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Holiday Home Rural Location Swimming Pool Near Market Town Of Ruffec in Charente



Updated: 20-Jul-2016
House in Chez Branger, Les Adjots, Nr. Ruffec, Charente, Poitou-Charente - Peaceful Hamlet With Quite Country Lanes

This holiday home is situated in a hamlet in a rural location just 5 minutes drive from the market town of Ruffec. This home is very comfortably furnished with large spacious bedrooms. The raised terrace overlooking the garden is ideal for dining with a large table and gas bbq. The pool has a child proof fence, compling with the latest French Regulations, and an integrated paddling area for the children. The water in the pool is purified by an ionising unit which gives clean, clear, sparkling, pure water to swim and play in. The garden is quite and peaceful with various fruit trees. The guests are welcome to the fruit in season. There is a train station in Ruffec with regular trains to Paris, Poitiers, Angouleme and Bordeaux. Enjoy picnics at the river and lake beaches with picnic areas and restaurants just a short drive away.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Deirdre & Chris live in Dublin, Ireland. Deirdre is Irish and Chris is from Ayrshire, Scotland. They bought their house in France in 2009 and called it Suaimhneas (Gaelic for tranquility). It didn't take long to come up with this name as you only have to sit in the garden for a short time to experience the tranquility. They love touring the area and finding beautiful villages and river/lake picnic and bathing areas of which there are lots in the area. They also like being close to the railway station in Ruffec with its TGV service which gives them the opportunity to travel all over France and the Continent.

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Speaks English, French

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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French relaxation

  • 5 of 5

A great cottage, well equipped and comfortable. The large garden and a good sized swimming pool made this a great holiday, and the outdoor gas BBQ and seating area made for great evenings. Well organised, good communication with the owners made this a smooth stress-free rental. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday.
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Perfect rural house in a lovely region

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely house in a very quiet area, surrounded by fields of sunflowers. The house is a nice size with 3 large double bedrooms, patio with gas BBQ for outside meals and a lovely pool.

Ruffec is only a few minutes drive away for local shops, cafés and supermarkets (and a small market twice a week) but there is very easy access to good roads for trips further afield . Our favourite days out were spend in Jarnac (Courvoisier distillery), canoeing on the Charente and at the chateau in Rochefoucauld, but we also spent lots of time enjoying the pool.

We had a great 2 weeks here and would very happily return - to this area of France and to this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good Location and Fab Pool

  • 4 of 5

A spacious gite with 3 very large bedrooms. It has a huge garden, with a fabulous private swimming pool, complete with sun loungers. There is a large gas fired BBQ on the terrace overlooking the garden, perfect for relaxing in the evenings. Good location, only a few minutes away from Ruffec, a busy market town with a good selection of shops and restaurants. There is a train station in Ruffec with a regular service to Poitiers and Angouleme. We recommend the markets in Civray and Aigre as well as Ruffec. All in all we had a wonderful holiday and can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have been holidaying at Chez Branger for 5 years now. Chilling beside the pool is a favourite, along with eating outside -it's paradise. The house is fully kitted out with all our needs. The area is beautiful, fields of sunflowers and lovely gentle walks. We love it and hope to return this year. Thanks Deirdre and Chris

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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From the Owner

Although the area is rural the market town of Ruffec is only 5 minutes drive away, Angouleme is 40 minutes by car and the beautiful city of Poitiers is also about 40 minutes drive. Being so close to the N10 makes it a very easy drive from the ferry ports, it is dual carriageway and motorway almost all the way. It also means that Angloume, Poitiers and Bordeaux are all an easy drive away. The train station in Ruffec has a regular service including a TGV service.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : POITIERS at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : RUFFEC at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : CAEN at 530 Kilometres Nearest Train : RUFFEC at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N10 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : REFFEC at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : LA ROCHELLE at 130 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

There are lots of local fishing lakes and the Charente river close by. Sailing is available near Angouleme and Kayaking on the Charente.


There are several river and lake beaches with swimming, picnic areas and restaurants in the area the nearest is about 10 mins drive from the house.


Chez Branger is just off the N10, with the following distances to airports and ferry ports.

Airports: Poitier 55mins. La Rochelle 1hr 40mins. Limoges 1hr 55mins. Bordeaux 2hrs. Paris-Charles De Gaul 4hrs 15mins.

