Farmhouse holiday rental Charente

9.7/10
Brigueuil (11km from Saint-Junien), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC004053 Advertiser since: 17 March 2015
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Maison des Roses Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Double bed settee

About this property

17th Century Characterful Gite in Medieval Village. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Step back in time in 'Maison des Roses' Farmhouse (1604) which is situated on the picturesque Charente/Limousin border. The property has been lovingly restored exposing all the original features in this beautiful property, and as the French locals often tell us 'It is truly magnifique'. 
 
The Farmhouse is full of character and spacious, airy and has a magnificent sweeping oak staircase leading up to the large master suite with king size bed and en suite bathroom, twin bedroom and second bathroom. 
 
Downstairs you will find the third double bedroom with its pretty picturesque window looking onto the garden. Leading off from the hallway with its stone flagged floor into the quaint fully equipped kitchen, from there you come into the large lounge/dining area with its granite stone fireplace with log burning stove and bringing it right up to date with w-ifi!  The thick stone walls maintain a natural coolness in the summer months where you may wish to escape from the heat of the sun.
 
Enjoy your time dining alfresco in the peaceful garden with patio area, bbq and patio furniture or sip on that local wine and watch the wildlife that use the garden. Keep a look out for the deer that come to feed in the field along side the garden of the farmhouse.
 
The owner has developed an extensive information file which provides information on the farmhouse along with details of all local amenities and activities available in the area to ensure you are able to make the most of your holiday. Don't just take our word for it take a look at the reviews from some of our guests on Tripadvisor.  Please note changeover days are flexible as is the length of stay.

Also we have 'Petite Maison des Roses', our cottage attached to the farmhouse that we have advertised on here.

Video's are available to view the inside of the properties on Facebook under the name frenchrose.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted farmhouse style kitchen with fridge, electric oven, gas hob. Store room to the side with washing machine.

Dining area through to the lounge with dining table and chairs.

Living rooms

Cosy lounge full of character with original features including potoven (original oven from the 17th century), granite fireplace with log burning stove, 3 piece suite, tv, dvd, cd player, docking station.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 - Very spacious master bedroom with king size bed, walk in wardrobe, dressing table, fireplace, sofa bed. This bedroom has a bathroom to the side so could be classed as an en suite.

Bedroom 2 - Twin beds

Bedroom 3 - On the ground floor, double bed.

Bathrooms

Master bathroom along side the master bedroom
Shower room along side the twin room

Heating

Central Heating system which works through the log burning stove (for winter months only and an additional cost)

Electric heaters

Entertainment

Tv with freeview, dvd player and dvd's, wi-fi, cd player, docking station, books and games.

Garden and outside

Dine alfresco in the pretty private attached garden.
Terrace with patio tables, chairs and bbq

Parking and garages

Shared private parking in owners private garden across the road.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages.

Information about any additional facilities

Please note that our changeover day is any day, not just Saturday.

There is a £200 refundable security deposit that is required when balance of holiday is paid. This will be refunded once the property has been checked and within 2 weeks of your departure.

We have a cottage attached to the farmhouse that is for hire - Petite Maison des Roses on this website.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: St. Junien

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St. Junien
Distance: 11 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Brigueuil
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: St Junien Golf Club
Distance: 11 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Videix
Distance: 30 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Brigueuil

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Activities

There are plenty of brochures in the house. Lakes for Swimming or Fishing Brigueuil professional fishing lake run by English friends. Videx and Guerlie Lakes approximately 25 mins away and has the above facilities with the addition of boat hire, pedalos, horse riding, bike hire and children's climbing frame. There is an English owned cafe/bar (Le Soleil Couchant) next to the horse riding with free wi-fi, children's toys, baby changing facilities. St. Junien Swimming Pool - Indoor and Outdoor There is a refurbished complex 5 minutes drive from the gite with outdoor pool, slide, childrens play area, sunloungers and for the cooler days there is an indoor pool. There are marked cycles and walking routes from the village. I can arrange bike hire in advance. Montrol Senard - a village that has kept many of its buildings in musuem state for tourists to see how the French used to live, very pretty little place and there is no charge. St. Junien is a pretty town for sightseeing and Limoges city is only 25 mins drive. Kayaking/Canoeing nearby Velorail

2 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 10
9.7 / 10 Adele Leach 2 August, 2015

The gite was very characterful as well as spacious and full of French charm. The location was excellent with basic local amenities only 2 minutes walk away and town only 15 minutes drive.
With having a dog, the gite fulfilled all of our needs in regards to the enclosed garden and walks on the doorstep.
The gite is definitely suitable for larger parties of 6 as, as a couple, there were parts of the house we simply didn't use. Having two toilets and showers though is definitely a plus for a bigger party.
The only negative about the gite is that the sun doesn't grace the garden until midday, however this didn't really cause a problem as we just chose to go out in the mornings and laze in the garden during the afternoon.
We would both fully recommend this gite to anyone wanting to visit this part of France. The gite is lovely and we had the pleasure of meeting the owner too, Lynn, who is as equally lovely and very helpful and friendly. We both hope to return with family on our next visit to this part of France.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and I look forward to seeing you both and your lovely well behaved dog in the future.

9.7 / 10 Beryl 6 June, 2015

The holiday was very relaxing and the property is beautiful, full of character and history. It was like home from home as there was everything you would need if you were living there and very clean. The garden is very pretty and private, ideal for eating al fresco. Lots of information inside the property from the owner with tips on where to visit and attractions. Loved it and would recommend it. The village has everything except a bank and is quiet and relaxed and the locals are very friendly.