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Availability Updated: 12th Apr 2010
Accommodates: 14 Price from: £2352
This is a small paradise on earth! The former watermill has been built on an old archway bridge above the River Dronne. You enter the domain driving on a small bridge and the whole property is actually on its own island all by itself! The Dronne River and the canal surround you on all sides. The garden is secluded and access to the river is protected on each side so children can play in the grounds. A canoe base is easy walking distance.
You are on the edge of the village of Parcoul which has a restaurant, and easy distance to the enchanting village of Aubeterre classified as one of the prettiest in France; famous wine centres like St Emilion and Fronsac are just one hour away. The market towns of Chalais and La Roche Chalais are 10 minutes drive and have shops and restaurants.
DETAILS OF ACCOMMODATION
The watermill has been recently redecorated and tastefully furnished. You enter via the main door into a hallway off which is the large dining/sitting room with a very large table and a seating area arranged around a fireplace. Then a door leads to the long fitted kitchen newly equipped with cooker, dishwasher and microwave x 2. It has outside access to a pretty terrace which faces the weir of the river. There is also a utility room with washing machine, dryer and fridge/freezer as well as a separate WC on the ground floor. From the hallway you go up three steps to a double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room. Then stairs carry on to the first floor where are two double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room/WC, a childrens bedroom with bunk beds plus a single bed, and a large bathroom/WC. The corridor continues up three steps to a separate WC, a shower room and two bedrooms (a double and a triple) which are actually above the river and which offer great views towards the water. Another set of steps leads you from the beginning of the corridor to a family suite with a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a shower room. Then a large door opens onto a spacious living area where are installed sofas, armchairs, TV with home cinema, satellite, dvd and CD and fireplace. Outside is a lovely courtyard with a great dining area. The 12m x 6m heated swimming pool is fenced; from its decked terrace you face the river. There are several bicycles, table tennis, canoes and a row boat for 6 people with safety equipment, a swing and petanque ground. The house has central heating and telephone, two cots and two highchair; 4 hours mid-stay cleaning is included.