One of 7 Holiday cottages nr Chalais to rent - PC002350_B

4km from Chalais, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC002350_B Advertiser since: 28 June 2007

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Sellerie Self Catering Flexible 2 5 1 Baby cot on request

About this property

17thC Cottages 1.5km from Chalais . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Chateau de Labaurie, restored from a ruin in 1649, and renovated in 1988 is set in 40 acres of beautiful countryside. In the grounds are 4 self-catering cottages with fully equipped kitchens, tv's/dvd's and patio areas with barbecues. There is a shared swimming pool, 12 x 6, which is fenced, table tennis, badminton court, small football field and enchanting woodland walks. All the cottages are within walking distance to local market town for shops, bar/restaurants, river fishing and tennis courts. Ideal for large parties, long and short term lets. Please see our other 3 gites that are available to rent
La Sellerie has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 5 (there is a baby cot available on request). 
Some of our guest's reviews:
"We had the most wonderful stay at Labaurie and a most welcoming reception throughout our stay. I would highly recommend Labaurie for someone who is ready to unwind and relax in the tranquil setting of the estate"
"Chateau de Labaurie is so beautifully situated on the edge of Chalais in extensive grounds, which have been developed beautifully into a tranquil location. All of our very large family enjoyed the use of the pool and it was so nice to share it with other families who were on holiday there too, which kept everyone happy. The site is small enough to be peaceful, but large enough not to feel isolated - for us, a perfect combination! The Chateau is also well located to visit the local markets and we particularly enjoyed a canoe ride along the river from Aubeterre and some nearby lake beaches. We can highly recommend the Chateau de Labaurie as a relaxed place to take your family away on holiday".
Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers
Peaceful and refreshing La Sellerie
"The chateau and grounds are the perfect embodiment of France. The Joli Coin was simple and clean with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Bev & Elaine had thought of everything to entertain lively children (large pool, badminton/volley ball nets, football pitch & undercover table tennis/darts with all equipment) and energetic adults or to allow those who wished it, peace, tranquility & relaxation. They are friendly and helpful hosts who are there if needed but do not intrude. We had a fabulous time and sincerely hope to return
Comments from owners guestbook
'We had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful place surrounded by lovely people. Very kind to our children' from a family in Ireland.
'Loved our holiday cottage and the privacy of the garden but also the communal aspect of the pool, good for Maddie'. Farnham; Surrey.
'Friendly, non intrusive owners, relaxing, welcoming & lovely Chateau' London.
'We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Property couldn't be better - best holiday in France'. Chippenham; Wilts.
'Very pleasant holiday, the children loved the pool and the cottage was very well furnished': Camberley, Surrey. We've had a fantastic holiday here; weather superb but this place is so relaxing': London:
''Most wonderful holiday ever, we loved the peace and dreamlike quality of the place. Hope to come back next year'  Therese and Jamie.



Kitchen and dining

Cottage has fully-equipped kitchen. Washing machine, dishwasher, gas cooker.

Open plan dining room in cottage with Sky tv.

Living rooms

Open plan living area in cottage.


La Sellerie has 2 bedrooms.
One with double bed
One with 3 single beds and cot for baby.


La Sellerie has 1 shower room.


Swimming pool, small football pitch, badminton and volleyball grassed courts.

Barn with 2 table tennis tables.

Garden and outside

Woodland and meadow walks in 43 acre grounds. Small pond with carp.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages.

Information about any additional facilities

Large spacious estate with pool and cottages.


  • Cleaning

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: perch
Name of nearest fishing location: River Fishing in Chalais
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Le Manoir de Longeveau Pillac 16390 Saint-Severin
Distance: 12 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Bors de Montmoreau
Distance: 16 km

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St Quenton
Distance: 2 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Elaine Holden

We are an English married couple with 3 grown up children and 7 grandchildren.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 1988
Why this location? Because of its unspoilt countryside and micro climate.
Unique benefits of property Self-catering holiday accommodation on a 17th century chateau estate in 40 acres & ideal wedding venue.

The Owner Recommends

Local Area and Activities

We overlook a pretty market town with all amenities such as river fishing, tennis courts, theatre and cinema. Not to be missed is the International Horse Jumping Show every year in the summer. Also a yearly music festival and regular classical concerts. Medieval banquets and dinner dances. Nearby are keep fit health clubs, cinema, theatre, riding stables and canoeing on the 2 rivers. We are within easy reach of St Emilion for its prestigious wines and Cognac for its fine brandy. There are river trips on the River Charente which are very popular. The Atlantic coast with its wonderful sandy beaches are only an hour away.

Local Restaurants and Bars

A wonderful selection of bars and eating places, most within walking distance.

Location and Activities

Pretty market town with all amenities.

Markets and Shopping

Local market lining the streets of Chalais every Monday morning. Variety of interesting shops and a very good supermarket.

Nearest Port

St Malo 491km, Caen 505km, Cherbourg 505km and Roscoff 623km.

Nearest Restaurant

Five minutes 1km.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 7.3
  • Comfort: 7
  • Condition: 7
  • Facilities: 8.3
  • Local Amenities: 7.7
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 8
9.5 / 10 The Fordhams 16 August, 2016

We could not recommend this highly enough. Bev and Elaine are wonderful hosts, and the setting is stunning. The week we spent was lovely.

Owner response

Hello Charlie and Maggis,

Many thanks for your review, we would love to have you and family back to visit us any time; you are all very welcome, so nice to see close families get on so well.
Very best wishes,
Elaine and Bev

9.3 / 10 Eric Hyom 9 July, 2014

Bev and Elaine were very helpful and friendly, it helped that they are both English as none of us spoke much French. We spent most of the time in the pool and having BBQs in the evenings, we ate out a couple of times in the village, all very relaxed.

We were a mixed group of grandparents, parents and grandchildren, we had the place to ourselves. There was an open field for football and badminton. Undercover area for table tennis. Bars and restaurants were about a twenty minute walk, Liddels is about a ten minute walk down the hill, , there was a huge market on Mondays.

All eleven of us had an enjoyable stay
Would love to visit again but next time we will take a car!

4.8 / 10 Cassie 16 July, 2011

This is a beautiful place, the hospitality and helpfulness of the owners excellent - the only down-side is that the accommodation is in dire need of updating, particularly things like pillows in the bedrooms and lack of everyday facilities in the bathroom e.g. nowhere to hang anything and only one small towel rail.
Despite the negative things, we enjoyed our short stay in La Sellerie very much.

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