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Le Cerisier

St Ciers sur Bonnieure

  Holiday House in La Charente, South West France

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Set in the rolling landscape of the Charente region of south west France, bordered by meadows and sunflower fields, you will find Le Cerisier, a stone Charentaise house with its spectacular wisteria and rose covered arbour leading to the main entrance, the pool, beautiful gardens and cherry tree orchard, where the house gets its name,

Le Cerisier.

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Front entrance looking out at front gate
The House
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The House

The charming 18th century stone Charentaise house has its origins as the Abbots residence in this small country village and is set behind a private gated entrance within beautiful gardens. The house is light and airy and elegantly furnished in a country French style and retains its original 18th century ceiling beams, wide wooden floorboards and lovely details from the epoch while still providing the guest with modern-day home comforts and its

welcoming atmosphere.

The owners, Susie and Laurence welcome you on your arrival, show you around the house and are available for any questions you may have during your stay.

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Crunch along the gravel path through the wisteria and rose covered arbour to the original 18th century door flanked by two trailing ivy wrought iron planters. It opens to the lobby and to your right is a utility room and to your left  is a large comfortable living room with chimney place, wood burning stove and French doors to the terrace. The living room leads on to a separate kitchen and from there French doors open to the terrace with views of the garden and pool.  

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Take the staircase trimmed with Bordeaux wine case ends to the three charming bedrooms all with views to the garden or arbour heights.

 A small bathroom and seperate toilet & hand basin complete this floor.

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The Garden

The Garden

The gravel driveway leads through the arched gate to the box tree gardens and shaded sitting places beneath the trees. A place to relax and read. The lilac and pom-pom hydrangea trees put on a great show in April and May giving way to the roses and the summer delights of lavender and hibiscus  Autumn dresses the garden in vermilion with Boston ivy and gold with September crocus. The smell of smoke from log fires drifts from chimneys as winter sets in and holly berries and hellebore flowers are picked for the Christmas table.

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The Terrace & Pool

The Terrace & Pool

French doors from the kitchen lead to the partly covered terrace with a table and chairs for al fresco eating. The pool is equipped with pool loungers and there is a seperate small room with a fitness machine & bike.

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Key Features
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Key Features


Bedrooms : For 5 people

The beds are made up for your arrival for short term guests of one to two weeks.

The Garden Room : 1 king size bed 160cm wide x 200cm length. View of the garden.

The Maritime Blue Room 2 singles (90cm wide x 200cm length) or king size bed (160cm wide x 200cm length) as prefered. View across the terracotta roof tiles to the meadow.

The Yellow Arbour Room : 1 Queen size double bed (140cm width x 190cm length) suitable for one adult. View of the arbour heights.

Bathrooms : Upstairs - 1 bathroom with bath and shower attachment. This is not a stand up shower unit. A separate room with toilet and handbasin.

Downstairs -1 shower unit, toilet with hand basin, washing machine.

Kitchen : Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, gas hob & large oven, small chest freezer (in an outside room), fridge with small freezer compartment, Nespresso coffee machine, filtre coffee machine and Italian style coffee jug, hand blender, barbecue utensils, a good selection of knives and kitchen utensils, a large selection of crockery, glasses and cutlery.

Living room : Large light filled living / dining room leading to kitchen and French doors to the terrace. Cool in the summer. Smart TV with wide screen. Three sofas and coffee table in front of the TV. Chimney place with wood burner.

Outside :  French doors leads to the three quarter covered terrace with table and chairs for five people overlooking the pool area. The pool is 4.6m x 9.2m. The gardens are equipped with pool loungers. There is a small deep freeze in the pool house opposite the terrace. The house is enclosed and separate and is surrounded by our orchard and our meadow and the perimeter of our property is surrounded by fields at the back and the quiet village green to the front.

Parking : Parking for one car or two small cars within the gated private grounds of the holiday house property. Plenty of parking outside the grounds around the quiet village green. 

Shops : The house is situated in small village with your daily baguette available if ordered from the rustic bar/grocers/ dépôt de pain which is 2 minutes walk from the house. Supermarkets situated 10 minutes in the car from the house in Mansle.

At-Home Dining : Please ask for our menus when you book for a choice of dishes prepared and ready for your arrival so you can relax and enjoy your holiday straightaway.

At-Home Dining


At-Home Dining 

The owners have 30 years experience in hospitality and as chefs in London, France and Switzerland and propose At-Home dining suggestions for your stay, such as Breakfast Baskets, Picnics, First Night Suppers, Barbecue Platters with accompanying Salads & Desserts and Celebration Meals. 


Ask for menus when you book

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Cooking Classes

Forage nettles from the meadow, buy local mushrooms direct from the grower and learn how to make nettle ravioli. Or maybe buy some oysters from the local market and Laurence will show you how to make a superb starter of oysters grilled in their shells on a bed of leek and glazed with a pink peppercorn sabayon. Or learn your own signature dish as a souvenir of your stay at Le Cerisier.


Child friendly, relaxed and fun.

Ask for more details when you book

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Cooking classes


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Guest Reviews
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 “The house is beautiful and feels like home with lovely decorative details, flowers & paintings about the house”.                      May 2023  Long Let Guest


“Thank you for your great hospitality and the baskets of fruit & vegetables you gave us from your garden.What a warm welcome and a lovely atmosphere to the house”.

June 2023 Weekly Holiday Guest

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St Ciers sur Bonnieure, France


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1500 euros per week 

for short stay holiday rentals 


For availabilityand for reservations

please email

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Easy Access

Take a flight to Limoges, Poitiers (Airports 1 hour away from Le Cerisier 

or fly to Bordeaux (Airport 1h45 from Le Cerisier)

From UK take the Eurotunnel Shuttle to Angouleme or Poitiers

or drive 16230 Saint-Ciers-sur-Bonnieure, France - google maps location 45.859642, 0.243085

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