OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Moulin du Fontcourt Gite, Spacious, light, family friendly character apartment



Updated: 05-Aug-2016
Gite, suitable 2 adults/2 children in a Water Mill overlooking the river

This beautifully renovated Gite was originally the stables area of the ancient Watermill,’ Moulin du Fontcourt’, situated on the La Bonnieure river close to the historical Town of Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure. The Stables were an integral part of the Property itself and have now been converted into a luxury, spacious, ground level holiday rental affording comfort, excellent facilities and spectacular views of the La Bonnieure river, aquatic wildlife, birds and countryside. The lovely gardens comprise of four land islands intersected by the river and small tributaries which meander through and around the property.

The Gite consist of 1 double size bedroom for two people with either a King size double bed or 2 Single beds, whichever is preferred. Bedside tables, clothes hanging and storage plus a safety deposit box. An excellent quality Sofa Bed is provided in the Lounge which also sleeps 2. The Bathroom has a Bath with Shower cubicle, Washbasin, heated towel rail. WC is separate with Washbasin and Unit. The large Hall, with own beautiful entrance leads to the Charente stone walled and exposed Oak beamed spacious Lounge/diner with Sofa (bed), Armchair. Kitchen is of a good working size and has a Washing machine, Refrigerator, Electric oven and Ceramic 4 plate Hob. Extractor and Units.

Moulin du Fontcourt Gite is in the perfect location for touring South West France, its beautiful villages, many historical sights, superb coastlines and numerous other attractions. The gardens are of particular interest to Artists, Photographers, Fishermen, Cyclists, Holiday makers, home hunters seeking holiday homes, or those who, just like us, who have fallen under the spell of the warm and friendly Charente region and decided to make this area of South West France their permanent home.

Despite its quiet, rural outlook Moulin du Fontcourt Gite is in within walking distance to Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure Town with its excellent range of Bistro’s, Cafes & Restaurants plus all the shops and services you could need and is just 5 minutes by car to La Rochefoucauld and its grand Chateau. It is en route for Angouleme, Cognac, Limoges, Bordeaux, Royan. La Rochelle and many other great places.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We are an English couple who grew to love France and visited often. Thomas spent many years in the UK Newspaper Industry in Executive Management. Susan owned and managed a chain of high quality Lingerie retail units before retiring in 2009. We are both 'people' people who love meeting others and entertaining whenever we can. It was almost inevitable that after our busy professional lives in the UK we find ourselves providing hospitality whilst living in our beloved France.

Speaks English, Basic French

0 Reviews


From the Owner

We first saw this property in 2002 and although it was in pretty poor state at the time we fell in love with the sheer grandeur of the house and its beautiful surroundings on the river. We holidayed nearby and each time we viewed it we knew it was for us and set out to buy it and restore it to its former majesty. It helped that the Town was so close and the local people so supportive. So many years later we have never regretted our decision. It gives us so much pleasure to now share this wonderful Moulin and unique gardens with guests who appreciate its history, architecture and character and return to visit us year after year..

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : In Town at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Pereze at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : In Town at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N141 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : In Town at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Break 5 nighter
15 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Noel Special 5 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
New Year 5 night
29 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter Warmer 5 night
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Standard price
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.

Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. We regret we are unable to accept Pets. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any person not confirmed on the booking form.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now
Updated: 05-Aug-2016
Available arrival


From the Owner

The Moulin is built in, on and around the La Bonnieure river and has spectacular river and countryside views. The gardens comprise of 4 islands intersected by the river and small tributaries. It abounds with Birdlife, river life and other wildlife. It is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the Charentaise sunshine. Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure Town, just walking distance away, has many restaurants and facilities, The area is a great base for touring with excellent transport links links by Air, Train, Bus & Car and has many sporting and leisure facilities nearby..

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bath with Shower cubicle, washbasin, Heated towel rail, Mirror, Stool, Clothes hanging. Separate WC


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • The Gite has one double size bedroom with a king size bed for 2 persons or, 2 single beds, if preferred, bedside tables, drawer and hanging space plus a safety deposit box for client use. The lounge has a high quality Sofa bed which can sleep 2 persons. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle, wash basin. WC is separate with wash basin. Large Hall with own entrance has more clothes hanging space and enters the spacious lounge/diner containing TV/DVD player, Sofa , Armchair, Coffee table. Dining area has table for 4. Kitchen features, Microwave, Electric Oven, Ceramic Hob, Washing machine & Refrigerator. Cutlery, crockery, glassware, cooking utensils. WIFI.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot