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Riverside Apartment at Moulin du Fontcourt

Bedrooms 1
Space 80 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, suitable 2-5 Persons in a Water Mill overlooking the river

This beautifully renovated, large Riverside Apartment was originally the stables area of the ancient 18 century Watermill,’ Moulin du Fontcourt’, situated on the La Bonnieure river located close to the historical Town of Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure. The stables were an integral part of the Property itself and have now been converted into a luxury, spacious, ground level holiday rental with its own private access to the front of the building.

The Riverside Apartment affords comfort, excellent facilities together with spectacular views of the La Bonnieure river via the triple aspect windows overlooking the aquatic wildlife, birds and countryside. The unique gardens comprise of four land islands intersected by the river and small tributaries which meander through and around the property. Guests have full freedom to roam and relax throughout the garden settings.

Entering the Apartment through the large oak front door brings you into the generously proportioned hall with tiled floor, oak beamed ceilings, original Charente stone walling sympathetically matched decor in addition to hall table, clothes and hanging units plus entrance door to the Bedroom, Bathroom and separate WC.

Bearing right you enter the spacious open plan TV Lounge with a large, excellent quality, Sofa, (which doubles as a comfortable bed for 2), Armchair, tables and movable floor lighting plus TV with English and French satellite programming. Again, the original Charente stone walls are in full evidence along with the Oak beamed ceilings complimented by modern decor. You will be stunned by the two large windows overlooking the approaching river and country views.

Behind the Lounge area is the fully fitted kitchen with room to cook and utilise the U shaped expansive worktops. Facilities include an inset electric oven, 4 place Ceramic hob, Refrigerator, Washing Machine, Microwave, Toaster with the lower units housing the Crockery, Cooking utensils, Cutlery and, for your safety, a Fire extinquisher. The Kitchen window overlooks the rear of the river where you could often watch the fish basking in the sun below you.

Close to the Kitchen is the dining area with table and chairs. The table can be extended to seat 6 persons.

The very inviting Bedroom has Super king size double Bed for two adults, this can be removed to accommodate 2 or 3 standard adult size single beds instead if you prefer. Bedside tables, Bedside lighting, clothes hanging and storage plus a safety deposit box. Together with the excellent quality Sofa Bed provided in the Lounge which also sleeps 2 comfortably the Apartment can sleep 5 persons.

The Bathroom has a Bath with a curved Shower cubicle and large shower head above, Washbasin, heated towel rail. The WC is separate with Washbasin and Unit. Both have full automatic air extraction.

Despite its quiet, rural outlook Moulin du Fontcourt Riverside Apartment is in within walking distance to historic Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure Town with its excellent range of Bistro’s, Cafes & Restaurants plus all the shops and services you could need and is just 5 minutes by car to La Rochefoucauld and its grand Chateau. It is en route by excellent roads to Angouleme, known as the comic capital of the world and for its painted mural trails through the old City. Cognac, the renowned City of Brandy where all of the distillers will make you welcome. Limoges and its beautiful pottery and dark history. Bordeaux, famous for its wine and long, long shopping street.

La Rochelle for the shellfish restaurant and historical sea port, Royan, for the wonderful 'conches' beach and fantastic shopping, Palais sur Mer for the sheer joy of being there and so many other great places.

All in all the Riverside Apartment at Moulin du Fontcourt is in the perfect location for touring South West France, its beautiful villages, many historical sights, superb coastlines and numerous other attractions. Our gardens and river location are of particular interest to Artists, Photographers, Fishermen, Cyclists, Holiday makers, home hunters seeking holiday homes, or those who, just like us, who have fallen under the spell of the warm and friendly Charente region and decided to make this second warmest area of South West France their permanent home.

More Details
Registration Number : 5520Z

Property Manager
Tom Atkins
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, Basic French
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2018

About Tom Atkins

We are an English couple who grew to love France and visited the country often.

I spent many years in the UK Newspaper Industry in Executive Management. Susan owned and managed a chain of high quality Lingerie retail units before retiring in 2009. We are both 'people' people who love meeting others and entertaining whenever we can. It was almost inevitable that after our busy professional lives in the UK we find ourselves providing our own special brand of hospitality whilst living in our beloved France.

Tom Atkins purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Tom Atkins chose Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure

We first saw this property in 2002 and although it was in pretty poor state at the time we fell in love with its sheer grandeur and the beautiful surroundings on the river. We holidayed nearby and each time we viewed it we knew it was for us. In 2003 we set out to buy it and restore the house and gardens to their former majesty.

It helped that the Town was only walking distance away and every facility we needed was so close at hand. Our neighbour's were fantastic and all the local people so supportive. It took a long time and very hard work to complete this labour of love but many years later we have never regretted our decision. It gives us so much pleasure to now share this wonderful old Moulin, unique gardens and riverside with guests who appreciate its history, architecture and character and return to visit us year after year..

What makes this apartment unique

The Moulin is built in, on and around the La Bonnieure river and has spectacular river and countryside views. The gardens comprise of 4 islands intersected by the river and small tributaries. It abounds with Birdlife, river life and other wildlife. It is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the Charentaise sunshine. Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure Town, just walking distance away, has many restaurants and facilities, The area is a great base for touring with excellent transport links links by Air, Train, Bus & Car and has many sporting and leisure facilities nearby..


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure, France

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath with Shower cubicle, washbasin, Heated towel rail, Mirror, Stool, Clothes hanging. Separate WC
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The Riverside Apartment has one double size bedroom with a super king size bed for 2 persons or, 2 single beds, if preferred, bedside tables, drawer and hanging space plus a safety deposit box for client use. The lounge has a high quality Sofa bed which can sleep 2 persons. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle, wash basin. WC is separate with wash basin. Large Hall with own entrance has more clothes hanging space and enters the spacious lounge/diner containing TV/DVD player, Sofa , Armchair, Coffee table. Dining area has table for 4. Kitchen features, Microwave, Electric Oven, Ceramic Hob, Washing machine & Refrigerator. Cutlery, crockery, glassware, cooking utensils. WIFI.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
In Town
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
La Pereze
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
In Town
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
In Town
Car: recommended

Tear yourself away from this oasis of calm and the historic town of Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure is just a short walk away for you to discover the restaurants, shops, supermarkets and many other facilities it offers. Too energetic? Just take a seat at one of the Bistro's or Cafe's and relax with a cup or glass of something refreshing.

The local area has an abundance of historical sights, sporting activities and wonderful places to visit. Situated in an easy to reach location from all directions it has both a prehistoric and extensive Roman history. In fact 2000 years ago the Romans used it as a crossing point for its armies travelling across Europe and beyond. Some of the roads they built are still in existence. Head West for la Rochelle, Royan and the South West coast. Go South to Cognac and Bordeaux, East to Limoges-go by train from Chasseneuil, North will take you to Paris and the UK. Too far? Try walking or cycling or horse riding through the countryside. You won't see many cars on your travels.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure, France

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Sun
May 18 2018 - Sep 6 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sizzling Snaps
Sep 7 2018 - Sep 27 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn Breaks
Sep 28 2018 - Oct 25 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Cool Picks
Oct 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$231.72
Cleaning Fee C$92.69
Stay tax C$0.77 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. We regret we are unable to accept Pets. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any person not confirmed on the booking form.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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