Moreau - The Farmhouse

Charente-Maritime
Self-catering


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

Bed

4 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Savour dreamy views from characterful, chestnut beamed rooms in this 18th-century farmhouse perched on a hill above rolling fields. The aperitif pineau used to be made here; cook up feasts on the wood-burning range in the old distillery turned spacious, modern kitchen.

Find a twice-weekly market in pretty Coutras to stock up at (20-minute drive) and navigate the forest to the local boulangerie – you might spot wild boar and deer on the way. 10 minutes away there’s medieval Montguyon; a lake for swimming, a sandy area and plenty of good restaurants and cafés.

Head back for barbecues on your private terrace and a dip in the raised pool on balmy evenings. Peaceful walks leave straight from the doorstep through woodlands and meadows – bring the dog too.

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We think you'll love

  • Enjoying the long views and starry skies
  • The garden bursting with hydrageas - perfect for kids and dogs to run around in
  • Taking the train to Bordeaux for some wine tasting
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You should know

  • The owners live next door for a few months a year
  • The 5 metre pool is above ground

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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

Special offer: Enjoy the tranquility of a May or June break, £690 per week. Please contact us for further details. Discount of 10% for two weeks or more.

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 £1124 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

We absolutely love these two properties, and their situation in the middle of a very beautiful, peaceful nowhere. The owners, who live next door, are a delight and so helpful. This year, for a rather significant birthday, we booked both cottages for two weeks - 9 adults, four children and a dog. It was huge fun, and everybody adored the special magic of the Farmhouse and the Pressoir. The surrounding area is full of enchanting scenery and villages. We're already booked in for next year...…………...

Carrie, Reigate

I love the location and feel of the two cottages perched up on a hill looking out over rolling fields, it's hot, dry and peaceful. En route you'll soak up a feeling for the area and its rich wine trade, vines galore and beautiful stone houses in tiny villages along the way. Inside is stunning and the cottages are both well equipped enough to host a banquet...on the most beautiful plates of course!

Katie, Sawday's inspector

What a fantastic place, perched on a hill with only fields to view, very quiet and relaxing, but close enough to explore Wonderful set up where you can do as little or as much as you like. Enclosed secure garden for our dog which she loved and we didn’t need to worry Marian and Barry were fantastic and on hand if needed but not intrusive Marian kindly organised the vets for our return home Lovely and clean and will definitely return next year (if they’ll have us)

Sarah, Lincoln

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

The house is on a quiet lane in a small hamlet surrounded by open fields and forests with just one quiet French neighbour in the adjoining house and a few more cottages along the lane; it feels rural but not isolated. Cercoux is the nearest town (five-minute drive) which is good for small shops and a few restaurants - try the excellent Auberge de Cercoux. Head to historic Montguyon (12 km) for cobbled streets and the remains of a fort. The larger town of Libourne is 30km away and has good markets several times a week; World Heritage Bordeaux is 45 minutes away for culture and wine tasting.

Local points of interest from Marian Sanders

  • Walk through the woods to the boulangerie in Cercoux to buy your buttery croissants for breakfast, don't miss their beautiful strawberry tarts , Veronique will make them to order for you.
  • Children love the swimming lake and sandy beach at Montguyon, only ten minutes away from Moreau. Pack a picnic or eat at the little cafe there.
  • One of the best markets in France is at Libourne on a Sunday morning, in the indoor market you will be dazzled by the array of cheeses and fish, breathtaking, don't be late, it is all over at noon!
  • See the Stars! In this unspoilt part of France there is no light pollution, sit back on the terrace in the evening and watch the stars, simply magical! You can also see the satellites as they circle the earth.
  • Visit the exquisite town of St Emilion, walk through the cobbled medieval streets and have lunch in one of the many restaurants, this unesco world heritage site, famous for it's wine is one of the most beautiful places in France.
  • Finally, take a day away from the peace of Moreau and visit Bordeaux, second only to Paris for architectural beauty and charm, it is only a 45minutes drive but you can also take the train from Coutras, you will want to return again and again.

Introducing

Marian Sanders

Barry and Marian have lived on and off in France for nearly 30 years while running their antiques business and have rented out their self-catering properties in Moreau since 1991. They are very hard-working and constantly improving what they offer to guests. Barry is practical and down to earth and builds, fixes up and repairs – he restored all the cottages himself – and Marian adds artistic flair and comfortable touches.