LE CHAI CHATEAU DE CHARRAS
About the home
CHÂTEAU DE CHARRAS:
The Château was built in the 18th Century. In the late 1990s a restoration programme began to restore the building. The Château is a relaxing family friendly environment where children can play, explore and adventure. Facilities included are: 13 acres of walled gardens including an organic orchard, an outdoors (gated) heated swimming pool (15m x 6m), 2 tennis courts and table-tennis.The village of Charras has a boulangerie (selling freshly baked breads and confections), a general store (well stocked and welcoming), a hairdressers, post office and bar/restaurant. There is also a 13th Century Church adjoining the Château for those who love architecture and want to step back in time.
The outskirts of the village is bordered by a forest and agricultural land that is perfect for walking, cycling and picnics.
LE CHAI – CHÂTEAU CHARRAS:
This house, Le Chai, is set within 13 acres of private grounds. It was originally the stables of the Chateau and has been sympathetically and tastefully restored to retain features such as: exposed stonework, original wooden beams & cast-iron door bolts.
The property is a generous size with excellent facilities (as outlined below) and is within close proximity to many of the Region's finest attractions and activities.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||La Rochelle|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared garden, Shared tennis court on site|
Further details indoors:
WELCOME PACK UPON ARRIVAL.
ENGLISH/FRENCH SPEAKING REPRESENTATIVE (LIVING LOCALLY) TO MEET, GREET AND ASSIST YOU.
- KITCHEN: large and spacious room with hob & oven, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron/Ironing board, smoothie maker & all cutlery / delph supplied – including kettle, saucepans, tea/coffee pots).
- DINING ROOM: large room with table & 6 chairs, dresser with information on local attractions and tourism.
- SITTING ROOM: spacious relaxing room with Sky Television (with combined DVD player), CD Player, 2 leather sofas (seats 6 people), access to rear "suntrap" garden.
- BATHROOM: WC, combined shower/bath, sink and storage unit.
- GARDEN: walled rear garden suntrap with garden furniture for sun-bathing and al fresco dining.
BEDROOM 1: large bedroom with 2 x single beds, 1 x camp bed, 1 x double wardrobe & 1 x bedside locker.
BEDROOM 2: large bedroom with 1 x double bed, 1 x double wardrobe & 1 x bedside locker.
BEDROOM 3: large bedroom with 1 x double bed, 1 x double wardrobe & 2 x bedside lockers.
TOWELS (BATH & POOL) SUPPLIED.
TEA-TOWELS AND HAND-TOWELS FOR KITCHEN SUPPLIED.
Further details outdoors:
Set in 13 acres of walled in gardens.
Panoramic views of the countryside from the hilltop position of the Chateau.
Tennis & table tennis.
Heated outdoor swimming pool.
Stone picnic tables/benches in the grounds.
Stone staircases, walls and balustrades - original restored gates.
LOCAL AMENITIES INCLUDE: shop, pub/restaurant, hairdressers and post office.
RENTAL TERMS/CONDITIONS (DEPOSITS/RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION)
- 20% of rental fee is payable at time of booking. Balance is required 8 weeks prior to arrival date.
- Full payment is required at time of booking for late bookings.
- At time of booking a refundable breakage deposit of €200 is required.
- During winter months a supplement for electricity is required (details are available upon request).
- Arrival time of guests is after 4pm on date of arrival.
- Departure time of guests is by 10am on date of departure.
- On occasion special requests regarding arrival and departure times can be considered following consultation with the owners.
If you wish to discuss a short/long term letting please do not hesitate to contact us directly
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente region
Located on the borders of the Charente & Dordogne Regions.
Charras is situated approximately 25kms south-east of Angouleme in the Charente Region.
The Region offers history, varied activities such as: biking, swimming, sailing, canoeing, go karting, windsurfing, fishing, brandy distilling, wine tours, excellent cuisine, town markets, fetes, wildlife sanctuaries – there is quite literally something for everybody.
Climate is warm and sunny.
See "Day Trips" information provided.
The Angouleme / Charras area
LE CHAI – CHATEAU DE CHARRAS - DAY TRIPS
(approximately 30minutes from Charras):
An historic town surrounded by stone walls. The town offers many shops, restaurants and bars. It boasts many stunning architectural buildings such as churches, museums, paper-printing press and theatre. There is an excellent tourism office to offer advice on tours, upcoming events and useful information. The town also offers an 18 hole municipal golf course. The town plays host to the “Circuit des Remparts” – a 3 day classic car event – every September – the event climax is the whole day of racing around the city streets on the last day of the event. There are also the annual “Comics” and “Bon Appetite” festivals.
(approximately 45 minutes from Charras):
This village was voted one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has a bathing beach as well as canoeing on the river. There is a nine-hole golf course for a short game for enthusiasts.
(approximately 30 minutes from Charras):
An extremely beautiful riverside town with a mill and weir. It is known as “The Venice of Perigord”. and plays host to many town markets. Wonderful cafes and restaurants make this town very welcoming. The caves “Grottes de Villars” should not be missed.
