Lovely home and private pool, Charente - PC005983

Londigny (8km from Ruffec), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC005983 Advertiser since: 11 January 2018
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Chez Baillargeon Self Catering Saturday 3 6 3 Additional 1 bed gite, sleeps 2-3 also available

About this property

Offering Comfort & Relaxation in a Secluded Location. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Chez Baillargeon is set in a stunning secluded location and is a beautifully renovated character 3 bed detached home (sleeps up to 6/7 people) and separate 1 bed gite - Bellefleur (sleeps 2-3 people) with salt water pool, set in private gardens of nearly an acre, amidst the rolling countryside of the Charente region of France.

We are located off the N10 between Sauzé-Vaussais and Ruffec, both towns a few minutes drive and both have many excellent restaurants, supermarkets, boulangerie’s, and outdoor markets selling wonderful fresh produce.

Offering total comfort and relaxation, our home is furnished, equipped and modernised to a high standard, yet still retains its original character and charm. Situated at the end of a no through lane in the rural hamlet of Londigny near Ruffec, we offer the perfect setting in which to just relax and unwind.

We are English owners, who currently live in the UK, with local contacts, so there is always someone nearby if anything needed.

Bed linen and towels (inside use only) provided.

Access to Wi-Fi.

We do not allow smoking inside either the house or the gite.

**For larger families/friends/ our gite just across the courtyard (Bellefleur - accommodates an extra 2-3 people) can be booked with the main home over the summer if available. Please contact directly for pricing and to book.**



Kitchen and dining

Large, bright, and spacious kitchen and dining room (snug) in the main house with a six seater and four seater table and chairs, and a good size kitchen and dining area, in the separate gite.

Both fully-equipped, the main house has an induction hob and oven and the gite an electric two ring hob. Full use of new, good quality, Nespresso coffee-machines, kettles, microwaves, fridge-freezers, toasters, crockery, saucepans, cutlery etc.

The main house also has a dishwasher in the kitchen and a washing machine in the utility room if needed.

Living rooms

There are 2 living rooms in the house, one just off the kitchen which we like to call the snug, both with large comfortable sofas, and a modern Smart HD TV in the main living room. Both rooms have large frenchdoors leading out to the patios and the courtyard area.

There is also use of a computer desk in the snug, if anyone needs to do some work from their laptop whilst away.

The gite has a good size comfortable seating area to relax and unwind.


House: -
Main bedroom*: king-size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers and large wardrobe - all new.
Second bedroom: king-size bed, single bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers and wardrobe - all new.
Third bedroom - double bed, storage.

Gite: -
First floor mezzanine level: 1 double bed and 1 single bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers and wardrobe.

*There is a beam in the main bedroom, which if you are over 5ft 9 you will need to be mindful of when entering. Once in the actual bedroom you can access the bed/en suite facilities etc. easily.


The house has a bathroom with, toilet, bath and separate shower, and an en suite shower room with toilet in the main bedroom. There is also a downstairs toilet next to the utility room.

The gite has a large shower room with toilet on the ground floor.


The main house has radiators in all rooms, and a lovely log burner in the living room and in the snug. Whilst probably not needed in the summer, they are both nice features, and of course can be used if visiting in the Spring or Autumn.

If needed, the gite has 2 thermostatic oil-filled radiators.


Smart tv
Stereo system

Garden and outside

Large secluded garden with fruit trees, vegetable patch, and stunning views across the Charente countryside. Guests are welcome to pick any veg growing from the vegetable patch and are also welcome to get back to nature and sow/grow their own vegetables or plant flowers ready for that return visit!

Outdoor 10m x 5m pool with terrace, pool alarm and easy to use sun cover. Sunloungers available. Please bring your own towels for use by the pool.

Lots of sunny and shady al fresco eating areas and bbq facilities. Use of quality outdoor table and chairs, with large parasol and cushions available if required.

Large courtyard.

Bike storage facility with cleaning/maintenance area.

Table Tennis/swings/football/petanque/garden games for children and adults.

Parking and garages

On-site parking

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples, families/friends up to 8 comfortably.

Stairs lead up to the bedrooms of both the house and the gite.

We can accommodate pets. Please let us know in advance when booking. Please note you must look after and take responsibility of your pet at all times.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Civray
Distance: 17 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike, Trout and Eel
Name of nearest fishing location: Ruffec District
Distance: 10.5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf International de la Prèze
Distance: 77.9 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Farm Equestre Des Boutiers, Lizant
Distance: 15 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lac du Lambon, 79370 Celle sur Belle


About the Owner/Advertiser, Miss Michelle Heyworth

My partner and I have always had a love of France and in 2017 our dream of owning a property came true, and we want to share our beautiful home with others.<br/><br/>Currently living in the UK, on the South Coast, we have three lovely British Short-hair cats, and we both love the outdoors and keeping active.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? We are set in a stunning secluded location and chose our home as it's set in private gardens of nearly an acre amidst the rolling countryside of the Charente region of France.

