This beautiful apartment located on ground level with it's high ceilings and full length Georgian windows. A large terrace furnished with up-to-date furniture/BBQ surrounded by colour filled plant pots and a spectacular view of the French countryside. The spacious living/dining room (7 x 7m) with a stunning vaulted ceiling and huge stone fireplace with log burner was the former kitchen for the Chateau. Satellite TV/DVD player with DVDs for use and a good selection of best selling novels. Separate modern kitchen fully fitted with hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher not forgetting the wonderful kitchen equipment for the keen cook! The master double bedroom with four poster bed has a fireplace with log burner original oak flooring, looking out to the beautiful views. En-suite bathroom with free-standing bath a wonderful place to relax adds to the unique character. Double bedroom near large shower room with washing machine. Twin bedroom off of lounge furnished French style. Large shared heated swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, table tennis table, private set of boules to play in the courtyard of the Chateau. Child friendly, no animals. This large apartment would suit a family with children or as used more often for professional people, the area has a wealth of sites from wine/brandy tasting, local jazz evenings, including some of the most fantastic restaurants, not forgetting the large local activity park near Angouleme for children 3-13 years.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: poitiers 120 km, Nearest railway: angouleme 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Charente department is home to over 340,000 inhabitants and is located in the south-east of Poitou-Charentes. The countryside offers a unique and varied environment for walkers and mountain bikers from rolling hills in the east to a flatter landscape in the west. The northern area is wild with deep forests and peaks reaching to over 1000ft. The Charente has long relied on agriculture to fuel its economy. In the 18th Century, however, the department started mass producing its infamous Cognac drink, which proved extremely popular with people from all over the world.
The department is very well situated for expatriates looking to holiday here, with great roads down to the Charente and the Channel ports just a short days drive away. The department has access to Poitiers, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bergerac and Limoges airports, all within 2 hours.
Angouleme, a 20 minute drive away is a small yet cosmopolitan city, with a fairly dynamic feel about the place when compared to the neighbouring Dordogne or Haute Vienne. It hosts a lot of events such its vintage car racing (the Circuit des Remparts) which takes place in September , the cartoon festival in January and a great music scene which just seems to get better every year . Both Cognac and Confolens have annual festivals which attract tourists to the area.
The Charente has an immensely varied countryside bordering 5 departments, famous for both its Cognac vineyards in the west, and its Limousin beef production in the east, which in terms of scenery are worlds apart. The valley of the Charente River meanders down from Ruffec in the north through Angouleme onto Jarnac and Cognac. Confolens in the East of the department is situated on the banks of the majestic River Vienne, this area being known as the Charente Limousine, and is extremely popular with expatriates because it looks and feels like the UK. The south of the county which borders the Charente Maritime has a much better climate but less undulating scenery.