An ideal family holiday villa tucked away in a lovely and tranquil countryside setting

Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Weekly price guide: £1098-£1942
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: MAI2890

General Description

This property is the ideal family holiday villa in the Vendée et Charente, just North West of the Dordogne and tucked away in a lovely and tranquil countryside setting surrounded by a patchwork of sunflower fields and close to a gentle stream. The idyllic setting only gets better as it is also only a 15-minute drive away from one of France's recently listed 'Small Towns of Character,' Nanteuil-en-Vallée as well as the picturesque village of Verteuil-sur-Charente, dominated by the Château de Verteuil.

This restored farmhouse with attached barns has been a lovely and immaculate family home for several years and is now receiving the personal touch of its new owners who are adding their own style and taste whilst still providing guests with a real home away from home. Exposed brickwork and wooden beams create local character and warmth, whilst the modern furnishings keep the villa elegant and attractive.

Comfort and relaxation being the key, the spacious villa has en-suite shower rooms for all bedrooms, good quality, homely furniture, cozy wood-burners and special touches like mosquito nets on windows and ceiling or floor fans. Outside, the heated swimming pool in the lovely gardens is fabulous and there are outdoor games for the kids, as well as hammocks for relaxing and a barbecue for outdoor feasts.

The village of Aunac is only a 5-minute drive away and guests will find most amenities there, whilst Mansle offers good shops and services as well as an annual dance festival. There is plenty to do locally in this part of France, as well as a little further afield - exciting Futuroscope in Poitier is less than an hour away and fabulous Bordeaux is just an hour and 45 minutes away.

This is a real family home in an ideal location and will provide a comfortable and memorable base for holidays in this very beautiful region.

Accommodation Facilities

Villa Interior:

Ground Floor:
- Traditional open-plan kitchen and dining room with original beams. Fully equipped with large gas hob and electric ovens, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee machine and seating for 8. Access to covered pergola.
- Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, ceiling fan, mosquito net, en-suite shower room with toilet and washbasin
- Bedroom 2 with double bed and en-suite shower room with multi-jet shower, toilet and washbasin
- Cloakroom/Utility Room with washing machine (tumble dryer not available for guest use).
- 2 sitting rooms with wood burners, sofas and armchairs, Satellite TV with English channels, DVD player, Sky Box.

First Floor:
- Bedroom 3 with king-size bed, portable fan, en-suite shower room with toilet and washbasin
- Bedroom 4 with twin beds, portable fan and en-suite shower room

Outside Grounds:
- Heated Pool (shape: rectangular / size: 11x5m/ depth:1-2m) with hard cover
- Poolside terrace
- Outdoor dining area
- Garden chairs, tables and sun loungers with cushions
- Barbecue
- Barn
- Hammock
- Grounds extend to an acre with assorted flowerbeds and specimen trees
- Secure parking for 2 vehicles

Additional Notes:
Children aged 6 and over are welcome.
Baby and Toddler Equipment: stair gates.
Minimum stay 7 Nights.
Linen and towels included, including large pool towels.
Arrival time: 4 p.m.
No pool heating charge. Please note the pool is available between Easter and end of October.
A travel cot and high chair will be available from April, on request.
Pets welcome: Well-behaved dogs are welcome on request.

Local Area / Activities

The property is bordered by a patchwork of sunflower fields and close to a gentle stream where you can enjoy all that the beautiful French countryside has to offer.

It is located a few minutes drive from the town of Mansle. Here you can find a large supermarket which sells literally everything, from vintage cheeses and wine to hoover bags. There is also kayaking, camping, and fishing as well as several places to eat.

The area is surrounded by beautiful and historic places to visit with Verteuil-sur-Charente, one of France's prettiest villages just a 15 minute drive away.

The strategic central location also means that you can reach the beach, the airport and wonderful cities such as Bordeaux in just over an hour.

The city of Angouleme is approximately 30 minutes away and has many historic sights as well as extensive shopping facilities and the usual fast food eateries and restaurants.

Moreover, the famous Cognac region is half an hour's drive away whereas the Spanish border can be reached in about 4 hours.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Town/City: Angouleme (30km (30'))
Nearest Airport: Limoges / Poitiers / Bordeaux (85km (1h) / 88km (1h 5') / 152km (1h 50'))
Nearest Train Station: Angouleme TGV Station (30km (30'))
Nearest Village: Aunac (5km)
Nearest Bar/Pub: Mansle (7km)
Nearest Supermarket: Mansle (7km)
Nearest Golf: Golf de l'Hirondelle Angouleme (30km (30'))
Nearest Beach: Chatelaillon-Plage (130km (1h 15'))
Nearest Tennis: Angouleme (30km (30'))
Nearest Restaurant: Mansle (7km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Horse riding : Theuliere Claude Riding School - 14km
Watersports : 60km
Historical sites : Beaumont De Perigord (8km) and Molieres (10km)

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £1098
High Season: £1942

Security deposit: £500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Pets considered
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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