Large luxury house with pool near Chabanais - PC004501

Chirac (7km from Chabanais), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC004501 Advertiser since: 11 January 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Large House Self Catering Friday 4 8 3

About this property

Luxurious Large House. This villa is in a rural setting.

For the added peace of mind that credit card payments give and no additional costs to you

Very Large House, 4 double /twin bedrooms, heated pool, snooker room, 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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Kitchen and dining

Very large fully fitted kitchen diner
With Larder Storage
Downstairs Utility Room and WC at rear
Wi-fi Router.
Large Feature Fireplace

Oven Gas/Electric
Hob Gas
Large Fridge with freezer compartment
Coffee-maker - Filter

Cookware, Crockery and Cutlery

Living rooms

Large lounge with tv
French tv via Aerial TNT
English tv via Freesat
Other channels available via FTA sat 13E, 19.2E and 28E
Radio cd iPod player


Enormous romantic four poster master with en suite.
Bedroom 2 is large double with en suite.
Bedroom 3 is a twin with 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 and games

Garden and outside

Large garden
Refurbished Patio

Solar heated swimming pool 12m x 6m

Parking and garages

Open private parking on site

Visitor suitability

Stairgate is available and equipment for babies but property is more suited to older children

Those with mobility issues may find it difficult due to the stairs

Information about any additional facilities

Set in a small friendly predominantly French commune


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed

  • Linen

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Various throughout the year Antique dealers in St junien and Limoges
Distance: 10 km

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: coarse
Name of nearest fishing location: vienne river
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: st junien
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: On the road to Foulounoux English speaking horse and pony rides
Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Cognac 1hr and Bergerac 1.5hr Bordeaux 2hr


Name/number of nearest marked trail: in village and down to river all marked offical paths


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Colin Shearring

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 We are fully registered in France both businesses tax and income tax giving you the security we are who we say we are

All linen except pool towels is included

Large private pool with solar heating

Large garden and heated pool
Full size snooker table
In a rural location but close to town

The Owner Recommends


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

Confolens Dance Festival

2 weeks in August International Dance Festival in Confolens

Oradour sur Glane

Not for the faint hearted or sensitive but the martyrs village is something you will never forget

Ralleye des Ramparts Angouleme

Held every September weekend of classic cars

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Carole S 23 August, 2019

Excellent property with lots of lovely touches for families - walk in larder with necessary supplies. Fantastic pool ( the best we have ever had). Close to the Vienne for riverside walks and kayaking.

The pictures don't do it justice - huge, comfortable, home away form home. Snooker table for evening entertainment a fantastic library of books.

Great location close to Chabanais for supplies but feels completely rural. In a small commune but very quiet.

Amazing would highly recommend. We are a family of 3 ( 16,14 and 9) and a dog all entertained and parents well rested!

Stay here if you can!

Owner really helpful with tips and responsive on requests.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review

10 / 10 BST 15 August, 2019

Lovely week spent in Foulounoux. The hamlet is small but close to Chabanais with supermarket, boulangerie etc.

The house is huge, there were 4 of us and we could easily lose each other if we wanted! Fabulous farmhouse table in the kitchen and a snooker table to keep me occupied.

The children loved the pool. As we stayed the week after the heatwave it was like a bath at the start of the week, but still pleasant at the end after some rain.

The owner was excellent from start to finish. We were able to pay him direct by credit card and we received an update just before we went followed by an email to check if all was OK. He responded quickly to a text during the week. The damage deposit was returned to our bank account before we even got home.

I would recommend the property and is a potential for us to return to next year.

Owner response

Hi Ben
Thanks for the lovely review and glad you found our little paradise enjoyable

Colin and Tina

9.3 / 10 Charliewoof 5 August, 2018

An idyllic "large house" for a family holiday in a delightful situation. Beautiful views from the house across the fields with the wonderful pool in the foreground. Sat in the bedroom or in the sitting room one can see across the valley in front of you, alternatively from the large patio, where we ate almost all our meals taken at the house.
All the rooms are spacious with the master bedroom being almost theatrically so; the billiard room, sitting room and kitchen are all large well equipped and easily capable of sitting a group of eight or more.
The pool is delightful, being an ideal size for both younger and older family members, the surrounding garden giving plenty of scope for Badminton, Boule and other games or quiet contemplation.
As in many French properties the plumbing whilst very efficient does give some audible symphonies of great amusement.
There are several good restaurants in the area especially the Vieux Moulin, as well as plenty of diversions, such as canoeing at Exidieuil or Confolens where one can also take the Velo rail, besides these there are Chateaux, lakes, ruined Roman thermal baths and markets to visit.
All in all our fortnight passed all too quickly and we would n't hesitate to go back.

Owner response

Charles. Thank you for the kind review.

Glad to hear that you found the Vieux Moulin to be good

10 / 10 S Goodman 14 August, 2016

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.

Owner response

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