Gite / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Verina is a fully-modernized 2-storey cottage at the end of a country lane that passes through a farm. It has 5 bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and living room. It is the perfect place for a summer holiday. You can while away many hours in the 10 x 5 m swimming pool and have barbecues on the patio near it. Far away from the nearest road, there is perfect peace and quiet. The nearby woods abound with wildlife. There are many kinds of birds, some of them quite rare, and one can often see deer. Nightingales will keep you entertained until the early hours of the morning. There are many relaxing walks across rolling farmland.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 en suite
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach 150 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges (Bellegarde) 40 km, Nearest railway: Limoges 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (4), Single Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users


Within a half-hour drive is Confolens, a very pretty mediaeval town straddling the river Vienne. It plays host each year in August to an international festival of folk dance and music. St. Junien is another old town close by. It has some very interesting buildings, including an 11th century church named after the saint. St. Junien also has a fine golf course.
There are cafés and restaurants in many of the small towns where one can eat well at reasonable prices. A list of some of these is available at the house.

The area is very rural; a peaceful and secluded corner of La France Profonde. The countryside is rolling and wooded, studded with many small lakes and ponds (étangs), stone built villages and farmsteads. Activities include horse riding, bird watching and rambling (the local ramblers' association has recently reopened and signposted many of the old communal pathways - there is a list of these at the house). There is a swimming lake, Etagnac, about 15 minutes drive away, and a lake-based leisure complex at the Barrage Lavaud, about ½ an hour away.

Verina, the property, is in the commune of Lesterps, a village in the department of the Charente, in the region of France known as Poitou-Charente.