Le Petit Chateau is situated just outside the village of Courpignac, in the Charente Maritime countryside - about 45 minutes north of Bordeaux. Montendre, about 8km away is a very well equipped village hosting a multitude of shops, supermarkets, post office and a small chateau. There is a boulangerie in the village of Courpignac (about 400 meters from the property).
Try a day trip to St.Emilion (45 mins), a beautiful old and charming village, well known for its wine or Cognac (45 mins) an old city where you can visit the distilleries and caves of this famous brandy - or perhaps the sand dunes at Arcachon (2 hours) or visit the beautiful coastal city of La Rochelle (1hr 15). In the city of Jonzac (15 minutes away) you can find thermal baths and a huge waterpark paradise for children and adults with big swimming pool, hammam, sauna, gym etc... and even a casino.
The nearest big beach on the Atlantic ocean is Royan (50 mins), and various beaches are located alongside the Gironde estuary (40 mins) along with the superb village of Talmont.
At Montendre, you can play golf (9 holes)
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeauc|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
You enter the chateau into a large entrance hall and from there you have two lounges - one with a television (UKchannels) and DVD (they can also be rented locally) the other with a music system and CD player. The dining room leads from the kitchen which is equipped with microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, kettle, electric oven and hob. ADSL broadband internet & Wi-Fi.
There are 4 bedrooms on this floor, each sleeping 2 people. (1 twin & 3 doubles) The master bedroom has a Jacuzzi bath. In total there are 3 bath / shower rooms and 2 toilets.
There are 2 cots and a highchair available for use - please ask at the time of booking
Up to the second floor there is a huge room with table tennis table and bean bags. There are additional mattresses here should they be required. A further bedroom, sleeping 3 (a double and additional single bed) and shower room. Just outside the bedroom and games room is a toilet.
Here you find a further small bedroom (with double bed), sleeping 2 with washing area On the ground floor, you have access to a washing machine and 'drying room'.
|Further details outdoors|
Le Petit Chateau is set in 3 hectares of wonderful lawned gardens with a large private fenced swimming pool (13m x 6m - salt) and garden furniture, tennis court and barbeque. By the pool is an outside kitchen (with dishwasher, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment) with shaded seating area. There is also a WC. The owners say that whilst the tennis court is not Wimbledon, as good tennis players, they confirm that they are able to play with pleasure!
At the bottom of the garden there is a small duck pond which overlooks the vineyards and fields beyond.
Boules, badminton and tennis racquets are provided.
6 bicycles are also available ( 3 adults and 3 children).
The property has four stories. Part of the ground floor is for the use of the caretaker (they do not have access to the pool).
Please bring your own pool towels
Pets may be possible - please ask
Chanegover day during peak season is a Saturday. Other periods may be more flexible
Charente-Maritime is a department on the west coast of France named after the Charente River.
The economy of Charente-Maritime is based on three major sectors: tourism, maritime industry, and manufacturing. Cognac and pineau are two of the major agricultural products.
During the summer months, families flock from all over Europe to bask in the sun and enjoy the local seafood.
Charente-Maritime is the headquarters of the major oyster producer Marennes-Oléron. Oysters cultivated here are shipped across Europe.
Rochefort is the site of shipbulding and a French naval base.
La Rochelle is a seat of major French industry. Just outside the city is a factory for the French engineering giant Alstom, where the TGV, the cars for the Paris and other metros are manufactured. It is a popular venue for tourism, with its picturesque medieval harbour and city walls.
A full selection of information will await you at the house