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3 Storey Tower With Pool

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Tower in Montrollet, Poitou-Charentes, France - Countryside Location, 30 Mins From Limoges Airport, 10mins From Market Town Of St Junien

We have available a superb gite comprising of a recently constructed three storey tower adjacent to our barn conversion. It is ideally suitable for a couple, as there is a bedroom with a kingsize bed on the top floor. However, we also have available a bed/settee which is also a double bed. There is a small private patio area next to The Tower and use of our shared solar heated swimming pool and summerhouse. There is private parking towards the rear of the property, so all guests have their entrance to our property..........

The Tower provides an equipped kitchen. There is a bbq.

More Details

Theresa Phillips
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Theresa Phillips

We have lived in France for almost 8 years having previously renovated a Mill House in Confolens in 2002 and purchasing our barn in 2005. Andy renovates properties and I have my own treatment room within our home for beauty therapy. We live in a tiny hamlet comprising of ten houses and we have endeavoured to learn as much as we can about the french way of life, in order for us to try to fit into the community. As long as you attempt to speak some french, it is very much appreciated and welcomed by all of the locals.

We have one friendly dog called Millie whom we have rescued since we have been living here.

This year we would like to start building a couple of tree houses for guests and next year we're hoping to install a full size swimming pool.

Theresa Phillips purchased this cottage in 2008


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montrollet in Charente

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The Tower features one bedroom on the top level with kingsize bed and a bed/settee in the lounge which is also a double bed.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a hydro-shower room situated adjacent to the lounge area and features wc and wash basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 4 (1 Bedroom & Bed Settee) Notes on bedrooms: The Bedroom features a kingsize bed and superb oak ceiling with panoramic views from four windows over countryside. Wooden flooring throughout with matching furniture.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We also have two bedrooms available towards the rear of our property which are used for bed and breakfast, but these guests do have their own patio area. There is a pool available which is solar heated and available to all guests. We can arrange mountain bike hire for you if you wish through a reputable company, who will deliver and collect them. Outside: The Tower has its own private patio area with BBQ, table and chairs and two reclining chairs. We have a private solar heated pool (7m x 4m) with large patio area surround. There is a summer house which features sink, kettle, crockery, cutlery etc which can be used in conjunction with other guests. There are wooden chairs, table and parasol on decking area surrounding the pool as well as reclining chairs and a couple of hammocks. It is advised that all guests use the heated shower prior to entering the pool. There are armbands and lilos available. Pool towels are not provided. Our property is situated within a couple of acres and the gardens to the rear of the property contain various fruit trees and shrubs as well as a vegetable garden. To the front of the property is a driveway adjacent to the barn, a Jamaican style gazebo. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen and towels are provided, except pool towels. Cleaning products and utensils are available for guests to use and The Tower is cleaned during changeovers, although we can provide a cleaning service during your stay for a charge of €40.


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3 Storey Tower With Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

A real joy ! "La Grange Ancienne" is set in lovely quiet ,tranquil gardens.

The accommodation is bright, clean and full of "quirky" touches which bring a warm and friendly feeling to the whole holiday.

We loved it and felt at home from day one.

Everything was immaculately presented and well equipped.

Theresa and Andy had thought of everything the secret garden, woodland walk and even a few surprises were a delight .They were most kind and helpful and

a constant supply of information and help when asked.

We would definitely recommend this to others, and hope to return again....soon!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation superb hospitality

We won't be using owners direct again because of the up front fee

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Allan & Mary It was great to meet you both and thanks for looking after The Tower during your holiday. We all enjoyed a couple of evening meals together and we wish you both all the best with your new venture. Please do not hesitate to contact us again. Regards Theresa & Andrew
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The Tower

  • 5 of 5

Excellent luxury accommodation just as advertised, along with all the facilities you would need, lovely hosts who are very helpful,

The tower is set in a lovely peaceful Hamlet, which we would highly recommend; we hope to be returning in the future.”

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Spot for a Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at La Grange Ancienne at the start of August, it was fantastic. The gite itself is great, it was clean and clearly well looked after. The kitchen was well stocked and big enough to use on a daily basis, with a proper table and a little sofa so you can be sociable while cooking, the lounge was comfortable, with plenty of spac,e a good tv and a selection of DVDs and books, should that be what you want from your holiday.

The bedroom was fantastic, nice and big and comfortable and with good views over the local area (the four windows made great viewing points for the enormous thunderstorm we had one evening).

The pool is lovely for cooling off and relaxing and there is plenty of outdoor furniture if you want to spend the evening eating outside enjoying the sometimes spectacular sunsets.

The owners are extremely welcoming and friendly and very happy to help on the rare occasions that we had any questions, even the dogs made us feel like part of the family.

