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Le Grand Bois~Vieille Etable Gite

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Gite / 6 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

"LE GRAND BOIS", originally a cognac producing farmstead, has been tastefully converted into our home together with two gites and an enclosed swimming pool in our large wooded garden. "LA VIEILLE ETABLE" which has been 3 STAR *** rated by Charente Tourism, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people and if rented with "LA PETITE GRANGE" ( sleeps up to 4) can together sleep up to 16 family and friends in spacious comfortable accommodation with the "WOW" factor!!The gites have their own private entrance with parking for up to six cars. The bread oven and well remain but we have built a 10 x 5 meter swimming pool in the garden for the exclusive use of our clients. The garden has lots of fruit trees and nut trees and plenty of space to disappear with a glass of wine and a book.At "Le Grand Bois" you can enjoy a peaceful,stress-free holiday beside the swimming pool or you can use the superb facilities to explore the many attractions and places

"LE GRAND BOIS", originally a cognac producing farmstead, has been tastefully converted into our home together with two gites and an enclosed swimming pool in our large wooded garden. "LA VIEILLE ETABLE" which has been 3 STAR *** rated by Charente Tourism, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people and if rented with "LA PETITE GRANGE" ( sleeps up to 4) can together sleep up to 16 family and friends in spacious comfortable accommodation with the "WOW" factor!!The gites have their own private entrance with parking for up to six cars. The bread oven and well remain but we have built a 10 x 5 meter swimming pool in the garden for the exclusive use of our clients. The garden has lots of fruit trees and nut trees and plenty of space to disappear with a glass of wine and a book.At "Le Grand Bois" you can enjoy a peaceful,stress-free holiday beside the swimming pool or you can use the superb facilities to explore the many attractions and places of interest offered by the south-west region of France.

Location description from owner

The Poitou-Charentes region

The Poitou Charente Region has an endless variety of activities and attractions to visit.You will find lots of info. and brochures to give you ideas in the gites.HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR SUGGESTIONS !! There are several indoor and outdoor water parks to choose from which are great fun for adults and children. La Grande Prairie is just 20mins away and has a lake with a supervised sandy beach for swimming, canoes, boats, windsurfing, fishing, tennis courts and childrens' play areas. The boating club also puts on a fantastic free Fireworks Display around the second week of August each year. Just a couple of minutes from the lake is Nautilus which is an indoor leisure complex with swimming, flumes and even an ice rink. JONZAC is a very picturesque town around 25 mins away, which has a traditional french market place, a pretty little Chateau, shopping, restaurants, a terrific leisure centre called Antilles and a great park with swimming, boating, adventure trails, horse riding and lots of activities for all ages of children. Or if you prefer ther are lots of places where you can swim in the river Charente itself !! ROYAN is a fabulous seaside resort with long sandy beaches and nearby is PALMYRE where the Zoo is one of the best in Europe. COGNAC is a 40 min. drive from here. This historic town has shops, restaurants, cafes and of course, the famous cognac distilleries. The Grand houses of Remy Martin, Hennesey, Martell and Camus, just to mention a few, offer tours and tastings. There is also a Blues festival, a Jazz festival and several other riverside events held here during the summer months. The DORDOGNE is a just short drive away with the beautiful medieval towns of Aubeterre, with its monolithic Church, Perigeux, where you must have lunch in the Place St. Louis and Brantome, where you can meander through the lanes or cool off in a canoe on the river. LA ROCHELLE, with its old port and yachting marina is well worth a visit.Eating out or shopping is a real pleasure.You must try the oysters or seafood platter here!The CHARENTE also has lots of sporting activities on offer, such as hot-air ballooning (the European Championships take place about 3kms from Le Grand Bois and provide spectacular viewing from the gites in early August), cycling, horse riding, quad biking, aqua-jet skiing, fishing, canoeing, karting, ten-pin bowling or simple counrty walking. Something for everyone! BORDEAUX is an amazing city full of culture and fabulous architecture ~ as well as the wine !There are of course some wonderful old churches and Renaissance or classical Chateaux and country houses to enjoy too."THE VIGNOBLE TRAIL"The south-west region is renowned for its many cognac and wine producers,such as Remy Martin,Hennessy,Courvoisier,St.Emillion,Bergerac and Blaye. All welcome visitors and offer tours and tastings. Follow the "Vignoble Trail" around some of these world famous producers tasting the odd glass or two as you go!GOLFIf golf is your game,there are excellent courses at Cognac and Angouleme,both about half an hour away and others at Royan or down into the Dordogne.EATING OUT OR AT HOME.Enjoy local produce bought fresh from one of the daily markets, cooked at home, in the gite or BBQ and eat outdoors in the sunshine. Try the confit of duck, fois gras, sweet Charente melons, goat's cheese and seasonal fruits and nuts. This can be washed down with some chilled local rose wine or a good red bordeaux from around only a couple of euros a bottle. Or you can eat in one of the many excellent but inexpensive restaurants ( a set 3, 4 or 5 course lunch for around 12 euros !). But whatever you do,don't forget the Pineau for your aperitif and the cognac to finish!

Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire

EVENTSThroughout the year there are lots of organized events in and around the Charente;THE WEEK LONG COMIC/CARTOON FESTIVAL IN ANGOULEME.THE BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS.THE BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVALS IN COGNAC.THE EUROPEAN HOT AIR BALLOON CHAMPIONSHIPS.(Held only minutes away every 2 years)THE CONFOLENS FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL DANCE AND MUSIC.SHOW JUMPING AT CHALAIS.THE HUGE FIREWORKS TO MUSIC DISPLAY AT ST. YRIEIX.VINTAGE AND VETERAN CAR RALLY AROUND THE RAMPARTS OF ANGOULEME.GASTRONOMADE WEEK - THE CELEBRATION OF FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.THE THREE DAY AGRICULTURAL FETE AT BARBEZIEUX.AND lots more local Fetes and Brocantes (flea markets).

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Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 7 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:17:00, 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

Linda M
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
14 Jul 2016

Languages spoken: English, French


This Gite has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Feb 2013. Located in Charente, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from $1572 to $2293.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Jul 2016.

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“Help at hand”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2015

A very pleasant holiday and what made it memorable for me was the support the owners Linda and Ian provided. On my trip out to France I found out I would be having a job interview on my return journey. I therefore needed to prepare handouts for the interview. I tend not to take my printer with me on holiday! Therefore, Linda and Ian came to the rescue. They were extremely patient with my constant demands of technology questions and ink usage. Suffice to say I got offered the job and I believe it was solely down to the quality paper and ink colour used for the handouts.

“Fantastic holiday in a wonderful setting”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2014

We travelled as a family of 4 with 2 young children and enjoyed every minute of our stay at Le Grand Bois-Vielille Etable. The Gite has everything you could ask for to ensure a comfortable stay and is set in the most beatiful setting with a large garden that the kids loved running around. It's well positioned in the region - so getting around Charente couldn't be easier. Linda and Ian are great hosts and made every effort to ensure that we had everything we needed - as well as advice on what's happening within the vicinity of the area. The pool is very nice, the fruit trees at the bottom of the garden lovely and our first impression of the gite (if anything) was that the photos don't do it justice. Had a great time - wish the time didn't fly by so quickly! Highly recommended.

“Great House, lovely and quiet and great hosts”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2014

There was 10 of us staying in the 6 bedroom house so had loads of room. Lovely pool area and the kids really enjoyed the table tennis

“Stunning, Superb, Outstanding Value!!”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2013

This was our first holiday in a gité in france and we are so pleased we chose this one! It had everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday, the owners even provided us with milk, bread, tea, coffee, fruit, cheese and wine for our arrival! The owners, Linda and Ian were the most helpful, welcoming hosts ever and knew everything you needed to know and gave great information about places to go, plus much more. The gité itself was renovated by the owners and is stunning, a real home from home but even better in my eyes! Could quite happily have stayed forever! The grounds were huge and fantastic for our two boys (8 & 5) who loved exploring them but the pool was their favourite! The surrounds and views are fantastic. I really cannot praise this place enough! We will be returning with family in the near future as we discovered the size of the gité is perfect for larger groups.

“Fun in the Sun”

Reviewed 4 Apr 2013

10 of us enjoyed a wonderful 2 weeks at Le Grand Bois (5 Adults : 5 Children). The Gite was ideal with plenty of space for everyone. No problem with bathrooms there are loads. The Swimming Pool and Table Tennis and weather were the big hits of the holiday for the children and adults alike. BBQ area was fully utilised. No problem parking and local shopping more than adequate. Lots to see locally including all the famous Wine and Brandy facilities. A good locality for cycling with quiet roads and paths. An hour or so drive to the ocean but well worth the trip. Dune Du Pilat and water park a couple of hours drive but again worth the effort. The owners are on hand to give help and advice but only if needed and were great company. Would do it again, if planning for this many people to holiday together.

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