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Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Looking for a relaxing get-away-from-it-all break in the French countryside? La Grange will suit your needs perfectly. Lazy days and restful nights can be found in this tranquil corner of France on the borders of the Charente, Vienne and Deux-Sèvres. La Grange has been lovingly restored over the past twenty years.
Explore the countryside, sample the many fantastic restaurants in the local area, take a stroll down to the village for a bière, or just laze in the sun with a good book after a dip in our heated swimming pool - you'll find plenty to occupy yourself during a relaxing stay at this French retreat.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Châtelaillon-Plage 120 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Poitiers, Limoges, La Rochelle, Tours, Bordeaux 60 km, Nearest railway: Ruffec, Poitiers (TGV/Eurostar via Lille or Paris) 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
An Ideal getaway for a group of friends, or a large family, our property has four good sized bedrooms. The first double bedroom is located on the ground floor with easy access to the modern shower / wetroom. Our other three bedrooms are located upstairs in the recently renovated 'Grenier' [Granary]. All Grenier rooms benefit from lots of daylight, high ceilings, wooden floorboards and beautifully exposed beams. You will also find our brand new shower room with toilet on this level.
Back downstairs you will find a large living area with a country-style kitchen complete with a fantastic log-burning fire to keep you cozy in the winter months and a large dining room to seat up to eight people. There is a UK-enabled digital TV to enable you to catch up on the news or keep up with your favourite TV shows. Through to the lounge-snug you can curl up with a good book from our library, watch a DVD or play one of the many board games. All with a glass of wine or two, of course!
The property is suitable for couples, groups and families alike.
We have a travel-cot, high chair and stair gates available to families, on request.
|Further details outdoors|
La Grange is situated on 3/4 acre of land within a small hamlet, which is made up of a number of other 17th century renovated properties. La Grange benefits from peaceful rural surroundings, with several walking and cycling trails within easy reach.
There is a private heated swimming pool for your sole use in our orchard. Our new in-ground pool is a generous 8m x 4m in size and has a constant depth of 1.4m, which is flood-lit at night. Summer pool water temperatures are around 30 degrees centigrade. We have also installed a pool alarm for your safety and security, although please note, the pool is not fenced.
Available for use in the garden you will find several sun loungers, garden table and chairs with large parasol, swing ball set, badminton racquets and net, quoits, petanque [boule] and a charcoal BBQ.
A full size tennis outdoor court, 3 minutes drive - free to use. Remember to bring your tennis rackets.
Cycle Hire is also available for an extra charge. Further details on request.
About this location
The Poitou-Charentes region
Poitou-Charentes, is one of the sunniest areas of France due to its unique micro-climate, enjoying mild winters and warm summers boasting temperatures well into the 30s. And there is so much to see and do within an easy drive:
La Venise Verte [Green Venice] is a lazy landscape of fens and meadows, shielded by popular trees and criss-crossed by an elaborate system of canals, dykes and slow flowing rivers. Boating, kayaking, angling and horse riding [1hr]
Futuroscope is France's second most visited theme park, with a collection of virtual-reality rides (IMAX, 4D, 3D, 360, Hydraulic) which draw you into the action on screen. A great day out for all ages. Not to be missed [1hr 10m]
Oradour-sur-Glane is the village preserved as an important shrine and chilling reminder of the horrifying event which took place on 10th June 1944 and saw 642 inhabitants killed by the SS during the second world war [1hr]
Cognac is the home to one of the world's best known brandies. Visit some of the great cognac houses and cellars including Remy Martin, Hennessy, Martell and Courvoisier. Extensive tours and tastings available daily [1hr 15m]
La Rochelle is an historic Atlantic port city, with mediaeval fortifications. The aquarium is one of the most visited attractions in France. Our nearest coastal beach is located south of here, at Châtelaillon-Plage [1hr 30m]
The Ile d'Oreron is France's largest island after Corsica as is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches and picturesque ports. The island also boasts the extensive pine-studded Foret des Saumonards [2hrs]
Bordeaux is an imposing UNESCO World Heritage 18th century city, with an eclectic mix of museums, top-end boutiques and shops, restaurants, parks and night life. Worthy of a day-trip or overnight stay [1hr 50m]
Poitiers has been the provincial capital since Gallo-Roman times. Its pedestrian precincts, restaurants, pavement cafes, shops - and some wonderful central gardens - make for a great day's sightseeing [1hr]
Angoulême is an attractive walled citadel, packed full of fabulous restaurants, boutique shops and funky bars. The cathedral, of romanesque origin, was extensively renovated in the 19th century. A good day's excursion [50m]
Limoges is worth a visit for its magnificent Art Deco train station, the Gare des Benedictins and the craft industry that made the city a household name on a worldwide scale, porcelain [1hr 20m]
The local area has plenty to offer for adults and children alike. La Grange is surrounded in the Summer months by a tapestry of fields of sunflowers and poppy-edged wheat fields with extensive marked pathways suited for rambling or cycling. For foodies, there are some fabulous restaurants within an easy drive, serving the very best of local French cuisine at fantastic value [5-course à la carte menus ave: 20-30€]. In addition:
Close at hand is the pretty village of Lizant [35 min walk or 5 min drive]:
- Boulangerie and shop; serving bread and pastries made on the premises in addition to all the basics
- Bar and pizza restaurant
- Fish & chip restaurant; also serving curries, pies, home-made desserts to eat-in or take away
- Lizant Fishery; three large pools, bar, restaurant, play-area and farm animals for children [20 min walk]
- Outdoor Lido with heated swimming pool in Civray [10 min]
- Freshwater swimming and man-made beach at Saint-Macoux [10 min]
- Riverside bathing at the Aire de Réjallant country park [15 min]
- Valley of the Monkeys; 350 animals over 15 hectares [20 min]
- Ostrich Farm; featuring emus, rheas and cassowaries [30 min]
- 12th century church of Civray [10 min]
- 11th century abbey, impressive octagonal tower and medieval covered marketplace in Charroux [10 min]
- Imposing Châteaux and watermill on the banks of the river at Verteuil-sur-Charente [20 min]
- Velo Rail at Confolens; using specially adapted cycles along 17km of disused railway track [25 min]
- Bungee jumping off impressively high viaduct at Isle Jourdain [35 min]
- Super Bike and Motor racing at the 3.7km Circuit du Val de Vienne [30 min]
Not forgetting the weekly outdoor markets selling the best in fresh local produce at:
- Civray [10 min], Charroux [10 min] and Ruffec [15 min]
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16 Sep 2014
"FANTASTIC HOLIDAY - WILL VISIT AGAIN SOON"
A friend of ours arranged for us all to rent La Grange for a week with them and our crazy toddlers!!!
