Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Ideal for families and set in a quiet location on the edge of a rural village but close to the town of Ruffec and the N10 our recently refurbished gite Lily Cottage is in our safe gated complex. It has its own driveway to park your car. It sleeps up to 7/8 in 3 bedrooms, one double (ground floor), 2 twins (upstairs) 2 sofa beds/ z beds. Downstairs and upstairs shower rooms. Large lounge with wood burner and reading area, dining hall and kitchen diner. Outside it has a terrace and BBQ, small garden, use of large garden, table tennis, sand pit, parking, games room, laundry. Use of a shared heated pool with sunloungers etc. Gated complex, secure for children, countryside location, quiet. Lily Cottage (sleeps 7-8), can be rented individually or with our other cottages for larger parties/families. Please see full details on our website by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Ideal area for cycling, bikes are available for hire. Ideal for families or larger groups, can also be rented with our other 3 cottages for larger parties. Quiet countryside with just the donkey next door who is noisy sometimes!
Villefagnan 2km local town with shops, restaurant, bar, spa, swimming lake, etc. Ruffec market town 10km large supermarkets etc. Angouleme city 40 minutes, lovely restaurants, Poitiers 1 hour with children's theme park Futuroscope. Valley of the Monkeys 30 minutes drive. Kayaking on the Charente river, local chateau, lovely restaurants. Cognac short drive away. Sea, lovely town of La Rochelle and the Ile de Re a nice day trip. Bordeaux is 2 hours drive and Paris is 2 hours by TGV fast train. Come and experience the real unspoilt France!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Royan 60 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Poitiers 45 km, Nearest railway: Ruffec 10 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Spacious cottage with private garden, terrace and BBQ. Shared pool.
|Further details outdoors|
In addition to private garden there is a large field for playing football, children's swings, bikes available for hire (separate company). Other cottages available to rent on same complex. Whole complex can be rented for one families use. Take away food can be provided.
Other cottages available ideal for large groups or families
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Our gite are located in a quiet area of the Charente on the edge of a rural village called Brettes. We are 3km from the nearest town Villefagnan which has shops, restaurants, a weekly market, spa, church, lake and bank. We are approx 10 minutes drive from the lively market town of Ruffec which is close to the N10 motorway. The area is the second sunniest region in France.
Ruffec is a medium sized market town with a market twice a week. It has several excellent restaurants. Other nearby towns include Civray, Chef Boutonne, Melle and the cities of Angouleme and Poitiers (futuroscope) are less than an hour away. A trip to the coast is easy and about 1.30 minutes to Royan or La Rochelle. Our tiny village has a country & western line dancing festival every June!
Futuroscope theme park
An absolute must. Futuroscope is a different type of theme park for both children and adults alike. Based around the cinema, the park has 60 hectares of leisure space for everyone to enjoy with street theatre, exhibitions, relaxation areas, games and more, to give you the perfect, fun-filled outing. But it is the simulators and giant screen cinemas that really thrill with the latest rides "Arthur" and "Dancing with Robots" two of the most popular. In the evening there is an amazing show on the lake where images are projected onto a screen of water. Fire and fireworks complete the show! A wonderful experience and something for everyone. Just 45 minutes away. www.futuroscope.com
There are also many other activities to try - kayaking, maize mazes, Valley of the Monkeys, velo rail, adventure parks, lakes for swimming, great restaurants, walking, cycling etc.