La Maison de Tilluel



Where the peace & serenity of rural France
.......can be yours
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the pool

  • Free Wifi

  • 2 Complimentary bottles of local wine

  • All bed linen provided

  • Bath and Pool towels provided

  • Complimentary continental breakfast on the first Sunday of your holiday

La Maison de Tilleul is a charming stone cottage with it€™s own swimming pool, extensive garden, off road parking and facilities for up to 6 people. The Changeover day is a Saturday.

The house is beautifully nestled in one acre of it€™s own land, set on the edge of a rural hamlet near Varaize and surrounded by tranquil open countryside with vineyards, sunflowers, wheat and corn.

The accommodation is perfect for friends and families to relax in, and has all of the charm and character of a traditional Charentais farmhouse.


The owners Tim & Christine, have lovingly restored the property, staying true to it€™s Charentaise origins whilst considering the conveniences and preferences of a British visitor. They look forward to welcoming you to your holiday home and will be happy to help you with settling in if you wish.

The spacious entrance hall has original stone features, a Charentais fireplace and stairs to the first floor.  There is a down stairs cloak-room with WC, washbasin and washing machine.

The €˜salle de sejour€™ is a large relaxing lounge with an integrated, fully equipped open plan kitchen (full size gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer). The room has beautiful stone features and exposed beams with French doors opening out on to a small patio, garden  and the swimming pool. There is a large dining table (seating for 6) and the lounge furniture is arranged around a traditional stone Charentais fireplace with a log burning stove.  There is satellite TV, DVD player and a portable CD player.

Bedrooms are set out for 6 people, 3 bedrooms, 2 twin and 1 double.

Also upstairs, the bathroom has a modern shower cubicle, WC and washbasin (plenty of hot water, all linen provided including pool towels). 

There is also a large €˜relaxing€™ area on the stair landing with a small TV/video and a selection of books for you to browse.  (Ideal for children who are €˜fed up€™ with adult company or adults who want some down time)

A very large well maintained garden awaits you, ideal for ball games, volleyball/badminton (nets provided) and petanque. There are two quiet and secluded patios; one at the front of the house, the second off the French doors in the €˜salle de sejour€™.  The swimming pool is 21ft. x 14ft. x 4ft 6ins deep (this has the full French regulatory security system in place) and is surrounded by a glorious sunbathing terrace, lawn with  sun-loungers. Please note that only certain inflatables are permitted in the pool as no sharp objects are allowed due to the pool liner and filtration system, Pool maybe used occasionally by the owner.

There are outside dining facilities for all, a permanent BBQ range for your personal use, and a good selection of garden furniture for either lounging in the sun or in the shade of the old Lime tree (Tilleul) that gives the house it€™s name.

For further details email christine@frenchruralcottage.com

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