Moreau - The Farmhouse

Charente-Maritime
Self-catering


Antiques abound in this luminous, chestnut beamed 18th-century farmhouse. Hop off to the market, dip in the lake, lap up medieval Motguyon

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The
Experience

Understated elegance and homeliness are skilfully combined in this 18th-century farmhouse; its tranquillity and sophistication beguiles and soothes. Plain yet luxurious, it is decorated throughout with antiques; English owner Marian is an antiques dealer and lives next door. The house was a wealthy farm where the aperitif pineau was made; the old chestnut beams and stone fireplace have been superbly preserved. The dazzling white kitchen – the distillery – has a huge vaulted ceiling and a wood-burning range, and a stunning display of navy and white china. Enjoy dreamy views over fields from a master bedroom with seagrass floors, fabulous antique bed and huge beams. Outside: your own private garden and raised pool. Stock up in Cercoux, or shop at the twice-weekly market in pretty Coutras, a 20-minute drive. Medieval Montguyon holds a folklore festival in July and August; there’s a lake for swimming and a beach area with a little café. Marian is delightful, available yet unobtrusive. A fresh, open, luminous place. Readers are full of praise.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Closed
October - June.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £112
Weekly price
from £790
1 House for 6
From £1122 bedrooms

Reviews

We had a wonderful weeks stay in the Moreau farmhouse. Everything that we could have possibly needed was provided in the lovely farmhouse. A great place for our dog, lovely fenced in garden and a nice walk to the woods from the back door. It's a perfect location for visiting pretty St Emilion and the local vineyards. Shops only a few minutes drive away and a lovely little bakery in the next village. We hope to be back very soon!

Tina, Cambridge

Have stayed at the farmhouse several times over the last 10 years, the ideal spot for peace, quiet and relaxation. Marian and her family have created an elegant, comfortable, spotless holiday home which never fails to please. This area of France largely remains unspoilt and unpopulated with many interesting places to visit. This year we were joined by other family members on their first visit and, like us, they can't wait to return. For those looking for a place to unwind, there is nowhere better.

Paul, Castle acre

The best stay we have had in France! The Farmhouse is spacious and beautifully furnished (the photos don't really do it justice). The location is fabulous - really quiet with lovely views and walks (super for our dog!) - but also very easy to get out to places such as St Emilion and Bordeaux. It's also a pleasantly straightforward drive down from the UK. Marian, Barry and Peggy are the perfect hosts - welcoming, friendly, fun, helpful and there if you want them. We're already looking forward to a return visit!

Sarah

This place was perfect in every way, the location, hosts and of course THE farmhouse. Could have quite easily have stayed for two weeks if not longer! Nothing was too much trouble for Marian and Barry who were not only very friendly but fun too. Beautifully furnished, obviously had a lot of love and care given to it over the years. Stashed full of beautiful antique and painted furniture and fully equipped kitchen and crockery cupboards...two in fact! Lots of garden furniture front and back and plenty of privacy, they really have thought of everything. Thank you perfect home from home!

Geraldine

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Location

The neighbourhood