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Farmhouse With Private Swimming Pool And Rural Views - Main Farmhouse

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Updated: 28-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 15
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Main Farmhouse

Large newly renovated four bedroom farmhouse


Bedroom 1 (ground floor). Double

Bedroom 2 (ground floor). Double

Bedroom 3 (first floor). Double +

Bedroom 4 (first floor). Twin +


Bathroom (ground floor) bath, shower, wash basin, wc.

Shower room (ground floor) large shower.

First floor separate wc and wash basin.


Large kitchen with dining table, hob, oven, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, toaster, microwave.

Utility Room:

Washing machine, dishwasher.

Living Rooms:

Lounge with insert fireplace, tv (Sky) and dvd, cd player.


Games room with pool table

Linen available.


Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.

Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.

Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, TV.

Location Type:

Rural, Village.


Ground floor bathroom, wc and main bedroom.


Swimming pool

More Details

About the property


Large newly renovated four bedroom farmhouse (sleeps eight to ten) with adjoining one bedroom gite (sleeps two to four) set in peaceful rural hamlet two km from beautiful local village of Nanteuil-en-Valee.

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About the Owner

Thomas Farrell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

8 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Wonderful vacation for the family

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 8 adults and 5 kids under 5 came for a week to Ruffec and had a great experience here. Large bedrooms, bathrooms, and a playroom were perfect for our large group. Gary was very helpful as well. The kids absolutely loved the spacious garden with a play area with toys and slide. We used the pool quite a bit, and liked that it had a security gate for the little ones. Quiet and relaxing neighborhood with lovely little villages to visit in the surrounding area. We would visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and one child arrived tired and hungry after a long journey from Roscoff, we were greeted with a very generous welcome basket and were delighted to see a wonderfully welcoming home, an inviting pool and peaceful area to rest our weary bones. It was well worth the journey, the house was excellent in every way, extremely comfortable with every convenience you could ask for and very safe, particularly for our two year old explorer. The bedrooms were large, the living areas excellent, every aspect of the house catered for a large group, and Thomas could not have done anything else to make our holiday great...... The locality has excellent amenities and restaurants and is very safe. We couldn't recommend it enough, and would return with great anticipation as would all family members, thanks again Thomas for a great holiday, and hopefully in the future we will get the three Thomas Farrell's together for posterity......

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little slice Of rural paradise

