A charming house with very generous proportions in an area rich in cognac vineyards, Romanesque art, river sports and good restaurants.
This handsome mid-19th century 'Maison de Maître' is located in a small peaceful hamlet 7km from the village of Châteauneuf-sur-Charente. The house once belonged to the family of the largest Cognac grower and the hamlet still has two Cognac growers who own most of the vineyards surrounding the hamlet. There are shops, services, cafés and a twice weekly market (Saturdays and Thursdays) in the village. There are good restaurants in the nearby villages of Bourg-Charente (30km) and St-Même-les-Carrières (16km). The beautiful town of Angoulême is just 19km away - it is noted for its stunning cathedral, museums and festivals all year round. The fine old towns of Cognac and Jarnac, home to the world-famous Cognac houses are also close by (32km and 22km)). The area offers a rich selection of Romanesque churches tucked away in picturesque villages. Popular Futuroscope is 90 minutes away.
The river Charente offers many activities in Châteauneuf (waterskiing, sandy beach for swimming, good fishing) and even closer at 3km in St-Simieux (swimming, canoeing). The sandy beaches of Royan (105km) and St-Georges-de-Didonne (108km) are about an hour and a half's drive away. There are tennis courts in Châteauneuf, horse riding at Roullet-Saint-Estèphe (8km), bike hire at Jarnac and canoeing at Vibrac (7.5km), as well as 18 hole golf courses in Angoûleme and Cognac.
Living room, dining room/kitchen, 1 bathroom with separate shower, 1 bathroom with wc, 1 shower room with wc, 2 double bedrooms each with additional single bed, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom
Washing machine, dishwasher, bed linen/bathroom towels included (weekly change 17 Euros per person), cot (no linen), cook and baby-sitting (subject to availability), no telephone, WiFi, satellite TV, DVD, video, barbecue, table tennis, boules