Charming Charentaise house with beautiful gardens and pool

Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Weekly price guide: £560-£1185
Pool: Yes
Type: House
Property Ref: LEC2678

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General Description

Set in the rolling landscape of the Charente region of south west France, bordered by meadows and sunflower fields, you will find Le Cerisier, a stone Charentaise house with its spectacular wisteria and rose covered arbour leading to the main entrance, the pool, beautiful gardens and cherry tree orchard, where the house gets its name, Le Cerisier.

A warm welcome awaits you from the owners with complimentary drinks on arrival and an array of visit and sport recommendations and an at-home menu board with suggestions for dining during your stay or perhaps you would just like to quietly while away the summer by the pool. The choice is yours.

The charming house has its origins as the Abbots residence in this small village and is set behind a private gated entrance. The gravel driveway leads to shaded parking for two cars and through the box tree gardens there is the sunny pool area and shaded sitting places beneath the trees to read and relax. Al fresco eating on the terrace offers a delightful and peaceful place to barbecue and sip a chilled glass of local Charentais wine as you look across the orchard and wild flower meadow beyond.

The house is elegantly furnished and spacious with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathroom/shower rooms, separate toilet downstairs and large living room / diner with wooden floors and original fireplace with wood burning stove. There is a separate kitchen with French doors to the terrace.


Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: 3 double bedrooms
Bathrooms: 1 bathroom and separate toilet upstairs, 1 shower room and toilet downstairs
Kitchen: The bright kitchen/ diner is very well equipped with coffee machine, dishwasher, gas hob & oven and glass and crockery for 6 persons
Living Rooms: Large light filled living-dining room leading on to the kitchen and French doors to the terrace
Other Rooms: Downstairs laundry room within the toilet & shower room
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: There is no extra charge for linen or towels. However, if you would like to bring your own pool and bath towels there will be a £10 per person discount. Please advise the owners at the booking stage.
Outside: French doors from the kitchen lead to the terrace. A covered area has a table and chairs for 6 people for al fresco eating. There is a pool with sliding cover for shade or sun as you prefer and extends the use of the pool in spring and autumn. The pool is equipped with pool loungers and pool house for changing where you will find the pool towels. There is a small room with fitness machine. The formal box tree gardens and mature plants and trees lead to the cherry orchard and beyond to the wild flower meadow running down to the Tardoire river tributary. The surrounding sunflower and wheat field lanes are accessed by a private little gate at the end of the orchard where you can bicycle and enjoy the rural location.
Additional notes (if any): The owners have 30 years experience in hospitality and as chefs in London, France and Switzerland and propose at-home dining suggestions for your stay, such as Breakfast Baskets, Picnics, First Night Suppers or Barbecue Platters with accompanying Salads & Desserts. Order in advance for the First Night Suppers and during your stay with 24 hours notice. Please ask for our suggestions when you book your stay.

Bicycles are available for hire.

Local Area / Activities

The village has a general store/bar/petrol station within walking distance and 2.5km away is the local baker and simple French restaurant. Mansle is 5 km from the house with the magnificent Charente river and bridge, kayak & canoe point, supermarkets and camping facilities. There are many local food markets and summer entertainments including horse trotting races at the hippodrome and weekly vintage bric-a-bracs in the surrounding villages.

Trains from Luxé link to Angoulême, Bordeaux and Poitiers; the latter having cross connections to Paris, Bordeaux and Brussels. The nearest airports are Limoges and Poitiers at approximately 1 hour drive and Bordeaux airport is 1hr 45.

The area is surrounded by a country steeped in history, wine and food. Cognac and Bordeaux being the most famous with vineyards making up the most of the southern Charente landscape. Visits to the grand Cognac houses are available and trips to the seaside (1h30 by car) where you can visit the quirky Île de Ré and the charming Île d’Oléron and taste the local oysters in cafes next to the sea.


Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please enquire for prices for specific weeks.

Low Season: £560
High Season: £1185

300€ refundable deposit for breakages requested at booking

Contact Information

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Near lake
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby


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