Londigny is a rural hamlet offering the perfect setting in which to just relax and unwind but still close enough to towns and cities with lots of activities, restaurants, shopping, etc.
Unique benefits of property Stunning secluded location - no cars/traffic
Nearly an acre of private gardens
In-ground heated swimming pool
English/French tv
House and gite to rent as whole, sleeping up to 10 people
A home from home

The Owner Recommends

Our Recommendations

We are located off the N10 between Sauzé-Vaussais and Ruffec, both towns have excellent restaurants, supermarkets, boulangeries, and outdoor markets selling wonderful fresh produce.

In Londigny itself we have a wonderful family-run local bar and restaurant, called Auberge du Noyer, serving French and English dishes, and a bar menu if you fancy something less formal, and is certainly well worth a visit.

For the more adventurous, there is white water canoeing/rafting at either Ruffec (approx. 10 minutes) or Mansle (approx. 20 minutes) or why not take the children for a day out a Futuroscope in Poitiers (approx. 1 hour) – a different kind of leisure park experience for all the family!

Visit the Atlantic Coast with its truly wonderful beaches - treat yourselves to a visit to one of the many quayside restaurants or cafés at the beautiful port of La Rochelle or Royan.

Angoulemé with its striking architecture, world famous annual comic strip festival, car race and its many shops and restaurants is only 30 minutes away.

Alternatively stay at home and plan your al fresco lunch or evening bbq, take a dip in the pool, participate in many of the outdoor garden games on offer or just relax with a glass of wine!

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Bill 29 October, 2018

Spent a week here mid October. Flew in Southampton to Limoges which was really convenient.
The gite was lovely and had everything we needed. Very clean, comfortable and good nights sleep. It's a rural location so very peaceful with spectacular views across the fields and woods, a castle in the distance and great for bird spotting. Very nice mature garden with fruit trees, loved the huge Walnut tree for shade. It was great for relaxing with a glass of wine and a pair of binoculars. The pool has a fence so very safe. The hosts couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, they recommended a good restaurant 5minutes away and Ruffec is a short drive away with everything we needed. Lots of really beautiful Charente villages nearby and La Rochelle and the sea about an hour and a half away. Will be going back here in the summer.

Owner response

Thank you for your review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you both next Summer.

10 / 10 Sunflower 24 October, 2018

A wonderful, clean, large family home set in a peaceful location with stunning country views.

The hosts were on hand and were exceptionally helpful and friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. We were provided with lots of information on the area, things to do, places to go and we were also given a welcome pack full of goodies to start off our holiday.
It’s a very well-equipped house with all mod-cons and nice large rooms, with comfortable beds, sofas, and a large TV with Netflix.

The outside area was amazing. The pool was great, and lovely to use when it got hot, plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas, along with outside tables and chairs around the large courtyard area. We used the large gas BBQ quite a lot during our stay and had fun with the outdoor games and table tennis table.

We had a great relaxing week, would happily come back again and think this place is perfect for families, and couples alike.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure looking after you both and we hope to see you again next year.

10 / 10 Nidia 24 September, 2018

Holiday Review

I stayed at the villa for a week from September 8th – 14th with a friend, my daughter, her husband, my granddaughter and their Westie called Pablo. It was a family trip with the aim of relaxation! The property is family owned. They provided us with very helpful information and a welcome basket with the essentials like milk, bread and wine of course! It was a lovely personal touch that made us feel very welcome. The Villa is perfectly secluded surrounded by woods and farmland. It was peaceful and the Villa is charming with lots of character. It was very clean and well maintained. It’s spacious and well equipped with comfortable beds, TV, Netflix and Wi-Fi and a good size kitchen.

The pool and the garden were great with plenty of sun loungers and shade for when the weather got a bit too hot! Pablo had plenty of space to run around and lots of places to go for walks amidst the sunflower fields. The chirping sound of the birds was a lovely way to wake up in the morning. We made the most of the location with lots of walks, pool days and barbecues outdoors in the warm evenings. We also had a car and went for a day trip to La Rochelle, it was a fantastic place to visit with lots of history and great restaurants and bars.

I would highly recommend a visit to the Villa! It was an amazing experience and perhaps one of the best holidays we have ever had as a family. We will definitely stay there again.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you all had a good time and enjoyed your stay with us.

9.2 / 10 Rice Family 20 August, 2018

The property sits in a rural landscape with towns offering shopping facilities within reasonable reach.
The property is spacious and very comfortable with a large kitchen and all facilities.
The swimming pool is of good size with comfortable sunbeds and tables and chairs in both sunny and shaded positions.
The property sits not far from the Charente river which has some charming villages, restaurants and
water activities.
Overall a charming property for families.

Owner response

Thank you for your review and were are pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us.