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Beautiful house in hilltop village in Poitou Charantes

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Our beautiful house is to let having undergone an extensive and sympathetic restoration. Perfect for couples, families (baby things available) or friends looking for a traditional French stay with a modern stamp.

The house comprises: 3 bedrooms (note that 2 are adjoined so you go through one of the kingsize bedrooms to reach the bedroom with 3 single beds. This is perfect for families); a shower room, a further ensuite shower room, a bathroom, open-plan kitchen/dining room, sitting room with dining table, study/sun room, downstairs toilet and 2 utility rooms.

We've restored the house to provide a home-from-home and as such we hope you'll find it both well-equipped and comfortable.

We've focused on creating a layout with furnishings that fit a variety of uses – the kitchen/diner is open-plan, spacious and a really social space. There is a dining table which seats 8 as well as a breakfast bar overlooking the cooking space. You'll find an extendable dining table in the sitting room too for those who wish a change of scene! The kitchen leads to a lovely courtyard area where we spend the majority of our time as soon as spring emerges – it's really lovely to enjoy breakfast and long lunches, as well as lazy summer evening BBQs.

As parents of small children ourselves, the house is equipped with baby gates, a cot, various toys, a microwave steriliser, 2 x highchairs and a nightlight.

You'll have access to the entire house and garden (with courtyard), and the barn opposite for parking should you prefer covered parking or need to store anything.

There is one small television in the sitting room which has both English and French channels. This has a DVD player too. There is a selection of French and English DVDs available.

The single bed in bedroom 2 is a day bed which is larger than a single and not as big as a double.

Please note: Children should be supervised in the garden. While it's reasonably child-friendly, the garden does sit high up on rock.

The area: Brigueil le Chantre is a charming small village in the department of Vienne, ideal for exploring the wider area or simply perfect for kicking back and relaxing. We've plenty of walking routes on the doorstep. And what better way to enjoy the scenery.

We have a village shop which closed recently unfortunately, but they do have bread deliveries there most mornings, and the nearest town, La Trimouille, has several bars/restaurants and shops, and is just a 10 minute drive.

Or go a little further, around 20 minutes drive, to Montmorillon, which has bars, restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, and a weekly market. If you're after a really good, long dinner with all the trimmings you won't be disappointed by Hotel de France's Le Lucillus restaurant. And you can't beat Creperie Le Brouard for a superb crepe – Le Bruce Willis is highly recommended! Sit outside by the river to enjoy it at its best.

The lake at Chaillac about 20 minutes away, is a great place to take the kids and/or to do some fishing. Actually if fishing is your thing we have a small lake around 5 minutes by car from the house.

We're just an hour from both Poitiers (with its very popular theme park of Futuroscope) and Limoges. Poitiers has a lovely old town and has lots of things to see as well as good shopping, restaurants, bars etc.

Other places worthy of a visit: Chauvigny (30 mins), St Savin with its UNESCO abbey (30 mins), Le Blanc (20 mins), Planete des Crocodiles (we're annual pass holders we like it so much!) (35 mins). Its sister attraction, Iles Aux Serpents is just 10 mins away.

I could go on. But suffice to say there's a good variety of things to do. When you arrive at the house, you'll find leaflets for things to do in the area, as well as recommendations for restaurants.

You need a car as there is no public transport available from this village.

There is plenty of parking in the village. You can usually park right outside the house, and we have a garage/barn opposite the house if you prefer to keep your car under cover.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, A little French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Katie

I am Katie, married to Steve and with two children, Edward (4yrs) and Evelyn (2yrs). We regularly enjoy the house ourselves, usually with our two dogs. When we bought the house we lived in England but now in fact we live a little further south of the house, about an hour from Bordeaux.

Why Katie chose Brigueil-le-Chantre

We loved the house from the moment we stepped into it. It looked little like it does now thanks to an extensive restoration which was something of a labour of love.

With the kids I particularly love the fact that the village is so quiet I don't have to overly worry about cars, there's no noise, just total relaxation. And yet you're not isolated. There are people about and it is a very friendly village.

The house neighbours the Mairie, and the library (the latter open just 2 hours a week!).

What makes this house unique

Beautiful views over the countryside from the garden. Peace. Tranquility. Superb house for couples or for larger families, or even someone flying solo who perhaps wants to escape from it all!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brigueil-le-Chantre in Vienne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , With dual sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , You reach this room through bedroom 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , King size bed and day bed leading to bedroom 3 (adjoined)
  • Three good size bedrooms. Bedroom 2 leads to Bedroom 3 - ideal for families with small children - but they're separated by a door for privacy.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Limoges or Poitiers
Nearest Barpub
11 Kilometres
La Trimouille
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
Limoges (TGV to Paris) or Poitiers
Nearest Restaurant
11 Kilometres
La Trimouille


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70
Damage Deposit £300

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.