Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
If you want peace and quiet and a good centre for activities - cycling, walking, fishing, riding, swimming (lovely outdoor pool at Civray) - and sampling medieval history, you couldn't do better. Good information to be had from Charroux Tourist Information Centre, next to the ancient abbey tower (6 km).
Secure bike storage - beautiful rolling countryside - leafy lanes - lots of leisure areas.
Convenient for shopping and great options for eating out - Charroux, Civray, Perigne (recommended), Surin (pizzas in wood-fire oven while you wait).
In easy reach of Confolens for the International Festival of Song and Dance (second week of August). Easy driving distance from Futuroscope (Poitiers cinematic theme park) - Saturday fireworks and laser show!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||River and Lake beaches 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges or Poitiers 70 km, Nearest railway: Poitiers 70 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
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Main bedroom with king-sized bed. Mezzanine second bedroom with twin beds. Cot, high-chair and baby bath available on request. child-gate on stairs.
Very well equipped kitchen. Easy, trouble-free, relaxed living with a secluded outdoor area, private patio area and also shared garden.
|Further details outdoors|
Table, chairs, parasol, relaxer chairs, barbecue, convenient parking on the drive by the bungalow. Plenty of space for other cars at end of building. Private patio area.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
An area rich in history and leisure opportunities. The property sits in the middle of the triangle formed by Limoges, Poitiers and Angouleme - all of them beautiful cities, each with its own special charm, and with a notable historical heritage. Regions south of the Loire generally have a benign climate and so it's reasonable to expect good summers and mildish winters.
To the west are the vineyards of the Charentes, of particular interest being Cognac, where visits to the various distilleries have own their special rewards.
Charroux was, in the time of Charlemagne and for some time following, a very large religious and political seat of power. The tower that dominates the town and the cloisters are the remains of a huge abbey. There is also a medieval covered market ('Les Halles') around which are some ancient houses.
There are way-marked footpaths around the town and surrounding area. The Office de Tourisme is very helpful and will provide maps for the footpaths.
At the end of August - the last Sunday - there is a horse racing meet on the edge of town, flat racing and trotting.
Le Vigeant motor-racing circuit is about 20 km to the east.