Pretty holiday Gite in Poitou-Charente, pool

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.

In the south of the beautiful Poitou-Charente region of France we offer 2 gites with a range of facilities, activities and local attractions to help you have a fantastic holiday in superb countryside. With spectacular views, supreme tranquillity, and a few unique opportunities both gites offer holidays with special memories. 
Le Chataignier is our 3 bedroom (7 berth) gite recently refurbished and also includes disabled access and facilities. The gite has a double and triple bedroom on the first floor with bath/shower room. Downstairs is a spacious kitchen/diner/living room. Patio doors open onto the side patio giving access to the garden and shared salt water pool. Also downstairs with patio doors again for wheelchair access is a single/double bedroom with en suite wetroom. Lighting and heating is included. A cot is available. The bedroom on the ground-floor has direct disabled access to the outside and we have flat floors thoughout the gite. Linen and house towels provided. Please bring own pool/beach towels.
Within an hours drive we have the spectacular chateau at La Rochefoucauld; the market town of Montbron; the city of Angouleme famous for its Rampart Racing, National Cartoon Centre, fine arts, restaurants; Cognac  with its famous distilleries and Oradour-sur-Glane the site of the infamous massacre on 1th June 1944; Brantome with its cathedral built into rockface for Charlemagne in AD769 and  St Sornin winery and cave to name but a few.

From the front door we have walking or cycling along the greenlanes of France. Bikes are for hire and maps are available. Nearby too we have the sandy beach and swimming lake at St Estephe and Lac de haute Charente
The salt water pool with its stunning views is for guest use. We also provide a table tennis table, boules etc
The local bakery delivers 3 times per week in season with fresh bread and other tempting delights.
A 1980 MGB is available for day hire. Enjoy top down motoring, take a picnic and see the glorious French countryside and local market towns.
We hire bikes - range of teenage and adult multipurpose bikes and also golf clubs for use at the local Golf de la Preze



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.


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 twin room has direct exterior level access making it ideal for the less agile. This room also has an ensuite 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

Garden and outside

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. The patio has table , chairs and bbq. The pool loungers, chairs and parasols

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


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Piegut Pluviers
Distance: 10 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

Living a dream in France, enjoying our new lifestyle and looking forward to sharing that tranquility and experience with you

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Stunning rural location, all the amenities we ever needed for fantastic holidays
Unique benefits of property The view from the pool is just stunning. The access to green lanes for cycling, walking etc are unrivalled

The Owner Recommends

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.

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

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!!!

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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