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Spacious Detached Cottage with 5 meter Plunge Pool - Pets Welcome



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
2 double bedrooms, lounge/dining, tv room, kitchenette, shower room and pool

Le Figuier (Fig Tree) at Chez Bushell, is a tranquil Cottage in the heart of the Charente Countryside. But, within easy reach of Restaurants, Shops, Golf, The Lakes "Lacs de Haute Charente" with Beaches, Fishing and Watersports. Also many towns and villages with Markets and Vide Greniers (Boot Sales) and other Local Interest. Ideal base for several Chateaux, The Roman Spa at Chassenon, The WWII Martyr village at Oradour sur Glane, Cognac and the Cities of Limoges and Angouleme.

The cottage comprises a large living/dining room, kitchenette with fridge, 2 ring gas hob and a mini oven/grill and shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs you will find a spacious studio space with UK TV, DVD player and VHS player, 2 bedrooms - one with a king size bed, the other has a double bed.

Outside the cottage guests have their own patio overlooking the garden railway.

Shared use with just the owners of:- grounds, permanent barbecue, 5m plunge pool with solar shower and laundry facilities

Our own home is nearby and we are on hand to help with any aspect of your stay.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We moved to the Charente from the South of England in September 2006. Brian retired from his marketing business, but Caroline still works from time to time as an IT consultant both here and abroad.

Brian and Caroline are happy to help guests with any aspect of their stay and can interact as much or as little as guests desire!

Speaks English, French

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


perfect holiday, perfect property, perfect hosts

  • 5 of 5

Sitting at my desk in dreary London our stay in Chez Bushell seems a world away. The property is gorgrous, Brian and Caroline have managed to keep the character of the 200 year old barn with the twist of a few mod cons (wifi and TV perfect for watching some late night Olympics) With scorching weather we took full advantage of the pool. Every recommendation given to us whether a restaurant or town was top notch.

cant recommend enough

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed having Robyn, Tom, Jade and Tim stay with u, they are welcome back any time!
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Un moment hors du temps

  • 4 of 5

Un excellent séjour avec Brian, Caroline et Bubbles. Une maison spacieuse, un paysage magnifique, des chevaux, des poules, des chèvres... tout ce qu'il faut pour renouer avec le calme et la nature. Des hôtes charmants, disponibles qui nous ont permis de perfectionner notre anglais (même la télé est en anglais !) et nous ont conseillé sur les ballades. Ne comptez pas trop y cuisiner hormis les salades et les barbecues. Allez donc plutôt profiter des petits restos du coin... Vous y trouverez notamment des fish and chips !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la visite d'Emmanuel, Corinne et Sophie. Nous pensons que nous avons fait de bons amis. Nous aimerions beaucoup voir à nouveau.
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Merveilleux séjour

  • 5 of 5

L'accueil de nos hôtes a été chaleureux. Le lieu est magnifique,la maison est belle, confortable. Caroline et Brian sont sympathiques et discrets, leur chien Bubble adorable. 11 jours formidables et sereins !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ce fut un plaisir d'avoir Bernadette et Pascal Séjour dans notre gîte. Nous avons adoré avoir à rester avec leur chien magnifique. Ils seraient les bienvenues en arrière à n'importe quel moment.
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From the Owner

The cottage offers exceptionally spacious accommodation in the heart of tranquil countryside. Despite being over 200 years old, a complete restoration was finished in Summer 2015 including new roof, floors, doors, windows and insulation and modern amenities throughout whilst maintaining the essential character of this charming cottage and location.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 63 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Lindois at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen (Ouestreham) at 495 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf International La Preze at 5.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Angouleme TGV at 41 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N141 (N10/A20) at 19 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Lindois at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Andorra at 543 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Guerlie at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Within easy reach of Restaurants, Shops, Markets, Lakes, Golf, Beaches and other Local Interest. Ideal base for several local Chateaux, Roman Baths at Chassenon, Martyr Village at Oradour sur Glane, Cognac and the Cities of Limoges and Angouleme.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Not suitable for children or people of restricted mobility.
We have one friendly dog, and a field with a pony, donkey and a horse!
Well behaved dogs are allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Tranquil rural setting overlooking farmland, but within easy access of all amenities.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Small Shower room on ground floor


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Large comfortable bedrooms on the first floor


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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