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Ancient Priory Cottage on the river Charente

Situated in the tiny hamlet of St Amant de Graves, the original Priory Cottage provides a welcoming escape.

With 2 double bedrooms comprising 1 'fourposter', and 2 3/4 'French' beds plus a mezzanine area equipped with a comfortable double sofa bed it can accommodate 4 to 6 persons (bedlinen provided). The kitchen has all the essentials for a family holiday, large gas cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A large lounge/dining area has a feature log burner, TV/DVD. Guests have access to a large film library as well as books, games and free WiFi. The typically French bathroom is located on the ground floor comprising of WC, washbasin and large 'wet-room' style shower.

A private terrace opens onto a large sun filled landscaped courtyard with BBQ area, from where the extensive landscaped gardens are accessed. Guests have the use of a shared (with on-site owners),swimming pool complete with large BBQ and dining area under the pergola where meals can be enjoyed alfresco. For those days when shade is needed there is also a wisteria covered raised terrace where you can watch rural France pass you by.

Walks along the river, or into the vineyards surrounding the hamlet are a delight. The nearest bar/bistro is 2km, an easy 20 min stroll, and there are many restaurants within an easy 10 minute drive. The nearest Cognac producer happens to be our Mayor, but this is Cognac country so tastings abound in the area !

Canoe Kayak, horse riding, water-ski are amongst the activities nearby, as is the tennis court and children's playground. Beach lovers can get their fix within an hours drive.

Places to visit include Angouleme and Cognac, both have many interesting events/exhibitions throughout the year.


Location - Angouleme/Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes France
Home Type - Cottage
Sleeps up to - 6
Number of Bedrooms - 2
Single Beds - 2
Double Beds - 1
Other Beds - Sofa bed
Bathrooms - 1
Toilets - 1
Swimming Pool - Shared
Smoking - Not allowed
Pets - Not allowed


Baby high chair, Baby cot, Barbecue, Board games, Books, Cable or satellite TV, Coffee maker, Free standing stove/cooker, Dishwasher, DVD, Free standing fan(s), Fireplace, Separate freezer, Separate fridge, Combined fridge/freezer, Games for children, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron, Ironing board, Kettle, Outdoor furniture, Private parking space, 1 Shower(s), Toaster, Local TV, Vacuum Cleaner, Washing Machine, Wheelchair accessible,

Local facilities

Bank 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Boat trips 1 km / 1100 yds,   Bus station 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Cinema 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Forest 1.6 km / 1 mile,   Golf club 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Historical site 1.6 km / 1 mile,   Hospital 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Municipal swimming pool 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Museum 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Nightclub 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Pharmacy 2.5 km / 1.55 miles,   Restaurant 1.6 km / 1 mile,   River/lake less than 50 m / 55 yds,   Sea 50+ km / 31+ miles,   Shops 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Skating rink 20 km / 12.4 miles,   Supermarket 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Town centre 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Train station 10 km / 6.2 miles,   Vineyard less than 50 m / 55 yds,  

Rental rates

From To GBP Period
2 January 12 30 March 12 380 week
31 March 12 29 June 12 460 week
30 June 12 31 August 12 620 week
1 September 12 2 November 12 460 week
3 November 12 14 December 12 380 week
Christmas 800 week
New Year 800 week
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Rental notes

Special weekend rates can be arranged on request outside of peak season, please call to discuss
Booking deposit - 25%
Balance to be paid - 2 months prior to arrival.
Refundable security deposit - 150GBP

Owners details

Owners name: Janet and Dave Lea
Telephone - 0033 545 215009
Advertised since: 15 December 2011

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Picture album

Secluded terrace in ancient courtyard

Terrace looks onto 11th century church


Landscaped pool/dining area in gardens

Dining area

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Shower room


Gite terrace


Pool dining area

Gardens to pool area