Charming gite to let in Poitou Charentes - PC006469

3km from Exideuil, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC006469 Advertiser since: 25 June 2018
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Maison La Peruse Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1 Sofa bed plus travelcot

About this property

19th Century, Traditional Charente Farmhouse Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Maison La Peruse is a charming 19th century, one bedroom Charente farmhouse gite. The property has been fully renovated with modern comforts whilst still retaining its old world, French charm by keeping the original features such as the oak beams, the fireplace, the oak doors and staircase. The perfect getaway holiday home.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen diner is well equipped offering a fridge with a freezer compartment, an electric oven, gas hob, kettle, microwave, dining table with 4 chairs, all cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery.

Washing up liquid and hand soap are provided along with sponges, cloths, bin bags, iron and ironing board and cleaning sprays and equipment.

Living rooms

The living room comprises a comfortable two seater sofa and a leather arm chair, free wi-fi, Sky tv and French channels, dvd player and a cosy logburning stove. There are dvd's, books, games and puzzles available in the old oak cupboard above the tv.


Upstairs in the property is a spacious bedroom with one standard double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and also a sofabed (size: a small double or a large single). A hair dryer is supplied in the bedside cabinet.

A travelcot can also be supplied if requested.

The bedroom is therefore ideal for a couple and one or two children.


The bathroom suite is upstairs is just off the bedroom and comprises a modern shower, toilet and sink. Bath towels (one per person) and a hand towel is provided, plus a bath/shower mat, along with toilet rolls, pump hand soap and bathroom cleaning liquids. Please bring your own pool towels.


In addition to the logburning stove, an electric heater is also supplied.

We provide one complimentary made up and ready to light fire in the logburner. Then if more is required (most unlikely in the summer months), additional wood and kindling can be supplied for an additional charge of €5 per large basket.


There is free wi-fi and inside the property are dvd's, games, books and puzzles.

Garden and outside

The 2 acre, well kept garden offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

Guest can enjoy the above ground pool with pool side seating and sun lounging area, eating in the covered bbq terrace with gas or charcoal bbq's and dining tables.

For our guests we have a children's swing, a table tennis table, a football goal, sports and garden games such as croquet, badminton and boules/pétanque and our very own Loch Ness Monster (made from tyres).

Parking and garages

A designated parking space is available on-site in our covered garage area.

Visitor suitability

Maison La Peruse is perfect for a 'get away from it all holiday for couples, friends or a young family. Please note that the property has stairs to the bathroom and bedroom so may not be suitable for the disabled.

Information about any additional facilities

We have a travelcot, a stair gate, a highchair, a baby bath, a baby bounce chair, plus toys so just let us know in advance if you would like to make use of them.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Clinique vétérinaire BONNAT CELLE CREMOUX PLACE DE LA GARE 16150 CHABANAIS Tél. Fax


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Dos Santos Evelyne
Distance: 9.2 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Exideuil
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Saint Junien
Distance: 19 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre des Lacs de Haute Charente
Distance: 12 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lacs de Haute Charente


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Kerstin Reid

Our dream of living in France finally came true when my husband Stuart and I moved to France in February 2018 to take over the running of 3 gites in a quiet hamlet in South West France. We love the outdoor lifestyle that rural living has to offer and for us we also now have the perfect jobs in making sure our guests have a happy holiday. We live on-site and are more than happy to interact as much or as little as our guests would like and are always on hand if needed.

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? Fabulous base for exploring the Charente area, with 2 lakes and a pretty river on the doorstep offering kayaking, swimming, sunbathing (white sand beach at the lake), sailing and fishing. Wonderful ancient villages full of history abound. Cycling, horse riding, golf, tennis, walking, sightseeing are available. And for those that love bird watching, 170 species are recorded here!
Unique benefits of property Holiday home Maison La Peruse is a beautiful 19th Century, traditional Charente farmhouse gite with original beams and features set in a small, quiet hamlet just outside Exideuil in the fabulous Charente region of south west France. A comfortable, cosy and private holiday home with access to a shared pool, pretty covered bbq terrace, sun lounging, extensive 2 acre garden with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside.

The holiday home includes a woodburner fireplace in the lounge along with tv and dvd player. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and an electric oven and a gas hob. The private modern bathroom comes with a shower and guests have access to free wi-fi and an on-site parking space.

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Places to visit

Situated just 9km from the property are the 2 lakes of the Haute Charente which are perfect for a day out in the sun. These lakes offer beach swimming and picnic areas, canoeing, sailing, horse riding, hiking, fishing and even a tree climbing/zip wire adventure park and equestrian centre. The lakes retain their unspoilt natural beauty while still offering facilities like boat hire, changing areas and somewhere to enjoy food and drink at the lake side restaurant and café.

The region is packed full of history and beauty. From traditional, sleepy villages with wonderful countryside filled with amazing wildlife and slow moving, magical rivers to fascinating meteorite discoveries and amazing culinary delights. The region offers the visitor all sorts of wonders, local music and theatre festivals abound and markets and boot sales are regular.

Another site where fishing is available is only 3 km away on the Vienne River. Golf courses are a plenty too with 10 courses within a 48 km (30 mile) radius.

Cassinomagus Parc Archéologique is another nearby (10km) and unique place to visit and boasts some of the best preserved Roman thermal baths in Europe and offers guided tours (French & English).

Charente is one of the most attractive areas in SW France with its gentle rolling scenery. It is reputed to be the second sunniest area of France (only surpassed by the Cote d’Azur) It is full of wonderful old towns, which are great places to visit on a day out. Such as Confolens with its old bridge straddling on the banks of the River Vienne, Montbron, historic La Rochefoucauld and Ruffec.

The capital Angoulême dates back to the 6th century AD and is a place full of history with its old town walls, magnificent cathedral and winding cobbled streets.

Dotted with châteaux large and small, public and private, well maintained and crumbling. The best known is the large château at La Rochefoucauld, ancestral home of one of Frances best known aristocratic families.