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Le Cerisier at Le Tilleul – Home 173857 Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Le Cerisier at Le Tilleul – Home 173857

Excellent Excellent – based on 22 reviews

  • Gite
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Gite / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Le Cerisier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for five, in one King size bedroom (with child bed, if required) and one twin room. It also features a very LARGE (13m x 6m), heated (May to end Sept) swimming pool - yes, one which you can actually swim in - with a shallow end depth which is ideal for children and a deep end which is 2.5m, There is also a gym and sauna. The large poolside Summer Terrace provides a welcome shaded area to dine al fresco or just to relax in the hammock with a book. Equipped with dart board, Table Football table, American style fridge with ice-maker, i-pod docking station, sink, sofa, tables & chairs, changing facilities and w/c, it is the ideal place to relax whilst still being able to supervise the children having fun in the pool. Table Tennis, Croquet, Badminton, Volleyball and Boules all available on site.

Further details

For more images, see our FaceBook page :- TheGitesAtLeTilleul


Le Cerisier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for five, in one King size bedroom (with child bed, if required) and one twin room. It also features a very LARGE (13m x 6m), heated (May to end Sept) swimming pool - yes, one which you can actually swim in - with a shallow end depth which is ideal for children and a deep end which is 2.5m, There is also a gym and sauna. The large poolside Summer Terrace provides a welcome shaded area to dine al fresco or just to relax in the hammock with a book. Equipped with dart board, Table Football table, American style fridge with ice-maker, i-pod docking station, sink, sofa, tables & chairs, changing facilities and w/c, it is the ideal place to relax whilst still being able to supervise the children having fun in the pool. Table Tennis, Croquet, Badminton, Volleyball and Boules all available on site.

Further details

For more images, see our FaceBook page :- TheGitesAtLeTilleul

Welcome basket on arrival.

Pool and sauna towels provided.

Baby/Toddler items available on request

Information pack for sightseeing provided.

Owners live on-site and are available to provide local knowledge and assist with any language issues, if required

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Accommodation available from 4pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10am on day of departure, unless otherwise agreed with the owners.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

The following services are available at an additional cost :-



Further details indoors

On the ground floor, both the lounge and kitchen/dining room have ceramic tiled floors, ideal for those hot summer days. Both rooms have external doors which lead out on to the south facing patio, which is equipped with patio table and chairs and electrically operated parasol. The double aspect living room benefits from UK satellite TV, DVD player and i-pod docking station. The kitchen has been designed around the original bread oven which remains a feature at the rear, whilst the original thresher gearing is a feature on the dining area wall. It has been refurbished to a very high standard with all major kitchen appliances (Washing Machine/Dishwasher/Fridge Freezer/ Oven/Hob) being Bosch and also provided is a Krups individual 'pod' coffee machine which is capable of producing Espresso, Caffe Lungo, Cappuccino, Cortado and Mocha - so no need to miss out on your usual morning 'real coffee' fix, just because you're on holiday!.

Stairs rising from the dining area lead to the first floor landing, which has a small feature window and storage cupboard. The stairwell and landing have exposed oak beams and solid oak features.

To the right, the main bedroom has an oak King-size bed and a generously proportioned en-suite shower room with large shower and twin wash hand basins. The shower room's white on grey colour scheme showcases the quality of the fittings and accentuates the overall sense of luxurious quality. On the left of the stairs is the twin bedroom which also has it's own en-suite facilities - this time a modern bath with shower Two full size twin beds ensure comfort and there is ample storage in the wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. (Note - it may be possible to offer this room as a double bedroom - please enquire if required).

Both bedrooms have spectacular southerly views over the garden and the rolling countryside beyond and both have full length windows with are fitted with attractive wrought iron safety rails.

