- Bauernhaus170 m²
- Mindestaufenthalt7 Nächte
- Innerhalb von einem Tag
- Englisch, Französisch
- Kalender zuletzt aktualisiert:
- 17. Juli 2018
Wellness / Erholung
Sport und Abenteuer
Beautiful old farmhouse in a lovely setting
Just back from a lovely week at The Farmhouse, we were two couples and one seven year old, plenty of room for us in this gorgeous old farmhouse, the lovely pool with beautiful views over the countryside was a real highlight. The pool is shared with guests at Le Pigeonnier but we didn't see them too often. House is in a small hamlet of about 8 houses, the nearest shop is 5-10 minute drive away so it really feels like it's in the middle of nowhere, very quiet and beautiful starry skies.
A stunning Farmhouse with stunning views.
We were a party of 12, three families two in the Farmhouse and one in the Pigeonnier. Six children aged between 13 and 9.
Both house's were fantastic with plenty of space inside and out. In the Farmhouse the 3 rooms upstairs had plenty of space with a lovely family bathroom with the 4th bedroom just off the lounge and the use of a downstairs bathroom. The family of 4 in the Pigeonnier again had plenty of space.
We were ideally placed with easy driving access to the towns of Chalais and Brossac. Also visiting the lake beaches in Brossac, Auberterre, Montguyon and the inflatables at Paradou well worth a visit.
We also managed Tree climbing and kayaking in St Aulaye .
A fabulous two houses in a great location.
Thank you very much for your lovely review! We spend as much time as we can their too, and for us and the kids it's our little piece of Heaven! A real home from home with all the comforts of that. Delighted you loved it as much as we do! Thanks, Jane & Peter
Enchanting and Delightful Property
La Foix is an enchanting spot to enjoy a relaxing and recharging break. We stayed at Le Pigeonnier for 10 days in late May, and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The owners have furnished the cottage beautifully, and all our comforts were catered for - great beds and bed linens, fully equipped kitchen The sitting room is the perfect spot to relax with a great book when the weather doesn't cooperate, with great views, a lovely stove adding to ambience, and two wonderfully comfy sofas. The property was beautifully prepared for our arrival. with an exceptionally thoughtful welcome basket and a lovely bottle of rosé chilling in the fridge! Every detail has been thought of to ensure a high level of comfort. Le Pigennier is a magical romantic little hideaway, with the great feeling of seclusion, while being close to everything you need; a great artisan boulangerie in Montboyer, and nice restaurants in the nearby villages. We travelled with two small dogs, and we all enjoyed beautiful walks each day. None of us wanted to leave! We will be back for sure!
A stunning escape !
We absolutely loved this holiday ! We stayed at the Pigeonnier which was beautifully set in its own mature garden leading to the fab pool. The house itself is spacious , full of charming authentic character and fully equipped with everything you could need including exceptionally comfortable beds ! Lovely decorative touches complete the homely feel.We had our 2 children with us who , of course loved the pool but also loved escaping from the heat or relaxing in the evenings upstairs in the spacious sittingroom with views overlooking the surrounding sunflower fields , whilst we soaked up the lovely french heat relaxing by and in the pool. The pool area is very well supplied with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas and even has its own pool house with a fridge for cool refreshments. The views from the pool are of uninterrupted french pasture ..sunflowers and the odd hot air balloon ! Our own garden had lovely outdoor furniture and a tree to climb with tree swing !
We visited the local village Chalais where we found everything we needed to stock the fridge and, on the owners recommendation ventured to Angouleme a beautiful french stone village quite closeby with a market full of interesting stalls and picturesque restaurants. highly recommended!! We spent a couple of evenings also at the nearby lake where there is a very good restaurant Quai Sud overlooking the little beach and lake area and some crazy golf and is a lovely setting for the families to walk , explore the woods or swim.
We will definitely return and would be delighted to stay at either of these properties as the main house was so pretty also and had a gorgeous terrace too for enjoying al fresco breakfasts or leisurely suppers!
Many thanks to the owners Peter and Jane for all their helpful information on the area and for letting us rent their beautiful property - a holiday to remember fondly!
Beyond all expectations!
Wow, what a house! We had such a wonderful time here and would love to come back again!
We came as a group of 4 couples and we also brought our 3 year old son. Having booked it without much input from the rest of the group I had got a bit worried that it wouldn't be what everyone wanted, but I had no need to worry.
The Farmhouse is very secluded and private in the tiny hamlet of La Foix. But close enough to villages and towns that you do not feel completely isolated. The pool was a big hit with everyone (especially our son!), and you never felt that anything was missing as it is so well equipped.
The nearby village of Aubterre-sur-Dronne is well worth a visit or two with a beautiful river beach and lovely restaurants and cafes, very easy to spend the whole day and night! Brossac is also well worth a visit for the Lake at Etang Vallier!
The boys also had a couple of games of Golf in Aubterre and we took a day trip to the Atlantic coast to Lacanau - Lovely!
A delightful property
We had 2 weeks in the farmhouse and loved it. The property was very comfortable and the views spectacular. The property manager was exceedingly helpful and efficient. Our children loved the pool which was clean, well-maintained and a perfect temperature. My one suggestion would be to provide some portable fans as the bedrooms at night in the very hot weather were quite stuffy. A car is essential as the property is so rural. We enjoyed dining at nearby restaurants particularly the chateau in Chalais and the pizzeria in Brossac, and the nearby Intermarche supermarket was a godsend. We also enjoyed swimming at the local lakeside beaches and had a very pleasant day out in St Emilion visiting the vineyards and exploring the town. This property is highly recommended.
The rates mentioned include: Gas and electricity during the summer months. Welcome hamper Bed linen and towels (not pool or beach towels). Rentals during the summer are Saturday to Saturday. However, this is flexible during low season. We offer discounts for late availability bookings and long lets.