tumble Dryer, Local TV, Vacuum Cleaner, VCR, Washing Machine,

Nearby activities

Canoeing, Cycling, Golf, Hiking, Horse riding, Jet skiing, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Water sports,

Area information

Amusement park 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Bank 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Boat trips 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Golf club 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Historical site less than 50 m / 55 yds,   Hospital 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Municipal swimming pool 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Museum 30 km / 18.6 miles,   Nature Park 5 km / 3.1 miles,   Pharmacy 5 km / 3.1 miles,   Port 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Restaurant 2.5 km / 1.55 miles,   River/lake 5 km / 3.1 miles,   Sea 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Shops 5 km / 3.1 miles,   Town centre 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Train station 30 km / 18.6 miles,   Vineyard 5 km / 3.1 miles,  

Rental rates

From To Price GBP Rental period   
27 June 15 11 July 15 1645week
11 July 1530 August 152195 week
30 August 15 12 September 15 1645 week
12 September 15 30 October 15 1245 week 200night
14 September 14 21 October 14 1245 week 200night
Christmas 13 New Year 14 1995 week
2 May 15 27 June 15 1245 week 200night

Rental Notes

Weeks are Saturday - Saturday during high season, but outside of the high season we have a minimum of 4 nights and need not be for full weeks, we are happy to wotk with you to book the house for a period that meets your needs.

Booking deposit - 25%
Balance to be paid - 2 months prior to arrival.
Refundable security deposit - GBP 350GBP

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Contact details for owner of property ID 3881 - Steve McAllister-Pell Advertised since: 1 January 2007

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