House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Built on the foundations of an old barn, Le Chene is one of 2 gites on site at La Charriere, and is designed to offer comfortable and spacious accommodation for 10 guests (with the possibilty for one or two extras if they're small!). With a spacious kitchen and dining area, and lovely lounge there is more than enough room for all your friends, or the whole family! The self-catering gite is in the rural Deux-Sevres department in the Poitou-Charentes region.
Guests at Le Chene enjoy the privacy of a patio area which gets all the afternoon sun and great sunsets viewed across the back field. There is a bbq for your use and parking space on site. All guests have shared use of all the onsite facilities including large heated outdoor swimming pool (May - September), bicycles, badminton/basket ball court, table tennis and pool.
The English owners live in another property on the site and on hand to offer advice on where to go, what to see, where to eat and which wines to try! Whether you are looking for a fun filled family holiday, a quiet romantic retreat or a fantastic France holiday with friends La Chene gite offers you great accommodation in a delightful French setting.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nantes / Poitiers / Angers 100 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
* 4 double bedrooms can be set as twin rooms or king-size doubles. 2 on the ground floor, 2 on the 1st floor (1st floor bedrooms are both en-suite)
* 1 double bedroom has en-suite shower room/bathroom suitable for wheelchair users (level 3 mobility). A shower chair is available, and the bed has space for a hoist beneath if required. (We can rent a hoist locally for you if you require.)
* Family bathroom
* Separate WC
* Fully equipped kitchen with large dining area
* Spacious lounge area with sofa bed (stretching sleeping capacity to 12) log fire and TV playing videos/DVDs, and also satelitte TV.
|Further details outdoors|
La Charriere has a couple of barns onsite and one of these is equipped as a games area. You'll find table tennis, pool and darts in here. The big barn next door hs a concrete floor lined out for badminton, but can also be set up for volleyball, indoor tennis, 3-a-side basketball or football.
The large heated outdoor pool is available to all guests from May-September and we have a selection of balls, floats and inflatables. There is a wall around the pool and a gate, the pool is fitted with a safety cover which is closed when the pool is not in use.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Ideal for a scenic cycling holiday, the local area is quiet contryside dotted with villages and towns. Places to visit in the aras include:
Montreil-Bellay: Charming town 1/2 hrs drive away set by the river. Excellent chateau to visit offering tours in English, picnic by the river and view the ancient Medieval town wall. It is a great place to visit.
Rochmenier: 1/2 hrs drive to visit the old Trogolodyte village which is well worth a visit. The cave homes are preserved as a museum - fascinating for all ages. On the way back, visit the Zoo at Doue La Fountaine
Villandry: Beautiful chateau with breath-taking gardens that are famous throughout the world.
Fontevraud: Amazing architecture to be found at the Abbey at Fontevraud, famed for being the burial place of Richard Coeur de Lion ( the Lion Heart himself) and full of French and English History. Nearby Puy de Fou boasts famous medieval style son et lumiere shows which will delight any audience.
Futuroscope: Well worth just over an hours drive to Poitiers, Futuroscope is the thinking man/woman/childs answer to Dinseyland. Lots to see and try and discover.
Saumur, Angers, Chinon: These famous French chateaux towns all all within a 75 minute drive and each is brimming with history and a variety things to see and do; museums, mushroom farms and art gallerys to name but a few!
Argenton Les Vallees
Guests can cycle to one of the nearby villages for fresh baguette and croissants every morning, or in the evenings to a bar or local restaurant.
Argenton-Chateau is the nearest town (5 mins drive) and has all basic neccessities (small selection of shops) along with a large open air swimming pool and a lake where you can go out on a pedalo. The meandering streets of the town make for a very pleasant afternoon stroll and at dusk there are often otters to be seen around the 'Lac'.
Bressuire is a 15 minute drive and offers a more than adequate selection of supermarkets, restaurants, a town centre market every Tuesday and some wonderful patisseries! There is an old chateau here too, and a bizarre but fantastic antiques and oddities store.
Local vineyards offer wine tasting all year round - we are happy to recommend the best places for a 'degustation'. Try one or two different wines and buy bottles direct from the producer.