Large house & private pool to let near Ruffec - PC007319

Condac (3km from Ruffec), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC007319 Advertiser since: 11 November 2019
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Le Petit Chateau la Vigne Self Catering Saturday 5 11 4 Mezzanine double sofa bed plus 2 child chair beds

About this property

Large Character House with Pool in Mature Grounds . This chateau is in a village setting.

Character property with private pool, walking distance water sports. Free wi-fi.
Le Petit Chateau La Vigne is a 5 bedroomed detached, typical French character house situated in a countryside location 5 minutes drive from the pretty, bustling town of Ruffec in the Charente Region. The house is of the Napoleon III era, built of Charente stone rendered in the Charente traditional manner with enclosed parkland gardens. There is a 12m x 5m metre pool in the garden for the exclusive use of guests, with pool towels and sunloungers provided. The house has its own small woodland with steps leading down to the Charente river.

Although a quiet location, the property is 5 minutes walk from the Rejallant leisure area which is tranquil and picturesque with the shallow river Charente flowing through where you can enjoy fishing, swimming, bbqs and a restaurant. There are often live shows at the weekends or table-top sales. The Rejallant does not affect the tranquility of “Le Petit Chateau La Vigne” and canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and pedalos are available for hire.

Key features of the house:
• Large Entertaining Kitchen with island and whole length of kitchen sliding doors to patio area – bbqs provided
• 4 Bathrooms (3 are en suite, the fourth has a shower washbasin and wc for the 2 bedroomed wing)
• 2 lounges one very large with refectory dining table
• 5 bedrooms (3 en suite) – easily sleeps 11 with a further option for at least 2 more on mezzanine
• Extensive selection of garden furniture available
• Access to fishing on river below river-bank (license required)
• Large enclosed gardens with secure parking
• Quiet position yet only 5 mins from bustling town
• Bedding and towels provided (included in cost)
• 2 Full size travel cots (including bed linen) and 2 highchairs
• Garden and indoor games
• A selection of bicycles available



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped and modern with 2 ovens, large induction hob, microwave, full size dishwasher, coffee-machine and enough crockery and cutlery for up to 16 people.

There is also a large breakfast bar and island for food preparation and entertaining. The sliding doors of the kitchen open out onto the extensive terrace along 3 sides bringing outside in and ideal for al fresco dining.

Laundry room in cellar equipped with washing machine and tumble dryer and ironing facilities. Rotary line provided.

Living rooms

Large family living room - with 200 year old monastery table to sit 12 - 16 people. Great for those indoor card games and quizzes.

Lounge area with 3 sofas, Smart tv, dvd player, music centre and broadband throughout the property. Small salon for quiet reading with smaller dining table (seats 6).


There are 5 bedrooms in the property:
2 Double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, 1 family room with double bed and single bed also with en suite bathroom.
Two further bedrooms have twin beds and share a shower room.

All bedding and towels are included - includes sheets, pillowcases, cot sheet, duvets and pillows.

Additional double sofabed also available on the mezzanine. Two cots are provided with 2 additional chairbeds suitable for children.


There are 3 en suite bathrooms, 1 shower room and cloakroom - all towels are provided.


Heating is oil fired with a selection of electric heaters if required, There is also a traditional wood burning stove in the living room for those cooler evenings.


12m x 5 m private pool with roman steps (depth - 1.1 m - 1.5 m). Sunbathing area around pool - sunloungers and pool towels provided. Extensive terrace with seating and barbeques for al fresco dining and sunbathing.

Outdoor games in private enclosed and gated garden - football goal posts, badminton (racquets, net and shuttlecocks provided). Selection of other outdoor games - competition dart board, jenga etc.

Canoeing, swimming and fishing facilities nearby in the Charante river - 5 mins walk away.
Waterpark with huge slides - Vivonne - 20 mins drive away.
Vallee des Singes - Monkey sanctuary - 20 mins drive.
Futuroscope - famous theme park in Poitiers - 45 mins drive.
Coastal beaches - La Rochelle, Royan, Isle de Re - an hour and a half to two hours drive.
Several quality restaurants within easy reach.
Numerous local musical and cultural events throughout the summer.

Garden and outside

The extensive enclosed, gated and private garden is safe and secure boasting mature shrubs and trees and lawns with plenty of space to play and sunbathe.
The 12m x 5m pool is for exclusive use for guests.

Parking and garages

There is sufficient parking within the property's grounds on the driveway and could accommodate up at least 6 cars.
The garden is walled and gated - so private and secure.

Visitor suitability

The property and grounds lends itself to families both large and extended and is particularly well suited to 2 or 3 families who would like to holiday together. It affords sufficient space for all to enjoy activities together yet allows privacy when required.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Loulou Broc
Distance: 10 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, roach, bream and carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Rejallant
Distance: 0.5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf du Cognac, Saint Brice. 16100 Cognac
Distance: 64 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Farm Equestre des Boutiers, Lizant 86400
Distance: 15 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Cognac



Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Grande Tremble, Ruffec


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Charlemagne, 15 Impasse du Tropic, Angouleme. 16000
Distance: 47 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Lynn Bray

We have chosen a life in surroundings that enable us to enjoy good food, good wine and outdoor activities in the second sunniest region in France.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? We knew the area as we have had a holiday home close by for a number of years and decided that this was the place we wanted to retire to. It enables us to have a more relaxed lifestyle, at the same time surrounding ourselves with new friends. It is also a great location for family and old friends to visit.
Unique benefits of property Large 5/6 bedroomed character house in enclosed mature gardens, large private pool. Terrace for al fresco dining and sunbathing. The house is a 5 minute walk from the Charante river for canoeing, fishing and swimming together with the Rejallant restaurant, a real must to visit. A tranquil setting, yet only a 15 min walk or 5 min drive to the town centre which has two markets a week, several bars, restaurants and shops and two supermarkets. Ruffec train station is only a 5 min car journey with several airports within 2 hrs away. Nearby the historic and picturesque villages of Nanteuil en Valley and Verteuil sur Charante which is overlooked by a stunning fairytale Chateau are just 15 mins and 5 mins drive away. The Lacs de Charente offer many watersports and are just 1 hour drive away - so all in all the property is ideal for those lazy days around the pool and garden with many activities and attractions close by.

The Owner Recommends

Activities and attractions

Le Rejallant - 2 mins walk
Moulin de Condac - 25 mins walk - 5 mins drive
Portebleu - Verteuil - 10 mins drive
Saint Jean and Argentor - Nanteaui en Vallee - 15 mins drive
Auberge de Noyer - Londigny - 15 mins drive
La Vallee des Singes
Parc du Futuroscope
Vivonne water jump park
Gients du Ciels - Chauvigny
Palmyre Zoo
Beaches - e.g. Royan, La Rochelle, Cote Sauvage
Historic Towns and Cities to explore - e.g. Poitiers, Angouleme, Cognac, Confolens
Abbeys and Chateaux - e.g. Abbaye Royale at St Jean d'Angely, Chateau de la Rochefoucauld
Canoeing/paddle boarding - Rejallant, Taize Aizie