La Ferme des Noyers (Walnut Tree Farm) is on the edge of a small peaceful hamlet, close to forest areas and open fields with a lovely view across our valley. The barn was originally used to shelter sheep over the winter period which dates back at least 300 years and is renovated to a high standard. The barn is the ideal accommodation for a couple or a small family with everything you need to enjoy your stay. An ideal environment for children of all ages, a calm and relaxing place for families and couples as well as the option to help on the farm. You will find plenty to do on the farm whether it be relaxing around the swimming pool, feeding and helping with the animals, playing various games including badminton, or table tennis, or maybe just relaxing taking in the tranquil surroundings and listening to the summer birdsong. Just outside the farm is a variety of walk ways through forest and sunflower fields and also cycle routes through the valley and neighbouring villages.
Downstairs is an open-planned living area with a modern kitchen, dining area, and lounge area.
Upstairs has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, and a bathroom with a bath, shower, sink, and toilet.
The kitchen facilities include freezer, fridge, microwave, washing machine, gas hob, electric oven, toaster, and kettle.
The living room area has satellite tv, dvd player, a wood burning fire, and wi-fi. A clothes airer, iron, and ironing board are in the under stairs cupboard.
The private fenced garden at the rear of the barn has a west facing patio to enjoy the lovely evening sunsets while enjoying the tranquil surroundings and listening to the summer birdsong. Table & chairs, barbecue, and a pétanque area are also found in the rear garden. The secluded swimming pool is next to the barn and has it's own private fenced terrace with sun loungers to enjoy the long summer days. There is also table tennis, badminton, small children's play area, and trampoline. Parking is to the side of the barn in the courtyard of the main entrance.
Other Information :
Please Note : Towels and bed linen are included. Please provide your own towels for swimming and the beach. A high chair and cot/additional bed are available upon request. A thorough clean will be done for your arrival and is included in the price. We do ask you to please leave the gite very clean and tidy on your departure. The swimming pool area is checked daily.
A few words from the owners :
Before having children we spent many of our holidays in France where we fell in love with the Charente countryside, the people and the pace of life. We decided to sell off the family business and took the jump to purchase a small farm in France to live and work the good life. The view of the valley and sunflower fields on the other side of the valley from the kitchen window was what first appealed to us. We love the rolling hills, valleys and forests with its varied wildlife. The French people here are so friendly and will always stop to talk. We live on the edge of a peaceful hamlet, yet only 10 minutes away from two towns, so you get that remoteness feeling as well as the knowledge you are not far from nearby amenities. The farm is located in a valley where we can look down on all the live stock nearly all the time. We have now been here 11 years and are now a young family of 5. Although farming turned out to be a huge learning curve and much more hard work than we could have ever imagined, we are still enjoying the good life. We are so glad we made the move and loom forward to many more happy years here.