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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

New on the site , this tastefully restored Charentais cottage offers luxury and tranquillity for a great holiday with family or friends .

The cottage " Les Vallons"(The valleys) is located in the countryside of North Charente,near to the small village of Couture.It is approx 12 kms ( 8 miles ) south of the market town of Ruffec and about 12 km east of Mansle.

It is a stone house renovated and comfortably furnished to accommodate 6/8 people.

Ground floor : large furnished room ( living room / dining room ), fully fitted kitchen , bathroom , seperate w.c. and 2 double bedrooms.

1st floor: : 1 bedroom with 2 double beds.

Equipment: fridge / freezer, dishwasher, microwave, induction hob , oven, washing machine, dryer, towel radiator, TV, DVD player,

Phone (Form téléséjour), internet access, Wi-Fi .

Garden furniture, barbecue, 3 bikes

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Angouleme Plan d'eau 25 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges , Poitiers , 80 km, Nearest railway: Angoulême 45 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 Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

The Charente is one of the sunniest regions of France with long summers. It is famous for Cognac but also produces the lesser known Pineau de Charente.,which is similar to Port.

One can visit the Cognac houses of Martell and Hennessey as well as Courvoisier at Jarnac or Cognac. Details of visiting times are available from the tourist information offices.

Futuroscope at Poitiers (1hr) is a great day out for all the family. The Martyrs village at Oradour sur Glane is about 45 min away near to Limoges

The beaches at Royan ,the National Maritime museum at Rochefort and the old town of La Rochelle are all about 1 to 1.5 hrs by car.


Ruffec is the main town in the area around the small village of Couture. It is a market town with an attractive square with pavement cafes and a market held every week.

The gite is set in the countryside about 10km from Ruffec and about 15 km from La Rochfoucauld with its magnificent Chateau.,open to the public. The village of Verteuil also has a chateau overlooking the village but only the grounds are open to the public at present. However Verteuil does boast a pub with music during the summer months and a good Bistro the Porte Bleu.

If you are feeling active canoes are for hire on the Charente at Mansle,try the velo rail or the adventure park at the lakes. There is also a public swimming pool at Mansle and a beach area at the lakes( about 30 min drive ) or at Angouleme where there is also an indoor pool complex.

There are also a range of other activities available in the area, tennis, fishing, golf, quad bikes,horse riding , cycling or just good old walking the quiet lanes and tracks.

Full information is available from the tourist information offices at Ruffec or Mansle.

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20 Apr 2014


"A great Place to stay"

My wife and I were referred here by the Tourist office in Ruffec. The house has been renovated to a very high standard and stands as part of a small farm complex but separate from the main house. Th… More

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