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Barn Conversion With Private Pool Between Longre And Paizay Naudouin



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Barn in Paizay Naudouin Embourie, Ruffec, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Location For Relaxing, Walking Or Cycling, But Close To Market Towns And Larger Centres


La Metairie is a spacious 4 bedroom, beautifully restored, barn conversion with many original features. The solid stone walls and tiled floors keep the house beautifully cool in summer. Underfloor heating, radiators and wood burner make it warm and comfortable in winter. The house is very well equipped and includes Wifi and English satellite TV. It has been renovated to a high standard and sits on an acre of land in a very tranquil location. The nearest village, with a bar/restaurant and boulangerie, is walking distance (2km). This is a great location for exploring all that the region has to offer – chateaus at picturesque Verteuil and Rochefoucauld, UNESCO Heritage site of the Abbey of St. Savin (1 hr), Poitiers and Futuroscope (1hr), Angouleme and Cognac (40 mins), La Rochelle and the coast (90 mins). If you prefer relaxing at home, the private heated pool and acre of grounds with Bar-b-q and outdoor dining under the trees should do the trick.

You can contact the owner directly by email - carolyn.doyle2@gmail.com - or on the phone number listed on the right.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our fourth trip to the Charente with the family and although we've had a great time every year this is the first time when we've all agreed that we would return to the property. That’s not to say that previous properties haven’t been up to standard, but La Metairie easily wins out. (P. Studley)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Metairie de Ferret. The house was luxurious, and had had everything we needed. We made use of the pool every day, and the bicycles for going to the bakery. We soon got into the routine of cycling to the village each evening for a beer before dinner. (K. Foster)

We had a lovely 2 weeks in Ferret and the house was wonderful. It could not have worked better for us as two families holidaying together. It has been very well thought out and we would definitely return both to the house and the area as there was so much to do on the doorstep and further afield and it was brilliant just lazing about at the house and by the pool too. (J. Fachon)
Jan 2011
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


The best - ever!

  • 5 of 5

We've been visiting France for many many years and have stayed in various houses, but Le Ferret has really been the best - and the others weren't exactly hovels either!

There is so much interior space available, with TWO beautiful lounges to relax in, both with high aesthetic decor.

The kitchen is a dream to cook in and the bedrooms light and charming.

As for the exterior, the heated pool is an added bonus, and the poolside area is a wonderful place to unwind, whether or not you choose to get your feet wet...

My favourite spot was the comfy cushioned outdoor sofa amongst lavender bushes.

The lanes around the house are quiet and not at all hilly, so a gentle meander around the local countryside is a pleasure on one of the six bicycles available.

We were six adults and only at Le Ferret for a week unfortunately - next time will be longer by popular consensus.

However, we managed a trip to La Rochelle (allow two hours) as well as to the zoo at La Palmyre, Royan, in under two hours.

The rest of the week was just basking in the peace and tranquility of Le Ferret, with shopping trips to Chef Boutonne and Ruffec.

We were so sorry to leave Le Ferret, but were comforted by the fact that we can return - unless such a glowing review means that it will be permanently pre-booked!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent holiday property

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several properties in France and La Metairie is by far and away the best in terms of quality, location, and value. The house is in really good condition and very well equipped. It is well furnished and spacious with good en suites and bedrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped and perfect for holiday cooking as was the BBQ. The pool is a good size and the best we have ever had. Being heated is a real bonus and helped even the most fragile of our group enjoy the week in the water. The security at the venue is excellent as well. The location is good for local towns and we particularly enjoyed a trip to Cognac.

The owner was very helpful during the booking process and provided good information about our stay in advance. If you are considering this property don't hesitate - get it booked! I will certainly be looking to return in the future. Steve.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers, La Rochelle at 85 Kilometres Nearest Train : Poitiers, Angouleme at 85 Kilometres Car: necessary


The popular town of La Rochelle and its beaches are about 90 minutes drive from La Metairie.


La Metairie is within easy travel of Poitiers, Angouleme, Bordeaux and Limoges airports where rental cars are available. It is about 4.5 hours drive from Paris and 7 hours from the Channel. The TGV runs to Poitiers or Angouleme.

Use of a car is essential.


This is a great location for exploring all that the region has to offer – chateaus at picturesque Verteuil (20 mins) and Rochefoucauld (45 mins), UNESCO Heritage site of the Abbey of St. Savin (1 hr), Poitiers and Futuroscope (1hr), Angouleme and Cognac (40 mins), La Rochelle and the coast (90 mins).

Further Details:

The house is close to a village with a wonderful bakery, small bar/restaurant and post office. ATMs and supermarkets are within a 10 minute drive (Chef Boutonne and Villefagnan) or 15-20 minutes for bigger hypermarkets (Ruffec).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
13 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. The house is available for guests from 4:00 p.m. on the day of arrival and we ask that the property is vacated by 10:00 a.m. on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Extra charges will apply for heating the house and the pool outside peak summer months. Please check with the owner for details.

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owners by email or phone to book your holiday. A deposit of 25% is required to confirm your booking with the remainder due 8 weeks prior to your holiday. A refundable damage deposit of 250 Euros in cash is required upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 (main floor) has ensuite shower, wc, sink. Master Bedroom has ensuite with bath, separate shower, wc, bidet, sink. Bedroom 3 and 4 share shower room with wc, sink. Downstairs guest toilet and sink Pool room has shower, toilet and sink


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on main floor with queen size bed (160x200cm). Master bedroom with queen size bed (160x200cm). Bedroom 3 with twin beds (can be joined to make king size bed 180x200cm). Bedroom 4 with twin beds (can be joined to make king size bed 180x200cm).


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: A welcome pack containing essentials will be waiting for you when you arrive. The kitchen is very well equipped with cooking utensils, dishes, tea towels, washing up liquid and dishwasher detergent. There is also be a supply of cleaning materials including laundry soap. Six adult sized bicycles are available for guests' use. Outside: The private heated swimming pool is set in a secure area. There is a gate from the back garden and another from the front garden area. Access from the house is also available from patio doors in the family room. There are 8 loungers for the pool and a shaded area next to the pool house. A gas BBQ is ready for your use on the patio area off the kitchen/dining room. A large table and chairs is in the same area which is shaded by two large chestnut trees. The rest of the garden is grass surrounded by mature trees and hedges overlooking farmers fields. 6 adult sized bikes are available for guests use. A badminton net, 4 racquets and shuttlecocks are also waiting for the more energetic of your group! Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes rack, iron and ironing board. All laundry soap etc. is supplied with the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, including pool towels, and linen are provided. A change of towels and linen is provided each week for stays of two weeks or more. The house is cleaned at the end of your stay. All cleaning materials and supplies are available for your use. Other: Family room with vaulted ceiling, stone walls and spiral staircase leading to the mezzanine. 3 more sofas and Persian carpets make a wonderfully relaxing room to watch the English satellite TV, DVD, listen to the MP3 player or play board games.

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