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Le Pommier at Le Tilleul – Home 78527 Gite

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Le Pommier at Le Tilleul – Home 78527

  • Gite
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

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Gite / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

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

Description from owner


Le Pommier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for six, in one King, one double and one twin bedroom. It also features a LARGE (13m x 6m) heated (May to end Sept) pool with a shallow end depth which is ideal for children, (yes, a pool you can actually swim in!) as well as 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 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. The ideal location for a fun-filled family holiday! Situated just outside the quiet little hamlet of Le Lindois, Le Pommier is in a great location and is served by excellent restaurants and there are plenty of other interesting activities to keep everyone happy. The quaint market town of La Rochefoucauld

Le Pommier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for six, in one King, one double and one twin bedroom. It also features a LARGE (13m x 6m) heated (May to end Sept) pool with a shallow end depth which is ideal for children, (yes, a pool you can actually swim in!) as well as 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 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. The ideal location for a fun-filled family holiday! Situated just outside the quiet little hamlet of Le Lindois, Le Pommier is in a great location and is served by excellent restaurants and there are plenty of other interesting activities to keep everyone happy. The quaint market town of La Rochefoucauld is just 10 minutes drive away and the historic city of Angoulême, the capital of the Charente, just 15 minutes further afield. Plus lots of other exciting things to do nearby!

Further details

The pool, grounds and Summer Terrace are shared with guests of Le Cerisier. Croquet Lawn, Table Football and Fenced Play Area with swings, slide and sand-pit Welcome basket on arrival. Pool and sauna towels provided. Baby/Toddler items available on requestInformation pack for sightseeing provided.Owners live on-site and are available to provide local knowledge and assist with any language issues, if required. House Hunters : ideal location to base yourselves whilst searching for your dream property. Discounted rates on long term lets and help with your search. 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 :-Sauna. Baby-sitting

Further details indoors

Sympathetically renovated, Le Pommier offers premium quality accommodation whilst retaining its natural French rustic charm.

Its one King-size, one double and one twin bedroom sleeps 6 people comfortably, and all bedrooms have exposed beams and partially exposed stone walls. The Master, King size, bedroom has an en suite shower room, featuring a large walk in shower. From the ground floor entrance hall there are solid wood doors leading to all three bedrooms All bedrooms are situated on the north side ground floor, thereby providing cooler sleeping conditions during warm summer nights. Also situated on the ground floor is the family bathroom offering a full size bath, w.c. and shower. Outside the gite, there is a patio table and chairs and the gas BBQ is conveniently to hand for when it's Dad's turn to cook. Rising from the entrance hall are the stairs which lead up to the light and airy open plan hay loft which retains many interesting features including the galleried stairs and the fully exposed roof structure. At the east end of the living area is the spacious lounge space with sofas, the wood burning stove, wide-screen TV with HD Satellite reception of UK FreeSat channels, DVD and i-pod docking station. At the west end, the open plan kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances including a double built in oven, large fridge/freezer,microwave dish washer and Tassimo coffee machine. The dining area features a large farmhouse table which seats 6 and from both kitchen and lounge, French doors provide access to the very large (5m x 3m) south facing wooden balcony/first floor terrace. This is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing morning coffee or watch the sun go down with a glass of the local red! It is also totally secure so the ideal indoor/outdoor, safe place for toddlers and young children to play outdoors whilst being supervised from the living area.

Further details outdoors

Adjacent is the south facing, secluded swimming pool with separate changing facilities and loo. The pool is heated and is one of the largest privately owned pools in the area, measuring 13m x 6m, with a depth of 2.4m at the deep end. At the shallow end steps lead gently down to the perfect depth (1m), for children and toe dippers alike. The pool is surrounded by a large paved area incorporating a pool-side shower, and there are sun loungers as well as patio chairs, tables and parasols. At dusk, the pool area comes alive when strategically placed lighting illuminates both the pool area and the Summer Terrace, whilst the under water lights bring out the best of the clear blue water. The small, recently planted, 'orchard' with its eclectic mix of young peach, apricot, nectarine, plum and pear trees, lies just to the south side of the pool.Overlooking the pool, the large Summer Terrace provides a welcome shaded area on hot summer days. Specially designed for outdoor living the Terrace is furnished with a large hammock, relaxing chairs for those who enjoy reading, a dining table & chairs, fridge, dart board, Table Football table and i-pod docking station. An outdoor Table Tennis table, with sun-shade, is conveniently situated adjacent to the Summer terrace.Next to the Summer Terrace is the well equipped gym and 4 person Sauna (additional charge applies to sauna) and to the south side of the property, the main garden is laid to over 1000m2 of grass, giving plenty of space for energetic ball games, a more relaxing game of Boules or Croquet on the newly created Croquet 'Lawn', or perhaps even a spot of kite flying, if the wind gets up! Mini-football goals, a volleyball/badminton net and a 14ft trampoline with safety net are available for those with energy to burn.

