James and Sue

 

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.

 

Minature boats at St Savinien.

 

Paleosite at St Cesaire.Abbaye de Fontduce – beautiful historical site with adventure park for kids, also holds exhibitions and jazz concerts in the summer.

 

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.

 

Musee les tresors de Lisette.

 

Chateau Dampierre.

 

La Roche Courbon.

 

Chateau Crazannes.

 

Chateau de Panloy.

 

Poitou Donkey sanctuary.

 

Palmyre zoo.

 

Golf at Fontcouverte.

 

La Rochelle aquarium.

 

Trout fishing at St Cesaire – catch your own trout and have it cooked for you.

 

Puy du fou.

 

Bordeaux – shopping, sightseeing, the wine museum.

 

I’ve never been in such a well equipped house for a holiday home.
The house is wonderful! The pool a delight!
We had a wonderful stay in this lovely house that really was equipped with everything we might need and more.
What a wonderful property. We have loved every minute of being here and are very sad to leave.
The house is wonderful and full of character – couldn’t ask for a better base amongst the sunflowers and vineyards.
What a wonderful property. We have loved every minute of being here and are very sad to leave.