Spacious, family accomoddation. Rural location with all amenities a short drive.
About Austin Marshall
We have owned the property since our youngest child was 2 (she is now 15), and have enjoyed many holidays in our French home. It is wonderfully light and spacious and being all on one level, excellent for young children as well as the elderly. We have made it home from home, from, Nespresso machine, and wifi to Sky tv, allowing us to just relax and enjoy our stay, knowing the whole family is happy. We absolutely love it and our hope is to give other families the same happy holiday memories that we share.
Austin Marshall purchased this Farmhouse in 2002
Pool / Spa
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Half Term Holiday in Paradise!
We had the most amazing time at this properly - it was beautifully looked after, prepared for us and we had help with everything we needed whilst we were there. We really didn't want to leave when it came to going home and will definitely be booking to go again. Wonderful place!
Very spacious, fully equipped house in a beautiful setting.
This was a perfect place to holiday for my whole family, which includes fussy teens!
L’Agneau is a very peaceful and pretty house set in a beautiful garden with heated outside pool. The kids really enjoyed using it daily. The house has everything from Sky TV, so no need to miss any sport, to bikes for the whole family to enjoy a bike ride together.
A warm welcome pack was waiting for us on our arrival and every room was bright and airy.
The village itself is very quiet but the nearest town of Angouleme is a great place for eating and shopping.
There are Lake beaches close by if, like us you want to spend a day at the beach.
We also went Go Karting locally. Brantome is also a beautiful place to go and visit, we all went Canoeing there too.
The area is full of wine cellars and Cognac is not too far away.
We definitely will be going back...
Spacious and clean accommodation especially the outdoor terrace area where we had all our meals; well fitted modern kitchen with large dining room; pool was a bonus especially in the heat as was the lovely grounds. Great place to just relax and unwind,read books, however if you wanted to be a bit more active then the table tennis and mountain bikes were available. So helpful that Lax was on hand if we needed any assistance. We will definitely be returning! Thank you!
Wonderful holiday had by all.
We had a fabulous time here. The view from the terrace is amazing and it improved even more over our fortnight stay when the sunflowers emerged.
The outdoor pool was lovely and welcome in the heat. Every evening we walked to a nearby chateaux for some exercise after slow, relaxing days reading. Our parents explored the area and found plenty of interesting places to visit. All we wanted to do was rest and relax. The kitchen and large fridge freezer was great and the large dining room was super as we had to eat inside in the evenings as it was just too hot! The caretakers were very helpful, especially as my dad had problems with his car which turned out to be nothing serious.
Just a point - the details currently say that one bedroom has three single beds in it, but we found it have a large double bed meaning our teenage daughters had to share a bed, luckily this didn't cause too many arguments. There was a bedroom with a double and single in it which my other two daughters shared (could be an issue if you have older boy/girl siblings). Additionally, the terrace would not be suitable for toddlers unless you are supervising them very, very closely - you can see in the picture that it is raised.
We would return in a flash. There were 10 of us from three generations including two sets of grandparents and four teenage girls (the wifi was well used). Everyone agreed it was a wonderful place to stay.
Fantastic family friendly holiday home
Fantastic family friendly holiday home. A perfect place to stay, in a quiet out of the way village. The kids had room to run around and play and use their bikes in the safety of the huge garden. We all swam evetday in the indoor pool even when it was wet and cold outside. The property is well maintained and clean and tidy on arrival there was even a bootle of wine chilling in the fridge.
Overall a great place for a holiday
The nearby town of Angoulême offers an excellent range of boutiques, fashion shops and well-stocked markets. There are numerous bars along with a choice of superb restaurants which offer a variety of cuisines from traditional French to Pizza, from Indian (milder than you may be used to in England) to Chinese.
The City of Angoulême has many historical links to England through Eleanor of Aquitaine - married to Henry ll and King John. His second wife was Isabelle of Angoulême.
Today it is the French capital of the comic strip and designated City of Art and History. Angoulême sits high above the Charente river and is surrounded by ramparts.
The Saint-Pierre cathedral, which dates from the 12th century has a high tower and remarkable facade carved in the Poitevin Romanesque style. The town hall with its flower garden and ramparts offers a magnificent view of the Charente valley, houses and lively narrow streets to wander around.
The National Comic Strip and Image Centre is a must. This place is home to, among others, a museum dedicated to the world of comics, which notably exhibits a magnificent collection of original drawings and a library of comic books. It's heaven for comic strip fans! There is a city tour where you walk around spotting cartoons drawn on the sides of buildings!
National Comic Strip and Image Centre is situated on the Charente river in the buildings of the former paper-making industry.
There are a number of wineries in and around Angoulême but two to visit are JL Charlemagne (Angoulême centre) and Maine-Giraud, (just outside Champagne-Vigny).
JL Charlemagne make sparkling wine, traditional method in Angoulême. They have 6000 square meters of the Charlemagne wine cellars in the heart of Angouleme. Enter the secrets of sparkling wines making, according to the authentic traditional method.
In 1921, Lucien Charlemagne, oenologist from Reims, created The Charlemagne cellars in Angouleme, drawing their sources inside the ancient vineyards of the Cognac region. The diversity of the grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir gives to each one a unique and inimitable taste which will delight lovers of sparkling wines.
Maine-Giraud is situated in Champagne-Vigny, about twenty kilometres south of Angoulême, the Maine-Giraud manor house was the place of residence of the poet Alfred de Vigny. The manor house is today home to a museum dedicated to the romantic poet and exhibits photos and documents. They have 40 hectares, 30 of which they supply to the main Cognac Houses and 10 of which they produce their own Cognac, Pineau De Charentes, wine and sparkling grape juice.
Further afield, there is the world-famous town of Cognac, known for its brandy, La Rochelle with its harbourside restaurants, cafés and clothes shops and the Aquarium. Poitiers, to the north offers Futuroscope, one of France's biggest attractions; inland beaches with water sports abound, the best of which is at St.Estéphe just half-an-hour's driving distance. For golfers there are three quality golf courses within comfortable driving time. There are varied boating opportunities on the River Charente for days out and the local countryside provides scope for horse-riding, fishing and leisurely walks.
To the south-east of Angoulême there are lovely picturesque towns of Villebois-Lavalette, Brantôme and Périgueux.
Villebois-Lavalette was the seat of the former Canton of Villebois-Lavalette and is located on a prominent hill which has a château dating back to Roman times. In the center of the old town, there is an old wooden covered market that dates back to the 16th century. It was restored in the 19th century and is now a historic monument. There is a small, but lively market every Saturday morning. A 17th-century sundial can be seen on a house that overlooks the market hall.
Brantôme is on the river Dronne next to the Benedictine Abbey of Brantôme, which was founded in 769 by Charlemagne. The abbey was laid waste in 848 and in 857 by Viking rovers who had advanced along the Dordogne. The abbey was rebuilt towards the end of the tenth century and again in 1465 and in 1480 after the end of the Hundred Years' War. There are riverside restaurants and cafes here along with a furniture and food market
Périgueux is a town in the Dordogne region of southwestern France. It’s known for the landmark Saint-Front Cathedral, with domes and turrets. The Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum contains an excavated Roman house with the remains of baths and murals.The Périgord Museum of Art and Archaeology has many artefacts.
To the south-east of Angoulême is Bordeaux
Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century. After Paris, Bordeaux has the highest number of preserved historical buildings of any city in France.
If you come off of the Autoroute you will find many independent distilleries and wineries including the Laithwaite family's own vineyard in the heart of the Côtes de Castillon