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Romantic Garden Home on the River in Montmorillon

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Montmorillon townhome description

Come and get lost in my beautiful home filled with warmth and personality. Completely refurbished , totally repainted in neutral shades, allow yourself to be encircled with the heavy linen drapes to close out the bright French sunlight allowing you to sleep in and enjoy a real break from reality. New beds, mattresses, and bed linens in every room will provide you with that rejuvenating night’s repose, only to wake renewed to fresh croissants and hot coffee to be sipped alongside the flowing 'Gartempe River' under your wisteria-draped pergola. Pick plums, or apples from your personal orchard to round out your breakfast and get ready to enjoy lunch by wandering to the local market less that two minute’s stroll away, where your only problem will be trying not to buy too much. Your selection could include homemade goat cheese and jams, organic vegetables, fresh chickens, sublime sausages, crunchy bread, mouth watering mussels, only imagine it and it is there, only fresher!! Round it off with a good bottle of wine and get ready for your afternoon nap.

The Master Bedroom is light and airy with a four poster queen size bed and a sumptuous new linens, the large windows give a view onto one of the local church spires. There are wooden ancient wooden floors, an ample closet, and high ceilings. Library/Guest Room has two queen/double beds and is surrounded by 18th century book shelves. And it has amazing views of both the church spire and the other direction over the river and up the hill side, great for kids. The second Guest Room has a day bed which is a twin that expands to a queen size, perched at the top of an ancient set of wooden stairs and enclosed by windows and French doors allowing for a view over the river, it is small and intimate. The living room has views in both directions so that you can watch both the sunrise and the sunset over Montmorrillion and enjoy the gentle breeze from the windows or the crisp fire from the wood stove depending on the season. This room allows for use as a fourth bedroom with a sofa sleeper that is actually very comfortable and creates even more space for vacationers.
The kitchen has been completely renovated this year, with everything new from appliances to cabinetry making it a great place to create a family meal or savor some down time from all your wanderings. There are all the tools anyone could need to make a meal worthy of a memory.
And the garden is the perfect place to serve it, or to simply enjoy nature. The house backs up to the river so you have peace and quiet with no one to bother you but the ducks and really big fish that wander by. It is like being in the country but you have all the ease of being in a small town.


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Property Type

      • Townhome

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

          • Catering Available
          • Dinner - Booking Possible

          Onsite Services

              • Private Chef

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              • Convertible bed(s)

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Sleeps 2...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 double

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              • Bedroom 2

                Bed converts from single to queen...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Living room space with a sofa that converts to a queen size ...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                English and French selection are available ...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Music Library:

                A small,selection of CDs , but wifi screaming is available ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite , local French only stations...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                large flat screen...moreless

              • Toys:

                Badminton set, and boules set. Cards and puzzles...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                A growing selection of DVDs available...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking:

                    Available ...moreless

                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet:

                    Wifi in home...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Large and open with wonderful views in both directions. Big sofa and comfy chairs to watch the flat screen tv or enjoy the fire...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    There is a parking area directly in front of the house or the car can be pulled in to covered parking with in the house grounds but it is a little difficult to get in and out with ease...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Local land line with message line and ability to call most places for free...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Stove:

                    In kitchen and living room...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    French press...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Fully stocked to cater a large party of friends and family, or to take care of a small intimate gathering....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Fully stocked with local white limoge china, and serving dishes ...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    A completely newly refurbished kitchen , with everything you might need to enjoy cooking a meal...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Basic, small...moreless

                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Large capacity that allows you to fill up on market days...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Gas cook top...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Adequate grill with all the tools that might be needed...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                       

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                      Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, & Dec (except Christmas & New Years) .. €550/week
                      Mid-Apr, May, Jun, Sep, and Oct ........................... €650/week
                      Jul, Aug, Christmas & New Years ........................... €750/week
                      Cleaning Service on Departure €80
                      Saturday to Saturday Arrival after 4pm departure before 10am
                      

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                      Location

                      30 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Poitiers
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Montmorillon
                      50 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Le Lucullus

                      Car: Recommended

                      Montmorillon is known as La Cité de l'Ecrit et des Métiers du Livre due to it's history as a center for books and literature. Today there are oodles of book stores, and artists galleries showcasing their work and even providing workshops for free so that young and old alike can get to learn something new on their trip. My daughters and I all learned how to watercolor on our first trip and now having our paintings as a wonderful souvenir.

                      There are small restaurants and bars promising every type of beer and food under the sun, and great walks to finish up your evenings and make room for more feasting to come.

                      For the more adventuresome, there is kayaking for kids and parents alike at 'Lathus' or perhaps horse riding, or a trip to real farm that allows both little and big people to get up-close and personal with cows, goats, ducks, chickens, and the farm way of life. A little further down the road is a favorite restaurant of mine, and is just as perfect for a family-friendly meal as it is for a romantic escape. And they will accommodate even the finickiest of the eaters as I know from personal experience; my ten-year-old who hates everything and my fifteen-year-old vegetarian and even I, who enjoys a slightly more sophisticated repast, were all in food heaven, while tucked in a wonderful, wooded glade with the river wandering by.

