Spacious, recently renovated stone farmhouse, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Mr and Mrs Graham
- english, french
About Mr and Mrs Graham
We are a family of five who having enjoyed many French holidays with family and friends, decided in 2004 to buy a holiday home we could share with others. The property needed extensive renovation and now offers a pool, large garden, comfortable and spacious accommodation and everything we feel is important to make for the perfect holiday retreat.
Mr and Mrs Graham purchased this Farmhouse in 2004
Why Mr and Mrs Graham chose Dignac
We know and have loved the Charente for many years. Our hamlet is one of the highest points in the Charente, so the air is clear and views over surrounding woodlands are lovely. The property is an old stone farmhouse with two barns and not only offers abounding space but also lots of character.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
An amazing family holiday home
3 families, a party of 11 (6 adults & 5 children) spent a fabulous week in this stunning holiday home.
We rented both buildings & the property has everything you could wish for: fantastic kitchen (which had every kitchen essential families could need inc pots, pans, serving trays, mugs, glasses, knives, forks etc.); 3 lovely reception rooms to chill out in (a snug, a TV room (where the kids tended to ‘hang out’ when they weren’t in the pool) & a hall in the barn-wing of the property that could host a royal banquet!); 6 bedrooms that were all of a generous size & had plenty of storage places & easily enough bathrooms/ WCs.
Outside has plenty of car parking (we only had 3 cars but could easily fit 2 or 3) & amazing garden with beautiful flowers, plants and trees dotted all around. The owners have thought of many activities to do & kindly provided equipment. The garden had enough room to play rounders/cricket/football as well as the petanque (boules) area. You will find you have spectators, during whichever event you choose to play, as the cows in the neighbouring field watch on! There are bikes provided & a table tennis table situated near the large patio. The patio itself has a large gas BBQ & a large table easily able to accommodate all 11 of us for our group meals.
A must-visit is the local boulangerie in Dignac (with freshly baked all kinds of breads & pastries). Dignac also has a small shop & Pharmacy.
A little further away, but only about a 15 minute trip, is Villebois-Lavalette which has a large Super-U (with fuel-pumps) & large Pharmacy. Villebois-Lavalette also has a stunning Chateau on the hill and a quaint church nearby (well worth a visit)
The star of the show though is the swimming pool, we enjoyed excellent weather & the pool provided entertainment & relaxation in equal measure for young & old alike! With the diving board providing the main source of entertainment for 7 days! Again the owners provided numerous items such as balls, inflatables & goggles to be used in the pool & were much appreciated
The owners were extremely helpful from booking to arrival & I want to particularly thank Antonia for all her help during the past 12 months in making this a holiday to remember.
11 people (who had by-and-large known one another for 15 years) arrived at this stunning home on the 17th Aug‘19 all as close friends but left on the 24th Aug’19 as one big family.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home. We hope to return soon.
Beautiful, big house
Very beautiful house in a lovely little village. Pool is deep and stunning, gardens are amazing and perfect for two 4 year olds to run around for hours.
Nous étions 12 adultes à venir partager un week-end entre amis. La maison est superbe , très agréable à vivre , très propre. Les pièces sont spacieuses et très bien aménagées. Je recommande cette maison. Le mauvais temps ne nous a pas permis de profiter du jardin. Une prochaine fois sûrement...
2 weeks of paradise
10 family members stayed for 2 weeks in this amazing house. Sunshine every day, wonderful surroundings and a well equipped house. Highlights included the pool and diving board, the grounds and boules pitch, the well equipped kitchen, the large barn lounge and each of the large bedrooms with a plentiful supply of bathrooms too. We visited numerous nearby chateaus, Brantome, Angouleme and had a great canoe trip on a local river. The real pleasure of the holiday had to be the peace and quiet and chilled out surroundings, giving us a great chance to unwind.
Great holiday in Dignac
We spent a very nice week in this house. Our group of 8 adults and 5 kids could perfectly fit in the spacious rooms and all the bathrooms allowed to have enough independence. While the weather was mitigated, we took every opportunity to play in the swimming pool, eat outside on the big terrace, and play "petanque" in the garden. The house is well equipped, with also plenty of games for the kids, and you can feel this is not a museum but a house that lives- exactly what we look for.
The contact with Antonia Graham was always excellent, and this was very much appreciated.
We definitely recommend this house!
Christelle & Yann
Thank you, it was our pleasure. We try and make our guests feel more than at home, time to rest and play....whatever the weather!
This is a beautiful and spacious property which has been lovingly restored, retaining many of its original features. It is spacious and well equipped and maintained to a high standard. There were 11 of us staying in the main house and converted barn (5 adults, 6 kids). The majority of the children were young adults (13+) and even though the house is in quite a remote location they loved it. There is so much to do at the property. The pool and pool area are beautiful, with plenty of activities to keep all ages occupied. We all loved the spacious grounds (plenty of hide and seek and frizzbee) and in the warm summer evenings we all enjoyed boules and table tennis. There is also a lovely patio area where we could all eat together. The garden is beautiful and we had the pleasure of the company of bees who enjoyed the lavender which was in bloom at our stay. The house is a treasure trove of art and personalisation with plenty of family games to choose from. We ventured out to Angouleme which was wonderful for shopping, eating and architecture and to a few local restaurants. There are large supermarkets nearby and the Boulangerie in Dignac is amazing, fresh bread and cakes galore! We had fun on the kayaks in Angouleme and would recommend a trip down the river. Antonia was an amazing host, thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful property. It really did feel like we were at a retreat for our 2 weeks of heaven.
The property is situated in a small, peaceful hamlet, in the Foret de l’Horte et Tardoire. There are local shops including a small supermarket, bakery, chemist, restaurant/bar and free tennis courts at Dignac (5km). The 10th century chateau of Villebois Lavalette with its ancient covered market and the border of Dordogne are only 12km away. Historic Angoulême, “cartoon city”, offers a variety of lively restaurants and shops, cobbled streets, cathedral, museums and the stunning Charente river and large lake for water sports (20km). Aubeterre, with a beach on the River Dronne and a monolithic church, is considered one of the prettiest villages in France (50km). Take a day trip to the coast of Royan with its sandy beaches or visit the famous vineyards of Bordeaux and Cognac, as well as Futuroscope Theme Park near Poitiers.