Farmhouse with private pool to let, Charente

10/10
Pressignac (6km from Chabanais), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC005951 Advertiser since: 3 January 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Vieille Ferme Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3 Day bed in bedroom sleeping 2

About this property

Stunning Farmhouse with Heated Private Pool & Wi-Fi. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Vieille Ferme has everything you need to make this a true home from home. It occupies 2 floors of a beautifully restored farmhouse, sleeping up to 10 people in 4 good sized bedrooms, one of which is en suite.

The house has been tastefully and sympathetically restored by local artisans and retains many features such as original stone walls and old oak beams, whilst providing the comfort and convenience of modern living.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The entrance door leads into a spacious dining room with large antique oak dining table and chairs. Also in the dining room is a beautiful Armoire and a cosy sofa. The feature fireplace with wood burner and exposed stone and beams creates a wonderful character feel.

Leading from the dining room is the large utility / shower room with washing machine, tumbledryer, wc, shower and wash basin.

The well-equipped kitchen has beautiful handmade oak units, a Belfast sink, Bosch oven, induction hob, fridge-freezer, microwave and integrated dishwasher.

Living rooms

The spacious lounge has 3 sofas and a large fireplace with another wood burning stove. It also has a large flat screen tv with Freeview UK television channels, Wi-fi and a docking station with speakers. Frenchdoors lead to the beautiful covered outdoor dining area where you can relax and enjoy views of the garden and star gaze at night.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 – King size bed, memory foam mattress and luxurious ensuite featuring a roll top bath.

Bedroom 2– Super King bed - can be used as twin beds with memory foam mattresses

Bedroom 3 – King size bed with memory foam mattress plus day bed which can be used as a second king size or twin beds

Bedroom 4 – Bunk beds—adult size

Bathrooms

En suite featuring a roll top bath.
Family Bathroom with wc and gorgeous rainfall shower.
Ground floor shower and wc

Heating

La Vieille Ferme benefits from central heating and also has 2 beautiful log burners.

Entertainment

Complimentary wi-fi/Internet access and Freeview UK tv, plus a library of books, various boardgames and jigsaws are available.

Garden and outside

There is over an acre and a half of garden to explore and enjoy. The wonderful heated 10 m x 5 m private swimming pool with Roman steps is fully enclosed and has a selection of loungers and parasols. A covered terrace complete with gorgeous Bamblecrest teak table and chairs is the ideal place to enjoy an al fresco lunch or delicious bbq. La Vieille Ferme has a second terrace with comfy rattan sofas and reclining armchairs - the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking at the front of the house for up to 3 cars.

Visitor suitability

La Vieille Ferme would not be suitable for guests with significant mobility difficulties.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Rochechouart
Distance: 9 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike, perch, carp and zander
Name of nearest fishing location: Lacs de Haute Charente
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: St Junien
Distance: 22 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lacs de Haute Charente
Distance: 2 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lovely walks from the doorstep

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Alison Black

La Vieille Ferme— is our 15th Century home in the quiet hamlet of Bors near Pressignac in the Charente. We have holidayed in France for the past 12 years. During our years of holidaying in France, we have stayed in many beautiful holiday homes, but we have always asked ourselves, ‘If this was ours what would we do differently?’ As a result we have tried to incorporate the best bits, and added the bits we thought were missing to make La Vieille Ferme the perfect holiday home.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? Bors is perfectly situated to enjoy the beautiful Charente countryside, whilst the cities of Angouleme and Limoges with their shops, museums and restaurants are under an hour away. In just over two hours you can be enjoying the beautiful beaches in Royan, or closer to home is Cognac where you can take a tour of the famous Remy Martin distillery. Brantome in the Dordogne and known as the Venice of the Perigord is only an hour away. Acrobranche an adventure park suspended in the trees is a just 15 minutes away, as are the mature fishing lakes at Etang de la Chauffie. The Lacs de Haute Charente are on our door step and offer sailing, canoeing, windsurfing,pony trekking and sandy beaches for sun bathing. La Vallee de Singes - Monkey Valley is just over an hour away and is a brilliant day out for all the family. The area really does have something for everyone.
Unique benefits of property La Vieille Ferme is beautifully furnished and oozes character and charm. There are many original features in the house including the original bread oven. The farmhouse is very spacious, with a large lounge, separate dining room and kitchen. A large utility / bathroom has an additional wc and shower as well as washing machine and tumble dryer. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Outside, leading from the lounge is a stunning covered terrace, perfect for al fresco dining. With a garden over an acre in size and a beautiful heated swimming pool, La Vieille Ferme is the perfect family retreat.