We had a fantastic time. The house was clean and very well equipt with everything you need to ensure you have a great holiday. A real home from home plus great location, weather and pool. I've a severe back problem and the bed was high quality and comfortable which makes a pleasant change!
The pool and outside areas were perfect with decked area to relax on, grass area to play on and dining areas in both the sun and shade which is particularly important with young children.
The location was peaceful giving us business owners the opportunity to actually relax, however free wifi meant that we could also stay in touch when required.
All in all it was the best holiday that we have had with children and we cant wait to arrange a second visit. Perfect!!
2 Sep 2014
"Such an easy holiday!"
This was the easiest holiday I've ever been on. Easy to book, easy to get to, easy to live in. 2 adults and 3 teenagers shared the generous accommodation without any trouble at all as there was a… More
13 Aug 2014
"Fantastic week spent in a beautiful house. Would certainly recommend."
Having recently finished our final year at university, a group of seven of us were looking to kick back on a stress-free holiday in the sun. We could not have chosen a more perfect venue or location. … More
13 Jun 2014
A perfect rural location to enjoy some tranquility. the house is well equiped and the pool is wonderfully maintained.The owners have clearly put great thought and effort into this property for visitor… More
4 Jun 2014
"Perfect for a family break."
Just back from a week at La Grange. I went with my husband and two children along with my parents. The farm house was lovely. Perfect for all three generations. We had everything there we needed, just… More
16 Feb 2014
"Fantastic house, great location - can't wait to go back!"
La Grange is large, comfortable, has all mod cons you could need and a great heated pool. The whole place is in great condition, really well decorated throughout and spotlessly clean.There's a s… More
8 Feb 2014
"Beautiful house in a fabulous location."
Not knowing the area we were overwhelmed by its beauty. The house is what you would expect of a typical French farmhouse with all the amenities. We had guests stay with us
over the four months we took the lease. All being more than happy with the quality of
the house. There are many places to visit in the area.
30 Jan 2014
"The best sleep I've had in ages..."
I stayed at La Grange for a week in the Autumn with some friends. Although the weather was too cool for a dip in the lovely new pool (gutted), we took advantage of nights in front of the log burner eating cheese and wine. Bliss. The one thing I noticed on our first night is how quiet it is - not a sound at night. It's one of the best night sleep I've ever had!
The house itself is well equipped, minimalistic yet comfortable - and spotlessly clean. We took advantage of the huge DVD library and board games - so there was plenty to occupy us in the evenings.
The surrounding countryside is beautiful - we took advantage of all the best bits including some amazing restaurants - as the owner supplied a really comprehensive guide. The recommendations were spot on.
Really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely stay again in the future.
27 Jan 2014
"Cheese, Wine and very Relaxing.... What more do you need???"
This is the second time we have stayed at La Grange and i must say it gets better. The owners have since installed a outdoor heated swimming pool as well as a large decking area which looks amazing. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side and we only managed to get into the pool once while we were there.
Mike has ensured that the 'house information pack' is full of things to do in all types of weather so we clocked up a few miles on the car while we were there. He has also ensured a good amount of information on restaurants. The house is extremely comfortable and very well decorated with all 'mod cons', so if wanted to stay in and cook for yourself or just watch a DVD with a glass of wine and some cheese, everything is there for you to use.
We would definitely go back again with friends and/or family as La Grange is fantastic place just to get away from it!!
26 Jan 2014
"Perfect find in France"
I was looking for a spacious villa to host a special celebration with friends and came across La Grange. It comfortably housed 8 of us and could take more! The converted farmhouse is a charming place to stay offering a genuine French experience as the surrounding areas are still home to the french as opposed to ex-pats.
Mike, our host, provided an excellent handbook to the property, amenities and attractions close by. La Grange was spotless and the decor immaculate. To have a pool too, was the cherry on top!
I cannot recommend this property enough. We'll definitely head back for French fix!
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