An overview of Chez Lussaud
Set within 8 acres of private grounds Chez Lussaud is full to the brim with history spanning over 300 years. Today it’s two luxurious boutique gites, as well as being a place for guests to relax and recharge. Read more below.
The two gîtes at Chez Lussaud include:
- Two en-suite bedrooms
- Luxury bedding and towels
- Charentaise welcome packs
- Wood burning stoves
- Private wood fired hot tubs
- Private gardens
- UK satellite TV
- Superfast fibre WiFi
History of Chez Lussaud
Chez Lussaud has a long and fascinating history spanning over 300 years. The farmhouse was originally constructed by carpenter Mon. Pierre Lussaud, during the reign of Louis XIV (The Sun King).
The hamlet of Lussaud grew around the farmhouse with several houses and barns for livestock, including a school house. A deep well, next to the main barn provided a secure and valuable source of water for the whole hamlet.
Within the farmhouse ‘La Maision du Charpentier’ is the grande couloir which was the original meeting place for the hamlet, where workers would gather for lunch together, and likely hosted many a celebration.
The original bread oven of the hamlet is still in full working order and one of our gites ‘La Four a Pain’ has been named after it. The bread oven is lit every June for a communal event in the village of Chatignac called Marche des Fours, where people take part in a 10km walk around the commune viewing all the ancient ovens. At lunchtime everyone meets at the salle des fetes for a large communal meal and get together. Large hams, bread and apple tarts are just a sample of the food cooked that day.
Over the centuries Chez Lussaud and its buildings have been modified as fortunes fluctuated and the property changed hands. Piggeries, cattle barns and food stores have been transformed into rooms which now make up the character and beauty of Chez Lussaud.
Wander around the 8 acres and you will see many signs of Chez Lussaud’s varied past, from old apple stores, wash stones, 3 original stone sinks and also a stone formation for keeping dairy and meat cool… your original fridge! Experience the charm of Chez Lussaud for yourself.
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What our guests say…
“Mark and Meg are incredibly gracious hosts and went above and beyond several times to make our stay an excellent experience…. Everything is top quality and the wood-fired hot tub is a dream. We will be back!” Eleanor & Family – October 2020