|La Vieille Ferme||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||3||Day bed in bedroom sleeping 2|
La Vieille Ferme has everything you need to make this a true home from home. Situated in the stunning Charente, it is just 28 miles from Limoges Airport. The property 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, bread ovens and old oak beams, whilst providing the comfort and convenience of modern living.
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 an in pool alarm. A selection of loungers and parasols makes it the perfect place to sunbathe. A covered terrace complete with gorgeous Bamblecrest teak table and chairs is ideal for enjoying an al fresco lunch or delicious bbq. La Vieille Ferme has a second terrace with comfy rattan sofas and reclining armchairs - where better to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. A third patio and seating area is located at the back of the house, the perfect spot for a game of boules.
We have holidayed in France for the past 12 years and 2 years ago took the plunge and bought this beautiful house. In 2016 the house was completely renovated with a new roof, new wiring and a beautiful handmade oak kitchen fitted.
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 - ideal for extended families yet perfect for a romantic holiday for two. Somewhere where you can enjoy precious family time in beautiful, relaxing grounds.
Just some of our reviews:
November 2017 - 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 VieIlle Ferme!
April 2018 - From the moment you enter the the door of La Vieille Ferme you know it is going to be a wonderful experience. The kitchen/dining room is a lovely open space with everything you could possible want to cook up a storm.The bedrooms are large and very comfortable.Outside there is a heated swimming pool, a covered verandah with BBQ and 1.5 acres of open yard space. If it is peace and tranquility you are looking for - or a base to come home to after a day of enjoying the culinary delights of the surrounding area then La Vieille Ferme is definitely the place for you.
April 2018 - Review of the amazing La Vieille Ferme, mid stay. Relaxed beyond belief, driving a pleasure, and sun all the way. The house oozes charm and tranquility. We had lovely French friends today, the gent was a carpenter who has 25 plus years experience in guitar making. He knows his woods. La Vieille was a playground for him. The staircase is a select Yew, and profiled by a craftsman. The flooring upstairs is two types of Chestnut, perfect for location as a really stable wood for internal purpose. The fact it is left, natural, means Spiders and Insect will avoid these areas at all times, as it gives a hidden scent - I did say he knows his woods. He respected and loved every detail. Bit of an anorak review, but hey, we know it so well, then it throws something else at us!
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.
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.
Bedroom 1 – King size bed, memory foam mattress and luxurious en suite 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
A travelcot is also available as is a highchair.
En suite featuring a roll top bath.
Family Bathroom with wc and gorgeous rainfall shower.
Ground floor shower and wc
La Vieille Ferme benefits from central heating and also has 2 beautiful log burners.
Complimentary wi-fi/Internet access and Freeview UK tv, plus a library of books, various boardgames and jigsaws are available.
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.
There is ample parking at the front of the house for up to 3 cars.
La Vieille Ferme would not be suitable for guests with significant mobility difficulties.
La Vieille Ferme offers plenty of attractions, some on your door step. The Lacs de Haute Charente are minutes away & the perfect place to hire a pedalo, swim or just sun bathe on the beach. Horse riding is also available nearby. For adventure and activity, there's plenty on offer:
Base Nautique, a water sports park at the local lakes, river kayaking , Velo-Railing in an old rail cart. Acrobranche - a park suspended in mid-air, with zip wire, bungee jumps & rope bridges. At Poitiers, the amazing Futuroscope is a must. The cities of Limoges & Angouleme are less than an hour away, & beautiful Bordeaux is just 90 minutes . All three cities are ideal for shopping & sight seeing. Brantome in the Dordogne is just 45 minutes away. For cyclists, La Vieille Ferme is the perfect for discovering the Charente's 6000 km of cycle tracks. The chateaux at Rochechouart & La Rochefoucauld are nearby & excellent restaurants are in abundance. La Vieille Ferme really is the perfect holiday destination.
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.
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.
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.
For animal lovers, how about a visit to The Valley of the Monkeys where monkeys and gorillas are separated from you just by water!
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
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!
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.
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.
My family and I stayed at this beautiful home last year and had such a great time that we have booked again for this summer. The house is a 'home from home', a lot of thought has obviously been given to ensure that the guests are comfortable.
We spent a week visiting the local area, sampling the local food and spending time as a family. Thank you for a fabulous time!
Thank you for your lovely review. Thrilled that you are returning to La Vieille Ferme!
This beautiful setting has everything you need for the perfect holiday. If it is rest and relaxation you are after or being able to drive around and visit the local areas and try out the amazing food then La Vieille Ferme is just the place.
There is a great supermarket 10 minutes down the road in Charente where you can find everything you need.
The property itself is so well presented and beautifully maintained. As you walk through the door you are welcomed with a wonderfully open and well appointed kitchen/dining area with gift basket.
The magnificent ceiling beams throughout the property add to the charm and rustic nature of the area.
Upstairs the large bedrooms are so spacious and the beds are extremely comfortable. There are 3 bathrooms, 2 upstairs and 1 downstairs.
The lounge room has 3 couches in front of a wood burning fire for those cooler nights or it opens up to a covered verandah overlooking the 1.5 acres of grassed area and gardens.
There are a couple of outdoor settings around the property where you can sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this delightful property.
A short walk from the house is a heated swimming pool to enjoy in the warmer months.
The owners of this property have put a lot of thought and love into this house and once you are there it is very hard to have to leave.
Highly recommend La Vieille Ferme as a place to enjoy your next Holiday in France.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay at La Vieille Ferme and look forward to welcoming you back.
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!
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.
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!
Really looking forward to welcoming you, Patrick and the family back. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Alison & Rob