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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Lakeside villa with stunning views across Etang Vallier Lake. Luxury 3 bed/2 bath villa, sleeping up to ten people. Large terrace providing the perfect spot to dine, sunbathe or relax with a glass of wine and watch the sunset. Set in a peaceful, rural location in a wooded valley a short distance from Brossac village. The villa is thoughtfully equipped and furnished and is surrounded by a large garden with built-in BBQ. Ideal for families seeking relaxation and or activity based holidays.
Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed and en-suite
Bedroom 2: Twin beds
Bedroom 3: Two sets of bunk beds
Living Room: Double sofa-bed
Bathrooms: En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1: Extra-large shower enclosure, Basin and wc
Main bathroom: Bath and overhead shower and basin. Washing machine
Kitchen: Four ring gas hob, electric oven, extractor fan, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, coffee machine, iron and ironing board. Fully equipped with plates, utensils, etc.
Living Room: Lounge and dining area: Large table to seat 10. Double sofa bed. TV with English and French channels. Music system, DVD player, large selection of DVDs, CDs, games and books.
Other: French doors lead from the living room to a large fully enclosed terraced with raised deck with sun loungers, table and chairs and superb views over Brossac Lake
Large outdoor pool open mid June to mid September.
Unwind with a massage or beauty treatment at the Clubhouse new spa and leisure centre. There is an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, traditional sauna, infrared sauna and steam room. It also has a fitness area with cardio and weight equipment, a squash court, games room and snack bar with a terrace leading to the beach, mini golf and children's play areas.
The Clubhouse snack bar is perfect for light lunches and snacks. Special evening meals and entertainment are arranged regularly. Internet is available here also.
The lake at Etang Vallier covers nearly 4 hectares and has excellent water quality for swimming. Fishing is also possible at the lake. Sunbathe on the beach or sit under the nearby pine trees. Entertainment during high season usually includes kayaking, sailing and sometimes jet skis on the lake, pony rides, dances, live bands and BBQs. Onsite mini golf and children's play area includes bouncy castle and trampoline. At the Clubhouse, guests can play football air hockey, driving simulator, billiards, table tennis, darts, etc. Internet Connection is available at the Clubhouse.
Golf: 9 hole course at Aubeterre-surDronne. Mini golf onsite.
Cycling: Bikes available to hire at Clubhouse.
Walking: Numerous paths to explore the stunning countryside.
Horse Riding: and Llama trekking available nearby.
Moto Quads: Available nearby for track and cross country rides. Quad biking and jet skis at Saint Vallier (5 km away).
Restaurants: Excellent restaurants nearby. Quai Sud overlooking the lake. Another in Brossac village. Good selection of bars and restaurants in Chalais and Barbezieux. Highly recommended family-owned restaurant in Bardenac offering 6 course lunch of local cuisine including wine for approx 13 euros!
There are many other activities available in the area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lakeside beach|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux 70 km, Nearest railway: Chalais 10 km|
|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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
Plenty of off-street parking. Built in barbecue, enclosed terrace with decking, large grassed garden, sun loungers, patio table and chairs.
Linen provided. Towels available for rent from onsite office. Weekly cleaning included. Charge for electricity used.
Golf: Nine-hole golf course located 18km away near Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. Mini golf onsite.
Cycling: Bikes are available to hire at the Clubhouse and there are numerous walking paths where you can explore the stunning countryside.
Horse-riding: Pony rides and Llama trekking are available nearby.
Moto quads: Moto quads are available in the area for track or cross country rides. Quad biking and jet skis are available at Saint Vallier 5km away.
Tennis available in Brossac.
Restaurants: There are excellent restaurants nearby, the nearest overlooking the lake and another in Brossac village. Further afield you will find a selection of very good bars and restaurants in Chalais and Barbezieux. Highly recommended is a small family owned restaurant in Bardenac, a few minutes drive away, which offers six excellent courses of typical French local cuisine for lunch including wine, all for approx 13 euros!
Shopping: Brossac has a local Spar general store together with butcher, baker, hairdresser, pharmacy, DIY store, tabac, tourist office, bank, post office, garage and petrol station. Supermarkets can be found in Chalais and Barbezieux.
