B and B | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
If you are looking for a perfect setting for your family reunion, special celebration or just an opportunity to relax and explore the unspoilt region of the Charente, look no further ….. This traditional Charentaise manor house, which dates back to around 1840, is situated in the little hamlet of Maison Neuve, surrounded by forests, just 20 minutes away from the historic city of Angoulême. The five double rooms, all en suite, are in a separate building adjacent to the main house and each opens onto the enclosed garden with its sunny terrace. The lounge and dining room are on the ground floor of the main house. There is a large garden to the rear of the house, with a large private pool and a bamboo 'forest'. Start your day with a hearty breakfast, continental or cooked. Evening meals by arrangement.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Professional fully-equipped kitchen
Conference area available for corporate guests
|Further details outdoors||
The private pool will be ready for guest use by the end of April 2013.
More outdoor activities available:
- lawn croquet
Changeover day flexible.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
English-speaking representative on site to assist you.
Catering services (local chef, outside caterers) can be arranged if required.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The location of L’Orée des Bois makes it an ideal base for touring and exploring the charms of the Charente. Visit Angoulême, with its wall paintings, cultural attractions, shops, traditional markets, restaurants and bars and home to the internationally renowned Bande Dessinée and Ramparts Car Rally. The area around the town of Cognac, just on the other side of Angoulême, is home to the famous cognac houses, any of which is well worth a visit. Or you could try your hand at chocolate making (and eat what you make!) with a group lesson at the local chocolate factory. Or adopt the leisurely pace of the region and take a boat trip on the Charente river. There are numerous chateaux in the area and many picturesque towns and villages to explore. For example, the nearby town of Villebois Lavalette has a chateau dating back to Roman times and a wooden covered market that dates back to the 16th century, where traditional markets are held every Saturday; further away to the south is one of the most beautiful villages in France, Aubeterre sur Dronne, with its spectacular underground monolithic church.
For our more active guests, there are four 18-hole golf courses within easy reach, as well as horse-riding, canoeing and swimming. The coast is less than two hours away by car. Nearer to home is the Nautilus water park in Angoulême, with its lakeside beach, pools and slides – perfect for keeping the children, both young and old, amused. For a fun day out, head for the Vallée des Singes, a large ape and monkey park and one of the top attractions in the Charente. Or Futuroscope, the 3D video theme park, just over an hour's drive away.
If you’re looking for the ultimate in sightseeing or shopping, you can hop on a high-speed train in Angoulême and be in the centre of Paris in less than 2 hours!