The manor Logis de Beaulieu is located on the northern slope of a small valley and together with its fields, woods, meadows, the old Charentais farmhouse Saint Germain and three natural lakes form the "Domaine de Beaulieu". The building complex dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries and was completed around 1800 by a tax official of Napoleon. Take a vacation on a historic estate and discover this beautiful place - this literal "beau" "lieu".
The building complex
In 1986, the small Petit Gite (2-3 persons) and the large Grand Gite (6 persons) were converted into comfortable accommodation units in one of the side wings of the property. The Grand Gite has a spacious private courtyard with a covered terrace. If you stay in the Petit Gite you can dine beautifully in the large main courtyard, here the sun already greets you in the morning and the birds are chirping. The old fireplaces and rustic beamed ceilings have been preserved throughout. The apartments are furnished in an elegant but pleasant country style.
5 vacation rentals
The Château, prominently located in the main courtyard; the gites Petit Gîte (2-3 persons); the gites Grand Gîte (6 persons), both gites are located in a side wing of the main courtyard; the farmhouse Saint Germain, which is secluded in the valley, surrounded by lakes, forest and meadows. From 2021, we rent the former caretaker's house "La Maison" (5 persons) from the 1970s.
The Château has been rented out to vacation guests since 2016 - for the first time since the 1960s. We like to continue the tradition of our grandparents: such a special place must be shared. The park behind the house is reserved for the guests of the Château. Here you have space to lie in the sun, barbecue, set a long table or read quietly in the hammock. The swimming pool is directly accessible from the park through a small bamboo grove. The château inspires with old furniture, original art, long corridors and a wonderfully authentic cuisine.
The farmhouse Saint Germain is romantically secluded and surrounded by fields and meadows. If you long for tranquility, you will not find a better place. In the evening you can enjoy the most impressive sunsets in front of the house. To the lake you walk a few minutes and to the swimming pool at the main house about 5.
Swimming couldn't be more beautiful than in our 14x8m infinity pool overlooking the countryside. Meanwhile, nature lovers and dogs enjoy swimming in the large lake located 5 minutes away in the valley. Fed by a natural stream, the freshwater lake is of the best water quality. The sandy beach invites especially our youngest guests to dig and splash.
The lake invites to swimming and rowing and the walking paths to beautiful walks over hill and dale. The ancient tennis court allows playing at any time of the day, but beware: only suitable for amateurs! Tennis court, lakes and pool are used exclusively by our vacation guests. The whole complex is private. By the way, dogs are welcome at the Saint Germain farmhouse, for a small extra charge.
For generations, our family has farmed the land in Beaulieu. In 2019, we completed the transition to organic farming: Wheat, barley, sunflowers and hay will be completely herbicide and pesticide free by 2020. We began reviving our grandfather's old apple orchard in 2018 and are pressing delicious juice when the harvest allows. The approximately two thousand varietally diverse apple trees slept for a quarter century without any chemical or human interference. In the spring of 2021, we will revive the family tradition of viticulture, and carry out our first replanting of cognac vines.