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Villa Valmary

View of Barro church from back of house
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Very good
3 reviews
View of Barro church from back of house
Front of house from drive
Back of house and pool (note pool no longer available)
Back garden
Lounge/salon - view 1
Lounge/salon - view 2
Kitchen from Lounge
Lounge from Kitchen
Kitchen - view 1
Kitchen with breakfast table
Dining room
Bedroom 1 - double
Bedroom 2 - double
Bedroom 3 - single & bunk
Barro church
Barro village church and yew tree (l'if)
Barro lavoir
Barro village
Chateau de Verteuil
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
A spacious yet cosy Charentais bungalow home of honey-coloured brick with large grounds offering peaceful respite. Backs onto 12th-century church, next to Charente river and lavoir in delightful village of Barro in one of France's sunniest regions.<BR><BR>The 110 sq m French country home has 3/4 acre of land (once you shut the gates the kids can run around safely) and is just off the N10 south of the market town of Ruffec. The fairly modern house benefits from being in a rural location next to the Charente river and a short walk to the village lavoir where you can picnic (and even take a dip in the river if you fancy), while also making it a good base to explore the region. The area is known for its sunflower fields.<BR><BR>It's also a very relaxing spot and ideal for those looking to decompress. Previous... Read more
About the Owner, Fiona Q
Languages spoken: English, French
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Oct 2010
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 3 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL140202
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4.5 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 3 reviews
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Helston, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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Maria M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012 for a stay in June 2012

I spent a wonderful two weeks with my children staying in Villa Valmary. The house and the garden is extremely spacious which allows lots of freedom for children. Location is excellent - and there is always lots to explore in the region. We will definately be back next year. Thoroughly recommmended.

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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Stayed for a long weekend in this lovely bungalow in Barro near Ruffec. Absolutely picture perfect French village surrounded by countryside, but still easy to get to places of interest and even onto Bordeaux. Accommodation was good, rooms spacious and the layout of the bungalow was perfect for 4 adults.. there was even another room spare with bunk beds that...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Within the property, there's free Wi-Fi broadband (bring your own computer/printer). The main TV has satellite television and all UK freeview channels. The triple room (1 bunk bed and 1 single) also has a TV/DVD player (no channels but you can watch DVDs) and a Playstation. DVDs/games are available at the property to use free of charge.<BR>All rooms have stand-up fans, and are equipped with shutters to keep the heat out in summer. In winter, there's a log fire and heaters in all the rooms. <BR>The kitchen is fully equipped, and is ideal for people who like to cook. There's also a Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine. (A Phillips Juicer can be available on request). <BR>The dining room has plenty of space, with its own CD player/radio. Previous guests have used... more
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Booking deposit of £200. Balance is due 8 weeks before rental period. Refundable damage/security deposit of £200 required with final balance and returned by owner within 10 days of vacating property.

We can accept payment by cheque or bank transfer in sterling or euros.
Preferred payment: Bank Transfer.

During peak season, a reduction of 10% on each additional week so e.g. Week 1 = £695; Week 2 = £625 (includes clean bedding provided and pool clean during stay).

Winter stays will incur an additional charge for firewood.
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How to get there
Airport: Angouleme (Brie-Champniers): 35.0 km
Railway: Ruffec: 6.0 km
Ferry: Saint-Malo: 436.0 km
DRIVING<BR>Barro is located just off the N10 signposted about 4km south of Ruffec in the southwest of France. From Paris, it is a 4-hour drive (411km). The nearest ferry port is Caen (we recommend Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth). 435km/270 miles (4hr12 and 33 euro tolls ). For more driving distances visit www.viamichelin.com.<BR><BR>NEAREST STATION<BR>RUFFEC - 6km - Daily direct TGV to/from Paris (2 1/4 hrs) where you can connect through to the Eurostar from London. Also connecting trains to Poitiers, where you can catch direct train to Lille Europe and pick up Eurostar. <BR><BR>NEAREST AIRPORTS<BR>1) ANGOULEME (42km/25min on N10) <BR> No flights currently. Free parking. <BR><BR>2) POITIERS (75km/50min on N10) <BR> Fl... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 117.0 km.
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