(approximately 20 minutes from Charras):
For the motor sports enthusiast there is an opportunity to have a fun at the Go-Kart Track in Javerlhac. This track has both senior and junior karts. The v illage also boasts beautiful architecture with the Château de Javerlhac which dates back to the 15th century and has a water mill for the making of nut oil. La Chapelle-Saint-Robert dates back to the 12th century and it features a Romanesque building which classifies as a historic monument. There is a monument dedicated to members of the community who died in both World Wars close to the Mayor's office and post office.
(approximately 50 minutes from Charras):
Famous for it’s brandy industry – offers tours of Remy Martin & Hennessy distilleries. The town is on the banks of the River Charente. Don’t miss out on sampling the “Pineau de Charantes” – an aperitif blended from local grape juice and cognac.
(approximately 2 hours from Charras):
This is a busy port town with lots of history, an old harbour and 3 medieval towers. There is good shopping, markets, bistros and bars. The world famous Aquarium is a big attraction for young and older audiences alike.
(approximately 60 minutes from Charras):
This town was founded more than 2000 years ago and is the capital city of the Dordogne. It is a great blend of ancient and modern. The town plays host to one of the finest military museums in France.
LE VALLEE DE SINGES:
(approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Charras):
The Valley of the Monkeys in Romagne is a delightful place to visit. You can see gorillas, gibbons and many more species roaming free on the wooded islands.
How to get there
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GETTING TO LE CHAI – CHATEAU DE CHARRAS
Limoges Airport – 45 minutes from Charras
(Ryanair fly from Britain)
Bergerac Airport – 2 hours from Charras
(Ryanair fly from Britain)
Angouleme Airport – 30 minutes from Charras
(Ryanair fly from Britain)
Bordeaux Airport – 1 hours 40 minutes from Charras
(BM & Air France fly from Britain and Aer Lingus fly from Ireland)
La Rochelle Airport – 1 hour 30 minutes from Charras
(Ryanair & Aer Lingus & Aer Arran fly from Ireland)
BY FERRY / ROAD:
Nearest Port is St. Malo – 4.5 hours drive from Charras.
Northern Ports – 7 to 8 hours drive from Charras.
SATELITE NAVIGATION CO-ORDINATES (GOOGLE EARTH):
45 32’35 N 0 24’56 E
TGV – 3 hours from Paris & Charles de Gaulle Airport to Angouleme (PERFECT FOR EURO-DISNEY).
Activities near Angouleme
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
29 Jul 2012
This property is everything it says in the advert. It is an extremely well equipped house and had everything that our family needed for a great holiday - including satellite tv and wi-fi for that one rainy day. Sometimes it's hard to get the right mix in a holiday that suits all ages but this holiday suited both our teenager and younger children. There is so much to do around the area that we only got to sample a small amount of what we had originally planned. In the very beautiful grounds of the chateau there is the heated pool, tennis courts, badmington and table tennis. There are leafy walks through the orchard and we picked sun warmed plums from the trees. There is the old peaceful church on the grounds with beautiful pieces of artwork. In the village there is the boulangerie - be there early for the pain au chocolat! There is a well stocked convenience store and a small bar/pizza place. There is an extensive list, in the house, of very good local restaurants. Our favourite was the local 'Le Petit Restaurant' in Rozet. Outside of Charras there is so much to do. The canoeing in Montbron was so much fun and a lovely way to see the area - bring a change of clothes! There is cycling from Marthon. There is a comic strip museum in Angouleme - also great shopping in Angouleme for those teenage girls. Further afield there is the beautiful Rochefoucauld Chateau, Villebois Lavalette, Cognac, Saintes and the underground church in Aubterre sur Dronne. Aubterre also has lovely craft shops and a delicious ice-cream shop. The more we explored in this area - the more we found to do. We also managed to squeeze in a trip to Paris on the speedy TGV from Angouleme. Futuroscope and Disneyland Paris are also near enough touring options by train. All in all there was something in this holiday for everyone and staying in this house meant we could travel easily and always return to a very comfortable relaxing base.
Before we went to France, Neal (the owner) very kindly gave us lots of great tips on car hire, directions and information on the local area. It also helped that were met on the first day by Denise who was most welcoming and helped us when we needed advice. We hope to return someday to discover more of this beautiful part of France. When we do, we will definitely return to this house in the charming Charras.
28 Jun 2012
Our week at Le Chai house made for an extremely relaxing break. Perfect for families with young children, as it's very well equipped - plenty of toys, books, towels, armbands etc for the pool... more
15 Mar 2012
This rental is the perfect place for wonderful family holiday.
The house itself was clean spacious and well equipped. The pool and amenities are great and well maintained, while the grounds are... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Mid Season||22 Sep 12||4 Nov 12||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||4 Nov 12||2 Mar 13||£ 430||-||-||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||2 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Jun 13||15 Sep 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||15 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||2 Nov 13||1 Mar 14||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
All prices are per week. A 5% Discount for 2 week bookings applies.
20% of rental fee payable at time of booking and balance is required 8 weeks prior to arrival date.
At time of booking a refundable breakage deposit of £ 200 is required.
Arrival time is flexible in order to suit guests.
Departure time is flexible in order to suit guests.
Rates for short / long breaks available upon request.
Electricity supplement will be added during winter months - details available upon request.
We accept payment via Paypal, Cheque/Bank transfers in Euros.
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