Maison des Vignes is set on the edge of a village surrounded by vineyards, in the lovely Charente valley. It is an old stone house and dates from the 1800’s but has been well modernised inside while retaining period features. It is equidistant between the beautiful old town of Cognac, 10 minutes away, and the charming riverside town of Jarnac, both with supermarkets and shops. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a downstairs cloakroom, separate sitting and dining rooms, wifi broadband and a heated (May until end September) private pool. The walled garden is south-facing and very sunny, with some trees for shade, and a large terrace on which you can enjoy a leisurely meal. The pool is 7 x 3 m and has wide steps for sitting and is a uniform depth of 1.5 meters, it is ideal for lounging in and floating. For more energetic swimming there are large public pools in Jarnac and Cognac, just 10 minutes away, and the clear, shallow waters of the Charente are also used for swimming.
- Villa1720 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 - 14 nights
Villa near Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charente - Fully Equipped And Comfortable Family House With Private Heated Pool, In The Heart Of Cognac Country
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 6, 2018
We bought the house with the intention of moving into it permanently when we can retire, which is still a few years away. We have decorated and equipped it as our own home, which is why the kitchen has just about everything you need! We love spending time there, and find it relaxing and peaceful, and particularly enjoy the pool, especially now it is heated. Whenever we go there, with family or friends or on our own, we always find new places to visit and new things to do. Because of jobs it isn’t possible for us to spend many weeks there each year, though we do visit about every 2 months, and after doing some upgrading such as a new patio we decided to let our house for a few summers. We have been really pleased with our guests’ response to the house and the area.
Rosemary purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Rosemary chose Réparsac
We searched for a long time, starting a bit further north in Vienne, but deciding we really preferred to be surrounded by vines rather than cornfields. Our main criteria were that the house should be in a village and within easy reach of facilities, that it should be old but renovated, south-facing and with a pool. We are just 10 minutes from the lovely old towns of Cognac and Jarnac, and that has been so valuable to us. There are so many places to explore, whether it is chateaux, brocantes, markets, the Charente, the coastline, Roman sites, La Rochelle and the lovely Ile de Re, and much more.
What makes this Villa unique
The house, garden and pool are very private and are bathed in sun all day, but there are some trees to give shade. The pool is heated, and a delight to lounge in and for sole use of the guests of Maison des Vignes. There are shops just over a mile away, and in 10 minutes you can be in one of several supermarkets, and some excellent restaurants.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Pleasant stay in a quiet rural village
It suited our requirements only lacking a restaurant/bar open in the evening within walking distance.
Property Just Perfect
The property is typical of the area. Exceptionally well equipped. Garden and pool ideal for families though smaller than photos suggest. Spent most of our time at the villa. Quite a remote area and the region is very rural. Considering our stay was in August we were surprised to find shops shut on a Monday - Jarnac was deserted. Rouillac market had more clothes than food but was buzzing. Spectacular thunderstorm. Have visited prettier parts of France.
I’m glad you found the house well equipped and enjoyed the garden and pool. As you spent most of your time at the villa, however, you missed the many activities in the area and places to visit, from chateaux to picturesque medieval towns, Roman amphitheater and baths, gardens, parks, river trips, fishing, golf, swimming in the new aquatic centre just 10 minutes away, brocantes, markets, vineyards to visit with tastings as well as the excellent tours of the world-famous great cognac houses such as Rémy Martin, Hennessy, Otard, Hine, Courvoisier, all within 10 minutes of the property in Cognac or Jarnac. We have stayed there many times and always find something new to explore when we go.
Beautiful house and pool in a very tranquil village
We had a wonderful two week holiday at this house. The pool was fabulous and the house had every home comfort you could think of. The area is so peaceful and the surrounding roads perfect for cycling with small children. We would definitely recommend this property and the weather was amazing as well which is always a bonus! Rosemary was very helpful before our stay and sent lots of relevant information.
Maison des Vignes - secluded, private and highly recommended.
We had a wonderfully relaxing 2 week holiday at Maison des Vignes.
The house is very comfortable with a large relaxing lounge, spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds, good quality towels and bed linen. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped, very clean, with lots of cutlery, crockery and glass ware.
Outside, there are ample garden furnishings and a barbecue, with a large patio area for taking outside meals and enjoying the garden. The pool is a great addition to the property,especially if you have young children.
Reparsac is rural and very quite. The village post office is open daily and only a five minute walk to collect your morning baguettes. For family shopping (and cheap petrol), visit the Auchan Shopping Centre on the outskirts of Cognac.
