3* Holiday Gite overlooking lake nr Massignac

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Massignac, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC004634 Advertiser since: 23 February 2016
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Les Petites Cerises (Rated 3* by Charente Tourist Board) Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Cot available on request

About this property

Stunning Location Overlooking Haute Charente Lake. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Les Petites Cerises is a delightful 18th century Charentaise stone farm cottage which has been sympathetically restored to provide the comforts of contemporary living whilst maintaining the rustic charm of rural France - ancient oak beams, exposed stonework and wooden floorboards await you. Overlooking the Mas Chaban Lake, one of the lakes of the Haute Charente and in an area of outstanding beauty, Les Petites Cerises is a perfect country retreat.

We are proud to announce that Les Petites Cerises just been awarded a 3* classification by the Charente Tourist Board and a 3 Cles rating by Clesvacances, France.

The cottage offers superb accommodation for up to 5/6 people, plus facilities for a baby if required, in the glorious tranquillity of the Charentaise countryside.
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The cottage has been sympathetically furnished to a high standard.There is a well equipped kitchen with range cooker, washing machine, fridge freezer, slim-line, coffee maker and toaster.
The farmhouse dining table comfortably seats 6 people and there is a high chair available upon request.

Living rooms

There is a spacious lounge area with large leather sofa and a large screen LCD tv with UK Satellite tv, dvd player and wi-fI internet is also available to enable you, if you decide, to keep in touch with the outside world.
Climb the ancient curling wooden stairs and you will find a pleasant relaxation/reading area for moments of quiet reflection after a busy day.

Bedrooms

Upstairs there are 2 sumptuous double bedrooms and although we are not able to cater to the needs of physically disabled people, for those whom are less able to use stairs, there is a beautifully decorated bijou twin-bedded room downstairs, as well as a toilet and shower room.

Bathrooms

There is a large bathroom with bath and large walk-in shower and toilet. Whilst downstairs there is a shower room with toilet and wash hand basin.
All towels and linen are included in the cost of your stay - so one less thing to worry about and we will refresh your linen at the end of each week of your stay.

Heating

An imposing Charentaise fireplace is the centre piece of the main room with an Opti-myst wood burner for those chillier autumn and winter nights and to ensure that you are cosy even on the coldest of days the cottage offers full central heating.

Entertainment

Ideal location for walking, cycling, fishing, swimming, horse riding, water sports.
Many local tourist attractions, châteaus, vineyards, adventure park.
On site bbq, games, satellite tv, dvd player, wi-fi, books

Garden and outside

Les Petites Cerises is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking the Mas Chaban fishing lake, one of 2 Haute Charente Lakes. The other, Lake Lavaud, a favourite for watersports and swimming is just a few kilometres away.

The cottage has its own private enclosed patio area at the rear of the property, ideal for morning coffee and fresh croissants, purchased from the artisan Boulangerie just 2 minutes away in the local village of Massignac.

Why not take a dip in our swimming pool or relax in the decked pool area.

Alternatively explore the hidden nooks and crannies in the large garden and just sit and soak up the sun and tranquillity of this stunning location.

We strive to provide everything which we think that you will need to make your stay at Les Petites Cerises a memorable one and many little extras, such as picnic baskets and bike hire with a fully insured provider can be arranged on request.

Parking and garages

Ample private off road parking.

Visitor suitability

The cottage is able to accommodate up to 5/6 people, a cot and highchair is available for a baby if required.

Although we are not able to cater for the needs of physically disabled people, there is a twin bedded room and shower room with wc on the ground floor for those less able to manage stairs.

Pets
Sorry no pets allowed - whilst we are great friends of animals unfortunately, in order that we cater to the health and safety needs of all our guests, we do not accept animals of any kind.

Breakages
A £200 damage deposit is required with the balance of your holiday payment. The deposit will be returned to you before you leave, after the gite has been checked, should there be any breakages they will be deducted from this amount, at cost.

Taxe de Sejour - payable locally upon arrival is calculated at 0.60 Euros per person per day of your stay, this is the current charge for adults over 18 years of age (loi no2014-1654) charged to visitors by the Charente local government.

Information about any additional facilities

The cottage is semi-detached, with the proprietors next door so assistance is available if required.

Please note that bed linen and towels are provided and changed at the end of each week of your stay. Guests, however, will need to provide their own beach towels if required.

