Stunning villa & shared pool nr La Rochelle

Villeneuve-la-Comtesse, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM005968 Advertiser since: 26 June 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Maison Du Puits Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 2 double sofabeds

About this property

Villa with Pool and Fabulous Outside Kitchen. This villa is in a village setting.

Stunning former gentleman's residence of considerable character and spacious light rooms. Shared pool, walled garden not over looked by neighbours (only the one bed gite which can also be booked) behind driveway entrance gates offering all day sunshine with lots of shaded spots including a magnificent al fresco kitchen and lounge.

The house has 3 bedrooms which are laid out as follows... master bedroom with en suite shower room, toilet and sink. Quadruple bedroom with fireplace, double bed plus additional double bed in the form of a sofabed, good for children to share or for a family of 4. Third double bedroom with double bed.

Stunning interior with well equipped kitchen including the all important dishwasher and large fridge. Lovely lounge with marble fireplace, woodburner, sky tv, large 4k flat screen tv, 4k BluRay player and sound bar, perfect for films or the football!! Large dvd collection and books.

Formal dining room with Indian teak furniture. This large room doesn't get used much as everyone wants to eat outside which is why it has doubled up as a play room with lots of toys and a separate tv with dvd for children. This can be discreetly screened off when not required.

Lots of lawns and gravel for children to run round safe and secure. When the drive gates are shut it is impossible for a child to escape and the pool is walled off with child safety gate and pool alarm.

Al fresco kitchen has oven, grill, hob, concrete worktops, Belfast sink, bbq/fire pit, wood fired pizza oven and a cast iron chimnea next to the rattan sofa set. A games nook is in the area in the old barn with a pool table and table football. A sandpit with a lid is also in the area, making it perfect for busy Mums and Dads to keep an eye on children while cooking.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

22m2 kitchen with dining seating. Travertine floors and cast iron wood burner making it a nice heart of the home. Hand painted oak cupboards house an array of kitchenalia and good quality cookware, too much to list.

Large Smeg type fridge with freezer, extra fridge-freezer in pantry room for drinks. Washing machine, dishwasher. Slow cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster.

Various dining areas dotted about the grounds. Min dining room has seating for 6 and extra chairs to squeeze more on.

Living rooms

Stylishly appointed large lounge with sofa seating for 8. Large 4k tv with UK Sky tv, 4k BluRay player, soundbar. A huge dvd collection and lots of books.

Original chestnut floors and marble fireplace with wood burning stove making this a lovely relaxing room.

Bedrooms

Three stylishly appointed bedrooms.

Master bedroom with 3m high ceiling painted white with feature French grey wall, hand painted furniture and wrought iron king sized bed. En suite shower, toilet and sink.

Quadruble bedroom with feature fireplace and 3m high ceiling painted white and feature petrol blue wall. Wrought iron double bed and pine furniture. Additional double bed in the form of a sofabed, making it a large bedroom for a couple with 2 children wanting to share, or for 2 adults to share, possibly just used as a kids bedroom so they all go to sleep at the same time!

Double bedroom with double wrought iron bed and sloping roof with exposed limestone wall and beams painted white with charming low down Alice in Wonderland style window (iron grills half way up to prevent child falling out).

Bathrooms

En suite to master good sized shower, sink and toilet.

Main bathroom is huge and boasts a deep fill roll top bath, separate shower pod, large Parisian wash basin and toilet.

Heating

Woodburners and oil filled radiators for out of summer season

Entertainment

Dvd library
Monopoly
Chess
Lawn Croquet
Badminton
Pool
Table football
Swimming pool

Garden and outside

8.1m by 4.6m in-ground swimming pool in its own walled garden with child safety gate stopping access for the little ones when not supervised.

Lots of lawns and gravel for children to run round safe and secure. When the drive gates are shut it is impossible for a child to escape.

Al fresco kitchen has oven, grill, hob, concrete worktops, belfast sink, bbq/fire pit, wood fired pizza oven and a cast iron chiminea next to the rattan sofa set. A games nook is in the area in the old barn with a pool table and table football. A sandpit with a lid is also in the area, making it perfect for busy Mums and Dads to keep an eye on children while cooking

Parking and garages

Parking in front of the gates off street or if you prefer you can bring cars up the long drive and tuck them in at the back on a gravelled area.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families or friends sharing together.

Suitable for babies and toddlers so families can travel light.

Not suitable for wheelchairs.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Jean D'Angeley
Distance: 18 km

Cycling

Family activities

Sports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Tim Cookson

My name is Tim, a builder from Ilkley. I m a passionate Francofile and love our house and the French way of life. My family and I visit our house 3 times a year and are always adding extra touches.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? Second Sunniest part of France after the Cote D'Azur. Perfect central location to enjoy all the inland attractions as well as the sea. Great transport links for road rail and air all close. Lovely limestone houses and sunflower fields area around the village.
Unique benefits of property So many. I would have to say that the outside kitchen and living area in the ancient stone courtyard is pretty special. It is bang splat in the middle of the main house and the guest cottage (these are the only 2 properties in the private grounds) making it a brilliant place to meet up for a lovely long lunch or the evening dinner.

The house is really well fitted out with stylish decor and so much equipment that you wouldnt expect to have in the kitchen, a real pleasure for the foodies out there.

A large 4k tv with 4k BluRay player, sound bar and massive dvd library would make us unique I suppose as opposed to a small tinny tv in the corner.

Huge bathroom with deep roll top bath is something we are lucky to offer as well as very well proportioned comfortably furnished rooms with lots of natural light.

We are baby and toddler friendly with stairgates, bed guards, a stroller, highchairs, cots, sippy cups, plastic crockery and cutlery, steriliser, loads of toys and books.

The Owner Recommends

The Aquarium

Fantastic half day out at one of Europes most well stocked aquairium. Lunch at the harbour people watching then off boutique shopping afterwards.