The House is believed to have been a Farm house built in the late 19th century by a local vineyard owner. Divided into two residences for over a hundred years the history of the house can be seen in the new beams in part of the lounge and the lack of a handrail for the staircase. Local history says that the vineyard owner who had the house built to his specification never completed the house (and staircase) because he lost all his money in the phylloxera epidemic which destroyed most of the vineyards in France. The history of the house is still seen in its name which means 'beautiful well' and reflects the tiny well in the grounds and is the name of a Bordeaux wine for which the region is famous together with its other celebrated drink - Cognac.

The house itself is spacious and airy and would suit a group holiday as there are 3 living areas and four double bedrooms with four bathrooms including a bath and 2 showers. The house is well equipped and is a safe environment for young children with its enclosed gardens,incorporating a private heated pool. Tucked away in the corner of a quiet village, the house and grounds provide privacy and relaxation in this beautiful part of the French countryside.

 

Bedrooms

There are four double bedrooms on the first floor of the house, the doors of which all open onto a central landing. Bedroom one is a large carpeted bedroom. It is a sunny room with a double bed and two large windows. There is a seated area, dressing table and wardroom. Bedroom two is also a sunny room with two large  windows and original floorboards. There are two single beds and a double desk and large chest of drawers. Bedroom three has a double bed and also original floorboards. It has one window overlooking the back of the house and open countryside (which might include sunflower fields if you are lucky). There is a wardrobe and an en suite bathroom incorporating a spa shower with multi jets and seat. Bedroom four also overlooks the rural aspect at the back of the house and is carpeted with two single beds and a large chest of drawers and rocking chair. It has an en suite toilet and hand basin.

Bathrooms

There is a cloakroom in the entrance hall of the house which has a small handbasin, toilet and bath with overhead shower. The hot water boiler is also in this room. At the top of the stairs there is the main bathroom with a large handbasin, enclosed shower unit and airing cupboard. There are also en suite bathrooms in bedrooms three and four one of which has a spa multi jet shower and seat.

 

Kitchen

The large farm house kitchen is one of the most popular areas in the house for socialising with its wood burning stove for out of season and a seated area as well as a large dining room table which can sit up to eight.  There is plenty of additional seating if more is required. The kitchen has  three large windows which makes it very sunny. There are original features such as the floor boards, fireplace, wooden beams and over head lamp. There is a feature wall of the pretty Charentais stone. The kitchen is well equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer and large oak dresser.

 

Living areas

There is a large L Shaped lounge which leads off the entrance hall by  double doors. This is a comfortable room with sisal flooring, easy chairs and sofa. There is a TV/DVD player and plenty of  DVDs to borrow. English television is provided by a satellite and there is a wood burning stove and warm curtains for out of season 'cosiness'. There is a well stocked board games cupboard and books for most ages. The sunny conservatory leads off the lounge and has a suite of furniture, and blinds. The garden can also be accessed from the conservatory.