Our b and b in the Charente offers:
We are Peter and Judy, your hosts at Wisteria House B and B in the Charente region of France. Over the last four years, since acquiring the property in 2007, we have put our hearts and souls into lovingly restoring it. Wisteria House is over 200 years old, and had not been lived in for over 60 years, in fact our neighbour Madam Briot, who is now 87, was born in what is now our lounge! We have worked extremely hard to create a home for ourselves together with guest accommodation in the adjoining barn, of which we are very proud. We have restored many of the original oak beams, and exposed the stone and flint walls from which the house was originally built, the flint stone being created after a meteorite hit this region some 200 million years ago.
Wisteria House is situated in the small rural hamlet of La Chaume, 1km outside the village of St Laurent de Ceris, and offers wonderful peace and quiet – an ideal place to unwind and chill out. Approached by a very short gravelled lane, we are surrounded by farmland, with grazing cows in adjoining fields and the peace and quiet is only disturbed by the occasional farm vehicle rumbling by and the abundance of bird song. Pheasant and partridge are regular visitors across our property, the butterflies abound on the buddleia, deer can occasionally be spotted as well as all manner of other small wild life. The migrating cranes, with their distinct call, cloud the skies twice a year and are a sight to behold.
We have ample off road car parking, central heating, comfortable en suite bedrooms and dining facilities. We are able to offer evening meals by prior arrangement,and can cater for special dietary requirements, but if you prefer to dine out there are some lovely restaurants in the area. The restaurant in St Laurent de Ceris is the most local, only a 2 km drive, and a 10 minute drive offers two restaurants in the small town of St Claud. A drive of 20 minutes takes you to two lovely restaurants in the picturesque village of Nanteuil en Vallee as well as The Chateau des Oies at Neuil. Other restaurants can also be recommended.
Situated in the South West of France we are ideally located for onward journeys to the famous city of Bordeaux located 2 hours directly south via the A10, and the coastal holiday locations of Arcachon Biarritz Bayonne and beyond. Poitiers can be reached in 50 mins and La Rochelle to the west is a 2 hour drive.
Should you be house hunting in the Charente, one of the cheapest areas in France for property, we are ideally located to access many estate agents throughout the department and we will be happy to assist you with any information as we have experienced the process ourselves.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home and will do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.