A Unique Chambres D’Hôtes de Prestige & Wedding Venue in the Heart of the Charente
In one of the prettiest historical villages in South West France with it's superb ‘micro climate' less than one-hour from Poitiers Airport and 30-mins from Angouleme TGV station, you will find - Le Couvent des Cordeliers - a unique Chambres D’Hôtes de Prestige & Wedding Venue.
On the banks of the river Charente, in the heart of the historical village of Verteuil dominated by its famous fairy-tale Chateau, this magnificent 15th century Franciscan Monastery has been fully restored to incorporate the ultimate in 21st century elegance and style.
Located at the heart of the village, this magnificent sprawling cloister with 15th century origins rests on an island between two branches of the Charente river. Arranged around the central courtyard with its Romanesque ‘bassin’ pool, ornate stone fountain, picturesque rose gardens and river terrace, Le Couvent is an oasis of calm and beauty.
Currently operating as a prestigious Boutique Hotel and Wedding venue including a magnificent luxury private family home, this unique property offers an enchanting combination of carefully preserved period features and contemporary amenities.
The historical village of Verteuil is dominated by its famous castle whose foundations date from 1080 and where many French Kings stayed, the ancient Couvent was founded in 1471 by Jean de la Rochefoucald, Lord of Verteuil.
Within the grounds of Le Couvent des Cordeliers is the vaulted Church of St François and Chapel of St Gilles once the burial site for the Noble family of Jean de la Rochefoucald, Lord of Verteuil, now an intimate wedding, concert, exposition venue.
The old Franciscan Monastery is now replaced with the elegant Reception and Dining Hall with authentic fresque dating back to the 15th c.
This building is inscrit au titre des Monuments Historiques.
ROOMS - The 6 intimate rooms and suites of this 600-year-old Couvent spread over two floors have been totally refurbished to the highest standard. All rooms overlook the pool, gardens and Charente river. In addition - The ground floor Studio Apartment (accessed from the central courtyard) has access to a private garden with river frontage.
In addition to the magnificent 3/4 bedroomed private quarters (house0 within the grounds of Le Couvent there are :
SEVERAL impressive Reception Rooms
6 Bedroom Suites
A Self-contained ground floor apartment with private entrance and garden
2 fully fitted Kitchens
Church and Chapel
Housekeepers Room / Artists studio
Barn with outdoor catering facilities / Garage
Fully remote CCTV system
Full central heating / Air Conditioning
Boutique Hotel English and French Websites - www.couventcordeliers.com / www.couventcordeliers.eu
Wedding Venue Website - http://www.lovefrenchstyle.com/photoshoot-rustic-french-wedding-trend
Alcohol licence III
Romanesque Swimming Pool
Enclosed Courtyard and Gardens
All contained within the magnificent gardens and grounds. This property must be viewed to fully appreciate the sheer size and beauty. This truly is a “LIFESTYLE PURCHASE"
LOCATION: Le Couvent is perfectly placed for visiting the historic port of La Rochelle; The picture perfect Ile de Ré, best known for white sandy beaches; The unique canal system of Le Marais Poitevin (Green Venice); the famous cinematic theme park of Futuroscope; the valleys of the Vienne and Charente rivers.
For wine lovers the region is ideally situated mid way between the Loire valley and the vineyards of Bordeaux and the famous Cognac Houses are only a short drive away.
For those keen on more sporting activities there are exceptionally beautiful golf courses at Les Forges, Mazière, Cognac, Angouleme and Poitiers. There are facilities for tennis, fishing, canoeing and horse riding close by, and the gently undulating countryside makes it ideal for cycling.
For sale freehold, may consider exchange for Country House / Hotel
Magnificent 3/4 bedroomed private family home, fully refurbished to the highest standard with private garden and river frontage. The business / property has sufficient capacity to expand further to incorporate a spa / health club
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In one of the prettiest historical villages in South West France with it's superb "micro climate" less than one-hour from Poitiers Airport and 30-mins from Angouleme TGV station
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