Converted barn for holiday let Charente - PC003467

Souvigne (8km from Villefagnan), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC003467 Advertiser since: 3 January 2014
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8, Le Grand Villeret Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 1 additional child bed

About this property

Beautiful Barn Conversion . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Located in South West France, this beautiful area has it's own micro climate and is the second sunniest place in France. Set in the small hamlet of Villeret, the house is surrounded by fields of sunflowers and vineyards. A small swimming lake with a sandy beach, children’s playground and lifeguard is located 5 minutes drive (or a 15 minute pleasant cycle through woods) away.The house is a converted barn with many original features. There are 2 double bedrooms and a large children’s bedroom with bunk beds and the option for an additional bed.
 
Downstairs is a large open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine. The double doors in the kitchen lead out to a covered bbq patio area. There is also an enclosed garden complete with trampoline!
 
Further afield in the nearby town of Ruffec there is a lovely river beach where you can enjoy swimming, canoeing and ice cream eating! Forty minutes away in Angouleme is the fantastic Nautilus water park with a range of waterslides, Olympic size pool and lazy rivers.
 
Futuroscope theme park near Poitiers offers high-tech fun for all the family with many 3D and 4D simulator experiences and evening shows. Nearby, the city of Poitiers is a historic town with a beautiful cathedral, fabulous restaurants and shops.

Villeret is around 90 minutes from the coast and an easy day trip to the seaside towns of Royan or La Rochelle.
Tours, Poitiers, Limoges and La Rochelle airports are approximately 90 minutes away. The port of St Malo is approximately 4.5 hours and Calais is a 6.5 hour drive.


Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave, coffee-maker, oven, hob and wine fridge.

Living rooms

Spacious open plan living/dining room with two sofas, comfy chairs and a dining table that seats six. Freesat uk tv channels and dvd player.

Bedrooms

2 x double bedrooms
1 x bunk bed room with option for additional child bed.

Bathrooms

Bath with shower.

Heating

Logburner and electric heaters in bedrooms.

Garden and outside

Enclosed garden with beautiful covered patio area. Table and chairs to seat 10.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Cycling

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jane Reeves

We are Jane and Chris Reeves along with our children Caitlin and Angus. We bought our beautiful French House almost 10 years ago and spent the first 8 renovating it! Villeret is a beautiful and peaceful hamlet, perfect for children to enjoy the outdoors without the constraints of city life. We like nothing better than cycling to our local lake to enjoy a swim and a tasty wood fired pizza. Evenings are spent in local restaurants or on the patio enjoying a BBQ with friends.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? Ease of access to a variety of airports, the glorious sunshine and access to a number of local leisure lakes.
Unique benefits of property Our guests are staggered by the size of the property. We have stayed in cramped gites with bathrooms and bedrooms squeezed in. Our house is very spacious (the bathroom is twice the size of our bathroom in England!) which is perfect if 2 families are travelling together. Our house is also very well equipped as it is our second home and not just a rental property.

Additionally guests benefit from the assistance of our goods friends (English speaking) in the next village. They can advise of places to eat and visit and can also lend a hand in emergency situations.

On a final note, the house is build of stone and remains cool inside, no matter what the temperature is outside. Perfect for those seeking respite from the midday sunshine.

The Owner Recommends

Recommendations

Five minutes drive away is a beautiful swimming lake with a sandy beach, children’s playground and life guard. This is a beautiful spot to picnic or to enjoy the fantastic pizzas at the onsite cafe. The lake is also an easy cycle ride away across the fields! Further afield in the nearby town of Ruffec there is a lovely river beach where you can enjoy swimming, canoeing and ice cream eating! Forty minutes away in Angouleme is the fantastic Nautilus water park with a range of waterslides, Olympic size pool and lazy rivers. Futuroscope theme park near Poitiers offers high-tech fun for all the family with many 3D and 4D simulator experiences and evening shows. Nearby, the city of Poitiers is a historic town with a beautiful cathedral, fabulous restaurants and shops. Villeret is around 90 minutes from the coast and an easy day trip to the seaside towns of Royan or La Rochelle.