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
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • 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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22 May 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Gite has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Jan 2009. Located in Charente, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £595 to £1645.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 May 2017.


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Reviewed 5 Sep 2015

We have just returned from a lovely two week stay a Le Pommier. The accommodation exceeded our expectations, that were high before we arrived. The gite is spacious, clean, with all the modern facilities, which made the place feel like a home away from home. Both the balcony and patio areas were perfect and used each day for our meals. The grounds included a lovely swimming pool, which was kept to a comfortably warm temperature throughout our stay. Our son loved all the sporting activities and games provided, including football, table football, table tennis and darts. We viisted some of the local towns and we recommend the local Wednesday market at Piegut, Brantome, Angouleme and Perigeux. The lake at St Estephe was great for walks under the shady trees and picnics. The owners, Les and Sara made us very welcome and were always on hand to help and answer any questions, without being intrusive. This property is highly recommended. You will have a great time.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your comprehensive and very complimentary Review of your stay in Le Pommier. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the property and the attractions in the surrounding area. It was a pleasure having you and your extended family to stay and we hope to be able to welcome you back to Le Tilleul before too long!

“Ticked all our boxes and more ...”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2015

Le Pommier is a fantastic gite in a superb location. It's well appointed with good quality appliances and furnishing - literally everything you could wish for. A welcome pack with local produce, including eggs from their own chickens was lovely. 4 eating areas to choose from, all with generous sized tables, so all weather options catered for. There is a lovely heated swimming pool that you can actually swim in, plus plenty of sun loungers with shades provided. Although we didn't have children with us there are plenty of facilities for them too - toddlers to teens. The friendly owners live on site always available to give their friendly knowledgeable advice on places to visit, of which there are many, and restaurants to frequent, should you wish too. Any questions prior to our visit were speedily responded to, often with an additional useful suggestion. We would highly recommend this property for a visit.

Owner's reply: Thank you for writing such a positive and complimentary review of your stay in Le Pommier - it is much appreiated! It will be a pleasure to welcome you back to Le Tilleul for your next visit!

“Fantastic property - brill facilities”

Reviewed 30 May 2015

We stayed at Le Pommier during the half term break. There were four adults and two children aged 8 &10. There is a lovely pool at the property which was enjoyed by all of us for swimming and playing. And a great variety of activities available on site to suit everyone, we particularly enjoying playing boules and croquet, the kids loved the trampoline. The actual gite is lovely and there were plenty of places to visit within a reasonable drive. Highly recommend and we will definitely be going back.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your say in Le Pommier! We're thrilled that you had such a great time and enjoyed the facilities we have on offer here. We look forward to seeing you all again before too long!

“One word, Excellent!”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2014

I stayed here with my husband and two children for a week and we had a fantastic time. The owners are very friendly and so are their children. The Gite is light, airy and very comfortable. The grounds and communal areas are clean, safe and my children loved being able to play outside in the fresh air. We couldn't have asked for anywhere better to stay and have booked again for next year with some friends.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your very kind comments! It was our pleasure having you to stay and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

“Idyllic peaceful gite”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2014

We had a very enjoyable week at le pommier, it is in a lovely peaceful location with great spacious grounds and a big pool. Plenty to do locally with lakes, walking, cycling, a great market and some pretty towns nearby. With the peaceful location it is a drive rather than a cycle to the nearest boulangerie but fine for us. Les and family are very hospitable hosts and helpful in recommendations.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your positive Review of your stay at Le Tilleul. We are very happy that you appreciated what we offer here and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

“Wonderful, relaxing holiday!”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2014

I stayed here for 2 weeks with my wife and two children (aged 2 and 6). The house was great. Really clean and with all the equipment we could need for self catering. Our youngest had been amazingly well catered for, with the owners having provided a cot, stair-gates, high chair and even a buggy! Very, very peaceful at night (not counting the kids that is...). The grounds and pool are lovely. Lots of space and lots of activities. All kept to a very high standard (very clean pool, for example). Les was great with the kids - helping them catch chickens to stroke or giving them rides on his mini tractor - and that made the holiday for them! Plenty to do in the region, or you can just chill out on site. The owners are very friendly and very helpful and a great source of local knowledge and advice without ever being intrusive.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your stay at Le Tilleul! Your children were a joy to have around and we really enjoyed having you all to stay in Le Pommier. Do come and see us again before too long!

