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Tastefully Restored Charentaise Farmhouse With Private Pool



Updated: 28-Sep-2016
Chaunay, Vienne. Peaceful Hamlet only a 2 Minutes cycle away from local shops

The house has been restored to a very high standard and benefits from oil fired central heating, which makes it ideal for winter or summer rental. Outside there is a rustic covered dining

area/BBQ area, extensive gardens with a 9x4 fully enclosed pool with underwater lighting and sun terrace, there is also a large courtyard to the front of the property. Bikes are available on request. The area benefits from lovely walks through tranquil country lanes, surrounded by woodlands and sunflower fields.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have holidayed in France over the last 20 years, the last 8yrs on my motorcycle. I love the outdoor life, cycling, walking and kayaking and have enjoyed exploring different regions. I decided on Poitou Charentes because not only does it fit in with the things I love doing but the area has such easy access by air,rail and road, making it a very easy place to come and stay.

The area is awash with sunflower fields and in the spring/summer there are some excellent country lanes for cyclists and walkers alike.

I love nothing better than sharing my home with family and friends and will be easily at hand for my rental guests if any problems should arise.

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Speaks English, Basic French

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


A peaceful, rustic farmhouse in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from a wonderful week spent at Les Cerisiers. Robert, the owner, was very hospitable ensuring that our stay was a very pleasant one. The farmhouse is very spacious, clean and with all the amenities at hand. Our children really enjoyed swimming in the pool, playing in the extensive garden and playing table tennis. The Chaunay region is both peaceful, idyllic and is centrally located for a number of great family days out, eg. Futuroscope and La Vallee Des Singes. We would highly recommend this property to anyone considering a holiday in this part of France.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Incredibly homely with lots of little extras that make self catering easy. As well as the welcome pack there was a great selection of books, games, a cool box with ice blocks and little things like herbs and spices in the kitchen drawers.

A cot was already made up for us when we arrived and the house was lovely.

Thank you for making us so welcome

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Les Cerisiers, from the moment we arrived after a very warm welcome from Robert in an instant it was obvious we were going to have a wonderful stay. The property is beautifully maintained with lots of added extras that made us feel like we were home from home. Everywhere was very clean, I enjoy cooking as there was every utensil/pot/pan you could think of allowing us to be able to prepare meals comfortably. The pool and outdoor space was great and kept the children and adults entertained for hours. We couldn't rave about it enough with our family and friends getting lots of pictures immediately after we arrived because we were so enamoured with our choice. We are already planning to come back next year but for two weeks instead of one, not only was the rental inviting but the region is very charming. Thank you Robert for being so helpful and for letting us stay, we look forward to coming back (if you will have us!)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, well equipped family house

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us including four children under five enjoyed two weeks in the spacious farmhouse, everything we needed was provided and the owner Robert was on hand for any queries. Lovely pool and large safe garden to play in, we used the outside eating area every night. We visited markets, lakes and rivers all in the local area and cycled and walked in pretty countryside from the house. A lovely holiday for us all, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family holiday in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week in Les Cerisiers, the house is well-equipped, clean and spacious and the owner, Robert, was very friendly and helpful. Kids loved the pool and outside space. Local village is quiet, but has boulangerie, small supermarket, hotel/restaurant and small bar and can be cycled too on the bikes available to borrow.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Caroline, Thank you for your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed your holiday here at Les Cerisiers. Good luck in your new venture and I hope to see you all again in the future. Many thanks Robert
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From the Owner

I bought the property because I love the ease of access from all transport links and enjoy the mini micro climate the Poitiou Charentes area has to offer. Despite exploring further afield in France I always feel at home when I return to this area. A wonderful place to unwind and enjoy the real France.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers at 46 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Chaunay at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 389 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ruffec at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N10 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chaunay at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended


La Rochelle is 1.5 hr drive away. Which gives access to Ile de Re. Rochefort is 1.5 hr which gives access to Ile d'Oleron and Ile Madame


Poitiers airport is 35 mins drive away. La Rochelle, Limoges, Tours and Angouleme are within 1 1/2 hrs drive. Bordeaux and Nantes airports 2 hrs drive.

St Malo 3.5 - 4 hr drive. Caen 4.5 - 5 hr drive. Cherbourg 5 - 5.5 hr drive. Calais 6 hr drive. A car is essential for this area car hire is available from all airport terminals and from poitiers. Eurostar to Lille/ Paris and then TVG to Poitiers is also possible. We can also arrange pick up from airports and Train Stations if needed.


The village of Chaunay is situated 2km away which has a small supermarket, pharmacie, two boulangeries and a bar/tabac. Civray, Sauze Vaussais and Poitiers are within 15 - 30 mins drive for larger supermarkets. Lots of local markets are within 10-30 mins drive. La Valle des Sainges (large monkey park) and futurescope are great days out for all ages. The choice is endless.

Further Details:

Ruffec. Mansle, Melle, Niort, Le Marais Poitevin, Angouleme, Montmorillon, Cognac and Bordeaux are all lovely areas to explore with a wealth of history and interesting cultures, all details can be found within an orange folder provided for guests in the house.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 8
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday. We kindly ask guests to arrive at the property no sooner than 3pm and vacate the property before 10 am on departure day.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/maid service:
All bed linen and bath towels are provided at no extra cost. We kindly ask guests to respect the property contents during their stay and leave the property clean and tidy. Deposit payments will not be refunded if the property is left in a mess.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

A fully equipped kitchen and lounge area allows for ease with large parties, the rear garden is extensive with plenty of space and safe playing area for children, there is also a large gravelled area out the back of the property by the outside eating area for the more competitive person wishing to play boules. There is also a large enclosed courtyard to the front of the property with plenty of parking. The village of Chaunay benefits from a small supermarket, 2 boulangeries, a bar/tabac. pharmacie and a hotel , all within a nice 15 minute stroll or 2 minute bike ride away.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main house has a large downstairs bathroom with separate shower, bath and twin hand basins. Downstairs toilet. Upstairs shower room with toilet and hand basin


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 + a cot ( 5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed Bedroom 2 with king size bed Bedroom 3 with twin beds Bedroom 4 with twin beds Bedroom 5 with double bed but can be set up as a twin 1 cot available


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: A hand book at the house offers many suggestions of places to visit, with some comments from past guests so whether you are wanting an action packed holiday or a quiet retreat you will not be disappointed. the pool and garden are maintained for you. We are on hand to contact if any problems should arise during your stay. Please note the pool is not usually in operation until late May. There is also a stair gate available for use if needed. Outside: All outdoor furniture is provided there is a large table and chairs situated under the rustic outdoor eating area. Sun loungers, table, chairs and parasol are for use within the pool area, a seating area is also provided in the front courtyard. A barbecue is provided for guests Utility Room: There is a fully plumbed in washing machine located in the large downstairs bathroom

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