|La Sittelle||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1||Cots can be provided on request|
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.
Fully equipped kitchen, with cooker, microwave, washing machine, fridge-freezer and ironing facilities. Separate dining area with table and chairs.
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.
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.
Plenty of off-road parking available
All adults and children welcome! Dogs welcome if kept under supervision. Gite adapted to cater for the visually impaired.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Thanks for your kind comments and we hope to see you again.
Dawn & Mark
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.