All rooms have exposed oak beams and at least one exposed stone wall (with the exception of the master en-suite shower room, which has no exposed stone) and this, combined with the modern refurbishment which the property has recently undergone, provides a sympathetic combination of period character and modern convenience, ideal for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

Further details outdoors

The large garden, which is shared with guests of Le Pommier, is mainly laid to grass and covers an area of over 1000 square metres offering plenty of open space for fun and games. A 14ft trampoline with safety net is provided, as are mini-football goals, a volleyball/badminton net, a Terrain de Petanque (Boules Court) and croquet lawn which are ideal places to while away those long summer evenings, as you watch the sun go down! The outdoor Table Tennis table is conveniently situated adjacent to the Summer Terrace, as is the well equipped gym and sauna.

New for 2015 - Kiddies Play Area, Croquet Lawn and Table Football table.

Location description from owner

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

The Charente is one of the four departments which make up the Poitou-Charente region, together with Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vienne. Situated in the south of the region, just one department away from the Atlantic coast, the climate is mild and temperate, with a countryside that changes from vineyards and fields to rolling hills and forests, with hills and gorges in the east and south together with many rivers and lakes which provide the backbone of the region.

The region has one of the richest heritages of Romanesque art and there are many ‘must see’ monuments and buildings including Angoulême’s Cathedral St Pierre, the towering belfry at Lesterps Abbey, the murals at Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, the west front of Church St Jacques at Aubeterre and the magnificent château at La Rochefoucauld to name just a few.

You can’t live in or visit the Charente without experiencing the local markets and fairs. They are generally held in the mornings so be prepared for an early start as they tend to close around midday. You will find anything from fruit and vegetables to live or ready to cook poultry, as well as other household items for sale. If you're really lucky, you may even find a treasure or two! Visiting these local markets is one of the simplest pleasures of a holiday in France. As you wander, your senses will be aroused by the perfume of herbs and spices.... you will find quality fruit and vegetables at excellent prices, also meat, bread and cheese fact, the perfect way to begin your holiday is to visit a local Sunday market to stock up with fresh local produce.

Le Lindois

Ten minutes away is the pretty market town of La Rochefoucauld with its imposing Chateau and full range of shops and restaurants. The Chateau is open to the public for guided tours.

In the other direction you will find the well- preserved medieval town of Confolens, home to the annual world folk festival ‘Danses et musiques du monde’, which takes over the whole town in August.

The nearby lakes of Lavaud and Mas Chaban offer scenic picnic areas, sandy beaches, family restaurants, swimming, sailing, mountain biking and a fantastic play area for children. Almost 400 hectares of fresh water, set in the heart of the valleys, are ideal for fans of the open air.

Aventure Parc - Explore the world between earth and sky in 7 circuits with over 70 individual challenges of increasing difficulty.

Kayaking - Parents and children alike can try their hand in a canoe or kayak at Montbron on the Tardoire or at Aubeterre or Brantome on the Dronne.

Angoulême - Festival venue for comic strips, rock music, vintage cars, toys and games. The capital of the Charente offers a buzzing cultural calendar and every September hosts to the world famous Circuit des Remparts motor race.
Throughout the year, well-established festivals draw visitors from France and beyond. Each year The Comic Strip Festival (Festival international de la bande dessinée) attracts more than 200,000 fans of all ages who come to see their strip cartoon heroes come alive on the drawing boards and meet their famous creators.

The Festival des Musique Métisses, now a national reference for African, fusion and world music, showcases up and coming new artists alongside established major stars.

Ludoland, specifically for children and featuring the latest in toys and games and the Gastronomades, for gourmet produce, cookery books and media form all over the world.

Cognac - If you're a Cognac connoisseur, then a visit to the 'spiritual home' is a must! Almost all of the Cognac houses provide excellent tours and tastings throughout the summer. Cognac also hosts the famous Blue Passion music festival, held each year in July.

Saint Sornin Vineyard - In the valley of the Tardoire, close to the boundary with the Dordogne, winegrowers have been cultivating and harvesting vines in Saint-Sornin for 30 years. Tours of the Saint Sornin vineyard can be arranged and the 'cave' at the vineyard sells its own produce at reasonable prices.

Brantome - Known as "the Venice of the Perigord", this charming medieval town is built on an island on the river Dronne. A popular tourist hot-spot in the summer months, especially on market day (Friday) where there is a wealth of local produce on display. It's always fascinating to sit at one of the many cafes or bars and watch the canoeists paddling around - especially as they attempt to negotiate the weirs! With an abundance of activities, it's ideal for families and a golfers haven.

