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Stylish comfy french farm with a heated pool. Vineyards. Family friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly renovated 90 m2 Cottage with private terrace, 2 bedrooms, one bathroom .

Set atop hills in a beautiful flowered garden , the newly renovated Cottage is forms part of an old farmhouse renovated as well located in a big ( 2800m2) and safe garden. Exquisite french decoration, the price includes all the charges. One bedroom with double bed and one with 2 single beds ( plus a cot ). Downstairs a very comfortable sofa bed will be perfect for 2 more persons.The cottage is just for you : only you will share ,(with kids s owners) and have access to the heated pool, a delightful 'summer kitchen' with BBQ/ sink/ tables.( dart and football table as well) In the garden there is a slide ,a swing,a trampoline and a sand pit. Private shaded terrace with sunbeds and BBQ, Wifi, modernly fully equipped kitchen. Guests will find many activities locally and regionally, while being able to relax in our beautiful Charente !!

The property is very much safe , fenced , you can park your car right, it s a paradise for kids and grown up!

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Member since: 2015
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Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Nathalie

Having a gite on my property is for me a way to share a way of life. We are so lucky to live in a such beautiful region with a quality of life that the all world envy us !!!

I m married , I have two kids of 6 and 9. And I appreciate each day as if it is a very special day for me and my family, in our home surrender by our colorful garden. In the summer we appreciate to have a vegetable garden and all kind of herbs. In the winter we do enjoy our family life in a quiet , healthy and comfortable place .

Nathalie purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

When I found this property to sale , I was pregnant of my first child . I was looking for a special place to raise my children.. safe , big , .. but I didn't know exactly what. When I saw the ad ... and arrived at the fence of the property I immediately knew that It was the place to be ! to raise my children and having a family life.

The property is in a village, but at the end of a small road... like if you arrive at the end of the world. It s fenced , there is a path , a round about , a vegetable garden, the pool area ... Each corner of the property makes someone happy . This house use to be a farm more than 200 years ago, the walls are 80 cms thick , you can keep it cool even when it s really hot outside. From the pool area , we have a view of the countryside for kilometers...And in few minutes we can be in town, Angoulême, the big city of the Charente, a beautiful town , with restaurants , museums, and plenty of cultural and sporting activities.


Bécheresse House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , the outdoor shower is by the pool , it s a solar shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , both bedrooms have direct access to the bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • 2 persons can sleep in a very confortable sofa bed . there is a cot ...up to 4 years i d say
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Please note that the gite is located on a private property . So you must look after your children ; and be responsable of their safety ; you ll be fully responsable of any damage and consequences that your children can cause on the property. This sounds a bit extreme but summer 2017 has been very difficult and expensive for me . You ll be totally independant with your keys for the gate and for the pool. The gite is an independant house just for you. The garden and the pool area have to be shared with my 2 children : Scarlett and Clovis . They ll be 7 and 10 in summer 2018 , and they are very happy to spend some time with some friends little or big one . Please note as well that I have one little yorkshire dog on the property , she s called Curly, She s the sweetest dog in the world!! You will have the possibility to choose the option of cleaning ( 50 euros ) if you decide NOT to clean the cottage before leaving.


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Stylish comfy french farm with a heated pool. Vineyards. Family friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Exceptional stylish cottage perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is truly an exceptional find. We felt like we were the first guests to stay there as everything was so spotless and perfect. The internal decor is beautiful and chic.

Nathalie has thought of everything to make this gite as accommodating and welcoming as possible. We’ve been staying in gites for years but this was equipped above and beyond anywhere else we have ever stayed. We have two children under 4 years old and on top of the usual supplied kiddie paraphernalia like cots and highchairs we were also loaned a nightlight, a playpen, kids cups and bowls... which made our lives easier! There were also many wonderful toys, books and DVDs.

The grounds are stunning and there is so much to entertain kids (and adults!) of all ages. The pool is beautiful and immaculate, with plenty of goggles and inflatable toys available to use. The kids especially loved the climbing frame, the sandpit and the little cottage. The hammock is incredibly relaxing and a lovely touch.

The location is very peaceful, rural and beautiful, nestled amongst vineyards and fields of sunflowers. There is quite a lot to see and do within about an hour’s drive: we went to Cognac, St Emilion, Villebois-Lavalette, Angouleme, Saintes, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Le Chateau des Enigmes and a monkey park to name but a few.

Finally, Nathalie and her lovely family are incredibly hospitable and friendly and make absolutely perfect neighbours. Our 3yo daughter especially misses Clovis, Scarlett and Curly terribly. We would all love to come back one day.