For the winter months, La Vieille Ferme benefits from central heating and in addition, both the lounge and dining room have lovely wood burning stoves in their original inglenook fireplaces - wonderful for those cosy winter evenings.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurants

Staying at La Vieille Ferme you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to fantastic food. From plats du jour to tasting menus the nearby restaurants will not disappoint.

Family fun and adventure

For those who enjoy adventure and activity, try Base Nautique , a water sports park at the local lakes, where you can sail and windsurf or just hire a pedalo. There is also river kayaking nearby. Velo-Railing is an old rail cart which you pedal up 14 kilometres of track to the nearby station where you can buy an ice cream and have a rest before heading back to your departure point, great fun for all the family. Acrobranche is an adventure park suspended in mid-air, with zip wire, bungee jumps and rope bridges. At Angouleme there is an indoor swimming park with flumes and wave generators. Parc Bellevue is a great amusement park at Limoges which is a fun day out. At Poitiers, there is the amazing Futuroscope which is an absolute must.

Animal lovers

For animal lovers, how about a visit to The Valley of the Monkeys where monkeys and gorillas are separated from you just by water!

Wine tasting

For the adults there are many vineyards and of course the famous Cognac distilleries where you can take a tour and enjoy a tasting session as well

Cyclists

For cyclists, La Vieille Ferme is the perfect place to discover the Charente's 6000 km of cycle tracks, the ideal way to discover the beautiful surrounding countryside. We can even help you with bike hire!

Shopping and sight seeing

The cities of Limoges and Angouleme are less than an hour away, and beautiful Bordeaux is just 90 minutes drive. All three cities are ideal for shopping and sight seeing. The Dordogne is a short drive away and Brantome, known as the Venice of the Dordogne just 45 minutes away.

Water sports

The stunning Lacs de Haute Charente are minutes away and are the perfect place to hire a pedalo, swim or just sun bathe on the beach. Horse riding is also available nearby.

3 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Nic W 27 March, 2018

Absolutely stunning, blown away when we pulled up and couldn’t believe we were going to stay there! A treasure we didn’t want to leave. Felt like home as soon as I stepped in and the kind of home I wish we had back in the UK! Everything you want - warm, spacious, cosy, clean, comfortable, high specification throughout - a positive feel wherever you are in the house. The gardens and views are amazing and incredibly relaxing. Sadly it wasn’t warm enough for the pool however it looks superb and will definitely be visiting again so I can enjoy a swim in the sun. The location is just a short drive from many beautiful places offering great food, culture, shopping and entertainment. A truly perfect holiday - highly recommended you will not be disappointed. Contact the owner today and the service you receive matches the fabulous vielle ferme!

Owner response

Oh wow, what a wonderful review! It's means so much to us when guests feel the same way about La Vieille Ferme as we do. We're thrilled you enjoyed your winter stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the summer to enjoy the pool.

10 / 10 Carolina Hemming 18 March, 2018

Had a lovely week at this property, visited in June and it was lovely and warm. Kids loved the pool and the rooms and the adults loved the outdoor seating and the comfortable sofas. We have booked again for this summer and we can't wait. Thank you for such a relaxing holiday!

Owner response

Really looking forward to welcoming you, Patrick and the family back. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Best wishes,

Alison & Rob

10 / 10 Hall Family 18 March, 2018

Fantastic property, just as described in the advert. The property was very clean and well maintained. This property is of a very high standard and is clearly loved by its owners. Very good communication with the owners who answered any questions we had very promptly. We will certainly book his property again in the very near future as it has more than you could ask for. It has a fantastic private pool and garden, its a great escape to relax or somewhere to explore the local area. There was only 4 of us on holiday but this is a large property that would easily accommodate 2 families on holiday together or a large group.
There are plenty of beautiful villages and towns in the area to explore with lovely restaurants, there is also a lake you can swim in only a few miles away if you want a change from the pool, but we only went for a walk around it as we enjoyed the use of the pool. It is also a great area if you enjoy cycling, my husband had a great time exploring on his bile on the empty roads. Around a fantastic week in France, where we will certainly book again.

Owner response

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at La Vieille Ferme so much and look forward to welcoming you back!

Best wishes,

Alison & Rob