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Spacious Detached Stone Cottage, Enclosed Garden & 5m Plunge Pool

Le Lindois, France
  • Cottage968 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

2 Bedroom, Lounge/diner, TV studio, Sun Terrace, Garden, Pool & Country views.

Le Figuier (Fig Tree) at Chez Bushell, is an exceptionally spacious tranquil Cottage in the heart of the Charente Countryside.

An ideal base to explore the "Haute Charente" within easy reach of Restaurants, Shops, Golf, The Lakes "Lacs de Haute Charente" with Beaches, Fishing and Watersports. Also many towns and villages with Markets and Vide Greniers (Boot Sales) and other Local Interest. Ideal base for many Chateaux, The Roman Spa at Chassenon, The WWII Martyr village at Oradour sur Glane, Cognac and the Cities of Limoges and Angouleme.

The 200 year old, but fully modernised cottage comprises a large living/dining room, kitchenette and shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs you will find a spacious studio space with UK TV, DVD player and VHS player, 2 large bedrooms - one with a king size bed, the other has a double bed.

Outside the cottage guests have their own sun terrace and small enclosed private garden, which overlooks a garden railway. Guests have access to a permanent brick barbecue, 5m plunge pool, solar shower and laundry facilities.

The cottage is fully detached and the only other people on site are ourselves. Our own home is close by and we are on hand to help with any aspect of your stay, including walks, free cycle loan, sailing trips and advice on the local area.

Well behaved pets are welcome and there are many local walks and local lakes ideal for your dog.


Brian & Caroline

Member Since 2015
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english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Brian & Caroline

We moved to the Charente from the South of England in September 2006. Brian retired from his marketing business, but Caroline still works from time to time as an IT consultant both here and abroad. Brian and Caroline are happy to help guests with any aspect of their stay and can interact as much OR as little as guests desire!

Brian & Caroline purchased this Cottage in 2006

Why Brian & Caroline chose Le Lindois

The cottage offers exceptionally spacious accommodation in the heart of tranquil countryside. Despite being over 200 years old, a complete restoration was finished in Summer 2015 including new roof, floors, doors, windows and insulation and modern amenities throughout whilst maintaining the essential character of this charming cottage and location.

What makes this Cottage unique

Tranquil rural setting overlooking farmland, but within easy access of all amenities. Loads of local activities and interest.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Large comfortable bedrooms on the first floor


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Small Shower room on ground floor

      Location Type

        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Farm Holidays
            • Historic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Electric and paraffin stoves on request
                    • Internet
                      WIFI access throughout
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Full set of bed linens to accomodate four people sleeping in two double beds.
                    • Living Room
                      Spacious relaxing area overlooking grounds with two huge armchairs, chaise long, single put-u-up bed,
                    • Parking
                      Ample outdoor parking on site
                    • Towels Provided
                      Guests must bring bathing towels for use outdoors. The towels provided are not to be taken off site to local beaches for example.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Available in Owners property on site by request


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Braun Espresso Machine
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full range of items to cater for a minimum of four guests
                        • Kitchen
                          Galley kitchen overlooking the garden
                        • Microwave
                          Brand new
                        • Oven
                          Mini Electric oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Small domestic refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          2 ring gas
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Interior dining table seats 4-6
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Local guide books and a selection of English Language Fiction and Non Fiction
                                • DVD Player
                                  Full range of DVD's in French and English Languages
                                • Games
                                  Chess, Boules, Jigsaws and other board games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  UK Sky Free to Air Channels
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen HD LED plus Video and DVD
                                • Video Games
                                  Nintendo Wii plus games on request. Wii Fit, Wii Sports, balance board etc.
                                • Video Library
                                  A small selection of DVD's and Videos in French and English Languages


                                    • Bicycles
                                      A selection of well maintained adult mountain bikes are available for free guest use!
                                    • Boat
                                      Wind surfers, paddle boards, kayaks and catamarans available at the nearby Base Nautique, Lacs de Haute Charente. 10% Discount. Also Day or 1/2 day Yachting / Picnic experiences with Brian.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Small private terrace with seating for four and parasol 4 Sun Loungers with cushions provided
                                    • Golf
                                      International standard 18 hole course nearby (15 minutes)
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Wide range available for rental at the nearby - Lacs de Haute Charente 10% Discount
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Private Terrace and small secured garden with sun loungers and access to shared grounds including an established 45mm gauge garden railway!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Portable BBQ in garden area. Shared use of a large permanent brick BBQ on request.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Not suitable for the elderly or those of limited mobility.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              5m above ground plunge pool with solar shower Shared only with the owners. Exclusive use by request. Inflatable Pool Loungers for two persons. Only June to September


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • theme parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Suitable for well behaved children and pets.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  8 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful Gite, very well finished and very comfortable.

