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Hillside Barn Conversion With Golf Course & Rolling Charentais Countryside Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House between Aubeterre and St Severin, Charente, France - Peaceful Location, Close to Picturesque Villages with Many Local Markets, Golf and Tennis

Situated on the Charente - Dordogne border, the hillside property enjoys panoramic view from every room and patio, spanning over 20kms. It overlooks the rolling countryside of the Charente and the neighbouring golf course and tennis courts, available at only 3 mins walk. The property is a unique barn conversion (to UK standards) full of rustic charm,exposed beams and sympathetically furnished. Many sports can be enjoyed locally such as riding, cycling, kayaking, fishing and river beach. A few kilometres away is the pretty village of Aubeterre, with it's red roofs hugging the cliffside, for which it has been awarded "one of the Prettiest Villages in France". Also close to Brantome, (the venice of Perigord) and St Emillion. The closest village to the property is St Severin, (2kms) which is convenient for baker, butcher, bank, post office, Spar, pharmacy, bars and restaurant. It is ideally centrally located between the cities of Angouleme and Perigueux, both charming in their own right.

Jacqui Andersen
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Danish
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Jacqui Andersen

My husband (Danish) and I (English) live and work in France only a few kilometers from the House at Puygironde. We had been holidaying here for 10 years before making the big step to come to live here, now 8 years, and have not looked back since! We love the country, the countryside the area and the people. We are close by on hand for any help and advice and speak, English, French, German and Danish so all international visitors are most welcome.

Jacqui Andersen purchased this house in 1994

Why Jacqui Andersen chose Charente

We chose the area primarily because of it's closeness to the UK, by private and public transport and because of the beautiful weather, only to find that these reasons soon became secondary! The countryside, the rolling landscapes, the peacefulness, the wildlife and the sense of space soon became the primary reasons the latter the secondary! The French people are so friendly and welcoming not to mention the neighbours who embrace us into their homes like we are family, and shower us with all the fruit and vegetables possible when they come into season.

What makes this house unique

The main benefits of the property are the stunning panoramic views that are enjoyed from every room of the property, overlooking the rolling countryside of the Charente and the neighbouring golf course and tennis courts. These sports of course can both be enjoyed at the neighbouring "Manoir" (only a short walk down the hill).

The property is a superb barn conversion with three neighbouring houses, with whom the pool is shared. These properties can also be rented, so is an ideal location for larger gatherings with family, friends, or special occasions such as weddings an parties.

We work with for delivery of hired bikes for your holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another fabulous 3 weeks, passed far too quickly, weather great, house and views lovely as ever, back for 3/ 52 next year - The Stewart family who have been coming every year for 13 years!

Beautiful views, peace and serenity only spoilt by the bar and gourmet meals!Really enjoyed the pool - The Raeburn's who enjoyed it so much they have now retired down here!

We have had a thoroughly relaxing 2 weeks down here. We loved the peace and the views. I have spent many blissful hours gazing over the fields and listening to the birdsong. Enjoyed the lovely local restaurants - The Collins Family

Best Gite yet, so well equipped. Lots for us children to do, golf, tennis, & swimming. View from patio stunning. Don't miss Aubeterre and Friday Market, great Holiday - The Acheson Family.

The week could not have been better, beautiful house to match weather, excellent food and local wines. it has been a week of real relaxation, and what a view, heady stuff! - Chris and Dianne Mitchell.
Sep 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nabinaud in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 1. Family bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and basin, with panoramic view. Downstairs toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed with panoramic view and en-suite shower room. bedroom 2 with twin beds with panoramic view. bedroom 3 with adult bunk beds with panoramic view.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The converted barn adjoins three other properties which are also all let out. This means it is ideal for larger gatherings of family and friends and special occasions. Babysitter - English speaking can be arranged. The swimming pool is fenced and gated conforming with the French law. New now with WIFI Outside: A 12 x 6 meter swimming pool (with summer bubble cover) and fenced, (according to French law) is shared with the 3 neighbouring properties within 1 acre of matured gardens. There is a terrace with panoramic view, barbecue, sun loungers and deck chairs. Ideal for families. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen may be provided at an additional cost, and the cleaner is provided at the beginning and end of any stay. For longer term rentals she can be provided at other intervals for an additional cost. Other: The stairs from the ground floor lead to the upstairs landing from which all rooms lead off. Rustic charm with old beams dominate the spacious landing.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

West Sussex

Paradise with a view

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in a stunning location with wonderful views. Very well equipped with all mod cons including washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, DVD player, BBQ. Board games for all ages supplied and useful local maps and tourist information. Lovely, well maintained swimming pool. Golf and tennis 5 minutes walk down the hill, plus bar, restaurant and weekly BBQs. Owners, Jacqui and Hans, always very helpful and able to advise on local activities and trips. Pretty village of Aubeterre and supermarket and shops in St Severin both 5 minutes drive away. Chalais and Riberac within easy drive for more shops and markets. Plenty of good restaurants to suit all budgets. Would highly recommend this property, the only criticism being that it is difficult to concentrate on a book while sitting on the patio because of the need to constantly look up at the view.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Puygites 2013

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Puygites in early September 2013 and had a truly fantastic week. The house is set in an idylic part of rural France it was well equiped with all mod cons yet still had a rustic charm being tastefully decorated by the owner.

While the house was great the views were truly superb with a panoramic outlook along the valley and across to the nearby golf course, I don't think a day went by without one of our party passing comment.

The pool was great for the kids where they spent hours playing and when the adults wanted to go out and enjoy themeselves there were plenty of local markets, vineyards and even a game of tennis at the local club.

Evenings were spent dining al fresco with a BBQ and a glass of red, taking in that view as the sun set.

Jacqui and Hans were perfect hosts making sure everthing was OK during our stay.

I would highly recommend a stay here and am sure we will return in the future for another perfect week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Payment may be made in euros or pounds. 50% deposit is payable to secure booking and the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. if booked less than 8 weeks before arrival full payment is required A returnable breakage deposit of £200 is charged.
New now with WIFI

Changeover Day:
Changeover dates are on a Saturday but can be flexible in the mid season and outside season. House to be vacated by 10am and arrival after 4pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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