Le Catalpa, Longeveau
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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
La Catalpa is named after the little Catalpa tree in the garden! It is a beautiful little barn conversion, in a remarkable location, and a deceptive amount of space. Full of character, and only a few minutes stroll down the lane to all of the facilties at Longeveau, it is very much the perfect holiday home!
Inside, an open plan living / dining area and kitchen, offer comfortable living space, with all of the bits and pieces you will need for your stay. The kitchen is fully equipped, with dishwasher, washing machine and all of the utensils you will need for your holiday banquets! The living room has TV (with English Sky Box) and views out the window to die for!
Downstairs the master bedroom (with en-suite) has double doors opening out onto the sun drenched terrace, which in turn opens onto the pool. Upstairs, are a further two bedrooms (double or twin), both with en-suites. The views from upstairs are even more spectacular, seeing all the way to the distant Dordogne..!
The garden is spacious and is secured, along with the pool, to ensure the little ones are safe. Le Catalpa is brimming with character, retaining many of the original oak beams, stonework and windows of the original barn.
Additional beds can be put in some properties for increased accommodation and twin or double combinations can be altered if required. Cots, high chairs and plenty of other baby bits are available if needed. Internet access, wifi and TV (for sports and significant events) are available from the bar, while some cottages have TV / DVDs and wifi. The garden is furnished with sun loungers, outside dining and a BBQ for the long summer days!
Please note that we have several other equally charming three-bedroomed cottages on site, as well as a choice of smaller or larger properties.
Longeveau itself is a small hamlet in a beautiful valley designated by the Michelin Guide as 'A Place of Special Beauty'. Within the estate we offer a superb range of facilities to make your holiday as relaxed or enjoyable as you wish it to be. We offer the opportunity for families or groups to socialise with others, or simply appreciate the peace and quite of your own company!
Our 9 hole FFG golf course is a challenge to golfers of all abilities. We have three all-weather tennis courts, a sports barn with compact tennis, basketball etc., a table tennis barn and boules pitch. We have five swimming pools (two heated / three private) plus a children's splash pool and plenty of space to relax in or explore. Golf and tennis coaching is available from local English speaking PGA / CCA qualified professionals.
For our smaller guests we have a play area, a toddlers play area, a secret play house and a crèche that runs throughout the summer. Our restaurant serves great food and shares a terrace with the bar, with south facing views across the grounds and the valley.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aubeterre / St Aulaye river beaches 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac / Bordeaux / Limoges: 75 km, Nearest railway: St. Malo 500 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Poitou-Charentes region
The region is known for it's great climate with sun drenched summers, rolling green hills and valleys as far as you can see, plus all the history you could ever need. The food and drink is superb and the people are welcoming. The area is a paradise for wine lovers who may wish to visit the numerous chateaux and wine caves on the Bordeaux wine trail.
Longeveau is located on the Charente / Dordogne border in a beautiful valley in rural South West France. Nearby villages are full of activity, with places to visit, dine and drink. The picturesque old Roman town of Aubeterre, which was recently voted one of the prettiest villages in France, is only a bike ride away. Discover the 12th century subterranean church carved out of the rock or enjoy a drink on the village square with it's variety of shops, eateries and museums, all overlooked by a 1,000 year old chateau. Alternatively walk down to the river beach for a swim, relax or a bite to eat.
The market town of Riberac (20 mins) has one of the biggest markets in France! The capital towns of Angouleme and Perigueux (45 mins) offer a wider and more sophisticated range of shops in a typically French setting. Brantome, nicknamed the 'Venice of Perigord' is well worth a visit at a similar distance. Also within easy reach are towns such as St. Emilion, Bergerac, Cognac and Bordeaux, all famous for their wines and spirits and equally beautiful places to visit.
Local activities range from walking, sight seeing, tree climbing, canoeing, cycling, fishing, or even jet–skiing and quad biking to name but a few. Wine tasting and degustation are of course a staple part of the French experience! There are a variety of local festivals, fetes and firework displays that take place throughout the summer in the local villages and towns. These are aimed at all ages and generally take place between the months of June and September.
Children will find plenty to occupy themselves and their families with activities ranging from crazy golf, horse riding and tree top adventure's to daytrip's to the popular attractions of Aqualand Water Park, La Palmyre Zoo and Futuroscope. Longeveau is fortunate to have a number of very good restaurants in the area, ranging from cafés to fine dining. As with everything, our staff will be happy to recommend or help you with decisions.
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8 Jan 2014
My family and in laws spent a week in Le Catalpa in October.We found the gite very accommodating clean and comfortable. Everything we required for a very relaxing break was available.We were lucky wit… More
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