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Secluded luxury house with private pool in the heart of the wine region.

Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Between ancient Angouleme and the West Coast. Ideal for exploring
A centre for everywhere in the middle of nowhere!

Hidden between the mill stream and the forest, Chez Meunier offers complete privacy and peace.

But not remote. Supermarket, Boulangerie, Newsagent, Bar, Chemist, and a Bank are only 4kms.

While you enjoy the sun-trap private pool you will hear nothing but the birds in the surrounding woods . Also brilliant for star-gazing after a hard day doing nothing! The Charente skies are some of the least light polluted in the world.

The local countryside presents a mosaic of colour, with sunflowers, maize and wheat and the occasional family group of cattle grazing in the fields. The area is best known for its vineyards, supplying grapes for Cognac and our local delicacy Pineau.

The house: The low, unassuming façade belies the...
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Listing #FKN8801152
About the Owner
stephanie h
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2017
Interaction with guests
On arrival we will meet you and show you round, hand you the keys and disappear- if that is how you want it. We can be available for booking restaurants advice on shops or outings IF you require it. But we really do emphasise the peace and seclusion of Chez Meunier and because of that we try to stay out of site.
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We've had three blissful summer holidays here with our two boys, and if you are looking for peace and quiet this is the holiday for you. A beautiful well equipped house in the middle of the wood, with a private pool just outside the front...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank stuartandalis0n
Steve H, VR Owner at Secluded luxury house with private pool in the heart of the wine region., responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Thank you Alison, we are looking forward to seeing you all again, don't forget to let me have your shopping list nearer the time!!

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The house is located in the trees with the only sound being birdsong! This was a great place for relaxing and de-stressing. The two nearest small towns are very picturesque - with Blanzac being the friendliest and most welcoming village we have been to in...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Jennifer C
Steve H, VR Owner at Secluded luxury house with private pool in the heart of the wine region., responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

It was your first stay at Chez Meunier and I just hope you will join our fairly long list of 'returners' ! Thank you so very much for such a lovely review. Stevie

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We arrived to be greeted by our hosts, Steve and her husband Harry, who showed us around, explained how to use every thing in the house, and the beautiful pool. A welcome package was left for us, some of which they had bought for us,...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank jillmac1
Steve H, VR Owner at Secluded luxury house with private pool in the heart of the wine region., responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

As a new member on the Trip Adviser site it was sad that all our previous 5 star Reviews on a competitors site could not be shown. So it is all the more rewarding to receive, so promptly, your lovely comments. It was your first...More

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    2 Twins
    1 King
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  • Damage Deposit: $557 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Quiet roads through rolling countryside. Vineyards in patches throughout the Charente growing grapes for the distilleries in Cognac, 40 mins away and also for Pineau, the local apéritif . Crops are sunflowers, maize and wheat. The lavender colour of linseed is becoming more common in Spring too. Some Charolaise cattle graze in family groups. A very peaceful region but still within 45 minutes of the cost and 20 minutes of the capital, Angouleme.
Getting around
Bikes are available. But a car will be essential for shopping and sightseeing.
Car recommended
How to get there
Railway: Angouleme Station. TGV from Paris or Lille. Car hire at station: 30.0 km
We are 90 minutes from 3 airports, Bordeaux, Limoges and Bergerac. We are 30 mins from Angouleme train station and car hire is available right opposite the station. The new fast train TGV stops at Angouleme en-route to Bordeaux from London via Paris-Montarnasse.
By ferry, Portsmouth-Caen is a good route on Brittany Ferries. Or you can go into Calais if you want to explore France from the top.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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