Walnut Tree Cottage
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Walnut Tree Cottage is on the edge of a small hamlet surrounded by beautiful countryside. We fell in love with the cottage on sight and hope you will too. The house is spacious: it is a real home not a holiday gite. It is comfortably furnished and sleeps up to five in two bedrooms. The sitting room retains many original features such as the traditional Charentaise fireplace, beams and oak floor. The old 'sejour' is a kitchen/diner with comfortable lounge seating around the wood burning stove. The en suite master bedroom has a double bed whilst the other has twin beds with plenty of space for a foldaway bed, shower and loo adjacent. We also have a cot. Each bedroom has a mirror and a hair-dryer. There 3 steps plus a door down to the bedrooms which separates them from the living area but does make access for wheelchair users or the infirm difficult.
Outside, to the rear, there is a new and, we think, beautiful terrace, perfect for eating alfresco or simply for enjoying the odd glass of wine or two! We now have an 3.66m circular Intex above ground pool, absolutely brilliant for cooling off after fantastic sightseeing as well as on sunny summer days. Beyond is a lawn with plenty of room for kicking a football, there are also fruit and nut trees which you are able to enjoy in season. The garden is enclosed on three sides, the fourth having a gap for off lane parking. The garden enjoys both sun and shade. The cottage is ideal for a memorable family holiday or for couples wanting a romantic break.
The area has many attractions, just ask us for details and recommendations.
Other than comments on Trip Advisor comments made by email include "Thank you so much Helen, your cottage was wonderful, we enjoyed our stay tremendously" June 2013; Just a very quick message to thank you for the hire of your home in France. It was exactly what we wanted and needed. The location (as we had hoped) ensured we could do little but relax, read, barbecue, drink wine and slump in the sunshine - the pool was an unexpected and welcome extra. We came away with a heavy heart but with batteries fully charged to face England and the world of work." September 2013; "We were stunned by the size of the garden and it was lovely to have shade and sunshine" June 2014 and 'Your home is lovely and we felt like we had the most relaxing holiday for a few years" July 2014
Above all: enjoy!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Brossac 11 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Angouleme (30 mins),, Nearest railway: Montmoreau 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Due to the character of the cottage, along with it being centuries old, some of the floors are uneven. Please be aware of this when making a booking. There is a door between the living and sleeping areas, at the steps, for further privacy and safety.
|Further details outdoors|
The pool is circular and above ground. There are steps up to the front entrance which may make access difficult for the elderly or infirm.
As with every other holiday cottage we know the pool is closed October onwards.
The Poitou-Charentes region
Walnut Tree Cottage provides the best of all worlds. The Charente is documented as the second sunniest region in France so you could just relax in the garden or walk in the surrounding countryside.
The nearest shop/bar is an easy two minutes drive away, The owners are English speaking and very friendly and welcoming. There are a number of market towns within 15 mins drive each with its own particular character and style. You could visit a market a day if you wanted to. Each year they host an equestrian weekend, concerts, and festivals suitable for all ages and interests. There are many restaurants close by to suit all pockets and tastes from chateaux to cosy bar. Nearby are a number of clean swimming lakes with beaches, water sports and places to eat.
The sea is less than an hour away. There is a large inside water park for the odd inclement day and any number of sporting activities if that is your thing.
A car is essential if you want to see any of the many attractions.
Within easy reach by car are many beautiful and interesting towns. Angouleme (30 mins) is a fortified old town steeped in history where you can still stroll around the ramparts soaking up the special atmosphere, although this is not advised during the vintage car rally which takes place each September! The Charente is the main region for producing Cognac and there are many local producers and suppliers, along with abundant vineyards and vineyards which not only produce excellent wines but also the local tipple Pinot.
The town of Cognac is 40 mins away whilst others at a similar distance include Brantome and St Emilion. Aubeterre sur Dronne (20 mins) is officially one of the prettiest villages in France. It is a thriving artisan village with many crafts and foods on offer.It has a fascinating monolith church which holds concerts during the summer months and a thriving Sunday market. A great place to visit for the day. Why not drive into the neighbouring Dordogne and see amazing caves, go north to Futuroscope or visit the interactive prehistoric centre near Cognac. Chateaux and vineyards are in plentiful supply. The possibilities are truly endless, we are in our seventh year and still have so much yet to see.
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16 Aug 2014
This cottage was recommended to us by some friends and we were not disappointed. We stayed from the 29th of June to the 12th of July and so were luckily able to enjoy the house in the height of summer… More
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are really pleased that you were recommended to the cottage by previous guests and that you weren't disappointed that you visited. We love hearing from so many of our clients often by email or telephone: it really justifies the hard work and care that my changoever people take. Thank you again.
10 Aug 2014
"great value, great location"
Understated property, the photos don't really do it justice. It is a very spacious 2 bed property and the pool was fantastic for our 5 year old who had hours of fun. The cottage was clean and tid… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are really pleased that you and your son enjoyed your stay. We love the cottage and are so happy to hear that others do as well. I will, of course, pass your comments on to my changeover people. Regards
22 Jun 2013
Had a great stay here. We didn't know what to expect but were very pleasantly surprised. The cottage is in a great location with easy access to everywhere - although a car is necessary. The cotta… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are very happy that you had a great time and that you loved the cottage as much as we do. Thank you also for the comments you posted by email: you are very welcome if you do indeed decide to come back.
3 Feb 2013
"Fantastic, relaxed experience"
Just returned from a truly relaxing winter break at Walnut Tree Cottage. It was so warm and cosy that sometimes we didn't want to leave to explore!We are so glad we did as there was plenty to do,… More
Hi thank you for your kind comments. The countryside in winter can be magical. We are glad you enjoyed the wine and the card and found exploring the area worthwhile.
27 Jan 2013
"Beautiful, typically French, away-from-it-all hideaway"
This is a beautiful cottage, with a typically French feel. The experience of staying there is very relaxing. The house is clean, and dealing with the owner was easy and hassle-free. Suitable for si… More
Thank you for your kind comments, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage.
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