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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 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
Trundle bed in the bedroom with 2 singles (makes 2 singles or large double)
Bed linen and bath linen provided, pool towels not provided.
|Further details outdoors|
Feed our friendly ducks and chickens - children can help collect the eggs
Stroke the sheep
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.
About this location
The Poitou-Charentes 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
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14 Sep 2014
"Peaceful location in the heart of the Charente countryside"
We recently spent 11 days at Dean and Veena's holiday property. Thay are excellent hosts, always on hand with help or advice if we needed it. The property is set in very tranquil surroundings, an… More
10 Sep 2014
"A Fishermans/woman's Dream"
I only spent 3 hours fishing their lake, and oh man what amazing carp that are always hungry, they fought like gladiators.An amazing village setting and fantastic family p, highly recommended, don… More
26 Aug 2014
"Fantastic holiday, lovely gite and grounds and such a relaxing two weeks"
We stayed at Acorn Lake for two weeks in August. We had already booked our holiday for next year but we had such an enjoyable holiday that we have added a third week to our holiday so we can come back… More
10 Aug 2014
"This holiday was everything we wanted this year and more!"
From the moment we arrived, we felt at totally at home. Our hosts, Veena and Dean, could not have been more welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They even helped us with places to visit, eat … More
11 Jun 2014
"Well equipped gite in an idyllic location"
On arrival we were greeted by Dean and Veena, the owners, who gave us a much appreciated welcome pack of "essentials". They were a very friendly and helpful couple who were very mindful of o… More
16 Oct 2013
"Great week at acorn lake."
We stayed at dean and veenas gite in cussac, what a lovely and helpfull couple they are nothing is to much trouble. The fishing was excellent with many fish to over 20lb, it is a lovely place to just chill out the animals they have just give you so much fun it just makes your day watching them going about there daily routines. do give this lovely property a try.
Mark and Ellen.
26 Aug 2013
"A fantastic & relaxing stay"
I was looking for a quiet & relaxing holiday with my family and this was absolutely perfect. The owners were a lovely family and were very helpful with information with what was going on and around i… More
19 Aug 2013
"Beautiful tranquil place."
Lovely gite with lovely family looking after it. Lake is fantastic, so peaceful, tranquil and lots of fish in it to catch. Grounds are lovely, lots of chickens, ducks, geese, sheep and horses around t… More
28 Jul 2013
"French tranquility with a British twist"
We had a wonderful time at Acorn Lake. The family are very kind and helpful and respect your privacy. The gite is very clean and convenient. The grounds are lovely for a walk (we had our dog with us) … More
16 Aug 2012
"Peace and quiet in beautiful French countryside."
From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome. Dean and Veena are very pleasant hosts who are very helpful at all times. The property is lovely and the welcome each morning from the ducks and chickens is a pleasant way to start the day.
I fished the lake most evenings and managed to catch many fish up to 29lb in weight. The lake is a lovely place to spend some quiet time watching the wildlife.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is a lovely area that I would recommend people to visit. Thanks again.
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