3 Bedroom, 3 showers, own private pool, in quiet relaxing grounds
- english, french
We have owned this house for over fourteen years now, and we are still friends with the previous owners. Our neighbours have taken us into their community; shown us their customs; and have given us a true welcome.
Owner purchased this House in 2004
Why Owner chose Julienne
The original house was over 200 years old and was enlarged in the 1970's. We have renovated it to add modern amenities and to make it as comfortable as possible. We have had some wonderful kind comments in our Visitors book.
What makes this House unique
The previous owners planted 18 fir trees in the approach to the house representing one of every local indiginous type. As a result we often get deer, moles and red squirrels. For bird watchers, we get lots of buzzards and other birds of prey , and you can see the hoopoe migrating through in Spring. The property covers some 4.5 acres and behind the swimming pool is an area of rough brambles where a wild boar (sanglier) lives to escape from the local hunt.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We were in France to go to a wedding and our stay with Rob and Sue enhanced our whole holiday - Sue even took some lovely photos of us just before we left for the wedding! Lovely people, lovely place!
Delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
We loved your company, and hope you return to this region one day
Chilled and relaxing
Very comfy, very dog friendly and secure garden, pool was used often [given the heat] and Rob & Sue were great hosts. The kitchen was well equipped and the range cooker excellent.
Thank you for your kind comments - so pleased you had a good time.
The pool was completely renovated just before you arrived, and you were the first guests to benefit. It's at its best just now.
And a special thank you for taking the time to mow the lawn - especially on your holiday !
Beautiful family home with pool in great location
Lovely long drive off of the road with fruit trees on the way down. We went onto the terrace which had a generous sized table and enough chairs for us all to sit around. We were blessed with lovely weather while we were there and we went on to enjoy the terrace from first thing in the morning to last thing at night.
We entered the property through the kitchen which for us was the hub of the home, with plenty of utensils and china and I really felt it's home from home. We used to sit around the kitchen island chatting while I cooked. We did use the dining room a couple of times, however we preferred to eat either around the kitchen island or outside.
To the right of the kitchen was my favourite room, the sitting room. We honestly didn't use it very much but it was very comfortable and made me feel very french every time I looked at it, beautiful.
The house is in a great location to go exploring which we took full advantage of, turn right out of the drive to Cognac approximately 8km away and turn left into Jarnac, a similar distance away which was really convenient and easy to top up our supplies of food and wine! however it was difficult to get motivated to leave such a peaceful and relaxing location when you have a fabulous pool with plenty of sun loungers for everyone.
Upstairs were three simply but stylishly furnished double bedrooms. We had the bedroom with on -suite, whilst the children used the middle bedroom and family bathroom, and our friends had the end bedroom and used the downstairs shower room. With three toilets in the property there was never a queue in the morning - anyone with a family will understand that comment!
Once the children had gone to bed we spent many an evening on the terrace with a glass of marvellous French wine chattering until the early hours.
In summary, with the golf course less than a mile up the road, this really meant there was something for everyone in our party ! Our holiday was peaceful, relaxing and a great opportunity to spend some quality time together, recharge our batteries and explore France.
We will definitely be back!
Thank you so much for your very positive comments about our house which are really appreciated. We know this is where people will be taking their main holiday, and we want very much for this to be a real home from home The house is ideal for family holidays, and we have tried to supply everything that people might need. The pool is a real asset and thoroughly enjoyable, especially when the weather is hot.
Superbes vacances !
Merci à Robert et Susan pour de magnifiques vacances. Leur maison est très accueillante et confortable et rien ne manque ! La piscine est superbe et les transats très confortables. Idéalement située à 5 km de Jarnac et Cognac, avec leurs nombreux commerçants et marchés couverts ouverts tous les matins. Nous sommes arrivés en tant que locataires, nous répartons en amis :-)
Une heure après nous être rencontrés, nous regardions la France remporter la coupe du monde de football ensemble, et cela a préparé le terrain pour un moment très détendu. Virginie et Daniel sont des gens très sympathiques, et nous avons beaucoup ri, surtout avec les tentatives internationales de franglais. Ils ont quitté la maison incroyablement bien rangés et rien n'indiquait qu'il y avait eu deux chats en vacances aussi.
Merci à eux d'être si amusant
Tres bon acceuil de Robert et Susan quu se sont révélés être des hôtes attentionnés et charmants
Robert et Susan ont été très acceuillants, disponibles et à l’écoute.
Parfait pour un séjour en famille tranquille au milieu de cette magnifique région!
Un grand merci pour vos mots gentils Basile - nous sommes tellement heureux que vous et vos amis ont apprécié votre séjour
You can eat at the Golf Club only a mile away, where they do good meals and you don't have to be a member. There is a bar for good food at a very reasonable prices in Bourg Charente, which is our neighbouring village. The village also boasts a Michelin starred restaurant - La Ribaudiere for a special treat.