Large 17th Century Farmhouse with private pool
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||5500 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Away from it all, Rural|
Description from the owner
ONE WEEK IN MID-JULY STILL AVAILABLE.
Ideal for a large group, this 17th Century building, was originally 3 labourers cottages, recently converted into one large property. It sits opposite a night lit 16th Century Church (not used these days) and Chateau (not open to public), giving stunning views day and night. Book for 2 weeks and get a 5% discount on the total.
It has a private 8mX4m pool. very large (500+ SQ METRES) lounge, a dining room that seats 14, 2 fully equipped Kitchens, 7 bedrooms (2 en suite, including a family room with a double bed and 2 single beds) and 5 bathrooms. There is a large bedroom on the ground floor...Read more
Large 17th Century Farmhouse with private pool
Brossac, Poitou-Charentes, France
Additional Location Information
Set in a small hamlet in the Charentaise countryside, surrounded by fields of sunflowers and vines. 30 miles from the historic city of Cognac and a similar distance to the fantastic wine producers of the Dordogne at St Emilion. 5 or 6 minutes from convenience store and Boulangerie in Brossac and 15 minutes to large supermarkets in either Challais or Barbezieux. See full description for more information and suggestions for activities.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$297||$297||$1,713 - $3,122||$0||3 nights|
|Jan. 5 2013 - Jun. 29 2013
|Jun. 29 2013 - Jul. 13 2013
|Jul. 13 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 14 2013
|Sep. 14 2013 - Dec. 21 2013
|All Other Dates||$246||$246||$1,713||-||4 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $548 - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
5% LONG TERM BOOKING DISCOUNT, book two consecutive weeks get 5% off of total rental cost.
25% Deposit of rental cost secures dates, final balance due 2 months before holiday commences.
Book 2 weeks and receive 5% discount on total rental cost.
Linens and Towels included in cost.
Refundable security deposit of £350 will be taken with final payment.
Normally Saturday - Saturday bookings, but we do allow flexible arrival departure dates outside of peak weeks, also short breaks/extra days available in low season.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 05, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Absolutely amazing - totally exceeded expectation. A fabulous fa
We were a party of four families; 8 adults and 6 children under 5 years old. We were not sure that it would work out or that there would be enough space for us all and, to be honest, I thought some of the previous reviews had been written by the owner as they were so glowing and praiseworthy! However, we were totally blown away by this fabulous house and the setting in Chillac. The house is massive and beautifully decorated with period furniture and homely artifacts that add a wonderful atmosphere and blend well with the stone walls, huge wooden beams and sprawling space. One young four year old stated that it was much nicer (and bigger)than his house. It is probably as big as all of our houses combined! Had the weather been inclement we would have had no problem entertaining the kids inside without too much stress. Fortunately we were able to enjoy the pool and outdoor living as well as the many great local spots to explore; Brossac lake area, jetski and water slides in Guisengeard, the wines of St Emillion and the very popular aubeterre river beach which we visited twice!
The holiday was a huge success due in no small measure to the accomodation and its facilities and the ease of booking and dealing with both Steve the owner and Steve the caretaker in Chillac. Thanks very much for an amazing and very memorable holiday. We highly recommend Le Tournesol for a large family group or group of families.
Response from Stephen McAllister Pell - 07/27/2012
Thanks Nic,so glad you had a great time.
A fabulous gite that we haven't beaten yet.
We really didn't have any faults at all with our stay in this gite. Booking was easy and we had privacy at the gite with help from Steve if we needed it. Having 2 kitchens was a massive bonus for such a large group. With the lovely pool some of the group didn't even venture away from the gite. Others went for a spot of quad biking at a local lake and to visit some of the nearby villages and towns. The velo rail wasn't too far. We loved the amount of space in the gite and the pool was certainly the best maintained we have had yet in France.
Colin and Debra
St. Albans, Herts, England UK
An idyllic French retreat in the countryside
Very well appointed to a variety of amenities but a car is essential.
Easy drive from airport and local shopping.
Very warm in winter and a delight to meet the neighbours.
We look forward to the pool in the summer!