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 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!

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 9
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.