16th Century French Farmhouse Near Beautiful Villages. With Large Private Swimming Pool
Tranquil Rural Location Among Fields Of Sunflowers, Yet Close To Villages Bars, Cafes, Restaurants
Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms)
La Marteille is a gorgeous 16th century French Farmhouse situated in its own 3 acre grounds. The large private swimming pool is situated in secluded gardens but you will have a wonderful view over the medieval village of St Privat des Pres. The estate is itself surrounded by fields of sunflowers, corn and the special deep brown cattle grazing in the meadows. The property has a wonderful sunny aspect all day long, but there is shade in the small wood, or the magnificent centuries old oak, and the graceful weeping willow.
Prices Currency Conversion
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 January 2013 - 30 April 2013||£950||7|
|1 May 2013 - 5 July 2013||£2495||7|
|6 July 2013 - 31 August 2013||£2950||7|
|1 September 2013 - 2 November 2013||£2495||7|
|3 November 2013 - 2 May 2014||£950||7|
|3 May 2014 - 4 July 2014||£2495||7|
|5 July 2014 - 30 August 2014||£2950||7|
Change over is Saturday in peak season.
Outside of the peak season, other change over days can be arranged.
|Bedrooms:||Bedroom 1 - double bed (downstairs)
Bedroom 2 - double bed (with modern collapsable cot if required)
Bedroom 3 - double bed
Bedroom 4 - double bed
Bedroom 5 - 2x single beds (downstairs)
Bedroom 6 - 2x single beds
|Bathrooms:||Bathroom 1 - Bath with shower attached, and Toilet (upstairs)
Bathroom 2 - Shower enclosure, and Toilet (downstairs)
Bathroom 3 - Bath with shower attached and Toilet (upstairs)
Bathroom 4 - Shower enclosure, and Toilet (downstairs)
|Kitchen:||Kitchen 1 - 4 ring hob, grill, oven: dishwasher, fridge, microwave, kettle, kitchen table,
Kitchen 2 - 4 ring hob, grill, oven: washing machine, freezer, fridge, kettle, clothes dryer, iron & board, kitchen table
'Internet Cafe' - with WiFi Broadband
|Living Rooms:||Lounge 1 - overlooking swimming pool. Large satellite TV, DVD with video library, CD player, games, books,
Lounge 2 - overlooking courtyard, log burning stove, books, games.
|All Bed Linen is provided. Hand towels in bathrooms. Fresh linen is provided after each week if you are staying for 2 weeks or more.|
private pool (for sole use of guests)
hob/stove oven fridge/freezer fridge microwave dishwasher washing machine iron/ironing board
satellite tv tv internet access room fans cot high chair
|Suitability:||children welcome suitable for elderly|
|Location Type:||river rural|
Notes on accommodation
This 16th century French Farmhouse has been lovingly renovated to offer a high specification of luxury accommodation. There are hand-painted tiles in the showers, and in the kitchen. Each bedroom has its own discrete style that captures the mood of this wonderful French farmhouse - bare timbers, little nooks and crannies, old wooden doors.
- suitable for children and elderly, wheelchair accessible, 2 bedrooms downstairs, 2 showers/toilets downstairs.
- non smoking only
- no pets
A tranquil rural location set in 3 acre estate with gated entrance.
The Farmhouse is nestled between attractive secluded gardens that will provide a tranquil setting to your holiday.
Private swimming pool (large 6m x 12m)
Beautiful Courtyard for outside dining (large hardwood table & chairs)
Large stone BBQ
Superb views over the medieval village - 11th Century church, chateau, & priory.
Sunloungers and seats at the swimming pool, picnic tables
Tennis Court in the village (its great, newly built but hardly ever used)
Aubeterre is 5 mins drive away. Officially one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has a sandy river beach with children's playgrounds, restaurants and cafes. Also, about 10 mins drive is St Aulaye, with another sandy river beach and a children' large water slide.
The Atlantic coast is a good day trip (about 2 hours drive) with Royan, and the Dune of Pyla at the Bay of Arcachon with the highest sand dunes in Europe.
Golf course (9 holes) about 15 mins drive
How to get there
Airports - Bergerac & Angouleme, are both less than 1 hours drive away. Bordeaux airport is just over 1 hour. All airports with car hire.
Fast TGV train from London to Angouleme - pick up a hire car from Angouleme centre.
Driving - an easy drive from Caen, St Malo, and Le Havre. A longer drive from Calais, but now nearly all motorway (and avoids Paris), and can be easily done in one day.
Aubeterre - 5 minutes drive (kayak, sandy river beach, restaurants, cafes, bars)
St Privat des Pres - a stroll away (local shop, bakers, butchers, bar, 2 museums)
Riberac Friday market - 10 mins drive
St Aulaye - 5 mins drive (sandy river beach, restaurants, cafes, bars)
Bourdeilles (24 miles)
Brantome (30 miles)
Cognac (49 miles)
St Emilion (35 miles)
Lascaux cave paintings (87 miles)
Within a stroll of St Privat des Pres, with its local shop (fresh bread daily, groceries, fruit & veg), local bar, butchers. Two very interesting museums, one of village life through the ages, another of maquette of castles and churches). A 10th century church, priory and Chateau.
Aubeterre, a short drive away, is a bustling village with cafes, restaurants, and an ancient underground church dug into the rock.
Price per week for up to 12 people.
During mid and low season smaller groups are welcome for a reduced rate.
For booking and further information
Send an enquiry to the owner
Property Ref FR11521
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 07446846339
Alternate Contact Details:
(FRANCE) +33 0553912713
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