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Pool at Night - with Summer Terrace beyond.

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Le Cerisier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for five, in one King size bedroom (with child bed, if required) and one twin room. It also features a large 13m x 6m, heated (May to end Sept) pool with a shallow end depth which is ideal for children, as well as a gym and sauna. The large poolside Summer Terrace provides a welcome shaded area to dine al fresco or just to relax in the hammock with a book. Equipped with fridge, i-pod docking station, sink, sofa, tables & chairs, changing facilities and w/c, it is the ideal place to relax whilst still being able to supervise the children having fun in the pool.

Table Tennis and Boules available on site.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake Lavaud & Videix 7 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges 80 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking
Further details indoors

On the ground floor, both the lounge and kitchen/dining room have ceramic tiled floors, ideal for those hot summer days. Both rooms have external doors which lead out on to the south facing patio, which is equipped with patio table and chairs and electrically operated parasol. The double aspect living room benefits from UK satellite TV, DVD player and i-pod docking station. The kitchen has been designed around the original bread oven which remains a feature at the rear, whilst the original thresher gearing is a feature on the dining area wall. It has been refurbished to a very high standard with all major kitchen appliances (Washing Machine/Dishwasher/Fridge Freezer/ Oven/Hob) being Bosch and also provided is a Krups individual 'pod' coffee machine which is capable of producing Espresso, Caffe Lungo, Cappuccino, Cortado and Mocha - so no need to miss out on your usual morning 'real coffee' fix, just because you're on holiday!.

Stairs rising from the dining area lead to the first floor landing, which has a small feature window and storage cupboard. The stairwell and landing have exposed oak beams and solid oak features.

To the right, the main bedroom has an oak King-size bed and a generously proportioned en-suite shower room with large shower and twin wash hand basins. The shower room's white on grey colour scheme showcases the quality of the fittings and accentuates the overall sense of luxurious quality. On the left of the stairs is the twin bedroom which also has it's own en-suite facilities - this time a modern bath with shower Two full size twin beds ensure confort and there is ample storage in the wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. (Note - it may be possible to offer this room as a double bedroom - please enquire if required).

Both bedrooms have spectacular southerly views over the garden and the rolling countryside beyond and both have full length windows with are fitted with attractive wrought iron safety rails.

All rooms have exposed oak beams and at least one exposed stone wall (with the exception of the master en-suite shower room, which has no exposed stone) and this, combined with the modern refurbishment which the property has recently undergone, provides a sympathetic combination of period character and modern convenience, ideal for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

Further details outdoors

The large garden, which is shared with guests of Le Pommier, is mainly laid to grass and covers an area of over 1000 square metres offering plenty of open space for fun and games. A 14ft trampoline with safety net is provided, as are mini-football goals and a volleyball/badminton net. Newly created for 2013, the Terrain de Petanque (Boules Court) is the ideal place to while away those long summer evenings, as you watch the sun go down! The outdoor Table Tennis table is conveniently situated adjacent to the Summer Terrace, as is the well equipped gym and sauna.

Further details

For more images, see our FaceBook page :- TheGitesAtLeTilleul

Welcome basket on arrival.

Pool and sauna towels provided.

Baby/Toddler items available on request

Information pack for sightseeing provided.

Owners live on-site and are available to provide local knowledge and assist with any language issues, if required

House Hunters : ideal location to base yourselves whilst searching for your dream property. Discounted rates on long term lets and help with your search.

Accommodation available from 4pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10am on day of departure, unless otherwise agreed with the owners.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

The following services are available at an additional cost :-



The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

The Charente is one of the four departments which make up the Poitou-Charente region, together with Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vienne. Situated in the south of the region, just one department away from the Atlantic coast, the climate is mild and temperate, with a countryside that changes from vineyards and fields to rolling hills and forests, with hills and gorges in the east and south together with many rivers and lakes which provide the backbone of the region.

