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Chez les Hiboux France

Bedroom Feeding the local cows The lake at nearby Etagnac
Nightly barbeque Kitchen Living Room
Dining Room Living Room Swimming Pool

Farmhouse in Poitou Charentes, France

Property Details of Poitou Charentes Farmhouse

Named after the barn owl who used to live in the grenier (attic), but decided to move out after we moved in, this farmhouse was built in 1603, and this was always the major consideration during the restoration. Reclaimed materials and traditional building methods were used to repair and reinstate many features. We have also selected traditional French furniture, especially in the bedrooms and the lounge and dining areas. Whilst the farmhouse was restored to reflect the period in which it was built it also has the added comfort of today's luxuries. Inside you will find thick stone walls, mammoth oak beams and impressive fireplaces. Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen with Smeg dishwasher, microwave, gas cooker and fridge. There are plenty of kitchen utensils and cookware, together with cutlery, crockery and glassware. The living room has a massive Charentais fireplace and a Louis XV style three piece suite - a perfect area to relax in the cool on those hot summer days or to toast near the log burner during the winter evenings. The dining room has a huge Basque style oak dining table, with six leather studded chairs, and matching 2½ metre long carved sideboard. The downstairs bathroom has shower, washhand basin and WC. There is a 200 litre hot water supply so there is always lashings of hot water available. Upstairs there are three well-sized bedrooms - two double and one twin. The two double bedrooms have traditional French bedroom furniture, with chevets and bedside lamps for that late night reading. The two front bedrooms have spectacular views of the River Vienne. The bathroom has a baignoire (small French bath) with shower, washhand basin and WC.

Local Area Details

The area around Confolens contains many typical French villages with medieval quarters local markets chateaux old churches and lakes with beaches perfect for swimming or just for relaxing Just a scratch on the map but Manot is situated between Confolens and Roumazires a route indicated as one of outstanding beauty A typical sleepy French village with the old bridge crossing the River Vienne the beautiful church dominates the skyline on your approach Manot station may not have seen a train for some years but many people pass through it or board from it using the velorail The best way to describe the velorail is to liken it to pedaloes that run on rail tracks a great day out for the whole family Manot also boasts a very small beach by the ruins of the old mill Here the beds of the local river contain minute deposits of gold and garnet for which you can prospect whilst paddling in the cool clear water For the more ambitious it is one of the starting points for the canoe school where you can paddle up river to Confolens The village shop is a short stroll away from the farmhouses and is great for the odds and ends you may need There is also a boulangerie where you can get your freshly baked bread and croissants each morning Confolens with its bars and restaurants stands at the confluence of the rivers Vienne and Goire and is a delightful medieval town with a castle keep and natural spring Every year the whole world meets in its streets to celebrate folklore and traditional music from all over the globe Canoes an The ruins of the fortress of SaintGermaindeConfolens built in the 12th and the 15th centuries dominate the valleys of the Issoire and Vienne Its inner courtyard is flanked by four towers For several years a group of young volunteers has been working to preserve and restore the site and largely thanks to their efforts you can admire the arrow slits loopholes and vaulted rooms of the basement SaintGermain is a pleasant village to explore with its weavers house medieval house and 12th century church

Chez les Hiboux France Property Information

Location:Poitou Charentes, France
This Property Sleeps:6
Minimum Price Per Week:£330
Maximum Price Per Week:£830
Nearest Airport:Limoges (airport code LIG)
We offer special rates for couples only of 330 per week 330 per week for 2 people sharing includes pack of essential household items and towels There are also weekend and short breaks available at 50 per night based on 2 people sharing 15 per night for each additional person Long term lets are also available for off season househunters from 170 per week excluding electricity gas and logs

Property Features

  • Has a Pool
  • Close to a golf course
  • Children are allowed

Contact Information for Chez les Hiboux France

Name: Carol Seale
Telephone: +33-05 45-302313
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Farmhouse in Poitou Charentes, France