la colline d'or
Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Ferme La Colline d'Or, is a 260 year old former winery situated in the middle of the Cognac region. Perfect for families with children, with its big enclosed garden, swimming pool and games room, TV and internet (WiFi). the house sleeps up to 12 people. It is part of a small “Hameau” Le pontreau, at 8 km from the old Roman city Saintes Here you find daily markets famous for its huge choice of fresh seafood , its vegetables , fruits and cheeses and you find there too special Asian and north African food and spice sellers..
The area is well known for its microclimate . The farm is located on 4000sqm garden. A big part of the garden is enclosed and therefor safe for children. There are many terraces to sit in the sun or shade. The house borders a vineyard, farmland and forest.There is a big(100sqm) heated (if necessary) swimming pool. Downstairs there are two double rooms, a bathroom a toilet and space for an extra bed or cot. Also a sitting room with fireplace and a large kitchen/dining room with all facilities and a back room with freezer, fridge and washing machine. You can go upstairs there to a games room with TV and pool-table which looks out on the kitchen.
Upstairs there are a double room, a single room a big sleeping room with two single and a double bed, and an extra room without window with two single beds. There are two bathrooms with showers and toilets. In the front garden you find a small guest-house with a double bed, shower and toilet. Beside this house you find an extra outside toilet. There is a big building across the house with a table tennis room and storage room for wood. Part of this building is closed (private).
The environment is excellent for hiking, horse-riding Two beautiful golf courses , Saintes and cognac,are at 10 and 16 km. In the nearby charming villages, St Sauvant and Dompierre, you can play tennis . Horse riding is at 1,5km. There is a famous Canoeing club in Dompierre. There you can book canoeing trips on the Charente or in the very beautiful marshes of the Seugne, all the way to Pons.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Royan 40 km|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Nearest railway: Angouleme, Saintes, Cognac|
|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, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Charente Maritime is known for its sea and the lovely rolling country side. The fresh food-markets are a joy, with a lot of fresh fish and vegetables and the most delicious cheese. Saintes is a old city dating back to the Roman time with its own amphitheatre.
The city of Cognac is where the famous cognac comes from. La Rochelle and Royan are the well-know sea-side resorts.
The house is surrounded by vineyards and a small forest. It is a perfect place for cycling, mountain-biking, hiking. Nearby you can play tennis, canoeing on the Charente or the Seugne, 2 golf-courses and horse riding.
Shopping is either in Saintes or in Cognac (both around 10 km). There are the big supermarkets and small retail shops.
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