|Lakeview Family Fishing Gite & Grounds||Self Catering||Saturday||3||8||1|
A tranquil, holiday destination for the whole family - including your pet! Our 400 year old farmhouse sleeps 8 and is dog friendly. It is set within 5.5 acres of landscaped grounds including a 1.5 acre well stocked fishing lake, orchard, sun terrace, games area and pool. All exclusively yours for the duration of your stay.
The Charente is the second sunniest region of France so we have obviously placed plenty of emphasis on the outdoors. This might be a relaxing walk around the lake or exploring and taking in the abundant wildlife. It could be laid back on a lounger, soaking up the sun, or floating on a ring in the pool while you read a book. You can exclusively fish the spring fed lake or if you fancy something a bit more sociable you can sit around the bbq and play any number of outdoor games.
The lake is stocked with a head of carp to over 30lb and growing. There are also sturgeon, grass carp, koi, tench, pike and roach.
This is a holiday destination for the whole family. The living room comes complete with full Sky tv, so there's plenty of sport and several movie channels available including the football and F1, plus all the usual children's channels including Disney.
Upstairs there is a second tv with an Xbox 360 and plenty of games as well as another dvd player so there should be disagreements regarding what to watch. The kids room also comes with an assortment of games and books.
The gamesroom comes complete with a full size snooker table and dart board while the sun room is equipped with nothing but pleasant views, plenty of light and big window sills or sofas on which to chill and catch up with some reading.
The house is available all year round and comes complete with full central heating as well as a log burner in the main living room.
We have tried to take the best we have seen from our years of holidaying in France so we hope you'll want for nothing. Bedding and towels are included so you can travel lighter and we have a dishwasher plumbed in as well as all the usual mod cons. The kitchen comes complete with kettle, coffee-maker and Tassimo.
The house is located on the border with the Dordogne and Limousin. If you like the outdoors then you are in the heart of some beautiful countryside, the Perigord Limousin National Park is only 300 metres away and the area is crossed by fantastic cycle routes. You are only 10 minutes away from the great lakes of the Upper Charente and their beaches, watersports and restaurants.
If you need a little bit of retail therapy you are only 15-25 minutes away from the picturesque towns of Montbron, Rochechouart and Chabanais but if you need something larger you are only 45 minutes from Angouleme and 50 minutes from Limoges.
The light, bright sun room has a solid oak dining table with seating for 8 people. If you prefer to eat 'al fresco' there is an extensive sun terrace with table, seating and a large brick bbq to ensure evenings can be spent making the most of the summer sun.
There are also 2 picnic tables placed around the grounds, one in the orchard and one by the lake.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything to make it home from home including a double oven and grill, microwave, coffee-maker and Tassimo. The gite also includes a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, a separate drinks fridge, iron, ironing board, clothes airer and hairdryer.
Inside the living room you will find 2 large sofas and a small dining table. Full Sky tv including Sports and Movies is provided along with a dvd player, approximately 150 dvds and a 50" tv. There is also a bookcase full of good reads.
During the winter the log burner can be lit to add a cosy feel to the gite.
The sun room looks out on to the garden and has three large, low double windows keeping the room bright and airy. There are two leather sofas in addition to the 8 seater dining table.
The master bedroom includes a king-sized bed with side tables and a large wardrobe. There are 2 arm chairs providing a reading and relaxation area. The ceiling is vaulted with original exposed beams. The master bedroom is upstairs and is accessed through the children's bedroom.
The second bedroom, situated downstairs, includes a king size bed, side tables and built-in wardrobes. This room is situated at the front of the property.
The third bedroom is furnished for children as it includes a bunk bed, single bed and a single pull out trundle. There is an Xbox 360, tv and dvd player plus a selection of children's games and books.
All bed linen and towels are provided as standard.
There is a bright and airy bathroom with bath, sink, separate shower and toilet. An additional wc is also located within the gite.
The house includes full central heating which is exceptionally warm in winter months. The living room includes a log burning fireplace and there are also oil filled radiators for use if you want to take the edge of a chilly spring or autumn evening.
Where to begin...!
The gite is furnished to provide guests with all of the comforts of home. Our aim is to ensure you don't want for anything.
We have full Sky tv including Movies and Sports, wi-fii, countless dvds and books. There's a Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 with games.
The games area has a full size snooker table and darts board. Outside there is the pool plus countless games such as boules, badminton, skittles and a football goal.
The farmhouse includes exclusive use of the 5 acres of grounds it is set within. These grounds include the lake, pool, a large orchard, woodland and no shortage of lawned areas. The grounds are fenced to the floor all the way around and therefore secure for children to go exploring or dogs to go running around.
The patio area includes a large bbq, patio table for 8 people and 6 sun loungers. We have a large 5 metre above ground pool and extensive grounds of over 3 acres for your exclusive use.
The grounds include an orchard with picnic table, normal lawned areas plus a 1.5 acre well stocked lake. There are numerous ancient trees around the lake making for pretty walks where you can take in the wildlife.
The lake includes a head of carp to over 30lb and growing plus sturgeon, pike, tench, grass carp and roach. There is a pretty little island to fish from or just sit and relax on.
The gite includes a sun garage for 2 cars to keep out of the summer heat. There is ample parking.
Landing nets, landing mats and weigh slings provided as standard.
Pellet and handmade boilies can be provided for an additional charge and a bivvy is available for hire also.
