Luxury Villa with Lakeviews
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Our luxury Charentaise style Villa stands in a private woodland gardens and is one of the few villas on site that overlooks the beautiful Brossac Lake providing stunning views from our raised terrace area. We have furnished our villa to a very high standard making it a real home from home. Our focus has been to provide a safe family environment where relaxation is the top priority.
The villa shares free access to the recently remodelled outdoor pool open from the 15th of June to the 15th of September. There are 2 play areas in the pool gardens as well. In the central park, there is an additional play area, free and reserved for Pinede park residents.
In addition to the free outdoor pool, there is an indoor pool, fitness room and fitness classes available on site in the Clubhouse Café & Spa lakeside. Make sure you reserve your times to avoid disappointment. This is an excellent retreat providing pure relaxation and fun for all, as well as excellent food & drinks served in the clubhouse café. Sit back and enjoy your drinks on the terrace overlooking the lake.
Our villa has three bedrooms and we have fitted high quality mattresses to the beds and provided quality duvets and extra pillows. The three bedrooms feature one double bed, one with two twin beds and one with 2 sets of bunk beds. A travel cot is also available if needed.
There is a PS2 in the bedroom with a good selection of games and accessories along with a flat screen TV where can also play DVD's. We have also provided electric fans in all of the bedrooms to ensure you have a relaxing sleep during the balmy summer months.
The double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom featuring a large walk in monsoon shower, basin and WC. There is also a family bathroom with a bath and overhead shower and another separate WC. There is a hairdryer supplied in the family bathroom.
All rooms are located of a hallway featuring a built in cupboard housing an automatic washing machine and a electric dryer.
The Lounge area has two comfortable sofas' which provide ample seating for all, one of these coverts to a double sofa bed. From these you can enjoy the large flat screen TV with basic French TV and English SkyTV providing all freeview channels. There is also a music system and DVD player and we have provided a large selection of DVD's for your enjoyment, some are multi language English and French. CD's are also available.
Double French doors lead from the lounge area to the fully enclosed raised terrace with great views over the lake. Having two active grandchildren ourselves we find the terrace a great place for them to play safely whilst we relax and enjoy the sun, sunbeds are provided.
We have a large charcoal BBQ, garden table and chairs so you can enjoy outside dinning whilst watching the sun set over the lake. The terrace is also a great place for a peaceful breakfast watching the birds feed in the woodland garden area.
Our Kitchen has all the modern conveniences you could expect, it is beautifully fitted with butcher block work tops and wooden units. The electric oven has recently been replaced and has fan assisted functionality as well as a timer if you want to put something on for later whilst you pop out. We have also provided a number of cooking appliances such as a sandwich toaster, upgraded coffee machine and a slow cooker. There is plenty of serving pieces and pots and pan to make cooking in a pleasure if you don't fancy eating out at one of the delightful local restaurants. We also have a dishwasher to take care of the washing up for you.
The dining area has a large table and chairs and a fully stocked bookcase featuring a range of novels and cook books. We have also provided a selection of indoor and outdoor games for all round family entertainment.
The park is very quiet and peaceful and our villa will provide you with the perfect setting and accommodation you need to unwind and relax. It can be enjoyed all year round with the resort having something to offer all ages. Come and experience life by the lake!!!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac,Bordeaux,La Rochelle, Nearest railway: Chalais|
|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||Sauna, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|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||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Brossac South Charente France offers the best location in Charente. It is at the crossroads convenient to the Dordogne, Charente Maritime, and Aquitaine- each no more than 15 minutes away. Blessed with good access, you'll enjoy your time exploring the nature and history of Brossac and the South Charente while not missing out on the many day visits to the major destinations of Bordeaux, Cognac, St Emilion, Angouleme and more!
The nature and beauty of the South Charente Countryside will astound you. Fields of golden sunflowers are scattered around Brossac village and are crossed by the many walking paths.Let the animals, insects, plants, and trees guide you through Brossac South Charente France. Miles of groomed (and some less groomed) trails beckon you. Hike, bicycle and explore miles of nature surrounding Brossac Village.
Brossac village is at the heart of rural South Charente, you can find many local products thanks to its agriculture and farms- delicacies found only in high street specialty stores are picked up from the neighbor here! But, don't let the rural atmosphere fool you, you are also at the cultural crossroads of the Southwest- the gateway to Gascony, in a land traversed by conquerers, religious icons and some of the earliest humans in Europe. Cave dwellings and art, Fine chateaux and Roman churches can all be on your agenda of things to do. Tourist information on all these activities is available either from the Mairie in Brossac, the Tourist information relais in Brossac (open in the summer only) or at Etang Vallier Resort (open all year).