Whilst we we there, we visited the Cognac Festival (14 euros pp) a really enjoyable evening with live music when the town really comes to life. Saintes is always worth a visit.
Thank you Rosemary and John,
We are so glad you had a good and relaxing holiday, and enjoyed the house, garden and pool!
The village location is quiet and peaceful, and with the riverside towns of Cognac and Jarnac both only 10 minutes away you have access to all the shops, restaurants and other facilities that you could want.
Great rental property
We arrived after a long journey and was very surprised when we went through the electric gates into the secluded and fully walled garden which was great for us as we have 2 young boys who love to run and we didn't need to watch them all the time.
The pool was great and always warm and again never an issue with the boys finding there own way in there as a key was needed to get into the gated pool area.
The house was very comfortable and plenty big enough with a beautiful lounge and mezzanine area with 3 good sized double bedrooms.
The kitchen was well equipped with everything that you would need for your stay.
Its a peaceful area but not far from Cognac and all shops restaurants that you will need.
A trip to La Rochelle is a must and an amazing place.
Rosemary was always there to answer emails and thanks for the help and understanding.
Highly recommended and a return visit is required.
Peaceful, comfortable and well appointed house with well maintained secluded garden and pool.
An excellent retreat to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable holiday.
We are 47 miles from the popular beach resort of Royan, and 51 miles from the lovely little resort of St Palais-sur-Mer.
We are easily reached by car from the western ports in 4 1/2 to 6 hours and Calais in 7 hours. There are 4 airports within approximately 90 minutes;
Bordeaux (BA, Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch)
La Rochelle (Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe)
Limoges (Ryanair, Flybe)
All have car hire facilities.
It is also possible to reach us by train, both Jarnac and Cognac have stations which link to Paris via TGV.
A car is essential if you want to explore the area.
The next village of Nercillac is 1.5 miles away and has a butcher, boulangerie, small supermarket, pharmacy and petrol station.
The lovely old town of Cognac, with its cognac tours, elegant buildings, parks, supermarkets and shops, cafes and restaurants is 10 minutes away, 5 miles.
The beautiful riverside town of Jarnac is also 10 minutes away, and also supermarkets and shops, cafes and restaurants
Angouleme, the department capital, is about 40 minutes away.
La Rochelle is 1.5 hours.
The nearest large supermarket is Auchan in Cognac, 10 minutes away by car. Jarnac has 2 supermarkets which are both open on Sunday morning, again 10 minutes away. You can buy essentials in Nercillac, 1.5 miles away.
Bikes can be hired and delivered directly to you by Bike Hire Direct, there are miles of quiet roads and white tracks through the vineyards to explore!
Less than 10 minutes away on the edge of Cognac is the "Base Plein-air André Mermet" which is located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the Charente and is free entry. There are twenty acres with shaded picnic areas, games and sports equipment for children and adults, including mini-golf, a zip-wire, climbing frames, slides, trampolines, tennis courts, pedalos, kayaks, bikes for hire, and much more.
New for 2018 is the aquatic centre in Cognac, X'eau. This has a large pool both indoor and outdoor, and water slides.
There are boat trips along the lovely Charente river from Jarnac, and kayaks can also be hired in Jarnac.
The zoo at La Palmyre near Royan is a great family day out, as is Futuroscope at Poitiers and the Aquarium at La Rochelle. There is a big water park complex at Les Antilles, Jonzac, 30 minutes away.
There are also chateaux, abbeys, brocantes, markets and many other things to see and do in this lovely area, and don't forget the very atmospheric and fascinating cognac tours!
Golf: 18 hole golf course at St Brice, Cognac, less than 4 miles (6 km) away.
Located on the banks of the river Charente between Cognac and Jarnac, this course is a gently-sloping course with three ponds twisting and turning between vineyards and woodland. Experienced golfers will enjoy playing holes 12, 15 and 17 which are particularly difficult.
It has hosted the "Omnium Dames" in which the best French Pro & Amateur Lady players compete.
Just over an hours drive away is the Links course at Royan.
Additional information about rental rates
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking with full payment being made 55 days before your arrival. A damage deposit of £250 per booking is required with the final payment, held by Owners Direct to be refunded within a week of the end of the holiday (subject to a satisfactory final inspection). Changeover Day: We can be flexible on the changeover day - please contact us to discuss. Arrival time is 4pm with departure by 10am.