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Farmhouse and 4 cottages with solar heated pool, games room and atmospheric barn - La Veranda - sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms), private garden



Updated: 19-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


La Veranda - sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms), private garden

Sleeping up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin on ground-floor, 1 superking/twin on first-floor) La Veranda has a sociable open-plan living, dining, kitchen area. The lounge comfortably seats 6/8. TV has English Freesat channels. There's a woodburning stove. French doors lead onto the veranda which overlooks the large private garden, shady gazebo, bbq and fabulous views. The kitchen has washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster, gas cooker etc. Wifi is available. The barn, games room and pool are shared by all cottages.

About the property


Le Bruet is a farmhouse and four cottage complex set in beautiful countryside ideal for walking, cycling or just relaxing. There is a large shared (12m x 6m) solar heated and fenced swimming pool. The games room has table tennis, tv/video, selection of books and games. The atmospheric old barn is set up for guests to gather for drinks or bbq (David and Jane usually organise a weekly bbq evening for guests). The market town of Chalais (4kms) has an abundance of restaurants, bars, shops and the Monday morning market has real French character not to be missed. Close by (4 to 15kms) there are great river/lake sandy beaches suitable for all ages. Bordeaux, St Emilion and Blaye are all easily reached for restaurants, shopping and wine tours. David and Jane have lived at Le Bruet for 13 years and know the area well. We are happy to help with suggestions for days out and restaurant bookings to suit your party.

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About the Owner

David and Jane Lockwood
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
In the first instance please contact us by email or phone to confirm availability. We will confirm this, along with price and deposit payment (20%) details. Receipt of your deposit will be confirmed to you.
Balance of rental cost due 8 weeks prior to arrival date. We will send you a balance reminder 9 weeks before arrival date, along with instructions on how to find us.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is normally Saturday for La Veranda, La Chouette and La Cour and is Friday for Belle Maison this can be flexible out of main season.

Customer Cancellation Refunds.
Booking Deposit: 50% is refundable upon cancellation.
The Booking Balance (due 45 days prior to arrival) is refundable where booked dates can be resold by us, in which case 85% of balance will be refunded.

1 Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Sunny seclusion, with all mod cons!

  • 4 of 5

We chose Chez Bouton , for the wi fi, and pool, and individuality of the gites. We were pleasantly surprised at the beautiful area surrounding the properties ,and the warm reception from David and Jane; they could not have been more helpful or kind, providing all we needed, and a relaxing atmosphere in which to unwind, which we did. The gite was well designed, though an additional back garden would have made it perfect. The other families were a huge bonus as we spent many warm evenings drinking wine together , exchanging experiences, together with our hosts! The area is interesting and varied, and we returned home relaxed and refreshed, and wanting to go back! Thanks Jane and David for a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy that Amanda so much enjoyed her stay here. With 5 gites Bruetgites is an ideal place to socialise just as much or as little as you like - (for more privacy we do have other gites with gardens to the rear as well as the front). We hope to see you again soon. David and Jane.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Yviers at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 500 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Pillac at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chalais at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Barbezieux at 26 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bardenac at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Brossac at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary


There are several river/lake sandy beaches 4-15kms away - perfect for children and teenagers. The coast is approx. 1hr15mins drive (to Royan, Blaye or St George).


Nearest airports are Bergerac (1hr 15mins), Bordeaux (1hr 15mins), Limoges 1hr 45mins) or Poitiers (1hr 45mins). Car hire is available from all of these airports.


Nearest town is Chalais 4kms, Barbezieux 26kms, Angouleme 45kms.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 42 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, French style bath with separate shower and 2 wash basins.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, situated on the 1st floor with views overlooking countryside
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Large double room with door to veranda
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


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


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome


  • Outside: Shared solar-heated and fenced 12 x 6mtr swimming pool, with sun loungers and parasols. Games room with table tennis, books, games etc.

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