French Farm House in Nouvelle Aquitaine - Sauze Vaussais

We live in a typical Charentaise farm house. It has lots of space inside and out with large, stone-walled rooms, lime floors and many traditional features. Our house has been almost fully restored. There is currently only one bathroom but there will be 2 by next summer. The house remains cool in hot temperatures.

We have several bedrooms plus a converted piggery for extra summer sleeping. We have a very large kitchen, two sitting rooms, mezzanine library and a separate laundry room with washer and dryer plus workshops and barn. We have a large, totally enclosed garden with a lot of lawn to run about on, a potager and many trees. Dog walking is plentiful from the house and in the nearby area.

The neighbours are French and English and are very helpful.

About the location

We live in a small hamlet called La Jarrige. The nearest small town is Ruffec with the usual range of French supermarkets and restaurants and smaller shops. The nearest village is Sauzé-Vaussais which has a supermarket and a small number of shops. The nearest bakery is in Montjean, a couple of minutes by car.

A car would be essential. Poitiers, Angoulême and Bordeaux are all within reach. Poitiers and Angoulême are approximately 45 mins and Bordeaux is just under 2 hours via the N10. More locally, there are pretty villages and chateaux, many markets and the silver mines in Melle. Sauzé-Vaussais has a plan d’eau (a park with a small lake and children’s play equipment) and a municipal open air pool in summer. La Rochelle and the Atlantic coast are an hour and a half by car.

Caen is about 5 hours by car, Poitiers airport is 45 mins and Limoges is 90 mins drive. Bordeaux airport is 2 hours.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Housesitting Offered
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

La Jarrige (HE38877)

Poitou-Charentes,   France

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • England
  • Kent
  • Open to offers

Dates available

June 2020 - July 2020

Swap duration: 3 - 4 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2     

Membership expiry date: 22 Feb 2020