Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
La Petite Maison with its calming decor and light oak furniture is the perfect place to relax and chill by the pool or just to sit and watch the world go by in this haven of tranquility. It is equipped to a very high standard and the pictures speak for themselves, although we are told the size and beauty of this accommodation is not seen to the full advantage in the photographs. Come and see for yourself and visit us a Maison du Ruisseau.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Royan 70 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux 98 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 18 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The property has been furnished to the highest standard, maintaining many of the characteristics of the region including wooden beams and exposed Charentais stonework. Light oak furnishings and colour schemes reflect the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of the grounds combined with soft luxurious furnishings making this a perfect holiday haven. The kitchen is fitted with oven, hob, fridge freezer, microwave, and dishwasher . Underfloor central heating is also provided in the property which includes sky freeview CD and DVD player. All linen and towels, tea towels including pool towels are provided free of charge. Use of the washing machine in the main house is also available.
|Further details outdoors|
Maison du Ruisseau, of which La Petite Maison is part, is surrounded by a beautiful stone wall for your privacy. It contains a very pretty cottage garden which is also completely private, but benefits from an orchard and field overlooking the countryside. The swimming pool to the rear of the property, which is 9 x 5 mts complete with security alarm, is accessed through large gates and up five steps.The property is not suitable for those with wheelchairs. And sorry no dogs as the owners have two cats.
The property is provided with patio tables and chairs for all the gites, they are located on the terrace and in the garden to ensure sun all day and early evening; it's ideal for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner outside. Sun loungers and umbrellas are also provided for the garden and the pool area. Each of the gites is equipped with a barbecue and tools for 'al fresco' dining. You have the use of two bikes and table tennis with a tennis court nearby.
The gites have their own parking area.
Our gite is family friendly with open plan living and gated access from the house to the garden. A welcome pack is included on arrival to include basic produce for your first night and breakfast the following morning. All towels, bed linen, tea towels and pool towels are provided free of charge . Access to Internet is provided via site-wide WiFi. The property is cleaned before you arrival and we ask that you leave the property as you found it, ready for the next guests. Bikes are available table tennis and badmington, with an area for ball games. Our gites are fully central heated and are strictly non-smoking. The pool is open from May to October. The pool is not heated and is shared between the three properties. It is fitted with a safety alarm in accordance with French law.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The Charente is a beautiful unspoilt area of France. Set in the heart of the Cognac vineyard region it is an excellent location to access many of the local towns and surrounding areas. The landscape is rich and varied with acres of sunflowers and vines. The climate is temperate and comfortable with an average temperature of around 25° but often reaching over 30°. We are ideally situated for visiting many of the regional activities of the area. Cognac is a 30 minute drive where you can visit many world famous distilleries. Or if you prefer, the picturesque vineyards of St Emillion are a pleasant hours drive away. Our nearest city is Angouleme inhabited from the year 600 and is the capital of the Charente. It is known as the "City of Festivals" set high above the old city walls with views for miles around. The festivals begin in January with the cartoon/comic strip event, the “Musique Metisses” in May, the classic car race and rallye, “Circuit des Remparts” in September and the piano festival, “Piano en Valois” in October just to mention a few. It is a lively and still very much "French" town with an abundance of excellent bars and restaurants for your pleasure.
Chateauneuf sur Charente is our closest town built in the plains and hills bordering the Charente with 3500 inhabitants. On market days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays it is a place where people gather to sit and catch up in the local bars and cafes whilst leisurely shopping. There are two large supermarkets, three banks, chemists, bars, restaurants, doctors and a hospital. In the opposite direction is the town of Barbezieux St Hilaire which is larger than Chateauneuf with more restaurants a larger market and a hospital with an emergency department. Jonzac is just 15 minutes drive away where there is a large leisure complex with indoor and outdoor swimming, gym, solarium and spa. This pretty village has a market on Fridays and there are plenty of bars and restaurants to explore.