Le Cerisier at Le Tilleul
Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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 (Easter 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)|
|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), Double beds (1), 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|
|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.
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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.
Note :- Heated Pool for 2014
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 :-
Note :- From 2012, the pool, grounds and Summer Terrace will be shared only with guests of Le Pommier.
A discounted rate is available when both gites are booked together
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 galore....in fact, the perfect way to begin your holiday is to visit a local Sunday market to stock up with fresh local produce.
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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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
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.
27 Jul 2012
"A great holiday - lovely location and wonderful hosts!"
It is some years since we last holidayed in France and this was our first experience of a gite - and what an experience! Not sure what I expected, but not the 5 star comfort and service that we received - what a great place to stay, even if the weather left something to be desired! We were just unlucky but coming from the west coast of Scotland, we took it all in our stride and quite frankly, it didn't seem to matter - Le Cerisier has been so beautifully renovated / decorated and it is so comfortable and well-appointed that we wanted for nothing. Les and Sara were great hosts - so welcoming and friendly, they were there when you needed them but never obtrusive. Nothing was too much trouble from the moment we first made contact by email - not least the fully comprehensive directions from the Channel ports!
Although our family are grown up, this is clearly an excellent place for younger families with plenty of open space for games / activities in full view of the gite itself - and lots to do in the surrounding area. Our 21 year old son joined us for a few days and was mightily impressed.........
We were able to switch off and totally relax in a wonderful part of France we had never visited before - it was bliss and we will be back!
We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your first 'gite' experience and that you found Le Cerisier met all your requirements. We have invested 'heart and soul' into it's renovation so it is gratifying when our guests are as impressed with it as you obviously were! I think we have moved on from the days when a 'gite' was a fairly rudimentary form of holiday accommodation and we have tried to incorporate a more luxury feel in Le Cerisier, not only by the quality of the renovation and also the high standard of the furnisings and equipment provided.
We very much enjoyed having you to stay at Le Tilleul and look forward to your next visit.
18 Jul 2012
Perfect for our needs. It was tranquil and relaxing; we were put at ease immediately by the entire family.
The little details were all carefully thought of; things like providing extra power converters.
The owners genuinely care about making sure you have the perfect holiday.
Would go back in a heartbeat!
Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your stay at Le Tilleul.
Having led hectic and somewhat stressful lives ourselves in the past, it is very gratifying when our efforts to provide a relaxing and stress-free environment for all our visitors to Le Tilleul is re-affirmed by our guests as having succeeded!
It was a pleasure having you and your friends to stay and we hope to see you all again soon.
15 Jul 2012
"Fantastic - we couldn't have asked for a better holiday."
Myself and three friends were lucky enough to stay for a week at the end of June, having come from a hectic few months at work we were all looking for a relaxed trip in beautiful surroundings and this is exactly what we found.
The Gites was absolutely lovely, with everything we could ever need and more so we immediately felt at home. The welcome basket was a really nice extra touch, as was our own BBQ and towel sets (for both pool and home!). The pool and grounds were brilliant however Les and his family were a large part of what made the week as relaxing as we wanted it to be. Always on hand to help with any questions we had (including how to turn the gas on for the BBQ!), everything that we could possibly need was thought of and their welcoming and friendly nature made us feel completely at ease.
I cannot recommend Le Cerisier enough, proved by the fact we are already planning our trip back next year!
At Le Tilleul, we aim to provide a peaceful and relaxed setting where our guests can relax, unwind and enjoy the property and the surrounding countryside and we're delighted that you seem to have found just that!
It was a pleasure having you to stay at Le Tilleul and we look forward to seeing you again, with perhaps a larger group of friends, next year.
Many thanks for taking the time to write such a complimentary Review - it is much appreciated!
14 Jul 2012
"Total relaxation in a beautiful location"
We had an amazing week at Le Cerisier - it is just as beautiful as it looks in the photos, and is the perfect place for a relaxing break in the French countryside.
Les was helpful all the way through - from a prompt response to our initial enquiry through to speedy return of our security deposit, he was always easy to contact and very helpful and happy to answer any questions we had.
The gite has been newly renovated and it is clear that a lot of thought has been put into it - it has a luxurious feel to it but also manages to be homely at the same time! The kitchen is really well equipped and leads straight out to the terrace where we spent many evenings enjoying the local food and wine! The pool was great - we spent a lot of time relaxing in the sunshine!
All in all a perfect week, we did not want it to end and will certainly be back soon!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your week at Le Tilleul! We really enjoyed having you here and are pleased you had an enjoyable and relaxing stay with us.
We look forward to seeing you again before too long and meeting more of your circle of friends who also want to enjoy what Le Tilleul has to offer.
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