Charming vineyard retreat in Poitou Charentes - PC006796

1km from Condeon, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC006796 Advertiser since: 15 January 2019
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The Old Distillery Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2 Double sofabed 2

About this property

Charming Vineyard Reatreat in the French Countryside. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Old Distillery is set in a lovely former cognac distillery in the South Charente.

Surrounded by vineyards and fields full of corn and sunflowers, it is a lovely place to come and unwind. There is space, peace, all the comforts of home and the wonderful Charente micro-climate of long, hot summers.
The property is only 1hr from Bordeaux airport or 4h30 from the Channel coast.

The area offers beautiful countryside, dotted with vinyards and woodland and offers many opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking as well as fishing lakes and antique shops.

The nearby village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with it's underground, monolithic church, has been officially listed as "One of the most beautiful villages in France".

Activity and swimming lakes, adventure parks and many a wine or cognac tasting opportunity make the Charente the perfect area for a relaxed holiday away from the maddening tourist crowds.

Whether you are looking for a romantic spot in the warm French sun or whether you just want to forget the world and enjoy a cognac or 2, The Old Distillery welcomes you.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen diner is fully equipped with cooker, oven, microwave, coffee-machine, kettle, dishwasher, fridge and freezer and it's double doors open out into the private morning garden - the perfect setting that first café au lait of the day or a wine or 2 at sunset.

Living rooms

The traditional French country living room offers a corner sofa, 2-seater and armchair with enough space to read, play or watch tv.


Two double bedrooms, one of which is fitted with an en suite, offer country chique accomodation for 4-5 adults.


A sizable family bathroom complete with bathtub, shower & decorative fireplace sits in the middle of the property, whilst the en suite offers a shower and is accessible via the master bedroom.


The Old Distillery is a summer let and the old stone built allows for unique climate control during the warmer season.
In the colder months, electric heaters in the bedrooms and baths make sure that everything remains cosy.

Garden and outside

The Old Distillery is built around an inner shared courtyard, with an orchard to the side and jardin du matin/morning garden towards the double stone staircase at the front, both of which are easily accessible for your private use.

Parking and garages

Parking is avilable at the front towards the garden or in the gated courtyard.


  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Clinique Vétérinaire de la Cigogne 1 Zone de la Triquedondaine 16 300 BARBEZIEUX 05 45 78 31 28


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante de Bellue
Distance: 8 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Etang Arnaud
Distance: 7 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Club De Montendre
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Equestrian Centre Du Barbezilien
Distance: 8 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Voie Verte


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Castel Sablons
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr James Bagshawe

An Englishman born and raised, France called to me with great weather and promising new adventures.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? The incredible microclimate combined with the beautiful countryside and plenty of history as well as potential was simply too tempting to pass up and I haven't looked back since.
Unique benefits of property Located within woodlands and vineyards, the surrounding countryside offers a stunning backdrop to kick back and relax.
Close to all important travel routes (Bordeaux airport, ferry terminals, train stations, autoroute), yet off the beaten track.
The Charente is an often overlooked jewel in France's crown and The Old Distillery is ideally situated to take advantage of it.

The Owner Recommends


The nearby village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with it's underground, monolithic church, has been officially listed as "One of the most beautiful villages in France".
Perfect for a relaxing stroll with stunning views over the valley, artisanal craft shops, wine tasting, kayaking, mini golf and unique antique shops.