Our advice to anyone reading this would be to book this gite immediately, you won’t regret it!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Kelly I have nothing else to say... except please do come back one day.. Lots of love. Nathalie
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Wonderful holiday, amazing gite, gardens and host

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 2 daughters aged 5 and 3 had a fantastic time with Natalie, Clovis, Scarlet and Curly that were already talking about returning next year!

The gite is impeccably clean and Natalie has furnished and provided everything you need, nothing had been missed. The garden, outdoor kitchenand pool area were a fantastic place to relax and my girls spent every moment they could exploring, playing, hiding, picking fruit from the trees and generally having a wonderful time. Natalie's children were an absolute delight and were an added bonus to our holiday. Natalie was so welcoming, on hand to provide local knowledge, ideas on day trips and great company to be around - she made us feel so relaxed and welcome it was like we had known her for years.

The area is beautiful, rural and peaceful surrounded by fields of vines and sunflowers. The vineyard at the end of the road sells fab wine too!

This was our first holiday in a gite with 2 young children and the property and outdoor area ticked every box and more. I have a feeling we'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please do come back ! Scarlett , Clovis , me and of course Curly will be so delighted to see you all again. Please thank Tom for me ... he fixed the basket ball net ... and i didn t see it immediatly. Give a big hug to your two magnificient princess.
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Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Nathalie's gite for 1 week in August. It's in a lovely peaceful spot surrounded by fields but only about 15 minutes by car to a village with a supermarket for provisions.

Nathalie made us feel welcome and was very helpful during our stay.

The gite is beautiful, clean and extremely well equipped with all we needed during our stay. It was lovely to have the use of so many little areas - lovely heated pool, garden with all sorts of toys and games for children, outside dining area and the summer kitchen. Our two children enjoyed having Nathalie's two children to play with and Curly to make a fuss of.

We felt totally relaxed during our stay and were sorry to leave, although we were moving on to another part of France for our second week.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. You and your family have been such good guests... and very patient and understanding while i was sorting out the dishwasher problem. you will always be welcome to visit again.
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Lovely gite

  • 5 of 5

We (my husband and three boys) stayed at 'Le Cottage Ensoleille' in July 2017. The gite is lovely, well laid out and well equipped. The garden is pretty too, with plenty of things for children (and adults!) to do. The pool is beautiful (and heated) and our children really loved it. Nathalie is a perfect host and we really appreciated her help, advice and kindness.

The setting is picture-perfect France with rolling fields, sunflowers and vineyards.

All in all, one of the nicest places we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tara. My kids and me did appreciated a lot to have you and your family staying with us. I send you a special hug from Curly... who still on holiday to!!!
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What a fabulous holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Nathalie’s gite for 10 nights and had a fantastic time! The gite was great, exceptionally presented and had everything we needed, and more……

Our kids loved the outside space, from the swimming pool to the swings to the sand pit. Our kids loved playing with Clovis & Scarlett, not forgetting Curly!

Nathalie is the perfect hostess, simply beyond our expectations.

If you are looking to stay around this area, just book with Nathalie you won’t be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sarah and James. That is so kind of you.It is a real satisfaction for me to welcome the best way I can .
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Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for providing a wonderful holiday gite for our holiday, we've been to France about 8 times now and without any doubt for the combination of house and outside space this was the best so far. Benedict loved the outside space and spent hours playing outside. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kimberley , Dear Daniel I'm delighted to know that you had a good time in my gite . Next year there will be even more activities for kids and grown up ... It would be lovely to welcome you again and your adorable kids ! Thank you for beeing such good guests. Kind regards.Nathalie
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Bordeaux or Poitiers
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
L hirondelle Angoulême
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
TGV Angoulême
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
L olivette .
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary

In our beautiful countryside ,you can visit castles, churches, dive, visit caves - chai ... In angouleme the international fair of comic strips is the biggest and most famous of France. In september " le circuit des remparts" for who loves old cars !! La Charente is , as well a place where you ll find nice restaurant gastronomique, go for a promenade on a boat, or just have a nice walk along the fields of sunflowers, vigne , or corn...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $305.47
Stay tax $1.22 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.
Tax Rate 20.0%

It is important that you, parents, look after your children. If I mentionned it here , it is because it is not obvious for everyone . When you arrive at the gite I will make a document saying that you will be fully responsable of your children : their safety and any damages and consequences they ll be. This gite is a category 4 star. Absolutly clean and new , as I want to keep it that way , I will charge damages like food on painted wall , things thrown in the pool , broken toys , destruction of plants ...etc... the list is long ...
I do hope this won t frightened you but after the summer 2017 if I want to carry on welcoming you the best I can everyone has to be responsable. Thank you for understanding.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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