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Main house and Delage

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Situated in the midst of glorious countryside we are within easy reach of the local towns and facilities by car, bicycle or on foot. The market town of Chalais is 6km distant and has a lively Monday morning market.

Close by are several riverside leisure parks with sandy beaches, tennis courts, fishing, canoeing, children's play parks and restaurants etc.

Ideally located only 45 minutes from the new Angouleme-Cognac International Airport .

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Angouleme 40 km, Nearest railway: Chalais 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Fax machine, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

This part of the Charente has its own micro climate and is second only to the Cote d'Azur in terms of number of sunshine hours.

Charente is famed for its double-distilled brandy (80% is exported). Its popularity seems to grow - supporting the local economy and the prosperous town of Cognac.

Surrounding Cognac are rolling vineyards & quiet villages dotted with mini chateaux - the properties of wealthy Cognac producers.

A good place for walking and for a chance for a refreshing swim, head to the pools of the river Antenne.

The cathedral city of Angouleme is well worth a visit with its stunning cathedral and quaint, narrow streets.


Riverside leisure park within 3 minutes drive-safe bathing lake with a sandy beach,plenty of things to keep the kids happy.....and free admission!......even a bar for the big kids!

Another safe bathing lake with sandy beach at Brossac Lakes, some 15kms away. Only 20kms from Aubeterre, officially recognised as one of the prettiest villages in France , with its famous monolithic Church.

Lots of local restaurants to suit every taste and budget.

Our local restaurant offers a lunchtime 5 course meal, including wine....for 12 euros! Or, for a special occasion you could try the Internationally renowned restaurant in the Chateau, very reasonably priced.

Plenty to do in the area for all ages........or simply laze around the pool

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28 Aug 2013


"Superb location and fantastic hospitality"

Superb rustic location, beautiful scenery, very peaceful, very friendly local people and steve was so helpful with information on the area, local markets, local restaurants etc.

8 May 2012


"If you want peace and quiet, relaxation, this place fits the bill."

We're not so young, so the quiet appealed to us. We're really looking forward to coming back in August with son,daughter in law and 2 children (10 and 7) - there's enough to do for active kids in the pool or within 3 or 4 miles a water park, canoeing on the River Dronne, plus the seaside (albeit 90 minutes away). Boulangerie and (basic) restaurant 2 minutes drive away, supermarkets, cafes etc... in Chalais (5 miles away). We stayed in the smallest gite, kitchen is small but adequate, shower room a bit dated but functional. Mr Thompson couldn't have been more helpful, he really went out of his way when I had a problem with my car, my French isn't technical enough, but he drove me to a local garage, explained the symptoms, took my car to the garage on his trailer (you're not allowed to tow in France) and got me sorted, without being ripped off. Brilliant, he couldn't have been more helpful. We don't go on holiday expecting to find home from home, everywhere's different and we wouldn't be going back if there was anything we weren't happy with.

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:08 Mar 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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