Gite / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 9
- 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.
||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms
||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 en suite
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|Nearest travel links
||Nearest airport: Limoges (Bellegarde) 40 km, Nearest railway: Limoges 40 km
||Great for children of all ages
||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed
Features and Facilities
||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
||Private outdoor pool (unheated)
||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
||Double Beds (4), Single Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9
||Linen provided, High chair available
||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
||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.