"Nos Reves" is a luxury villa offering the highest standards for those seeking the perfect holiday in France. Part of a lovingly restored C18th farmhouse in the incredibly beautiful Charente region it has everything you need for a memorable holiday. Surrounded by rolling, verdant vineyards this spacious accommodation comprises: reception hall with cloakroom, a fully fitted kitchen, a dining room leading to outside terrace and a comfortable lounge. Upstairs you will find three double bedrooms each with its own italian furnished en-suite bathroom.
- House4305 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay4 - 7 nights
Luxury 3 bedroom villa with ensuite bathrooms and private pool.
Bankie Williams and Tanya Field
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 23, 2018
About Bankie Williams and Tanya Field
We are a family with of four, with two cats and three chickens at home in the UK. We have always loved France. My Dad was a teacher so I was brought up with the school French assistants living at home with us so I had a very early introduction to France and French life. I introduced my partner, Bankie, to France shortly after we met and as he loved it too we decided to buy a home from home. We are very family oriented and enjoy socialising and entertaining. Cooking and eating are our main hobbies!! Our house is next door to the villa so we are often on hand to help out with any suggestions and bookings, if required.
Bankie Williams and Tanya Field purchased this House in 1999
Why Bankie Williams and Tanya Field chose Angeac-Charente
When we started looking for a property in France we were advised by some very good French friends of ours where to look to find beautiful untouched landscapes close to places of interest and not too far from the coast. They recommended the Poitou-Charentes and we quickly found a house that we literally fell in love with. A true 'coup de coeur'. The location offers the benefit of a semi-rural setting , surrounded by cognac vineyards, a wonderful selection of diverse activities and a full range of close amenities - from bakeries, to supermarkets and bi-weekly local town markets. It is less than an hour west to the beautiful Grande Cote - including the famous La Palmyre Zoo - one hour north to the verdant Marais Poitevin and the Vallee des Singes and one hour south to the Bordeaux vineyards. We are ideally situated for autoroute access, train travel and within 1-1.5 hours of three airports - Bordeaux, Poitiers and La Rochelle. Situated in a small village the location is semi-rural and peaceful but alive.
What makes this House unique
Our property is a traditional Charentaise house built from the famous 'moellons' of the region. The thick stone walls ensure that the house is cool in summer and warm in winter. Our love of France led us to create a beautiful villa in a true French style with an English touch. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom and all of them are themed in relaxing colours with a blend of modern and traditional style We have carefully created a villa that blends into the beautiful surroundings, providing a haven of tranquility and relaxation. Peace and quiet is ensured along with the fact that children can play, all day, safely in the pool. Simple living; BBQ's and salads burst with flavour from the local produce. The locally produced Pineau des Charente must be sampled (chilled of course). The climate is sublime!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The beautiful Charentais coast line, with its unusual mix of sandy beaches, dunes and rocks lies about 45 minutes drive from the villa.
The sandy islands of Oleron and Re scattered with pretty white cottages are situated just off the coast.
The villa is easily accessible by all means of transport.
Local airports are: Bordeaux, Poitiers and La Rochelle - all within an hours drive. Car hire recommended.
TGV from Paris stops 20 minutes away at Angouleme.
The villa can be reached via auto route from the following ports: Calais (7-8 hours); Le Havre (5-6 hours); Caen (4-5 hours) and St.Malo (3-4 hours).
The quaint market town of Chateauneuf-sur-Charente is 4km from the villa and offers local amenities and a twice weekly local market offering a wide selection of fresh fish, meat, local cheeses and beautiful seasonal fruit and vegetables. It is a must for any visitor. Chateauneuf also boasts three cafes - ideal for sipping a coffee or a glass of rose and watching the world go by.
There are also two really good restaurants, one of which we highly recommend - La Graine et Garenne, fabulous seasonal food with hints of the orient and a lovely setting.
The town of Cognac, a name synonymous with the world's finest brandies is only 10km away. You can visit any or all of the Cognac distilleries which are all fascinating and different in their own way. Cognac also offers two beautiful parks, open air theatre and a not to be missed jazz concert in early July.
The historic town of Angouleme is 15km to the east providing an opportunity for both shopping and a visit to the famous remparts. In September you can enjoy the famous Angoulême car races which are fantastic and if you like comics Angoulême is the home of the ‘bandes dessine’.
Slightly further to the west (25km) is the ancient roman town of Saintes (the regional capital) with its famous roman amphitheatre - walking through it really conjures up images of history. On the way to Saintes is the beautiful town of Pons - with a lovely chateau and and a children’s theme park with lots of fun for the children.
If you like animals we are well situated for a day out at the Vallee des Singes (Valley of the Monkeys) where you can walk amongst the friendlier varieties and the world famous La Palmyre zoo. Our children love the zoo so much we go back every year!!
Further afield lies Poitiers and the fabulous Venise Verte to the North, La Rochelle to the West and the world famous wine growing region of Bordeaux to the South.
Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday and we request that guests arrive no earlier than 3pm or no later than 7pm (this may be varied on prior agreement only). Guests are requested to depart by 11am on the changeover day.