Les Forges Vonne with pool
About the home
Domaine des Forges on the Château des Forges Estate
Villas des Forges
These charming, good sized, detached holiday villas, some with private swimming pool, and each with its own garden and lovely patio, are set on the estate of the Chateau des Forges, a 110 hectare estate with its 27-hole golf course (3 x 9-hole courses), situated in an idyllic natural landscape between Niort and Poitiers in the Centre West region of the Poitou Charente. There is plenty to do for golfers and non-golfers alike. The resort facilities include a heated outdoor pool, (May to September), tennis court, ?petanque? area, bicycles (there are some wonderful bike rides and treks to be done in the surrounding countryside), ping pong tables, darts, Dutch billiards and a kids club. There is a very nice clubhouse at the heart of the Domaine which looks over the golf course and which has a Pro-shop, a restaurant and a bar which serves snacks all day.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, CD player|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Shared tennis court on site|
Further details indoors:
The first villas of the Domaine were built in 2000. There are a total of 33 villas including 9 villas with private pools. The private pools are not heated and measure 8x4 m. The shared pool measures 12.20 x 6.10m and is heated (depth : 1.60m). It is open from 9.00am to 6.00pm, and there is also a paddling pool. The furthest distance from the shared pool to the villa area is 1 km. The pools are open from 1st May to end September.
Accommodation and Facilities
There are, in total, 17 Villa Dives and 16 villa Vonnes at the Domaine des Forges.
The larger Villa Vonne is a very stylishly decorated, fully equipped detached villa for 6 persons with 3 bedrooms and one or two bathrooms, (depending on the villa). The villa is a bungalow, with a good sized, warm and inviting living room which has an open fireplace, a sofa and armchairs, coffee table, Satellite TV and hi-fi system. In addition to the fireplace, the villa is equipped with electric heating.
The open plan kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, microwave, toaster, pressure cooker, very large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and all the cutlery and utensils necessary. Some of the villas have their own washing machine, otherwise there is shared washing machine facilities near the clubhouse.
The three bedrooms each have two single beds in them, (these can be put together to make a double), bedside tables and lamps and wardrobes. There are also 2 pillows, a duvet and a bedspread in each bedroom. The bathroom has a bath with a shower head unit, washbasin. In the second bathroom, (for those Villa Vonnes with 2 bathrooms), there is a shower and washbasin. There is one WC.
Sheets and towels are not included in the price of the rental, but can be hired at reception, (Please refer to Practical Info section for details). BBQs, cots, high chairs, extra beds, wood for the fireplace, extra linen, can all be hired at reception. Golf preferential rates for both adults and children can be purchased at reception.
Further details outdoors:
Golf Information under the section local activities. Access to all the other sporting facilities at the resort are free of charge. The kids? club is open in July and August. There is a restaurant, a Brasserie, and a bar at the Domaine des Forges, which serves snacks all day everyday. Jazz evening and other ?theme? nights are regularly organised for your entertainment and wine tasting can be organised. The Domaine Kids? Club is open during July and August for 2 hours every morning. It is run by an English speaking Dutch person.
Set in the idyllic Domaine des Forges on the Chateau des Forges estate and golf course, these detached villas, some with private swimming pool, the others within easy access of the shared heated swimming pool, are all beautifully decorated and very well equipped. They are near the clubhouse and have superb views over the golf courses. Each villa is surrounded by its own garden (these are not enclosed) which has a lovely terrace equipped with garden furniture - table, chairs, sunloungers (some with cushions) and parasol.
Animals are permitted in some of the villas but at an additional charge of 5 Euros per pet/ per day. There is a no-smoking policy in some of the villas.
The final clean is COMPULSORY and costs 90 euros.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Deux Sevres region
Situated at less than 3km from La Rochelle, the ile de Re island benefits from a very high rate of sunshine hours, equal to the Côte d'Azur. The ile de Re Island is composed of ten villages, which respect the typical architectural tradition with over 70 kilometres of coast. Truly, it is the paradise on earth. Even the houses and the streets respect beautiful uniformity: White washed walls, green or blue shutters and hollyhocks… they really make this island a unique place. Finally, especially created, at the limit of the continent and at the border of the ocean, the ile de Re Island offers 87 km of cycling paths which permit many visitors to discover the villages, the hamlets, the beaches, the forests, the marshes.