While there is little within easy walking distance of the gite (shops etc), there is a little village within 10 minutes easy drive where you can get your morning croissants (compulsory for any French holiday in my opinion) and bread, and a couple of hypermarkets a similar distance away just on the outskirts of a town with a reasonable selection of shops and restaurants (I particularly enjoyed the creperie) in St Junien.

A selection of leaflets are available in the gite, including some local walks; one of which goes right past the back gate. These are for the most part well sign posted and very pleasant.

If you want to travel a little, there is a lot to see in the region, both close by and slightly further afield. In the local region are Roman ruins (Cassinomagus), a village destroyed during WWII which has been left as it was left following the raid (Oradour sur Glane), many churches and pretty little villages. There are also loads of things to see within a couple of hours drive (very easy on the fantastic main roads in the region), such as Futuroscope, Roacamadour, le Gouffre de Padirac, the caves at Lascaux and many more.

As you can probably tell, we really enjoyed our holiday, and the gite was the perfect base for it, I could go on for hours about how good it was, but I would just like to say that if you visit you won't regret it.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anna & David Thanks very much for your response and we're glad that you both had a very enjoyable holiday here in Le Breuil. Thanks so much for leaving the gite so clean and tidy and if you ever feel like coming back again for another relaxing holiday, you're always welcome. Theresa & Andy (Max & Millie)
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Montrollet L'Auberge
Nearest Ferry
386 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
St Junien
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Montrollet L'Auberge
Nearest Beach
220 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are lots of leaflets/brochures available for places of interest.


We are situated approximately two and a half hours drive from the beach at La Rochelle, but we do have some lovely 'man made' beaches with lakes situated within close proximity. These beaches are very clean and have various pedalos and boats for hire as well as restaurants and children's play areas. The nearest 'beach' to us is at Pressac, which is about 15km away, although there is a much larger beach/lake at Saint Pardoux, which is about 30km away.


We are situated 30mins from Limoges airport and a 5 hour drive from La Havre.


Our nearest village is Montrollet, which is 2km away and has a bar/restaurant overlooking the lake. The market town of St Junien is a 10 minute drive away and features various supermarkets and retail outlets as well as some very interesting shops in the centre of town. Every Saturday morning there is a market and every 3rd Saturday of the month there is a very large market taking up most of the town. The city of Limoges is less than 30km away and is well worth a visit.

Further Details:

We have a large selection of leaflets available, which include places of interest as well as activities for children. Oradour Sur Glane is a village preserved since 1944 when the SS invaded and is only 8km away, but is worth a visit. A visit to Bellevue near Limoges is for all of the family and features train rides, mini safari, toboggan rides, mini-golf, carting etc.

A must is a cycle ride on the Velo-Rail either from Confolens or Bussier-Galant taking you through some wonderful landscapes at your own speed.

The Aquarium du Limousin in Limoges is fascinating for all the family with over 2,500 species of fish! Horse riding is available at Brigueuil, which is 8km away either for the experienced or beginner with randonnees through the forest.

Canoe and kayak trips along the river Vienne can be arranged.

For those with the need for speed why not have a go at outdoor carting near Chalus, comprising of a large circuit in excess of 1200m, which also features a restaurant.

The Parc du Reynou is a safari parc near Limoges within 45 hectares and includes a chateau to discover as well as some fascinating lakes and rivers.

A visit to Limoges would not be complete without a visit to the Maison de la Porcelaine. Why not tour the factory for free of over 200,000 items on display in a 1000m2 factory shop!

For those keen to fish, there are numerous lakes within the area for carp fishing either for the day or for the week to include equipment hire. We can make enquiries for you in advance if you so wish as well as making any bookings for any of the above and more.

There are also various châteaux for you to visit from the Chateau de Peyras at Roumazieres-Loubert or the Chateau de Rochebrune at Etagnac, both of which are not very far. The medieval town of Confolens is worth a visit, especially during the folk festival celebrations which take place during the middle of August and features lots of street entertainment, artists, market traders and various concerts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Montrollet, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
7 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season Autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £125
Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
A deposit will be required to secure your booking of 50% of total cost as well as £125 refundable deposit. Full payment of booking will be due 2 weeks prior to commencement date. Payment to be made by bank transfer to UK bank account or French bank account.
Refundable deposit will be returned upon departure provided there are no deductions for damages/breakages, this can be refunded either by bank transfer (within 14 days) or a UK cheque on departure, whichever you prefer.

Changeover Day:
Check-in times are from 4.00pm and all clients must check out no later than midday on day of departure.
Generally reservations are made from Saturday to Saturday, but please make enquiries as we can be flexible depending on bookings.

Notes on prices:
Our minimum stay is for 7 nights (Saturday to Saturday). However, if you do wish to arrive a day earlier (for example) we can accommodate you in one of our bed and breakfast rooms depending on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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