This lovely traditional Charentais Barn. It is situated in the heart of the Charente countryside in a small hamlet, but only a short drive from Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure. Come and enjoy this amazing property. We hope you will love it as much as we do!
A private heated 8 x 4 pool with alarm. There is a fully equipped outside kitchen for alfresco dining with a full cooker, sink, dishwasher, plates, glasses and cutlery. A large covered terrace where you can sit eat, relax and enjoy the view of the 2.5 acre south facing garden.
The Barn was built around 1830 and has been fully renovated, retaining original features such as stonewalls, beams. Although the Barn is traditional from the outside the inside is very light & modern. With oak flooring in the kitchen and living room and travertine tiles in the large hall. 3 double bedrooms all en-suite. A separate toilet upstairs and a outside toilet. The upstairs balcony that will look over the pool, is a perfect place to sit and watch the stars and maybe sip a glass of wine or (two)!
The barn is fully equipped for all your self-catering needs. It is a perfect place to relax. Lynn & Ken the owners will be on hand to welcome you and ensure that your stay is a relaxing & enjoyable one, but will also respect your privacy.
A traditional Charentais barn situated in one of the sunniest and friendliest regions of France. It is surrounded by the peaceful Charente countryside with its fields of sunflowers, with lots of wild flowers in the Spring. Sit back and relax in the sunshine or if you are feeling more energetic, head out of the gate and take a walk through the many fields of sunflowers that surround us. Chasseneuil 3 kms away is a small market town, where you can find a wine cave, pizzeria, various restaurants, bars, tempting boulangeries, boucheries and supermarché. There is a small market on Saturday & Wednesday mornings where you can buy fresh local produce including oysters and local cheeses. The monument to the French Resistance & museum is also nearby. Just a short journey in any direction you will find quaint villages and medieval towns with shops, markets and many good restaurants. There are also many festivals throughout the summer.
Places of interest: Wine tasting at nearby St Sornin where you can try before you purchase the excellent local wines. Velorail at Confolens & Roumaziers follow an old rail track that winds it way through the high lands on the Charente/Limousine border, past viaducts, rivers and meadows. Canoe hire on the river at Mansle. Leisure Lakes nearby, with swimming, mini golf, pedloes & other activities. Fishing is available nearby, also two Golf courses. Indoor swimming pool with flume & Ice skating rink at Angouleme. Futuroscope Theme Park at Poitiers is 1 hr away. Cognac visit the famous distilleries and sample the finest Cognac in the world, Brantôme in the Dordogne which has a Church built in the underground caves. The beaches of Royan & La Rochelle are just over 1½ hours away. Talmont a pretty coastal village is worth a visit. Oradour-sur-glane The village of the martyrs. The famous Confolen & Cognac music festivals. Rally of the Ramparts in Angouleme classic old car racing around the old walled town. For wine lovers Bordeaux is a must not just for the wine but it is a beautiful City. Plus lots more!
Getting Here: Chez Beaugis is easily reached without an overnight stop. The route is quite easy and takes you through Normandy and the Loire Valley. If you prefer to travel by train from Waterloo via Lille the TVG will bring you to Angouleme which is about 20 minutes away, where car hire is available. For those wishing to fly the nearest airport is Limoges which is 45 minutes away and only takes just over an 1 hour from Stanstead via Ryanair. Car hire available. Other nearby airports, include Poitiers, Bergerac, La Rochelle & Bordeaux.