Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
One of a pair of bright little cottages, ideal for couples and young families, sort breaks and holidays, each gite has a double-bedroom, a twin bedroom (NEW from April 2014), a shower-room and an open-plan kitchen/living room with a double sofa-bed. The grassed courtyard has a benches and parasols for al fresco eating. The fenced swimming-pool has a patio area with garden furniture and a barbecue for guests' use and a large grassed area for your sun-loungers and for games of badminton. There is off-road parking. You will find ping-pong and a pool table in one of the barns and of course a boules set is provided. There is a swing set and slide for the little ones and there are plenty of board games to choose from and books to read. There is a laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board for guests' use. Ideally situated just off the RN10, there are so many things to do and see in this area you will be spoiled for choice!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chatelaillon Plage 125 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||9 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, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Two character properties with exposed beams and tiled floors. Cosy and attractive, each one generously equipped for 6 people. Baby cot with bedding available on request. Bed linen and bath towels are provided - please bring your own swimming towels, but can be provided should you forget. Smoking is permitted outside but not inside the gites. Pets (dogs well behaved) are welcome - there is a resident dog. Further information to be found on the owners' website.
|Further details outdoors|
This is good cycling country, so bring your bikes if you can. There's a small airfield nearby where you can have microlight lessons; there are golf courses; horse riding stables; the Ramparts Race for cars in Angouleme once a year; the Tour de France is coming our way this year; and of course the many local markets and bric-a-brac fairs during the summer months. The Vallee des Singes (valley of the monkeys) is just 15 minutes away and Futeroscope just a 40 minutes drive.
You will be welcomed by a bottle of wine, tea, coffee, sugar and milk on arrival.
The swimming pool is open May to September, weather permitting.
The pool and gardens are shared by all staying at La Charronniere.
A 7 seater Vauxhall Zafira for hire at reasonable price first come first serve contact owner for details. (Pick ups from Poitiers can be arranged).
Smoking is permitted outside - no smoking inside the cottages.
We speak English and we are learning French.
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.