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Celles-sur-Belle 79370 France

Listing # 125747

Rates From USD 800 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Charming, rustic 14th century farmhouse Poitou Charentes France,

The house accommodating is situated in a calm hamlet, in the Poitou Charentes area, a ten minute walk away from the local amenities (supermarket, baker, bank, pharmacy, post office), 1.5 km from the local village, Celles-sur-Belle, and 10km from the nearest larger town of Melle. The house particularly suits those looking for a place to work quietly. This largely agricultural region offers beautiful forest walks, and visits to the many Roman Churches in the area, including the UNESCO listed-Saint Hilaire in the town of Melle, 10km from the house. Belonging to a conservation architect, it consists of a 14th century farmhouse, simply renovated to include a large living area, and two double bed-rooms; one on the ground floor, and one on a generous mezzanine, an equipped kitchen and small private garden. The house is tastefully furnished, and all linen is provided. A cleaning service is provided upon leaving the house, and included within the rent.
One thing to note is that the bathroom has a bath with a shower hose, and no no door, but is nonetheless private in that there is no direct view to the bath. The house is however not suited to sharing between families, but rather, one family or a single or couple, comfortable with the bathroom arrangement.
Small pets are allowed and a car is needed to get around more efficiently.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
150 Sq. Meters
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Tuesday, October 1, 2019 until Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Minimum Stay
7 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Also available for semester leave periods such as January to Spring
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Celles-sur-Belle
Postal Code - State or Province 79370 Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Country France
Neighborhood Keywords Quiet, 14th century farmhouse, architecturally renovated, Roman Churches
Closest University Poitiers
University nearby Poitiers, Bordeaux

Rental Price:

USD 800 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
The rent can also be paid in Euro if preferred, and a discount is given for rentals exceeding 2 months
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I rented this beautiful historic farmhouse for the full month of June in 2019. As I was writing a manuscript I looked for something that would be peaceful and quiet and had a very calm environment to work in, while being close to amenities. I was very pleased when I arrived to see that the house was everything I had wanted and more. My daughter who was working with me on the project, stayed as well for the first ten days. There exterior areas have a beautiful courtyard to sit in , as well a nice areas in the back or in the front to work at a table, or enjoy a meal. I often found myself sitting in the back working as the sound of the wildlife was a nice background. I was there for the heat wave and the stone of the house kept it incredibly nice and cool, while in the beginning of the month the weather was quite cool and I was kept very warm with the stove heating. The beds are very comfortable and I slept soundly. As a woman staying by myself for more than half of the month, one of my concerns was feeling safe. I can say, there are neighbors close by that you don't hear, and the area has many families. I felt very safe during my entire stay. The house is very spacious and beautifully decorated. The kitchen is simple and well appointed, and I quite enjoyed cooking with purchases from the surrounding villages. The area is very lovely and I enjoyed many long walks and jogging the area. As well it's an easy walk, or a quick drive to a Supermarche, the bank and post office, as well as to the village where you can shop as well and enjoy historical sights.

It is ideally located that you can drive to many surrounding villages to explore with ease. La Rochelle and the ocean being within 1 hour was a great surprise. I flew into Paris and rented a car. The drive to and from Paris is easy and pleasant. The host couple was amazing and helped with every question, being available if needed, and gave me great tips for the surrounding area. At the end of my stay, I was so comfortable, I was sad to leave. I would definitely rent here again and recommend this lovely historic farmhouse.

Excellent Jacquelyn 8/11/2019 7:50:00 PM