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Le Petit Maine Gites – Home 35178 Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Gite / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner

Description

Le Petit Maine, is a small, rural hamlet situated in “sunny southwest France” on the Charente/Dordogne border close to the very pretty medieval town of Aubeterre. Here you will find our traditional Charentaise farmhouse and 2 gites, Le Petit Paris and La Petite Alsace, set amongst 5 acres of French countryside. Whilst holidaying here, you can relax in the privacy of your gite's own patio facilities or the swimming pool, play areas and sheltered dining area . Wherever you choose to relax at Le Petit Maine, you will enjoy magnificent uninterrupted southerly views.
The countryside, culture and cuisine of this area invites those seeking rest and relaxation, at the same time there are activities available that would appeal to the most energetic of adults and children. Spend time enjoying local markets, winetasting, cycling, canoeing and swimming at the riverbeach of Aubeterre and Brossac lake or visit nearby Angouleme, Bordeaux and Cognac. Le Petit Maine's prime

Le Petit Maine, is a small, rural hamlet situated in “sunny southwest France” on the Charente/Dordogne border close to the very pretty medieval town of Aubeterre. Here you will find our traditional Charentaise farmhouse and 2 gites, Le Petit Paris and La Petite Alsace, set amongst 5 acres of French countryside. Whilst holidaying here, you can relax in the privacy of your gite's own patio facilities or the swimming pool, play areas and sheltered dining area . Wherever you choose to relax at Le Petit Maine, you will enjoy magnificent uninterrupted southerly views.
The countryside, culture and cuisine of this area invites those seeking rest and relaxation, at the same time there are activities available that would appeal to the most energetic of adults and children. Spend time enjoying local markets, winetasting, cycling, canoeing and swimming at the riverbeach of Aubeterre and Brossac lake or visit nearby Angouleme, Bordeaux and Cognac. Le Petit Maine's prime location also allows visitors to reach the seaside areas of Royan and caves of the Dordogne.

Further details

Communal utility and games library room with washing machine, ironing facilities, books, maps, indoor and outdoor games, CDs and videos to use in own gite.Linen and towels are included (please provide own pool towels).Cots, safety gates, highchairs and other baby equipment is available by request at no extra charge.Cooling fans are provided. Information packs with regional guides provided in gites.Owners on site to assist if required with more information found on our website.

Further details indoors

Le Petit Maine has 2 Gites to choose from to suit your needs.Le Petit Paris (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2- 5)Originally a barn attached to our Charentaise farmhouse, now newly converted to a gite, Le Petit Paris has 2 bedrooms, sleeping 2-5. Charmingly, it has retained its character with beautiful exposed beams whilst being newly decorated and furnished with modern comforts.Downstairs:Light and spacious with an open plan living room with large patio doors to private patio area and stairs to an upstairs bedroom. English satalite TV , video & CD player.Open plan kitchen and dining area. New, modern kitchen, well equipped with gas cooker, large fridge freezer and microwave.Bedroom 1: a large room with a double bed with space for a cot.A shower room with separate toilet is also situated downstairs.Upstairs:Bedroom 2 is a large characterful room with old oak beams with 3 single beds and space for a cot.Outside:Large private patio with garden furniture, BBQ, private parking facilities and views to the open countryside. Beyond the patio is the large garden area, pool, play areas and sheltered gazebo area for sun shade or dining. La Petite Alsace (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2-4) La Petite Alsace is a traditional French farmworker's cottage which has 2 bedrooms, sleeping 2-4 Full of character with old oak beams and a large Charentaise fireplace where on cooler evenings you can enjoy the ambience of a wood fire.Downstairs:A character beamed open plan living room and dining area with large wood burning fireplace, patio door leading to large private patio area & stairs to upstairs bedroom. English satalite TV , video & CD player.Large well equipped kitchen with gas cooker, large fridge freezer & microwave, separated by character stable wall to dining area. The downstairs also has 1 bedroom with a double bed & the bathroom with shower & toilet.The second bedroom is upstairs and has characterful oak beams, 2 single beds and space for a cot.Outside:Large private patio area with garden furniture, BBQ, parking facilities & views to the open countryside. Beyond the patio is the large garden area, pool, play areas & sheltered gazebo area for sun shade or dining.

