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Pretty Charantais cottage. WIFI. With private pool & garden, tranquil location

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 102 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Self-catering cottage in the Charente sleeps 6, perfect for families & couples.

A warm welcome awaits you at Chez Beaugis, a traditional Charentais cottage situated in one of the sunniest and friendliest regions of France. It is surrounded by the peaceful Charente countryside with it's fields of sunflowers, with wild flowers in the Spring. Located in a small hamlet, but only a few minutes drive from Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure.The cottage was built around 1830 and has been fully renovated, retaining original features such as stonewalls, beams and original terracotta floor tiles.There is a lovely sunny courtyard, and at the rear of the cottage there is a secluded garden where the above ground pool measuring 3.5 diameter and 1 metre deep is situated. The cottage is fully equipped for all your self-catering needs for your winter or summer holiday rental. It is a perfect place to relax all year round. Lynn & Ken the owners will be on hand to welcome you and ensure that your stay is a relaxing & enjoyable one.

Chez Beaugis: 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 heated swimming pool (The roof opens in the summer), 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 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 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. And 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 is also available from all airports. Also flights into Poitiers, Bordeaux & La Rochelle.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a lovely week in a super house which was really well equipped - you really don't need to bring anything at all. Very quite surroundings and a lovely pool which we really appreciated after several hot days (30deg+) We had a nice walk around the ramparts at Angouleme, boat trip at Jarnac, visit to Confolens & pedalos at the lake. It was especially nice to share a drink and a chat with Lynn & Ken one evening!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure, France

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • soaps basic
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • En suite - toilet , shower , Heated towel rail
    Cloakroom - toilet , with basin
    Shower - shower , Large Walk-in Shower, Heated towel rail
  • Ensuite to bedroom 1 - fully tiled, Shower, toilet, wash basin & heated towel rail. Downstairs large walk in wet room shower & heated towel rail. (Adjacent bedroom 2) Cloakroom with toilet and washbasin downstairs. Upstairs vanity basin in bed 3.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En suite Shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Washstand
  • Large walk in shower, adjacent to bedroom 2. Ground Floor Bedroom 1 Ground Floor - Double Bed with ensuite shower room. Door leading to private garden. Bedroom 2 Ground Floor - Twin Beds. Bedroom 3 upstairs, Double Bed. Vaulted beamed ceiling with washbasin. All our bedding is of a high standard. Towels and pool towels are included. Cot, High chair & stairgate.
  • Books
  • books adult
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
THE ABOVE GROUND POOL measures approx 3.5 metres diameter x 1 metre deep, for sole use of the cottage. Perfect for infants & grand infants alike. A perfect place to cool off after a days sightseeing. The pool will normally be available from June until the end of September. BBQ, small selection of Cd's & DVDs for use during your stay. The kitchen area is equipped to a very high standard with all modern conveniences. You will find enough utensils and pans for all your culinary needs from a quick snack to a 3 course meal. Toaster, Cafetiere, Ironing board & iron. A large fridge with freezer. Washing machine in utility area. & clothes line. Cosy lounge area with large fireplace & wood burning stove, for the cooler months. Large farmhouse table, which seats 8. Chess & board games available for your use.


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Pretty Charantais cottage. WIFI. With private pool & garden, tranquil location
average rating of 4.857143 based on 64 reviews

Simply The Best

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of gites over the years and this was simply the best. Fantastic to arrive hot & tired and have cold beer & wine as part of the welcome pack! Gite was superbly equipped & cool in hot weather. Lynn & Ken very helpful & hospitable. Beautiful location, lovely gardenwith lots of sun & shade, great to relax in the pool watching butterflies on the buddleia. Excellent restaurants & well stocked supermarkets nearby & amazing pain au raisin at local patisserie. We all had a wonderful, relaxing holiday and hope to return.

  • Submitted: 31-Aug-2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can we say to a review like this but a big thank you, it makes us feel proud.
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Excellent accomodation with all the facilities

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property with lots of character and charm with all the facilities including a "splash" pool. Excellent!

  • Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Real home from home

  • 5 of 5

Nothing is too much bother for Lynn and Ken, from the welcome basket of food to finding local activities we said we were interested in. The welcome pack has so much local knowledge, and the house had everything we needed for the most delightful stay. We're already planning a future trip with family. All I can say is thank you so much, it's true you do leave all stress behind when coming here!

  • Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful holiday, very relaxing, everything you could need was there with plenty of places to go and see. We especially loved feeding the chickens.

  • Submitted: 5-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Definitely a good place to stay, very hospitable, tranquil and comfortable..

  • 4 of 5

Ken and Lynn made us feel at home, little Lilly the cat was very friendly too but only spoke french :-) . Would definitely recommend if you want a peaceful and quiet holiday away from the busy city.. Perfect if you love Nature, Trees and Walks..

  • Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, lovely owners in great location!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week staying at this lovely cottage. It looks just as pretty in real life as in the pictures and is spotlessly clean. Love the French charm combined with simple interior, the garden is a very good size. Lynn and Ken were extremely welcoming and we very much enjoyed meeting them and enjoying a drink with them on a couple of evenings, the welcome pack was a lovely touch and it was very sweet that they included a soft drink for me as I am pregnant! The area is beautiful French country side, and the cottage is situated in a good location for exploring. We visited Cognac on one day and enjoyed a scenic drive back through the vineyards, we also visited the Ile de Re, (a bit of a drive 2.5 hours) but well worth it, absolutely stunning island, we hired bikes and had lunch at the harbour side of St.Martin de Re. We also spent a day at Lac Lavaud, we took a picnic and sat on the beach there and then did one of the walks around the lake, we stopped in Massignac on the way at the tourist information for info on the lakes. I would 100% not hesitate to recommend staying here, it has everything you need for a self catering holiday. Perfect!

  • Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
280 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
N10 Mansle
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
82 Miles
Car: necessary

Chez Beaugis is just 20 minutes from the N10. A small hamlet in a quite part of the Charente countryside. Chasseneuil is a small market town 3kms away with all amenities, also within easy reach of Angoulême which is a walled town steeped in history. It has a large covered market, you will also find an excellent range of shops and restaurants. Just 10 minutes away is La Rochefourcauld with it's beautiful XLLc Château where the whole family can dress up. There is also good range of shops and eateries and a very large Supermarket. Further afield you will find good sandy beaches less than 2 hours away, Children and adults will love Futurscope about 75 minutes, for a fun filled day with a fantastic firework display.

Other Activities: Wine Tasting, Velo Rail, Ice skating, Lakes with beaches & water sports

Golf: There is a very good Golf course at nearby Montbron. One in Angouleme and one also at St Junien.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 14 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$9 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit C$174.12

The Low & Mid season rates is based on 2 people sharing one bedroom. See above for additional occupancy in this period. Longer Winter lets available, prices on request. Fully inclusive of bed linen, towels & tea towels. Pool towels are also supplied. (For a two week stay or longer bed linen & towels will be changed weekly) Arrival after 4pm - departure time 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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