This villa is proudly offered by Cosmic Villas. It enables you to experience relaxed French life in lovely settings.
This villa offers a family vacation, foodie retreat with friends, or an intimate wedding close to old market towns and spectacular landscapes. This is possible in the sunny area of Charente, close to the border with Dordogne.
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In the sunny region of Charente, close to the border with Dordogne, it allows you to experience laid back French living in beautiful surroundings whether a family getaway, foodie retreat with friends or an intimate wedding close to historic market towns and wonderful landscapes.
As soon as the current owners approached the driveway of this 18th century home, they knew it was just perfect for them. Surrounded by open French countryside with such calming views, the project has been a labour of love and what they have created is simply stunning. Le Manoir Des Pineaux effortlessly combines tradition with contemporary elegance and it’s obvious that the owners have a keen eye for aesthetic style.
With five individually designed bedrooms featuring hand-made headboards and Egyptian cotton bedlinen, most with king or super king-sized beds, guests can soak up the relaxed vintage vibe whilst making the most of the glorious scenery. Then there’s the cosy lounge with its log-burner and adjoining library, the bright dining room and fantastically equipped French kitchen; every corner of this manoir has been restored with so much love and flair.
Another brilliant feature is the huge barn, not just a superb spot for joyful meals beneath the characterful wood beams, but also a place to kick back with a film on the 200-inch screen, chill out with the PS4 or challenge someone to a game of pool, darts or table tennis.
Outside you can admire the delicate pink roses trailing by the kitchen door, the hand-painted blue shuttered windows and the inviting swimming pool overlooking the countryside. Poolside dining is so special by the outdoor kitchen, especially in the evening as the area is atmospherically lit up. A barbecue and custom-built pizza oven await – the owners are brilliant cooks and can arrange imaginative pizza nights or barbecue feasts so you can just sit back with your glass of rosé wine as the sun sets.
Head out for bike rides or long walks from your doorstep or simply stroll down the country lane to the local village with its boulangerie and well-regarded restaurant. Discover delightful Farmer’s markets, including one in the village on a Friday morning, then enjoy a picnic by the Dronne river just a short drive away. Spend time in picture-perfect villages from idyllic Aubeterre-sur-Dronne only 15km away to enchanting Brantôme, known as ‘Venice of the Périgord Vert’, the ideal spot for canoeing and lunch.
Vibrant and historic Angoulême with its foodie scene, comic museum and classic car race is also within easy reach or explore further afield to experience the charm of Périgueux or the wine-tasting of Saint-Émilion and Bordeaux. You could even dip your feet in the ocean in Royan or Lacanau before returning to the calmness of your inspiring and welcoming holiday home.
Two single beds can be added to Bedrooms 1 or 3 on request
Barn Interiors (open-plan space next to the house)
Outside Grounds (one hectare)