Self catering converted barn in Charente

9.5/10
Le Lindois (17km from La Rochefoucauld), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC003363_B Advertiser since: 7 August 2013

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Cerisier at Le Tilleul Self Catering
B&B
Saturday 2 5 2 One child bed suitable for child aged up to 8 yrs

About this property

Charming Recently Converted Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Cerisier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for 5, in one king size bedroom (with additional child bed, if required) and one twin room.  It has been sympathetically converted to retain many original features, including the original bread oven, and has exposed stone walls and wooden beams throughout.  It also features a large 13m x 6m heated pool with a shallow end depth which is ideal for children, as well as a gym, sauna and Table Tennis table.
 
The property is south-facing and therefore benefits from sunshine throughout the day and has stunning views from both the first floor bedrooms and the ground floor patio area, across the large garden and Charente countryside beyond.
 
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, iPod docking station, sink, sofa, patio table and chairs, dart board, changing facilities and wc, it is the ideal place to relax whilst still being able to supervise the children having fun in the pool.  

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Combined kitchen/diner which retains many quality features including the original 'bread oven'. All Bosch appliances including, oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and washing machine. Door directly onto south facing terrace.

Living rooms

Living room has ample comfortable seating - three seater sofa and two arm chairs - iPod docking station, dvd player and UK Freesat tv channels. Door on to south facing patio area.

Bedrooms

Well proportioned king size master bedroom has premium quality en suite shower room with large (120 x 80cm) shower and twin wash hand basins. Full length glass doors (with ornamental safety rail) with views to the south over the garden and Charente countryside beyond.

Bathrooms

Each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom.
The master bedroom has a large shower room with smoke-grey tiling, twin wash hand basins and large 120 x 80 cm shower. The twin bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath and in-bath shower. Both have sloping ceilings, exposed wooden beams, Velux windows and frosted panel doors to the bedrooms.

Heating

If required, centrally controlled electrical heating is available in all rooms, and the bathrooms have heated towel rails.

Entertainment

Large flatscreen HD tv with UK freesat channels, dvd player with a comprehensive selection of dvds, iPod docking station and radio. Dart board on summer terrace and table tennis area.

Garden and outside

Le Cerisier has a south facing terrace which can be covered by an electrically operated sunshade. It has its own patio table, chairs and gas bbq (gas provided). The large garden is mostly laid to grass with a volleyball/badminton net, football mini-goals and 14ft trampoline (with safety net) available to all guests. The large (13 x 6m) heated pool has sunloungers and two large pergolas providing shade. It is overlooked by the large summer terrace, which is equipped with hammock, sofa, fridge, iPod docking station, dining tables and chairs and a dart board. Adjacent to the summer terrace is the table tennis area with Cornilleau outdoor table. There is also a petanque (boules) court and croquet lawn in the garden.

New for 2015 - Enclosed kiddies play area with climbing frame, slide, swings and rope ladder.

Parking and garages

Ample parking is available adjacent to the gite and additional, indoor, parking may also be available, if required.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all visitors other than those unable to manage stairs.

Information about any additional facilities

Well equipped gym is available to all guests.
Four person sauna is also available but incurs an additional charge.
Baby sitting service available (additional charge).

20% discount on standard vehicle and passenger fares on Brittany Ferries crossings.

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

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/Advertiser, 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.

1 Review
9.5/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 10
9.5 / 10 Duncan 9 September, 2013

Good points
Beautiful south facing gite with very good facilities together with patio area and awning. Excellent good sized swimming pool with shade provided. Lots of activities for the family, table tennis and petang plus large area for badminton and volleyball. Helpful and hospitable owners - my daughter needed a doctor's appointment. A quiet/tranquil location but with good connections for travel.

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