Set on a backdrop of ancient stone walls, the unique estate on which this 17th century villa is set features 12 acres of beautiful parkland with its own private pool.
Now a holiday home, this villa was once the wine and Cognac press.
Situated on the estate are the Chateau Serbise and Etable Serbise, all three properties available to be rented together for large groups.
Five bedrooms are found across the characterful interior, with the garden and terrace situated outside with the delightful swimming pool.
Modern conveniences go alongside the charming periodic features of this property.
The spacious gardens contain an al-fresco dining area with its own barbecue.
The medieval city of Pons is found just 6km away, where you will enjoy restaurants, shops and historical sights.
There are plenty of activities in the area, including golf, horse riding and canoeing.
Bikes can be hired from the estate to allow exploration of the parkland.
A half hour drive will take beach lovers to the coast of St Georges de Didonne to St Palais sur Mer.
Dozens of wineries and Cognac are also found nearby for the wine aficionados.
This estate is full of character offering the perfect setting for a holiday for family or friends.
First Floor Mezzanine
The region of Charente Maritime is one of the sunniest parts of France and benefits from a mostly sunny and warm climate from April through to October. The influence of the Gulf Stream means that winters can be as mild as the Mediterranean. Cognac & Saintes are 15km away and Royan is 25km from the estate. The airports of Bordeaux, Angouleme and La Rochelle are within 1 hours drive and are served by an increasing number of UK regional airports.x000D
St. Genis & Pons are both 5-6km away where there are restaurants and small shops. The nearest beach is only 35 minutes drive. There are 3 golf courses nearby: Saintes (typical UK type club), Cognac (good course, above average) and Royan (reminds one of the Berkshire courses - pine on sand - good course).x000D
The area has many historical sites relating to its past including the periods of Roman occupation, Richard Coeur de Lion and Eleanor of Aquitane, the French Revolution and the Second World War. As the centre of Cognac production, the towns of Cognac and Jarnac are must visits with guided tours around the headquarters of brands such as Hennesey, Martell, Remy Martin, Otard, Hine etc. etc., as well as many opportunities to visit local producers.x000D
The coast line from St Georges de Didonne north to St Palais sur Mer has miles of sandy beaches and good fish restaurants. The towns of Royan, La Rochelle and Rochefort are interesting places to visit and are all within one hour's motoring.x000D
The area abounds with many fine restaurants, some more expensive than others, but all incredible value for money. Many local artisans welcome visits to view their business, including barrel making, wood carving and sculpture, pottery production, chocolate making and many more.x000D
The wine production areas of Bordeaux are within easy reach with the Blaye region only half an hour away and St Emilion only just over an hour by car. From the towns of Blaye or Royan it is possible to take a car ferry across to the Medoc.
The city of Bordeaux can be reached in an hour with its good shopping, art galleries, museums and historical buildings. The same can be said for Saintes. Within an hour there are three top golf courses, at Saintes, Cognac and Royan, with more around Bordeaux.x000D
As well as the obvious sea fishing, river fishing in the Seugne is only 5 minutes away. The major river of the area, the Charente, is only half an hour away. Only 5kms in either direction are good quality local tennis courts. There are several horse stables around providing riding for all levels through the local woodlands. A very local stable provides carriage rides around the lanes of the area. An international length (1.2km long) go-cart track is only 10 minutes from Clerbise. Canoes are available for hire on the local river Seugne.x000D
A busy nightclub is just 5kms away and is open from Thursday to Sunday.