The region has one of the richest heritages of Romanesque art and there are many ‘must see’ monuments and buildings including Angoulême’s Cathedral St Pierre, the towering belfry at Lesterps Abbey, the murals at Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, the west front of Church St Jacques at Aubeterre and the magnificent château at La Rochefoucauld to name just a few.

You can’t live in or visit the Charente without experiencing the local markets and fairs. They are generally held in the mornings so be prepared for an early start as they tend to close around midday. You will find anything from fruit and vegetables to live or ready to cook poultry, as well as other household items for sale. If you're really lucky, you may even find a treasure or two! Visiting these local markets is one of the simplest pleasures of a holiday in France. As you wander, your senses will be aroused by the perfume of herbs and spices.... you will find quality fruit and vegetables at excellent prices, also meat, bread and cheese fact, the perfect way to begin your holiday is to visit a local Sunday market to stock up with fresh local produce.

Le Lindois

Ten minutes away is the pretty market town of La Rochefoucauld with its imposing Chateau and full range of shops and restaurants. The Chateau is open to the public for guided tours.

In the other direction you will find the well- preserved medieval town of Confolens, home to the annual world folk festival ‘Danses et musiques du monde’, which takes over the whole town in August.

The nearby lakes of Lavaud and Mas Chaban offer scenic picnic areas, sandy beaches, family restaurants, swimming, sailing, mountain biking and a fantastic play area for children. Almost 400 hectares of fresh water, set in the heart of the valleys, are ideal for fans of the open air.

Aventure Parc - Explore the world between earth and sky in 7 circuits with over 70 individual challenges of increasing difficulty.

Kayaking - Parents and children alike can try their hand in a canoe or kayak at Montbron on the Tardoire or at Aubeterre or Brantome on the Dronne.

Angoulême - Festival venue for comic strips, rock music, vintage cars, toys and games. The capital of the Charente offers a buzzing cultural calendar and every September hosts to the world famous Circuit des Remparts motor race.

Throughout the year, well-established festivals draw visitors from France and beyond. Each year The Comic Strip Festival (Festival international de la bande dessinée) attracts more than 200,000 fans of all ages who come to see their strip cartoon heroes come alive on the drawing boards and meet their famous creators.

The Festival des Musique Métisses, now a national reference for African, fusion and world music, showcases up and coming new artists alongside established major stars.

Ludoland, specifically for children and featuring the latest in toys and games and the Gastronomades, for gourmet produce, cookery books and media form all over the world.

Cognac - If you're a Cognac connoisseur, then a visit to the 'spiritual home' is a must! Almost all of the Cognac houses provide excellent tours and tastings throughout the summer. Cognac also hosts the famous Blue Passion music festival, held each year in July.

Saint Sornin Vineyard - In the valley of the Tardoire, close to the boundary with the Dordogne, winegrowers have been cultivating and harvesting vines in Saint-Sornin for 30 years. Tours of the Saint Sornin vineyard can be arranged and the 'cave' at the vineyard sells its own produce at reasonable prices.

Brantome - Known as "the Venice of the Perigord", this charming medieval town is built on an island on the river Dronne. A popular tourist hot-spot in the summer months, especially on market day (Friday) where there is a wealth of local produce on display. It's always fascinating to sit at one of the many cafes or bars and watch the canoeists paddling around - especially as they attempt to negotiate the weirs! With an abundance of activities, it's ideal for families and a golfers haven.

For The Golfer - Golf international de la Prèze. The courses are set in 65 hectares of wooded valleys. The ornamental lakes, slopes and undergrowth provide a range of natural difficulties. The fine fairways and fast greens make it a challenging course of international standard.

Golf de l'Hirondelle - Angoulême. It is built on a spur of limestone rock opposite the town. There are fine views of the cathedral and the pink tiled roofs. The 18 holes cover about 34 hectares in the St-Martin woods. The fairways call for good physical condition and a high degree of skill notably because they are very narrow.

