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Stone Farmhouse + Totally Private 12m X 6m Swimming Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Oct-2016
Charentaise Farmhouse nr Chef Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes, Deux-Sevres, France - Set In A Quiet Hamlet With Easy Access To Shops, Super Spacious Farmhouse, A Real Home From Home...

The farmhouse, built of local charentaise stone around 1850c has been carefully renovated to maintain the character and original features whilst also offering modern day comforts and standards. Completely detached with totally private 12mx6m swimming pool, sleeps anything from 2 to 8 comfortably in 4 spacious bedrooms. Good sized gardens, super large terrace partly covered, udeal for outdoor meals, plenty of garden furniture + BBQ. In a nutshell a real cosy home from home atmosphere, the farmhouse has been running successfully as a holiday home for some years now. Full website address on request. Quietly set in hamlet yet close to all daily requirements/facilities, set in the heart of SW France renowned as one of the sunniest regions, easily accessible from all ferry ports/tunnel crossings by car, train or by airports (Poitiers, Limoges, Angouleme, La Rochelle). An ideal base to explore the local area with many things of interest locally, medieval villages, Romanesque churches and French markets, or further afield a large choice of options to suit any member of the family for days out and about, the list is endless.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi, I am English but have lived and worked in France for over 25 years, speaking good French and the property I am offering for rental I have owned and rented out for holidays since 2000. The property is independent of where I live although I am around should you need me for any reason. The pool is cleaned on a regular basis throughout your holiday.

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Speaks English, French

4 Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Amazing relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have had another amazing holiday in Hanc. The communication with the owner was excellent from booking right through to arrival and indeed the end of our stay. She was very friendly and helpful.

The Farmhouse itself was impeccably clean and very inviting. The pool really has the wow factor and was very much enjoyed by our whole family from first thing in the morning right through to darkness some days thanks to the fabulous pool lighting and the patio area lighting.

Although there are neighbours to the property we had complete privacy and didn't hear anything from anyone else. We were able to play our music without worry of upsetting any locals.

The local towns are very friendly and we found everything that we needed. We also found lots locally to do with the children including canoeing, fishing and parcour tree climbing with zip wires. I will most certainly be looking to go again in the future and would highly recommend to anyone looking for the luxury of a large private pool, large well kept garden and beautiful sunshine. A very enjoyable and relaxing holiday

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Crickey thats got to be the fatest review ever, since you only left the farmhouse this morning!! I'm so pleased you all had such a good holiday and its incredible all the different things you've discovered in the area, so close too, I shall have to do a new page on local activities. Thank you very much for your charming and complentary review, its very kind of you to go to the trouble and I'm sure future guests will find it very encouraging and supportive when trying to make a choice for their holidays , Thanks again and take care until the next time Ruth
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5

Stunning pure relaxation - PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Holiday blues are in full swing! My husband, who does not generally enjoy holidays even admitted he wasn't ready to leave this beautiful house!

We arrived with 2 young children, 4 & 6, in the middle of the night direct from 5 days at DisneyLand. We explored the gite on arrival and it was beautiful. When we awoke in the morning, with the sun shining my first question to my husband was, "Is it as beautiful in the light as it was last night?"......... better!!! ...was his reply! And he wasn't wrong!

The gite is an old building with all the character that you would expect. The bedrooms are comfortable and so many to choose from! The kids slept in the biggest room and played musical beds!

We opted for the downstairs double with doors out to the garden.

The garden and pool was a perfect space. The fence around the pool was an absolute godsend ensuring you could relax knowing the children couldn't access the pool without supervision! Even so, my 4 year old DID slip into the pool from the side, while we were supervising him, so we were lucky to pull him out in seconds! You just cannot be too careful!!

Overall, an amazing house, perfect for larger groups! We were 3 adults, 2 children. But already planning who to bring next time! The house would work perfectly for 3 families with kids all sharing the large room!

Ruth was a great host ensuring the pool was cleaned during our stay! Just perfect! Thank you for sharing your lovely house and we can't wait to come back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! Thank you so much for your super review, so kind of you to take the trouble when you’ve only just got home a few days ago and life must be pretty hectic right now….I’m so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday at my farmhouse and that it lived up to your expectations, it was lovely to meet you all and I’d be delighted to have you come back again, take care Ruth
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5

Couldn't believe how lovely the house was!

