What the Owners Say…
When we opened our front door to our French abode “LA BASSE SEGUINIE” some 18 years ago, we didn’t appreciate what a find it was. It has been the happiest spot to enjoy daily living and holidays, and, as a home removal chap stated “you can hear your hair grow”.
The Peace and Tranquillity at La Basse Seguinie is good for the soul, and our daily wildlife visitors makes an evening sitting on one of the patios mesmerising. If you are fortunate enough to purchase our home you will never tire of encountering nature. Our property is in an agricultural location where sunflowers, maize, barley, and vines abound.
Our close proximity to both the little hamlet of Ronsenac and the larger town of Villabois-Lavalette, makes it an ideal location. Ronsenac has a few enterprises, hairdresser, launderette, cobbler and Bar, plus the local Doctor. The village has been the backdrop for film scenes, as it has remained largely unaltered in recent times.
Main store cupboard shopping is located in Villebois-Lavalette, where there is a large supermarket, bakers, butchers, restaurants, banks, library, tourist information, hairdressers, beauty salon and tea shops. There are also Dentists and Doctor and local products markets every week. The town is centred on a hilltop Chateau and the town abounds with history. The Chateau can be seen on the hill in the distance from our patio. We also have a view from The Potager (Kitchen Garden) over to another Chateau, steeped in notoriety, and at present being restored named “The Mercerie”.
La Basse Seguinie is surrounded by walks, quiet off track lanes and cycle trails on our doorstep; we have no direct neighbours to overlook us, being one of just two dwellings in the direct vicinity and are surrounded by our own fields and woods. To appreciate the views from every window, viewing of the house is essential. Our life has all been about outdoor living, all patios surround the house, eating “al fresco” couldn’t be simpler. The pool is glorious and we love to swim under the stars after a warm summer’s day.
Our proximity to Angouleme is another very significant bonus. Angouleme is the capital of the Charente; home to a university and is about 20 minutes away by car. Angouleme is a beautiful town with numerous larger supermarkets, gyms, Olympic size swimming pool, ice-rink, lake for water sports, divine shopping districts, cinemas, restaurants galore, theatre, train station with new fast speed links to Paris and Bordeaux. We didn’t fully appreciate this town until living here. It hosts a huge vintage car rally every year, worth Googling called “The Ramparts”, food fairs and exhibitions. The Charente River provides walks, and trips up the river in summer to the Chocolate Factory, or Cognac Houses.
We can’t begin to express our love of this house, why would we ever want to leave I hear you ask.
It may be difficult to prise the keys from our hands: however life now dictates it’s time to pass our hidden gem into the custody of new owners and their family to enjoy la vie ici.