The house is owned by James Bell & his in-laws Sue & John Culligan. James lives in the UK & Sue & John live in France and manage the property.
John was the architect for the original barn conversion 12 years ago so when it came on the market in 2016 the family leaped at the the chance to buy it.
The Owner Recommends
Saintes – old Roman town, situated on the river Charente.
Good for shopping, restaurants, markets, theatre/cinema, boat trips on the river, Roman amphitheatre.
Cognac – home to all the major Cognac distilleries, situated on the river Charente.
Good for shopping, restaurants, markets, Cognac tours and tastings – try Otard and Henessey.
St Jean d’Angely – small medieval town which comes alive on market days (Wednesday and Saturday). Good restaurants and bars. Boating lake and large indoor swimming pool.
Quarry at Crazanne.
Quarry at Port d’Enveaux – Les Lapidiales is an old quarry which has been turned into a centre for art and sculpture.
Trout fishing at St Cesaire – catch your own trout and have it cooked for you.
Bordeaux – shopping, sightseeing, the wine museum.