La Vieille Porcherie
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The cottage was purpose built in 2005 for discerning holiday makers who love France and want all the comforts of home and then some!
La Vieille Porcherie includes a luxurious en-suite for each of the double bedrooms, a fully equipped modern kitchen, separate dining area, large living room with log burner, satellite TV, use of owner's heated pool, private patio with barbecue, fitness room, WiFi access and great support if you struggle with the French language
Fly into Limoges or take the train to Angouleme and we're no more than 45 minutes away, or drive from the channel ports well within a day.
Once you are here, take a day trip to the coast or follow the Richard the Lionheart tour, sample the wines of St.Emillion, Bergerac and Bordeaux or the spirits from Cognac, buy porcelaine in Limoges or simply chill out around the pool after visiting the lovely Dordogne region.
We can stock your fridge and cupboards for your arrival, book your restaurant table, reserve your places for a distillery tour and even provide you with a typical regional meal in the comfort of your holiday cottage so you don't have to find your way home in the dark.
It is even possible to organise a complete package that includes tour transport, guide and translation services.
If you'd like French language tuition or instruction in traditional French (or English) cookery please discuss your needs with the owner as both of these can be provided on site by a qualified teacher.
We want you to have a memorable holiday - for all the right reasons -
but please note - WE CANNOT ACCEPT PETS, UNDER 18's OR INDOOR SMOKERS!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Massignac (fresh water beach) 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges (LIG) 50 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 50 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
La Vieille Porcherie offers 125 square meters of living space. The large living room with beamed ceiling and exposed stone walls is well furnished with comfortable seating, satellite TV, CD and DVD player, WiFi and a wood burning fire. The feature archway through to the dining area also leads to a fully equipped, all electric kitchen.
Your comfort is important to us and the building is well insulated against the heat (or chills) of the Charente, and for those cooler times, central heating is available for background warmth when more than the wood burner is required.
A wide wooden staircase takes you to a spacious and bright galleried landing. There are two large double bedrooms - no single beds! One has a four-poster and the other is canopied. Each has its own luxurious en-suite; you choose between the one with corner bath and walk in 'Italienne' shower or the other with Jacuzzi shower cabinet.
The downstairs cloakroom is just indoors from the patio / BBQ area.
|Further details outdoors|
At the rear of the cottage the patio is canopied and furnished and being west facing is a wonderful sunny place for afternoon and evening relaxation and meals. The BBQ is to one side and the kitchen conveniently close by inside. Cushions are provided for both the outside dining chairs and the sun loungers for added comfort.
The pool is shared with the owners, but the advantage here is that guests never have to worry about it's cleaning and maintenance - this is done for you. The water is heated from May to October to around 27/28 degrees and there is hot and cold water supplied to the outside shower.
The pool house includes a private changing room and WC and even a fridge where we offer an 'honesty' system for the soft drinks, beer and wines available and shatter-proof glasses to help avoid accidents.
The large garden and woodland are shared with visitors and there is often surplus fruit and veg available.
There is off road, gated parking if you wish to use it, and even the possibility of garaging your vehicle in the barn opposite. Car washing and valeting facilities are also offered for your convenience.
We have recently added a fitness room which includes bicycle, cross trainer, treadmill and rowing machine along with pilates support equipment and light weights.
Bookings are paid for in GB pounds by PayPal or bank transfer and are secured with a 20% deposit. The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. Euro payments can be accepted by arrangement. In the unfortunate need to cancel, refunds will be made IN FULL as long as a replacement booking can be achieved.
Rates naturally vary with the time of the year and an additional supplement is payable when the central heating is required. Guests wishing to stay at any time of the year for 4 consecutive weeks or more will be offered reduced rates and are encouraged to discuss these with the owners.
Bookings are scheduled weekly, from Saturdays with arrivals from 4.0pm and departures by 10.00am the following Saturday. Where possible we may be able to work with alternative days and times. Please talk to us if you need this.
We can usually be reached on the phone and are happy to call you back on a land line - or you can simply email us with an enquiry using this site's facilities.
Holiday insurance is always recommended since you never know what might happen along the way.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Statistically the second sunniest area in France, the Charente has been traditionally an agricultural region, but visit http://www.discover-poitou-charentes.com/ and find out why it makes sense to base yourself in the area where 3 important vacation destinations come together. Whether you enjoy the coast, festivals, food and drink, historical sites, golf or just a lot of peace and quiet, this area has it all and more.
The lakes around Massignac are less than 10 minutes from Poumeroux and have enhanced the areas growing popularity as a holiday destination. They provide wonderful opportunities for beach activities, picnics, fishing, boating, walking, horse riding and bird watching. Massignac is host to the Tourist Office for the 'Lakes'. http://www.lacs-de-haute-charente.com/ will take you their site which is available in French only.
During the main season there are many 'events' held in and around Massignac and these can provide a great opportunity to integrate with the locals whilst enjoying a village party atmosphere. As your stay draws nearer at La Vieille Porcherie, spend some time discovering what is going on in the area at the time of your visit. It is all too easy to miss out on a great day just 5 minutes down the road, so ask your hosts to tell you what's going on and get yourselves booked in. If we can, we will join in the event and we can visit the festival together enabling us to guide you through the event making sure you don't lose out on what it has to offer.
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11 Oct 2012
"Stunning property, beautiful location, highly recommended."
EXCELLENT! We were looking for great quality and found it - this place was so much better than our previous experiences with gites - the cottage has a wonderful combination of rural charm with modern luxury.
Barry and Carol claim to go the extra mile and they certainly live up to that.
We thoroughly recommend taking a break at La Vieille Porcherie and look forward to a return visit - but next time for longer!
We are delighted to have been a contribution to you enjoying your holiday.
6 Sep 2012
"Excellent for a peaceful and relaxing holiday"
From arrival to departure Barry and Carol made us feel very welcome and could not do enough for us to make our stay perfect. La Vieille Pocherie is the perfect holiday home to get away from it all. The gite is 5 star accommodation !!!!
When our guests are as satisfied as this, then we too are satisfied!
23 Aug 2012
"La Vielle Porcherie is a little corner of heaven on earth. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday"
We had a very relaxing holiday at La Vielle Porcherie. Our hosts, Carol and Barry are a lovely couple and they made us feel very welcome. The accommodation they provide is excellent and we will definitely return.
Thank you - we are delighted that we delivered what we claimed to offer.
23 Jul 2012
""It did what it said on the tin""
My only tip to future guests would be to make sure you have transport.
So pleased that the 'tin' is big and contains lots of good things!
We can, and have, provided transport to and from the airport and driven our guests when they decided not to try and drive in France.
26 Aug 2011
Stayed at La Vieille Porcherie with my boyfriend and our friends and we had an amazing time. The cottage is wonderful, kitted out with everything you might need (including sky TV, a DVD and blu-ray player) - both bedrooms are lovely and big and both have fabulous bathrooms. The outside space is beautiful, and the pool is larger than most and heated which felt really quite luxurious! The honesty fridge by the pool is a lovely touch, and we availed ourselves of its contents a fair bit...(more than we managed to avail ourselves of the gym equipment which is available should you want it!)
Carol and Barry own the cottage and live next door - they are really friendly and welcoming and always on hand should you need anything at all.
If you want a high end, quality place to stay, for 4 of you La Vieille Porcherie offers great value for money and an opportunity to enjoy the finer things in life in a very relaxed and comfortable fashion!
We are delighted that you discovered La Vieille Porcherie lives up to our claims. It makes our efforts as hosts, totally worth it. Thank you.
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