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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This modern property is set in a beautiful location in the heart of the Sud Charente. The airy and light villa is set in its own spacious grounds with shrubbed gardens and open grassed areas which are ideal for relaxation or family games.
The house is situated within walking distance of the local village (Brossac) which has Bakers, Grocers, Pharmacy, Bank and Restaurant and is only a five minute walk away from a large lake with sandy beach, a Clubhouse, Spa and lovely Lakeside restaurant. The local area also has many hiking and cycle trails plus kayaking and horse riding all within a 30 mins drive!
At the rear of the house there is a 9m x 4m swimming pool with a large, tiled terrace with a south facing aspect. The covered outside terrace offers shade from the hot Charente sunshine and an ideal setting for alfresco family meals.
There is also a second outside eating/seating area near to the BBQ location - plus sun loungers on the pool terrace.
The kitchen area is open-plan to the dining and sitting areas and features all modern conveniences in a spacious setting. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven, gas hob and extractor fan, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is also a washing machine and ironing facilities in the utility room.
The dining area offers a large table for up to 8 place settings with ample crockery/cutlery etc to create fabulous family meals.
In the lounge area there is a large coffee table and television with flat screen and a DVD player. The TV features satellite reception of French TNT, Dutch and English channels.
The villa offers 3 bedrooms and can sleep a max of 8 people:
1: King size bed (160cm x 200cm) plus plenty of storage space and an en-suite shower room,
2: King size bed (160cm x 200cm)
3: 2 sets of bunk beds (90cm x 200cm) to sleep 4 people.
There is also a large `family` bathroom with a bath, overhead shower and sink unit, and a separate WC.
The nearest small town is Chalais at 10kms where you will find a full range of commercial facilities including supermarkets (Intermarche and LIDL) Petrol Station and cafes and restaurants. Chalais has a wonderful Monday Market each week which offers all kinds of local foods and goods and is very popular with both locals and tourists alike. Try and arrive there early, as this can get very busy in the summer.
The South Charente is ideally situated for days out also - the lovely city of Angouleme is approx 55km away and the beautiful sandy beaches of the Atlantic Coast (like Royan, St George de Didonne, Meschers and La Palmyre) are only just over an hours drive away (97kms).
The nearest international airports are at Bordeaux and Bergerac (both approx 95km).
The climate in the Poitou Charentes region is one of the sunniest in France, second only to the famous Cote d'Azur in the south of the country. In an average year the region gets over 2,200 hours of sunshine a year making it an ideal holiday destination - what can be better than sitting watching the sun dip over the horizon with of glass a local red wine in your hand...?
If you are looking for a trouble free, relaxing, independent fun family holiday, then this large villa is ideal.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux 95 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Poitou-Charentes region
The Charente is one of France`s lesser known regions and is situated around a one hour drive north east of Bordeaux via the N10 Auto-route. It is also only just over a one hour drive from the sandy beaches and wonderful seascapes, towns and villages of the Atlantic coast.
It is an area where you will find gently rolling hills, with field after field filled to overfilling with vines and sunflowers.
Most of the Charente grapes you will see are grown for either Cognac or Pineau (a delicious local aperitif) plus the vineyards of Bordeaux and St. Emilion and all their fine and well known wines are all within an hour or so`s driving distance of Brossac.
Scattered around the Charente you will find lots of quaint, charming villages most of which will have small Romanesque-style churches dating back to the times of the Knights Templar.
There are many wonderful old towns and villages, which are great places to visit on a day out.
Charente's capital is Angoulême which dates from the 6th century AD and its a place full of history, with its old town ramparts, magnificent cathedral and winding cobbled streets. Best of all for the visitor, the old town in the centre is packed with dozens of good bars and restaurants.
Probably the best-known town in the Charente is Cognac, where all the the famous Cognac houses are situated. Most of these have organised daily tours where you can learn all about the history of cognac and how it is made, plus enjoy a tasting or two.
Many other Charente towns are well worth a visit - but perhaps best of all is the beautiful village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with its famous underground church, and gorgeous square with bars and many restaurants and Creperies. There is also a nice sandy beach down by the river with snack bar and canoe and kayak hire.
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