Oasis of total privacy in a thriving village with restaurants, bars, shops
Nick and Tina
- english, french
About Nick and Tina
We are an English family with 4 boys who adore the place.
Nick and Tina purchased this House in 2015
Why Nick and Tina chose Verteuil-sur-Charente
This is a beautiful, well proportioned house within a very popular, well serviced village. There is plenty of space to congregate as a group or to find a little peace on your own. The village is tranquil and exceptionally scenic, composed almost entirely of rural historic buildings. The amenities are good so you will spill out into the bars and restaurants. The local roads are minor so there is plenty of opportunity to explore the surrounding villages and countryside on foot or bicycle
What makes this House unique
A great benefit is that everything is on your doorstep. There is no need to drive to dinner. in fact, there is no need to leave the village at all.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 16
Hello Nick, hope you're well and I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at your lovely house, the setting is amazing and the property matches it. It is stunning. What a wonderful job you have done on what I imagine must have been quite a restoration! It is also incredibly homely and it made for a memorable holiday for adults and children alike. There has been talk of booking for next year, I don't know if you offer a discount for early booking but let me know if you do. I also wanted to sing the praises of Kev, he gave us a very warm welcome and we felt in safe hands from the off. All in all a brilliant experience - hope you manage to get out there yourselves again soon! Best Wishes, David
We have just (reluctantly!) returned from a three week family holiday here and would happily stayed longer.
The house was amazing. It is tastefully decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The photos do not show the huge size of the property. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all enormous and luxurious without loosing the feel that you are in France. The beds were amazingly comfortable with beautiful linen.
The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed, the two fridges were very useful.
The gardens and pool are immaculate and gave us hours of entertainment. The pool is larger than the photo leads you to believe. We had fantastic weather so did not get to use the barn/yoga studio but it would have been a great area for the children and teenagers in bad weather.
The fire pit is great fun in the evening for toasting marshmallows.
The village was picture perfect! Stunning views of the castle one way, the church one way, the river, the old french buildings..... All totally picturesque.
In the village there are a few restaurants and bars, a boulangarie, general store, a deli and a florist with bigger supermarkets 5 minutes away.
Some of our party spent a very pleasant afternoon renting nearly canoes and rowing down from Ruffec to Verteuil.
I would not hesitate to recommend this house to anyone, the owners Nick and Tina were extremely friendly and helpful and Kevin who manages and looks after the property could not have been kinder.
Thank you for a lovely holiday.
We had a great time staying at Nick and Tina's property. There were 15 of us in total (8 adults and 5 children) but there was plenty of space. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. Outdoor space was fantastic. Beautiful village on your doorstep.
Would highly recommend.
Wonderful - there is nothing more to say
The house was just incredible, the bedding so luxurious and that fire pit..... We all have fire pit envy.
The village itself is so traditional and beautiful.
There was plenty to do for the young adults (walking, cycling, canoeing, table tennis, pool etc etc), whilst us 'oldies', sat, relaxed and took the occasional wonder.
Thanks, it's a holiday to remember
Wow - fantastic place!
We spent ages trying to find a house that ticked boxes for a large family ranging from 3yrs to 83yrs. On arrival we were delighted by what we saw and immediately felt vey comfortable.
The house was big enough to accommodate us all and provided ample space for entertaining kids whilst having areas for quiet retreats.
The house was beautifully finished, clean and well equipped with everything we needed for our two week stay.
The pool was a big hit...as was the barn / yoga studio / ping pong area, the river at the bottom of the garden, bikes, and games etc....
Kevin the local key holder looked after us very well and gave us lots of advice on things going on (local markets and days out etc). The folder with details on the property and attractions in the area was useful as well, but a bit more info on the village and local amenities and attractions would have been an added bonus.
A lovely place enjoyed by all the family - we were sad to leave and would certainly look forward to coming back. Many thanks.
In the village there are a number of shops (butcher/traiteur, baker, florist, brocante, gift shop, hairdresser, chemist, general store). if more is needed you visit the market town of Ruffec (Wednesday and Saturday) where there are a host of shops, supermarkets, a cinema, ATMs and much more.