For The Golfer - Golf international de la Prèze. The courses are set in 65 hectares of wooded valleys. The ornamental lakes, slopes and undergrowth provide a range of natural difficulties. The fine fairways and fast greens make it a challenging course of international standard.
Golf de l'Hirondelle - Angoulême. It is built on a spur of limestone rock opposite the town. There are fine views of the cathedral and the pink tiled roofs. The 18 holes cover about 34 hectares in the St-Martin woods. The fairways call for good physical condition and a high degree of skill notably because they are very narrow.

Go-Karting - The circuit du Perigord, just 30mins away, is one of the regions major international karting circuits which hosts competitions for enthusiasts from all over Europe. With 2 circuits - the main track boasts a length of 1078m, whilst the under 14's try their hand at karting on the smaller track - there's lots to see! Go and watch the thrills, spills and skills of the drivers or even better, even if you are only an enthusiastic amateur, why not have a go yourself?

Velo Rail - All the year round, regardless of age or ability, the Railroad Charente-Limousine enables you to discover at your own rhythm the landscapes of North-Charente by an extraordinary 'Rail-bike' which runs on a disused railway line.

Futuroscope - Packed with thrills, images in giant-screen format, extraordinary encounters, mind-blowing shows, role-playing, and much more. Futuroscope lets you enjoy new excitement that will amaze you, play on your senses and involve you in the action, as you escape into new worlds of fun, live in the future today and see this world in a new light.

...and much, much more!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Super King Beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


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About the owner

Les H
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Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Gite has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Jun 2011. Located in Charente, it has 22 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £545 to £1495.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Feb 2017.


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“Beautiful, relaxing and very well suited for small children”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2016

We stayed at le Cerisier in july with our two girls of 5 and 2 years old. The gite was comfortable and cosy and very well finished.. For the children everything had been thought of, special chairs, a cot, fences for the stairs, cutlery, a large collection of toys, a changing mat,... They could play on the very big lawn without a care, as the pool and playground are fenced. Outside we had a lot of possible activities but the beautiful pool is hard to resist. Most of the time we had it all to ourselves.The children especially enjoyed the playground and trampoline and the smallest was absolutely in love with the little red toycar. In the evening it was just lovely to relax on the terrace with a drink and look at the beautiful environment. Our hosts were friendly, helpfull and hospitable. Weghad a very nice time at le cerisier!

Thank you for your very positive Review of your stay at Le Tilleul and we are very pleased that you had an enjoyable and relaxing time here. We hope to see you again before too long!

“Outstanding Gite - Best Holiday Ever!”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2015

As soon as we arrived, Les and Sara made us feel so welcome. We have stayed in numerous gites over the past 15 years but this was the most luxurious, spotless gite we have been in. The welcome basket was delightful. The gite has everything you need for a perfect holiday. Beautifully furnished, spacious and clean. As for the amazing huge pool, gym, boule, darts, table football, volleyball, football, table tennis plus a lovely play area, you will never hear your children say that they are bored. Les and Sara have thought of everything, even a large fridge/freezer near to the pool area. When we suggested each day to our teenage daughters that we could visit a market, go canoeing or go karting nearby they both said they would prefer to stay at the gite and enjoy the activities there. If you are looking for a relaxing peaceful setting, with beautiful views, in a fabulous gite then this has to be your top choice. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Les and Sara for the best holiday we have had. We hope to return again soon.

Thank you so much for your fantastic Review of your stay at Le Tilleul. We try to provide everything our guests could possibly want or need to ensure they have a truly relaxing and enjoyable stay and we are thrilled that you appreciated what we have on offer here! Of course, it would be a pleasure to welcome you all back to Le Tilleul any time!

