Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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Le Logis has been converted into luxury holiday accommodation and offers a double bedroom, & bunk room. The detached property sits in the corner of over an acre of grounds which face towards open countryside. The village of Orival in the southern Charente, is just a 5 minute drive from the market town of Chalais and 10 minutes from Aubeterre (one of the prettiest villages in France).
We also have another larger property (sleeps 2 to 8 with pool) - La Grange is 300 year old barn in the Charente countryside, converted into luxury holiday accommodation yet retaining its original charm and character and has a pool. (10 minutes drive from Le Logis). Visit our own web site for more details on each property by using the link at the bottom of this page
Self catering holiday accommodation
Furnished in a contemporary style, the ground floor is open plan and contains a lounge area furnished with terracotta coloured sofa, Phillips TV for playing DVDs, large glass doors overlooking the garden area and terrace, a dining area with 4 chairs and table, a fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, electric cooker, iron and ironing board.
THE LAVENDER BEDROOM the main window has views to the west across the countryside and a small window looking towards the village church. Built in wardrobe for hanging clothes. Chest of drawers in white washed pine for further storage. Full size double bed.
THE BUNK ROOM This bright sunny room has far reaching views to the west. Built in wardrobe for hanging clothes. Twin full size bunk bed.
FAMILY BATHROOM with full size bath with overhead shower attachment, basin and low level W.C. Razor point.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux, Bergerac both 90 mins, Nearest railway: Angouleme (TGV) 30 mins|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There is full electric central heating for out of season use. The whole house is fully electric and double glazed.
|Further details outdoors|
The west side of the Logis has a large terrace with views across open fields. B-B-Q and patio furniture.
Area for car parking.
The property sits in the corner of the large grounds and the area around the house is laid to lawn - ideal for games. The majority of the site has been set aside for wild flowers and it cut twice a year to encourage flowers and wild life. A path winds it way through this part of the garden to a level area idea for relaxing in the evening with a drink with views across the valley.
The terrace and grounds catch the evening sun and there are views in all directions.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Out and about
There is a swimming pool at Chalais (open air) and river beaches at Aubeterre, St Aulaye and Parcoul. Canoes are available to hire at Aubeterre and Parcoul. There is also a water park at Parcoul with a boating lake, cafe and water slides.
15 minutes drive away is the Country Club, Manior de Longeveau, with a 9 hole golf course where you are welcome to play (daily green fees are payable at the bar). Tennis is also available out of season. During the summer they run a number of events from Jazz evenings and BBQs, all are open to non residents who are most welcome, there is a bar on there terrace open most day and serve snacks .
At Aubeterre, one of the prettiest villages in France (10 minutes) there is canoeing on the River Dronne. The village has a number of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Every Sunday there is a very small market in the square, a few wine producers set up their stalls and you can try before you buy.
The small town of Chalais is 5 minutes away, where you can find all the services that you need, a modern supermarket, a Boulangerie, Maison de Presse, Bank, Petrol and even a take away Pizza! The town is overlooked by a large Chateau sitting on a hill which hosts a number of exhibitions during the year and has one of the finest restaurants in the area. Every Monday the largest market in the area takes over the whole town and everything buzzes for the morning, for the rest of the week the place is quiet.
A little further afield are the towns of Riberac (30 minutes), the largest market town in the Dordogne (every Friday), St Emillion (45 minutes) with its wine shops.
Angouleme the capital of the Charente is 35 minutes to the north and has a TGV link to Paris and Lille (about 2hours 30 minutes). The city has many shops and an old quarter full of restaurants. On the out skirts of the city are the larger stores including an enormous hypermarket.
There are plenty of local Restaurants to choose from in the area, and they cater for most tastes, from the Chateau in Chalais to the local village restaurants.
Aubeterre sur Dronne
Plenty of local restaurants to choose from in the area, and they cater for most tastes. We are lucky enough to have 3 of the finest restaurants in the area within a short drive. The restaurant at the Chateau which dominates the little town of Chalais has now become very popular and offers excellent value. The Hotel de France in Riberac is full of character and is good value and in Aubeterre the Hostillerie du Perigord serves local produce of the highest standard.
The choice is wide - from traditional French restaurants with long tables and a set menu, to Pizzas and Crepes - and plenty of places offering children's menus.
If you stay for 2 weeks and eat out everynight - you still would not have visited them all!
Visiting the vineyards
Le Logis is in the area of France where Cognac is produced (the Fin Bois area), but the main production area is now based around the town of Cognac about 60 minutes to the north.
There are a number of houses to visit including Hennessy and Martells, which have organised tours. In some of the local villages Cognac is produced and there are a number of vineyards where you can taste and buy.
One of the best is only 10 minutes away in the village of Bors. The local drink is Pineau which is a blend of grape juice and Cognac and is drunk chilled, most Cognac estates produce Pineau. A dry white wine is also available and some of the Cognac estates have a sparkling wine, which is matured in the hills at Angouleme.
Bordeaux is less than 90 minutes away and to drive there you go through Libourne (45 minutes) and some of the well known vineyards of Pomerol and Lalande de Pomerol. Fronsac is about 1hour. St Emillion, the medieval hill top village is full of shops selling the local claret and certainly worth a visit, and only a 45 minutes drive.
Bergerac (white, rose and red wines) is just over 1 hour away, and to the south of the town is Monbazillac where the sweet dessert wines come from. There is a large modern tasting centre by the Chateau where you can sample about 12 wines, and buy if you wish. Some of the vineyards also produce a dry white wine as well.