France - Cognac, 73k, N - House/heated pool

France - Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Cognac, 73k, N

Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,The heated pool and garden/patio - sun all day!
The heated pool and garden/patio - sun all day!
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Garden room - plenty of sofas!
Garden room - plenty of sofas!
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Kitchen with dining area
Kitchen with dining area
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Well-equipped kitchen with double oven
Well-equipped kitchen with double oven
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Kitchen
Kitchen
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Sitting room 6m x 5m
Sitting room 6m x 5m
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Sitting room with woodburner
Sitting room with woodburner
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Sitting room window
Sitting room window
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Third bedroom - the bed converts to a double bed
Third bedroom - the bed converts to a double bed
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Second bedroom
Second bedroom
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,The garden room at night
The garden room at night
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Master bedroom en-suite with shower
Master bedroom en-suite with shower
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,second bathroom
Second bathroom
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Garden room again
Garden room again
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,View of front garden from the mezzanine in the gar
View of front garden from the mezzanine in the gar
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Our garden - sunset from the pool patio
Our garden - sunset from the pool patio
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Dining patio - evening sunshine
Dining patio - evening sunshine
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,A quiet nook in the shade of the walnut tree
A quiet nook in the shade of the walnut tree
Home exchange in,France,Cognac, 73k, N,Hammocks in the shade for those hot afternoons
Hammocks in the shade for those hot afternoons
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms3

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Sabbatical Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our home is in the heart of rural France, not far from the mighty river Charente, the amazing vineyards of Cognac, the green Venice of the Marais Poitevin, and the great provincial cities of South-West France. There's so much to see and do here, but the house and garden are spectacularly relaxing so it's sometimes hard to drag yourself away! Still, you'll love it, whether you want to be out and about exploring, walking or cycling, or you just want to stretch out round the (heated) pool.

The house was built in 1840 and stands in 2.5 acres of garden which we have developed over the years. The interior has been carefully modernised, and has all the conveniences you would expect, including a modern kitchen, comfortable seating and dining, satellite TV, three shower rooms, and three WCs. Outside, the pool is kept at a comfortable temperature by a heat pump, and there are several places to sit, stretch out, and eat, dotted around the garden.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Second home


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Private Pool
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Rural

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We live in a rural commune, an hour or so by car from the major cultural centres of Poitiers, Angouleme, and La Rochelle. Cognac, Saintes, Niort and Melle are nearer still, and offer much. The Ile de Re and Ile d'Oleron, major resorts on the sunny west coast of France, offer leisure activities around the sea and the beach, again an hour or so away in the car.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Park / Playground

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Museums
  • Popular Monuments

Transport Nearby

  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Clussais la Pommeraie is a small community with the village shop and bar at its centre. Everybody knows everybody else, and most are on first name terms with the mayor. Slightly further afield, the local towns are full of character; weekly markets, ancient buildings, pavement cafes, and petanque in the dusty squares. You can buy your brandy from the local distiller, and your chèvre from the local farmer. This is rural France at its most tranquil and profound.

You need a car to stay at here but, if you prefer, trains to urban centres are available from Ruffec, about 20 minutes drive. There are some lovely restaurants a short drive away too. But this is great country for cycling - open, rolling countryside with few serious gradients, but something to discover round every corner.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Interesting day trips

  • Angouleme
  • La Rochelle
  • Poitiers

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

There are few rules. We ask our guests to keep the pool clean by doing a couple of very straightforward tasks every couple of days, and in dry weather we always appreciate it if they are able to run a hose round some of the more delicate plants. If our very lovable kitten Tabitha is in residence, we ask that you set out food and water for her.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Sabbatical Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered
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