                      Or perhaps you would enjoy a picnic laid out in the gardens of the 'Chateau DeTouffou', owned and restored by the Ogilvie family, after your personal tour of the chateau. Follow it up by the wander through the medieval town, of 'Chatellerault' and if you still have energy in need of burning, you could see the eagle spectacle found at the center of town in 'Chauvigny'. Or perhaps shopping is on your mind. If so, there is the Limoges seconds outlet where you can pick up simply white dishes for less than a euro and gorgeous platters and serving vessels for a couple euros more. And for the French lingerie lovers, there is the 'Aubade' factory outlet in 'St Savin'. There you can mix a moment at the monastery with their superb frescos (a unesco heritage site) with a moment of lingerie shopping with a fitter so good all she has to do is look at you and she instantly knows what will fit you and what will make you look your best. Or perhaps 'Poitiers' is more your style where you can get a taste of Parisian fashion all with the ease of a small town, alongside a myriad of churches, art galleries, restaurants and one of the largest universities in France. All within a half hour drive from Montmorillon

                      Kir Royale, anyone? One of my favorite indulgences in the late afternoon is to head to the Terrasse in Montmorillon with new and old friends, where you can enjoy conversation or music or just watch the river slide by. Or perhaps head to 'the Lucullus restaurant' famed for its cuisine and have a superb French dinner without the Parisian prices. And don’t forget the macaroon factory that has delicacies to eat now and treats to bring home., all just steps from your home.

                      For the hikers, fishers, and bicyclists, there are trails, fish, and paths galore to keep you fit and active to burn off at least a few of those calories you will enjoy consuming. Before you tuck yourself onto the train or into your car to leave your little slice of paradise, make sure you head to my favorite bakery and have an almost indecent chocolate mousse; it tastes so good it will actually seduce your taste buds and hopefully tempt you into making a return visit so you can enjoy even more rest and relaxation and more undiscovered spots waiting to be discovered.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About: I am from Ireland and live in the US. I have been lucky now to own this house fro several years, adding to it and changing it each year that I am there. I wanted my kids to get a chance to learn what it is like to grow up in europe as I did. They have really had some great experiences and have gotten to share them with their friends as well. We always seem to have a houseful when we are lucky enough to get home. And in the meantime it is there waiting for you to make your own memories too!

                      Why Montmorillon:
                      I fell in love with this wonderful, graceful home the first time that I saw it. I think that had a lot to do with the garden, the views, the light,my wonderful neighbors. The ease to get there, the feeling of safety, the sense of being home.It took me a long time to buy it, nearly 2 years as I was nervous as a single mum buying a house in another country and trying to make it all work at a distance. But I needn't have worried at all. It has been great, even with any hiccups along the way, it was a wonderful decision that I am truly glad that I made

                      The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                      This summer will be our fifth family vacation there and it has created a wonderful time together with family and friends; to catch up on rest and relaxation, to forget about CNN and the world news, and to simply learn to breath again. Last summer we traveled ten minutes to Ledorat for a market that starts at night every wonderful food that you can imagine, incredibly fresh, cooked to order, washed down with fresh juice or wonderful wine. All out in the open air, with music and dancing, children and laughter. We are planning to go every time it is on this summer. Montmorillon is what you make it. It can be where you rest and relax or where you recoup after hiking or biking, or where you listen to music under the stars. For me and my family it is a magical place. I can only hope that it is for you too.


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                      Speaks: english, french

                       

                      Photos

                      • Watch the sunset over your river view

                        Watch the sunset over your river view

                      • your garden oasis

                        your garden oasis

                      • Your home away from home viewed from the road

                        Your home away from home viewed from the road

                      • your living room with a cosy fire and flatscreen TV should you decide to stay in

                        your living room with a cosy fire and flatscreen TV should you decide to stay in

                      • the view from your kitchen over your morning espresso and crossaints

                        the view from your kitchen over your morning espresso and crossaints

                      • The old stable entrance for a little extra charm

                        The old stable entrance for a little extra charm

                      • Lussac les chateaux, 10 mins drive, filled with resturants, like Les Orangeries

                        Lussac les chateaux, 10 mins drive, filled with resturants, like Les Orangeries

                      • the Abbey at St.Savin, a unesco world heritage site , 15 min drive

                        the Abbey at St.Savin, a unesco world heritage site , 15 min drive

                      • New half bathroom on ground. floor

                        New half bathroom on ground. floor

                      • Bedroom with 2  queen beds surrounded by 17th century bookcases

                        Bedroom with 2 queen beds surrounded by 17th century bookcases

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • A perfect spot for a quiet rendevous to share with others or to enjoy alone

                        A perfect spot for a quiet rendevous to share with others or to enjoy alone

                      • Lunch, anyone? Your french home away from home, with a view to savor

                        Lunch, anyone? Your french home away from home, with a view to savor

                      • Single Day bed that converts to a queen

                        Single Day bed that converts to a queen

                      • Your totally renovated  kitchen with all new  the amenities, inc dishwasher

                        Your totally renovated kitchen with all new the amenities, inc dishwasher

                      • the view into Cite de l'Ecrit from your front door

                        the view into Cite de l'Ecrit from your front door

                      • Angles sur l'Anglin, one of the prettiest towns in France,Le Roc aux Sorciers

                        Angles sur l'Anglin, one of the prettiest towns in France,Le Roc aux Sorciers

                      • Postcard that includes my home and your home away from home with the round tower

                        Postcard that includes my home and your home away from home with the round tower

                      • View over the river to montmorillon

                        View over the river to montmorillon

                      • View towards the old cite de l' ecrite

                        View towards the old cite de l' ecrite

                      • Desk to write postcards but also has maps, tour guides, and pamphlets.

                        Desk to write postcards but also has maps, tour guides, and pamphlets.

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                      3 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
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                      Speaks: english, french
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