Echebrune, Charente-Maritime, France Old cognac-making farm with endless view on the vineyard.
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We are a small French-American family : Jan has recently retired, Caroline is a free-lance translator, and Anna (8 years old) is busy studying at a small rural school. We are looking for short-term exchanges in Summer (in Europe) and for a three-month exchange from January to March, preferably in an English-speaking country.

About Our Home

Fully renovated old farm of 220m2 with 3 acres of land (vineyard and trees). Old traditional features such as stone walls and fireplaces throughout. Rooms are bright and spacious. Living (35m2), kitchen (35m2), TV room (25m2) and 3 bedrooms and a study upstairs. There is a huge barn and a distillery, where the old cognac-making equipment is still in place (sorry, the cognac is gone!). Quiet and private place, yet located within a hamlet, steps from a beautiful classified church. Kids are mos


  • Washer/Dryer
  • Bikes available
  • TV
  • Video/DVD
  • Outdoor garden
  • Car
  • Internet Access

Our Location

Echebrune is a small hamlet where most of the life still runs around pineau and cognac making. There is no shop, but we do have a small school. Everyday shopping is 7km, in Pons, a small miedeval town, where foreigners can enjoy the French class offered by the local cultural Center. The village is close to several towns of interest (Cognac and Jonzac are 17km away, and Saintes is 25km away). Two larger cities are within one hour driving : Bordeaux to the South and La Rochelle to the North. Th

Nearby Facilities

  • Beaches
  • Cultural activities
  • Hiking/Bush walking

Other Comments

For long-term (january/february/March), we are looking for a friendly place where Anna could join a local school for three months (in French or English), where Jan could easily reach a good library and where Caroline could have access to Internet. We have an outdoor cat that would need to be fed (the neighboors feed her when there is nobody home for several days). We would take great care of your home and your pets if needed. In Summer, we could exchange for two weeks preferably in Europe (U


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Property Details

  • Preferred Travel Destinations
  • Preferred Dates
    January, February, March, July, August
  • Closest Airport
    Bordeaux/La rochelle (100 kms)
  • Languages Spoken
    English, French, Spanish
  • Other Details
    No smoking

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