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Walnut Tree Cottage: a beautiful period cottage. Barbezieux, Chalais, Montmoreau

Walnut Tree Cottage - welcome
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Walnut Tree Cottage - welcome
Walnut tree cottage with the famous Walnut Tree
Roses around the door!
Entrance hall
Lounge with charentaise fireplace.
Kitchen area of the Sejour
Dining area of the old sejour
Twin Bedroom, we use linen to suit age and gender
Original basin, not now in use!
Solidly built! Ensuite loo window.
The garden with plenty of room to play.
The new pool with terrace beyond.
The Hamlet of Mons Colas
Take a stroll to Bessac monastery.
View from the twin bedroom.
Chalais - enjoy watching the world go by.
Not for the faint hearted!
Chalais in August.
Local Marche de Pays
Fun in the sun.
Restaurant at Beautiful Brossac Beach (15 mins)
Futuroscope - a really good day out
Visit this relaxed event the third weekend in Sept
Enjoy time on the river
Local Market
Monolith Church - Aubeterre
Aubeterre Beach
Chateaux and Vineyards are plentiful
Angouleme murals abound. City of Comics  festival in January
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Walnut Tree Cottage is on the edge of a small hamlet surrounded by beautiful countryside. We fell in love with the cottage on sight and hope you will too. The house is spacious: it is a real home not a holiday gite. We are back renting for holidays after some time of letting long term hence the gap in reviews.
It is comfortably furnished and sleeps up to five plus baby in two bedrooms. The sitting room retains many original features such as the traditional Charentaise fireplace, beams and oak floor. The old 'sejour' is a kitchen/diner with comfortable lounge seating around the wood burning stove. The ensuite (bath and loo) master bedroom has a double bed whilst the other has twin beds with plenty of space for the foldaway bed and cot. A newly refurbished shower room with loo is adjacent. Each bedroom has a mirror and a hair-dry...
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Listing #HL20557
About the Owner
Helen S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The cottage and garden are for your sole use. Our caretaker may call by to cut the grass or help you with anything unforeseen but he won't intrude on your holiday - he is a lovely man. We do ask that you respect the French way and strip the beds and clean the fridge on vacation. This not only keeps our changeover lady happy but helps us to keep the rental to a minimum. This isn't a business but our home which we welcome you to. The key will be left in a designated place and we ask that you leave it in the same place when you leave. Our neighbours are wonderful but won't normally approach you unless you make the first move: they respect that this is your holiday to spend as you wish.
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

We travelled as a family of 3. The cottage was as described, with good amenities close by, really characterful and cosy. The beds were comfortable, kitchen and dining areas had everything we needed and we all enjoyed the peaceful location. We enjoyed some lovely days...More

Thank Mossdeeping20
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Our daughter (who had previously visited) recommended this beautiful cottage to my husband and I when he was recovering from a life saving operation and we were both in need of some R&R. it was so relaxing and within a reasonable distance to everything we...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

This cottage was recommended to us by some friends and we were not disappointed. We stayed from the 29th of June to the 12th of July and so were luckily able to enjoy the house in the height of summer. The location is beautiful and...More

Thank darkie29
Helen935, VR Owner at Walnut Tree Cottage: a beautiful period cottage. Barbezieux, Chalais, Montmoreau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2014

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are really pleased that you were recommended to the cottage by previous guests and that you weren't disappointed that you visited. We love hearing from so many of our clients often by email or telephone: it...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Due to the character of the cottage, along with it being centuries old, some of the floors are uneven. Please be aware of this when making a booking. There is a door between the living and sleeping areas, at the steps, for further privacy and safety.

Telephone and Internet access can be arranged for lets over two months. The charges for this will be payable locally.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    3 Twins
    1 Crib
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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 night Per week
Default 4 nights
₹ 3,607
£ 40
30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
7 nights --
₹ 31,559
£ 350
1 Sep 2018 -
26 Oct 2018
7 nights --
₹ 29,756
£ 330
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees 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: ₹ 9,017 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
All prices are in pounds sterling.
We can provide a welcome hamper to see you through the first day or so, prices depend on content.
Beach towels are not included
Unfortunately we have to charge a cold weather tariff in the cooler months, this covers the cost of fuel (details on request).
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About the neighbourhood
Within easy reach by car are many beautiful and interesting towns. Angouleme (30 mins) is a fortified old town steeped in history where you can still stroll around the ramparts soaking up the special atmosphere, although this is not advised during the vintage car rally which takes place each September! The Charente is the main region for producing Cognac and there are many local producers and suppliers, along with abundant vineyards and vineyards which not only produce excellent wines but also the local tipple Pinot.
The town of Cognac is 40 mins away whilst others at a similar distance include Brantome and St Emilion. Aubeterre sur Dronne (20 mins) is officially one of the prettiest villages in France. It is a thriving artisan village with many crafts and foods on offer.It has a fascina...
Getting around
You will need a car for your stay but you can leave this at the train stations and visit many of the attractions by train and foot. Buses are not reliable in this part of France.
Car recommended
How to get there
Railway: Montmoreau: 8.0 km
Ferry: St Malo: 300.0 km
The cottage is easy to reach by air or ferry. Angouleme airport is around 30 minutes away, Bordeaux and Bergerac are around the hour and a half mark with Limoges around 2 hours. Calais is approx 8 hours and St Malo five. The nearest train stations are Montmoreau and Chalais with links to Paris via Angouleme. The new TGV has stations at Angouleme and Bordeaux. Car Hire is available at each port, airport and train station.

The cottage is ideally located for the Angouleme vintage car rally which takes place each September and the Chalais Equestrian event in August.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 11.0 km.
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