Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Ideal for families of all ages, with easy access to all amenities, including local shops and supermarkets, football pitch, tennis courts, cinema, boating lakes and water parks.
Quiet and peaceful yet only 40 minutes from Bordeaux to the south west and St.Emilion to the south. For days out visit the historic towns of Cognac, Saintes, Angouleme, and the picturesque seaside towns of Royan, with its famous zoo, and La Rochelle, one of the most beautiful places in France. It's old port still has the towers which used to protect it. A must is a visit to Aubetterre sur Dronne, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Not only is it beautiful but there is plenty to do, such as kayaking, tennis, swimming and visiting the historic monolithic church.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beau Vallon (beach lake) 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux 73 km, Nearest railway: Montendre 19 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Bright, spacious and tastefully presented throughout.
Exposed beams in 2 bedrooms and lounge.
American style, well equipped, open plan kitchen, dining room and split level lounge.
Separate utility room with dishwasher and fridge freezer.
Patio doors from 2 bedrooms, lounge and dining room onto separate terraces.
The gardens are filled with cherry, nectarine and apple trees.
Extensive book, CD and DVD library.
2 TV's and Play Station 2 with games.
Les Chênes is open all year round. It is electrically heated with the added benefit of a log fire.
|Further details outdoors|
Floodlit pool and terrace.
Private outdoor pool
Pool and garden furniture.
Tyre swing in garden.
Garage and ample parking space.
Built in BBQ.
Covered and uncovered terrace.
Table football, table tennis, tennis and badminton equipment, Bicycles, boules,a set of golf clubs and garden games available.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
English representatives on hand to answer any queries.
Pool and gardens attended twice a week.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
On the Atlantic coast, between the châteaux and the castles of the Loire Valley and the Bordeaux vineyards, lies Poitou-Charentes, one of the sunniest parts of the French western coast. Its mild climate - 2,250 hours of sunshine per year - makes it perfect for a visit any time from early spring to late autumn. A 300 mile-long coastline offers fine sandy beaches and is backed by fragrant pine forests.
Within a short drive of the world famous St Emilion château the region produces some of the best wines in France with the local 'producteurs' are only too pleased for you to visit and enjoy a tasting session. Cognac (an hour away) offers a further opportunity to sample local world famous brandy.
Also an hour away is Royan which has five beaches sheltered from the prevailing westerlies, ideal for bathers and all those who enjoy building sand castles - there is also an opportunity to enjoy the local fish restaurants and visit Royan's world famous Zoo.
Aubeterre Sur Dronne, which is a 40 minute drive away, is "one of the most beautiful villages in France". It has a vast Monolithic church carved into the cliffs.
Montguyon itself was originally a fortified castle town, now it is a bustling market town and on the first Wednesday of every month the streets are lined with stalls selling some fantastic fresh local produce. There is a lively Monday morning market each week in nearby Chalais where the English community gather together. Another good market to visit is in Coutras, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. During July & August you can enjoy a couple of night markets per week, one in Montendre on a Tuesday and the other on a Wednesday in Chevanceaux. There you can enjoy local food, wine, market stalls and entertainment for all the family.
Montguyon and the surrounding area offer a great choice of restaurants, bars, shops, bakers, butchers and banks.
On the outskirts of Montguyon there is a recreational lake (Beau Vallon), the water is very clean for swimming and boating. There is also a restaurant, snack bar and a children's play area.
Montguyon is ideally situated to explore the beauty of south west France.
In August there is a medieval celebration which is held every second weekend.
Close by there is a leisure park, "Le Paradou", at Parcoul, which is ideal for families. It boasts a beach lake with pedalo's, crazy golf, go- carting, trampolining, waterslide, billiards and table tennis to keep the kids happy and a bar and restaurant to keep the big kids happy. Admission is free.
Another local beach lake and restaurant at Guizengeard hosts jet skiing and Quad biking.
There is a Formula 3 race track and karting track and restaurant just opened this year, 2009, within 15mins of Les Chenes.