Cottage for holiday rental Charente with pool - PC003112

Massignac (48km from Angouleme), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC003112 Advertiser since: 15 February 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Tauzac Cottage Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

Fabulous Detatched Cottage with Amazing Views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

At the very top of the owners drive, you will find a newly converted 1 bedroom large open plan cottage, overlooking fields and very private.

The kitchen, dining and lounge area are all open plan. There is underfloor heating via a wood burning stove and fuel is included so ideal for winter lets.   
Outside is a small garden with grass and flowers in the summer time, a patio with large bbq plus some table and chairs. The view from the cottage is very private and stunning views down the fields. 
We have put 2 pagodas up so you can sit under with table and chairs and just recently added another pagoda so a 4 man inflatable hot is position all screened by trellis which had climbers on for your privacy. Heated above ground swimming pool private to guests but shared with owners and their family if on holiday.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen and dining area, modern units, microwave, oven, fridge-freezer. Tea-towels and welcome pack included on arrival.

Lovely pine table with seating for 4/6 people.

Living rooms

Feature beams, large round suite, woodburner with underfloor heating which makes it ideal for winter lets.
Sideboard complete with a good collection of books, flat screen tv and coffee-table.

Wi fi and satalite tv.


Large double bed, side cabinets, open wardrobe and chest of draws.

Fantastic view of the fields, very private.


Modern shower, washbasin with cupboard and large mirror plus a toilet. All towels are included.


Wood burning stove with underfloor heating throughout and a radiator in bathroom.

Winter let price includes logs for the duration of stay.


Above ground is a swimming pool heated and private to guest everyday. sitting area around the pool with sunbeds.

Would only be shared with owners (2 of us) occasionally and grandchildren when over.

Garden and outside

The cottage has its own private patio and small garden overlooking fields.

New modern planchet for cooking your outside food. Table and chairs and 2 chairs and coffee-table in wicker. 2 umbrellas for shade.

New wooden gazebo for shade

Parking and garages

Own driveway to cottage with private parking.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchairs. This is a ground floor property, but the doorways would not accommodate wheelchair access.

Information about any additional facilities

Large utility room housing washing machine, which is free of charge, once a week in owners barn opposite the cottage. very private.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Shared pool




Name and address of nearest golf course: Perez 18 hole golf course
Distance: 40 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lake Charente
Distance: 4 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lake Charente


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Graham Clarkson

graham and i have been here nearly 10 years. love our garden, and veg plot. love meeting friends for drinks and eating out.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? This is a beautiful rural location but very near to our village and within minutes beautiful lakes and manmade beach. On the lake their are small boats to hire.
Unique benefits of property You are very private, detatched and away from the main house, own driveway.

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8 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.6
  • Condition: 9.6
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 8.8
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 9.9
10 / 10 Bennett 23 September, 2019

This is a delightful location for folk wanting a quiet get away in peaceful surroundings. The owners live in the adjacent house and were very welcoming and helpful. The accommodation was clean, well equipped and comfortable as well as being well stocked with much more than just a basic welcome pack. Other plus points included use of the swimming pool and a TV connected to Freesat so we could watch UK channels (a trifle confusing at first as the time difference meant that programmes were an hour later than back home but we soon got used to it).

Places to go in the area included the nearby lakes and interesting towns and villages including Confolens, Limoges and Peregueux - a car is essential but the roads are quiet. The baker in Massignac is great - just a few minutes from the property so perfect if you like fresh croissants / pain au chocolat for breakfast.

We would certainly recommending this location to anyone wanting a quiet break in the area. If you're going, make sure your Satnav will find the property- we had no problem with the in-built one in our Hyundai but suggest you check yours before you go and if needed ask the owners for directions.

Owner response

thank you so. u h for your kind review.
it was a delight to have you stay.
thank you once again x

10 / 10 Cain 20 August, 2018

A big thanks to Vivien and Graham for hosting us in their lovely Gite for 2 weeks. Absolute paradise with a beautiful outlook over the French countryside and a wonderful starry sky to gaze at from the hot tub each night....perfect!

A great base to house hunt for our own French property. Fantastic restaurant recommendations too. Our privacy was respected at all time but our hosts were there if we needed them.

And a special mention to our friend Harley who was an absolute joy!

Thanks again.

Cain & Andrea

PS - thanks for the lift on Andrea's birthday!

Owner response

thank you so much for your wonderful review hope we will meet up for lunch or dinner 2919 when you are over

Harley missed you,

thank you once again

Glasses ready to send

Kind regards and much love

Viv andGraham xx

9.8 / 10 Anna and Piotr 10 August, 2018

We had a truly lovely and relaxing two weeks in this villa. It was just like its advert description and the property was immaculate and comfortable. The owners were very welcoming and friendly but also happy to give us our privacy, which we really appreciated. The local markets were fantastic and we enjoyed exploring the nature and lakes nearby. Overall, it was a very peaceful retreat. We would definitely recommend this property to people who enjoy their peace and quiet.

10 / 10 Ihab Al jamal 7 July, 2018

We had a very nice peacfull holiday the position was perfect over looking a farmer feild . The facilities was good everything you need is there home to home, British TV channels and Internet. Lovely couple and very helpful I would recommend for anybody looking for relaxing holiday.
Ihab Al jamal

Owner response

thank you so much it was lovely to have caring and thoughtful guests.

thank you for the apricots gorgeous with ice cream.

see you again hopefully

kind regards

Vivien and graham xx