This privately owned large spacious Charantaise stone farmhouse has been sympathetically restored keeping its traditional character. Experience a comfortable authentic French lifestyle offering extensive modern facilities. The village of Amberac is surrounded by fields and the River Charente is ideal for walking along, running and cycling. In nearby Mansle are facilities to hire canoes and kayaks to explore more of the river. The city of Angouleme is just over 30 minutes drive away.
Chris lives in Hampshire and has worked in all aspects of residential property and development for some 32 years.
Mr C Bishop purchased this farmhouse in 1995
20 years ago he came across this Farmhouse in the Charente and fell in love with it and its surroundings. The house was in it's original state and 3 years was spent restoring it with modern additions.
The farmhouse is a wonderful place to escape and enjoy your summer holiday with the family.
'Thank you for a wonderful holiday, the farmhouse is beautiful in a tranquil setting. Enjoyed many lazy days by the pool.' Ann and Fred from Devizes.
'Amazing time as usual. Lots of fun, food and wine. Looking forward to next year's visit already!' The Watt family and friends.
'Great times had by all. Children loved the pool and rowing on the River.' The Morrisseys and Jones from Oxford.
Very big authentic French farm house. Eleven of us fitted in with ease with 5 beds still unoccupied. Large swimming pool which was kept lovely and clean by the friendly English pool man. Fresh batons of bread came to the village every morning in a little white van that tooted its arrival. The river Charente was just a cross a little lane and easy to launch the little rowing boat kept in the barn. All the bedrooms were large some very large and plenty of bathrooms for everyone. Would definitely go again if I had a large family party or two different families.
A superb gite in a beautiful part of France. Stayed here with family for two weeks and could barely fault the place.
Well spread out rooms with good facilities and enough space for all. We were a collection of six adults and six children in all and had no issues.
The pool was one of the highlights. Away from the house and gated and a great size for all to swim or sit round.
Although it is in the middle of nowhere, this is a plus and not a negative. Located in a small village you genuinely feel like you have had a break from it all but a car is needed. There are some great towns near by and do get out on the bike. Some gorgeous scenery and do please get the boat out and go for a row. Superb fun.
All in all, a great gite in a great location. We have had some fab memories in France and when we look to our next large family holiday, we will think of this place again.
Special interest holidays:
The beautiful River Charente is situated some 50 metres from the house. A small rowing boat is provided for your use and entertainment. Fishing is available with the appropriate permits from the local post office.
Coastal sandy beaches of La Rochelle and Royan are approx 90 mins drive.
Nearest airports are Angouleme (35 mins), Poitiers (1hr), La Rochelle (90 mins), Bordeaux (2hrs).
Eurostar/TGV - St Pancras to Angouleme via Lille or Paris (approx 7hrs).
Car - St Malo (4.5 hrs), Caen (5hrs), Calais (7.5hrs).
Distance from house to Aigre (5km), Mansle (7km), Angouleme (30km), Cognac (35km).
For directions from the nearest main road (N10) to the house see under Distances heading.
Directions:- Poitiers N10 Angouleme. Junction D18 Mansle. Exit Mansle, over bridge. Traffic lights-right D739 Luxe. ½ mile left D69 Cellettes. Through village, sharp left & right. Follow road to Villognon. Junction-left D32 sign Amberac 4km. Through village, Holy cross, turn right D69 Amberac 3km. Les Granges sharp right. Follow road into Amberac. Over bridge left & left. Pass church-left round corner. Blue gates on right for rear courtyard, main house take gravel driveway on right.
The farmhouse is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Amberac, close to its 12th Century stone church. A bread van visits daily plus a meat and fish van weekly. The larger town of Aigre (5km) has two supermarkets, bank, chemist, boulangerie, restaurants, cafe, tourist information office and weekly market. There is an excellent Michelin rated restaurant, Cheval Blanc Tel 0033 545399475 which is highly recommended for both lunch and dinner (5km). The lively and chic town of Angouleme offers good range of bars, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and a classic french daily market.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$254|
A deposit of 25% will confirm your booking. The deposit is non refundable unless we can relet the property. The remaining balance is due 8 weeks prior to the rental period at which time a security deposit of £200 is also required. This will be returned after departure inspection and not withstanding any damage.
Saturday - arrival after 1600 hrs - departure 1000 hrs.
25% deposit to secure booking then balance and £200 security deposit 8 weeks before departure