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Generous tasteful house with gorgeous views, relaxing large garden & pretty pool

Swim? The pool is 10 x 5 metres. Or simply sunbathe - the pool area is a very pretty sun trap.
10 reviews
Swim? The pool is 10 x 5 metres. Or simply sunbathe - the pool area is a very pretty sun trap.
Too much sun? Just lie around and have a lazy read!
The dining hall is great for long lunches tho we prefer to eat outside
There are lavender and herbs in the courtyard garden
The flower-filled courtyard is perfect for sunny al-fresco breakfast
Bedroom 2 has two single beds. All bed linen and towels are provided.
Such pretty views from bedroom 3
Pretty corner of the kitchen
The separate kitchen is 5 metres by 5 metres, plenty of room to chat and cook with a glass of wine!
The mezzanine library is perfect for a hide-away read!
The terrace is pretty, sunny and private. It looks over the gardens and has beautiful views.
We always eat outside!
This way!
Come on in!
A corner of the pool area
Play or sunbathe?
Sunbathe by the old barn, it's so pretty!
Pretty and generous gardens
A corner of bathroom one.
The kitchen is large and comfy with beautiful old stonework.
Part of the generous garden. Have a snooze or look at the views.  Sun or shade under the peach tree.
There are peach, walnut, plum and bay trees in the garden (as well as a ping pong table!)
Looking from the kitchen towards the hall and study area.
The lounge is spacious and relaxing.Lovely and cool on hot days but with a huge charantais fireplace
The courtyard in June, full of herbs and flowers.
Have another splash, it's a beautiful evening again and the pool area is so sheltered.
It was a great night! Wine and stars!
Charentais melon by the bucketful - it is simply lush!
The original oven, inspiration for the house being named Le Four
The kitchen door!
A church in Angouleme - the stone is beautiful
One of the pretty dovecote windows in bedroom 1
The fish is Le poisson d'avril - for French April fool's day!
the dining hall again
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
We currently have some discounted weeks available. Please contact us for more info.
Le Four at Le temple is a delightful renovated old stone house for those who wish to enjoy the best of rural France in a French hideaway with lots of pretty old towns, restaurants and places to visit. There are river and lake beaches nearby and the coast is an easy drive.Generous gardens and courtyard offer a secluded setting and lots of play space with pretty views across the surrounding countryside.Le Four is generous and stylish so that everyone can find their own quiet corner to relax. There are 2 large reception rooms plus separate farmhouse kitchen.Tasteful separate large lounge with exposed stonework, lots of relaxation space, a large original charentais fireplace, DVD, games console and music centre. Spacious and chic dining room for eight. Gener...
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About the Owner, Jean C
Languages spoken: German, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 10 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We will be there to greet you and show you the house, grounds and pool area on arrival. We are always available if you need us to suggest places to visit, eat, see. Do feel welcome to pop round if we can be of help.
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Set in a peaceful Hamlet beside an ancient church lies Le Four, a charming, rustic house with lots of character. Immaculately clean with quirky little touches the house holds both quiet places to curl up with a book, and also inviting areas for socialising with friends and family. The owners Mike and Jean could not have been more welcoming and...

Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are really pleased that you, like us, enjoyed the house, the tranquility and the beautiful places to visit. Talmont is so pretty in June isn't it? Just a shame there were no moules! It was lovely to see you again and also to meet your friends.


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Reviewed 7 August 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We arrived 2 hours early (due to Jean's excellent directions) but were made very welcome by Mike and Jean. The house is bright and very clean (and spacious...not obvious from the online photos). The kitchen has everything for a teenage family,including a large fridge/freezer. (We ate in most evenings). Upstairs all 3 double bedrooms (and the 2 bathrooms) are beautifully...

Management response:

Thank you very much for your detailed review and we were so happy that you loved what has been our own holiday home for years! You are absolutely right that it is all so very peaceful and yet with so many places of interest easily accessible. We loved the way you totally embraced the whole French lifestyle and we do...


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Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Firstly thank you to Jean & Mike! You's have this place just perfect and it was an absolute joy to stay for the week. The house is beautifully decorated with 3 large comfortable bedrooms, two shower rooms, fans, a cot and a fold out bed. The kitchen was well equipped and lounge/dining room perfect for relaxing on an evening. The...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your great review and we are really pleased that you loved the house and area as much as we do. We agree that the house is perfect for children, as our own spent many happy Summers there too. Cognac has a wonderful riverside park for families with pools and lots of amenities, including all the...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Smoking only outside
    2 Showers
    1 Sofa
    2 Twins
    2 Kings
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
GBP 600
2 Jun 2018 -
15 Jun 2018
7 nights
GBP 550
16 Jun 2018 -
20 Jul 2018
7 nights
GBP 725
21 Jul 2018 -
24 Aug 2018
7 nights
GBP 950
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $182 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Le Temple is ideally located in the South Charente in the heart of France's wine and cognac producing area. It is close to the small market town of Blanzac (2 to 3 minutes by car) with shops, supermarket, bank, health centre, chemist, running track and tennis.
There are beautiful walks and sleepy, historic villages to visit. Nearby is Brossac fresh water lake with sandy beach, jet-skiing and a restaurant that overlooks the lake.
There are several local restaurants, serving regional produce and Barbezieux has a market, chic shops, relaxed restaurants and bars.
Chateauneuf often has a Summer live music concert on the riverside and historic Angouleme, our 'main' town is known as the balcony of the Charente. It has restaurants spilling out into cobbled streets, night life, s...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Limoges, Poitiers or Bordeaux: 110.0 km
By air: Fly from all major UK airports. eg. 2 hours from London,or Manchester via Bordeuax,Poitiers, Limoges, la Rochelle, Bergerac. Fly from USA to Paris or Bordeaux. Car hire available through all major car hire companies.
By rail: Eurostar from St Pancras via Paris or Lille then TGV to Angouleme.
By car: using all major cross channel providers, then follow directions to Bordeaux. From the east, Geneva is approx. 8 hours via autoroute. Local directions will be sent to you prior to your departure.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 12.0 km.
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