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Farmhouse with Fishing Lake and Extensive Grounds

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House from across the lake
Take a dip in the pool!
The patio and pool

Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Farmhouse
A tranquil, dog-friendly, holiday destination for the whole family. Our 400 year old farmhouse sleeps 8 and is dog friendly. It is set within 5.5 acres of landscaped grounds including a 1.5 acre well stocked fishing lake, orchard, sun terrace, games area and pool. All exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. The Charente is the second sunniest region of France so we have obviously placed plenty of emphasis on the outdoors. This might be a relaxing walk around the lake or exploring and taking in the abundant wildlife. It could be laid back on a lounger, soaking up the sun, or floating on a ring in the pool while you read a book. You can exclusively fish the spring fed lake or if you fancy something a bit more sociable you can sit around the BBQ and play any number of outdoor games....A tranquil, dog-friendly, holiday destination for the whole family. Our 400 year old farmhouse sleeps 8 and is dog friendly. It is set within 5.5 acres of landscaped grounds including a 1.5 acre well stocked fishing lake, orchard, sun terrace, games area and pool. All exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. The Charente is the second sunniest region of France so we have obviously placed plenty of emphasis on the outdoors. This might be a relaxing walk around the lake or exploring and taking in the abundant wildlife. It could be laid back on a lounger, soaking up the sun, or floating on a ring in the pool while you read a book. You can exclusively fish the spring fed lake or if you fancy something a bit more sociable you can sit around the BBQ and play any number of outdoor games. The lake is stocked with a head of carp to over 30lb and growing. There are also sturgeon, grass carp, tench, pike and roach. This is a holiday destination for the whole family. The living room comes complete with full SKY TV, so there's plenty of sport and several movie channels available including the football and F1, plus all the usual children's channels including Disney. Upstairs there is a second TV with an Xbox 360 and plenty of games as well as another DVD player so there should be disagreements regarding what to watch. The kids room also comes with an assortment of games and books. The games room comes complete with a full size snooker table and dart board while the sun room is equipped with nothing but pleasant views, plenty of light and big window sills or sofas on which to chill and catch up with some reading. The house is available all year round and comes complete with full central heating as well as a log burner in the main living room. We have tried to take the best we have seen from our years of holidaying in France so we hope you'll want for nothing. Bedding and towels are included so you can travel lighter and we have a dishwasher plumbed in as well as all the usual mod cons. The kitchen comes complete with kettle, coffee maker and Tassimo. The house is located on the border with the Dordogne and Limousin. If you like the outdoors then you are in the heart of some beautiful countryside, the Perigord Limousin National Park is only 300 metres away and the area is crossed by fantastic cycle routes. You are only 10 minuets away from the great lakes of the Upper Charente and their beaches, watersports and restaurants. If you need a little bit of retail therapy you are only 15-25 minutes away from the picturesque towns of Montbron, Rochechouart and Chabanais but if you need something larger you are only 45 minutes from Angouleme and 50 minutes from Limoges.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Queens1 Bunk2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Matthew B
Hosting since October 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe house, extensive grounds and lake are exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. I am available via mobile, text and email during your stay and we have a caretaker who lives locally and can help with any specific needs.

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Reviews (10)
miravetcastle
miravetcastle
Walsall, United Kingdom5 contributions
Early week away in peaceful France
I think we were the first rental of the season, the house was easy to find with the owner’s instructions. We had a few issues with the heating that were resolved really quickly. The house is large with space for the a large family. We booked the house for my husband to fish while my daughter had peace and quiet to complete her dissertation. Nice big bathroom and everything we needed in the kitchen. Wood burner was cosy in the living room. Owner was helpful with local shops and opening hours, communication was excellent
Visited April 2023
Written July 26, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ashleigh R
Ashleigh R
1 contribution
Relaxing & exciting
Beautiful grounds, the house was spectacular and had everything we needed. The town was lovely and the wildlife in the area was exciting for the children’s I see. The fishing was difficult until we combated the crayfish, we ended up with a couple of sturgeon, carp and lost a cat fish near the end. Would definitely come again
Visited June 2023
Written July 21, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brooksy74
Brooksy74
Hi Ashleigh, thanks for your lovely feedback and for choosing the gite and lake for your holiday. We look forward to seeing you again in the future - the catfish really does need catching, it's not been out for over a year so I suspect it is a rather big lump now.
Written July 21, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

normanhag
normanhag
1 contribution
Unbeatable place for outdoor and fishing experience.
Would recommend the property to all ages seeking peace and quiet in a remote part of central France. The fishing was far better than I had expected. If I can catch a 28lb carp, so can anybody. Lots of smaller fish for the impatient youngsters. Huge plot of land, which makes it ideal for families with dogs. The house itself is extremely comfortable, well equipped. Outside there is plenty to occupy - not least the amazing variety of wildlife. A truly idyllic setting.
Visited September 2018
Written October 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brooksy74
Brooksy74
Thank you for the lovely feedback Dave, it's always a pleasure welcoming guests who appreciate not just the house and lake but the wider grounds and the peaceful setting. Fantastic news regarding the catch and hopefully the first of many more large carp for you. We look forward to seeing you and your family again in the future, Matt & Sarah.
Written October 19, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

gwennew2n
gwennew2n
Christchurch, United Kingdom20 contributions
A wonderful, peaceful holiday!
Lovely, comfortable house situated in very remote and beautiful location. Perfect for walking and cycling as there is virtually no traffic. Excellent fishing in the lake which we both enjoyed. About 30 minute drive to nearest supermarket. Restaurant in Roussines has sadly closed down but they hope to get new tenants soon. We loved exploring the area and hope to return.
Visited September 2018
Written September 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brooksy74
Brooksy74
Hi Gwen, Thanks for booking your holiday with us and for being such lovely guests. I do lots of walking too and there's some excellent local footpaths but the cycling too is hard to beat as the roads are empty and very scenic. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Matt
Written October 8, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

