Converted barn with pool to let in Charente

9.9/10
Le Lindois (12km from La Rochefoucauld), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC003363_A Advertiser since: 7 August 2013

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Pommier at Le Tilleul Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Recently Converted Gite with Character and Charm. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Pommier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for 6, in one king, one double and one twin bedroom. The large open-plan first floor living area offers fantastic southerly views over the Charente countryside from the adjoining balcony.  
 
Le Pommier features a large 13m x 6m heated pool with a shallow end depth, ideal for children, as well as a gym and sauna. The large summer terrace, overlooking the pool, provides a welcome shaded area to dine al fresco or just to relax in the hammock with a book.  It is the ideal place to relax whilst still being able to supervise the children having fun in the pool.
 
The dedicated table tennis area is nearby and the recently installed petanque (boules) piste and croquet lawn are also conveniently positioned, close to the gite.

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 Angouleme, the capital of the Charente, just 15 minutes further afield.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The first floor of Le Pommier is one large living space, with exposed beams, vaulted ceiling and some exposed stone walls. At one end is the kitchen/dining area and at the other, the main living space. The well equipped kitchen has modern appliances including dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, Tassimo coffee-machine and the large dining table seats 6 comfortably. French doors lead from the kitchen onto the south facing balcony.

Living rooms

The first floor living room has ample seating for 6 plus, large flatscreen HD tv (receiving all UK Freesat channels), a dvd player and iPod docking station. There are external frenchdoors from both the kitchen and the living area onto the south facing balcony with views over the garden and open countryside beyond. A supply of board games, books and a comprehensive selection of dvds suitable for all age groups are available.

Bedrooms

The 3 bedrooms are situated on the ground floor, which makes them cool in the heat of summer. The master king size bedroom has an en suite shower room with walk-in shower, wc and wash handbasin. The twin bedroom is situated between the master and the third bedroom, which is a double and it is situated directly opposite the family bathroom. Two full size cots and one travel cot are available as well as highchairs, changing mats and other baby/toddler items.

Bathrooms

The master bedroom has an en suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash-hand basin and toilet whilst the family bathroom, which is also on the ground floor, directly opposite the double bedroom, and has a wc, wash-hand basin, bath and separate shower.

Heating

In the unlikely event that heating is required, there is a logburner in the first floor living area and electric heaters on the ground floor.

Entertainment

UK Freesat HD tv and dvd player, hi-fi music system and iPod docking station. Children's dvds, board games and books are available.

Garden and outside

The large garden is mostly laid to grass, with volleyball/badminton net, petanque court, croquet lawn, football mini-goals, a 14ft trampoline (with safety net), and a cornilleau table tennis table (with overhead shade) are provided. Racquets, bats/balls, boules, croquet equipment etc. are all provided.
The large (13 x 6m) heated swimming pool has sunloungers and parasols and the summer terrace provides a shady area overlooking the pool so children can be supervised whilst enjoying themselves in the pool. The summer terrace is equipped with a sofa, hammock, table football, dart board, fridge, dining table and chairs and an iPod docking station. Dedicated patio area under the balcony with table and chairs and gas bbq (gas provided).

Parking and garages

Ample parking is available adjacent to the gite and additional under cover parking may be available on request.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all visitors although persons with restricted mobility may find the fact that the living area is on the first floor a slight inconvenience. No smoking allowed inside the property!

Information about any additional facilities

A well equipped gym is available to all guests at no extra charge. However an additional charge is levied for use of the 4 person sauna.
Babysitting available (additional charge)

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Limoges
Distance: 60 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Charente Lacs
Distance: 7 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de la Preze
Distance: 8 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Various within 10 min drive
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 7 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various in locality

About the Owner, Mr Les Henderson

I am an ex military helicopter pilot and Flying Instructor, former Commercial Airline Captain, moved to France in 2010 with wife Sara and our 2 children. Sara is a qualified primary school teacher and served in the Royal Navy as an Air Traffic Control Officer.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? Peace & tranquility. Lots to do, both on-site and in the local area.
Unique benefits of property Premium quality gites, large swimming pool, very child friendly with kiddies play park, large garden with lots of games. Lots of space and loads to see and do in the local area!

The Owner Recommends

Aventure Parc

The Tree-Top Aventure Parc at Massignac (about 10 mins drive) has courses in the trees for various sizes and ability levels. The zip-wire across the lake is a must for all adventurous children!

Cognac Town

Famous worldwide for its drink of the same name. Most of the major Cognac houses offer guided tours of their facilities with an opportunity to buy samples of their products at the end.

Grand Etang de St Esteph

Lake development with safe swimming area, shady areas with picnic tables, cafes, sandy beach & free kayaking.

The Town of Brantome

'The Venice of the Perigord' - set on the river Dronne this pretty town has a twice-weekly market and lots of restaurants/cafes.

4 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 JD 29 June, 2015

An absolutely delightful place, run by friendly, charming people who have thought of everything. The setting is beautiful, the gites are spotless, very comfortable and well equipped, and nothing was too much trouble for Les and Sara.

Our 18 month old little boy had a whale of a time swimming in the pool, bouncing on the trampoline, playing in the playground and hunting for the chickens in the garden, and we had a blissfully relaxing time too.

We will be back soon.

10 / 10 Monicatailor 31 May, 2015

We had a fantastic time at Le Pommier. Les and Sara were great hosts and have a lovely property. We were fortunate to have a great week of weather which meant we could take advantage of all the on site facilities including the pool, badminton, croquet to name a few. The kids loved the beautiful pool and trampoline. The property itself is beautifully decorated and well stocked, it had everything we could possibly want and lots of thoughtful extras including English plug converters, a welcome hamper of food, colouring pencils for the kids and a stock of DVDs to borrow. The property is set in lovely countryside and is within an easy drive of local villages and towns. We had a wonderful week at Le Pommier, it is highly recommended and we are looking forward to returning at some point in the future.

Owner response

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your stay in Le Pommier at Le Tilleul. We are thrilled that you loved the gite and on-site facilities - we aim to provide everything our guests could want and are constantly trying to improve what we offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to Le Tilleul before too log!

9.7 / 10 Maria 3 September, 2013

Good points
Well equipped gite. Lovely outlook Discreet but helpful owners on site. Swimming pool and terrace.

Bad points
None

10 / 10 Sally 23 August, 2013

Good points
Lovely location; lots of space for the family; incredibly helpful owners; very good facilities and equipment.

Bad points
None!

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