Pool terrace with vines beyond surrounded by lavender and roses (1 / 40)

Elegant stone house and front garden (2 / 40)

Pretty stone cottage at the gates of the main house (3 / 40)

Cottage side window from the main front garden (4 / 40)

Rear garden of the main house on a sunny spring day (5 / 40)

Pool and terrace with shaded gazebo for alfresco meals (6 / 40)

Dining under the gazebo with pretty garden views (7 / 40)

Extremely well equipped kitchen in the main house (8 / 40)

Revealed stone in the main house kitchen dining area (9 / 40)

Light entrance hall with door to salon and outside (10 / 40)

Open plan living for two in the restored stone cottage (11 / 40)

Fully equipped kitchen in the cottage (12 / 40)

Beautiful revealed stone in the cottage stairwell (13 / 40)

Dining for two in the cottage (14 / 40)

Main house comfortable seating in the salon (15 / 40)

Clean and bright twin room in the main house (16 / 40)

Main house second bedroom looking to landing (17 / 40)

One of two large windows in the elegant master bedroom (18 / 40)

King size bedroom under the beams in the cottage (19 / 40)

Spacious shower room in the cottage (20 / 40)

Private front courtyard seen from the kitchen window in the main house (21 / 40)

Lovely view from the master bedroom in the main house (22 / 40)

Views over the vines from the front garden (23 / 40)

Near the entrance to the hamlet of Chez Billon (24 / 40)

Chez Billon our neighbour's workshop (25 / 40)

A short walk to a historic 12th century abbey (26 / 40)

Chez Billon our street (27 / 40)

Early May roses and lavender on the terrace (28 / 40)

Our neighbour's pretty flower filled potager (29 / 40)

Great place for an aperitif on the deck above the vines (30 / 40)

The gorgeous city of Saintes is 20 minutes away (31 / 40)

Walking and hiking trails out of Chez Billon (32 / 40)

Empty beaches of the Ile de Re in October (33 / 40)

Vibrant La Rochelle makes a wonderful day trip (34 / 40)

Creperie in Mortagne sur Gironde (35 / 40)

Estuary ports like Mortagne are an easy drive (36 / 40)

Talmont one of the "plus beaux villages" 30 minutes drive (37 / 40)

Visiting a favourite restaurant on the Charente at Taillebourg (38 / 40)

Impressive Chateau de la Roche Courbon within easy driving distance (39 / 40)

Early evening near Hennessey in Cognac (40 / 40)