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Detached Farmhouse with Private Pool, Family-Friendly

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Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Farmhouse in Pleuville, Confolens, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Rural Location

Our farmhouse is situated in a small hamlet on the edge of the village. The living accommodation is all on the ground floor with easy access from the kitchen area to the dining area outside.We have kept the exposed beams and original stonework in some of the rooms and put a woodburning stove into the original fireplace. The garden is about half an acre and has a private swimming pool with decking and an additional seating/barbeque area.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Jackie Bowell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

About Jackie Bowell

We live in the Scottish Highlands with our 2 sons and labrador Bess. We have enjoyed visiting France over the years and are delighted to now have somewhere to come to regularly and get to know. We were lucky enough to meet Jackie and Tony, who live in Pleuville and they now manage and maintain the farmhouse for us. They are a lovely couple. Jackie will give you a warm welcome and Tony can fix just about anything!

Jackie Bowell purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Jackie Bowell chose Charente

We bought the farmhouse because we saw the lifestyle friends of ours have, who were living in the area. We loved the relaxed pace of life and the emphasis on family and food! We intend to spend more time than just holidays living in the house in the near future. Meanwhile we have renovated the building, which had cooking utensils still hanging in the fireplace, no toilet facilities, just the small stone sink, which is still in the kitchen area. We have kept much of the character of the place with exposed beams and stonework but modernised the facilities!

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house and garden are all on the one level while the countryside is very gently rolling. You can enjoy the wonderful sunsets in an open sky. Evening meals, sitting outside, eating fresh food, drinking great wine and in good company are what its all about.

The pool is close to the house and has a barbecue and seating area right next to it so you can relax and keep an eye on those in the water.

There are plenty of activities in the surrounding area for all the family. All the family love La Vallee de Singes which allows you to be up close to the monkeys.The tree-top climbing activity at Massignac is a challenge and good fun; the nearby lakes provide sailing opportunities. My husband favours Le Vieux Cormenier, a museum which tells a story about farming life.

7 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic family holiday we all had, the farm house is full of character ,cosy and very clean.We love the Charente area as we have been several times before , but the farmhouse was in an excellent position to visit the whole region. Thank you to the lovely Jackie who was so welcoming and helpful. We will be back and it's well worth a visit.Jan

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic, comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for just three nights in this comfortable, clean, spacious house. In the middle of the French countryside this quaint and well kept property provided us with the ideal place to relax. The rooms were of good size and were very comfortable, and with two comprehensive bathrooms it was made even more so. During the day the pool and decking area made for an ideal sun trap and in the evenings we made good use of the barbecue facilities. There was a small village very close by with a small shop which was convenient. 15/20 minutes in a car and you could reach a large supermarket. Overall the property itself was great and was enhanced by the location. A perfect place for a relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent stay. 10/10!

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated in the lovely village of Pleuville, a very beautiful and relaxing part of the world. Despite the remote location, the house is only a short drive away from surrounding towns which contain more than enough shops and attractions for a great time. The house itself is a perfect size and is very well kept. With two separate seating areas in the garden and a lovely pool we were definitely able to make the most of the great weather during the day and enjoy the beautiful starry sky at night. I would recommend this house to anyone and hope to find myself back here in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

Beautiful relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

The property is situated on the outskirts of a nice, quaint little village called Pleuville. The property itself is lovely with great facilities, in particular a fantastic pool perfect for relaxing next to and two great outdoor sitting areas complete with a barbecue, ideal for eating outside in the sun! The towns of Confelons and Civray are a short drive away and have large supermarkets where supplies can be purchased. Inside the house is lovely, clean and finished to a high standard.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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4

Perfect retreat for creative writing

  • 4 of 5

I wanted peace and quiet to write and space to invite others at times to stay and work with me. This was perfect, the wood burner in the lounge meant cosy times even in February, space for people to stay without being on top of each other, good facilities for cooking and showering. Wonderful walks in the landscape and fun to have a drink with the locals at the little bar in the village. So highly recommended even off season.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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4

Peacful rural setting

  • 4 of 5

Peaceful, rural setting. Character property, surrounded by fields with much needed pool for hot days to cool down! Property was clean, great layout and facilities good. Jackie the property manager provided excellent service. We were after a quiet, relaxing holiday with no noisy neighbours where the children could have a pool to themselves, we could enjoy the heat and relax with a few books, if this is what you are after, you couldn't ask for more!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

From the Owner

We bought the farmhouse because we saw the lifestyle friends of ours have, who were living in the area. We loved the relaxed pace of life and the emphasis on family and food! We intend to spend more time than just holidays living in the house in the near future. Meanwhile we have renovated the building, which had cooking utensils still hanging in the fireplace, no toilet facilities, just the small stone sink, which is still in the kitchen area. We have kept much of the character of the place with exposed beams and stonework but modernised the facilities!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges (55mins by car) at 69 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 438 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Royal at 180 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Close to the beaches of Les lacs de Haute Charente, (approx. 45 minute drive).

