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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
Hollyhock House is a traditional French farmhouse in the village of Varaize some 5 miles from the market town of St. Jean D'Angely. Double gates open into a large walled courtyard which in turn leads into an enclosed garden with a splash pool. On the ground floor is a large fully equipped kitchen/dining area, a sitting room and a bathroom. The sitting room has a TV giving English programmes and a DVD. There is oil fired central heating. On the first floor are two double bedrooms and a second bath/shower room.
VARAIZE is a quiet village set in a rolling countryside of green fields, vineyards, sunflowers and meandering rivers, an ideal base from which to explore the Charente and the historic towns of St.Jean D'Angely, Aulnay, Saintes, La Rochelle and Angoulems.
ST. JEAN D'ANGELY
Dating back to the 8th century St. Jean boasts the twin towers of a ruined Abbey,now a UNESCO world heritage site and a medieval clock tower. With weekly markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays it has a full range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars. Situated on the river Boutonne, once a busy thoroughfare carrying wine, cognac, salt and gunpowder to the coast it has a large boating lake and leisure park. Nearby is 'Atlantys' an impressive indoor swimming pool with water slides, diving pool, and gym. Sun yourself at a pavement café in the market square and immerse yourself in the joie de vivre of a typical French market town.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fouras 50 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 65 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
The Poitou-Charentes region
The Charente Maritime enjoys a micro climate due to the gulf steam hugging the coast.It has more hours of sunshine than anywhere in France other than the Cote D'Azur. Popular with both the French and the English for holidays it retains an old world charm with villages built from local stone dotting the landscape. Once the Romans marched through here leaving an Amphitheatre and triumphal arch in SAINTES, the capital of the region, and for centuries the English and the French fought to call this region their own. This rich agricultural land, full of sunflowers and vineyards, split by two meandering rivers, the Boutonne and the Charente, will lead you down country lanes to discover hidden treasures, ancient churches, riverside restaurants, The coast is just an hour's drive away. Golden beaches, ancient ports and Napoleonic forts (built to stop Nelson's navy from raiding the coast) provide a rich range of venues. The region is famous for its seafood and the local oysters and mussels are considered the best in France.
Sainte, Cognac and La Rochelle are all within easy reach. Sainte, some thirty minutes away is the capital of the region and bustles with life. Full of beautiful buildings built of mellow stone its cathedral towers over the Charente river where you can hire boats or take a leisurely cruise. Cognac, also nearby, has been made famous the world over by the brandy produced here. A fascinating and historic town most of the distilleries offer guided tours.
La Rochelle is the third most visited town in France. A lovely coastal town full of 17th and 18th century buildings the old port is packed with cafes, bars and restaurants. Pass through the gateway of the Grosse Horloge and wander through a maze of pedestrianised streets.
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