Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The east wing of Wild Acacia sleeps up to four in comfort in two double bedrooms. The accommodation is all on one level with tiled floors and is cool in summer and warm in winter due in part to ample insulation and a generously proportioned log burner which provides warmth throughout on cool days or evenings. All accommodation is well maintained and furnished for comfort and practicality. WiFi access is currently available in much of the garden but is intermittent in the east wing although it is planned to remedy this before the summer season 2014.
All areas of the property have recently been refurbished to a high standard which provides high quality living accommodation all round. There is a spacious lounge with log burner plus dining room and modern well equipped kitchen plus a new shower room with WC and sink and lashings of hot water when you need it.
Outside the gardens are mostly laid to lawn with Walnut and Hazelnut trees along with Oak and other native trees around some of the boundaries. Wild Acacia is part of a 12+ Acre Estate. The setting is peaceful agricultural countryside, mostly meadows and woodland with acres of Sun flowers or other crops, depending on the time of year. Wild Acacia offers a peaceful base for those who are looking for a quiet get away from it all, holiday. The local area is excellent for walking, cycling, canoeing and bird watching. There is private fishing available in a two acre lake or in the river close by at a small additional charge. There is a well kept outdoor tennis court in the village and boules is usually played on Tuesday and Friday afternoons on the village square. You will need transport if you are to get the most from our beautiful Charente countryside and the surrounding areas, so come prepared.
It's quiet, away from traffic and your nearest neighbour, the owners cottage is about 100 metres away where if you would prefer to have B&B there are three superior double en suite bedrooms available. It's about half a mile to the village of Beaulieu Sur Sonnette and ten minutes from a well stocked supermarket in nearby champagne Mouton. This is country life at its best and a place to relax, unwind and enjoy yourselves in a safe peaceful and private environment.
Note: There is additional space in the west wing of Wild Acacia for up to another six to eight people. It may suit you if you want to travel with friends or family and have additional private space for them to join you. If there are only four of you and you would prefer a mixture of single and double beds, the west wing may be more suitable for your requirements.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Les lacs de haute charente 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: BORDEAUX, LIMOGES OR POITIERS, Nearest railway: Angouleme 46.2 KMs (46mins) or Ruffec 24.50 KMs|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Mostly Agricultural but with plenty to offer for Art, Music history and Architecture to name a few. There are markets during the day and sometimes at night and during the summer months it is not difficult to find towns and villages with free open air concerts or dancing in the streets with street vendors galore. There's plenty to do in this picturesque part of the world and here are a few suggestions...
The taste and tours in Cognac and have fun on a Gaberre (Flat bottomed boat)
The Velo-Rail in Confolens (try 'U' tube?)
The beautiful village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with it's vaulted underground church and restaurants.
The hilltop town of Angoulême including the classic car race round the Ramparts each September
La Rochefoucauld château and restored mills.
The Lakes of the Charente
Wineries and wine tasting tours
Take to the water and canoe or hire a boat on the Charente, it's a beautiful river with lovely towns and countryside on route.
The nearest village is Beaulieu about a mile away; it is a quite sleepy sort of village set in the heart off the Charente. It has it's own friendly village shop open each morning and there is a supermarket open seven days a week in Champagne Mouton about ten minutes away. Nothing much seems to happens in Beaulieu, locals play boules on the village square on Tuesdays and Fridays but generally the village has a timeless air to it which may remind some of us of times gone by.
This is life in the slow lane, rustic, quiet and the place to ramble or cycle in a safe environment. There are excellent affordable restaurants and bars within a shortish car ride and lots of unspoiled countryside to lose yourself in on your doorstep if you want to.