Family gite with pool for holidays in Brossac

Brossac (8km from Chalais), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC004917 Advertiser since: 18 July 2016
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Chez Sarrazin Self Catering Saturday 3 8 3 2 Z-Beds also available at additional charge

About this property

Quiet Setting with Stunning Views and Great Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Gite L'Ecurie is a barn conversion. The main living room is large and benefits from a wood burning stove. The furnishings are comfortable and there is a tv with UK satellite channels and a dvd player. High speed wi-fi is provided for free both within the gite and around the pool. The kitchen is fully-equipped and has a cooker with oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.  There is a separate dining room and gamesroom with a pool/snooker table.
 
The 3 spacious bedrooms can accommodate 9 people. Bedroom one has a double bed (can also be configured as a twin), bedroom 2 has 4 single beds (these can be converted into 2 double beds), bedroom 3 has a double bed (that can also be configured as a twin) and a further single bed. There are 3 bathrooms, each with a shower, basin and toilet (en suite to bedrooms 2 and 3. The private bathroom for bedroom 1 has a sunken bath with shower).
 
Bed linen, bath and kitchen towels are included in the price. Pool towels can be hired.
 
L'Ecurie has its own terrace garden with garden furniture and barbecue, from which you have fantastic views over the valley and to the village of Bardenac.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully-fitted kitchen, separate dining room.

Living rooms

Comfortable living room with UK Freesat television and dvd.

Bedrooms

The 3 spacious bedrooms can accommodate 9 people. Bedroom one has a double bed (can also be configured as a twin), bedroom 2 has 4 single beds (these can be converted into 2 double beds), bedroom 3 has a double bed (that can also be configured as a twin) and a further single bed. There are 3 bathrooms, each with a shower, basin and toilet (en suite to bedrooms 2 and 3. The private bathroom for bedroom 1 has a sunken bath with shower).

Bathrooms

Each bedroom has its own private bathroom/shower room, 2 of which are en suite.

Heating

Electric wall-mounted heaters are provided in all bedrooms and bathrooms. There is also a small wood burning stove in the living room.

Entertainment

There is a pool table in the dining/gamesroom. A range of toys and games are provided separately for all guests at Chez Sarrazin.

Garden and outside

There is a private terrace and garden with outstanding views across rolling countryside. There are no near neighbours and the property is not overlooked, even from the owners' adjacent house.

Parking and garages

Parking is by the gite.

Visitor suitability

The gite is on ground level but there are single steps to the bedrooms and bathrooms so is not suited to wheelchair access.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Chalais vets offer a full service to tourists and visitors. The owners can make appointments for guests as requested.

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Weekly in many local villages and towns
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Etang Vallier
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Aubeterre
Distance: 20 km

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: We are surrounded by wine, cognac and pineau producers!!
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner, Mrs Sarah Asplin

We are Sarah and David and moved to France in early 2015 to 'start a new life'. Previously, we ran our house in Devon as a highly successful B&B and do hope that we can continue to provide the same high level of service to our gite and campsite guests in France as we did in the UK! Between us we have six children and a growing number of grand children who we expect will be visiting us very regularly for long family holidays. We look forward to welcoming you to France too!

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Sarah likes nothing better than a hot and sunny climate and as Poitou Charente is the second sunniest region in France, she is now in heaven. The area is just stunning, having the most beautiful rolling country-side, historic towns, villages, chateaux and outstanding food and drink. This is truly the centre of the wine, cognac and pineau world - yum! Chez Sarrazin also offers us peace and quiet in its rural setting but just a mile from the lovely village of Brossac with its shops, restaurants and facilities.
Unique benefits of property In trying to find the perfect property, we wanted to have our own space. So many gite properties we saw were all side-by-side in a single converted building. The beauty about Chez Sarrazin is that both of our family-friendly gites, Gite L'Ecurie and Gite La Fleurette, are each very private and are separated from the main house. The small and intimate campsite has only 6 pitches and is quietly located in a valley below the property so everyone enjoys peace and privacy. And, we are just a 25-minute stroll to a lovely village with 3 good restaurants. Lastly, the swimming pool and its adjoining garden are truly magnificent with wonderful views across rolling Charente countryside.

The Owner Recommends

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Officially one of France's 153 most beautiful villages. A 20 minute drive from Chez Sarrazin. In addition to its ancient and beautiful village, Aubeterre offers plenty of water activities on the Dronne river including swimming and boating.

Saint Emilion

About an hour's drive away through fabulous countryside, St Emilion is at the heart of southwest France's wine region. A beautiful village in its own right, this is a day trip not to miss.

The Coast

About an hour's drive away are some fantastic sandy beaches in and around Royan.

Bourdeilles and Brantome

These are 2 ancient villages close to one another on the Dronne river that offer visitors great history with their beautiful chateaux, churches and abbey.

Chalais Monday morning market

Open from 9 to 12 this is a great market that really must not be missed. 10 minutes away by car.

Cognac

Cognac is worthy of a visit just to see the architecture. However, no visit to the town would be complete without a visit to one of the world-famous Cognac houses. Bookings are strongly advisable during the high tourist season. About 40 minutes away.

Bordeaux

A visit to the city of Bordeaux (about an hour away) is a must. There is a huge amount to do and see and the city boasts more restaurants per head than any other French city! Yum.....

Villebois Lavalette

Ancient, lovely small town about 30 minutes away with lovely old buildings and a chateau.