Farmhouse let, private pool & lake, Charente - PC007255

Mazerolles (8km from La Rochefoucauld), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC007255 Advertiser since: 9 September 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Chez Broche Self Catering Saturday 5 12 4

About this property

Tranquil Lakeside Country House Perfect for Families. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The ideally placed Chez Broche is located in the Charente Region. Chez Broche has been completely renovated and is a spacious farmhouse full of character, with a beautiful peaceful private lake set in 25 acres of farmland. Enjoy peace and quiet and a beautiful landscape of fields, water, and woods. The property is in a perfect position in a secluded area but within easy reach of Angouleme, Bordeaux, Cognac and the medieval city of Confolens.

The farmhouse is ideal for families and has all the facilities that modern families enjoy. A real retreat to escape to with all the home comforts. In the local village of Montemboeuf you can find a boulangerie where you can take morning trips for bread and pastries that are freshly baked each morning.

Visit incredible Chateaux, celebrate local culture at festivals, enjoy crepes in the beautiful Chateau town of La Rochefoucauld, the local Limousine steak, seafood, or even snails. Families will love the many local activities including sailing, horse riding, lakeside adventure park, or simply enjoy the sunshine, relax and enjoy fishing in the lake.



Kitchen and dining

Chez Broche has a large and spacious modern fitted kitchen in a contemporary farmhouse style. There is a large double oven, microwave, dishwasher and a log-burning fire for winter nights. There is an abundance of crockery and cooking equipment for your use and large American style fridge-freezer, as well as a sofa to sit and chat and a table and chairs.

In addition to this, Chez Broche also has a spacious dining room with a huge table and chairs seating up to 12 with a further sofa to sit and relax.

Living rooms

Large lounge with two sofas, leather chesterfield chair and stone feature fireplace with log-burning stove. Very large flat screen tv with Freeview and patio doors leading to the terrace.


Chez Broche benefits from 5 large bedrooms. There is a huge tower suite with en suite bathroom, including shower and freestanding roll top bath and twin basins. A lounge with additional twin beds are located via a spiral staircase from the bathroom. The tower suite has views of the lake and swimming pool from every room.

A second en suite king size bedroom features character beams, dressing table and garden views.

Two further equally large double bedrooms and a twin room all have beautiful beamed ceilings and share two family bathrooms.

All bedrooms have good quality cotton bedding and furnishings.


There are two en suite bathrooms, one with bath and shower. There is another with a shower and two family bathrooms. One featuring a large shower and another with a bath.

In addition a large utility room with toilet and washbasin is located on the ground floor.


Each room has electric heating along with electric towel rails in bathrooms. In addition the lounge and kitchen have large wood-burning stoves.


The farmhouse has a den which offers Freeview tv, Playstation 3, Wii console, and many console games and dvd's. It has books, childrens games and a sofa to relax.

Garden and outside

Chez Broche has a large enclosed grassed area around the house with ample space to play badminton, football, cricket or any other outside games. In addition there is a private swimming pool and patio area which is fenced and gated for the safety of younger guests. The lake area is also gated from the house and grass areas. Two small ponds and a bbq area and seating for 12 is located overlooking the pool. A terrace with lighting and outside sofas and tables is directly accessed from the lounge and dining room.

Parking and garages

Ample free parking is available at Chez Broche.

Visitor suitability

Chez Broche is ideally suited to families wanting the freedom of a home from home within easy reach of activities, couples wanting a quiet get away, or groups wishing to celebrate a special occasion.

Information about any additional facilities

We are happy to arrange airport transfers, shopping on arrival or transport to and from local attractions for additional fees. The hire of fishing equipment can be arranged for a nominal charge.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Clinque de Montemboef, Montemboef, 16310


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Rochefoucauld
Distance: 8 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Roach, Perch
Name of nearest fishing location: On Site at Chez Broche

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf International De La Preze
Distance: 3 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre des Lacs De Haute Charente, 30 Route des Lacs, Presignac,16150
Distance: 20 km


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: CAVE DE SAINT SORNIN, Les Combes 1, 16220 St Sornin
Distance: 13 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Stuart Petts

We came to France to live permanently in 2018. Stuart was a builder and myself a Nurse. Chez Broche has been a real labour of love and we have over the last year renovated and furnished the Farmhouse. Our transition to France has been made easy by being surrounded by such a beautiful tranquil landscape of fields, water, woods and of course the most amazing food, cheese and wine!

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? The Charente region has everything you need, whether a family with children or a couple wanting to escape. Miles of open countryside, an abundance of small towns and beautiful villages, large cities such as Angouleme and Cognac with all the facilities and amenities you may need, and fishing - lots of fishing! Lakes, walks, cycle routes and adventure parks for not just the children but adults too! Country life at its best.
Unique benefits of property Chez Broche is set in 25 acres of beautiful farmland. We have a private lake where you can fish or just sit and contemplate. Relax or watch the children play in the small boat. There is plenty of room for outside games, badminton, football, swimming in the pool or just relaxing under the walnut tree. The farmhouse is large with plenty of room for 12 people. Several areas are available for dining. In the large dining room, on the terrace or overlooking the pool. Eating by the lake is beautiful on a warm summer evening. Chez Broche is convenient for shops and restaurants and there is the beautiful Lac de Haute Charente where you can find sailing, horse riding, swimming, and a great beach. There are adventure parks at the lakes too which are enjoyed by both adults and children.

The Owner Recommends

La Rochefaucauld

La Rochefaucauld is a beautiful small town with plenty to see and do including a magnificent Chateau, artisan chocolate factory/shop and weekly market. The town also has many small bars and cafes as well as a highly rated creperie. Lastly but by no means least is Chez Steph, a fantastic restaurant that specializes in the renowned Limousine Steak and desserts to die for!