Restored farmhouse in rural Poitou Charentes - PC003572

Mainzac (17km from Montbron), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC003572 Advertiser since: 5 March 2014
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Alcott Self Catering Saturday 3 6 3 Travel cot and z-bed available

About this property

Alcott 3 Bedroom Cottage set in 55 acres. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Alcott's a beautifully restored 500 year old Charentese farmhouse, above the ancient voute (vault) thought to be over 700 years old. It is set in 55 acres of garden and woodlands.
There are grapevines growing over the front of the house, which is accessed by ancient stone steps.
The gite has been restored to the highest standard, newly furnished and offers large and very comfortable accommodation, which comprises of 3 bedrooms all with shower rooms and wc. The living room incorporates all the original features including exposed stone work, beams, even the original stone sink and a large fireplace with logburner.
If you want peace and tranquility, a holiday to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside and wild life then La Voute is an ideal choice.



Kitchen and dining

Kitchen/diner with fully-fitted units with sink and drainer, gas cooker, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee machine and a farmhouse dining table and chairs.
Fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The kitchen is well stocked with crockery, cutlery, glasses and utensils. There is an iron and ironing board.

Living rooms

Living room, beautifully decorated to a high standard whilst retaining all the original features.
There are exposed stone walls, beams, the original stone sink and fireplace with logburner.
There are 2 sofas, UK satelite tv (Freeview) please feel free to bring your own Sky card, dvd, cd player, coffee-table, cupboard with games, cards and a selection of books and magazines .

Children's dvds are available upon request.


Bedroom 1 is a very large double room, with solid oak flooring, exposed stone work and a large double bed, bedside tables and reading lights, wardrobe, and chest of drawers. There is a small table and chairs by the window with views of the garden and pool. There is space for another single bed/cot. A floor standing fan is provided. A door leads to a luxury en suite shower room with a very large shower, wc, handbasin with storage and power point for hairdryer or shaver, velux window.

Bedroom 2 is a large twin/double bedroom with exposed stone work and beams. Bedside tables with reading lights, wardrobe and cupboard, and a floor standing fan are included. There is a window with views of the garden and pool. A door leads to the en suite shower room with large shower, wc, handbasin with storage and power point for hairdryer or shaver, velux window.

Bedroom 3 is a large double bedroom with exposed stone work and beams. Bedside tables with wall lights, wardrobe and cupboards, and a flo


All bathrooms are en suite and have a shower, wash hand basin and wc.


Alcott has electric heaters in all rooms as well as a logburner in the lounge


There is a selection of books, magazines and games in the Gite. dvd's are available upon request.

Garden and outside

There is a private outside dining area and bbq, as well as the sun deck by the 10m be 5m in ground pool which is for your private use.
The secure pool area has sunloungers and chairs, there is a badminton net, goal posts, cricket and boules for your use.
With 55 acres of land, there is plenty to see and do. We have a signposted walk across the paddocks and through the woods, you can even take our Pygmy goats for a walk on their leads.

Parking and garages

Private parking is available at the rear of the Gite.

Visitor suitability

Alcott is over 600 years old, so unfortunately is not suitable for disabled guests.


  • Cleaning

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Piegut
Distance: 16 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: All course fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Javerlhac
Distance: 6 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf La Prieze, Montbro
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Rochefoucauld
Distance: 25 km

Organic produce/dining


Name/number of nearest marked trail: 3 locally


Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr John Liddon

Having bought La Voute in 2004 we spent the following 2 years renovating and converting our properties, we opened for business in 2006.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? Tranquil setting surrounded by our own land. Limoges, Bordeaux and Bergerac airports all less than 90 minutes drive away. Angouleme city centre, TGV station and motorway about 30 minutes away.
Unique benefits of property Being a former hamlet we have no near neighbours, sheltered by woodland we offer a "get away from the rat race" holidays.

The Owner Recommends

Things to do Locally

Go karting in Javerlhac, canoeing in Montbron and Brantom, weekly market at Piegut, weekly village bbw in July & August at Varaignes, woodland adventure and water park in Angouleme, Monkey World.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.7 / 10 david Africa 13 September, 2016

We had a great relaxing week at Alcott . John & Paula were very helpful and welcoming . We loved the Animals and the countryside is brilliant and would recommend .