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Lovely Villa With Private Heated Pool And Wifi Near Cognac, Poitou-Charente

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa near Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charente - Fully Equipped And Comfortable Family House With Private Heated Pool, In The Heart Of Cognac Country

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.


Owner
Rosemary
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Rosemary

We bought the house five years ago 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.

Amenities

Réparsac Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink unit
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite to bedroom 3
  • The upstairs family bathroom has bath with shower and screen, loo, two wash hand basins, heated towel rail. The en-suite bathroom has bath with shower and screen, loo, wash hand basin, heated towel rail. Downstairs cloakroom with wash hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Folding 2ft 6in wide bed for child, travel cot for baby
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Opposite main bathroom.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king-sized bed Bedroom 2 has a double bed, a folding bed for a child and a travel cot for a baby Bedroom 3 has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom All have exposed beams, bedside tables and lights, electric table fan, a hair dryer, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. Mezzanine has a daybed/single bed, 2 wardrobes and a desk and desk chair.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Property has private walled garden accessed through electric gates with safety stop. The pool is fenced. The location is peaceful but not isolated, it is on the edge of the village. The town of Cognac nearby has all amenities. It is a non-smoking house. Pets not accepted. Outside: The garden is south-facing, walled and mostly lawn. There is a large sunny terrace directly outside the house, overlooking the garden and private pool. The pool has a large patio around it for sunbathing, and a gated fence for safety. The pool is kidney-shaped 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 has the sun all day. There is a wooden dining table and chairs, plus sun loungers, small tables and parasols. A barbecue is provided with tools. There is a basketball hoop attached to one wall in the garden, and a basketball. There is also a dartboard with soft-point darts for all ages, and other children's games equipment. Covered parking for a car and bikes. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Bed Linen / Maid service: Bed Linen and house towels are included. Please bring your own pool towels, or we can provide these for a small charge (3 euros each) to cover laundering. Property is fully cleaned and ready for occupation. Other: Mezzanine above sitting room with day bed/ single bed. Travel cot and high chair

Reviews

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Lovely Villa With Private Heated Pool And Wifi Near Cognac, Poitou-Charente
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
5

Beautiful house and pool in a very tranquil village

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Maison des Vignes - secluded, private and highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

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,

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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5

Great rental property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, comfortable and well appointed house with well maintained secluded garden and pool.

  • 5 of 5

An excellent retreat to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Secluded, well equipped house in quiet village

  • 4 of 5

Garden well maintained, clean and tidy. House has everything that you need. Good pool - local English contact sorted glitch with its heating. Short trip to lovely nearby towns of Cognac and Jarnac. Pretty walks/cycles/boat trips along the Charente river. Only downsides were very limited shop in village and, as we were out of season (May), we had to travel a bit further for activities.

Fenced pool a good safety feature. Also darts, basketball, boules and other games in the property to entertain all ages.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I’m glad you liked the house, garden and pool and enjoyed visits to nearby Jarnac and Cognac and the Charente river. The village is only 2 km from the next village of Nercillac which has a butcher, baker, general store, pharmacy and restaurant, and 10 minutes by car from several supermarkets. There are many activities only 10 minutes away at the Base de plein-air André Mermet which are open from April to September with free access.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Rosemary and John's home in Reparsac is perfect for a quiet and private holiday. The house is very comfortable and spacious with everything that you need. We especially appreciated the pool - the best we've ever used on holiday! The location is also perfect for visiting Cognac and the surrounding areas - we found some lovely places for lunch.

I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone, and I can that it would be fantastic for families as it is very private and secure.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Bordeaux or La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
268 Miles
Saint Malo
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St Brice
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Jarnac or Cognac
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Loge
Nearest Beach
47 Miles
Saint Georges de Didonne
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

We are 47 miles from the popular beach resort of Royan, and 51 miles from the lovely little resort of St Palais-sur-Mer.

Travel:

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)

Poitiers (Ryanair)

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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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.

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $329.99

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, to be refunded within 2 weeks of the end of the holiday (subject to a satisfactory final inspection). We refund this quickly afterwards.

Changeover Day:
Most people prefer Saturday to Saturday so this is our changeover day in high season and the late May Bank Holiday. Out of season we can be flexible on the changeover day - please contact us to discuss.
Arrival time is 4pm with departure by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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