|The Large House||Self Catering||Friday||4||8||3|
Large House, 4 double bedrooms, heated pool, gamesoom, large private grounds
As soon as you step through the doors you will be blown away by this character property.
Set amid the scenic rural farmland of the Charente/Vienne border this former farm building has been converted to provide luxury accommodation.
Downstairs you have a super-sized kitchen with all the necessary facilities including a walk-in larder. A large lounge and the surprise a gamesroom with full sized snooker table.
Upstairs we come to the wide landing where you can read in comfort whilst admiring the far reaching views and superb sunsets.
There are 3 bedrooms to one side 1 twin and 2 doubles and a bathroom and shower room/toilet.
However wait till you open the door to the master suite where you find the super king sized four poster bed set in a massive oak beamed space with its own bathroom suite including shower and corner bath. To complete the romantic setting is a Juliet balcony overlooking the patio.
Outside the large grounds give plenty of space for games or relaxing by the heated 12m x 6m pool.
In the evening you can settle down to eat on the patio whilst watching the sun sink over the horizon.
You may be lucky and have a visit from the Limousin cows in the field below the house.
An evening stroll around the commune and you will meet the friendly locals, a mixture of English and Fench
Situated 2km from the town of Chabanais where you will find all the necessary shops including a Super U and local bakers , tabac and restaurants. There is also a very good cave with a range of local wines for everyday drinking and more exclusive wines at local prices for taking home
15km to the east is St Julien with the choice of a number of larger supermarkets (Hyper U/Leclerc/Lidl etc)
30 minutes in either direction will take you by car or train to the cities of Angouleme in the west and Limoges in the East for souvenirs especially porcelain
Locally there are the Lacs of Charente, The large Roman Bath complex
and the Velo rail. One shouldn't miss a visit to the martyrs village of Oradour sur Glane which will leave you asking why man is like he is. Within an hours drive are various attractions, details of which are available in the house.
For those seeking more strenuous activity there are plenty of walking routes away from traffic, canoeing on the Vienne and of course cycling. Golf can be found at St Junien
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Very large fully fitted kitchen diner
Large lounge with tv
Enormous romantic four poster master with en suite.
Bedroom 2 is large double with en suite. Bedroom 3 is 2 singles.
Bedroom 4 is large double overlooking garden
Master and Bedroom 2 have en suites both with bath and shower
Bedroom 3 and 4 share the main bathroom with shower only
Gas central heating. Log burning stoves in kitchen, lounge and snooker room
Full size snooker table, tv with UK and French channels. Stock of Books
Solar heated swimming pool 12m x 6m
Open private parking on site
Colin and Tina we have been renting Foulounoux out for a couple of years<br/>Our main reason, yes of course the rent helps pay the bills but also it seemed criminal to have the house empty for long periods.
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||We came on holiday the week after Colin's father died and this little piece of heaven was the first house we saw. We fell in love with it straight away|
|Unique benefits of property||Large garden and heated pool<br/>Full size snooker table<br/>In a rural location but close to town|
Bordeaux - Approx 2 hrs SW
Bergerac - Approx 1 hr 30 mins South
Cognac - Approx 1 hr 30 mins West along N141
Local wine available from Cave on the old main road in Chabanais
2 weeks in August International Dance Festival in Confolens
Not for the faint hearted or sensitive but the martyrs village is something you will never forget
Held every September weekend of classic cars
A tranquil spacious, well equipped holiday home which was a delight to discover. If you enjoy a villa based holiday relaxing with family and friends this is a lovely place to stay. The pool was great and my husband and sons made good use of the snooker room. Personally I was quite content to watch the herd of bulls drift up and down the field at the end of the garden an the sun setting. The view was lovely. It is a quiet region but that is part of the appeal for us. There is a well stocked super market in Chabanais less than 10 minutes drive away a sufficient local restaurants for us to eat out when we wanted to. Having stayed all over France over the last 20 years this is region we keep coming back to. I would happy to come back to this house again.
Thank you very much for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. We also have been known to lose hours watching our limosin bovine neighbors