France, Poitou-Charentes, Charente, Cognac, Central Bohemia - Farmhouse

Chasselas: Cognac country house

    Property Features
  • Farmhouse
  • Sleeps 6
  • Self-catering
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Private garden
  • Secure parking
  • BBQ
  • TV
  • Golf course 20 minute drive
  • Property in the countryside
  • A car is necessary
  • Located in a village
    Holiday Theme
  • Family holiday
  • Tourist attractions
  • Remote / secluded
  • Child friendly
  • Pets welcome
  • Low allergen property
  • Long term renters
  • House swap

Chasselas description

Historic 19C stone built vinegrowers house with walled garden

Set in a tiny hamlet surrounded by the Cognac vineyards

Total privacy and tranquility

We have named our house 'Chasselas' from the grape type that grows across the front of the property and that provides us with a delicious sweet white table grape in September. The property dates from around 1850 when it was built as two houses to accommodate vineyard workers and their families who would have been employed by the local Cognac producers; hence the two front doors! The facade, and all the windows, are south facing so that even in the winter the house has plenty of light coming in.
Downstairs are two large rooms, one is the kitchen/dining room (25m2) with a shower/utility room (6.4m2) with separate WC off. A door leads from the kitchen into the lounge , both rooms look out onto the garden. At one end of the kitchen are the usual worktops, a double sink unit and floor and wall cupboards. The longest wall is of exposed stone .
The spacious lounge (35m2) has a high ceiling with exposed beams. Original features include the large stone fireplace, with wood burning stove, and wooden staircase leading up to an upstairs landing. Both downstairs rooms have white tiling that keeps them feeling cool even in in the hottest weather.The lounge has its own external door leading to the garden.
Upstairs, off a landing that runs the length of the house, are 3 double bedrooms (18m2, 12m2, and 14m2) and a bathroom (7m2) all having South facing views over the garden. The bedrooms have double glazing so that even the occasional tractor that passes the house in the mornings is difficult to hear. The third bedroom has a built in wardrobe. The bathroom contains a handbasin unit, shower cubicle and WC.
Chasselas has a walled garden (162m2). It is partially gravelled to enable cars to be parked off the road, access is through a pair of metal gates. Facing the house, on the other side of the garden is a stone barn (32m2) that doubles as a garage and boathouse. The barn has a mezzanine floor which is used as a storage space. The garden has a small grassed area and cherry, fig, and apple trees. Also in the garden is a working well that has a lockable cover.
Our Cognac country house is situated in a tiny, tranquil hamlet, surrounded by vineyards, only a 15 minute drive to the historic town of Cognac and the beautiful River Charente. The Atlantic beaches are just over an hour's drive.

Activities & Places of interest in Charente
Vineyard tours
Visiting sites of historic interest
Fishing and boating on the River Charente
Beach activities on the Atlantic coast

Photos of the holiday Farmhouse

Chasselas - South facing facade
South facing facade
Chasselas - Lounge
Chasselas - Barn
Chasselas - Kitchen work area
Kitchen work area
Chasselas - Entrance to kitchen
Entrance to kitchen
Chasselas - Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Chasselas - Bathroom upstairs
Bathroom upstairs
Chasselas - Writing corner
Writing corner
Chasselas - Spring cherry blossom
Spring cherry blossom
Chasselas - Garden resident
Garden resident
Chasselas - Chasselas grapevine
Chasselas grapevine
Chasselas - Roman amphitheatre at Saintes
Roman amphitheatre at Saintes
Chasselas - Chateau at Jonzac
Chateau at Jonzac
Chasselas - Blue Festival at Cognac
Blue Festival at Cognac
Chasselas - The port at La Rochelle
The port at La Rochelle
Chasselas - Royan beach
Royan beach
Chasselas - Coastal fishing cabins
Coastal fishing cabins
Chasselas - Street market
Street market
Chasselas - River Charente
River Charente
Chasselas - Couple of locals!
Couple of locals!

The Charente - Poitou-Charentes region

Our house is surrounded by the cognac vineyards; there are numerous wine and cognac producers in the area most of whom welcome visitors. The landscape is flat with huge skies, ideal for relaxed walking and cycling. Within easy striking distance are several historic towns, the nearest and most important being Cognac itself ( 15mins) which lies on the beautiful Charente River. There are a wealth of things to do in Cognac; distillery tours, museums, river trips and throughout the year the town hosts numerous festivals, Music, Film and Literature.
Just over an hours drive takes you to the magnificent Atlantic beaches.

Activities and places of interest in Poitou-Charentes, Charente

Bird watching, Cycling, Freshwater fishing, Horse riding
Local attractions
Vineyard, Church, Restaurant
  • Golf course 20 minute drive
  • Property in the countryside
  • Located in a village
Holiday theme
Family holiday, Tourist attractions, Remote / secluded

Rental features

Property type
Floor space
120m2 (Approximately)
Farmhouse sleeps 6 people
Suitable for children, Pets welcome, Low allergen property, Long term renters welcome, Suitable for house swap

3 bedrooms, 6 single beds, 1 cot

Three double bedrooms with twin beds and plenty of storage space. All look down onto the walled garden


2 bathrooms (0 of which are ensuite), shower enclosure

Two shower room, one on each floor. The one upstairs with a WC; downstairs a separate WC


Seating for 6 people

Spacious with high ceiling, exposed beams and a wood burning stove


Fully equipped, doubles as diner

Dining room

Seating for 6 people

One end of kitchen

Interior features

The traditional house was renovated 12 years ago and retains many original features.
TV, DVD Player, DVD library, Radio, Books, Children's books, VCR, VCR library
General facilities
Linen provided, Towels provided, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine, Utensils, Kettle, Toaster, Iron & board, Coffee maker, Highchair, Log fire

Exterior features

Bicycles are available for hire from a local English run company
Exterior facilities
Bicycles available, Sunbeds/loungers, Secure parking, Garage, Garden (private), BBQ, Garden table & chairs

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Rental Rates

 Rental prices are quoted in £ (GBP)
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Minimum stay
01 Mar 15
30 Apr 15
1 Week
01 May 15
31 May 15
1 Week
01 Jun 15
30 Jun 15
1 Week
01 Jul 15
31 Jul 15
1 Week
01 Aug 15
31 Aug 15
1 Week
01 Sep 15
30 Sep 15
1 Night
01 Oct 15
31 Oct 15
1 Week

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