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Farmhouse With Private Swimming Pool And Rural Views - Main Farmhouse

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,960 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



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

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About the property


Large newly renovated four bedroom farmhouse with adjoining one bedroom gite ) set in peaceful rural hamlet two km from beautiful local village of Nanteuil-en-Valee.This bright,spacious, stone farmhouse has been sympathetically restored to keep its traditional character with double french doors to all ground floor rooms.

The farmhouse, of area 270 square metres, can comfortably accomodate up to ten people and if the adjoining gite (area 55 square metres) is included this number can reach fourteen or fifteen.


To the front of the house is the the large gravelled courtyard area for parking which can comfortably accommodate up to eight cars. Opposite the house are numerous farm buildings including a chicken shed and massive bread oven which was formerly used as a communal oven for the hamlet.

To the rear is the patio area which is partially paved with concrete slabs and partially gravelled. The barbeques and several lounge seats are in this area with the large outdoor table in the 12 metre squared covered area to facilitate al fresco dining in the shade. Extra outdoor table and chairs are available if the numbers demand.

The large garden area (slightly less than one acre) is accessed by descending steps from the patio as is the 5.4 metre diameter swimming pool (not the same steps!). Access to the pool is guarded by a lockable gate. The pool and patio areas, as well as parts of the garden, are afforded intermittent shade by the numerous very tall trees which surround the area.

There's an extensive range of sporting utensils e.g.tennis rackets, cricket bat, hurleys, footballs, rugby balls, golf clubs, boules,croquet set for use in the garden area. Several bicycles and one adult tricycle are provided along with helmets.

The farmhouse is situated in the quiet peaceful hamlet of La Couriere roughly one km from the small village of Messeux.

The local village of Nanteuil en Vallee (2 km) is surrounded by woods and fields and the Rivers Argentor and Charente are ideal for walking along, running and cycling. The village has two excellent restaurants, bar, small grocery shop, pizza restaurant, hairdressers and a very good butcher shop. The town of Ruffec (12 km) offers the usual medium town facilities including 3 Supermarkets, banking facilities, indoor swimming pool, cinema, restaurants, fast food (including McD’s) & Tourist office. Markets on Wednesday & Saturday mornings.The leisure area at Le Rejallant (8 km) has been recently revamped to a high standard and offers swimming facilities and children's paddling areas and the option to hire canoes and kayaks to explore more of the river.

Other small towns within 20 minutes drive are Champagne Mouton, Civray and the picturesque Verteuil sur Charente.

The city of Angouleme is just over 40 minutes drive away and Poitiers is an hour's drive.

Further details from messeuxmoss.weebly.com

More Details

Thomas Farrell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Nanteuil-en-Vallée in Charente

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Family Holiday August 2017

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 2 weeks in La Couriere - Thomas is a fantastic host and greeted us with a hamper and champagne (which was very welcome after a long drive!). The farmhouse is very well equipped with 3 bathrooms, huge living spaces and comfortable clean bedrooms. There are plenty of activities to entertain children (we took 3 aged 15, 11, 8) - a swimming pool, table tennis, pool table, play room etc. The farmhouse is set in a lovely rural setting with a huge garden which gave us plenty of space and time to relax!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hayley, Many thanks for staying with us and for your glowing review. It was a pleasure dealing with you all and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. A bientot.
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Fabulous country property in the heart of rural France

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful villa in a quiet peaceful hamlet in the heart of the countryside but easy access to shops.Very friendly helpful owner. Plenty of space for sunbathing ( good shade also) and playing This property ticked all the boxes and we all (6 adults and 2 young children) had a superb holiday. We had wonderful weather, plenty of activities and great al fresco dining. Can't recommend it enough !!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in August we were a family of 12, adults and children. On arrival we were met by the owner Thomas (Mossy) he was very helpful and showed us around his beautiful house that had tons of space for our large party. The house has a large games room which the kids and adults loved! The garden is huge plenty of space to play games and enjoy the sunshine the lovely pool was also a god send on a hot day. A car is recommended as it is a few minutes drive to the nearest amenities. Overall we loved every minute and wished we'd stayed longer and can not thank Mossy enough for his hospitality. Fully recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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