Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Chardonneret (Goldfinch) cottage is situated in a tiny hamlet perfect for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. It forms part of our 35 acre farm through which the river Boutonne meanders; riverside walks and a excursions in our boat are popular with young and old.
There are small fenced gardens to front and rear and the large 6 x 12, secure pool is only metres away from your door. You have a games room, swings and sandpit at your disposal.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chatelaillon Plage 50 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 80 km, Nearest railway: St Jean d'Angely 20 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||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Close to the cottage are the swimming pool in its own secure enclosure, a spacious games room which houses table tennis and table football and has also hosted vigorous and exhausting crazy cricket.
A sand pit and swings are available for the little ones as well as plenty of room for other games and activities.
Our property is a former dairy farm, there are now 2 main areas one, where wheat barley or sunflow The river Boutonne passes through our property and there is a boat avilable for exploring there is interesting waterway always popular with young and old.
The river Boutonne passes through our property and there is a boat avilable for exploring there is interesting waterway always popular with young and old.
|Further details outdoors|
There is plenty of room for off road parking.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The Poitou - Charente region is rich in history. You will find a host of historic chateaux and many fine Romanesque churches and Roman sites notably the amphitheatre at Saintes.
On the coast, about 1 hour from us, lie the fascinating towns of La Rochelle and Napoleonic naval base of Rochefort and, in the other direction inland Cognac, with its internationally renowned brands, provides another opportunity for a "day out". Saintes has a spectacular Roman amphitheatre.
Charente Maritime is noted for its exceptional number of sunshine hours (second only to the Riviera). Sunny days and starry, starry nights are normal here!
Our area is flat or gently rolling which, together with unusually little traffic makes it an ideal area for leisurely strolls and family bike rides.
Few can resist the markets, notably those at Aulnay (Thursday and especially Sunday) and St Jean d'Angely (Wednesday and Saturday)
There is a small shop in Dampiere sur Boutonne where you can buy your daily bread, obtain emergency supplies, hire bikes etc. For supermarket shopping, Aulnay, or St Jean d'Angely are your most likely destinations.
Of touristic interest there is a Renaissance chateau at Dampierre sur Boutonne and the church at Aulnay is a UNESCO classed "world heritage site" .