“Perfect Holiday at Le Cerisier”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2015

My husband and I with our two daughters, aged 16 and 18, have just returned from a wonderful stay at Le Cerisier. Having seen the website photos we knew the gite had been finished to a high standard but the reality exceeded our expectations. Everything has been planned to provide a five star experience, from the luxurious bathrooms, the comfortable beds and sofas, excellent wifi and the wonderful electric awning on our patio to Sara’s thoughtful welcome pack, complete with eggs from her own chickens. Outside the gite itself the same high standards continue. The pool is enormous and spotless. We often had it all to ourselves. The area around it well equipped with sun lounges and awnings. The summer terrace, with its hammock, fridge freezer and dining table was a welcome shady spot when the temperatures were high, which they were for all of our stay! The garden, which takes up several acres, is a joy. It has an enormous cedar tree, complete with two resident owls, beds of lavender, which smell delightful in the evening and it slopes down to a field of waving corn and poppies. Les and Sara are the perfect hosts. They are friendly and good humoured and happy to suggest outings and restaurants if you wish but quietly discreet if you do not. However what we loved the most and which no photo can capture is the atmosphere at Le Cerisier. The peace and tranquillity creeps up on you so that after a few days you would happily stay there forever. Unfortunately we only had a week in this lovely spot but we certainly hope to return.

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a hugely complimentary Review of your stay at Le Tilleul. We make every effort to provide the ingredients for our guests to have a fantastic holiday and it's very gratifying when it is confirmed by Reviews such as yours that we have succeeded in doing so! It was a pleasure to have you and your family to stay and we look forward to welcoming you all to Le Tilleul again before too long!

“When can we return?”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2015

What a wonderful place to stay! Beautifully and sympathetically restored property with quality furniture and fittings in an absolutely lovely location; owned and run by a lovely family who can't do enough to please. I am unable to drive, due to failing eyesight, and as a special treat, to allow my husband to have a drink with a meal for a change Les offered to act as our chauffeur for the night. Sara gave us a couple of Auberge to choose from, printed off the menus, and made the booking. They have balance just right, there for you but never obtrusive in any way. We were provided with cherries ( Les Cerisier) from their own trees and eggs from the, very entertaining, chickens!! From the minute we arrived to a warm welcome and a very generous welcome pack, including Georgia's lovely home made cake, until we left, we felt like valued visitors. Good wifi, English channels, copious amounts of hot water, good showers. Adam, our 15 yr old, loved having the gym for his daily workout, we were blessed with glorious weather and, so, made good use of all the games eg boules, croquet, badminton, table tennis but for me the pool was the piece de resistance and was used every day. It is a good size, in a lovely spot, surrounded by countryside and birdsong with sunbeds enough for all. Brantome is a must for a visit with beautiful buildings and many very reasonable restaurants for a kir, wine or a nice cold beer and a meal overlooking the river. Nearby, the velo-rail was entertaining but choose the shorter route, we cycled from Confolens to Manot. The local market at Piegut- Pluviers was great fun with loads of local produce and wines rather than the usual market tat. If we hadn't already booked our holiday for this summer we would have tried to book again. You get what you pay for and we would recommend to our family and friends without hesitation.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and complimentary Review of your stay at Le Tilleul. We treat our guests as we would like to be treated and we're thrilled that you had such an enjoyable stay in Le Cerisier. We look forward to welcoming you back to Le Tilleul before too long!


Reviewed 7 Sep 2014

Lovely Gite well appointed and with excellent facilities. If you feel like doing nothing but lazing around by the pool, playing boules, tables tennis and volleyball, walking in the woods it's perfect. If you want an action holiday there is plenty to do : cycling, kayaking,horse riding etc. We stayed in the smaller of the two Gites and really enjoyed our stay, made all the better by meeting our hosts the Henderson's. I would definitely recommend that you give it a go.

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your stay and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Le Cerisier. As you say, there are lots of activities close at hand for the more energetic visitor but equally, more than enough to do on-site for the slightly less active guest and we are pleased that you were able to enjoy a mixture of both, assisted by some glorious early September weather! It was a joy having you and your family to stay and we hope you will visit us again in the future!