“Perfect holiday”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2013

We stayed at Le Tilleul in Aug this year and I have to say this place is idyllic. The gite is immaculate and well equipped and the Hendersons were perfect hosts, discreet but available for anything we needed. The facilities, swimming pool, summer deck, trampoline, boules were great for keeping the children entertained and we didn't feel the need to eat out every night as the gas barbie meant we could dine alfresco and drink without the worry of driving. My only negative is that you do need a car as the Le Tilleul is literally in the middle of nowhere (10 min drive to supermarket) but to us that just made this an ideal get away from it all holiday! Cant wait to go again.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for all your positive comments. We strive to provide quality in everything we do at Le Tilleul, from the standard of accommodation and facilities to the help and assistance we offer our guests to ensure they have as fun and relaxing a holiday as possible and we are so glad you appreciated what we are doing here. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

“Wonderful week in relaxing rural France”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2012

Le Pommier is a beautifully presented gite equipped with all you need for relaxed stay. It compares extremely well with with the best holiday cottages available in Britain. Sara and Les are accommodating and personable on-site hosts. They have an attentive but relaxed style that lets you enjoy their wonderful gites without being intrusive in any way. The summer terrace and pool were especially appreciated by the whole family as the temperature was in the 30's on most days. There is also entertainment provided by the chickens and rabbits, as well as eggs if the chickens are feeling obliging. The area is underrated in its rural beauty and the attractions of both the local towns (restaurants at La Rochefoucault and canoeing and poterie at Montbron)are worth experiencing. Slightly further afield, we would also heartily recommend a trip to Le Maine Giraud cognac house (recommended by Sara and Les) as a great "non-commercial" introduction to cognac and Angouleme for its character and charm. We would definitely stay at Le Pommier (or it's neighbour, Le Cerisier) again. 1 week is not long enough and we plan to stay for 2 next time.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind and comprehensive Review. We truly enjoyed having you and your family to stay at Le Tilleul and we're thrilled that you were impressed with not just Le Tilleul, but also with the location, setting and the local attractions in the area. We look forward to seeing you back again before too long.

“This was a three generations holiday, the Gites were fantastic, the facilities excellent and the hosts wonderful.”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2012

It's not often we all get to spend quality time together so this holiday was very special. Our ages ranged from 67 to 9 years. The Gites were fantastic the facilities excellent and there was so much to see and do for everyone. We would thoroughly recommend the Gites to all ages. Many thanks to Les and Sara, we hope to see you again soon.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your generous comments and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Le Tilleul. It was a pleasure meeting you and your extended family and thank you very much for leaving the gites in such a clean and tidy condition - it is much apprecviated, and helps us to maintain the standards of quality and cleanliness we have set ourselves. We look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you again for your kind comments!

“Exceptionally well equipped gite in tranquil setting”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2011

Very warm welcome from our hosts, Les and Sara, even though we arrived much later than anticipated. The gite was a good size (larger than it looks in the photos) and ample for us (2 couples) and exceptionally well equipped. There was also a welcome basket as well as lots of other handy items to start us off (eg dishwasher tablets, rubbish bags etc). The setting is very tranquil and the view from the balcony is lovely with visiting deer most days. The summer kitchen is separate from the gite but this area is also extremely well equipped so it was just a case of transferring food and drinks as everything else needed was provided. Les and Sara were around when needed but we did not feel they were intrusive in any way and the fresh eggs from the chickens were much appreciated. Ideal for couples and also families as there are lots things provided to keep children occupied.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your positive and complimentary review of your stay at Le Pommier. We are always pleased when our guests appreciate the quality of the accommodation we offer and the tranquality of the setting here, and we are happy that you had a totally relaxing stay. It was a pleasure having you as our final guests of the summer season and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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