Villa for holiday rental Charentes

9.9/10
Exideuil (4km from Chabanais), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC003059 Advertiser since: 2 January 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Chez Dave Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2

About this property

Four Bed Converted Stone Barn with Pool. This villa is in a village setting.

On the edge of the medieval village of Exideuil sur-Vienne this converted barn dates back to the 1800s. The open plan split level layout offers lots of living space to stretch out and relax.
 
We are a five mins walk to village with bar/restaurant, bakery, pharmacy, tabac, Post Office and quaint medieval church. A five mins drive takes you to Chabanais with all the amenities of a small town; local markets, supermarket, bank, tourist office and train station.

The accommodation comprises of a fully equipped kitchen in the lower level, the living room with a wood burning stove and a master bedroom with walk-in shower plus separate wc.  The mezzanine level has 3 bedrooms, 1 double and 2 twins along with a shower room and toilet.

There are double doors from the kitchen leading out to a patio with table, chairs and parasol. Steps lead to pool with decked area where you will find 4 sunloungers are provided. The pool is open from July to September.
 
Ample parking is available to the side for guests and any visitors and we have a non-smoking policy

A 25% deposit with booking and the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival with £150 refundable security deposit.

The property is approximately 6hrs drive from Cherbourg. Limoges airport is approximately 40 mins drive with Bordeaux and la Rochelle airports just over 2hrs drive away.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, double sink, oven, hob, microwave, large fridge-freezer and washing machine. There is a separate dining area with seating for 8.

Living rooms

Three settees, coffee-table and a wood burning stove, giving plenty of heat in low season. We also have a portable 3 speed cooling fan for use.

Bedrooms

On the ground floor there is a master bedroom with a king size bed, drawers, bedside table and hanging rails.

On the mezzanine there is a double and 2 twin bedded room with wardrobes and drawer unit.

Bathrooms

Downstairs you will find a walk-in shower and separate toilet.

Upstairs is a shower room with toilet.

Heating

Wood burning stove.

Entertainment

Pool table, tv/dvd, various board games and books.

Garden and outside

Pool, 7.2 x 4.9m x 1.2m deep, open from July to September plus decking with 4 sunloungers. The patio with table, chairs, and parasols. Very occasionally the pool will be shared with an adjoining 1 bed gite.

Parking and garages

Ample parking at side of property for guests.

Visitor suitability

Parking available for visitors.

Information about any additional facilities

End of stay cleaning available at extra cost of £70.

Linen available at extra cost £40.

Facilities

  • No smoking

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: various species
Name of nearest fishing location: river vienne
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: st junien
Distance: 12 km

Sports

Watersports

About the Owner, Mr David Parks

Having worked in the construction industry all my life I felt it would be good to take on a project that all the family could be involved with. It's only in the last few yrs now that our kids are adults and are off doing their own things that we decided to open the property to the holiday rental market. With my construction background I'm able to maintain the property to a high standard which is obviously of benefit to all who use it.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? The Charente region has one the highest "total hours of sunshine " in France. It's far enough south to get high temperatures whilst at the same time accessible via the cross channel ferries which meant for us travelling from Ireland it is possible to reach in 24hrs. This specific location in Charente was chosen simply because the area just oozes what we would describe as typical french village living. Bakery, tabac,bar, in the village with a small town only 5mins drive away.
Unique benefits of property This property has all the rustic charm associated with an old stone building but has all the comforts of a modern home. This was achieved by leaving the basic structure intact and constructing a modern home within it, whilst incorporating many original features

The Owner Recommends

Canoeing on the Vienne

Canoe to a designated pickup point where the organisers collect and return you to the start.

Museums

Numerous museums in Limoges and Angouleme. Some are free.

Visit Chateaux

Chateau Rochebrune or Chateau la Rochefoucauld are well worth a visit.

3 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.6 / 10 Karl Roberts 3 September, 2014

We had an absolutely fantastic time, already planning on going back. Owners were very helpful from point of booking to the moment we left. The property was far larger than we had expected and facilities even better than we had imagined. Very clean and we would have no hesitation in recommending this to all.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind review.We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.

10 / 10 lynne 21 August, 2013

Good points
Beautiful and peaceful location, perfectly situated to spend quality time with friends and/or family. Five minute walk to the village for fresh bread. Lovely pool and lots of things in the house to have fun, pool table, various games, tv, dvd player, bicycles etc etc. Plenty of crockery, glasses and utensils

Bad points
Nothing, except maybe it was hard to leave!!

10 / 10 sharon 29 July, 2013

Good points
it was a fab place lots of space. I would highly recommend Chez Dave x