3 bedroom and 3 bathroom house, large garden and amazing views across the valley
- english, french
About Lin Glover
The photo above was taken this summer (2017) with me and my two Grandchildren picking fruit from my third of an acre orchard garden.We picked pears, apples, plums and greengages. The dogs are mine too on their first trip to France and loving the freedom!
Lin Glover purchased this House in 2017
Why Lin Glover chose Luxé
I have loved France for many years but mostly knew the South particularly around Grasse and the south coast. I had been looking for the right property for me to buy for over 12 months. I started in the north Dordogne but just couldn't find the house that matched my dream. I started to look in the Charente and was fascinated by the river and all the villages along it. I was delighted with Ruffec a beautiful classic French market town. I was enthralled by Verteuil sur Charente and needed to be close. I saw 6 different houses in two days, two in Luxe, but fell in love with this one ... The Maison Colline. Actually it was the garden and the view from it - the Charente river and surrounding countryside - that thrilled me at first sight. When I finally pulled myself away to go into the house I was enchanted. It's hard to put into words why this house is so special. It's old - circa 1850's - but beautifully renovated. It is light and spacious without loosing its character and original features. It embraces our micro-climate sun all day long yet stays cool and comfortable. The neighbourhood is also delightful, picturesque, inviting and friendly, Circumstances don't allow me to live here all year round. Although I would happily do so. Everything you need is in easy reach. Room enough to lose yourself but close enough to busy places should you chose to join in. I am pleased to be able to share my house with you. You'll see why I love it. It's the house that just keeps giving. I look forward to getting your feedback Enjoy !!
What makes this House unique
From a comfort point of view all three bedrooms have access to their own bathroom facilities ... two bedrooms have ensuites. So no fights in the morning. The kitchen provides everything you need including plenty of space to cook and eat together. The outside space is also highly versatile with various locations allowing for eating in the shade or under the stars.Parking is not a problem but you wont need your car to enjoy some of the beautiful photo opportunities on the doorstep.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
No events as set in quiet hamlet
Prior agreement required
Not suitable for very young children due to steps.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Porch entrance used at all times.
Keep pets secure using gates that surround property.
Ensure children have adult supervision when crossing to and from orchard area
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
When we first arrived late afternoon after travelling down from Normandy all the shutters were closed and the property was dark and did not feel very welcoming and we felt it was damp. We telephoned the agents Phil and Allison who arrived within the hour who explained that they felt it was cold rather than damp. We put heating on in all the rooms which improved the feeling in the property. We showed the agents what we assumed to be a bread basket that was in the centre of the table that was not very clean , but since then it has been explained this it was used for keys
When we left we put our household rubbish bags in the green bin for collection only to find the previous peoples rubbish there. I telephoned the agents twice and sent a text to explain about the rubbish but even to this day have never received a reply It would be a nice idea too to have bread and milk as a welcome pack as we had to turn out for both after a long journey
spacious, well equipped property full of character.
clean well equipped property with plenty of space.
It is in a quiet hamlet, a short walk to the bar, restaurants, convenience shop and railway station.
Our party comprised of 4 adults, who had come to see the motor racing at nearby Angouleme, so we appreciated the space and especially the showers and toilets. We only eat out once, at the nearby lake bar and restaurant, so did a fair amount of self catering where we found the property's cooker, pots, pans,utensils, crockery and dishwasher, well up for the job.
We all enjoyed staying here and would recommend it to anyone.
Thank you Martin. I had imagined you would be eating out every evening after your very full days! Delighted that you made use of all the facilities including the multiple bathrooms!. Hope to see you and your friends again
Charming old house in a great part of France
We loved this house. It's old, but has been modernised; has a huge garden overlooking ruins, bridge and river Charente. Numerous outside eating locations. Is in a pretty but not over-touristy area, with an excellent restaurant in the nearby village. We enjoyed visiting cities of Cognac and Angouleme, and further away the coast at wonderful Ile de Re.
Thank you Steve. Delighted you and Terry enjoyed your stay and that you got a chance to sample some of the beautiful features of this fascinating area.
Charante hideaway- wow! -what a find
Perfect base to explore the Charante area, we had a wonderful time catching up with family and friends. The house was warm, clean and very comfortable, typically French, with lovely outside spaces. The verandah off the main bedroom has an amazing view of the river.
Cognac and Angoleme are an easy drive away, beautiful walks can be taken around the river and local area.
Lin was a great host who gave us full information on the house and location prior to arrival.
Can’t recommend it highly enough.
Hideaway in Luxe - lovely village house + garden
Lovely place to stay with friend or family. Kitchen is well equipped, nice dining room, great location for exploring the area. Doggie friendly. Garden is opposite across a very quiet road. Highly recommended.
La propriété s'est avérée à la hauteur de nos attentes. Notre famille, composée de 6 adultes, 2 enfants et un bébé, a pu s'y installer en réservant à chacun une intimité et un calme nécessaires à de bonne vacances. L'espace extérieur est idéal pour prendre les repas et les enfants ont pu y faire des jeux. Super séjour
Merci Régine. Je suis ravi que vous et la famille ayez apprécié votre séjour à la maison. De plus, je suis heureux de savoir qu'il peut toujours être confortable et plein de ressources pour de nombreuses personnes dans le même espace. J'espère que vous penserez revenir.
This is a glorious area to explore. Away from the summer traffic, in the tranquil undulating countryside of the Charente River Valley and its micro climate, there is a whole new experience waiting. Whatever your interests, there is something for you. Whether it's fishing (a renowned lake is within walking distance), cycling, walking, horse riding or kayaking it is all on the doorstep. Maybe you want to visit historical buildings, chateaux, abbeys, beautiful medieval villages and great restaurants. It is all here too. You can follow St Jacques path to Santiago the 'French Way'. Surrounded by the manufacturers of Cognac, Pineau and classic wines who can resist a sample or two? Contact us an tell us how you would like to spend your time in this glorious part of the world and we will work really hard to make it happen.