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Authentic Farmhouse 18th c with heated pool

Entire villa hosted by Catherine
8 guests4 bedrooms6 beds2 baths
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'Please contact us to see when the house is really available. We use a different platform.' Stone and wood home with fireplaces and a fully equipped kitchen, windows opening to undeveloped hills and grassy fields, no urban noise, just frogs at night croaking in the pond below and birds chirping in the morning. A new and fantastic heated (!) swimming pool has been added - 4 meters x 13 meters, ideal for laps or just playing. It has an electrically operated hidden cover for protection.

The space
Our country house Le Puy Chapon is a family home full of history. It is part of a hamlet of four stone houses perched atop a hill overlooking a valley watered by a stream, the Ravillou. Long ago Le Puy Chapon housed the farm manager for the local land owner living a few hundred metres away. It is renovated for comfort but retains it's charm and offers an exceptional view. Many acres of pastures surround the property making it a quiet and secluded heaven troubled only by the daily passage of the postman! Do note that there is NO plasterboard or 'modern' building materials used in the house. It is an authentic farm house with beams galore. The swimming pool, on the other hand, is top of the line and extremely high tech. It is surrounded by a wide terrace covered with natural stone and is protected by an electric sliding cover which is invisible once opened.

Guest access
A master bedroom overlooking the valley, a quiet bedroom on the same floor, two upstairs bedrooms with overhead beams and unencumbered views over the hillsides. Slightly downstairs is a fully equipped kitchen and stairs leading to a large living area and patio. Thick stone walls. There is a washer and dryer, large outbuilding for your car and smaller undeveloped house for kids to explore. Sheets and towels are provided.

Other things to note
Internet is good, TV is mainly French (Astra satelite dish, DVD on site), The town of Excideuil 7km away has all you need for shopping as well as an interesting castle. If you are a tea drinker and prefer loose tea, bring your own. Otherwise, there is a 'French Press' pot for ground coffee and an expresso machine. Some basic necessities await you - ground coffee, tea bags, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sugar etc as well as a bottle of French rose!
'Please contact us to see when the house is really available. We use a different platform.' Stone and wood home with fireplaces and a fully equipped kitchen, windows opening to undeveloped hills and grassy fields, no urban noise, just frogs at night croaking in the pond below and birds chirping in the morning. A new and fantastic heated (!) swimming pool has been added - 4 meters x 13 meters, ideal for laps or just p… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
Pool
Washer
TV
Iron

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Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Aquitaine, France

The area is populated by wonderful people mainly native to this region. The nights are starry with no city lights to distract. Lots of interesting chateaux such as Hautefort to visit and historical caves to see including Lascaux, the most famous of all. Walking in the countryside around the house is fantastic, but you can go horse riding, play golf or visit local markets in Excideuil.

Le Puy Chapon is my family home but I cannot live there for the time being. I treat it as my own home and have added modern aspects to the property while maintaining it's authentic side. I hope to provide you with the same love of nature and old stone dwellings while, at the same time, share the new things like a huge heated pool, good TVs, new appliances and comfortable beds.
The area is populated by wonderful people mainly native to this region. The nights are starry with no city lights to distract. Lots of interesting chateaux such as Hautefort to visit and historical caves to see…

Hosted by Catherine

Joined in April 2011
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J'adore les voyages, découvrir d’autres lieux, d’autres cultures mais revenir dans cette maison de famille comble tous mes besoins de verdure, calme et authenticité.
During your stay
My cousin lives in a village 3 km away above Saint Germain des Pres, there is an English family in the hameau nearby, a Belgian gentleman and a French couple. That's the circle - unencumbered but not totally isolated. Corinne, a local caretaker, will welcome you and help you get started.
My cousin lives in a village 3 km away above Saint Germain des Pres, there is an English family in the hameau nearby, a Belgian gentleman and a French couple. That's the circle - u…
  • Languages: English, Français
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Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No pets
Smoking is allowed
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