In this kitchen you'll find everything to cook great meals togetherCosy around the fire place
Le Sérail: a cosy break with families and friends
Hosted by Karin
Karin is the host.
10 guests
5 bedrooms
11 beds
2 baths
10 guests
5 bedrooms
11 beds
2 baths
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Le Sérail lies in the green heart of France, a super equipped farmhouse that sleeps up to 10 people. A great kitchen to cook together, an enclosed large garden for your kids to safely play. We want you to have a great time so we made sure you have everything at hand, from champagne glasses to the fully furnished baby room. Whether you are a group of friends to join for a sportive weekend or an extended family, the green fields and quiet area will seduce you to take a break & relax.

The space

This is an great and undiscovered region, that offers a formidable choice of quiet roads, green fields, forests, little rivers and lakes. Whether you want to hike, ride your bike or make a road trip, this is the place to be. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and park your bike or motor cycle in the grange next door and ... relax

Guest access

The big garden around the house is fully enclosed, so the small children can play there safely whilst the big kids have a glass of Pinaud de Charentes and play jeu de boules in the sun. In the big grange you can park your bikes and motor bikes nice and dry.

Interaction with guests

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Other things to note

Cleaning costs are 50 Euro, to be paid to the care taker of the house
Please note that in the months June, July and August we prefer to rent the house per week, but feel free to contact us to see if we can work out a different option.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $78 AUD
Security Deposit $388 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $155 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
4 single beds
Bedroom 5
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Please treat our home with respect, we've put a lot of love and care into it to make it your home away from home.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Marc User Profile
September 2015
Farmhouse Le Serail, Abzac 1. General info Located on the border of the 'Departement Charente', this farmhouse is the perfect place to relax. It is perfectly renovated and offers all the comfort one can need. We have been there in the month of September and unfortunately the weather could have been a little bit nicer, but with nice weather, plenty of sun i'm convinced that this house is all you need for a nice holiday. 2. The house Even a 'Chef' would not mind to stay there because the kitchen is well equipped with all the 'utensils' you could need to prepare a perfect meal. The 'eating corner' is cosy and offers place for a lot of people. The furniture there is of a very good quality. The sitting corner, where the 'woodstove' is could be a little bit nicer. There is a stereo available and the owners even thought of providing a cable to connect your i-Pad, i-Phone, smart phone or tablet to play your own music or to listen to your favorite radio station. WiFi is also available. There is no television but this was no burden at all, there are books in all languages available and the information map offers enough to fill your evenings. The bedrooms are not big but comfortable enough and the beds are good. The bathrooms (with toilet) are very nice and practical to use. The gardens, in the front and in the back of the house, are big and ideal to put garden furniture, sun screens, bbq, etc. They are also a nice playground for children. 3.The location 'Le Serail' is in the middle of nowhere, the nearest supermarket, bar or restaurant is at least a 5 to 10 km drive. But all the villages in the direct neigbourhood have a great history dating back to medieval times. And, where can you find a place where the birds wake you up and you almost can't see or hear a car passing. The nearest city is an hour drive but worth visiting (Poitiers, Angouleme, Limoges, etc.) La Rochelle (2 hours drive) is also worth visiting because the strategical location during all the centuries in the past. 4.Conclusion - An Ideal place for a family with small children. - An ideal place to 'de-stress'. - An ideal place for bikers and walkers. Price/quality is good and i would recommend this farmhouse to everybody for a 'not to long' holiday. Enjoy your stay!

Jean-Christophe User Profile
January 2017
Maison adorable, fonctionnelle, calme, très bien équipée surtout dans la cuisine, très propre. Excellente communication avec karin, très bonne organisation de l'accueil et souplesse appréciable sur les heures d'arrivée et de départ. Je recommande ce logement chaudement.

Bruno User Profile
December 2016
Un séjour très agréable dans cette belle maison de campagne rénovée avec goût. Merci à Nathalie et Fabrice, qui s'occupe de la maison de Karin, pour leur accueil et leur gentillesse. Même le café était prêt à notre arrivé. Pour des vacances au calme et à la campagne, c'est l'endroit idéal.

Joani User Profile
January 2016
Bien qu'habitant un peu loin, Karin a toujours été très réactive lors de nos échanges (mails ou sms ou téléphone) et de façon décontractée. Elle a très bien décrit le logement, les conditions d'accès et la vie sur place. Elle s'est souciée de notre confort et de notre trajet régulièrement. Les personnes sur place ont aussi été très patientes et sympas. Maison bien agencée, il ne manque rien ! Le tout dans un écrin de verdure, au calme, non loin des moutons, des chevaux et d'un étang. C'était très sympa l'hiver...L'été doit y être féérique ! Bref, super hôte et super maison dans environnement sympa.

Marie User Profile
July 2015
Nous avons passé un agréable week end. Le gîte correspondait parfaitement à la description et nous nous y sommes sentis très bien. Les explications pour s'y rendre étaient très claires et nous avons trouvé sans problème. Merci pour votre accueil !!!
Karin User Profile
Response from Karin:
We were very happy Marie and her 9 friends found our house to her liking: we aim to make our guests feel welcome. We hope she comes to visit Le Sérail again, after all it's only a few hours away from Paris ;-)
July 2015

Overijse, BelgiumJoined in April 2015
Karin User Profile

We are a family that made a lot of effort to transform Le Sérail into a great holiday home. We like to make everybody feel at home, cooking a big mail or having a bbq together, hanging around in the garden, spend an warm summer's evening looking at the millions of stars you can see in the sky at night, around the house. follow us on for regular updates

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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