The Médoc peninsula, with immense beaches on the Atlantic coast, fine, golden sand offered to the beach fans, charming seaside resorts, lakes and pine forest. The South Western French coast is privileged in its geographical situation and a recognised microclimate with more than 2300 hours of sun per year. Here, nature and sports are in dissociable. Everything is planned for a bracing and invigorating stay, such as walking on foot, on horseback, or riding a bike on the significant cycle tracks network and some excellent golf courses. This is also a paradise for surfers who come from all over the world to test their sporting skills. Bordeaux, is the regional capital of Aquitaine, and the most renowned vineyards such as Médoc, St Émilion, Graves and Sauternes are all nearby.
Travel inland from Bordeaux to Dordogne, one of the most beautiful natural regions in France, with slow rivers sometimes cutting through spectacular steep limestone valleys, riddled with caves, many containing world-famous prehistoric paintings.. A region proud of its gastronomic specialities (foie gras, truffles, cheeses, chocolate …), food lovers and gourmets will savour the traditions of good living and eating well. "Land of Prehistoric man", the Dordogne is bursting with superb prehistoric sites, which trace of the birth of human existence, such as the famous Lascaux caves. Nesting on a cliff, Nontron is famous for its hand-crafted knife with its pale wooden handle and carved motifs, it is the most ancient of folding knives. La Dordogne, land of contrast and of sweet living !! Places to discover : Visit the nice old town of Nontron : remnants of the town"s 13th century ramparts ; half-timbered houses and ancient quarters many houses dating from the 15-17th century. And the famous Périgord-Limousin National Park aswell as Villard caves, the Lascaux caves, and Limoges . Other activities in the Perigord include water sports, canoeing, tennis, horse-riding, horse-driven carriage, rides, walks and mountain-biking, lake and river fishing and golf..The region is dotted with small towns and villages, all typically French in character. Because this area has been inhabited since prehistoric times there is a wealth of sites and monuments to visit Brantome, Sarlat, Montbazillac, Bergerac, Périgueux, Les Eyzies (the Cro-Magnon Man). The whole region is dotted with chateaux or you can just relax and spend the day swimming in the many lakes and rivers, cycling through the quiet lanes or walking the marked footpaths.
The Les Forges, Deux Sevres area
The Domaine des Forges is situated 4kms from the town of Vasles and 6 Kms from Ménigoute. There you can find shops, bars, cinema, post office, bank... It is a 35 minute drive from Poitiers Airport. The resort lies in the heart of Poitou Charentes region, in the department of the Deux-Sèvres. Only 650 kms from England, this region is a very beautiful, natural and unspoilt part of France, still largely undiscovered by mass tourism. The well known, ?Pays de Gâtine?, in the centre of the region is characterised by its vast fields and woods. The famous ?Venise Verte? (Marais Poitevin) marshlands are an absolute must ? punts can be rented to travel down these magnificent canals. The Marais Poitevin is only 45 minutes away and is a lovely day out. The medieval city of Parthenay is only some 15 to 20kms away, with its Aquatic Park, and where a number of festivals take place during July and August. You can enjoy canoeing, kayaking or try some windsurfing at the Parthenay lake. And closer to home are the Gallo-Roman ruins of Sanxay, a village which also has many cultural offerings during the month of August. The well-known Futuroscope Theme Park is only 35 minutes away from the villas of Les Forges and is definitely worth a visit. The magnificent historical port and town of La Rochelle is 1hr30 away and is very much worth visit. Other activities include water sports as the Southern part of the region is a large water sports area. Walks, rides, mountain-biking or regular cycling, and golfing all add to the list of the many activities which this area boasts. The region is dotted with small towns and villages, all typically French in character, and there are many castles to visit. In the food department, (very important on your French holiday!), this area has a lot to offer. Simple dinners can be had at the farmer?s table (Ferme Auberge) or you can go for the luxury of some of the castles in the area. Excellent goat cheese is produced in this area, where snails and melons are also abundant. The coastal areas of the Marais Poitevin being so close means that fish and oysters are freshly supplied.
How to get there
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There are many airports - the major ones are La Rochelle for Ile de Ré, Poitiers for the Charente, Biarritz airport for the coastal resorts, Bordeaux for all areas, Limoges or Périgueux Airport for the Dordogne. Or how about a ferry to Northern Spain, Santander for the southern Aquitaine resorts. Another popular choice is MotorRail. All the Channel ferry ports are possible with an overnight stop perhaps en route. There are various itinery web sites giving directions for travelling around France. Clients have recommended the following : the AA, Michelin (distances and times on property pages are from Michelin) and Mappy. You will be given the actual road name of your accommodation in each town.
Activities near Les Forges, Deux Sevres
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