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Lovely Villa With Private Heated Pool And Wifi Near Cognac, Poitou-Charente



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Villa near Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charente - Fully Equipped And Comfortable Family House With Private Heated Pool, In The Heart Of Cognac Country

Maison des Vignes is set on the edge of a village surrounded by vineyards, in the lovely Charente valley. It is an old stone house and dates from the 1800’s but has been well modernised inside while retaining period features. It is equidistant between the beautiful old town of Cognac, 10 minutes away, and the charming riverside town of Jarnac, both with supermarkets and shops. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a downstairs cloakroom, separate sitting and dining rooms, wifi broadband and a heated (May until end September) private pool. The walled garden is south-facing and very sunny, with some trees for shade, and a large terrace on which you can enjoy a leisurely meal. The pool is 7 x 3 m and has wide steps for sitting and is a uniform depth of 1.5 meters, it is ideal for lounging in and floating. For more energetic swimming there are large public pools in Jarnac and Cognac, just 10 minutes away, and the clear, shallow waters of the Charente are also used for swimming.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We bought the house three years ago with the intention of moving into it permanently when we can retire, which is still a few years away. We have decorated and equipped it as our own home, which is why the kitchen has just about everything you need! We love spending time there, and find it relaxing and peaceful, and particularly enjoy the pool, especially now it is heated. Whenever we go there, with family or friends or on our own, we always find new places to visit and new things to do.

Because of jobs it isn’t possible for us to spend many weeks there each year, though we do visit about every 2 months, and after doing some upgrading such as a new patio we decided to let our house for a few summers. We have been really pleased with our guests’ response to the house and the area.

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20 Reviews

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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Rosemary and John's home in Reparsac is perfect for a quiet and private holiday. The house is very comfortable and spacious with everything that you need. We especially appreciated the pool - the best we've ever used on holiday! The location is also perfect for visiting Cognac and the surrounding areas - we found some lovely places for lunch.

I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone, and I can that it would be fantastic for families as it is very private and secure.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A quiet retreat for a lovely family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday and all of us enjoyed the very spacious, clean and well equipped house and gardens. The photos do not show how large the property is nor how big the gardens.

The pool was a welcome space to relax and play and was used every day. All was safe and secure which meant we could all relax.

The house must be one of the most well equipped we have stayed in and this made everything easy. We could eat out on the patio everyday, shops were close by to stock up on fresh food.

We would recommend this house. The owners were very helpful and responsive before we went and answered any questions promptly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property overall but some minor issues

  • 4 of 5

This really is a fantastic property which looks better than in the photos. It has everything you could need so all you need to buy is food. The gardens are beautiful and large but there is a minor issue with the hole in the lawn where a shrub/bush has been dug out and not filled in which could be quite dangerous if you accidently stepped into it. The lawn area was also very uneven which made it difficult to play on.

The pool area is excellent although it does need some TLC as some of the patio slabs and pool edging are loose.

The deck tiles which made a path from the pool to the patio were uneven and some of the slats were loose which again could be dangerous unless you are extra careful.

Inside the property is excellent although I was very disappointed with the quality of the showers and the fact there were no toilet roll holders. Also, the internet has a fair usage policy so if you have lots of tablets/phones and you download a lot of stuff, be advised. It didn't affect me but it is worth knowing before you go. If you have a dislike for chickens and cockerels, been warned there are a few surrounding the property so you will not get complete peace and quiet.

All of these things are very minor details but it stops me giving a five star rating as that would mean it was perfect.

Rosemary was very helpful and understanding when we had a minor issue on our return home and is very prompt with her communication.