Nearest beaches are La Rochelle and Royan (approx. 2 - 2 1/2 hour drive).

Travel:

From the UK: Ryanair fly to Limoges, Poitiers and Bordeaux: Flybe fly to Limoges and Bordeaux: Easyjet fly to Bordeaux.

Distance and driving time to the airports: Limoges 72km 1 hour,

Poitiers 68km 1 hour,

Bordeaux 196km 2¼ hours

Use of a car is essential but easy to collect at the airports.

Local towns:

Charroux is the nearest small town (10km) famous for its Benedictine Abbey, with a few small shops and bars.

Pressac is 7km, with a well stocked shop, 3 Restaurants and a Pizza takeaway!

Civray is a market town (21km) with all amenities, market days are Tuesday and Friday (mornings).

Confolens is a very pretty town on the Vienne, famous for it's Dance and Music Festival in August.

For Motor racing fans, visit the Circuit Val de Vienne in Le Vigeant (22km).

Further Details:

Pleuville has it's own village shop/bar/tabac, where fresh bagettes and pastries can be purchased daily along with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine!

Nearest supermarkets and all amenities are Confolens (15 minute drive) or Civray (20 minute drive).

There are plenty of local markets, historic towns and cities to explore in the area.

Activities for all the family:

Futuroscope near Poiiters, is a futuristic theme park, educational with some exciting 3D experiences/rides. The light display over the water in the evening is also well worth a visit

Vallees des Singes is a monkey sanctuary where you can spend a day up close with many of the monkeys. Every size of monkey from gorillas to one small enough to sit on the palm of your hand. A personal favourite day out of ours .

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
9 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£630
 
 
Easter Break
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£882
for 7 nights
£882
 
 
Low
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£630
 
 
Mid
29 Apr 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£882
for 7 nights
£882
 
 
High
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,134
for 7 nights
£1,134
 
 
Mid
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£882
for 7 nights
£882
 
 
Low
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£630
 
 
Xmas Break
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£882
for 7 nights
£882
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£630
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Please contact Jackie - jackyinfrance16@gmail.com Tel: +44 75 04 78 96 21
To secure a booking a 25% non-returnable deposit is required with the balance due 60 days (2 months) prior to arrival date. A refundable security deposit of £200 is also required. Payments can be by bank transfer or by sterling cheque. Other currencies by prior arrangement.


Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is a Saturday but this may be flexible in months other than June, July and August.
Arrival time after 4:30pm and departure by 9:30am

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Facilities

From the Owner

The house and garden are all on the one level while the countryside is very gently rolling. You can enjoy the wonderful sunsets in an open sky. Evening meals, sitting outside, eating fresh food, drinking great wine and in good company are what its all about. The pool is close to the house and has a barbecue and seating area right next to it so you can relax and keep an eye on those in the water. There are plenty of activities in the surrounding area for all the family. All the family love La Vallee de Singes which allows you to be up close to the monkeys.The tree-top climbing activity at Massignac is a challenge and good fun; the nearby lakes provide sailing opportunities. My husband favours Le Vieux Cormenier, a museum which tells a story about farming life.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • restaurants

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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large main bathroom with bath, separate shower unit and wc. En-suite to bedroom 1 with shower and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite shower room, Bedroom 2 with twin beds (links bedroom 1 and living room), Bedroom 3 with 1 double bed and 2 single beds

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Cot and High Chair provided. Outside: Private swimming pool 8m x 4m. with decking and sun loungers. Separate seating/barbeque area. In front of the house there is a seating area with table and chairs Utility Room: Washing machine, 2 parasols and gazebo Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, tea towels and bed linen are included but please bring your own beach/pool towels. At the end of your stay, we ask you to please leave it as you found it.

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