About this listing
The house is built on the site of a 10th century chateau
This unique house dates back to the 15th Century and has been carefully conserved, retaining original features including floorboards, and en caustic tiles wattle and daub walls.
This unique house dates back to the 15th Century and has been carefully conserved, retaining original features including floorboards, tiles and wattle and daub walls.
The house was featured in January's Sunday Times 50 fabulous villas at number 7.
The house is built on the site of a 10th century chateau belonging to the Counts of March. It commands spectacular views over the Vincou valley.
The property is heated via a large, modern and efficient 'Godin' woodburning stove in the lounge, which has a newly-installed heat-transfer flue system to the rooms above. There are also newly installed electric storage radiators in these and other rooms. Wood for the stove is supplied in the holiday price.
The house was constructed to the standards of earlier times. Consequently, you may encounter features that reflect its particular character but deserve due care and attention, for example uneven floors
There is a small walled terrace to the rear facing south-west with wonderful views over the Vincou valley and the railway viaduct. Patio set for 8.
Logs for the large wood burning stove is included in price.
The furniture is antique with contemporary pictures on the walls.
It can accommodate 8 people in 4 bedrooms.
The house has WiFi DVD washing machine dish washer 2 loos 2 bath rooms
And finally - the local Theatre du Cloitre has an excellent year-long programme:
They can access the cave to explore and get logs for they the fire.
Health and Safety
The house was constructed to the standards of earlier times. Consequently, you may encounter features that reflect its particular character but deserve due care and attention, particularly for the young, elderly, less mobile or visually impaired. There are, for example, low beams, some low doorways, and uneven floors, and there is a steep drop behind the house.
Arrival and Departure
Our housekeeper will clean and prepare the house and beds for you by 4pm on the day you arrive.
On arrival, the house key will be found in a key safe, whose code will be supplied on confirmation of booking. Guests are advised to bring a torch, as the exterior of the back of the house is deliberately not illuminated to avoid light pollution and enable guests to see the stars.
Also you can get the key from our neighbours.
They would happily show you around the house this should be arranged before arrival .
On your last day we ask that you vacate the house by 10am.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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I am a sculptor and conservator and have preserved and renovated our houses in Bellac, France and in Somerset, England.
I am interested in quirkiness too, which is reflected in some aspects of the houses.
We enjoy travelling, and sometimes bring our adult children along as they like being paid for.