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I am Deborah Smith and am here to help you achieve the best holiday possibly.

My husband and I arrived in France in 2005 having left a very full life in the UK with our 2 girls aged 8 and 11.

We came over to France for a weekend break searching for properties, fell in love with this place in this very rural setting, in need of some serious attention, no doors or windows!! In fact we bought our farmhouse, and surrounding barns, with just a roof and walls, spent the next 6 months getting it liveable and have continued to renovate ever since.

Both girls have been through the French schooling system and I have continued my passion for beauty therapy (therefore treatments can be booked whist you are here on holiday). My husband Garry set up a business renovating buildings whilst doing the same at home for us.

Buying it that weekend and have never really looked back. We chose the area due to being in close proximity to Limoges and it’s all important international airport, flying to Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands, Liverpool and Leeds Bradford, only 25 mins away.

We renovated the barn opposite our house (Les Rossignols) in 2007, taking our time to, hopefully, get it right, then we renovated another barn on the same site, much smaller, for just Garry and myself and the sometimes visiting children and grandchildren.

Both the farmhouse, Les Chouettes and the renovated barn, Les Rossignols for which we have just been accredited with 4**** from the french tourist office, are completely private and you will not be disturbed, but we are only a few minutes walk away if needed.

We have a great bike hire company , who will deliver to your door , so you can discover the Charente countryside by bike.

I look forward to seeing you.

All the best Deborah