B&B in large townhouse in Poitou Charentes - PC006405_B

Nanteuil-en-Vallee, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC006405_B Advertiser since: 24 May 2018

This location has multiple holiday properties

Room name Type Sleeps Bathroom Prices from (per room per night) Additional info
Church View Double Room 2 Private £85 Includes Continental Breakfast
Cockleshell Suite Family Room 4 Private £100 Includes Continental Breakfast

About this property

Merchants House B&B. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Church View is a large bedroom on the first floor sleeping 2 with en suite facilities. Minimum 2 nights peak season subject but can be altered subject to availability.

Cockleshell Suite is on the top floor of the building and has 2 bedrooms, one double with en suite facilities and a second which has 2 single beds. Minimum 3 nights peak season but can be altered subject to availability.



Kitchen and dining

There are no kitchen facilities in Church View, but guests will have breakfast in the lounge of the Main House and can use the bbq on the summer terrace in the evening. The room also has coffee and tea making facilities as well as a small fridge.

There is a small kitchenette with a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities and large lounge with a large dining area in Cockleshell Suite.

Living rooms

There are no living room facilities in Church View but Cockleshell Suite has its own lounge area.


Church View has one double bedroom en suite.

Cockleshell Suite has one double bedroom en suite bedroom and one twin bedroom.


Church View has one en suit bathroom.

Cockleshell Suite has one en suite bathroom and one bathroom and wc.


Both options are heated by electric radiators


Both options have satellite tv channels, dvd player and wi-fi

Garden and outside

The garden has a summer terrace with bbq facilities, a hot tub and a pistoche plus sunshades, parasols and seating for all guests.

Parking and garages

Public parking is available outside the property and elsewhere in the village

Visitor suitability

The properties are not suitable for wheelchair guests or young children


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Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Ruffec
Distance: 12 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Tench and Bream
Name of nearest fishing location: Condac - Charente River
Distance: 6 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Angouleme
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Champagne Mouton
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Charentais



Name/number of nearest marked trail: 1

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Blaye
Distance: 30 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Guy Foster

We are a couple who enjoy France and want others to share our experience. My partner Janet speaks fluent French and has a lively interest in Antiques and Brocantes. I like sport and thoroughly enjoy cycling, playing golf and now watching rugby.<br/>We are very lucky to have the Bordeaux wine region on our doorstep, as well as local Charentais wine and Cognac 35km away. There is a wealth of history in the area from King Richard, the Battle of Poitiers and the escape route of the Cockleshell heroes.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? We wanted to be close enough to the Channel ports to be able to easily drive to Nanteuil in the day. We are an hour away from Bordeaux and the Gironde estuary and an hour from the Atlantic Coast near La Rochelle. You can be in Paris in 2 hours on the fast train which runs every half hour. It is an ideal destination to explore French life and be able easily to explore the surrounding region. Nanteuil en Vallee is also very proud to be listed as one of the 10 prettiest villages in France. The village has 2 great restaurants, a Pizzeria, 2 village shops including a butchers and a Depot Pain, a Doctor's and Pharmacy and all of these within 200 metres of our property.
Unique benefits of property It can provide you with whatever you want, a romantic retreat, an activity based holiday (cycling and walking), and being able to relive history. We have plenty of room, we are centrally located, have a summer terrace on which you can bbq or just sit and indulge yourself. The Main House used to be the village school but that ceased when the village was occupied in the Second World War.

The Owner Recommends


Auberge St Jean (Fabulous French food)
Auberge d'Argentor (Great food plus live entertainment in the summer)
Condac (on the Charente Swimming, cycling, kayaking and great restaurants)
Haute Vienne Lakes (swimming and windsurfing)
Cognac (Visit Hennessy and Martell Houses)
Bordeaux (Cote de Blaye and Cote de Bourg)

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