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Courtyard Views

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 17

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Converted from the original stables of this old horse farm, Les Ecuries are 2 semi detached gites which NEW from April 2014 will have 2 large bedrooms upstairs. La P'tite Boulangerie, across the grassed courtyard, as an individual 2 story cottage. This gite complex is ideally situated in a tiny hamlet 2 miles from the small market town of Chaunay on the N10 between Poitiers and Angouleme; this is a rural retreat that is also close to main links to local attractions, towns and airports. Relax in your own gite but also enjoy sharing the fun of cooking and eating together using the BBQ by the pool and the garden furniture provided. The Ecuries each sleep up to 6 plus a baby and La P'tite Boulangerie sleeps 5 (there's a folding bed for a child) and a travel cot for babies is available on request.

Size Sleeps up to 17, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Chatelaillon Plage 125 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers 46 km, Nearest railway: Poitiers 46 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 DVD player
General TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Shower rooms
Furniture 3 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Parking is available for all. There is a ping-pong table and other games in the hangar next to La P'tite Boulangerie. The sunny 10m x 5m swimming pool is situated in its own fenced garden with fruit trees - please help yourselves to any ripe fruit. Bed-linen and bath towels are provided and there is a laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board for your use. We can arrange pick ups from Poitiers airport.

Further details

Arrival and departure days are flexible throughout the year.

You will be welcomed with a starter pack of teabags sugar coffee and milk.

The swimming pool is open May to September, weather permitting.

The pool and gardens are shared by all staying at La Charronniere.

Smoking permitted outside only - not inside the cottages.

Guests are requested to return all equipment, crockery and cutlery to its gite of origin prior to leaving.

We speak English and We are learning French.

We expect that the gites are left clean and tidy as you would expect to find them, Should you wish to make an early getaway we will be happy to clean gites for a charge of 50 euros per gite.

Towels provided are for use inside the gites only, Pool towels can be provided on request at a minimal cost to cover laundering.

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

The Poitou-Charentes is reputed to be the second sunniest region of France after the Cote d'Azur. The local people are very welcoming, especially if you try out your French. Poitiers has a lovely old centre, lots of restaurants and shops. Angouleme has it's ancient ramparts to explore and Cognac has it's distilleries to tour and compare brandies. La Rochelle on the coast has a wonderful old port with many fish restaurants, and the walled centre with little alleyways and many shops must be visited. The aquarium at La Rochelle is one of the best we have seen. The RN10 runs down the border with Deux Sevres and on to the border with Charente, so you can visit three departements in one day! Limoges porcelain is renowned throughout Europe.


There are so many things to do and see in the area that a folder is provided in each gite with information for everyone. As an example, La Vallee des Singes is nearby, Futuroscope at Poitiers - a must see, l'Ile aux Serpents, Zoodyssee, the war memorial village at Oradour-sur-Glane, Velorail at Roumazieres and Confolens, and so much more.

The area is ideal for cycling and walking as is virtually traffic free.

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31 Oct 2013


"Relaxing Holiday"

Nice relaxing holiday spent in this countryside setting. The owners were very helpful. The cottage was great and had everything we needed. A good base for visiting nearby attractions. Will book for ne… More

1 Sep 2013


"fantastic place for a relaxed stay"

We stayed for a week with our young children and had a really wonderful relaxed holiday here. The cottage is surprisingly spacious and equipped with everything you might conceivably need. Lovely, pret… More

6 Aug 2013



Having travelled extensively in France, we feel lucky to have found "La Charronniere". If your looking for a relaxing chilled holiday in the Vienne countryside this can't be beaten. Lov… More

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Calendar last updated:22 Sep 2014

Based in France

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