Dating from the 16th century, this charming family villa was once the centre of a Cognac estate. Now refurbished and converted into a spacious child-friendly home with badminton and table tennis, its position on a hillside in the southern Charente is perfect for touring the pretty towns, Romanesque churches and vineyards of the region.
The Charente claims to have among the most hours of sun in France, and the Atlantic coast has wonderful stretches of sandy beach. The beautiful town of Cognac is just 45 mins away, while the elegant port town of Bordeaux is only an hour' s drive. La Rochelle, offering boat trips to the islands of Oléron and Ré, is less than 2 hours drive.
The nearby village of Brossac has local shops. Just 10 minutes away, Chalais and Barbezieux-St-Hilaire each have an impressive chateau and weekly markets.
With it's large private pool and enclosed lawn, this Charentes family villa is ideal for a relaxing holiday.
Brossac 5 mins. Aubeterre 25 mins. Angouleme 30 miles. Cognac 45 mins. Bordeaux 1 hour. Royan and Atlantic coast 1 hour 30 mins. Golf 20 mins. Cycling, tennis & horse riding nearby.
Ground floor: Large living room , wood-burning fire.
Dining room , open fireplace.
TV room (TV, DVD, CD).
Kitchen , door to garden
Family bedroom (1.60m double and 0.90m single), French doors to garden, ensuite shower room . Guest WC.
Two staircases to split level first floor :
Family bedroom (1.40m double & 0.90m single), adjacent private bathroom , WC.
Family bedroom , (1.60m double & 0.90m single), ensuite shower room , WC.
Family bedroom (1.60m 4-poster bed & 0.90m single), ensuite shower room , WC.
2 twin bedrooms (0.90m) share family bathroom , WC.
Large grounds with enclosed lawn for children. Large pool, converted open barn with summer kitchen, barbecue, sauna, shower room. Badminton court, table tennis, trampoline (with safety net - use at own risk). Charming owners live in a separate, private house sharing only the driveway to the property.