Rossignol (Nightingale) cottage is situated in a tiny hamlet perfect for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. It forms part of our 35 acre farm through which the river Boutonne meanders; riverside walks and a excursions in our boat are popular with young and old.
Its gardens are well fenced, landscaped and colourful and the large 6 x 12m, secure pool is only metres away from your door. You have a games room, swings and sandpit at your disposal.
With very low light pollution, night skies are exceptional offering wonderful opportunities for stargazing or more serious astronomy
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 en suites|
|Nearest beach||Chatelaillon Plage 50 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 80 km, Nearest railway: St Jean d'Angely 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, Staffed property, Boat available|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (6), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Close to the cottage are the swimming pool in its own secure enclosure, a spacious games roomwhich houses table tennis and table football and has also hosted vigorous and exhausting crazy cricket. A sand pit and swings are available for the little ones as well as plenty of room for other games and activities.Our property is a former dairy farm, there are now 2 main areas one, where wheat barley or sunflowers are grown and the other half, marshland where we have planted poplar trees. We keep about 6km of pathways mown so that you can enjoy leisurely strolls where there is little to disturb your peaceful reflection.The river Boutonne passes through our property and there is a boat avilable for exploring there is interesting waterway always popular with young and old.There is plenty of room for "secure" parking
While we cannot claim that this cottage meets all the requirements of National Access Standard, accompanied wheelchair users can be accommodated in our groundfloor bedroom with ensuite "wheel-in" bathroom and toilet.
Specialized secure beds and lifting devices are available locally.
The Poitou - Charente region is rich in history. You will find a host of historic chateaux and many fine Romanesque churches and Roman sites notably the amphitheatre at Saintes.
On the coast, about 1 hour from us, lie the fascinating towns of La Rochelle and Napoleonic naval base of Rochefort and, in the other direction inland Cognac, with its internationally renowned brands, provides another opportunity for a "day out". Saintes has a spectacular Roman amphitheatre.
Charente Maritime is noted for its exceptional number of sunshine hours (second only to the Riviera). Sunny days and starry, starry nights are normal here!
Our area is flat or gently rolling which, together with unusually little traffic makes it an ideal area for leisurely strolls and family bike rides.
Few can resist the markets, notably those at Aulnay (Thursday and especially Sunday) and St Jean d'Angely (Wednesday and Saturday)
There is a small shop in Dampiere sur Boutonne where you can buy your daily bread, obtain emergency supplies, hire bikes etc. For supermarket shopping, Aulnay, or St Jean d'Angely are your most likely destinations.
Of touristic interest there is a Renaissance chateau at Dampierre sur Boutonne and the church at Aulnay is a UNESCO classed "world heritage site" .