I know it sounds like I am being negative but I am just being honest.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m glad you liked the house, garden and pool and thought it is a fantastic property. I will ask our property managers to address the minor issues with the loose slabs around the pool, and to complete filling in the very small hollow where a shrub has once been. The hole has been there since we bought the house 4 years ago and I must admit I never thought it could be an issue. Similarly, the lawn is not suitable for bowling, but our property managers keep it well mowed and I think is what you would expect to find in a rural French garden. The wooden deck tiles we have used to make a path to the pool gate - we will replace any that have loose slats. I'm pleased you thought the interior was excellent. I will put in some toilet roll holders as you suggest, but you don't explain what you meant about the showers. They are not power showers, but they have been fitted recently, have new shower heads and hoses, and the baths are wide and have ample glass screens. There are chickens and cockerels in nearby gardens, but they are not noisy at night and cannot get into our garden. I think it would be impossible to find a French village without them, and I suggest most people would agree that they contribute to the charm of this type of holiday location.
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A beautiful property, with lovely pool and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at this property. Communication from the owners was excellent and the listing was accurate. The house and particularly the kitchen were very well equipped. There were plenty of sun loungers and parasols for shade. The house and garden were clean and tidy and very well maintained. There was a very comprehensive folder of tourist information and guest information about the house.

We enjoyed lots of time in the pool, as we had lovely weather. We enjoyed a day at the beach in Royan which was about an hour and a half drive away. We recommend the tour of the Hennessy Cognac tour, in Cognac including a tasting session! We felt at home with the request to water the flowers in the hot weather and our little boy was quite excited about helping out!

The bottle of wine on arrival was a lovely gesture!

A wonderful family holiday in a house that was a home from home. We would certainly recommend it.

Thank you Rosemary and John.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've very pleased that you had a fantastic holiday! Thank you for your review.
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Well equiped, spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A great house in a lovely quiet and private location. Very spacious, clean and comfortable with all you will need for a great holiday.

Rosemary was so helpful throughout, especially when a thunderstorm knocked out the phone line/internet access. Nothing was too much trouble and every communication was answered in full promptly.

The weather wasn't great (I don't think Rosemary's influence can quite stretch that far!!) but with the pool heated we still managed to have a dip.

Loads of info in the house on the local area, highly recommend the Remy Martin tour in Cognac (they run at least one a day in English) and the Auchan has amazing choices of meats, cheese, bread, etc.

Overall a great house, location and host. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this well equipped house. We had everything we needed, it was especially good for the young children, who loved playing in the garden. We were able to use the pool in late September - a real bonus that is was heated! I would really recommend this property for a family holiday. Plenty of room for a large group in a lovely part of France.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We searched for a long time, starting a bit further north in Vienne, but deciding we really preferred to be surrounded by vines rather than cornfields. Our main criteria were that the house should be in a village and within easy reach of facilities, that it should be old but renovated, south-facing and with a pool. We are just 10 minutes from the lovely old towns of Cognac and Jarnac, and that has been so valuable to us. There are so many places to explore, whether it is chateaux, brocantes, markets, the Charente, the coastline, Roman sites, La Rochelle and the lovely Ile de Re, and much more.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux or La Rochelle at 85 Miles Nearest Ferry : Saint Malo at 268 Miles Nearest Golf : St Brice at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Jarnac or Cognac at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : La Loge at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Saint Georges de Didonne at 47 Miles Car: necessary


We are 47 miles from the popular beach resort of Royan, and 51 miles from the lovely little resort of St Palais-sur-Mer.


We are easily reached by car from the western ports in 4 1/2 to 6 hours and Calais in 7 hours. There are 4 airports within approximately 90 minutes;

Bordeaux (BA, Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch)

La Rochelle (Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe)

Poitiers (Ryanair)

Limoges (Ryanair, Flybe)

All have car hire facilities.

It is also possible to reach us by train, both Jarnac and Cognac have stations which link to Paris via TGV.

A car is essential if you want to explore the area.


The next village of Nercillac is 1.5 miles away and has a butcher, boulangerie, small supermarket, pharmacy and petrol station.

The lovely old town of Cognac, with its cognac tours, elegant buildings, parks, supermarkets and shops, cafes and restaurants is 10 minutes away, 5 miles.

The beautiful riverside town of Jarnac is also 10 minutes away, and also supermarkets and shops, cafes and restaurants

Angouleme, the department capital, is about 40 minutes away.

La Rochelle is 1.5 hours.

Further Details:

The nearest large supermarket is Auchan in Cognac, 10 minutes away by car. Jarnac has 2 supermarkets which are both open on Sunday morning, again 10 minutes away. You can buy essentials in Nercillac, 1.5 miles away.

