The detached stone apartment is situated it in a walled private garden with a large pool but located in a town and only 5 minutes stroll from supermarkets, restaurants, the market, banks, hairdressers etc. The secure off road parking is accessed via locked gates. The Apartment is in the grounds of the maison bourgeoise (221445 - sleeps 8) which may be occupied by the owner. The in-ground tiled swimming pool measures 10 x 5 metres, and depth does not exceed 1.4 metres.
The Apartment. consists of a spacious sitting/dining area with large open fireplace, partitioned kitchen and screened sleeping area. Guests love the new walk-in shower with wc, washbasin with radiator. The apartment is a no smoking zone.
The newly renovated apartment is a separate stone building accessed up a flight of steps as it is situated over the garden store.
Apartment. Large sitting/dining area with large open fireplace, partitioned kitchen and screened sleeping area. New walk-in shower, wc and washbasin with radiator.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Nearest beach||Royan 80 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges; Poitiers 80 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 27 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Charente is located in the Poitou Charente region, which is described as the second sunniest part of France after the Cote d'Azur.
The historic town of Angouleme, famed for cartoons which can be seen on the buildings, lies to the south of the region within the town ramparts. The 'race around the ramparts' of vintage cars is a memorable spectacle.
Here you find the lively market, chocolatiers and high class restaurants (wagyu beef included) as well as a range of eating places to suit all pockets and tastes.
La Rochefoucauld with its magnificent chateau where visitors can try on clothes from a bygone elegant age is situated on the River Bonnieure. Visitors also appreciate the many niche boutiques in the town.
Cognac is perhaps self-explanatory, and worth visiting for a memorable river trip as well as sampling the famous brandy, and learning how it is produced.
The delightful town of Royan has two beaches, one long and the other in a bay which therefore has a cosy feel. Other resorts are located along the coast, all with their different characteristics. la Rochelle is well known, and Fort Bouyard floats near the coast at that point.
The local area is alive with red squirrels, raptors and other creatures rare in the English countryside. The meandering Charente river allows exploration by car, on foot, by bike or by canoe.
The river valley and gentle hills are ideal for cycling along the roads and lanes which are little used by motor traffic, and many cycle routes are signposted locally.
Innumerable chateaux are to be found within a few miles, the Chateau de Rochefoucauld is particularly impressive, with its neighbouring restaurant and chocolate factory. Also well worth visiting are the chateaux at Verteuil and Bayers, among many others.
As well as fishing from the river bank which is private to the property there are a number of trout lakes locally where a day licence may be purchased.
Further afield is the unique Futuroscope, the Valley of the monkeys, Oradour sur Glane where German soldiers slaughtered almost the entire population, which has been kept as it as left as a reminder to all who visit.