Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Renovated to a very high standard in 2007, La P'tite Boulangerie is situated opposite Les Ecuries at La Charronniere. Ideal for honeymoons, couples and young families; fully insulated and heated for winter holidays. La P'tite Boulangerie has a large double bedroom and shower room (each with velux windows) on the first floor, and a small landing with window at the top of the stairs. Downstairs you will find an open-plan 'piece a vivre' with the original bread oven in one corner, a spacious, fully equipped kitchen, a sofa bed, two rocking chairs and dining-room furniture. There is a woodburning stove for winter heating and a glazed shelving area to the side. The cottage features exposed beams downstairs and the ceiling sweeping up to the high roof beams in the bedroom upstairs. The floors throughout are wooden.
Electrical equipment provided include a flat-screen TV, DVD player, CD/radio and hairdryer. Cleaning equipment is provided and bed-linen, bath towels and t-towels are included in the rental.
The grassed courtyard has table and chairs with parasol 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 a ping-pong table in one of the barns and of course a boules set is provided. 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 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chatelaillon Plage 125 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||14 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||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Delightful cosy cottage with exposed beams and wooden floors and equipped for 4 people - one double bed plus a folding bed suitable for a child in the bedroom and a double sofa bed in the living area. Baby cot with bedding, high chair and baby bath available on request. Bed linen and bath towels are provided - please bring your own swimming towels. Smoking is permitted outside but not inside the gites. Pets (dogs) may be taken by prior agreement with the owner - 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.
Arrival and departure days are flexible throughout the year.
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.
Smoking permitted outside only - not 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.
The area is ideal for cycling and walking as is virtually traffic free.