Rustic gite with pool to let, Charente - PC004237

Chavenat (6km from Montmoreau), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC004237 Advertiser since: 7 July 2015
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La Sittelle Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 Cots can be provided on request

About this property

4 Gites With Large Pool And Stunning Views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Relax in the rustic charm of  'La Sittelle', with large lounge, fully-fitted kitchen, double and twin bedrooms. UK satellite tv, dvd and wi-fi provided. Large private patio with table, chairs and bbq for outdoor dining.
Situated in a peaceful hamlet with panoramic views over the surrounding fields and woodland, Le Grand Vignaud offers the perfect location for those seeking rest and relaxation. Our local town, Montmoreau, is a 5 minutes drive, offering local facilities such as supermarket, bank, pharmacy, bars and restaurants, whilst numerous sporting activities can be enjoyed in the surrounding area.
The floodlit solar-heated pool is fully enclosed, with a lockable gate for child safety. It is 11 x 5 m in size, 1.5m deep, with a small paddling section for the use of small children. There are toilet and showering facilities beside the pool.
On-site facilities include an external children’s play area with football goals, swings and sandpit. Badminton equipment and a boule court are also provided. There is a covered play barn which includes a full size ping pong table, table football and large amounts of wooden/plastic Thomas trains/track, dressing up clothes and lots of small-scale play toys.
A welcome pack is provided, including bread, wine, pasta and home-made bolognaise sauce to ensure a simple first night meal. A specialized filtering system provides clean, refreshing drinking water for all gites.
A large library of dvd films, board games and books can be borrowed by guests, as well as tennis equipment for the local free courts. A selection of bicycles are also available, at no cost, for exploring the surrounding countryside.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen, with cooker, microwave, washing machine, fridge-freezer and ironing facilities. Separate dining area with table and chairs.

Living rooms

Large open plan lounge with dining area.


One double bedroom with double bed and 1 twin bedroom with 2 single beds.


Bathroom with bath, shower and toilet.


Electric central heating and woodburner.


Tv with English satellite tv and dvd player. Large selection of books, dvds and board games available. Free wi-fi on-site.

Garden and outside

Large 11 x 5m solar-heated pool with paddling section for younger children. Grassy area with football goals, swings and sandpit. Undercover playbarn equipped with lots of toys, pool table, hand football table and full-sized table-tennis table. Selection of bikes, badminton and tennis equipment freely available.

Parking and garages

Plenty of off-road parking available

Visitor suitability

All adults and children welcome! Dogs welcome if kept under supervision. Gite adapted to cater for the visually impaired.

Information about any additional facilities

All linen and towels are provided (just bring pool towels). Cots, highchairs and babysitting available by arrangement. Welcome pack provided with supplies for your first night's meal and fresh vegetables offered when in season.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Jean-Michel Casteret, 32 Avenue de l'Aquitaine, 16190 Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard Phone:05 45 24 05 62



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Courgeac
Distance: 4 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf d'Aubeterre, Pillac
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecuries de Chene, Chez Martin 16190 Bors de Montmoreau
Distance: 15 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Various in Bordeaux and St Emilion



Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Le Maine Giraud, 16250 Champagne Vigny
Distance: 18 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Dawn Camilli

We are Dawn and Mark Camilli, originally from Aberdeen and having moved progressively south until arriving in France in 2004. We converted an old farm complex into a home for ourselves and a small complex of gites which we have had the pleasure of running for the past 10 years! Fresh veg from the garden is always on offer as well as Mark's now infamous courgette curry!

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Places to visit

Whilst Le Grand Vignaud is situated in a rural location, several well-known towns and villages are easily accessible including: - Angouleme – Our nearest commercial centre, great for shopping, restaurants, golf and National Comic book Museum. Arcachon - discover Europe’s largest sand dune. Aubeterre – Officially one of France’s most picturesque villages, with unique monolithic church, riverside beach, restaurants, canoes for hire and nearby Aerial Adventure Course. Bordeaux - World famous for wine and architecture. Visit medieval churches, cathedrals and museums or enjoy shopping in the town centre. Brantome - ‘The Venice of the Perigord’, with shops and restaurants. Nearby you can visit the Chateau of Bourdeilles and the underground Caves of Lascaux. Brossac – Lovely lake with beach, canoes for hire, 18 hole crazy golf course and enclosed childrens play area. Chalais– A busy Monday market is held. The Chateau, with dungeon restaurant, is an ideal venue for a special evening meal. Cognac – Visit the world renowned brandy producers and glassworks. Oradour-sur-Glane - War memorial village, untouched since 1944. Perigeux - Beautiful old city to wander around. Poitiers – Futuroscope science theme park makes a good day out. Royan - Seaside resort, with bustling harbour, over 2km of clean, sandy beaches and nearby Palmyre Zoo. St Emilion - Take a wine-tasting tour.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.2 / 10 Robertson 15 August, 2019

The setting was wonderful - great views - quiet and rural - lovely pool. Gite was simple but had everything we needed (including WiFi). Supermarket within easy driving distance. Marc and Dawn (the hosts) couldn't have been more helpful and knowledgeable - just the right amount of contact. Their bolognese on arrival and vegetable curry (using fresh garden produce) were delicious. We would all thoroughly recommend it.

Owner response

Thanks for your kind comments and we hope to see you again.

Dawn & Mark

10 / 10 Sonic Boom 21 September, 2017

A comfortable holiday cottage, with everything we needed for a great holiday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the beautiful view.

Dawn and Mark are superb hosts and lovely people, couldn't do enough for us and had so many extra touches to ensure everyone enjoyed themselves, We really appreciated the home-made meal to just reheat and enjoy on our arrival, plus a delicious homemade curry, dropped off for us, as well as fresh veg from the garden.