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Barn Conversion With Private Pool Between Longre And Paizay Naudouin

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 250 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Barn near Ruffec, Poitou-Charentes - 4 bedroom 2 ensuite plus family bathroom - Peaceful Location For Relaxing But Close To Market Towns And Larger Centres

PLEASE EMAIL THE OWNER AT if you would like to book direct in sterling. Property can also be seen on Chez Nous (Property No. 279138).

La Metairie is a spacious 4 bedroom, beautifully restored, barn conversion with many original features. The solid stone walls and tiled floors keep the house beautifully cool in summer.

The house is very well equipped and includes Wifi and English satellite TV. It has been renovated to a high standard and sits on an acre of land in a very tranquil location.

There are four large bedrooms, one of the ground floor with an en-suite bathroom. The master bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom and the third and fourth bedrooms share a bathroom. The kitchen/ dining rooms is very well equipped and includes a table that seats 8 very comfortably. The kitchen has a double oven and range, microwave, dishwasher, etc. If you prefer cooking outside, the Bar-b-q and outdoor dining under the trees should do the trick.

There is a heated pool and very large landscaped patio around the pool that is secured on all sides by walls and gates. The pool house includes a shower and WC so everything you need is at hand. There is also a dining table and chairs located here so if you would like to eat near the pool that is another option.

There are two living rooms and each comfortably seats 8 people. The second living room has patio doors out to the pool area and patio.

The nearest village, with a bar/restaurant and boulangerie, is walking distance (2km). This is a great location for exploring all that the region has to offer – chateaus at picturesque Verteuil and Rochefoucauld, UNESCO Heritage site of the Abbey of St. Savin (1 hr), Poitiers and Futuroscope (1hr), Angouleme and Cognac (40 mins), La Rochelle and the coast (90 mins).

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Carolyn Doyle
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our fourth trip to the Charente with the family and although we've had a great time every year this is the first time when we've all agreed that we would return to the property. That’s not to say that previous properties haven’t been up to standard, but La Metairie easily wins out. (P. Studley)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Metairie de Ferret. The house was luxurious, and had had everything we needed. We made use of the pool every day, and the bicycles for going to the bakery. We soon got into the routine of cycling to the village each evening for a beer before dinner. (K. Foster)

We had a lovely 2 weeks in Ferret and the house was wonderful. It could not have worked better for us as two families holidaying together. It has been very well thought out and we would definitely return both to the house and the area as there was so much to do on the doorstep and further afield and it was brilliant just lazing about at the house and by the pool too. (J. Fachon)
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Longré, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Full refund for cancellations if house can be re-rented.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 (main floor) has ensuite shower, wc, sink. Master Bedroom has ensuite with bath, separate shower, wc, bidet, sink. Bedroom 3 and 4 share shower room with wc, sink. Downstairs guest toilet and sink Pool room has shower, toilet and sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on main floor with king size bed (160x200cm). Master bedroom with king size bed (160x200cm). Bedroom 3 with twin beds (can be joined to make super king size bed 180x200cm). Bedroom 4 with twin beds (can be joined to make super king size bed 180x200cm).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: A welcome pack containing essentials will be waiting for you when you arrive. The kitchen is very well equipped with cooking utensils, dishes, tea towels, washing up liquid and dishwasher detergent. There is also be a supply of cleaning materials including laundry soap. Six adult sized bicycles are available for guests' use. Outside: The private heated swimming pool is set in a secure area. There is a gate from the back garden and another from the front garden area. Access from the house is also available from patio doors in the family room. There are 8 loungers for the pool and a shaded area next to the pool house. A gas BBQ is ready for your use on the patio area off the kitchen/dining room. A large table and chairs is in the same area which is shaded by two large chestnut trees. The rest of the garden is grass surrounded by mature trees and hedges overlooking farmers fields. 6 adult sized bikes are available for guests use. A badminton net, 4 racquets and shuttlecocks are also waiting for the more energetic of your group! Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes rack, iron and ironing board. All laundry soap etc. is supplied with the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, including pool towels, and linen are provided. A change of towels and linen is provided each week for stays of two weeks or more. The house is cleaned at the end of your stay. All cleaning materials and supplies are available for your use. Other: Family room with vaulted ceiling, stone walls and spiral staircase leading to the mezzanine. 3 more sofas and Persian carpets make a wonderfully relaxing room to watch the English satellite TV, DVD, listen to the MP3 player or play board games.


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Barn Conversion With Private Pool Between Longre And Paizay Naudouin
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Stunning country retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just had the most lovely week at this beautiful villa. It has everything a family could need for the perfect away-from-it all break. Plenty of room to sprawl around & relax!

