The Rose Barn
About the home
Perfect for your romantic getaway, house hunting or just a peaceful break,The Rose Barn "La Grange aux Roses" is fully equipped to provide you with a home from home in lovely surroundings. It's set in delightful wooded hilly countryside close to all the facilities of the nearby Lakes of the Haute Charente and an excellent golf course. In this historic area you can also visit wonderful Roman remains, follow the steps of Richard the Lionheart to unbelievable chateaux, enjoy the delights of Wine and Cognac tastings and visit two vibrant and historic cities: Angouleme and Limoges. Local restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets abound and the sea and sun-drenched sands of the Charente Maritime are an easy drive. Comprehensive details of the many attractions of the area are on our website.
As former high-class hoteliers and restaurateurs included in Michelin and The Good Food Guide, we know our onions! We offer a "We'll cook your Supper" service - perfect for your first night after your journey here ( or any other come to that) - details on our website at www.ruralbliss.iowners.net.
We'll be delighted to give you free help and advice and introduce you to two local English-speaking Estate Agents
We understand that all guests have different priorities and requirements. We try to be sensitive to that and so we're there if you need lots of help and information or alternatively we'll be discreetly and unobtrusively available if you don't.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Plage de Guerlie, Lac Lavaud, 10km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Living Area with comfortable easy chairs and John Lewis Sofa bed (small double). Dining Table & chairs. Electric central heating. Satellite TV, DVD player / Radio & CDPlayer / selection of books and games.
Kitchen Area with Fridge / Gas Hob & Oven / Microwave / Washing Machine.
Bathroom with WC / Shower Cubicle / Handbasin
Free WIFI available
Mezzanine Bedroom Area upstairs with Double bed and selection of storage. Bed Linen & Towels included in the price.
Further details outdoors:
You'll have a dedicated relaxing area and barbeque in the owners' garden plus table and chairs in front of the property where you can watch the world go by. You're also very welcome to use the outdoor swimming pool at times to suit both you and us.
Security/Breakage Deposit: a refundable deposit of £100 is payable with the balance of your rental payment. Full details of terms and conditions will be sent in your contract.
Your Rental Price includes
Electricity, Bed Linen, Indoor Towels & Tea towels - but not swimming towels - please bring your own.
Local Tourist Tax of 0.50€ per person per night is payable on site from 1st June to 30th September
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente region
The little-known Charente Limousine region is both historic and beautiful. Frontier country for centuries from the times of the Romans via 12th century Richard the Lionheart to the Resistance in the Second World War with history, stunning chateaux and sites of interest to match. Equable climate means that although warm in summer it's not sizzling and the lush countryside around the River Vienne sets the idyllic scene!
The Genouillac, Charente area
For history lovers, you can visit the incredible Roman Baths at Chassenon, Follow Richard the Lionheart along his battle route via the fantastic castles of La Rochefoucauld and Rochechouart to Chalus where he was mortally wounded. The Resistance memorial in Chasseneuil tells the story of wartime bravery.
Colourful markets at Piegut - 35 minutes (every Wednesday - not be missed) and Chasseneuil on the 22nd of each month, Local vineyard at St Sornin 20 minutes and of course Cognac for brandy tastings about 45 minutes. Comprehensive list of attractions/fairs/fetes on our website
The Velo Rail in Roumazieres - bike powered rail cars taking you through lovely countryside as far as Confolens to the North (fantastic Folk dance and music festival each August)
The Lakes of the Hate Charente (15 minutes drive) are stunning where you can enjoy water sports, walking and bird watching.
Golf - two excellent golf courses within 30 minutes drive
How to get there
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Flying: Ryanair or Flybe to Limoges (40 minutes away by car) Poitiers ( 90 minutes) Bordeaux or Bergerac(2 hours) La Rochelle ( 2hours 15 mins) Its often cheaper and less stressful to Fly/Drive.
Ferries: Nearest is Caen (to Portsmouth) 5 hour drive or just over 7 hours to Dover/Calais.
By Train: Eurostar St. Pancras to Paris or Lille then TGV to Angouleme. Car Hire at Angouleme Station
Car Hire at all airports & station - try Travelsupermarket online for best price comparisons.
Activities near Genouillac, Charente
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
02 Sep 2012
Beautiful gite, thoughtfully presented and lovely and clean. Owners Robin and Heather did all they could to make the holiday enjoyable, maintaining a low profile and respecting our privacy but always happy to book restaurants for us or give advice on places to visit.
Robin's meals were amazing - it was lovely to have the option of a meal ready for us at the end of the day, we particularly recommend the beef bourgignon!
It is a lovely quiet location to relax and unwind and a beautiful area - we loved visiting the chateaux e.g. at Rochechouart and generally absorbing the French culture and pace of life. Only drawback...coming home!!
14 Aug 2012
Very enjoyable break at the Rose Barn, Beautifully furnished and very comfy bed. Slept really well.
Owners very helpful and had some useful suggestions for days out and dining.
Area very quiet but we had some lovely days out and can recommend the lake for the day.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|APRIL 2013||6 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 195||£ 50||£ 60||2 Nights|
|MID 2013||4 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 199||£ 70||£ 80||2 Nights|
|High Season 2013||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 299||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept 2013||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 249||£ 70||£ 80||3 Nights|
|Oct-Dec 2013||28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 220||£ 50||£ 60||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment Terms: Payment to be made by BACS or cash over the counter at any branch of HSBC in £ Sterling - 25% non-refundable deposit upon booking and the remaining 75% 60 Days prior to your arrival.
Security/Breakage Deposit: a refundable deposit of £100 is payable with the balance of your rental payment. Local Tourist Tax of 0.5€ per person per night payable between 1st June & 30th September Full details of terms and conditions will be sent in your contract.Book
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