Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
An architect designed conversion of pretty stone buildings, formerly a stable block & cottage, Le Roitelet borders the courtyard of a 175 year old Charentaise farmhouse, set amidst over 3 acres of grounds, a particular feature of the property, with a 10x5m swimming pool & sun terrace. The sympathetic conversion provides comfortable living accommodation, yet retains some charming original features. In the heart of the Poitou-Charentes, surrounded by fields of sunflowers & wheat, interspersed with woodland, the area is ideal for cycling & walking. Situated only 1.5 miles from the small market town of Sauze Vaussais, which offers all amenities, close to a wide range of attractions & activities to suit all ages, & a pleasant drive to the Atlantic coast.
Le Roitelet has a large, beamed farmhouse kitchen with a dining area, comprising pine table & chairs, large pine dresser & wine rack. The kitchen is tiled, well equipped with storage/work surface, + a fridge freezer, 4-burner gas cooker, washing machine & microwave, & supplied with matching crockery, cutlery & utensils. The lounge is comfortably furnished, has exposed beams, & a CD based hi-fi system. A hardwood staircase leads to the first floor bedrooms & a glazed door opens onto the courtyard patio. Upstairs, the large master bedroom has exposed beams, chestnut flooring & matching pine furniture with king size bed. There is a triple bedded room in pine, with single bed & bunk beds. The fully tiled bathroom comprises generous sized shower, wc & mirrored basin, & large heated towel rail.
There is an optional en-suite bedroom on the ground floor (wheelchair friendly). This comprises a double bed with matching furniture & fully tiled bathroom of wet room design.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Poitiers 55 km, Nearest railway: Ruffec 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
During the summer, there is always something to enjoy in the region. The Melle festival 's street theatre, with singers,dancers acrobats, story-tellers etc provides daily attractions, along with evening concerts,.In September the annual Vintage Car rally takes to the ramparts in Angouleme & draws the crowds, and there are always farmers' markets, fairs and brocantes/vide-greniers at local towns throughout the year.
There are a great many tourist attractions in the Poitou-Charentes. Attracting a great many visitors, the Vallee des Singes is perhaps the most popular, appealing to all ages. There, you can spend the day viewing a large number of primates in natural surroundings.
Futuroscope is a very popular theme park, and it is always advisable to plan to stay and watch the evening spectacular.
The Atlantic beaches are within easy reach, with Chatelaillon & Fouras always popular. The delightful Ile de Re with its beaches, harbours, excellent seafood restaurants, and quaint streets can be explored via the road bridge or if you prefer why not visit Oleron by ferry?
Zoodyssee, situated in the Chize forest, features European animals, or you may prefer to visit the donkey sanctuary at Dampierre and view the original Baudet Donkeys.
There is a large leisure lake at Lambon where you can try a variety of water sports. www.lelambon.com.
The Marais Poitevin, or Venise Vert, is an excellent day out where you can hire one of the flat-bottomed boats and enjoy the maze of waterways. Alternately, you may prefer to hire a bikes or even explore the peaceful countryside on foot.
The Silver Mines at Melle provide yet another popular tour. There are also some impressive Romanesque Churches in the town, and an interesting arboretum walk. A short distance away, at Celles sur Belle, is the impressive Abbey. The region does not lack for impressive architecture or archaeological sites.
Local tourist information offices in most small towns are more than happy to be of help.
Close to all amenities, Le Roitelet is just outside the small market town of Sauze Vausais, which has the usual facilities e.g. 2 pharmacies, doctors' surgery, 2 boulangeries, small Spar shop, pizza restaurant/take-away, hotel/restaurant, garages and large supermarket with petrol station & car wash. There is a weekly market on Thursday.
A local ferme/auberge provides excellent food from farm-reared meat and other local products.
The local plan d'eau with its fishing lake is a popular spot for visitors, well-supplied with picnic tables & barbecues, it also has a boules pitch, children's play area and snack bar .
There is an open-air swimming pool, tennis courts and mini-golf in Sauze Vaussais. Riding stables are just a few miles away.
Golfers have a choice of good courses within the region, and the nearby Charente river, delightful for picnics and bathing, provides excellent kayakking for the more adventurous.
There are a great many tourist attractions in the Poitou-Charentes, but perhaps one of the most popular is the Vallee des Singes, where you come close to primates in natural surroundings - only 8 miles away.There is the well-known Futuroscope theme park at Poitiers, and a water park at Angouleme and Saintes.