La Charente Grange
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Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Traditional Charentais barn, recently restored. Located in the middle of the Village, off a quiet lane, close to all amenities in the heart of the Cognac vineyards.
The Village of Reparsac is located half way between the towns of Jarnac and Cognac (both are about 10 mins away). Both towns have lots to offer and are located on the famous Charente river. Cognac has a lovely park area alongside the river with a fantastic play area for the kids. 30 mins drive from the historic city of Angouleme, with its old town full of lovely restaurants. On the outskirts you will find a fantastic swimming lake with its own beach and watersports available. There are also many other bathing lakes and beautiful clean rivers to swim in.
Newswimming pool for summer of 2013.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St George De Didone 85 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Angouleme 30 km, Nearest railway: Jarnac 4 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, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The barn itself comprises of two large double bedrooms and a family bathroom. One of the bedrooms also has a bunkbed in it - ideal for the kids. An additional mattress and baby cot are also available should you wish to use the other bedroom for a family room. Ideal for two familes sharing. The upstairs boasts open ceilings with feature trusses.
Downstairs is a large lounge with a traditional Charentais fireplace with log burner, very comfortable sofa bed, TV, dvd player, sky box and wii play station (pick up uk channels) and patio doors. The separate kitchen has a spacious dining area. It is fully equipped with modern appliances built around original features such as another Charente fireplace and an original stone thrawl.
Outside there is a very private yard area (a real sun trap) and a private parking area. a new swimming pool is being installed ready for 2013 . There is also additional parking opposite if required.
|Further details outdoors|
Very secluded yard area, south facing. Gates can be shut to make it very private. There is parking for one car within this area along with two further spaces opposite. New to 2013 is a 4.5m x 4.5m x 1.2m high swimming pool, ready for your use. There are also four adult bikes and several childrens bikes available for your use. We also have two kayaks avaialble should you wish to go messing around on the The river - La Charente at Jarnac is great for that - there is a bike rack suitable for use with most hatchbacks available for your use
This part of France has loads to offer - you can switch off and enjoy the French way of life or you can go sightseeing and visit some of the historic towns located nearby such as Cognac, Jarnac, Angouleme, Saintes, La Rochelle or Jonzac. Alternatively explore the local countryside and discover the vineyards and chateaus of the region or maybe spend a day at one of the beaches near Royen e.g St George de Didone, which is less than 60 mins away. During the summer months there are numerous rivers to explore, some with their own beaches to bathe in.
For evening entertainment there are lots of good local restaurants to wet your appetite (don't forget your glass of Pineau), bars to enjoy a drink or two and you don't need to look to hard to find a village festival to enjoy.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The Charente Maritime is renowned for its warm & sunny summers. It is a diverse region which includes beautiful beaches, islands, coastal ports and villages along with a diverse and scenic country more inland.
Inland you find a landscape dotted with vineyards, medieval towns and villages full of history and heritage. Must sees include La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Ile d'Oleron, Angouleme, Futurescope (Poitiers), La Palmyre (Zoo) and much more.
Cognac and Jarnac (both only 10 mins away) are famous for the cognac and pineau distilleries such as Remy martin and Hennesay. These distilleries are open to the public. Try one of the Cognac routes and go and visit the Chateau's of the region and try some of the local brew or take a walk around these lovely old towns which are full of history and character.
Alternatively you can hire a boat or canoe and cruise the Charente river. Other activities include walking, cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, tennis, water skiing and swimming (there are open air pools at both Cognac and Jarnac). We fully recommend swimming in the rivers, there are numerous delightful bathing areas, some with their own beaches! Or simply sample some of the culinary delights of the numerous local restaurants. Cognac hosts numerous festivals in the summer including a world renowned Blues Festival in early July (this year including ZZ Top, Jamie Cullum, Texas and Moby!).
The area is great for cycling and bikes are a great way to explore the area. There are two adult bikes and several children's bikes available for your use.
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21 Aug 2013
"Delightful house and pool."
We stayed here mid August with our two children aged 9 and 7 years and had a fantastic time. The house is beautifully maintained and well equipped. The new above ground pool is great and kept our boys… More
26 Apr 2013
We stayed here at the beginning of April for a weeks holiday and had a lovely time. The house is spacious, comfortable and nicely decorated /maintained. The weather was quite cold while we were there but the house was very cosy. There is a sunny courtyard at the front and you can close the gates to make it more private and keep small children off the road. The owners were very helpful and as we would be arriving late on easter saturday they even arranged for some provisions to be left for us. They also provided bikes for us. You do need a car (or bike!) as the house is in a small, quiet village, but it's not far to various shops. We travelled a bit further afield to visit places that would be of interest to the children (such as the Zoo at Royan) but when the weather is better I'm sure there will be more to do locally. There is a nice river beach at Chateuneuf-sur-Charente.
3 Aug 2012
"Great place for quiet relaxing holiday or base for exploring the countryside"
We (2 adults and 1 child, aged 4) stayed at La Charente Grange for 1 week in late July. The house was very spacious and would comfortably sleep 6, even 8. It was clean, well maintained and had everything we could have wanted, there was even a cooler box, which we used just about every day. The telly also had all the freeview UK channels so my little one could happily watch CBBC in the mornings while we sorted ourselves out for the day.
The house is wonderfully quiet, tucked away in a little village set in the countryside surrounded by vineyards and fields. It is a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside, however you must have a car.
There are plenty of places to visit, either for a quite picnic and swim by the river or visiting some of the nearby towns. Cognac itself was only around 10-15 min drive away, we also visited Angouleme (comic book museum), went kyaking at Jarnac (around 10 minutes away) and spent a day at the seaside (Royan) which was around 1 hr away. There are lots of leaflets and booklets at the house giving information on places to visit.
I would recommend this property to anyone who was looking for either a quite place to relax or a base for exploring the surrounding countryside and towns.
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