                                                                  Brett W.

                                                                  Brian and Caroline were the perfect hosts. We felt very welcome and they were always on hand to answer any questions or help us find our way around. Would highly recommend renting this Gite. The area is just beautiful and so peaceful, just the perfect holiday. We are already planning to visit Brian and Caroline next year and looking forward to sharing a glass of wine with our new friends.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  The pleasure was mutual we really enjoyed this stay, a fitting end to high season. Also appreciate how clean and tidy the cottage was left. Quite a feat with two young boys and four dogs! Thank You!

                                                                  Peaceful and pretty location with great hosts

                                                                  Charley C.Jersey

                                                                  Lovely gite in a peaceful setting in a beautiful part of France. Caroline and Brian are really great hosts and made us very welcome.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We equally enjoyed hosting Tim, Charley, Jake and their puppy Midge. Particularly pleased they had a good time despite the unusually "mixed" weather during their stay!

                                                                  Great little place ,very quiet

                                                                  Mark O.

                                                                  Lovely little place , very quiet , but no good for food lovers as not many high end places within 15 miles ,

                                                                  that said if you want a quiet escape from every thing ,there's a bbq at the villa and there's a great supermarket about 20 minutes drive away with everything you could want ,

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Actually there are two five star restaurants within a 10 minute drive :- The Domaine des Etangs at Massignac, and The Grange des Oies at the Chateau of Neuil. We are always happy to direct our guests to these and/or make reservations in advance, if requested.

                                                                  perfect holiday, perfect property, perfect hosts

                                                                  Robyn S.

                                                                  Sitting at my desk in dreary London our stay in Chez Bushell seems a world away. The property is gorgrous, Brian and Caroline have managed to keep the character of the 200 year old barn with the twist of a few mod cons (wifi and TV perfect for watching some late night Olympics) With scorching weather we took full advantage of the pool. Every recommendation given to us whether a restaurant or town was top notch.

                                                                  cant recommend enough

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed having Robyn, Tom, Jade and Tim stay with u, they are welcome back any time!

                                                                  vacances au calme

                                                                  Aurélie T.Saint-Priest, France

                                                                  Nous avons passé une semaine très agréable en pleine campagne. Le cottage est très agréable et spacieux. Seul petit bémol, la taille du frigo un peu juste pour une famille de 4. Le lieu est idéal pour des vacances au vert, pour se reposer mais aussi profiter des activités sportives à proximité (kayak, paddle, vélorail, randonnées,....). Il y a aussi beaucoup de lieux à visiter dans le coin (château de la Rochefoucauld, Confolens, Village Gaulois, site gallo-romain,...). Mais notre séjour n'aurait pas été aussi agréable sans la gentillesse de Brian et Caroline les propriétaires et de leur chien Bubbles. Ils font tout pour vous mettre à l'aise tout en étant discrets. Point bonus au fait que le linge de lit et de toilette sont compris dans la location ainsi que la mise à disposition des vélos. Un grand merci à eux de nous avoir permis de nous retrouver en famille.

                                                                  Rust en ruimte in Le Lindois

                                                                  louis den o.

                                                                  Met 3 volwassenen hebben wij een week doorgebracht in Le LINDOIS. Vooral de ruimte en de rust waren weldadig. We hebben genoten van de mooi uitgeschreven wandelingen in de omgeving. Het zwembad ( nou ja... ) was heerlijk ter verkoeling.

                                                                  Brian en Caroline zijn de gastvrije eigenaren en hebben ons veel verteld over de mogelijkheden in de omgeving om te bezoeken. Kortom een fantastische week!

                                                                  Louis, Karin en Ria uit Utrecht, Nederland.


                                                                  Le Lindois, France

                                                                  Within easy reach of Restaurants, Shops, Markets, Lakes, Golf, Beaches and other Local Interest. Ideal base for several local Chateaux, Roman Baths at Chassenon, Martyr Village at Oradour sur Glane, Cognac and the Cities of Limoges and Angouleme.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Not suitable for people of restricted mobility. We have one friendly dog, and a field with a pony, donkey! Well behaved dogs are allowed.

                                                                  8 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.5/5
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