Further details outdoors

Once a farm, Le Petit Maine Gites are set in its own grounds of lawned areas, fruit trees and 5 acres of level land, lending itself to uninterrupted views of fields of sunflowers, wheat or maize. The beautiful 10m x 5m pool is shared by both gites, allowing families to mix and play together. Owing to the vast area of our grounds, the play areas of badminton, football, boules, swings, sandpit and slide are conveniently located in the grassy, garden area without being intrusive to the private patio facilities of each gite where garden furniture and BBQs are located.The sheltered area by the pool can be used for sun shade or for dining.Le Petit Maine hosts live in between the 2 gites and maintain the grounds and pool during your holiday. Whilst allowing you privacy whilst you are on holiday, your hosts can be available to offer information on the local area. Our website offers more information on the local area and attractions.

Location description from owner

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

Le Petit Maine is ideally located in the Charente which is documented to be at the centre of a micro-climate offering the second sunniest part of France with mild winters and a generally temperate climate.

Whether you choose to enjoy cuisine and fine wines or participate in the French custom of cycling, canoeing or bathing by the rivers and lakes, we hope you have the time to explore the places of interest which are easily accessed from Le Petit Maine.

Angouleme, Cognac, Bordeaux and Bergerac are all close by and famous for wine routes, architecture and French ambience.
For something different, visit Angouleme's annual vintage car rally, Cognac's world famous annual jazz & blues festival, Chalais's international showjumping competition, Aubeterre's monolithic church or 'Le tour de France' if in the area.

A beautiful drive through the vineyards of Cognac takes you to Royan, our closest seaside resort with a bustling harbour and large clean beach, neighbouring the larger resort of La Rochelle. Across the nearby Dordogne border you can find the Caves of Lascaux with Europe's best known prehistoric cave-art or closer is the beautiful town of Brantome with an abundance of restaurants & a large grassy area by the river for picnics.

Around the area, local villages and towns host markets and fetes throughout summer where a tradition to be enjoyed are the 'evening producteurs markets'.
Culinary specialities of the region include Foie gras which is made by a nearby nationally-renowned producteur along with many other types of pate and terrine to try, including wild boar (Sanglier). On the road to Aubeterre you can also find a Walnut Oil producteur, who welcomes sampling. A Sunday tradition of the sale oysters from high street stalls can be enjoyed for a remarkably reasonable price. All seasonal fruits and veg are plentiful at the local markets.
Our local, liquid, speciality is Pineau de Charente – a blend of grape juice and young, fierce Cognac, drunk as an aperitif, ice-cold, and then a bit later with food. Vineyards offering tastings are well signposted around the region. There are also 2 local small independent breweries, offering interesting flavoured beers.

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Le Petit Maine's closest town Montmoreau is a 5 minute drive where all facilities such as supermarket, market and restaurants can be found.

Chalais -10km - is a larger town with a busy traditional Monday market selling all French crafts & regional food specialities that you would hope to find. For a special evening meal visit the renowned Chateau with dungeon restaurant.

15km away is our closest picturesque town Aubeterre. Officially classed as one of France’s prettiest 100 villages and one of the most photographed in France. Balconied medieval houses line the narrow streets of Aubeterre, which lies on the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Stunning, underground 5th - 12th Century Eglise Monolithique (Michelin starred) hewn out of the rock under the castle, other churches, chateau, lots of restaurants and bars.
Other activities are; Sunday market with traditional oyster sellers, Fishing, Floodlit tennis courts, Golf, Puppet theatre for children & Horse-riding from large stables near river beach. During the summer months there is traditional French music in the main square in the evenings. Festivals and firework displays are also held throughout the summer.
We highly recommend an afternoon spent on the river beach, swimming or bathing. Canoe hire is available here, where you can leave your car and be taken upstream by minibus for a paddle back with occasional stops for swimming and picnics. Or soak up the atmosphere of the café/bar culture in the pretty town square.

Brossac - about 15 kms distance- is a picturesque hilltop town with a small museum of local Roman and early Gallo-Roman finds from the surrounding area. There is a lovely lakeside beach with snack bar, cafés and picnic areas. Canoeing, sailing dinghies and pedaloes are available for hire.
Brossac lake beach also has a restaurant overlooking the beach and is a wonderful setting for lunchtimes or evenings.

Angouleme - 40km - the major regional centre for the Charente, with wonderful Beaux Arts galleries, National Comic-Book museum, medieval rampart walk, Cathedral and fine shopping; TGV station for Paris (2hrs 30 mins). It has many festivals during the year and street music can be enjoyed on Thursday evenings during the summer where local bands set up throughout the streets. There is a buzzing café/restaurant culture in the pedestrian shopping area and there are also parks and a large river beach area.
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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 3 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Staffed property
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Kerry M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 32 minutes
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated::
05 Apr 2017
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This Gite has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Aug 2007. Located in Charente, the average weekly rate is £770.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Apr 2017.

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