La Maison Charentaise
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
The house sits in the heart of the countryside yet only a short cycle ride to the boulangerie, butcher's and mini grocery shop and the larger market town of Aigre with it's regular markets is only ten minutes drive. Cognac and La Rochelle are great places to visit as are the beaches at Royan.
The pool is alarmed and the garden is enclosed making it safe for children and there is a large open barn under which a late night game of table tennis can be played or you can enjoy a leisurely evening meal eating and drinking al fresco under the stars. The summer nights are hot and balmy and you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the warmth.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Royan 90 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Angouleme 48 km, Nearest railway: Luxe 19 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The villa has a comfortable lounge, large fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 double bedrooms (one with a cot), one twin bedroom and two bunk bedrooms (one of which has an extra bed suitable for the younger child) . The house is great for couples, families, or families sharing.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is enclosed and the pool is alarmed. In the barn adjacent to the house you will find 8 bicycles, a cross trainer, inflatable pool toys, an inflatable canoe that you can take to the lakes or the Charente river, tennis and badminton racquets, boules, outdoor table tennis table and portable baby sandpit/pool. The countryside is ideal for cycling in. There's a riding school a few minutes drive or a beautiful cycle ride away and there's a tennis court and football stadium in the neighbouring village. Canoeing is available on the Charente. Fishing and golfing can also be easily organised.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
This region is said to be the second warmest after the Cote d'Azure and certainly when the sun is shining you will find an incredible warmth which lasts late into the evening. The area is rich in romanesque architecture and chateaux. Our village has its own small chateau and 13th century church. The house is well placed for visiting other regions. You could visit the vineyards of Bordeaux or St Emilion, the brandy houses in Cognac and Jarnac, the beach at Royan, a visit to La Rochelle, the 2000 year old cave paintings and much much more. You will find a plethora of information at the house which provides information about a multitude of things to see and do for all age groups.
There are festivals organised throughout the year in and around the Charente. The local area also organises a programme of events throughout the summer holidays for children and adults and you are free to join in with any of the activities if you wish. I can obtain a programme and let you have a copy prior to your visit.
Shopping at the markets is commonplace in France and you will find that you can buy fresh fish, mussels, scallops etc. from the fish market, a variety of cheeses from the cheese stall and fresh vegetables and flowers are in abundance. Again, I will provide further information before your holiday. travel.
Based around a restored water mill on the meandering Charente river, is Rejallant. Small beach, canoes, kayaks, evening concerts, children's playground, bar and restaurant.
"Les Trois Fontaines" a large bathing and fishing lake, with beach, set in beautiful natural surroundings of parkland and flowers.
Futuroscope Theme Park
Futuristic, multimedia, high-tech theme park which attracts visitors from all over Europe. Near Poitiers
Parc Animalier de la Colline Enchantee
11 hectare animal park with wallabies, llamas, ostriches, emus, stags, deer, yak, antelopes, bison, dromedaries, and farm animals.
Confolens World Music & Dance Festival
In August every year Confolens hosts this international festival - ten day event with troupes of musicians and dancers from all corners of the globe. Small groups of artistes can be found on the terraces and bars of the town until the small hours .
La Vallee des Singes
15 hectare park where gorillas, apes, chimpanzees and monkeys roam. Children can mix with the animals and join in feeding sessions.
Animal park set in a beautiful natural environment in the Forest of Chize.
Oradour Sur Glane
The famous "martyr Village" subject to massacre in Worl War Two. Rebuilt village with museum, artefacts, memories, exhibitions.
A world in miniature: a Lilliput land containing hundreds of miniature models. At Veyrac, ten minutes from Limoges, near Oradour sur Glane.
Tourist guide to Charente events, festivals, carnivals, concerts, exhibitions and guided tours.
L'ile aux Serpents is open all year round. At La Trimouille, east of Montmorillon and not too far from Les Geants du Ciel at Chauvigny.
Giants of the Sky
Les Geants du Ciel is at the stunning medieval city of Chauvigny.
Puy Du Fou
The famous theme park. A visit here has been thoroughly recommended by one of our previous families staying at our house.
La Rochelle Aquarium
Visit the marine world at La Rochelle, do a spot of shopping and then choose from one of the many fantastic restaurants in town.
Adventure park - fun for all the family.
Fishing at Pescalis.
Chateau de la Rochefoucauld
Beautiful place to visit with chocolatery and bar/restaurants.
NAUTILUS Swimming and Ice-Skating Park
Water sports and an ice-skating rink. There are two pools; indoor leisure pools (toboggan, jets, spas). Situated by the river Charente.
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