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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This gite is the annexe to a 19C barn conversion, undertaken by the bilingual English owners who live next door. It is approached across a large courtyard which provides secure parking, the gates being electrically operated with keycode access. The buildings originally included the pigeonnier, cattle shed and pressoir (wine press) that were part of the Cognac estate next door.
A stable-style front door opens into an air-conditioned open plan living space. The kitchen area is fitted to a high specification with granite work surfaces, glass splashbacks and a comprehensive suite of appliances. Sliding glass doors from the sitting area are South facing and open onto a decked terrace with table, chairs and parasol. A barbecue is provided. The secluded garden is set amongst a number of mature trees.
On the first floor are two bedrooms. One of these has a double bed. The other has bunk-beds. These are full size, 200 x 90 cm, so suitable for adults. The shower room features a multi-function cubicle with sliding glass doors.
Linen and towels provided within rental price.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Royan 80 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux or La Rochelle are about equidistant 100 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme (TGV) 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The Charente has been called 'the gateway to the south-west' but there really is no need to go any further. Those who live and holiday here enjoy the warm microclimate, the friendliness of the people, their traditional values, a love of the countryside and the satisfaction of being part of something rather special. This is the second sunniest part of France and there is a particular quality to the light that surely helps to define 'joie de vivre'. The traditional buildings, constructed in the romanesque style have mellow stone walls. The terracotta tiled roofs have a shallow pitch that is only practical where there is virtually no chance of heavy snow.
Gently rolling countryside is covered in vines with occasional fields of sunflowers for an added splash of colour. There are very few walls and hedges and there is a general freedom to wander at will. Quiet, well-maintained roads offer wonderful opportunities for cycling. The Charente is one of France's loveliest rivers with local facilities for bathing, canoeing and boat trips.
Close to Cognac, the small town of Segonzac is the historic 'capital' of the Grande Champagne, where the finest Cognac grapes are grown. This gite is in a hamlet just 2,5 km away, amidst the vineyards and ideally situated to explore the treasures of a remarkable region. The towns of Cognac (golf, castle, museums, shops, river trips) and Jarnac (river, conoeing, Mitterand museum) are quickly reached. They are home to lots of well known Cognac houses, many of which offer guided tours. Bourg Charente is even closer, with a fantastic gourmet restaurant just across the river from the chateau where Grand Marnier is produced! At Chateauneuf you will find a safe, man-made riverside beach that is ideal for young children. A half hour car ride takes you to Angouleme, or allow an hour to reach the beaches at Royan. Perhaps plan a day out in La Rochelle (harbourside restaurants, aquarium, shops) or the beautiful city of Bordeaux.
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16 Jul 2014
The gite was centrally located in the cognac region. It was exceptionally clean and very well layed out.. The owners were on site, very friendly and informative on the area and things to do and see. A… More
8 Jul 2014
"Excellent quality gite in country surroundings"
We had a great week based in this high quality gite. The standard of the fittings and furnishings were superb and the gite is in a great location for visiting Cognac and the surrounding countryside. J… More
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