|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Originally the old school for the village - the cottage offers spacious and flexible accommodation over 2 floors on the inside, and a 10x5 swimming pool set in an acre and a half of land with a small wood outdoors. With 2 bedrooms on the first floor and 2 on the ground floor it's a great house for family or friends sharing. The swimming pool has a solar shower, sun loungers and set in the grounds is a peaceful place to chill-out, and admire the surrounding sunflowers. A large raised terrace looks towards the pool, gardens and fields with a new sand stone table easily seating 8 for alfresco eating. There is also a large open barn for barbecuing and relaxing in the shade as well as a semi-covered table tennis room.
Indoors, the French style farmhouse kitchen has all modern appliances and a center table and leads into the the newly equipped games room. A great space for everyone to come together, with a slate base pool table, baby foot and a chill-out area with wall-mounted flat screen. For those less competitive the lounge offers comfy sofas, UK TV and a cosy fireplace.
Set in a small but thriving village 10 minutes from the bustling market town of Ruffec. The cottage used to be the old school house and the Charentaise stone house with slate roof, the Rectory. It is said that there is a secret tunnel that runs from the Church to the courtyard and on to Le Petit Chateau ( which you can see from the garden ), and was used to smuggle people during the Resistance.
The Church and its' paths are beautifully lit at night, so a stroll after dark is worthwhile.
The local football team play on the pitch behind the Church every other Sunday, naturally there is a bar to enjoy a cool beer while you cheer on our team.
Listen out for the local boulanger hooting his horn, Tuesday 2pm, Thursday 11am and Sunday 12pm.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a very relaxing holiday with its own private pool. The house was very big and ideal for our family of 6. Whilst we chose to have a relaxing holiday with only one trip out (Oradour-sur-Glane, the martyred village), there are other places of interest to visit.
A 5-minute drive away in the town of Ruffec we had access to a Lidl and next door was a huge L'Eclerc hypermarket, perfect for all your self catering needs.
We were an all adult family but I would love to take my two granddaughters to this place, they would have loved the massive garden in addition to the pool.
The local sunflower fields were very impressive and gave great photo opportunities.
The property is well maintained and very attractive.
Eating breakfast on the patio every morning was idyllic and I wish I was still there.
We drove from the UK, this was a budget holiday for us, staying in a hotel in the south of the UK for an early departure by the Euro Tunnel the next morning, we headed on the N10 for the majority of the journey to Chez Branger and next stop Les Adjots. We also went toll free, the journey should have taken us 8 hours which it did on the return journey to Arques.
All in all, I would highly recommend this property, a bargain!! The host Claire was most welcoming and communications were excellent.
Thank you Claire.
Mel, Sheffield, UK.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Please contact owner.
Saturday ( although please ask, as this can be flexible depending on previous bookings )