Go-Karting - The circuit du Perigord, just 30mins away, is one of the regions major international karting circuits which hosts competitions for enthusiasts from all over Europe. With 2 circuits - the main track boasts a length of 1078m, whilst the under 14's try their hand at karting on the smaller track - there's lots to see! Go and watch the thrills, spills and skills of the drivers or even better, even if you are only an enthusiastic amateur, why not have a go yourself?

Velo Rail - All the year round, regardless of age or ability, the Railroad Charente-Limousine enables you to discover at your own rhythm the landscapes of North-Charente by an extraordinary 'Rail-bike' which runs on a disused railway line.

Futuroscope - Packed with thrills, images in giant-screen format, extraordinary encounters, mind-blowing shows, role-playing, and much more. Futuroscope lets you enjoy new excitement that will amaze you, play on your senses and involve you in the action, as you escape into new worlds of fun, live in the future today and see this world in a new light.

...and much, much more!

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7 Sep 2014



Lovely Gite well appointed and with excellent facilities. If you feel like doing nothing but lazing around by the pool, playing boules, tables tennis and volleyball, walking in the woods it's perfect. If you want an action holiday there is plenty to do : cycling, kayaking,horse riding etc.

We stayed in the smaller of the two Gites and really enjoyed our stay, made all the better by meeting our hosts the Henderson's. I would definitely recommend that you give it a go.

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your stay and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Le Cerisier. As you say, there are lots of activities close at hand for the more energetic visitor but equally, more than enough to do on-site for the slightly less active guest and we are pleased that you were able to enjoy a mixture of both, assisted by some glorious early September weather! It was a joy having you and your family to stay and we hope you will visit us again in the future!

28 Aug 2014


"Believe the reviews! It's a top quality gite in beautiful, rural surroundings. First class."

We spent two weeks in Le Cerisier in August with our two sons aged 9 and 6. The gite was great - all home comforts laid on - and the setting and location are wonderful. The boys had a great time swimming (v large heated pool) and enjoying the grounds and games provided. There's lots to see and do in the area; we swam and sailed in/on the local lake, spent half a day canoeing down the Tardoire and visited local towns and markets. Les and Sara are excellent unobtrusive hosts, and the little touches like fresh eggs from their hens and potatoes from the veg patch were much appreciated. If you're browsing the web for a gite in this part of the world, look no further!

Thank you for taking the time to write a Review on your stay in Le Cerisier this summer and thank you also for your kind comments! We look forward to welcoming you back to Le Tilleul again before too long!

3 Aug 2014


"Beautiful gite in lovely surroundings"

We spent a week at Le Cerisier with our two daughters aged 10 and 8. Les and Sara were welcoming hosts with lots of valuable advice and ideas on trips in the local area. The accommodation was both beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you might need or want. The setting was glorious (with a view over fields of sunflowers) and peaceful. We enjoyed the use of the swimming pool, table tennis table, petanque and badminton/volleyball courts. The grounds were safe for our children to run around in and they loved the trampoline and meeting the 5 chickens who wander freely.

Le Tilleul is ideally situated for exploring this lovely part of France, including chateaux, lakes, ancient towns and open countryside. There are many activities nearby for all tastes. We particularly enjoyed the Aventure Parc (treetop high wires with a thrilling zip-wire across a lake) and kayaking around Brantome.

Thank you so much for your positive Review of your stay at Le Tilleul. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here and we're thrilled that you had such an enjoyable holiday. Please come back and see us again before too long!

16 Jul 2014


"Friendly, fun, home from home, relaxing.................."

Travelling with family and friends, we had many tastes and requirements to try and satisfy, everyone was happy!
The Gite was lovely,clean, comfortable and tranquil. The grounds were great for five children ranging from 14 - 7 years, and the activities provided kept them all entertained, darts, table tennis and of course the pool, even the gym was used.
Very lazy time we didn't travel more than half an hour to any attraction but found plenty to do, and many more things we would have liked time to do. The high ropes course was a hit, cycling round the lakes and the market, all had positive votes.
Les and Sara and their children and friends made us most welcome and a week to look back on with fond memories. thank you!

