About the home
Comfort and character feature in this detached stone cottage set in the owners' 1.5 acre garden. The ground floor is airy and open plan with a log burner for cooler evenings. Upstairs sleeps four in two double bedrooms divided by a shower room with WC. One room has an extra single bed.
The cottage's private terrace has dining furniture, parasol and a BBQ. A few steps through the garden will take you to the one depth, naturally heated, 4x8 metre swimming pool with its spacious sunbathing terrace. The poolside kitchenette is handy for keeping drinks cool and making a reviving cuppa. Mature trees provide shady spots.
Ample parking is close to the cottage. A vehicle is necessary for the five minutes rural drive for breakfast bread and to explore the delights of the Charente and neighbouring Dordogne. The locality is renown for the commercial growing of trees, shrubs and sunflowers.
From the guest book:
James, Diane and Isobel stayed in 2009 and vowed to return. Three years on they said, "True to our word, we returned here for a second time which can only be testament to Wendy and Den's wonderful home and their effort to ensure that we had a fab and relaxing break."
Brenda, John and Neil also stayed twice and said, "We've been to France many times in a variety of locations and can honestly say this has been one of the best. Could not ask for more. Wendy and Den have been fantastic hosts."
Hamish and Keith from London escaped to France to avoid the 2012 Olympic games. They said, "We have had a wonderful week. Leaving feeling very chilled and relaxed."
Other comments include:
"We've had a wonderful time - the shortest fortnight in history! The gite is lovely, the setting just beautiful," Carol, Toby, Hannah and Rachel.
"A lovely, relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. Thank you to Wendy and Denis for making us so welcome. Loved the pool and the beach at the lake. Highly recommend kayaking down the Tardoire from Montbron,10 mins away. Suitable for beginners, it was the highlight of the holiday, floating down the most beautiful river past mills and chateau only seen from the river. Perfect holiday! "- Charlotte, Ian and Alexandra.
"What a lovely cottage, what a beauiful location, what brillant hosts. We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay" - Linda and Will.
"Shame to go home, everything's been great. Keep up the good work." - The Shirleys
"What a lovely place, peaceful and so quiet - wonderful for relaxing, beautiful cottage." - Chris and Helen.
"Lovely gite, lovely area, lovely weather and lovely hosts, Wendy and Denis. Perfect." - Derek and Jo.
"We've thoroughly enjoyed our very relaxing stay at your fabulous cottage." Phil and Gillian
"We've had the most wonderful holiday - great cottage, lovely hosts and fabulous weather. Aubeterre and Confolens worth a visit. The chateau at La Rochefoucauld is a must. Thank you, Wendy and Denis - we could not have asked for more. The pool was the girls' favourite." - Nick, Jayne, Isabella and Imogen.
"Had a great time. Very nice area, lots to see. Very hospitable people. Recommend Confolens and Jarnac, but ask Denis. He is better than satnav or a Michelin guide."
- Mike and Judith, Gerald and Lorraine.
"Home from home, particularly all those lovely towels," Nick, and Jude, Maggie and John
"Thanks for a lovely week. The warmth of the sun only rivalled by the warmth of your welcome." - Jane, Tony and Louise.
"Ipomoea Cottage is a truly beautiful and tranquil place to relax and unwind". Paul, Helen, Keith, Valerie.
"We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at this cottage. It felt like home away from home. Everything around this area is beautiful. This holiday has exceeded our expectations." Kerps, Jas and Karam.
"We have had a wonderful two weeks holiday in this beautiful part of France. Ipomoea Cottage had everything we wanted and more - so cosy!! We loved your garden, pool and not forgetting Monsieur Scruffy!! (Resident cat). Den and Wendy - its been great to meet you - we thank you both for all your help, info on the area. You are a lovely, friendly, happy couple and we've had lots of laughs with you!! WE WILL BE BACK." Carol and Ian
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lac de Charente (man made), 10km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Spacious open plan living area. Electric wall heaters in bedrooms and lounge.
Further details outdoors:
A south west facing terrace to one side of the cottage has furniture and a BBQ ideal for taking meals accompanied by sunsets and birdsong. The peace is rarely broken with the sounds of sirens but rather the occasional tractor, lowing cow, hoopoo and cuckoo in spring. Buzzards are to be seen all year round. Red squirrels and deer sometimes visit. There are many species of birds to interest the twitcher. Artists will be inspired.
In front of the cottage is a private lawn with arbour seat surrounded by fragrant plants. A low hedge divides this lawn from guests' double parking space. To make unloading luggage and shopping easy there is space for guests to draw up in front of the cottage door.
A swing garden seat is conveniently placed to admire sunsets beyond the neighbouring field.
For three years in succession the front garden was awarded a French Tourist Board prize for attractively enhancing the hamlet.
The enticing swimming pool is available 10.00am to 7.00pm from May to September. The pool steps are the perfect place to sit and read while keeping your legs cool in the water. A small poolside kitchen has a sink, kettle, fridge, crockery and cutlery.
A collection of dainty Japanese acers can be admired from the pool and its terrace. A large spreading beech tree provides welcome shade not far from the pool.
Arrivals not before 4.00pm and departures by 10.00 am.
£100.00 deposit per week at time of booking with the balance 6 weeks before arrival.
We recommend that you take out holiday insurance.
Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday during Peak Season but flexible whenever possible.
A security deposit of £100.00 against any damages incurred is required with the bulk of the rental. This deposit will be refunded a few days after departure if nothing is damaged.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente region
The Charente, in SW France, is rivalled only by the Provence for sunshine. It is a region famed for its Charentaise blue skies, cattle, sunflowers, slippers, Limoges porcelain and Cognac. Trips out can be made to picturesque villages, Resistance Movement monuments, pottery outlets, and conveniently placed distilleries.
The capital, Angouleme, is renowned for its annual vintage car race around the streets during the third weekend in September.The city is also home to comic strip and paper making. Every August the pretty town of Confolens hosts a week of international music and dancing.
To the south of the region is the picturesque hilltop village of Aubeterre which has won the title as one of the most beautiful villages in France
The Le Lindois area
Leave your stresses at the airport or motorway and join the peaceful narrow roads taking you through gently undulating countryside to reach our haven at the hamlet of Le Roule. Ipomoea cottage is ideally placed for short drives to a choice of lakes and rivers some hosting a variety of sports and boat rides..
Chateaux, shops, bakeries, water sports, fishing, golf, horse riding, an adventure park for all ages and a fun Velo (five seater bike) route along a disused railway line are within a 10km radius. Exploring the locality will take you along tree lined roads with neatly trimmed verges. Rustic gardens, some brimming with flowers and others with neat veg patches are to be admired. And you can play spot the odd buzzard, bat or owl.
How to get there
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Ryanair to Limoges or Angouleme from Stansted/Liverpool/East Midlands or Edinburgh
or Poiters from Birmingham
Recommend Hertz Car Hire (Book this before your travel)
By Car from Calais 450 miles approx
TGV to Angouleme from Paris 2hrs
Activities near Le Lindois
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
27 Aug 2012
We stayed in this house at the beginning of August and it exceeded all our expectations. The location is beautiful and the gite is set in lovely gardens.The house is well equipped and there is every... more
22 Jul 2011
We spent two weeks at this beautiful little holiday cottage and loved it. The owners, Denis and Wendy Rowell, live next door and could not have been kinder or more generous. They let us use wood... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||6 Apr 13||20 Apr 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||20 Apr 13||18 May 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||18 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||28 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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