Pretty holiday Gite in Poitou-Charente, pool - PC004496_B

Ecuras (10km from Montbron), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC004496_B Advertiser since: 8 January 2016

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Chataignier Self Catering Saturday 3 7 2

About this property

3 Bedroom Rural Gite 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 barbecues 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 Chataignier:

This three 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 double bedroom with skylight to watch the stars at night, a triple bedded room and family bath/shower room. Downstairs is another bedroom than can be a single or twin. From this room there is a large wetroom with wc. Also downstairs is a well-proportioned kitchen/diner/living room with patio door access to your own sun terrace. From here you also access a raised garden with stunning views and to the shared salt water pool.

A special feature of this gite is the disabled access and facilities with flat floors throughout and direct bedroom access if required

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

Fully equipped kitchen. Oven hob, microwave, fridge (freezing facilities in the barn, with the washing machine), dishwasher, microwave. Full complement of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.

Living rooms

Open plan living dining kitchen. Lounge area has sofas and chairs, the dining area seats 8. Flat floors throughout the downstairs for ease of access. Tv, dvd, wi-fi. Boardgames, books etc


Main double bedroom upstairs with chairs, wardrobe, velux and side windows, the triple bedded room again with velux and side windows and with character oriel window to the front.

The downstairs single or twin room has direct exterior level access making it ideal for the less agile. This room also has an en suite with walk-in shower & wc


Family shower room upstairs with wc and hand basin.
Downstairs wet-room type shower with wc


Woodburner and supplementary electric heating for the winter months.


Tv with UK and French channels, dvd, French rural wi-fi! Books, boardgames, boules, table tennis are all avaialble

Of course the pool is likely to be a source of great entertainment too........its stunning views make for a special experience

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.

Private patio to the side of the property accessed from the kitchen or bedroom patio doors. A few paces away to the pool and 2 acres of lawns.

Parking and garages

Ample parking on site. You will be guided on arrival

Visitor suitability

Larger and extended families including some who may be a little infirm

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

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • 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.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 Sue from Kent 19 August, 2016

We had a most wonderful holiday at Le Chataignier. My husband, who uses a wheelchair, was very comfortable with all the access and facilities on the ground floor. Having the use of a swimming pool was marvellous and was used most days by us and by our grandsons. Everything was clean and well maintained and the owners were most obliging and friendly with advice or help with problems. The upper floor had ample room for the rest of our family and all of it was tastefully decorated and in good order. The patio, with BBQ, was spacious and again well maintained, as were the grassy areas.

The local area is rural with good walks, many places to visit. There was one restaurant within a mile, which offered good food and also had wheelchair accessible facilities. Other shops and restaurants etc were further afield and a car is essential for exploring.

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