We rented the house for the 2nd time this year and had a lovely time shopping at the local market, butchers and little co op in town. The river running through the town is beautiful for a stroll with the dog.
The pool was really great (heated) and the house comfortable. The kitchen is good for cooking in and easy taking lunch/drinks out to pool area.
Phillip was so good to book through also.
We went to the same cognac house as last time GUILLON-PAINTURAUD and bought their lovely cognac and an antique clock next door!
Bourg Charante a pretty hamley nrby but we spent 2 wks chilling by the pool / cooking etc.
We will be back
Have only just got around to reviewing from our July holiday. Another lovely week in the house. It was lovely, a home from home. Shame the weather wasn't so good. The house was well equipped and in a great location to explore Jarnac and the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.
A brilliant little gem to stay in the region. The house was fantastic and the pool was the perfect size to enjoy on a hot summer's day. The communication before and during the stay was excellent and everything ran very smoothly.
The welcome pack on arrival was a very nice little touch and it was great that we didn't have to buy any condiments etc during our stay.
The location of the Villa is perfect to explore Jarnac and right on the river if you want to explore the surrounding countryside.
A brilliant stay and if we ever return to this region in France I will search put the Villa again.
We went mid to end September and had some good but very changeable weather. Lot of rain for a few days and the house felt a bit dark etc on those days/evenings inside. We should've taken some DVD's as well as lots of books, as the choice of DVD left in house was very limited indeed, obviously French tv, (we must expand our French!), but we thought weather would be good and we would be outdoors evening time.
The pool was great especially when weather was warm/hot. Tracy the house caretaker was great too.
Kitchen great for cooking and we shopped at local market, butchers, boulangerie etc. V friendly. Jarnac is lovely and the river etc.
Day trips to cognac tasting , local small one Inc antique shops and villages and Cognac itself and Angouleme lovely.
Main bedroom comfortable bed and good linen.
Both showers a little bit run down tiling wise to be honest and bit basic.
All in all though a very relaxing break.
The townhouse was lovely, it was comfortable and very close to all of the restaurants and shops in Jarnac. The house was well equipped with everything you could need to enjoy a comfortable stay. We had a lovely time exploring the area and the pool was well utilised by our children. There were some great restaurants that we visited in Jarnac. We really enjoyed La Chaumiere and Le Coin both within walking distance of the property.
We enjoyed the house and town so much we are hoping to book again for next summer.