Culture and Art South Charente
Espinoa is the culture and art centre run by the 37 villages in the South Charente- there is a Gallery space in Baignes, but there are theatre and musical events hosted in all the communities as well. They have a website- all in French- but the calendar is obvious and your hosts will fill you in if you see something of interest! Espinoa. In Brossac, you will also find The Marmajoux gallery exhibiting local artists work Marmajoux.. It is located just 100m toward the village from Etang Vallier Resort. (Open in the afternoons or by appointment. In Chalais, you will also find works exhibited in the shops in town, and quite frequently there are exhibits in the Chateau and Cloister. Aubeterre is also know for its artists, sculptors, glassworkers, iron workers,potters... and more.
Short Local Daytrips from Brossac
For a good Monday visit, Chalais comes highly recommended. Leave early enough to catch the best items on offer at the large street market featuring produce, local goods, arts and crafts, household items, chickens, rabbits, flowers, fish, sausages, meat, make up, clothes, and more. Pick up your breakfast and stop for a coffee.... Climb the hill up to the Chateau for a visit of its inner courtyard- sometimes inside visits are available- check the schedule as there are plans to reopen in a more permanent manner. There are fabulous views of the surrounding area and many pictures begging to be taken. Also on the hilltop are a beautiful church and the cloister which houses antique fairs and art exhibits regularly. FOr lunch, why not pick up the necessaries during the market for a picnic? Take the car to continue on to take a look at Rioux Martin, with little walking trails and beautiful village scenery then carry on to visit the curiosities at Yviers... Outdoor garden sculptures away like you've never seen thanks to one of its more eccentric residents. After Yviers, you can always return to Brossac, well sated to pass the rest of the day on the beach!
Aubeterre offers a nice half day visit for the whole family. There are many restaurants to choose from, so make sure to arrive in time for lunch! There are small shops- antiques, artists, sculptors and potters to visit, a doll museum and the real attraction- the monolithic church carved into the hillside, overhung by the chateau of Aubeterre. Walk the steps of the interior cave church and explore the catacombs (children love this visit if you have them imagine all the scary things that could have once happened here!). There is also a beautiful roman church with remarkable frescos that will awe. If the children have had enough culture- head down hill where you will find a riverside beach and camping area with kayak rentals and swimming- help yourself to a dessert and a bit of sun
The area around Brossac is teaming with restaurants- know when they are open and you are ahead of the game. Restauranteurs in France are a special breed. They feed you during the appropriate hours (according to tradition- not your stomach) and on the days that arrange their family life and holiday schedule.
In general, cafés and bakeries will open between 8am and 9am to buy pastries and order a coffee or hot chocolate or tea. Restaurants open for lunch will start serving at 12 noon- and you can generally be seated between 11:30 and 11:45 without too many awkward hesitations. They will stop serving quite frequently at 2pm, so don't arrive too late, unless you are in a very touristy area or a large city or a fast food. Dinner is served usually from 7pm to 9pm. When you reserve a table, you have it for the evening- thus the reason that many restaurants- especially small country places don't ask you when you will be arriving. The traditional day for weekly closing is Monday- so plan your barbecues and cooking experiments for Monday night at your holiday rental.
Heading out from Brossac toward the Atlantic Coast
Going out for the day from Brossac toward the Coast and Royan is a great day trip. You have the advantage of the coastal hustle and bustle being a comfortable drive, but at the end of the day, you can return to the calm comfort of the countryside. From Brossac, see Barbezieux with its chateau, then you can choose to stop and do some antiquing along the road to Pons. In Pons there is the Chateau des Egnimes- with games and parks for the Children as well as the chateau's history, continue on further and decide to visit Meschers for the cave dwellings, Talmont for local art shops, tons of souvenirs and beautiful "Rose Tremière" lined pedestrian streets. If you prefer a day at a traditional French Beach head instead for Royan, with games, traditional beach food, souvenir shops and port. On another day, you may also enjoy the Zoo- but this is a whole day itself.
What if it rains?
During the summer months there aren't many times that your plans will be ruined by the rain. There are generally short wet periods, but nothing to worry about. However, the green hillsides do need water to stay green, so you may need to find an option for a rainy day! We can recommend sight seeing in and around Angouleme- There is the museum with its artifacts of Archeology, African and oceanique art and the fine arts. There is also the Museum of Cartoons- "Bande Dessinées" which will please all ages in different ways, and the Paper museum which features workshops for all ages regarding paper making and more. If you get a break in the weather, you can enjoy a walk in one of the many parks. Including those around the Charente river, or on the hillsides of the ramparts- there are even goats! There is a boat ride on the Charente river which will take you to the chocolate factory tour which is a must do! There are many walking streets in Angouleme with shops and an indoor mall. Restaurants are everywhere- every make and model and price range. The quality is great compared with many city centres. If you need some good old fashionned family fun, you can also pick up a game of Bowling before heading back to Brossac at the Bowling of Angoulem, not far from the the N10 (05 45 67 00 66) .
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9 Jan 2014
"Absolutely excellent. Couldn't of asked for more."
We stayed in the villa in September with two children under 3. It was fantastic, absolutely excellent place to take children. The villa is exceptionally clean and well decorated.It has a fully stocked… More
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