4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a separate toilet. Privacy by the pool.
Tara and Donnie
- english, french
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great house, fab space. We were 4 adults and 3 children. Pool was great for our little ones (three aged 8 months, 3 years and 4 years old), especially with it being heated. The Kitchen is well equipped, one of the better places we’ve stayed in. Location is good, rural and quiet, but only 20 minutes from Cognac. There is a lovely outdoor space about 5 minutes walk down the road, a boulodrome, with tennis courts , a small woodland pathway and a children’s playground. The weather was the only wrinkle for us! We really liked it here, thank you for having us Tara & Donnie.
Fab house in a great area
House is charming & comfortable & both Tara & Donnie, the owners, are helpful & quick to respond to any queries. House has some lovely character features but also has completely up to date facilities so makes for a very comfortable base from which to explore the Charente region. We visited in the hottest Feb they’d had since records began so had the benefit of using the vast terrace to dine out on & watch the sunset from. The pool & gorgeous self contained pool house looks like a great area to chill out on in the summer sun. As it was Feb, the evenings were chilly, so we also made use of the wood burning stove in the sitting room. There’s both French & UK tv plus a DVD player & a decent library of films/box sets to watch. The main entrance hall also has a tv & a giant leather sofa - great for escaping the daytime heat. The quaint courtyard at the front of the house includes a large off road parking area which, once the gates are shut, is completely enclosed & private.
At the end of the road there’s a park area with a boulodrome, tennis courts & picnic tables. As there were boules in the house we took a bottle of wine with us & spent a very pleasant few hours playing boule & watching red squirrels in the trees. From the door you have an amazing network of vineyards & walnut groves to explore - full of wildlife. I saw more birds of prey here than I’ve seen in my life in Scotland.
The Charente area is also a cyclists dream, with quiet roads to spider out on & a signposted 47km circular road route which you can follow from the house (la Flow Velo is a long distance cycle route which will be completed in 2021 but for now can be followed, by MTB, along the banks of the Charente, via Bourg-Charente to either Jarnac or Cognac). My husband highly recommends the Golf du Cognac 18 hole golf course. It also had a very fine terrace from which to enjoy a beer after your game. The Charente is made us of elegant riverside towns, vineyards & sweet villages & the people are so charmingly polite - to each other as well as to us. The Charente is steeped in brandy making history with grand Cognac houses at every turn. If you’re looking for a chilled out holiday in a rural area full of history & wildlife, good food & wine within a region that offers all the convenience of modern living but where the tradition of making time for people & food is still very important, then this is the place for you.
As our first guests we are delighted that you have had a wonderful holiday!
It sounds like you made the most of the February sunshine exploring all the area has to offer.
I am so glad our property provided all you needed for an enjoyable stay. Perhaps you will return again some day.
Many thanks for the lovely review.
Skønt feriehus i smukke omgivelser
Har nydt en uge i næsten fuldstændig ro og fred her. Fantastisk smukt terræn til daglige Vandreture og selvfølgelig mulighed for besøg hos Cognac producenter mm.
Thank you for leaving a review, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed a relaxing week.
Magnifique Maison et jardin
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans une maison idéale pour des vacances entre amis . Le jardin, sa grande terrasse BBQ, la piscine et le devant de la propriété pour des parties de MÖLKKY : les enfants ont bien profité. Maison décorée avec goût. Les propriétaires sont très réactifs et sympathiques.
Merci pour cette belle critique. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez tous profité de notre maison. Peut-être nous vous verrons encore pour les vacances l'été prochain. Tara and Donnie
A wonderful holiday in a beautiful place!
Daar Tara and Donnie,
We have greatly enjoyed your fantastic home. The house is very comfortable and cozy. On the days that the weather was not very good, we still had a wonderful time. The days at the pool were wonderful. The garden house is nice to be able to enjoy the setting sun in colder weather. The house is located in a quiet and beautiful setting. We have visited many places in the area. Saintes and Angouleme are beautiful places to visit.
We would recommend the house to all our friends for a great holiday. We hope to come back again in the future.