The house is beautifully furnished & has masses of crockery & cooking utensils. We particularly enjoyed the badminton net in the garden. Use of the local tennis courts 15 minute cycle away & the bikes to get there. The wi-fi is a bit slow & the TV signal was a bit hit or miss depending on the weather, but this didn't at all spoil our holiday. Don't have any doubts about booking - we can highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, lovely location, great experience

  • 5 of 5

The house is large, beautifully and tastefully done, versatile, peaceful and very relaxing. The pool is excellent too. And the owner and on-site team couldn't have been more kind and helpful in sorting out or stay and providing us with a welcome and local info while we were there. Would definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property for a quiet, relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many houses throughout Europe over the years but this is certainly the best we've stayed in. We celebrated a significant wedding anniversary and birthday together with a large group (most of whom stayed near by at other accommodations) and it was absolutely marvelous. Everyone was very impressed with the property and those not staying there with us wished that they were.

The house exceeded our expectations relative to the information provided on the website and the photos and description didn't do it justice. The kitchen was very well appointed with all equipment and dishes needed to cook for a large group. The house and outside spaces are beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable with plenty of space inside and out.

We will definitely be going back and would happily recommend it to any of our friends or family planning a trip to this part of France. A house not to be missed!

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best - ever!

  • 5 of 5

We've been visiting France for many many years and have stayed in various houses, but Le Ferret has really been the best - and the others weren't exactly hovels either!

There is so much interior space available, with TWO beautiful lounges to relax in, both with high aesthetic decor.

The kitchen is a dream to cook in and the bedrooms light and charming.

As for the exterior, the heated pool is an added bonus, and the poolside area is a wonderful place to unwind, whether or not you choose to get your feet wet...

My favourite spot was the comfy cushioned outdoor sofa amongst lavender bushes.

The lanes around the house are quiet and not at all hilly, so a gentle meander around the local countryside is a pleasure on one of the six bicycles available.

We were six adults and only at Le Ferret for a week unfortunately - next time will be longer by popular consensus.

However, we managed a trip to La Rochelle (allow two hours) as well as to the zoo at La Palmyre, Royan, in under two hours.

The rest of the week was just basking in the peace and tranquility of Le Ferret, with shopping trips to Chef Boutonne and Ruffec.

We were so sorry to leave Le Ferret, but were comforted by the fact that we can return - unless such a glowing review means that it will be permanently pre-booked!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent holiday property

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several properties in France and La Metairie is by far and away the best in terms of quality, location, and value. The house is in really good condition and very well equipped. It is well furnished and spacious with good en suites and bedrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped and perfect for holiday cooking as was the BBQ. The pool is a good size and the best we have ever had. Being heated is a real bonus and helped even the most fragile of our group enjoy the week in the water. The security at the venue is excellent as well. The location is good for local towns and we particularly enjoyed a trip to Cognac.

The owner was very helpful during the booking process and provided good information about our stay in advance. If you are considering this property don't hesitate - get it booked! I will certainly be looking to return in the future. Steve.

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Poitiers, La Rochelle
Nearest Train
85 Kilometres
Poitiers, Angouleme
Car: necessary


The popular town of La Rochelle and its beaches are about 90 minutes drive from La Metairie.


La Metairie is within easy travel of Poitiers, Angouleme, Bordeaux and Limoges airports where rental cars are available. It is about 4.5 hours drive from Paris and 7 hours from the Channel. The TGV runs to Poitiers or Angouleme.

Use of a car is essential.


This is a great location for exploring all that the region has to offer – chateaus at picturesque Verteuil (20 mins) and Rochefoucauld (45 mins), UNESCO Heritage site of the Abbey of St. Savin (1 hr), Poitiers and Futuroscope (1hr), Angouleme and Cognac (40 mins), La Rochelle and the coast (90 mins).

Further Details:

The house is close to a village with a wonderful bakery, small bar/restaurant and post office. ATMs and supermarkets are within a 10 minute drive (Chef Boutonne and Villefagnan) or 15-20 minutes for bigger hypermarkets (Ruffec).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Longré, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

PLEASE NOTE: Rates are shown in US Dollars due to Owners Direct restrictions. If you would like to pay in GB Pounds or Euros, please let me know and you can pay by bank transfer directly.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. The house is available for guests from 4:00 p.m. on the day of arrival and we ask that the property is vacated by 10:00 a.m. on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Extra charges will apply for heating the house and the pool outside peak summer months. Please check with the owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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