La Petite Chaumiere
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Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
La Petite Chaumiere has been newly renovated to a high standard and fully equipped for your comfort. The local landscape is ideal for anyone who enjoys cycling or walking. Anglers can fish in the well stocked rivers and lakes. The surrounding area with its quaint villages, market towns and cities offers a diverse range of interests for the holiday maker. There is something for everyone in this sunny corner of France anytime of the year. Also a convenient base if you are property hunting.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Atlantic Coast Beaches 100 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 80km, La Rochelle 120km, Bordeaux 120 km, 60 km, Nearest railway: Luxe 4km, Angouleme 35km, Poitiers 60km, Ruffec 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Welcome pack on your arrival. Linen and towels are changed weekly. Child's cot and highchair available. The property has a strict non smoking policy. Wi-fi is available in both gites as well as satellite television with all UK freeview channels. A wide selection of books, games, puzzles and DVDs can be obtained from the main house. Breakfast, Lunchtime snacks, Picnic baskets and an evening meal with complimentary wine, liqueur and coffee are available provided the appropriate notice is given.
|Further details outdoors|
The gite has its own private outside patio areas equipped with table, chairs, parasols and BBQ s along with a gazebo central to both gites. A large covered terrace is shared by the owners and guests. The large garden with orchard has many shaded areas to relax and wile away the hours. For the sun-worshipers there is a suntrap area where we have recorded temperatures frequently exceeding 50 degrees C in the summer months. There is a large above ground swimming pool shared by the owners and guests as well as a small children's pool. Pool towels and sun loungers are provided. We have a number of cycles that are available for our guests free of charge. Fresh fruit and vegetables are available from our extensive garden.
£ 100 refundable security deposit payable with final payment
The Poitou-Charentes region
The Charente is the second sunniest part of France with mild winters and a generally temperate climate. An unspoiled corner of France with virtually no industry. Renowned for the production of Cognac brandy with vineyards dominating the slopes of the Charente river valley, whilst fields of sunflowers or winter wheat are found on the gently rolling hills above. Ideal for walkers and cyclists . The landscape is dotted with little villages and towns were traditional life carries on regardless. A visit to the numerous local markets is a must. It also has one of the richest displays of Romanesque art, which can be found in many towns of the area. Angouleme is the capital of the Charente, with its many festivals, events and attractions for the visitor to enjoy. A day in Angouleme could encompass the culture of the Cathedral of St. Pierre, a walk on the ramparts of the old fortified city, a visit to the museum devoted to the art of the comic strip and caricature and we haven't touched on the river trips, markets, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. All this is only a 20 minute drive away. Cognac, one of France's most popular tourist destinations, this city is exciting all year round. It has an excellent cultural programme. The alleys are lined with many examples of traditional architecture. Wander along the quays and the pedestrian area by the market. Take a guided tour at one of the distilleries and sample the world famous Cognac drink. Don't overlook the regions other famous tipple Pineau des Charentes which is also a must. An hours drive north you will find the lovely city of Poitiers with its outstanding architectural heritage, old streets and timber framed houses. Futuroscope technologies of film and video in Poitiers, is one of Europe's leading attraction parks. A trip to the coastal town of La Rochelle will take no more than 2 hours driving. Sample the delicious seafood dishes provided by the many restaurants down by the harbour. Explore the beautiful beaches along the coast. Vallee de Singes, it is well worth a visit to this park where you will find up to 30 different species of monkeys roaming free. Approx. 30 minutes drive north of us.
Juillé is a quaint, tranquil little village of traditional stone houses, surrounded by open countryside. The fields are awash with different colours depending on the season. A field of sunflowers is a delight to behold. In the centre of the village you will find a recreation area which is open to all and includes facilities such as a boulle pitch, children’s play area, picnic tables and a football patch.. During the month of May the village hold their annual Brocante (Flea Market). There is an array of stalls selling bric-a-brac, local crafts and produce, hot food and the obligatory wines and beers for your enjoyment. The surrounding area being predominantly flat is ideal for the walking or cycling enthusiast . There are several Golf Courses within the Charente area. For the keen fisherman, the river and local lakes provide plenty of scope. The market town of Mansle is only 8 kilometres away, with shops, restaurants and bars. Visit the market on Tuesdays and Fridays where you can purchase an wide variety of local produce. The larger town of Ruffec is 15km from here with all the usual facilities you may need. Visit the Aire de Rejallant , where you can pass the time picnicking , swimming and canoeing or just relaxing by the river.
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7 Sep 2014
What an amazing week. Eleanor and John were so welcoming and the gite was very comfortable and very well equipped. We spent many of our afternoons simply lounging in the garden or swimming in the pool… More
14 Jun 2014
There's much I can say about this holiday and all complimentary. Our hosts Eleanor and John are brilliant and nothing is too much trouble. The Gite itself was immaculately clean and equipped with… More
21 Mar 2013
"An amazing place to stay:)"
We are coming towards the end of a wonderful week at Le Petite Chaumiere and I just had to write a review so that everyone knows how amazing this place is!! The gite is perfect for a romantic getaway … More
10 Aug 2012
This was our first "child free" holiday. So this place was perfect for us. The gite was lovely with everything we needed, and renovated to a high standard. Was set on the edge of a quaint vi… More
6 Aug 2012
"Idylic setting and friendliest hosts"
We stayed at LaPetite ChaumIere and it was more than we could have wished for. Not only did we get a lovely welcome basket including a bottle of local wine; but we also got loads of fresh vegetables for Eleanor and John's garden. The garden is lovely and restful with loads of space, sun and shade. The area is rural and quiet encouraging us to relax. And when I got ill on the last day of our visit Eleanor and John came later to visit me in hospital and make sure I was okay.
5 Apr 2012
"Sojourn in the Charente"
We spent 10 days in rural France in a well equipped modern gite that still retained it's rustic charm. The interior of the gite was bright because of the good use of a velux window and glass door… More
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