Holiday house

Le Grand Pezet

Le Grand Pezet is peacefully situated on the edge of a small valley overlooking the secluded park gardens.
It is set in extensive grounds with four acres of gently sloping lawn bordered by mature woodland trees, six acres of woodland and a large (15mx6m) recently renovated private pool.

The main house is an old farmhouse with a converted barn, lovingly restored by the 'Medecin de Village' and his wife who stayed there for many years. It is a modern furnished typical 'Maison Charentaise' full of historical character with high ceilings with exposed oak beams, large fireplaces and old stonework.

The large stone house offers very comfortable sleeping accommodation on two floors for six adults in 3 spacious en-suite double bedrooms and four children in two attic rooms. The more modern annex can accommodate four adults in two double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. For prices for the outbuilding, ask the owner.

Originally a barn, but added to the main building many years ago. The sitting room has high ceilings with huge exposed oak beams, a huge fireplace, TV & DVD corner with bean bags and French doors to the front garden.

A solid oak staircase leads to the mezzanine balcony which gives access to the Gallery Room and the children's bedrooms.

Large open plan kitchen / diner with terracotta floor and garden views.
Fully equipped with American style fridge / freezer, microwave, hob and oven and dishwasher.

French doors to the garden and the side door to the Veranda.

Comfortably seats 10 under a beamed ceiling next to a wood burner.

The Gallery Room (1st floor) - Super King, open shower cubicle and double sink with closed toilet. Beamed ceiling with a private balcony overlooking the upper terrace.

The Garden Room (ground floor) - Super King / twin room with en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. French doors to the terrace.

The Orchard Room (ground floor) - Super King / twin room, en-suite bathroom with bath / shower, double vanity, toilet and bidet. Equipped with a wood stove in an old stone fireplace.

The children's rooms (first floor) - two attic rooms, both with two single beds.

THE OUTBUILDING (L'Annexe) - for 4 additional people
The Rose Room - Super King / Twin room with en-suite shower and toilet and wood burner. French doors to the courtyard.

The May Room - Double room with en-suite shower room and toilet. French doors to the courtyard.

Le Grand Pezet has extensive park-like grounds - four hectares of gently sloping garden bordered by mature woodland trees including old umbrella pines, giant fur trees, old red oaks, birches, maples and weeping willows.
The garden directly around the house is carefully maintained with old climbing roses, mature wisteria, collections of rhododendrons, enormous hydrandeas and a beautiful magnolia.

The rest of the garden has been largely cleared of lawn and is home to Le Lapinous (the Wendy House), a giant trampoline, a wooden swing and a huge area for garden games. From the sun loungers on the lower terrace you have an unobstructed view over the small valley towards the pool and large outdoor beanbags provide shade under the pine trees.

The porch
A large outdoor area for dining and lounging with a gas BBQ. A flexible setup that can easily accommodate a house full of guests.

The swimming pool
Newly renovated 15m x 6m fenced pool with pool house and drinks fridge.

The forest
Six acres of private woodland to explore just across the road. Mowed grassland paths, small glades and a bamboo grove make for fun children's adventures and gentle walks. A small orchard provides fresh figs and apples for cooking.

The host, Kate & Eldon Cholmondeley-Smith

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We are a family of 4 with 2 girls aged 6 & 10 living in Surrey, England. We bought Le Grand Pezet in December 2015 after a number of summer holidays in the Charente. Criteria: rural retreat in the sun with a swimming pool (critical factor!) And enough space to invite other families and friends. A quiet hideaway where the children could run around freely, swim, play on the trampoline or explore the forest. Play all day, then sleep soundly in the evening! This picture was on the day we bought LGP!

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The prices are based on occupying the main house only for max 6 adults + 4 children = 10 people.

If you would like to book both houses (the main house plus the annexe) for 14 people = max. 8 adults and 6 children, the prices are as follows:

  • April & May - only large house available
  • May 1 to 9:              € 2430 per week 
  • June 1 to July 1:      € 2882 per week
  • July 1 to August 31: € 3560 per week
  • 31st August - 1st October: € 2882 per week

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Location & tips



Living room
Ground floor
52 m2


Beanbag (4)

Couch 4 seats (2)

Bedroom 1
Ground floor
24 m2

Bed: King-size 220 x 200 cm

Natural stone

Duvets (1)

Bedroom 2
Ground floor
30 m2

Bed: King-size 220 x 200 cm

Natural stone

Duvets (1)

Bedroom 3
1st floor
28 m2

Bed: King-size 220 x 200 cm


Duvets (1)

Bedroom 4
1st floor
20 m2

Bed: Single bed

Bed: Single bed


Bedroom 5
1st floor
18 m2

Bed: Single bed

Bed: Single bed



Type: Separate room

Stove: Gas (5 Cooking zones/burners)


Swimming pool

Type: Open air swimming pool / Inground pool

Heated swimming pool: Unheated swimming pool

Privacy: Private swimming pool


Accommodation type

  • Holiday house

Total floor space

  • 432 m2


  • Child's bed (3)
  • Playpen
  • Child's toys
  • Child's chair (4)
  • Stair gates
  • Child's bath
  • Dresser

Sports & Recreation

  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Playground
  • Walking
  • Swimming

Travel Ideas

  • Child friendly
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Group accommodation


  • Electric heating
  • Stove

Internet, Wifi, Audio

  • Cable television
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Radio
  • Dvd player
  • Wifi
  • Internet connection

Outdoor Facilities

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Deckchair (10)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (10)
  • Private driveway
  • Play set(s)
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Garden house
  • Garden chair(s)
  • Garden table(s0) (1)
  • Porch
  • Lounge set


  • Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Hall
  • Storeroom
  • Scullery / laundry room
  • Seperate toilet (1)
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Accommodation on floor: (2)
  • No pets allowed


  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (14)
  • Kitchen linen available
  • Bed linen for children

Games & entertainment

  • (Board) games
  • DVDs / Blu-rays
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Trampoline


  • Detached house

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