|La Maison Charentaise||Self Catering||Saturday||5||11||2||Cot beds|
The house sits in the heart of the countryside yet only a short cycle ride to the boulangerie, butcher's and mini grocery shop and the larger market town of Aigre with it's regular markets is only ten minutes drive. Cognac and La Rochelle are great places to visit as are the beaches at Royan.
The private pool is alarmed and the garden is enclosed making it safe for children and there is a large open barn under which a late night game of table tennis can be played or you can enjoy a leisurely evening meal eating and drinking al fresco under the stars. The summer nights are hot and balmy and you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the warmth.
The villa has a comfortable lounge, large open kitchen with large log fire, fully equiped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, 2 double bedrooms (one with a cot), 1 twin bedroom and 2 bunk bedrooms (one of which has an extra bed suitable for the younger child) . The house is great for couples, families, or families sharing with large enclosed garden and private swimming pool.
Large open kitchen with beautiful log fire and Belfast sink. Fully equipped with oven, hob, dishwasher and fridge-freezer.
Large living room for a cosy evening glass of wine
5 bedrooms, 2 king size doubles, 1 twin and 2 bunk bed rooms.
Upstairs master bathroom with shower over bath. Additional downstairs shower room.
Oil fired central heating and large open log fire. Additional electric fires required if needed.
Garden games and pool toys. UK tv, dvd player, hi-fi, selections of books and board games. Table tennis tables. Pool table.
Large enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn. Dutch barn perfect for al fresco dining providing much needed shade from the mid day sun. 5 x 10 meter private swimming pool.
Driveway for 4/5 cars with lockable gate.
Suitable for families, couples, cyclists, walkers, classic car enthusiasts.
After many long years of loving France and dreaming of buying a home there, I finally bought one in 2006. I think you could say it was ‘love at first sight’. I simply fell in love with the house and I have found since, that many of my friends and holidaymakers too, have also been caught by its spell!<br/>Bookings are now handled by Amanda from myholidaycottages.com<br/>
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||Poitou-Charentes is fortunate enough to enjoy a microclimate, with long, warm summers and mild winters. Average daily temperatures during mid-winter are a mild 9 to10 °C, whilst July and August temperatures exceed 25 °C. Poitou-Charentes is second only to the Cote D’Azur in terms of the annual amount of sunshine it receives (2250 sunshine hours).|
|Unique benefits of property||The house sits in the French countryside overlooking vines and sunflowers. The village has its own little 13th Century Chateau and Church.|
This region is said to be the second warmest after the Cote Azure and certainly when the sun is shining you will find an incredible warmth which lasts late into the evening. The area is rich in Romanesque architecture and châteaux. Our village has its own small château and 13th century church. The house is well placed for visiting other regions. You could visit the vineyards of Bordeaux or St Emilion, the brandy houses in Cognac and Jarnac, the beach at Royan, a visit to La Rochelle, the 2000 year old cave paintings and much much more. You will find a plethora of information at the house which provides information about a multitude of things to see and do for all age groups. There are festivals organised throughout the year in and around the Charente. The local area also organises a programme of events throughout the summer holidays for children and adults and you are free to join in with any of the activities if you wish. I can obtain a programme and let you have a copy prior to your visit. Shopping at the markets is commonplace in France and you will find that you can buy fresh fish, mussels, scallops etc. from the fish market, a variety of cheeses from the cheese stall and fresh vegetables and flowers are in abundance. Again, I will provide further information before your holiday. Based around a restored water mill on the meandering Charente river, is Rejallant. Small beach, canoes, kayaks, evening concerts, children's playground, bar and restaurant. Les Trois Fontaines" a large bathing and fishing lake, with beach, set in beautiful natural surroundings of parkland and flowers. Futuroscope Theme Park Futuristic, multimedia, high-tech theme park which attracts visitors from all over Europe. Near Poitiers Animalier de la Colline Enchantee - An 11 hectare animal park with wallabies, llamas, ostriches, emus, stags, deer, yak, antelopes, bison, dromedaries