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

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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 a baby travel cot 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 dining table and 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 mir...
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Listing #HL20557
About the Owner
Helen S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2007
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 1 August 2018

Recently stayed at this lovely cottage. Well equipped , comfortable, lovely location. Very quiet and relaxing just what I needed. Easy access to some lovely locations and restaurants. Will be back. Owner was very helpful on ideas to visit. Loved the character of this property,...More

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Helen935, VR Owner at Walnut Tree Cottage: a beautiful period cottage. Barbezieux, Chalais, Montmoreau, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you were able to relax and enjoy all our cottage has to offer.

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

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Helen935, VR Owner at Walnut Tree Cottage: a beautiful period cottage. Barbezieux, Chalais, Montmoreau, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you to our cottage again. Helen

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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

Thank haldanesusan
Helen935, VR Owner at Walnut Tree Cottage: a beautiful period cottage. Barbezieux, Chalais, Montmoreau, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. We are sorry that you found the travelling time difficult. If you do decide to come again please ask about airports and hire car companies - we will be pleased to help you with these.

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
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 three months. The charges for this will be payable locally. The internet is NOT available for short term lets.

The television is UK channels using a SKY box - bring your own card if you want access to SKY.

We supply some picnicware for your use as well as the normal pottery kind. Please use the plastic type outside.

Indoor towels are included. Please bring your own beach towels.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 Full
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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.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • cleaning : ₹ 2,811 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 9,372 / 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
Ferry: St Malo, Calais 8hrs: 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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