- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
Set in the pretty hamlet of Puygironde, Le Merisier is a stylish new property with a private swimming pool, spacious interiors and fabulous views across the valley. It’s the ultimate setting for a relaxed family retreat, yet a short stroll from the former cognac estate of Longeveau with its pool, tennis courts, restaurant and 9 hole golf course.
Just outside a former cognac estate on the Charente/Dordogne border you will find Le Merisier, a contemporary yet authentic French holiday house with everything you could need for a fun-filled and restorative break. Inside it has charm and character but also all the mod cons. Outside there are gardens and a swimming pool so you can sunbathe, play and dine al fresco. And just a short stroll away is Manoir de Longeveau, where you have unlimited access to a golf club, tennis courts, a play barn and a bar/restaurant. Throw in the area’s picturesque villages, historic sites and verdant vineyards and you’ve got a recipe for the perfect holiday.
The beautiful rolling countryside that surrounds the estate is paradise for walkers, cyclists and painters, and there are also activities like canoeing, fishing and quad biking available. Wine lovers will find chateaux and vineyards aplenty while children can enjoy crazy golf, horse riding, tree top adventures and water parks. And there are numerous picturesque towns and villages to discover, from nearby Aubeterre, with its winding streets, river beaches and 12th century subterranean church, to the bustling market towns of Chalais and Riberac. Further afield the capital towns of Angouleme and Perigeux have a good selection of shops and restaurants, and the famous towns of St. Emilion, Bergerac, Cognac and Bordeaux (not to mention the unspoilt beaches of the Atlantic Coast) are well worth a day trip.
The estate is located between the villages of St Sevérin and Aubeterre Sur Dronne. It is approximately 40 minutes south of Angouleme, 45 minutes west of Perigeux and 1 hour 20 minutes east of Bordeaux. The local airports are Angouleme-Cognac, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Limoges, Poitiers and La Rochelle and the closest mainline train station is Angouleme.
Nearest Train Station:
In the village
Chalais and Riberac
The main entrance leads into a large modern kitchen and dining area and there is a well-equipped kitchen with a large oak table and a separate utility area. On the ground floor there are two twin rooms with a shared shower room, the pigeonnier tower bedroom is accessed via a staircase from a separate lobby area (the views from here are amazing!), and there is an en-suite Master bedroom, also on the ground floor. There is a living room with double doors that open out onto the garden.
The lounge opens out onto the garden and pool terrace, and from here there are fantastic views across the valley beyond. There is lots of play space and sun loungers, the swimming pool is enclosed and heated, and at the back of the house there is a terrace with a covered dining area and built-in-BBQ. At the estate there are numerous facilities to enjoy, from the 9 hole golf course and the all-weather tennis courts to the sports barn, children’s play area, swimming pool, boules court and relaxed clubhouse bar/restaurant.
Conditions of Rental
Changeover day is Friday. Extra equipment for babies and children is available on request.
Longeveau is a wonderful setting for weddings, events and group holidays so please enquire for further details - there is accommodation for up to 120 people in the various properties on site.