Two Superior Gites. Wild Acacia, near Beaulieu Sur Sonnette, Poitou Charentes, France –
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in the French countryside Wild Acacia is perfect for you.
Set within more than12 acres of private gardens and woodland Wild Acacia offers peace and tranquillity and room to walk or cycle on quiet country roads. The village shop is a couple of minute’s drive away and a `Carrefour supermarket ten minutes by car in nearby Champagne Mouton.
We have two gites, normally catering for up to ten in all although this can be extended slightly by mutual arrangement. Each Gite has their own BBQ area and sun loungers. There is also En suite B&B nearby for up to six people at a time.
We are within easy reach of well supported attractions, as well as many lovely towns and restaurants in our area such as Angouleme, Congac, Confolens, Jarnac, La Rochefoucauld, Massignac, (Haute Charente Beaches and Lakes). The Velo rail, Futurscope, zoo's and parks. Fishing is available nearby and Petanque can be played on the village green and Tennis on the village all weather courts by arrangement.
Wild Acacia offers superior quality accommodation at a very reasonable price and if peaceful relaxation is what you are looking for we are confident that you will not be disappointed if you come here to stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Les lacs de haute charente 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: BORDEAUX, LIMOGES OR POITIERS, Nearest railway: Angouleme 46.2 KMs (46mins) or Ruffec 24.50 KMs|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
Mostly Agricultural but with plenty to offer for Art, Music history and Architecture to name a few. There are markets during the day and sometimes at night and during the summer months it is not difficult to find towns and villages with free open air concerts or dancing in the streets with street vendors galore. There's plenty to do in this picturesque part of the world and here are a few suggestions...
The taste and tours in Cognac and have fun on a Gaberre (Flat bottomed boat)
The Velo-Rail in Confolens (try 'U' tube?)
The beautiful village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with it's vaulted underground church and restaurants.
The hilltop town of Angoulême including the classic car race round the Ramparts each September
La Rochefoucauld château and restored mills.
The Lakes of the Charente
Wineries and wine tasting tours
Take to the water and canoe or hire a boat on the Charente, it's a beautiful river with lovely towns and countryside on route.
The nearest village is Beaulieu about a mile away; it is a quite sleepy sort of village set in the heart off the Charente. It has it's own friendly village shop open each morning and there is a supermarket open seven days a week in Champagne Mouton about ten minutes away. Nothing much seems to happens in Beaulieu, locals play boules on the village square on Tuesdays and Fridays but generally the village has a timeless air to it which may remind some of us of times gone by.
This is life in the slow lane, rustic, quiet and the place to ramble or cycle in a safe environment. There are excellent affordable restaurants and bars within a shortish car ride and lots of unspoiled countryside to lose yourself in on your doorstep if you want to.