Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Arbre de Cerise is a beautiful 400 year old farmhouse that has been lovingly restored and converted into three gites. All the character features of the gites sit alongside every modern convenience to ensure that your holiday is as relaxing as possible.
Coquelicot is our 2 bedroom gite, sleeping 4 people, which looks out onto a grassed courtyard where a majestic cherry tree stands, providing stunning blossom in early Spring, an abundance of cherries in May and cooling shade in the height of summer.
Across the courtyard is a large games barn and traditional French bread and beyond this is our stunning, newly installed 10m x 5m HEATED swimming pool. The fenced and landscaped pool area is furnished with sun loungers and shaded seating areas for enjoying lazy days and convivial evenings.
Arbre de Cerise is part of the small hamlet of Grange, on the southern edge of Vienne, and is surrounded by rolling countryside. The climate in this beautiful region of south west France ensures reasonably mild winters and warm summer days. The N10 highway is minutes away which makes Arbre de Cerise the perfect place for exploring this fascinating region.
Delightful local villages with boulangeries, bars and restaurants, along with several historic market towns provide an extensive range of facilities and amenities all within 10 minutes drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle 100 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Poitiers 50 km, Nearest railway: Poitiers 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
Coquelicot is a lovely two bedroom gite with lots of original features, oak beams, exposed stone walls and wooden floors throughout.
It has been fully refurbished in 2010 to provide high quality, comfortable and well equipped living accommodation.
Downstairs is an open plan room with a fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area. The well equipped kitchen is amply stocked with crockery, cutler, glasses, utensils and cooking equipment, as well as a cooker, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Adjacent to the kitchen area is a dining table that seats four people.
The comfortable living area seats four people and features a 26" LCD television with satellite channels, dvd player, ipod/iphone speakers and free WI-FI.
Upstairs there is a family bathroom with toilet and shower, one double bedroom with French doors looking out onto the courtyard and one bright and airy twin room.
Each gites has its own bbq, table and chairs outside and there is a shared laundry facility with two washing machines.
|Further details outdoors||
In the games room you’ll find table tennis, a selection of board games, badminton, darts, boules and many other activities.
We also have a range of adults and childrens bicycles which you can use to explore the local countryside or to go and collect your morning croissants.
At the end of the main garden is our fenced, HEATED, 10m x 5m sparkling swimming pool, equipped with plenty of sun loungers in which to sit, relax and watch the day drift by. The area around the pool has been landscaped and features shaded seating areas for enjoying convivial meals.
Cots, highchairs and stair gates are available on request.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
We are situated of the edge of the Vienne midway between the historic towns of Poitiers and Angouleme. The climate in this beautiful region of south west France ensures reasonably mild winters and warm summer days.
Fascinating local villages with markets, churches, fine bars and restaurants as well as an extensive range of local facilities and amenities are all within a short drive. Lakes for swimming, cycling, walking, water sports and fishing are nearby. Just 15 minutes away at beautiful, historic St Macoux is a beach with swimming which is very popular with the children.
The medieval towns of Civray, Chef Boutonne and Chateau Jarvazay all have excellent markets, restaurants and festivals during the summer months.
Four of the best golf courses in the region can be found close to Poitiers and they attract golfers of national and international reputation.
Poitiers (35mins) A university town with many archaeological sites, is great for shopping and sightseeing.
Futuroscope (45 mins) France's answer to the Epcot Centre and Europe's premier image theme park.
Niort (40 mins) is right in the valley of the river Sevre at the gateway to the Poitou marshes. The river with its wooded banks winds through the city which stands on twin hills and has a magnificent 12th century castle.
This lovely town offers excellent shopping made more enjoyable by pedestrian streets.
Cognac (60 mins) with its ancient streets is the jewel of the Charente and best known for the production of brandy. In Cognac visit the famed Cognac Museum and the houses of Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin and Otard. Go to Jarnac to visit Courvoisier.
Angouleme (30 mins) with many fine 17th and 18th century streets and houses to wander. Walk around the ramparts of the city and see some spectacular views. Visit the wonderful morning market (open every day but Sundays are best) or taste chocolate at Chocolaterie Letuffe.
La Rochelle (90 mins) A lively and vibrant port with rich historical heritage, wonderful museums and plenty of shops to wander around. There is also the wonderful harbour to explore and plenty of bars and restaurants serving excellent seafood. You can visit one of the most original maritime museums in the world and children will enjoy the Port des Minimes to see the sharks, jellyfish, giant squid and turtles in the aquarium. There are also lots of clean beaches nearby and boats out to the “Islands of Tranquility” (Re, Aix and Oleron).
Limoges (90 mins ) A wonderful historic place to enjoy. Visit the porcelain factories and the many stunning churches and cathedrals.
Confelons (30 mins ) A beautiful medieval town that sits on the Vienne river. Explore the town by foot and prospect for gold and garnet. Stunning views can be seen at near by Saint-Germain-de-Confelons.