The Old School House of Passirac, built at the turn of the century for the children of the neighbouring Chateau also used by the Red Cross during the war. Today, having been lovingly and sympathetically renovated, this makes a fabulous and very reasonably priced holiday home. Overlooking the local church and rolling countryside, set in just under an acre of gardens filled with fragrant shrubs. Our aim is to bring together French lifestyles with the best of British hospitality. We try to ensure that everyone in your party enjoys themselves to the full. The property is named after the climbing Campsis that grows along the balcony with its big orange, trumpet like flowers. Maison de La Campsis overlooks the main garden with a patio area for eating 'al fresco of an evening. The smaller of our properties, Maison de la Campsis, is all on the ground floor. The living area of this property is open plan and feels like an extension to the garden as one side is all windows, that lets in the morning sun, due to the position it is screened from the mid day and evening sun but is still light and airy. You enter into lounge area that leads onto the kitchen and dining area to the far end. The living area has wooden floors that you can still see the marks of school chairs from its original use as classrooms, to reflect the airy feel it has been decorated simply with modern colourings and a fresh clean feel. Both the bedrooms are off the lounge area and also have wooden floors, they enjoy the evening sunsets, the twin room is large enough for a third bed and the double bedroom has room to accommodate a cot. The accommodation is cleaned and beds made for your arrival, to provide you with a comfortable start to your holiday. The bathroom is by the entrance door and has a bath/shower, sink & WC. Bath towels can be hired from 5€ per person. Set on a quiet village lane, entering at the rear onto our large driveway with ample private parking, the garden is on two levels the top level has flower beds, a decked area and shaded Gazebo perfect for eating 'al fresco' on lazy summer evenings, the lower garden is large enough for a game of badminton, football or cricket. Enclosed in this area is the swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The entire garden is enclosed and each property has its own out-door seating area. We understand the importance of having fun, so we have a small bar area, which opens up onto the top terrace and leads through to the games room. You can bring your own drinks here, mix with other guest, play cards or darts. In the games room is table tennis, a football table, books and numerous board games, for the sporty ones a multi gym and other gym equipment, we are happy to show you running paths. Not wanting to use the outdoor BBQ’s there is an indoor one. Outside the bar area is a large BBQ and communal seating.
Passirac is situated between Chalais and Barbezieux nestled in the hills and forest of the South Charente. Brossac is the local village and provides basic shopping needs, it can be reached by car or a pleasant walk through the countryside, beach fronted swimming lake with sandy shores, beautiful scenery and restaurants. Chalais and Barbezieux are only 15km away, both of these towns have weekly markets, where locals sell their produce, you can sample different foods and wines! They both have supermarkets and interesting places to visit. Both neighbouring towns have open-air swimming pools. Countryside boasts glorious Chateaux, charismatic small towns, ideal for rambling walks and Roman art, not forgetting the fine wines, Pineau and Cognac. Restaurants can be found scattered around at prices to meet anyone’s budget. A short drive away is the historical town of Angouleme to the north and the city of Bordeaux to the south. The Atlantic Ocean is only 50 miles away.