A new view of La Ferme de l’Eglise

A pre-season family reunion brought together brothers and wives from Switzerland and England for four days in April, along with a radio controlled drone equipped with GoPro camera.

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Barn Renovation to classic car workshop

Being a large traditional Charantais farmhouse there are a number of barns here that have served a variety of purposes over the last 200 or so years. One of our barns was used as a pigeonnier (dovecote) in a previous…

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Gîte Accommodation for Large Groups: The Surprise 70th Birthday Party

If you are looking for spacious accommodation for a large party, here’s a post that tells how we provided this for a large group of friends celebrating a birthday for a week this summer.

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A New Swimming Pool for our Gîtes

Once we were settled in here we began to look at plans to install a swimming pool. Three hot summers without one had brought home the need and so having settled on a supplier and timetable the deal was signed…

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10 Things To Do in Winter in South West France

Winter breaks in France

Life continues here in Poitou-Charentes during the winter, of course, but is there much to do without the hot sun of summer? Yes, in fact there are loads of things to do and here are 10 for starters.

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