Pretty holiday gite in Poitou Charente, pool - PC004496_A

Ecuras (10km from Montbron), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC004496_A Advertiser since: 8 January 2016

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Sorbier Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Beautiful Gite in Rural Setting with Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

We are superbly situated on the Charente, Dordogne, Limousin borders to offer a fabulous region of France with all its attractions combined with the fantastic accommodation we have.
Our aims are to provide you with wonderful opportunities to build lasting memories with friends and family; so important in making a good holiday great.
The location is so perfectly tranquil for rest and relaxation with the stunning pool and its views. Situated at the top of the lane on a hill traffic noise is a real rarity.
For those of a more active nature walking and cycling routes run from your front door – from easy to strenuous, rarely seeing another person or vehicle.
The range of wildlife, flora and fauna, is immense with opportunities to see wild orchids, hoopoe birds and many other rarities.
Local culture from chateaux, markets, stunning architecture in local villages and towns…a favourite treat is a local producers market banquet on a summers evening – all available within a short drive.
Other activities within easy reach include kayaking, horse-riding, golf, go-karts, quad-bikes.
Summer nights often mean barbeques but for those looking to eat out, a range of restaurants nearby to suit all budgets can be recommended.
To entertain you whilst you are here then alongside the pool, we have 2 acres of grassland for games as well as table-tennis, boules, etc for your use.
Both of us are very keen on giving you the best experience we can; we are continually looking for ways to improve and add to your holiday. The quality of the accommodation is high, and we strive to maintain things to that standard.

Le Sorbier:

This 2 bedroom gite is furnished and decorated to a high standard and benefits from a mix of period features and modern facilities. On the first floor you will find a king-size double bedroom with skylight to watch the stars at night, a twin bedded room and family bath/shower room. Downstairs is a well proportioned kitchen/diner/living room with stunning views over the countryside through the patio doors. These doors lead to your patio and out to the shared salt water pool and garden. There is the added benefit of a downstairs toilet.

Extracts taken from our guest book:
cozy and welcoming, great autumn colours
beautiful views and walks
Lovely gite and great hosts
Loved the pool
We have had such an amazing week
Thank you for such a fabulous week
Incredibly well appointed and beautifully situated
Absolutely perfect!
What a perfect spot! - hope to see you again soon
Lovely location
Blue skies, great cycling, beautiful gite and wonderful host
thanks to your help and hospitality we had a wonderful holiday
A delightful fortnight in the Charente
We had a marvelous stay in your gite for 2 weeks
Gite perfect, you have thought of everything!
What an amazing 2 weeks here. Such a stunning setting with so much to explore, we will be back
It has been our favourite holiday (aged 10)
A chance to see the real France, the children have particularly enjoyed the pool.
such a fab holiday
a real home from home



Kitchen and dining

A newly fitted, well equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere plus full complement of crockery and utensils.

A starter pack of cleaning and household essentials are provided.

Living rooms

Open plan living with the kitchen dining area is furnished with sofa and easy chairs, in addition to the dining table and chairs for 4 persons.


The king size double room is furnished to a high standard, with an excellent mattress, bedside tables, lights, wardrobe and hair drier

The twin room is similarly equipped.

Fans are provided on request in the summer months.


The upstairs family bathroom has a unique feature beam. The modern suite comprises a bath with shower over, wc and sink. Towel rails etc.

The gite benefits from a downstairs toilet.


Partially centrally heated with electric heater support for the winter.


Tv with English and French channels. Typical rural French wi-fi is available.
Books, board games, table tennis, boules can also be found around the properties.

Garden and outside

To the front there is ample parking and a lovely ancient oak tree. To the rear is a 2 acre lawned area with the shared salt water pool, fenced for safety. The pool has loungers, chairs and parasols. Each gite has its own patio, bbq, table and chairs.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking on site. You will be guided on arrival

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages, families, couples etc

Information about any additional facilities

Our 1980 MGB is available for hire on a daily or weekly basis as are bikes and golf clubs.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Montbron
Distance: 8 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Moulin de La Planchas
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de la Preze
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: St Sornin



Name/number of nearest marked trail: From the front door!