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse was really lovely, the photos did not so it justice. If you are looking for a total relaxing holiday...away from it all and have wonderful space and the beautiful swimming pool and surroundings to relax in this is for you. There was six of us and then another two visitors but could have had more as it so roomy. Every mod con is available. There isn't anything much in Hanc itself but chef boutonne has the intermache and a u save etc for all your food and more importantly drinks, we will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So kind of you to go to the trouble to post a review on the farmhouse and so glad you all had a great holiday, i'd be chuffed to have you all back again, you'd be more than welcome, it's always lovely to have guests come back whether its the following year or even a year or several later, I consider it always a great compliment...until the next visit, take care Louise
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 adults and 3 children were lucky enough to stay in this picturesque property for a week in July 2014. The house, gardens and surroundings far exceeded our expectations!

We loved the house will off of it's features and nooks (a hide and seekers haven) and we had to bribe the children on a daily basis to visit local towns and chateaus! The pool was a winner all round, safe and beautifully maintained. The outside space really works for families with shaded eating option and all next to the kitchen.

Ruth, the proprietor was the perfect host. We had fresh flowers in every room and wine waiting. A lovely, relaxed atmosphere with plenty of amenities. We were planning on getting out and about every day but only managed 2 out of the 7 days as we enjoyed the gite and gardens so much.

We are planning our next summer holiday and all agree it will be a very difficult "home from home" to beat. Infact, we may re-book!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Faye for your very kind and generous comments, my first review for the farmhouse too!! I'm sure that potential future guests will find it extremely helpful and reassuring. With bookings steadily coming in already for next year, its going to be difficult to squeeze everyone in, dates get snapped up so quickly between repeats, regulars and newcomers, but its always lovely to have guests back again, which speaks for itself really and it would be an absolute pleasure to have you stay again, I'm so glad you all enjoyed your holiday at the farmhouse. Incidentially, taking on board what you and several other guests mentioned with respect to the photos not doing the place justice, I've recently done a "re-shoot" since we're now allowed more pics on our ad's and I think you'll agree its much closer to the real thing!! Many thanks again for your lovely review, take care and hope to see you again sometime, Ruth
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Chef Boutonne at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Poitiers at 60 Kilometres Nearest Train : Poitiers at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chef Boutonne at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Royan at 120 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

There is also local fishing on the river Charente or the river Vienne (licences required) or private fishing lakes available in the area.

There are also several horse riding centers in the local area, once very close to the farmhouse.

For artists who enjoy painting there are many interesting local features that could keep you busy for hours, market halls, old stone river bridges, abbeys and old churches.

This is also a lovely area for cyclists, one of the french favourite past times of course, the countryside offering lots of lovely quiet lanes + tracks and gently rolling so its not flat or too steep either!

Bike hire is available locally, easily organised with delivery on site.

Coast/Beach:

Beaches in the area offer a nice lazy day out for a change from the swimming pool, Royan - St Palais sur Mer - La Côte Sauvage approx 1h30 drive all have excellent beaches, La Rochelle has a few pretty coves at 1hr + just south of here Chatillon-sur-Plage offers larger sandy beaches, the oyster parks at Fourras will also offer the odd sandy cove.There are also large lakes, closest at Celles sur Belles offering all sorts of water sports, local rivers as well for canoeing,kayaking + water ski-ing.

Travel:

The farmhouse is easily accessible from any of the car ferry ports, all of them offering easy motorway driving at varying distances + times, Calais approx 6rs. The local airports Poitiers 1hr, Angouleme 1hr, Limoges 2hrs, La Rochelle 1hr, offering good all year round services, not to mention major airports Bordeaux just 2 hours away, Nantes 2 hours + of course Paris. Trains are equally easy with Eurostar London Lille Poitiers. Car rentals available but a car is definitely a necessity once here.

Distances:

Bordering the Charente department,the farmhouse is situated near Chef Boutonne a lovely market town full of character, offering full everyday facilities necessary.Ruffec easily accessible approx 20km, Sauzé Vaussais close on hand at 10km, Melle, Couhé, even Civray + Confolens are closeby. Being well positioned in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes area so easy access to major cities of Poitiers, Niort, Limoges, La Rochelle, Angouleme, St Jean D'Angely, Saintes + of course all the coast line.