“Believe the reviews! It's a top quality gite in beautiful, rural surroundings. First class.”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2014

We spent two weeks in Le Cerisier in August with our two sons aged 9 and 6. The gite was great - all home comforts laid on - and the setting and location are wonderful. The boys had a great time swimming (v large heated pool) and enjoying the grounds and games provided. There's lots to see and do in the area; we swam and sailed in/on the local lake, spent half a day canoeing down the Tardoire and visited local towns and markets. Les and Sara are excellent unobtrusive hosts, and the little touches like fresh eggs from their hens and potatoes from the veg patch were much appreciated. If you're browsing the web for a gite in this part of the world, look no further!

Thank you for taking the time to write a Review on your stay in Le Cerisier this summer and thank you also for your kind comments! We look forward to welcoming you back to Le Tilleul again before too long!

“Beautiful gite in lovely surroundings”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2014

We spent a week at Le Cerisier with our two daughters aged 10 and 8. Les and Sara were welcoming hosts with lots of valuable advice and ideas on trips in the local area. The accommodation was both beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you might need or want. The setting was glorious (with a view over fields of sunflowers) and peaceful. We enjoyed the use of the swimming pool, table tennis table, petanque and badminton/volleyball courts. The grounds were safe for our children to run around in and they loved the trampoline and meeting the 5 chickens who wander freely. Le Tilleul is ideally situated for exploring this lovely part of France, including chateaux, lakes, ancient towns and open countryside. There are many activities nearby for all tastes. We particularly enjoyed the Aventure Parc (treetop high wires with a thrilling zip-wire across a lake) and kayaking around Brantome.

Thank you so much for your positive Review of your stay at Le Tilleul. It was an absolute pleasure to have you here and we're thrilled that you had such an enjoyable holiday. Please come back and see us again before too long!

“Friendly, fun, home from home, relaxing..................”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2014

Travelling with family and friends, we had many tastes and requirements to try and satisfy, everyone was happy! The Gite was lovely,clean, comfortable and tranquil. The grounds were great for five children ranging from 14 - 7 years, and the activities provided kept them all entertained, darts, table tennis and of course the pool, even the gym was used. Very lazy time we didn't travel more than half an hour to any attraction but found plenty to do, and many more things we would have liked time to do. The high ropes course was a hit, cycling round the lakes and the market, all had positive votes. Les and Sara and their children and friends made us most welcome and a week to look back on with fond memories. thank you!

Thank you so much for your very positive Review! It really was our pleasure to have you and your extended party stay at Le Tilleul and we hope you will return before too long!

“Quality Gite, quality facilities, quality support”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2013

Le Cerisier set in peaceful, relaxing surroundings. We slept better than at home. The Gite was beautiful inside and out, with quality rooms and furniture to make dining in or out a pleasure. There was even an electrical operated awning so we could dine out when it rained. The weather was temperamental for the week, but there was always something to do. The pool was fantastic, only problem being the weather made it a bit cool and there was no pool heating. The undercover pool terrace was a very pleasant place to relax, drink and enjoy the view. The owners Les & Sara, who live on site were very welcoming, supportive and available as necessary for assitance. Overall a wonderful holiday.

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a complimentary Review of your stay at Le Cerisier. Unfortunately, the weather was somewhat changeable during your stay and, being so early in the season and having had a pretty nondescript Spring, in terms of the lack of normal Spring sunshine, the pool was not as pleasantly warm as it normally is at this time of year. As I mentioned, we are fitting pool heating for next year and it was somewhat ironic that the heat pump was delivered yesterday, just as the pool temperature reached 26C due to the recent spell of really hot and sunny weather! C'est la vie! We really enjoyed having you and your family to stay at Le Tilleul and we hope to see you again sometime soon.

“Wonderful location, very high quality accommodation and excellent hosts”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2012

A very high standard of Gite, with all mod cons and many added extras. Conveniently located to the airport, with plenty to do in the nearby area. With many additional facilities, this is an ideal location for a quiet break or site seeing visit to the Charente. Les and Sara are brilliant hosts, with good knowledge of the local area.

Thank you so much for your very flattering Review. We try and provide everything our guests could possibly need or want for a truly relaxing holiday and we're thrilled that you seem to have found exactly what you wanted here! We very much look forward to seeing you and your family again in the not too distant future.

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