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St Sornin
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Paul Broom

Enjoying our new lifestyle after many years of work in the UK, Amanda and I look forward to welcoming you to our little bit of France. We live here all the year and enjoy making new friends both locals and our visitors.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Stunning rural location, and with all the amenities we would ever have needed for fantastic holidays to make great memories.
Unique benefits of property The view from the pool is just stunning. The access to green lanes for cycling, walking etc are unrivalled. The opportunities for a varied holiday to suit all needs

The Owner Recommends

Walking and cycling

Use the greenlanes (chemin blancs in French) right from the front door, Maps provided for easy to difficult, short to long, lazy strolls to brisk marches.
We have bikes to hire. Our labrador Maizie loves to join you for walks!!!

Brantome, Aubeterre and Villebois Lavalette

Three very different but stunning French villages with abbeys, castles, and much more

Visit La Rochefoucauld

The small town offers a magnificent chateau, excellent restaurants, and lovely cafes to take in the ambience

Amenity Lakes

The beaches and facilities at the various lakes are amazing. Laze on the sandy beach, hire canoes, pedalos etc. Use the exercise equipment. Eat in the restaurants.

Bird Watching

From the garden you will see Hoopoe, redstarts, hawfinch, whilst a quick walk into the country will expand the list no end. The grues flying in early spring and late autumn are a sight to behold. We often see birds of prey too.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 sealey 7 September, 2019

Not only is the Gite surrounded by beautiful countryside it is fully equipped to ensure you can go there without having to worry. The site is in excellent condition, is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. you can even gaze up at the stars from the double bed!! it feels like you are truly sleeping under the stars. The local amenities are approx 10mins drive away and the Inter marche supermarket stocks everything you need, there is also an Aldi and Lidl if you want to spend less! Also the bakery comes to the gite three times a week with fresh bread and cakes!!!

Amanda & Paul's knowledge of the local and wider field areas is fantastic, we love going to the market with them on Tuesday evenings where fresh local produce is cooked to order!! you get a real sense of community spirit. They are so friendly and approachable they have become part of our extended family. When we originally arrived last year there was wine, cheese, bread and milk for us,,,, this year was no different, perfect way to start your holiday.

We have never rebooked anywhere before, however Oaktree will remain our annual family holiday destination for the foreseeable future, well as long as Amanda and Paul will have us! We really cannot rate Oak Tree Gites enough, its our slice of heaven from morning through to night. There is lots to do and see, to get you started there is a very comprehensive information folder, well worth a read whilst you enjoy a glass of wine! have fun!

10 / 10 KD 2 July, 2018

Beautiful tranquil location, fantastic well equiped gite, lovely pool, lovely views, excellent hosts, felt we had known them for years! A must to visit if you love rural France. Will definitely return.

10 / 10 AZ 17 July, 2017

A lovely gite, well appointed. Beautiful scenery and countryside for good walks and bike rides.Owners very helpful and extremely friendly. I'd certainly recommend it to others.

10 / 10 C Cole 1 September, 2016

We are a family of 4 (2 daughters aged 21 and 16) and we stayed at Le Sorbier at the end of July/beginning of August. The gite is cosy, clean, the beds are very comfortable with lovely finishing touches throughout. The pool is delightful. The view from the gite is stunning and it is ideally located for walking and cycling. Paul and Amanda are fantastic hosts and although they have only moved permanently to France recently they are very knowledgeable of the area. We visited a number of villages including La Rochefoucauld (and its chateau), Nontron, Piegut Pluviers (the local market is amazing) and spent a (wet!) day in Cognac (we toured the distillery of Baron Otard which includes a look at the castle home of French King, Francois). The local supermarket is 5 mins away in Montbron, which is another pretty village. We hope to return again for another visit and would definitely recommend the gite to others.

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