Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Set in 6 acres of beautiful French countryside, our peaceful gite with all amenities is the ideal base to explore the surrounding areas or fish in our own private spring fed 2.5 acre lake. The lake contains carp up to 30lb, roach, perch and sunfish. There is an enclosed childrens play area with swings, slides, badminton net and rackets. There is also an above ground circular swimming pool. We are in a quiet and peaceful village, yet only 10 minutes to the town of Chabanais with all amenities.
There is lots to do and see including, river canoeing, golfing, leisure lakes, amusement parks, chateaus and lots of photographic opportunities.
The ground floor has a large open plan kitchen/diner and there is a separate lounge with satellite TV & PS2. The 1st floor has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with 2 singles and a bathroom with shower/bath & wc. There is a small enclosed garden with patio furniture but you have full use of the grounds and woodland where you will see red squirrels, various birds and even deer. The owners property is on site.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors||
PS2 with games
Travel cot available
Foldaway bed available if required
Bed linen and bath linen provided, pool towels not provided.
|Further details outdoors||
Feed our friendly ducks, chickens, geese and tukey - children can help collect the eggs
Fishing all year round
Fishing tackle can be hired & bait provided
Above ground circular swimming pool (Adult supervision required for children at all times)
Welcome pack with essentials provided on arrival
If you want to get away and relax but do not drive, at an extra cost we can arrange airport transfers (Limoges airport), a trip to the supermarket and and an excursion.
Time of arrival is after 4.00pm and time of departure at the end of the holiday is 10.00am.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The Charente is situated on the borders of the Limousin and the Dordogne. Temperature wise it is reputed to be the second sunniest climate in France.
The large city of Limoges, which is famous for its porcelain, is approximately 50 mins away.
The medieval town of Cognac, famed for it's brandy, is approx. 1 hour away.
Bordeaux, famed for it's wine, is approx. 2hrs away.
We are in the small sleepy village of Chirac. A short stroll into the village will bring you to the lovely old church of Saint-Pierre.
Chez Toi bar/restaurant is in Exideuil which is approx 5 minute drive away.
We are 10 mins away from the town of Chabanais which has the river Vienne running through it. The town has all amenities, i.e. supermarket, dr's, pharmacy, restaurants, post office, etc.
The medieval town of Confolens is approx 20 mins away and is famed for its folk festival in August where artists from around the world come to perform in the towns cobbled streets.
Calling all vintage and classic car lovers - The Circuit des Remparts is held in Angouleme (approx 50 mins away) in September where vintage and classic cars are shown then raced.
There are lots to do and see for all ages, here are just a few:
A canoeing centre where you can canoe along the river Vienne
River fishing nearby on the Vienne
leisure/amusement parks, including La Vallee des Singes (a monkey park where monkeys roam freely)
Velo rail (where you sit in carriages and pedal along the disused rail tracks)
The memorial village of Oradour Sur Glane which the Germans destroyed on 10 June 1944 during the war