|Moulin du Fontcourt Riverside Apartment||Self Catering||Friday||1||4||1||Sofabed|
This beautifully renovated, large Riverside Apartment was originally the stables area of the ancient 18 century Watermill,’ Moulin du Fontcourt’, situated on the La Bonnieure river located close to the historical Town of Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure. The stables were an integral part of the Property itself and have now been converted into a luxury, spacious, ground level holiday rental with its own private access to the front of the building.
The Riverside Apartment affords comfort, excellent facilities together with spectacular views of the La Bonnieure River via the triple aspect windows overlooking the aquatic wildlife, birds and countryside. The unique gardens comprise of four land islands intersected by the river and small tributaries which meander through and around the property. Guests have full freedom to roam and relax throughout the garden settings.
Accommodation in the Riverside Apartment:
Entering the Apartment through the large oak front door brings you into the generously proportioned hall with tiled floor, oak beamed ceilings, and original Charente stone walling sympathetically matched decor in addition to hall table, clothes and hanging units plus entrance door to the Bedroom, Bathroom and separate WC.
The very inviting Bedroom has Super king size double Bed for two adults, this can be changed to accommodate 2 or 3 standard adult size single beds instead if you prefer. Bedside tables, Bedside lighting, clothes hanging and storage plus a safety deposit box. Together with the excellent quality Sofa Bed provided in the Lounge which also sleeps 2 comfortably the Apartment can sleep 5 persons.
Bearing right you enter the spacious open plan TV Lounge with a large, excellent quality, Sofa, (which doubles as a comfortable bed for 2), Armchair, tables and movable floor lighting plus TV with English and French satellite programming. Again, the original Charente stone walls are in full evidence along with the Oak beamed ceilings complimented by modern decor. You will be stunned by the two large windows overlooking the approaching river and country views.
Behind the Lounge area is the fully fitted kitchen with room to cook and utilise the U shaped expansive worktops. Facilities include an inset electric oven, 4 places Ceramic hob, Refrigerator, Washing Machine, Microwave, and Toaster with the lower units housing the Crockery, Cooking utensils, Cutlery and, for your safety, a Fire extinguisher. The Kitchen window overlooks the rear of the river where you could often watch the fish basking in the sun below you.
Close to the Kitchen is the dining area with table and chairs. The table can be extended to seat 6 persons.
The Bathroom has a Bath with a curved Shower cubicle and large shower head above, Washbasin, heated towel rail. The WC is separate with Washbasin and Unit. Both have full automatic air extraction.
Moulin du Fontcourt Riverside Apartment is in the perfect location for touring South West France, the many beautiful villages, historical sights and superb coastlines plus numerous other attractions for both young and old. The Riverside Apartment location has proven to be of particular interest to artists, photographers, fishermen, cyclists, holidaymakers and home hunters seeking holiday homes, or who, just like ourselves, those who have fallen under the spell of the warm and friendly Charente region and have chosen to make this area of South West France their permanent home.
Despite its peaceful, rural outlook Moulin du Fontcourt Riverside Apartment is within walking distance to Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure Town with its excellent range of bistros, cafes and restaurants plus all the shops and services you would need. It is just 5 minutes by car to La Rochefoucauld and its grand Chateau, Chassenon Roman baths site and is en route for Angouleme, Cognac, Limoges, Bordeaux, Royan, La Rochelle and many other great places to visit. Anyone looking for the perfect French holiday will find it here. There is so much to do and see. Not least enjoying the sunshine, (reportedly the second warmest region of France after the South of France), the wonderful French cuisine, seafood and fantastic wines at a fraction of UK prices.
The kitchen has extensive units, microwave, electric oven, ceramic hob with hood over, plus washing machine and refrigerator, plus all cooking and eating facilities. Dining table seats 4 but can be extended to seat 6.
The very spacious lounge/diner area, with Charente stone walling and oak beamed ceilings. Provided is a full size sofa, (bed), armchair, coffee-table, satellite tv/dvd and free wi-fi. Triple aspect windows provide views of the river and gardens.
One double bedroom with a super-king size bed, or 2/3 single beds if preferred, bedside tables, drawer and hanging space plus a safety deposit box for client use (free).