Bikes can be hired and delivered directly to you by Bike Hire Direct, there are miles of quiet roads and white tracks through the vineyards to explore!

Less than 10 minutes away on the edge of Cognac is the "Base Plein-air André Mermet" which is located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the Charente and is free entry. There are twenty acres with shaded picnic areas, games and sports equipment for children and adults, including mini-golf, a zip-wire, climbing frames, slides, trampolines, tennis courts, pedalos, kayaks, bikes for hire, and much more.

There are boat trips along the lovely Charente river from Jarnac, and kayaks can also be hired in Jarnac.

The zoo at La Palmyre near Royan is a great family day out, as is Futuroscope at Poitiers and the Aquarium at La Rochelle. There is a big water park complex at Les Antilles, Jonzac, 30 minutes away.

There are also chateaux, abbeys, brocantes, markets and many other things to see and do in this lovely area, and don't forget the very atmospheric and fascinating cognac tours!

Golf: 18 hole golf course at St Brice, Cognac, less than 4 miles (6 km) away.

Located on the banks of the river Charente between Cognac and Jarnac, this course is a gently-sloping course with three ponds twisting and turning between vineyards and woodland. Experienced golfers will enjoy playing holes 12, 15 and 17 which are particularly difficult.

It has hosted the "Omnium Dames" in which the best French Pro & Amateur Lady players compete.

Just over an hours drive away is the Links course at Royan.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
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27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
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15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Late summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking with full payment being made 8 weeks before your arrival. Payment can be made in sterling, preferably by bank transfer. I am sorry but we do not accept credit or debit cards.

We give a £100 discount when you book a 2 week holiday.

If you book less than 8 weeks before the rental start then the whole amount is due plus damage deposit.

A damage deposit of £250 per booking is required with the final payment, to be refunded within 2 weeks of the end of the holiday (subject to a satisfactory final inspection).

Changeover Day:
We can be flexible on the changeover day - please contact us to discuss.
Arrival time is 4pm with departure by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The house, garden and pool are very private and are bathed in sun all day, but there are some trees to give shade. The pool is heated, and a delight to lounge in. There are shops just over a mile away, and in 10 minutes you can be in one of several supermarkets, and some excellent restaurants.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 145 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Double sink unit
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En suite to bedroom 3
  • The upstairs family bathroom has bath with shower and screen, loo, two wash hand basins, heated towel rail. The en-suite bathroom has bath with shower and screen, loo, wash hand basin, heated towel rail. Downstairs cloakroom with wash hand basin


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, En suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Cot, Folding 2ft 6in wide bed for child, travel cot for baby
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Opposite main bathroom.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king-sized bed Bedroom 2 has a double bed, a folding bed for a child and a travel cot for a baby Bedroom 3 has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom All have exposed beams, bedside tables and lights, electric table fan, a hair dryer, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. Mezzanine has a daybed/single bed, 2 wardrobes and a desk and desk chair.


  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Property has private walled garden accessed through electric gates with safety stop. The pool is fenced. The location is peaceful but not isolated, it is on the edge of the village. The town of Cognac nearby has all amenities. It is a non-smoking house. Pets not accepted. Outside: The garden is south-facing, walled and mostly lawn. There is a large sunny terrace directly outside the house, overlooking the garden and private pool. The pool has a large patio around it for sunbathing, and a gated fence for safety. The pool is kidney-shaped 7 x 3 m and has wide steps for sitting and is a uniform depth of 1.5 meters, it is ideal for lounging in and has the sun all day. There is a wooden dining table and chairs, plus sun loungers, small tables and parasols. A barbecue is provided with tools. There is a basketball hoop attached to one wall in the garden, and a basketball. There is also a dartboard with soft-point darts for all ages, and other children's games equipment. There is covered parking for a car and bikes. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and house towels are included. Please bring your own pool towels, or we can provide these for a small charge (3 euros each) to cover laundering. Property is fully cleaned and ready for occupation. Other: Mezzanine above sitting room with day bed/ single bed. Travel cot and high chair

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