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Gite 1 le Bois de l'Église

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 139km

Welcome to Le Bois de l'Eglise, Poitou Charente. The gites at Le Bois de l'Eglise are contained within a tastefully renovated typical Charentais farmhouse and can be reserved as either two individual gites or a single property. Gîte 1 is two bedroomed and can comfortably accommodate 4 people. Gîte 2 is a studio to cater for 2 people. Both gites can be rented and interconnected to sleep 8 guests. There is a private courtyard outside the gites and there is access to the owners 1 acre garden with its various seating and eating areas.

Le Bois de l'Eglise is a tiny hamlet close to village of Villiers le Roux in the commune of Villefagnan in south West France. It is close to the town of Ruffec with its supermarkets, biweekly market, shops, cafés and public amenities. The location is rural countryside retreat perfect for cycling and walking.

The region has its own micro-climate and has some of the sunniest weather in France, second only to the French Riviera. The area is primarily agricultural, with abundant sunflowers in the summer, and the surrounding woods and copses provide for a large variety of animal and bird life.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Châtelaillon-Plage 2.5 km of fine sandy beach 139 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 9 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers Baird 69 km, Nearest railway: Ruffec 9 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Safe
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

POITOU-CHARENTES TOURIST SIGHTS AND PLACES TO VISIT

Poitou-Charente is on the western coast of France, facing the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay. It is made up of 4 department regions, Deux-Sèvres to the north, Charente to the south, Vienne to the east and Charente-Maritime to the west. Poitou-Charente has so much to offer the visitor with so much to see,do and enjoy.

The Charente, where the Le Bois de l'Eglise is situated, has a reputation of quiet area where you can explore the rural area far from the crowds. There are great places to visit such as Angoulême with its ramparts and its captivating city centre with a mix of old and new and the unexpected , Cognac, with its focus on the famous brandy, Confolens which is home to the Festival de Folklore and Aubeterre-sur-Drone with its fascinating underground church.

Vienne is where the regional capital Poitiers is situated. The historic centre of the city with its historic buildings, street cafés and boulevards is a great place to explore and shop. If you are into action rides, time machine and dancing robots then a trip to Futuroscope is a must for children of all ages. Other recommended places to visit are the medieval market town of Chauvigny, with it's five ruined castles and Anglles-sur-l'Anglin set on the river overlooked by a ruined castle and officially one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Deux-Sevres department is to the north east of Poitou-Charentes and is best known for the Marais-Poitevin a large area of canals and marshes. The most important town in the department is the former medieval port of Niort on the Sevre-Niortaise river. The town boasts a huge 12th-century castle built by Henry II and Richard the Lionheart. Niort is a good base from which to explore the Marais-Poitevin. The region is perfect for exploring on foot, by bicycle or on horseback with hundreds of kilometers of tracks. At Coulon you can hire a traditional “pigouille” (punt) with a boatman to explore the canals and marshes and he will tell you about the marches and its plants and animals. Moving on, the medieval centre of Parthenay is worth visiting, with its cobbled streets leading to 13th century ramparts and a drawbridge with twin towers.

Charente-Maritime is very popular with both French and overseas visitors for it attractions such as ile-de-Ré and the port of La Rochelle. The island of ile-de-Ré attract many visitors with its beaches and family friendly atmosphere. In La Rochelle the Vieux Port with its many places to eat and it's chic boutiques and vibrant atmosphere is a great place to visit. South of La Rochelle is the sea side resort Châtelaillon-Plage which boasts a 2.5 km of fine sandy beach, esplanade, casino, water park, and thalassotherapy centre. Continuing down the coast there are numerous interesting places such as the 17th century new town of Rochefort built around the the port and naval buidlings.

Le Bois de l'Église is perfectly placed to visit the attractions of Poitou-Charente. All the tourist sights and places to visits described are between 40minuties and 2 hours of easy driving from Le Bois de l'Église.

Villefagnan

Le Bois de l'Eglise is a tiny hamlet close to village of Villiers le Roux in the commune of Villefagnan in south West France. It is close to the town of Ruffec with its supermarkets, biweekly market, shops, cafés and public amenities. The location is rural countryside retreat perfect for cycling and walking.

Close by are the the picturesque villages of Verteuil-sur-Charente and Nanteuil-en-Vallée with their excellent restaurants. Further a field the Atlantic Coast boasts some of the most spectacular scenery and unspoilt countryside in France. A trip to Cognac to learn about the “angels share“and sample your share as well. A visit to historic Angoulême with its spires and ramparts and vantage points overlooking the city. Modern history buffs will find a visit to the village of Oradour-sur-Glane a moving experience. For more ideas on planning your trip visit www.visit-poitou-charente.com and http://www.francethisway.com/regions/poitoucharentes.php .

The region has its own micro-climate and has some of the sunniest weather in France, second only to the French Riviera. The area is primarily agricultural, with abundant sunflowers in the summer, and the surrounding woods and copses provide for a large variety of animal and bird life.

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