Further Details:

Set in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes, southern part of the Deux Sevres (79) bordering the Charente (16) region, in a small hamlet called Hanc, there are a multitude of treasures to discover in the area but if the weather is good you won't want to budge from the farmhouse except to do your shopping + sample the super fresh produce + local markets. Daily requirements are all very close to hand either at Chef Boutonne, Sauzé Vaussais or Ruffec, with many other local villages + small towns well worth visiting. Alternatively 4 major cities easily accessible, Poitiers, renowned for Futuroscope the futuristic adventure park with exciting images + scientific wizardry, Angouleme, Niort with its 'marais poitevin' (Venice vert) a system of endless canals attracting an abundance of wildlife, Limoges dedicated to porcelain. La Rochelle approx 1.30hrs with its beautiful old port + fantastic sea food restaurants, Royan with its fabulous beaches + Zoo at 'La Palmyre' with incredible flamingos, Cognac for brandy + pineau distilleries, Aquatic centre with diving or hamman facilitities. Closer to home the folklore festival at Confolens is a must in August, Silver mines at Melle, the Monkey farm at Romagne children love or simply enjoy walking or cycling the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 Opening season
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£252
for 7 nights
£252
 
 
early spring 2017
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£337
for 7 nights
£337
 
 
May Holidays
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£384
for 7 nights
£384
 
 
early summer breaks
10 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£423
for 7 nights
£423
 
 
early summer breaks
17 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£508
for 7 nights
£508
 
 
Summer Holidays
25 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£593
for 7 nights
£593
 
 
Off¨Peak High Season Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£764
for 7 nights
£764
 
 
Peak Summer Holidays
23 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,046
for 7 nights
£1,046
 
 
Off Peak Season
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£679
for 7 nights
£679
 
 
Late summer break
3 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£423
for 7 nights
£423
 
 
Autumn Breaks
10 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£337
for 7 nights
£337
 
 
Late breaks
17 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£277
for 7 nights
£277
 
 
End of season
24 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£252
for 7 nights
£252
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £85

Booking Notes:
Payment is in Euros. Booking form on request, by email or via website, min of 25% of cost of holiday at time of booking, full payment 4 weeks prior to arrival by bankers draft or bank transfer. Full instructions/details via website/brochure, for full booking terms and conditions, full details on how to make payments, info re cancellations etc. Full confirmation + receipts will be sent by return. Breakages/Dustbin deposit of 100euros/£100 per booking, refundable. Linen + EDF + wood on supplement.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturdays at the start of the season but switches to Sunday changeovers mid/late June (lower/off season bookings can be flexible where possible). Arrival on first day from 5.30pm and departure on last day strictly by 9am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bath with shower attachement WC seperate
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, vanity unit with washhand basin
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure, Seperate WC vanity unit with washhand basin
  • Downstairs shower room: shower unit, vanity unit + mirror, window. Separate WC + VMC. Upstairs bathroom: bath with shower head attachement, vanity unit + mirror, VMC. Separate WC, VMC . Upstairs shower room: vanity unit, mirror + WC, velux, VMC.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 to 8persons in 4 spacious Bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs bedroom 1: double bed, french patio door, shower room + WC just next door. Upstairs: bedroom 2: double bed, velux Upstairs bedroom 3: family size 2 doubles + 1 single, 2 windows Upstairs bedroom 4: 2 singles, antique boat beds, 120cm, window

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Sorry no pets accepted except possibly on long term off season winter lets. Please note there is a telephone at the farmhouse receiving incoming calls worldwide but with restricted outgoing calls, covering just the local area. Linen can be provided on supplement charges. Full website address on request. Outside: There is a long sweeping private driveway which leads you up to the front of the farmhouse, ample off road parking space, fantastic views across open fields + countryside, gardens to the side + rear offer plenty of secure play space for children, being set well back from the lane. The 12mx6m private swimming pool, totally enclosed with oak + chestnut fencing with fitted security alarm at your disposal. The exterior Roman steps at the shallow end for easier access for children or elderly, make the pool seem even bigger, pool ladder at the deeper end. The covered terrace area next to the kitchen offers an ideal spot for family meals + BBQ's, the open terrace extends the length of the farmhouse + paved terrace also around the swimming pool area, various garden furniture supplied, teak dining table + chairs, sun loungers, BBQ's etc. hopefully everything you will need for a thoroughly enjoyable + relaxing holiday. Plenty of books to read, quiet walking tracks bike hire available locally Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen available on supplement cost 20€ per double/15€ per single, per set. Tea towels/shower mats are supplied but not towels/swimming towels. The property is always thoroughly cleaned for new arrivals, a bottle of something and flowers to welcome you. Other: Telephone points in the kitchen and downstairs bedroom. There are in fact two staircases, at each end of the farmhouse to go upstairs. The lay out is comfortable with individual bathrooms/showers, WC's close to each of the bedrooms yet independent.

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