We anticipate that our guests will leave the cottage in the standard of cleanliness and tidiness to which they found it upon their arrival, and as such guests will opt to clean and tidy the property appropriately before the morning of their departure. Alternatively for those guests who chose not to clean and tidy the accommodation, prior to departure, there is the option of choosing to pay the additional end-of-stay cleaning fee of £40.00 when cleaning will be provided by Les Petites Cerises.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater Fishing
Name of nearest fishing location: Mas Chaban Lake

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf International de La Preze (Golf course)
Distance: 17 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lacs de Haute Charente
Distance: 8 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Massignac information from Maison de Lacs

Watersports

About the Owner, Mrs Louise Richards

After spending many years travelling all over France, my husband & I found our own piece of paradise in the tiny hamlet of Servolles & relocated from the UK permanently in March 2015. We are fortunate to have wonderful French neighbours & our 5 year old, who goes to the local primary school has quickly integrated, we enjoy being part of our local community. Drawing on our own experience of what we wanted from a gite, we firmly believe that visitors will love Les Petites Cerises as much as we do.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Les Petites Cerises is located overlooking the beautiful Mas Chaban and has stunning views of the lake. Although we are able to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the glorious sunny Charente countryside, we are close to all amenities, the pretty village of Massignac has a baker, village store, chemist and post office, as well as a very helpful tourist information office. There is also a primary school and GP surgery. The town of Chabanais with banks and a large Supermarket is only 12km away. The area offers a wealth of many interesting historical attractions; Roman ruins, Templar churches and a little further afield the June 10th 1944 Martyr village at Oradour-sur-Glane. The are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities fishing, cycling, walking and horse riding.There are abundance of markets selling local produce and the brocante and brick a brac offering all kinds of treasure to the antique hunters. The Charente is also renowned for its fine wine and speciality food.
Unique benefits of property New for 2016, Les Petites Cerises gite offers the comforts of contemporary living whilst maintaining the rustic charm of rural France; oak beams, wooden floorboards and exposed stonework. Our swimming pool will be completed shortly.

The Owner Recommends

Charente - Something for Everyone; Adventures, Castles & Cognac

Massignac
Just around the corner from Les Petites Cerises, the Adventure Parc at Massignac caters for the very young, with a bouncy castle type experience through to teenagers and adults.
Safety is paramount and you must use the TWO safety ropes that are attached to your harness at all times, Full instructions are given.

Nearby Rochechouart is a pretty walled town with an attractive castle.The Chateau de Rochechouart dates its origins to the 13th century and is now home to the interesting Museum of Modern Art. Although the town purports to be 'the countryside of the meteorite', because 214 million years ago an enormous six billion tonne meteorite smashed into this spot - probably one of the largest meteorites ever to hit the earth - there is little evidence remaining of this catastrophic event today. However Rochechouart does have the Espace Météorite, a small museum, offering an insight into the solar system, meteorites, effects and consequences of meteorite's fall and the impact crater of Rochechouart-Chassenon.
Every 7 years Rochechouart holds an event called The Osensions Rochechouart, which will occur again in 2016 commencing on Monday 28 March to Sunday 15 May; consisting of services, concerts and processions in Rochechouart. You can take part in the final Procession in medieval costume on May 15th.

A little further afield are the vineyards of Cognac which is regarded as the Brandy capital of the world. No visit to the Charente region would be complete without a tour of one of the big distilleries; Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin, Courvoisier etc. Most run guided tours including explanations of the grape growing process, distillation and demonstrations of blending techniques often including free tasting, most charge admission and it is worth pre booking to ensure your tour is in the language of your choice.

Just a few of the many attractions we would recommend visiting whilst holidaying in the Charente.


2 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Sanders 4 September, 2016

Beautifully presented and furnished, spacious accommodation in a lovely cottage. Local village for esessential, nearby lakes for swimming and boating. A lovely rural location, very peaceful getaway. The hosts are lovely and seem to have considered every possible need. Highly recommended.

Owner response

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for the lovely review.

10 / 10 Stevehall 15 August, 2016

We had a fantastic weeks stay at Les Petites Cerises and found that the Gite had everything that you could think of to make an easy and wonderful holiday. The Gite is amazingly well furnished and the owners make you feel very welcome and keep a low profile for you to enjoy your holiday.
We would definitely return for another stay, cannot recommend highly enough.

Owner response

Thank you for your great review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.