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South-facing Solar-heated Pool

Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome

If you are looking for a relaxing break in one of the sunniest and most unspoilt regions of France, then look no further!

Le Grand Vignaud Gites offers comfortable family accomodation, set in a peaceful rural hamlet, with panoramic views over the surrounding valleys and woodland.

Ideally located within easy reach of Aubeterre, Bordeaux, Cognac and Royan, there are a wealth of interesting locations to visit. Or simply relax by the heated swimming pool, while the children enjoy the play area and make new friends!

There are four spacious gites, sleeping 4, 4, 6 and 8 (no fold-down beds!). Each gite has been recently renovated to a high standard, while maintaining traditional features such as exposed beams and charentaise stone walls. Each gite has a private patio/terrace, with barbecue facilities and the shared use of a heated, south-facing 11 x 5m swimming pool.

Onsite facilities include both indoor and outdoor childrens play areas and free use of bikes/tennis equipment.

We provide a welcome pack, which includes pasta, home-made bolognaise sauce, bread and wine to allow a convenient first-night meal. A specialized filtering system provides clean, refreshing drinking water.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Auberterre River Beach 20 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bordeaux 120 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Children's pool
General TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Secure parking

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Situated in a peaceful hamlet with panoramic views over the surrounding fields and woodland, Le Grand Vignaud offers the perfect location for those seeking rest and relaxation. Our local town, Montmoreau, is a 5 minute drive, offering local facilities such as supermarket, bank, pharmacy, bars and restaurants, whilst numerous sporting activities can be enjoyed in the surrounding area.


Whilst being in a rural setting, Le Grand Vignaud is located within comfortable driving distance of many great places to visit including:-

Angouleme (20 mins) – shopping, water sports, comic book museum

Aubeterre (15 mins) - monolithic church, riverside beach

Bordeaux (80 mins) - shopping, wine-tasting and architecture

Brantome (40 mins) - 'The Venice of the Perigord'

Chalais (15 mins) - busy Monday market

Cognac (90 mins) - wine and brandy producers

Oradour-sur-Glane (80 mins) - war memorial village

Poitiers (90 mins) – Futuroscope

Sarlat (120 mins) - historical architecture

Villebois (10 mins) - 17thC chateau

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4 May 2011


"Lovely place to have a holiday"

It was a particularly lovely part of France, deep in the countryside, but close to some very interesting old towns. The cottage was rustic in style, but with every comfort. The swimming pool was a bi… More

3 May 2011


"to be repeated !"

The location of Le Grand Vignaud is sublime. Far enough from the nervousness of cities and offering tranquility and peace. The gîte itself has all the necessary mod cons. The swimming pool is a gift … More

1 May 2011


"Great holdiay"

3 generations of us stayed for a week - Grandparents, Parents and 2 grandchildren. We all had a great time. The hosts were friendly and helpful and really wanted us to have a great time. We enjoyed… More

29 Apr 2011


"Great hosts in a comfortable, scenic & quiet location"

The family gite we rented was perfect for both lazing around the secure pool taking in the scenery and, if the urge took us, to venture out into the outlying villages, the closest of which cant be mor… More

27 Apr 2011


"Fabulous location especially for families with younger children."

Dawn and Mark have created a fantastic space to relax and explore the stunning area around them. They couldn't do enough to ensure that we had the most relaxing holiday ever and the children wer… More

27 Apr 2011


"Perfect Relaxing Holiday"

We stayed here in July 2008 (I think we may have been Mark & Dawn's first guests in Le Loriot)We received a very warm welcome. Throughout our stay they were most hospitable hosts (the home grown … More

26 Apr 2011


"A lovely location and very helpful and friendly hosts"

Dawn was cheerful and very helpful. The property was exactly as described on the website with plenty of toys and games for the children. There are lovely and interesting walks/bicycle rides directfrom… More

25 Apr 2011


"Great holiday"

We stayed here in august 2009 and returned in 2010 and are also doing a week this coming July. The location is beautiful and there is a pool, bikes and english sky tv for the children. Both children … More

24 Apr 2011


"Le grand vignaut"

It was good.Toys and bicicles free to use.Welcoming owners.Nice neighbourhood with beatifull view.Shops are not too far away.… More

24 Apr 2011


"A Great Holiday"

We had a great holiday. Dawn, Mark and Family we fantastic, they could'nt do enough for us. Our sons had a brilliant time and we are all looking forward to hopefully returning later in the year.… More

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