|La Ferme des Noyers (Walnut Tree Farm)||Self Catering||Flexible||2||5||1|
La Ferme des Noyers (Walnut Tree Farm) is on the edge of a small peaceful hamlet, close to forest areas and open fields with a lovely view across our valley. The barn was originally used to shelter sheep over the winter period which dates back at least 300 years and is renovated to a high standard. The barn is the ideal accommodation for a couple or a small family with everything you need to enjoy your stay. An ideal environment for children of all ages, a calm and relaxing place for families and couples as well as the option to help on the farm. You will find plenty to do on the farm whether it be relaxing around the swimming pool, feeding and helping with the animals, playing various games including badminton, or table tennis, or maybe just relaxing taking in the tranquil surroundings and listening to the summer birdsong. Just outside the farm is a variety of walk ways through forest and sunflower fields and also cycle routes through the valley and neighbouring villages.
Our nearest village of Montjean is convenient for the purchase of daily bread or having a drink in the local bar. For a relaxing drink or an enjoyable meal, our local restaurant comes highly recommended and is just a short walk from us.
We are a short distance away from the towns of Ruffec and Sauze Vaussais where both have good amenities. Historic market towns can be found a short drive away where local produce can be purchased at the weekly markets. During the summer, evenings, markets are a good opportunity to purchase local food.
Local lakes with sand beaches and snack bars can be found a short distance away. Relaxing by the nearby 'Charente' river or hiring a kayak to take an enjoyable trip down the river, taking in the amazing sights and sounds of the Charente countryside is well recommended. Larger attractions include 'Valley de les Singes' and 'Futuroscope'. Take a slightly further drive to enjoy a day at the coast or visit one of the larger towns of Cognac, Saintes, Angouleme, Poitiers, and La Rochelle which are all worth a visit.
Modern kitchen with freezer, fridge, microwave, washing machine, gas hob, electric oven, toaster, and kettle. Dining area with table and chairs.
Living room area with satellite tv, dvd player, a wood burning fire, and wi-fi. Clothes airer, iron, and ironing board in under stairs cupboard.
One double bedroom and one twin bedroom. An extra bed or cot can be put up in either bedroom.
One bathroom upstairs with bath, shower, sink, and toilet.
Wood burning fire and barn insulated to a very high standard.
Satellite tv, wi-fi, dvd player, private swimming pool, outdoor table tennis, badminton, pétanque, swings, and trampoline.
Private fenced garden at the rear of the barn with a west facing patio to enjoy the lovely evening sunsets. Table and chairs, barbecue, and a pétanque area are also found in the rear garden. The secluded swimming pool is next to the barn and has it's own private fenced terrace with sun loungers to enjoy the long summer days. There is also table tennis, badminton, swings, and a trampoline.
Parking is to the side of the barn in the courtyard of the main entrance.
Ideal for couples and families with children. Unsuitable for the elderly and wheelchair users.
A great leisure park experience for all the family to enjoy, lots of activities with moving image technology. Fireworks and a light show in the evening finishes your day perfectly.
Kayaking on the 'Charente' river is a great way to enjoy a summers day, enjoying the lovely scenery along the way. There are various routes to take and for the longer routes a picnic can be enjoyed at various places.
A lively and very popular port with plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants to enjoy. A lovely harbour to stroll around and explore with a great aquarium near by.
Valley of the monkeys is a great place for young and old. As you wander around the park, you have the opportunity to see many different monkeys being fed or just swinging from tree to tree with some getting very close to you.
We spent a lovely week in August 2017 at Faye and Scott's gite. We are a family with 3 kids, 15, 13, 7. Faye kindly put the extra bed in the 2nd bedroom and this worked perfectly for us, enough room and all the kids stayed together. All facilities good, plenty of room for us as a family of 5. The weather was hit and miss for our week so the UK TV with sky worked well for the kids. The farm animals were great and we enjoyed feeding the sheep, goats, pigs and Isobel especially liked the piglets and walking Alfie the dog. Faye and Scott could not have made us feel more welcome. Mark enjoyed the duck eggs for breakfast. Thanks for the recommendations for Donatello's pizza, they were fantastic and cheap. All enjoyed our final night. The " moules avec frites" were great and we look forward to coming again.
Faye and Scott were both very helpful and made our stay more enjoyable by including our children in the different activities on the farm, including feeding the animals! Quiet location, a good place to get away from it all with the added bonus of a pool.