|Le Breuil Gite||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1||Sofabed|
This is a small gite of about 40 square metres which is part of an old farm and is on about 600 square metres of enclosed ground. It is single storey on flat ground with its own individual entrance and is situated in a very quiet hamlet with very little through traffic.
Corner kitchen with gas hob, extractor fan and electric oven. It is equipped with crockery and cutlery, saucepans and frying pans, electric coffee-machine, cafetiere, electric kettle, electric toaster, microwave oven, fridge-freezer, washing machine, iron and ironing board.
Equipped with a large sofabed suitable for 2 young children, television (UK channels), dvd player, cd player, coffee-table.
One bedroom with double bed, 2 bedside cabinets and 2 bedside lamps.
Bathroom has shower cubicle and washbasin. Toilet is separate.
Electric convector heaters.
Large front garden with small terrace with gazebo and outside table and chairs.
Parking alongside property.
Visit to Martell, Hennessy and other cognac distilleries.
Large number of marked trails that you can follow on very quiet roads.
Large number of restaurants offering set menus of starter, main course, cheese and dessert from as little as 12€ per person (sometimes wine is also included in this price).
Perhaps the largest street market, open the 27th of each month.
Large number of producers in the area that you can visit and sample the products.
Fantastic gite nice and peaceful great location for exploring the cherente .Brilliant host never in your face but always on hand to ask about the Area and the pool was a a ing as it was very hot
Wonderful Gite. Wonderfully convenient location. Wonderful couple who truly cared about us and could not have been more helpful. We wanted for nothing. We intend to stay with them again if we return to this area of La belle France!
Jim and Gwyneth are a delightful Welsh couple who are very welcoming. They have a gite and two rooms in the main house with ensuite. They also have a small pool in the garden where you can sunbathe or swim. There is a nice sized courtyard where you can relax during the day or evenings with a bottle of the local wine. The gite is completely self contained with fridge/freezer, cooking and laundering facilities. We stayed in the main house which is very comfortable and our friends used the gite. Gwyneth did a wonderful breakfast for us each morning and is a superb cook. Jim speaks fluent French and is a mine of information on the local area. All the facilities are very clean, well maintained and comfortable.
The local village has a small market selling fresh fish, cheeses breads etc and there is a plant stall. You can get very reasonable meals at a restaurant nearby. There are well stocked supermarkets nearby. I am sure Jim will arrange a private wine tasting at the local farm if you wish.
La Rochelle is about an hour away and is well worth a visit. A visit to Oradour is a very moving experience as the village is exactly as it was left after it was massacred during the Second World War. Even the doctor's car stands outside the house he was visiting when it was set alight.
Royan, Rochefort, Angouleme, Poitiers, Limoges, Bordeaux Bergerac and the Dordoyne are within easy reach.
If you love rural France away from crowds, then this is a nice quiet place to stay, but it is still within easy reach of some of the big towns.
Recommended by friends of ours as we required a secure garden for our 3 terriers - We can't speak highly enough - Jim and Gwyneth were extremely helpful and offered advice on where to take our dogs although to be honest as the weather was so good we didn't venture far and stayed within the grounds jumping in and out of the pool (the pool(by the way has secure fencing all the way round).
The accomodation is clean and has all you want for a weeks stay or even longer if you require. The location of the property can only be described as tranquil and is great to quiete walks in the early evening.
If you have a dog or two that are escape artists (we have 3) then this is the place for you.
Would we recommend - Well, we loved the place and the area so much we've already booked to go back in November to look at a few properties ourselves with a view to buying.
Tim, Rachel + 3 terriers