Les Tilleuls - La Grange
About the home
Les Tilleuls is an old Charentais farmhouse and distillery in the pretty hamlet of Echebrune, surrounded by rolling hills, fields of sunflowers and cognac vineyards. The barn has been converted to provide a spacious 4 bedroom gite, La Grange, and the ancient cognac distillery, which still retains the original alembic, has been converted into a cosy 2 bedroom gite, Le Chai. Both have their own private patio area, access to 3 acres of meadowland and stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the tranquility of the French countryside, visit the local 12th century church on the hillside, wander along the chalk lanes through the vineyards, cycle around the local villages or just laze by the 12 x 6m pool!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Meschers, 25km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 6km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (3), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
La Grange is a spacious 4 bedroom gite and although completely modernised still retains the character of the original barn. The ground floor is open plan with a fully equipped kitchen, island unit with hob and oven and a breakfast bar opening on to the living area which has French windows on two sides, exposed beams, original stone walls and seating for 10 people The dining area has a large pine table and also seating for 10 people. There is also a shower room and toilet on this floor. Stairs lead to 4 bedrooms, 2 with double beds, exposed stone walls and superb views over the pool and garden. There are also 2 bedrooms with twin beds and a bathroom with shower and toilet. A private patio area surrounds the property with access to the garden and meadowland and views over sunflower fields and vineyards. La Grange is fully centrally heated for all year round holidays. The property also has Wi-fi access.
Further details outdoors:
Patio areas with built in barbeques in front of each gite provide the perfect space for the whole family to enjoy meals outdoors and evenings under the stars
Plenty of sun loungers are provided around the decking of the 12 x 6 m pool.
Bamboo covered pergolas provide shade whilst eating
The pool house has plenty of games and toys available for all ages for the pool and garden
Boules court and badminton court.
Bicycles available for all ages
The gites are connected by internal doors and can be opened up to provide spacious accommodation for up to 12 people. They are centrally heated for all year round availability, ideal for summer or winter party groups.
A welcome pack is provided on arrival and our local baker arrives every morning with fresh bread and croissants. A tour of our local vineyard can be arranged, tasting obligatory!
The gites are let on a weekly basis, a 25% deposit is required on booking and the balance payable 6 weeks prior to your holiday. A £100 per gite refundable cleaning/damage deposit is payable prior to your holiday.
Normally, bookings are 4 pm Saturday to 10 am Saturday but we can be flexible, especially out of season, and are happy to take mid-week bookings and offer discounts for long or short term bookings.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente Maritime region
Les Tilleuls nestles at the foot of the hill in the small hamlet of Echebrune in the Charente Maritime region of south west France. The Charente Maritime region is renowned for its sunny, mild climate and its variety of sights and places to visit. The area is very proud of its hectares of vineyards stretching in the distance producing the world renowned cognac, and also in mid-summer the vivid colours of the sunflowers interspersed with villages of mellow charentais stone and gardens abounding with hollyhocks, wisteria and geraniums. Visit the pretty ports and beaches of the Gironde or venture further to the surfing beaches of the Atlantic, explore the the historic towns of Cognac, Saintes, La Rochelle or Bordeaux or enjoy a round of golf at one of three local 18 hole courses.
The Pons area
Echebrune, with its beautiful hilltop XIth century church, is just 4 miles from the pretty town of Pons which, with its mediaeval keep and pilgrims hospital, provides supermarkets, banks, post office, bars and restaurants and a twice weekly market. Les Tilleuls is also conveniently situated for the old town of Cognac with the houses of Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin, etc offering fascinating guided tours of their cognac distilleries which, of course, include tastings! The Roman town of Saintes, with its Roman amphitheatre and bustling shopping centre, is also close by as are the beaches around the resort town of Royan. The pretty fishing ports of the Gironde estuary are within 30minutes. For children, visit the renowned zoo at La Palmyre, discover the Chateau des Enigmes at Pons or enjoy a day at the ‘Antilles de Jonzac’ an aqua playground of 10,000 sqm. Or just simply relax, explore the pretty surrounding villages and try Pineau des Charentes, the local aperitif
How to get there
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FERRY: Brittany Ferries or Condor Ferries to St Malo, Caen or Cherbourg. LD Lines to Le Havre, Dieppe or Boulogne or SeaFrance to Calais
ROAD: 5 hours from St Malo or Caen, 7-8 hours from Calais or Boulogne take the A10 motorway to Pons, junction 36. Les Tilleuls is only 10 minutes from this exit.
AIR: Bordeaux, 1 hour away by motorway with BA, Flybe, BMI Baby or Easyjet
La Rochelle also 1 hour by motorway with Ryanair, Flybe or Easyjet, all from many regional UK airports
RAIL: By TGV to Angouleme
Car Hire is available at airports and in local towns - Hertz, Europcar, Avis, etc
Activities near Pons
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
03 Dec 2012
I stayed at this wonderful Gite, whilst on Business in the area. Lesley and Derrick were wonderful and charming hosts. They laid on a substantial welcome pack to cover my initial needs, and... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Mid Season||1 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 820||-||-||Flexible|
|Low Season||29 Sep 12||22 Dec 12||£ 500||-||-||Flexible|
|Xmas & New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 820||-||-||Flexible|
|Low Season||5 Jan 13||25 May 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Night|
|Mid Season||25 May 13||6 Jul 13||£ 820||-||-||1 Night|
|High Season||6 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1390||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||7 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Night|
|Xmas & New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 820||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A 25% non-refundable deposit is requested on booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to the holiday, payment may be made by cheque or by bank transfer. A refundable Damage/Cleaning Deposit of £100 is required with final payment.
Discounts are available for couples at Les Tilleuls, and also for long or short term bookings out of high season, please enquire.
All utilities, linen and towels are included plus a welcome food pack on arrival
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