144helen
144helen
Stourbridge, United Kingdom3 contributions
Relaxing break in fab surroundings
Just returned from a lovely couple of weeks at Lakeveiw Gite. The house is charming, a real rustic French cottage, delightfully quirky in places too. The real plus here though is the fabulous grounds. So much space and totally private and secure. Our dog loved running around exploring all that open space and our daughter loved splashing about in the pool. The Gite is perfect to just hang out and relax in and soak up some sunshine, but also there are some lovely places to visit within easy reach. The lakes that are close by are worth a visit. We also enjoyed the local towns of Montbron, Rouchouart and Le Rouchefauld. We would highly recommend a slightly longer drive (only about 50mins) to Brantome, a really pretty town and there's a wonderful market there each Friday. The local restaurant La Lanterne is fab for dinner, definitely worth a visit. Matt was really helpful before our visit, answering any questions we had and giving us lots of useful information. He was also great when we had a couple of incidents that we needed his help on during our stay. Thanks again for a great holiday Matt.
Visited August 2018
Written August 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brooksy74
Brooksy74
Hi Helen, Thanks for the lovely review and for spending your holiday at the gite and lake. I agree regarding Brantome, it's a little further afield but a pleasant drive and a really pretty town with a few fab restaurants to choose from. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Matt
Written October 8, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jsinclairt
jsinclairt
10 contributions
Amazing grounds and great location
The location was great and fairly easy to get to using the Toll roads. The grounds were amazing and great for our dog as it was completeley secure. The Lake was good and great to be able to leave equipment as it was exclusivly for us. The cottage had everything we needed. Spent most of our time outside as the weather was really good. Several Supermarkets nearby which were more than adequate for our needs. The cottage and location had everything we needed for a relaxation and fishing holiday.
Visited May 2018
Written July 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brooksy74
Brooksy74
Thanks for the lovely feedback, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future John.
Written July 12, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

paigemakepeace
paigemakepeace
Rugby, United Kingdom1 contribution
AMAZING
Me and my partner booked this holiday for ourselves, my parents and my brother and his girlfriend. We had an amazing time on this holiday. The booklet sarah and Matt leave with local information is fantastic and we used it most days to help us plan what we wanted and needed to do. We stayed in the Gite 21/10/17-28/10/17, we had 25 degree heat. My dad and partner had a few big fish ranging from 20-25lbs. We took our 14 month old puppy, poppy a miniature poodle with us too and she had a fantastic time. The little finishing touches such as blankets for outdoor use are lovely and make the holiday feel extremely homely. The best part of the holiday was I got proposed to!! Leaving the Gite an engaged women and very happy with a truly fantastic holiday!! 100% will book again. The Gite was clean and tidy when we arrived and I had constant communication with Matt by my choice which was really helpful.
Visited October 2017
Written October 29, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brooksy74
Brooksy74
Congratulations to you both, we are so pleased it will always be such a memorable holiday for you!
Written October 30, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carl T
Carl T
1 contribution
Fishing lodge
I booked this place as I was looking for somewhere in France to carp fish an take my family away at the same time and I wasn't disappointed I found the perfect place I caught fish every time I fished an the miss, kids and dog had loads to keep them occupied in the beautiful house. Highly recommend
Visited April 2017
Written October 27, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brooksy74
Brooksy74
Thanks Carl. I think you had one of the most successful fishing weeks of the season. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Matt and Sarah
Written October 30, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MrsV0le
MrsV0le
Clitheroe, United Kingdom3 contributions
peaceful and tranquil
Spent a lovely week here in July with our adult children and their partners. Everyone immediately relaxed on arrival, the gite was perfect for our needs, we have four dogs and they loved the large garden and open space. Apart from shopping for food we did not feel the need to sight see or venture out as our holiday was about being together. The gite had everything we needed and was clean and comfy. Our son in law Val enjoyed very much the fishing lake and caught the biggest fish in their which made his holiday. We all left feeling very relaxed and although the sun didn’t shine every day we made the most of what we had. The barbeque, swimming pool and pool table were added bonuses. If you want lots to do this place probably isn’t for you and you would need a car to see other places but if you want peace and lovely scenery then this place is ideal.
Visited July 2017
Written October 9, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brooksy74
Brooksy74
Thanks Kayley, it was lovely to welcome you all as guests and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written October 11, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

timjbean
timjbean
L'Ametlla de Mar, Spain1 contribution
Great pet friendly house and grounds with a lake
Wonderful secluded location. Totally dog friendly grounds and house. Nearby village has a very good restaurant, great lunches and evening meals. Good supermarket within 15 minutes drive. Private lake for fishing was utilised for the whole week. Relaxing, calm and good fishing. Wonderful time had by me, my wife and 2 dogs. Will be back!!
Visited September 2017
Written October 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brooksy74
Brooksy74
Thanks Tim, we are delighted you had a lovely time and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written October 9, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Game Room
  • Pool table
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas

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Map
About the neighborhood
Sauvagnac is a quiet Hamlet just a few minutes from the pretty village of Massignac and the lakes of the upper Charente. If you're unlucky you might hear the odd car passing but in reality the only disturbance is likely to be the rumble of a combine harvester during the summer months.
Getting around
You ideally need a car or at least a bicycle to get around. There are local train stations at La Rochefoucauld and Chabanais but transport between the towns and the gite are limited as the house is rural aside from some small local villages and towns.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Supplied upon booking
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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