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Lovely Character House with Open Views



Updated: 22-Jun-2016
House in Ruffec, Charente, Poitou Charente - Peaceful Location in a Small Village

The house is large and traditional yet it has all modern facilities- with a cook's kitchen. There are beamed ceilings wooden and tiled floors, there is a full bathroom and a second shower room. There is a large patio and garden with furniture for al fresco dining and sunbathing. There are 5 bikes in the house to help you go exploring the beautiful countryside. It is some 15 mins by car to Ruffec - where you will find large supermarkets and all types of shops and market, the historic villages of Nanteuil and Verteuil are 5 mins away and here you will get bread and other local provisions, the former has a lovely monastery and the latter has a superb Chateaux.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Im Jackie Sharpe and I live in Spain . I have 2 daughters, who now live in England, the youngest is in the Motor Trade and the eldest is a primary school teacher.I am early retired as my husband became very ill and you know what they say about life being too short! So we took the step to move to Spain about 11 years ago. I still visit the UK frequently and love both countries for different reasons. I dont regret our move to Javea is so beautiful and so relaxing..Im sure you will think so to.

I now get a real buzz from seeing my holiday makers have a good time at my properties.

I enjoy eating out socialising with friends reading travel and Zumba!I also have a lovely holiday home in I get to as often as I would love this visit soon .

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

" the area-It's like going back 50 years but with all the modern comforts." John from Boston, Lincs

"Lovely house and stunning area we will definitely come back time and again." David from Skegness, Lincs

"You have a fantastic home in france you are so lucky." Sue, Milton Keynes
Mar 2006
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From the Owner

The property is just off the RN 1O, so it has ease of access yet it feels like its in the heart of the country side. We really enjoy its peace, tranquillity, beauty and colourful locals. We own the property with our good friends David and Diana who live in the UK. We all 4 fell in love with house on our first visit and we still look forward to our time here. We spend our visits walking, eating, socialising and caring for the house and garden. The local restaurants are superb and the local sights and views -simply stunning. We have never regretted our decision to buy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Potiers at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Verteuil at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N 10 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Verteuil or Nanteuil at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary


The nearest beaches are at La Rochelle and Royan approx 2 hours by car.


The nearest airports are Limoges (60 mins) and Poitiers about 45 mins away. Low cost airlines to both from the UK and other European countries. Channel ports 5/6 hours away. Airport pick-ups available from both. Ask for further details.


5 mins to nearest large villages, 15 mins to nearest large town. Many attractions within 1 hour drive ie. Futuroscope, Cognac-brandy houses and tours, Limoges, Angouleme, velo-train. Canoeing, Valley of the Monkeys, Second World War memorial sites and Oradour village (site of world war 2 massacre) - full details of all attractions are kept in a folder in the house.

Further Details:

Bread and basic provisions from Nanteuil or Verteuil, full shops, market and other shopping at Ruffec, giant stores at Angouleme - about 30 mins. Good restaurants every where-our favourites details are kept in the house, nearest being at Nanteuil (5 mins by car).Useful on- line magazine for the area at (livingpoitoucharentes).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 6
9 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
28 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Deposit with booking of 25% and balance 6 weeks before, if booking is within 6 weeks then full payment is due.A security deposit of 150 pounds is required with the balance which will be returned subject to any appropriate deductions for cleaning/damage etc

Changeover Day:
Preferred change over day is Saturday, but flexibility is available particularly out of high season - (July/August).

Notes on prices:
out side of July and August discounts can be given for 2 people

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.
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Updated: 22-Jun-2016
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From the Owner

There is room to breathe - not to feel like one of the masses and be close to nature-recharge your batteries and renew your enthusiasm, in a timeless and unspoilt environment. Your days can be spent relaxing but equally it would be a shame not to venture out and see what the locality has to offer we are always discovering more and more. You can just walk down to the river which is a stones throw away and watch the fish and the rushing water or go a little further and visit the goats, the black pigs and /or the mules in local fields, or in the summer wonder to fields of sun flowers or take the river path to the old wash house or water mill. The property is traditional, once the village school house, but it has all the amenities for modern living and so it is comfortable and practical too.

Property Type

  • house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom new 2010- separate bath, shower and bidet with separate wc. Second bathroom - cubicle shower and wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps from 2 to 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one - double. Bedroom two - double. Bedroom three - double and full single. Futon in Lounge


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Some steps may make this property unsuitable for the elderly or infirm. Outside: Patio, barbecue, tables and chairs for 8 people sun loungers. Lawn and borders. Lovely area for all the family. Lovely large garden. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided for each let. The property is cleaned after each let,however if extra cleaning is required after your stay then an appropriate deduction will be made from the security deposit Other: Large store areas in lower part of the house.

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