The large lounge area doubles as a second bedroom with a high quality sofabed which can sleep 2 persons comfortably.
The bathroom has a bath with shower cubicle, wash basin, heated towel rail and stool.
A separate wc has a wash basin.
Property has the benefit of underfloor central heating for cooler periods of the year.
Lounge features widescreen television with English and French channels.
Moulin du Fontcourt Chambre d'Hotes, a 18th Century watermill,is located within walking distance of the historic town of Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure in the sunny Charente region of France. The Moulin is in a tranquil setting overlooking La Bonnieure river and is set in beautiful, well kept garden. The property is only 10 minutes by car to La Rochefoucauld, 20 minutes (car) to Angouleme, 45 minutes (car) to Limoges and Cognac. The Moulin offers it's guests free private parking in the designated on site parking area and free wi-fi.
Guests have full use of the gardens with seating areas, covered and open, the main terrace and gazebo.
Free private parking is available to guests in a designated parking area.
Not suitable for wheelchair users or the severely handicapped. We do not accept children under the age of 14 or pets. This is for safety reasons due to our unique riverside location.
Despite its quiet, rural outlook Moulin du Fontcourt Riverside Apartment is in within walking distance to historic Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure Town with its excellent range of Bistro’s, Cafes & Restaurants plus all the shops and services you could need and is just 5 minutes by car to La Rochefoucauld and its grand Chateau. It is en route by excellent roads to Angouleme, known as the comic capital of the world and its painted mural trails through the old City. Cognac, the renowned City of Brandy where all of the distillers will make you welcomes. Limoges and its beautiful pottery and dark history. Bordeaux, famous for its wine and long, long shopping street.
La Rochelle for the shellfish restaurant and historical sea port, Royan, for the wonderful 'conches' beach and fantastic shopping, Palais sur Mer for the sheer joy of being there and so many other great places.
All in all Moulin du Fontcourt Riverside Apartment is in the perfect location for touring South West France.
After many years of hectic business lives Susan and I have settled in the lovely Charente region of France in blissful semi retirement running our Chambre d'Hotes and Riverside Apartment rental business. Meeting and communicating with people on similar wave lengths has always been an important factor in our life and we regard what we do as a pleasure not a duty and this, we hope, is reflected in everything we do and offer to all of our visitors.. <br/><br/>
|Year property purchased||2002|
|Why this location?||The Charente region is reputed to be the second sunniest area of France after the South of France. It is semi rural with farming decorating much of the landscape yet it has all the facilities that comfortable living could provide. We are in walking distance of our local town, Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure, which has a good variety of restaurants ranging from fine dining, bistros, cafes to takeaways. Bordering on the Vendee, Dordogne, Limousin and Aquitaine offers a wonderful choice of great touring possibilities to both tourists and those of us lucky enough to live here. Even the South West coast resorts of Royan, La Rochelle, Saint Palais sur Mur and Archachon are all within visiting distance. The relaxed way of life and beautiful countryside makes just being here an honour and a pleasure as so many of our visitors have found out for themselves.|
|Unique benefits of property||Our home, Moulin du Fontcourt, is a wonderful 18th Century watermill built on La Bonnieure river of which it is reputed that Napoleon once owned the water rights. The gardens comprise of four islands intersected by the river and small tributaries. It is a haven for wild life and birds and much favoured by Artists, Photographers, Bird enthusiasts and those wishing simply to enjoy relaxing in the beautiful gardens and sunshine.
The Moulin had fallen into disrepair over the years and we took on the mammoth task of restoring it. Now those renovations are complete we want to share it with others who will appreciate its history, character and grandeur, albeit, matched with all the modern comforts and service we can provide.
Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure WW11 Monument, museum
La Rochefoucauld and its Chateau
Chassenon Roman baths
Brantome in the Dordogne
Sarlat in the Dordogne
Abaterre in the Charente
Tour by foot the wonderful cartoon city of Angouleme. follow the painted mural trail. Enjoy the many restaurants and facilities this historic city offers as well as its many festivals and events.
A trip to Cognac is less than an hour away. Book on one of the many distillers tours. Shop and eat in this interesting City.