Thank you so much for your very positive Review! It really was our pleasure to have you and your extended party stay at Le Tilleul and we hope you will return before too long!

1 Sep 2013


"A holiday that ticked all the boxes"

A rural location with excellent facilities for a family of 4 with 2 teenage children; a superb good sized and well maintained swimming pool with sun-loungers and shade/ terrace area, table tennis, pet… More

Thank you for taking the time to post such a complimentary Review of your stay at Le Tilleul - it is much appreciated! We aim to offer the highest standards in everything we do here and are very pleased that our efforts were appreciated! We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Le Tilleul before too long.

9 Jul 2013


"Quality Gite, quality facilities, quality support"

Le Cerisier set in peaceful, relaxing surroundings. We slept better than at home. The Gite was beautiful inside and out, with quality rooms and furniture to make dining in or out a pleasure. There was even an electrical operated awning so we could dine out when it rained. The weather was temperamental for the week, but there was always something to do.
The pool was fantastic, only problem being the weather made it a bit cool and there was no pool heating. The undercover pool terrace was a very pleasant place to relax, drink and enjoy the view. The owners Les & Sara, who live on site were very welcoming, supportive and available as necessary for assitance.
Overall a wonderful holiday.

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a complimentary Review of your stay at Le Cerisier. Unfortunately, the weather was somewhat changeable during your stay and, being so early in the season and having had a pretty nondescript Spring, in terms of the lack of normal Spring sunshine, the pool was not as pleasantly warm as it normally is at this time of year. As I mentioned, we are fitting pool heating for next year and it was somewhat ironic that the heat pump was delivered yesterday, just as the pool temperature reached 26C due to the recent spell of really hot and sunny weather! C'est la vie!

We really enjoyed having you and your family to stay at Le Tilleul and we hope to see you again sometime soon.

6 Nov 2012


"Wonderful location, very high quality accommodation and excellent hosts"

A very high standard of Gite, with all mod cons and many added extras. Conveniently located to the airport, with plenty to do in the nearby area. With many additional facilities, this is an ideal location for a quiet break or site seeing visit to the Charente. Les and Sara are brilliant hosts, with good knowledge of the local area.

Thank you so much for your very flattering Review. We try and provide everything our guests could possibly need or want for a truly relaxing holiday and we're thrilled that you seem to have found exactly what you wanted here! We very much look forward to seeing you and your family again in the not too distant future.

14 Oct 2012


"A fantastic place in a beautiful location run by lovely people"

A beautiful tranquil setting. A stunning property with great amenities. Although we went when the weather could have been poor, we were lucky enough to have lovely weather throughout. We will definitely go back.

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your stay at Le Cerisier. We very much look forward to seeing you all again before to long

16 Sep 2012


"Perfect holiday in the beautiful Charente"

Set in beautiful rolling countryside with great views from every window.
Extremely well equipped kitchen for cooking plus gas bbq on patio area which is where we spent much of our time.
Very comfortable beds and first class bathroom facilities, even twin sinks in our en suite.
Pool really clean and inviting.
Local town about 15 minutes drive away.

Thank you so much for your Review - it is very much appreciated! Your comments echo what our other guests have said, that they appreciate not just the space, peace and tranquility here, but also the quality of the accommodation provided. We are really pleased you had such an enjoyable holiday and would love to see you back again soon.

7 Sep 2012


"Totally relaxing"

We stayed here with our 18 yr old son in August. Les and Sara are very welcoming and helpful. Very discreet but always on hand and ready to help or even just to chat.It's quite remote, but if you… More

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary Review on your stay at Le Tilleul. We try to provide a relaxing environment for our guests to enjoy and we're very pleased you found that here. We really enjoyed having you to stay at Le Tilleul and we look forward to your next visit.

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