Le Four a Pain, Longeveau
About the home
Le Four à Pain is one of the original gites at Longeveau, located in a corner of the classical French courtyard at Longeveau, under the shade of a magnificent lime tree. This former bakery has been thoughtfully renovated into a charming cottage and retains many of the original features.
The open plan kitchen, dining and living room is a pleasant and relaxing space, featuring the original bread ovens. To the rear is a private and sunny garden from which the swimming pools can be easily accessed (but which are also fully secure!). Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a shower room. The split level master bedroom is accessed though a small stone doorway. The twin room and 'bijou' single room are perfect for small children. A little tight for grown ups, but both have full size, single beds and space to put your clothes.
The property comes equipped with all of your tableware and kitchen requirements and laundry facilities are provided close by. Extra equipment is available on request, particularly for babies and children.The garden is furnished with sun loungers, outside dining and a BBQ, perfect for the long summer days!
Please note that we have a choice of smaller or larger properties.
Longeveau itself adjoins a small hamlet in a beautiful valley designated by the Michelin Guide as 'A Place of Special Beauty'. As well as a superb range of facilities, we offer the opportunity for families or groups to socialise with others. Or simply appreciate the peace and quite of your own company! Above all, we offer you the opportunity to relax, refresh and enjoy...
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Aubeterre / St Aulaye river beaches, 5km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Shared tennis court on site, Climbing frame, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Bathrooms / shower rooms are well finished with plenty of hot water. Most cottages have central heating and many have dishwashers and washing machines. A laundry room is located on site, for the few properties that do not yet have washing machines. Additional beds can be put in some properties for increased accommodation and twin or double combinations can be altered if required. Cots, high chairs and plenty of other baby bits are available if needed. Internet access, wifi and TV (with Sky Sports) are available from the bar, while some cottages have TV / DVDs.
Further details outdoors:
Longeveau is a very relaxed environment for families, groups and couples. Within the grounds we offer a range of facilities to make your holiday as relaxed or enjoyable as you wish it to be. Our new 'Salle de Soin' (treatment room) offers a range of massages and treatments for you to indulge in!
Our 9 hole FFG golf course is a challenge to golfers of all abilities. We have three all weather tennis courts, a sports barn with compact tennis, basketball etc, a table tennis barn and boules pitch. We have five swimming pools (two heated / three private) plus a children's splash pool and plenty of space to relax in or explore. Golf and tennis coaching is available from local English speaking PGA / CCA qualified professionals.
For our younger guests, there is a play area, a toddlers play area, a secret play house and a creche that runs throughout the summer. Our restaurant serves great food and shares a terrace with the bar, with south facing views across the grounds and the valley.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente region
The region is known for it's great climate with sun drenched summers, rolling green hills and valleys as far as you can see, plus all the history you could ever need. The food and drink is superb and the people are welcoming. The area is a paradise for wine lovers who may wish to visit the numerous chateaux and wine caves on the Bordeaux wine trail.
The Aubeterre sur Dronne / Pillac area
Longeveau is located on the Charente / Dordogne border in a beautiful valley in rural South West France. Nearby villages are full of activity, with places to visit, dine and drink. The picturesque old Roman town of Aubeterre, which was recently voted one of the prettiest villages in France, is only a bike ride away. Discover the 12th century subterranean church carved out of the rock or enjoy a drink on the village square with it's variety of shops, eateries and museums, all overlooked by a 1,000 year old chateau. Alternatively walk down to the river beach for a swim, relax or a bite to eat.
The market town of Riberac (20 mins) has one of the biggest markets in France! The capital towns of Angouleme and Perigueux (45 mins) offer a wider and more sophisticated range of shops in a typically French setting. Brantome, nicknamed the 'Venice of Perigord' is well worth a visit at a similar distance. Also within easy reach are towns such as St. Emilion, Bergerac, Cognac and Bordeaux, all famous for their wines and spirits and equally beautiful places to visit.
Local activities range from walking, sight seeing, tree climbing, canoeing, cycling, fishing, or even jet–skiing and quad biking to name but a few. Wine tasting and degustation are of course a staple part of the French experience! There are a variety of local festivals, fetes and firework displays that take place throughout the summer in the local villages and towns. These are aimed at all ages and generally take place between the months of June and September.
Children will find plenty to occupy themselves and their families with activities ranging from crazy golf, horse riding and tree top adventure's to daytrip's to the popular attractions of Aqualand Water Park, La Palmyre Zoo and Futuroscope. Longeveau is fortunate to have a number of very good restaurants in the area, ranging from cafés to fine dining. As with everything, our staff will be happy to recommend or help you with decisions.
How to get there
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Longeveau is easily accessed train, plain or automobile...
By plane: Our nearest airports are Bordeaux and Bergerac 1.5 hours, Limoges and Poitiers 2 hours, La Rochelle 2.5 hours and Biarritz 3 hours.
By train: Sit back and enjoy the Eurostar to Lille or Paris and the TGV to Angouleme. This takes about 5 to 7 hours and can be made as a single booking.
By car: Excellent motorway links from all major ports. St Malo and Caen 5.5 hours. Le Havre 6 hours. Cherbourg, Boulogne and Calais 7 hours.
Activities near Aubeterre sur Dronne
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|LOW||1 Jan 13||24 May 13||€ 490||€ 98||€ 98||1 Night|
|MID||24 May 13||14 Jun 13||€ 795||€ 98||€ 98||1 Night|
|HIGH||14 Jun 13||12 Jul 13||€ 1035||€ 98||€ 98||1 Night|
|PEAK||12 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||€ 1540||-||-||1 Week|
|HIGH||30 Aug 13||6 Sep 13||€ 1035||-||-||1 Week|
|MID||6 Sep 13||27 Sep 13||€ 795||€ 98||€ 98||1 Night|
|LOW||27 Sep 13||1 Jan 14||€ 490||€ 98||€ 98||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
• Arrival & departure days can be flexible during Spring, Autumn and Low Season.
• Prices are inclusive of towels and linen.
• Group booking discounts and special offers are available on request, please ask for details.
• Accepted payment methods: bank transfer, credit/debit card.
• We occasionally leave this calendar blank, due to availability in one of our other similar cottages.
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