Nestled in the heart of the rolling Charente countryside, South West France, just outside the picturesque village of Verteuil-sur-Charente, this beautifully renovated one bedroom barn, with its own private terrace, mix of antique furnishings and modern comfort, has both character and style. Conveniently situated equal distant from the golden beaches of La Rochelle and the vineyards of Bordeaux, this gîte boast excellent transport links by road-RN10, air-budget airlines from: Limoges, Bordeaux or Poitiers airport, or train from London Paris to either Ruffec (10mins) or Angoulême (30 mins).
Originally forming part of a 19th Century farm, Belle Vue was renovated in 2015 by local artisans, quality craftsman, overseen by the current owner. It's exposed limestone feature wall, impressive main beams, luxurious antique bed, mixed with modern day comforts; such as a luxury shower and high gloss kitchen and wi fi, give this gîte a stylish, yet practical, appeal.
Bathed in sunshine, the private and secluded, South West facing terrace is a great place to unwind, enjoy the tranquille beauty of La Charente and its fabulous climate. By evening the terrace is the perfect place for an apéro and to the enjoy the most amazing sunsets.
Belle vue is located in the tranquille village of Poursac, just outside one of, and only a 30 min walk or 3 min drive from, the stunning village of Verteuil-sur-Charente. Verteuil, with its range of amenities, tabac, gift and curiosity shops, quaint restaurants, riverside cafés and bars etc is dominated by a fairytale 15th Century Château and reputed to be one of the most picturesque villages in this region of France. Couple the beautiful location and local micro climate, making it one of the hottest areas of France, Belle vue is truly a great base for exploring the area.
Verteuil's unique beauty has attracted a number of TV producers, both English and French, to film here. Amongst others, James Martin filmed an episode of his culinary show on the riverbank with the Château as his backdrop, earlier in 2017. The Château dates back to the 15th Century, although a Château has stood at this location since 1080. Much of the village's stone architecture remains true to the integrity of its ancient origins.
Over time Belle Vue, located in an area famed for is fields of sunflowers, has been previously been a dwelling, reported to be an extension to house the farmers ever growing family, and, in more recent history a barn. It has wi fi, plenty of parking, modern kitchen and bathroom, with genuine antique charm. Named after its lovely views of the Charente countryside, its south west facing terrace is the perfect place to enjoy the fabulous climate by day and amazing sunsets by evening.