  • 5 of 5

this is a beautiful house in a fabulous location. We were a family of 5 adults and 3 young children, 1 dog, 2 cars, 3 bikes and a lot of luggage looking for a rural holiday in France, but within easy reach of amenities and things to do. The Farmhouse checked all of our boxes - Situated in the middle of nowhere, nestled in a tiny hamlet outside Messeux, and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Great for walks and bike rides. Peace and quiet and no traffic. The big garden was amazing and had it not been for the 7yr old hearing about a water park with massive slides some 40 mins away, we could easily have never left the house for the entire week. The pool was fantastic fun for all of us and the kids spent hours up and down the slide and on the swings. Then there was the outside dining area - what more could you want? The house itself was perfect for a group our size. Enough crockery and cutlery for cooking and dining and the lounge /and dining area was big enough to accommodate us all, including the scavenging dog who seems to exist just for titbits these days! The bedrooms were big with ample storage. There was a travel cot and a fold up bed in addition to the 3 doubles and twin. The bathrooms were all perfect. Stairgates were being installed. The rooms had external shutters and downstairs had tiled floors which kept the house really cool, which was particularly good for the dog. Ruffec was a short drive away. A quaint town with more than enough shops that sold just about everything you could ever want in life, let alone just the stuff you might need on holiday - spaceships excluded perhaps. I have to say that the availability of 4 foot long baguettes with the girth of a body-builder's thigh was something new to me, so not only were we more than adequately provided for, but also educated! There was also a vet in ruffec to do the necessary pet passport admin. There are a lot of lovely places to visit in the vicinity and we went on a few trips for meals and walks, but we were happy to hang around at the house relaxing and messing around. Thomas was a delight with and he has clearly made a huge effort to make the Farmhouse a home-from-home. It was very clean and very well maintained and the photos are all100% accurate. Gary and Khadisha were nearby if we had any queries. We would definitely go back again and have since recommended the Farmhouse to friends. It really is a slice of rural paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from this lovely, comfortable and tastefully developed villa where we had a very relaxing and comfortable stay for a week. The villa is a delight and perfect for a family of 5 (4 double bedrooms and space for more) with three kids from age 3 to 16. Arrived to a hamper of goodies to get us started. A small but safe swimming pool perfect for cooling off. Huge garden for running around and playing football etc. Large outside space with covered dining and loungers/hammock etc. A very peaceful setting in a tiny hamlet surrounded by fields but easy drive to postcard perfect villages, animal parks, water sports areas etc. Thomas ('Mossy') could not have done more to make the stay a delight. Plenty of indoor (pool, darts, table football etc) and outdoor (football, frisby, golf, tennis etc) toys, free use of bikes. If you are interested in astronomy this area has a perfect dark sky with a star filled sky. Would recommend this villa without hesitation. Thanks again Mossy!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A gem!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the farmhouse and the apartment as we were a group of 10 visiting the area for a friends wedding which was held in the abbey in Nanteuil. The apartment (suitable for 2/4 persons) can be accessed from inside the farmhouse via an integral door and also via its own private entrance. The farmhouse was simply perfect for us- we are two families of 4 both with children aged between 3-10. From the moment I made the enquiry the owner was most helpful and efficient. We spoke on the phone and emailed and the whole booking process went really smoothly. The owner met us on the first day and couldn't do enough to ensure we knew everything about the farmhouse, places to eat and places worth visiting. We were extremely lucky with the weather and made the most of using the pool, bbq, we all loved the outdoor space. The children played on play equipment in the garden and the owner even purchased a playhouse and erected it during our stay for their use.

The beds the comfortable. All rooms are a great size, we all felt very comfortable for our 6 night stay and will certainly miss this place. We had a fantastic time!

We also had a welcome pack on arrival, including bread, wine, biscuits and other goodies. The upstairs playroom was fab and fully equipt with cd's/DVDs, pool table, football table. You could tell the owners had made it as comfortable as possible to ensure guest were taken care of.

Lovely quiet area, with various places to visit within a short drive. Would certainly recommend!

Thank you for all that you did for us, we throughly enjoyed our stay and a pleasure to have met you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely trip

  • 5 of 5

We rented the farmhouse & gite -10 of us all together. Fantastic view from lovely well maintained garden. Went on a few walks & cycles. House is well done out & attractive & owner very accommodating and gave a lot of local information.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Angouleme at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Nanteuil-en-Vallée at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Angouleme at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ruffec at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N10 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Nanteuil-en-Vallée at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary


Nanteuil 2km

Verteuil 10km

Le Rejallant 12km

Ruffec 15km

Angouleme 60 km

Poitiers 80 km

Niort 85 km

Futuroscope 85 km

Cognac 95 km

Saintes 125 km

La Rochelle 150 km

Bordeaux 180 km

Further Details:

We chose this particular area because of its consistently pleasant climate (second only to the Cote d'Azur) its peaceful location with gentle rolling hills, sunflower fields and woodlands lots of interesting wildlife, lovely food and wine and very interesting and friendly neighbours! It's proximity to swimming lakes and rivers at La Rejallant, as well as nearby picturesque villages of Nanteuil and Verteuil is a major selling point. The site is on a quiet cul de sac with no passing traffic, yet within a few minutes drive you could be enjoying a bustling market, or quiet meal/drink in the lively town square of Ruffec.


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 275 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Extensive rere garden with 5.5 metre semi-interred circular heated swimming pool accessible from raised patio area. Large front courtyard area with numerous outbuildings including traditional stone oven.

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