About the home
Enjoy a combination of relaxation, and outdoor fun and culture in this spacious family holiday home set in rural surroundings. In the large enclosed grounds you can sit and enjoy the local aperitif, Pineau de Charente, under the shady pergola; while the children splash about in the 12 ft pool or play on the swings.This is the ideal spot for alfresco dining, whilst providing plenty of room for the children to run around and play.
This is a great base for exploring the local area; from adventure parks and zoo's to historic cities and fine dining. You might even spot some of the local wildlife including deer, wild boar, red squirrel, and a variety of birds, including the hoopoo, shrike and buzzard.
Why not share the experience and bring your friends too. There's plenty of space for two families to holiday together, without getting under each other's feet! You could even bring the grandparents. With a downstairs bedroom and bathroom facilities, this property is also suitable for those with reduced mobility.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Royan, 80km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
The house has been renovated to a high standard, and still retains some original features such as old beams and a large fireplace.
There is a modern, spacious well-equiped kitchen with all new appliances.
The large lounge features a wood burning stove for extra cosiness and plenty of seating for all. This leads directly to a dining area with a large table and 8 chairs .
Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom, shower room with 2 basins and a separate toilet.
Upstairs there are 2 twin rooms, a second double bedroom, and a new bathroom with a bath.
A DVD library is available free of charge, as well as a selection of paperbacks and games.
Further details outdoors:
There is a shaded outdoor eating area with table and seating for 8, just outside the kitchen.
The large garden which surrounds the house on 3 sides (and a field on the 4th) is enclosed on all sides, making it a perfect play area for children.
A BBQ is provided to make the most of the warm summer evenings.
There is a 12ft splash pool, a swing set, swingball and other outside games.
Sun loungers and parasols are provided.
Secure parking is available in front of the house.
A 25% deposit at time of booking secures dates, with the remainder being paid 8 weeks in advance.
Arrival at the property is 4.00pm and departure time is 10.00am.
Owners representative nearby to help with information or assistance.
A welcome pack can be arranged for late arrivals.
Smoking is not permitted inside the property.
Special rates are available for long term lets.
Short term lets are available out of season.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Deux Sevres region
This area of France is reported to have the 2nd highest level of sunshine in the country.
The region has a rural farming feel to it, with agriculture being the main occupation of the locals. This gives the area it's lovely open feel with vast fields of wheat, oil-seed rape and sunflowers. Hugh skies are the product of a softly undulating landscape, giving rise to wonderful sunsets and stunning night-time displays of stars.
An hours drive takes you to La Rochelle with its lovely old port and marina, many great restaurants and narrow shop-lined streets. Nearby are the Islands of Ile de Re and ile d'Oleron, as well as some great beaches.
The historic city of Poitiers is about 45 mins away, with a self-guided tourist walks through the city, passing some wonderful Romanesque architecture. The theme park of Futuroscope is also worth a visit.
The canals of Marais Poitevin, known as 'Green Venice' are just 30 mins away. Here you can hire a boat and drift along the river at you own pace, watching the wildlife.
La Vallee des singes (monkey Valley), just 50 mins away, is a must for children and adults alike. Here, you can see the 30 different species of monkey running free in a natural setting.
Cognac, going south is about an hour away. The beautiful river Charente runs through the city, and here you can visit one of the many Cognac distilleries and even have a tasting too.
A folder containing information of local attractions and restaurants is available in the house.
The Brioux sur Boutonne / Villefollet area
Villefollet is a small village just 5km from the riverside market town of Brioux sur Boutonne. Here you will find a good range of amenities including a supermarket, banks, a bar and restaurants.
Melle, approx. 10Km north, has several larger supermarkets, a traditional French market (weekly) and a good range of restaurants. There are 3 beautiful Romanesque churches as well as the historic silver mines, where you can take a guided tour of the ancient mining caves. There is also an Arboretum and 6km botanical walk, containing hundreds of species of trees from around the world.
Going south to St Jean d'Angely, about 30mins away, there is a beautiful Abbey, as wells as markets, shops and numerous restaurants.
The forest of Chize is close by and the home to many deer, wild boar and wolves. Here you will find a lovely zoo containing a vast range of European animals in large open natural enclosures.
How to get there
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By road: From Channel ports via Rouen, Tours, and Poitiers. Approx. time 8 hours.
From St Malo via Rennes & Nantes. Approx. time is 4 hours.
From Caen via Rennes & Nantes. Approx. time is 5 hours
From Cherburg via Rennes & Nantes. Approx. time is 6 hours
Brittany Ferries will give up to 15% discount if you quote our membership number when you book your passage with them. We will give you that membership number when you have confirmed with us.
By Train: London St Pancras and Ebsfleet International to Poitiers via Lille or Paris on Eurostar and TGV services.
By Air: London Stansted to La Rochelle and Poitiers with Ryanair.
Birmingham to Poitiers with Ryan air
Birmingham to La Rochelle with Flybe
Dublin to La Rochelle with Ryanair
Southampton to La Rochelle with Flybe.
Activities near Brioux sur Boutonne
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||29 Dec 12||30 Mar 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||30 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||25 May 13||27 Jul 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||27 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||31 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Though the minimum stay is 1 week, extra days can be added on at a rate of £110 per night in peak season.. Our changeover day is Saturday.Enquire now
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