Markets: There are regular local markets in Brossac, Chalais, Barbesieux and a number of local villages.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
What to do in the area : adventure parks, cycling, riding, golf, creative holidays, water sports and lots more!
A few of the many interesting places to visit are - Bordeaux, Angouleme, the Cote Sauvage (Atlantic Coast); award winning villages such as Aubeterre-sur-Dronne; St Emilion for wine tasting; Cognac; the fantastic port of La Rochelle; Futuroscope leisure park near Poitiers with amazing 3D and high-tech attractions; the Marais Poitevin and the lively markets in most villages.
Cyclists and horse-riders can enjoy riding in the idyllic rural setting of sunflower fields and forest, along quiet coastal roads and through pretty villages. There are hundreds of kilometres of walks for ramblers through all types of terrain and there are adventure parks to visit. Enjoy surfing, kite-surfing and windsurfing on the Atlantic coast. Cruise on the rivers. There are numerous lakes in the area suitable for swimming or fishing. Golfers can choose from 21 golf courses. Take a creative holiday and learn to cook, paint, write or do photography. Go wine-tasting in a local vineyard or sample cognac.
To sample the food of the region you will find everything from the most simple rustic auberge to Michelin-starred restaurants. The French just love their seafood and there are excellent seafood dishes available including oysters, lobster, shrimp, crayfish, fish and mussels.
Available in the village is banking, pharmacy, post office, hairdresser, tabac, baker, SPAR general store, butcher, well-stocked DIY store, garage and petrol station and restaurants.
The village centre has 2 tennis courts that can be rented by calling into the Pharmacy. Lake for swimming, mini golf, a variety of activities, conference facilities and accommodation. There are trails for biking and hiking.
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20 Jun 2014
"Fabulous lakeside family vacation"
We stayed here with our two young kids and they were busy from start to finish. Excellent facilities, no detail overlooked, and in a great location for exploring the local area. I'd heartily reco… More
2 Apr 2013
"Fantastic Family Holiday Destination"
We have been lucky enough to have stayed in this villa twice. First in May half term and second in July - both times the weather was great. The setup was perfect for our two families with two double… More
18 Nov 2012
"What a beautiful place! All the family feel well and truly rested."
The villa had by far the best view onto the lake and was just the right distance from all amenities at the Etang Vallier resort. My wife and I were able to relax on the terrace with a book and a glass of wine, whilst our two children (10 and 13) played in the clubhouse, fished for crayfish, explored the pine forests etc. Most evenings we cooked on the BBQ and ate outside. Occasionally we venture out to explore the local villages and areas of interest. With the local market at Chalais, the chateau, the beautiful arty village of Aubeterre Sur Dronne, where you will find the largest subterranean church in Europe, the kayaking, the horse riding, the cycling and the great family walks, we had plenty to do. We will be back!
31 Oct 2012
"What a wonderful family holiday!"
We had such a fabulous holiday at Etang-Vallier. The villa was peaceful, extremely comfortable and well equipped. We loved the views across the lake, particularly at sunset.
When our kids weren't playing on the beach or swimming in the lake, they were kept busy with kayaking, golf and even walking llamas. They had such a blast that as time went by they were sleeping in later and later, which gave us chance for a nice quiet morning coffee on the deck. Bliss!
The nearby village of Brossac, which is an easy walk away, is a charming spot to pick up your early morning baguette and croissants, and has several family restaurants.
The local markets are fun and a great place to sample and buy the wonderful local produce--and our boys took full advantage by consuming their own body weight in cheese.
We took time to visit nearby Bordeaux, Cognac, Royan, La Rochelle and Angouleme, all of which are very easy to get to and have a host of great shops, restaurants and attractions.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Etang-Vallier to anyone travelling with a young family and will return again in the very near future!
31 Oct 2012
"Lovely villa and great location with lots to do for family and friends"
There was plenty to do for all the family. My wife liked the large swimming pool on the resort, whereas the kids and I preferred swimming and kayaking in the lake. We hired bikes and managed about 20km with 2 small children, the countryside was amazing. I also enjoyed going for runs, and on the one day it rained, we went to the clubhouse and played games, and table tennis.
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