Ferry ports: Roscoff 5hrs 45mins. Cherbourg 5hrs 20mins. Le Havre 4hrs 45 mins. Calais 6hrs 45mins.

All time are approximate and depends on holiday traffic, road works, time of the year and weather conditions. Please check times before you travel.


The market town of Ruffec with its shops, cafes and restaurants, is only 5km away. There are two large supermarkets and local market on Wednesday and Saturday. Or 15 minutes in the opposite direction is the lovely town of Civray, with its Friday market devoted to good food.

Futuroscope theme park or Parc du Futuroscope, is on the outskirts of Poitiers, which is only 55 minutes from the house, along the N10.

Further Details:

Chez Branger is close to the department boarders of Charente, Vienne, Deux-Sevres and just over 35 minutes from Charente-Maritime, so is well placed for touring around.

Ryanair flies to Poitiers, Limoges and La Rochelle from Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Stansted, East Midlands, Dublin & Cork.

Chez Branger is surrounded by countryside with fields of sunflowers and maze. Quite lanes and woodlands and the Forest of Ruffec just along the road.

Ruffec has the following: Tourist Office, Sport facilities include; Swimming Pool, Gym, Tennis Courts and Sports Centre. There are 2 Supermarkets, Cafes, Banks, Bars, Garages, Restaurants, Library, Pharmacies, Butchers, Hairdressers Boulangerie and a Post Office.

On Wednesday and Saturday mornings there is a market selling arts & crafts, vegetables, fruit, fish, dairy products and meats.

Ruffec also has Doctors and Dentist, as well as a Hospital with A+E department.

Just 5km from the house is Taize-Aizie with its Adventure Climbing Centre.

Near to Romagne, in Vienne, is " La Vallée des Singes" (Valley of the Monkeys). A great day out for all the family and is only 35minutes from the house.

Sauze-Vaussais, in Deux-Sevres, is only 15 minutes away and has a good size supermarket, with shops and cafes and bars. There is a fishing lake in the town, with picnic/BBQ areas as well as children's play-ground.

35 minutes south of the house and just north of Angouleme is the lake of "Plan d' Eau de La Grande Prairie" with it's fishing, sailing, cafe and swimming with a lifeguard protected swimming beach. Near by is the ultra modern "Nautilis" swimming and sports centre.

There are lots of beautiful bathing areas in the locality. At St. Macoux, which is only a 10 minutes drive from the house, there is a lovely swimming area which has a bar/restaurant, picnic areas, lifeguard and play area. La Rejallaint in Ruffec with its beautiful picnic and swimming area on river is a must.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £179

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% of the total amount is due at the time of booking. This deposit is not refundable. Final payment will be due 6 week before your holiday commencement date. Payment can be made via PayPal, using Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Inter-bank transfers are also acceptable. A breakage/damage deposit of 200Euro will be levied at the start of your holiday and will be refunded normally within 5 working days after your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Change-over day to be agreed. Guests check-out is no later than 12 noon. Check-in from 3pm.

Deposit of 25% secures booking. This is a non refundable deposit. Full payment due 6 weeks prior to commencement of holiday. All payments can be paid by PayPal or bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Jul-2016
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From the Owner

The new swimming pool is ideal for lazy days in the garden, an evening swim after a days touring and indeed a wake up swim in the morning. The pool has a childrens section with steps leading down to the main pool. There is an ionizer fitted to the water filtration system. The mature trees give great shelter on hot days or sit among the fruit trees in the orchard if you prefer.

Property Type

  • house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom is on the ground floor it has a full sized bath, a separate shower and wash hand basin. There is a separate WC on ground floor. Upstairs in bedroom 2 there is an en-suite with shower, wash hand basin and toilet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) + baby in cot. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor it has a double bed and there is a cot and futon in the attached nursery. Bedroom 2 upstairs has a kingsize bed, en-suite and lots of storage space. Bedroom 3 upstairs has a kingsize bed and lots of storage space.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking. No pets Outside: Private swimming pool with ionised water and childrean's area, surrounded by large patio with sun loungers and tables. One acre garden with large mature trees and fruit trees - lots of lovely shady areas to relax. The terrace has a large wooden table and six chairs for al-fresco dining. Utility Room: Washing Machine, Iron and Ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning between rentals. All towels and bed linen are provided including pool towels. A change of linen is provided for stays of two weeks or more. All cleaning materials and supplies are available for your use.

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