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Charentaise Stone House With Private Own Use Swimming Pool and Grounds.



Updated: 08-Jul-2016
Holiday Home in Les Adjots, Ruffec, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peacefull Village Surrounded By Sunflowers

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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1 holidaymaker review


Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mel Thank you for your kind words. So glad you had a great family holiday and enjoyed the house, grounds and private pool so much. Hopefully see you next year ! Claire
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ruffec at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Angouleme at 55 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ruffec at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ruffec at 5 Kilometres Car: recommended

A short bike ride from the village takes you to Taize-Aize on the beautiful river Charente, one of the best places for catching all types of fresh water fish, plus canoeing, organized tree climbing and free tennis courts.

About a 5 or 10 min car ride away is the pretty little village of St Macoux with a swimming lake, slide and beach area. It also has fishing, volleyball and a childrens'play area, cafe and bar. An excellent place to spend the day have lunch and eat lots of ice-cream.

Ruffec, the local busy market town has all amenities, with numerous cafes, bars, 5 boulangeries, shops and restaurants. There is a new enormous Leclerc with petrol station for shopping which has a great cafe for lunch, filled baguettes or just a coffee, plus Lidl and Intermarche supermarkets within easy reach.

Market days are Wednesday and Saturday until 12pm, superb fish, meat, fruit and veg, plus more clothes, bags etc.. on a Saturday.

Just 5 mins from Ruffec at Condac we have La Moulin Enchante a picturesque water mill with restaurant, pizzeria and nightclub.

There are so many beautiful villages to visit including Verteuil-sur-Charente with its' fairy tale Chateau and quaint shops and restaurants, and

Nanteuil-en-Vallee which boasts 2 terrific restaurants.

A short drive takes you to the river town of Civray ( market day Tuesday ), stroll around the market and have lunch in one of the many cafes and bars around the square. Opposite the square is an 11th Century church which is a must to see, as is lunch overlooking the river at the Hotel du Commerce.

Slightly further afield a visit to the Vallee des Singes is a great day out. Take a picnic and have a wild day at the monkey and gorilla park. There are no cages and some of the small monkeys will leap on you, see feeding time with the chimps and watch the majestic Silver Back gorillas with their young, the only thing separating you is a stretch of water.

The busy city of Poitiers is 30 minutes by car with some lovely architecture, good for shopping and lunch. The TGV runs regularly from the gare, whizzing you into Paris in less than two and a half hours. Newly opened on the outskirts is the largest shopping mall in Europe - shops and eateries galore ! Poitiers is also the home of Futuroscope, a virtual reality theme park and evening laser show. It is a really amazing full-on day out for all ages.

Another city worth a visit is the beautiful para-petted Angouleme, home to the famous Circuits des Ramparts. A car lovers delight, a full weekend of classic and rare cars plus race day when crazy French and English men race priceless Bugattis and Astons around the city streets.

Just outside Angouleme is Nautilus, a fantastic inside-outside water park, there is also a leisure lake for all water sports.

Slightly further afield is Cognac home of the cognac distilleries of Hennessey, Remy Martin etc..regular tours, tastings and boat trips. This is the origin to the local drink Pineau des Charentes - white or red wine left to ferment in the old cognac barrel, serve cold as an aperitif - delicious !

The Atlantic coast lies about a 45 minute drive away. Visit the chic seaside town of La Rochelle, good to have lunch and people watch. Here you will find the Aquarium, truly spectacular and a day trip in itself.

Royan the next town along is great for small children because of its' vast sandy beaches. There are regular boat trips to Fort Boyard, or drive over to one of the many islands - Isle de Olereon ( famous for oysters ), or Isle de Rae ( very chic and exclusive ).


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Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Bath with hand held shower
  • Bathroom (ground floor) bath with hand held shower over, wash basin, bidet and separate WC. Shower room (ground floor) large shower. First floor separate WC and wash basin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, UK - Standard Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, UK - King-Size Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 in 4 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1 (ground floor ) King-size Bedroom 2 ( ground floor ) Twin Bedroom 3 (first floor). Double. Bedroom 4 (first floor). Twin.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Large raised patio plus large covered open barn for outside eating and BBQ Swimming pool 10 x 5 with solar shower. Covered half enclosed table tennis room. Utility Room: Washing machine, dishwasher. Other: Games room with slate base pool table and baby foot.

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