I am something of a Francophile, love France and all it has to offer. I holidayed in France for years and as a keen angler I always struggled to find a gite which offered me good fishing, in a gite with all the comforts from home and with plenty for the whole family to do - so we decided to give it a go ourselves.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||The Charente is the second sunniest part of France and also home to some of the most beautiful scenery. The house is 5 minutes away from the 'great lakes of the upper Charente' with their beaches, watersports and restaurants, 45 minutes from the cities of Angouleme and Limoges and only 20 minutes away from some picturesque chateau towns such as Rochechouart and La Rochefoucauld.
The house is located on the border with the Dordogne and Limousin. If you like the outdoors then the Perigord Limousin National Park is only 300 metres away and the area is crossed by fantastic cycle routes.
|Unique benefits of property||Relax and unwind in a rural retreat set in the heart of the French countryside. The 400 year old farmhouse is set within 5.5 acres of grounds which includes a 1.5 acre well stocked lake, orchard, sun terrace and pool.
The lake is stocked with a head of carp to over 30lb and growing but this is a holiday destination for the whole family.
The living room comes complete with full Sky TV, so there's plenty of sport and several movie channels available including the football and F1, plus all the usual children's channels including Disney.
Upstairs there is a second tv with an Xbox 360 and plenty of games as well as another dvd player. The kids room also comes with an assortment of games and books.
The games room comes complete with a full size snooker table and dartboard while the sun room is equipped with nothing but pleasant views, plenty of light and big window sills or sofas on which to chill and catch up with some reading.
The house is available all year round.
The largest 5 star resort in mainland France, it expands over 1000 hectares of protected natural surroundings, a mixture of forests, grassland and ponds.
It is an exceptional landscape, consisting of a fully renovated 11th century château, along with numerous works of contemporary art, landscaped gardens, 6 farmhouse cottages, a longère, a vegetable garden, Gallo-Roman baths, 2 swimming pools, a floating tennis court and a Michelin star gourmet restaurant.
Tree climbing, tree wires and zip wires set in the lakes of the upper Charente. A great family day out for any age.
Golf International de la Prèze is an 18 hole golf course less than 10km away.
A picturesque Chateu town on the river Tardoire. You can vist the chateau and dress up in period costume or enjoy a meal in one of the numerous restaurants. Chez Steph is an amazing steak restaurant but you must book.
Two huge lakes with beaches, restaurants, bars, watersports and fishing.
The beaches have designated swimming areas and these are patroled by lifeguards during the summer months.
Another pretty chateau town with nice restaurants, a few shops and occasional night markets.
The roads around the house are criss-crossed with cycle routes. Specific maps for mountain bikers and road bikes are kept within the gite for your use. Road circuits based on several levels of difficulty (family, discovery and exploration) allow families and experts to discover this wonderful countryside on 2 wheels!
Country walkways, ancient paths and little roads criss-crossing the hills, all offer a lot of lovely country roaming. There are more than 700 kilometres of signposted walks, over hills, down valleys and through oak, chestnut and white beech forests that will put your leg muscles to the test.
Brantome is an attractive town near the northern edge of the Dordogne department, sometimes known as the Venice of the Dordogne (slight exaggeration strictly speaking) - the town has a nice mix of medieval and renaissance architecture to admire. The town is classed as one of 'les Plux Beaux Detours' in France.
Me and my partner booked this holiday for ourselves, my parents and my brother and his girlfriend. We had an amazing time on this holiday. The booklet sarah and Matt leave with local information is fantastic and we used it most days to help us plan what we wanted and needed to do.
We stayed in the Gite 21/10/17-28/10/17, we had 25 degree heat.
My dad and partner had a few big fish ranging from 20-25lbs.
We took our 14 month old puppy, poppy a miniature poodle with us too and she had a fantastic time.
The little finishing touches such as blankets for outdoor use are lovely and make the holiday feel extremely homely.
The best part of the holiday was I got proposed to!! Leaving the Gite an engaged women and very happy with a truly fantastic holiday!!
100% will book again.
The Gite was clean and tidy when we arrived and I had constant communication with Matt by my choice which was really helpful.
Thanks for your comments Paige and for choosing to stay with us. Most importantly though congratulations on your engagement.
We hope to see you all again in the future.
Matt & Sarah
My family and I stayed in Lakeview Family Fishing Gite & Grounds for our holiday in July. It was a nice way to spend time together, as we all live in different countries. There were 8 of us all together, and 4 dogs! We were delighted that it was dog friendly, because our dogs are a huge part of our family. We all had a fantastic holiday. The gite and grounds were beautiful and the owners of the property were very helpful and kind to us. The area was so tranquil and peaceful - exactly what we wanted/needed for a relaxing holiday!
The property was exactly as described in the advertisement. It was clean, well-maintained, and everything we needed was provided. The owner provided excellent customer service and the communication was brilliant. My partner enjoys fishing and had never tried carp fishing before. The owner was extremely helpful and provided us with recommendations and everything we needed to fish. The owner also went above and beyond to help accommodate us and helped us with extra requests we contacted them with.
We particularly loved that there were so many activities for us all to do. The grounds were big enough to give us all our own space. We enjoyed the pool, fishing in the lake, and playing snooker and darts! The dogs loved all the space. My partner was delighted he caught a 34lb/15kg mirror carp.
We would highly recommend this property to anyone. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would definitely go back again! Thank you for a great holiday :)
We stayed at the cottage beginning of April for a week and it was the best, most relaxing holiday we've had to date and think it will be hard to match The house Is beautiful with everything you need the sun room was awesome, eating as a family round the big table, in the sunshine added to the holiday. The lake is a carp fishers dream stocked with beautiful fish in perfect condition we had fish every time we fished the lake on the regular methods bollies, pva bags and particals The area really is beautiful . Thank you so much and we hope to stay with you next year!
Carl, Yolande, Olivia and Oscar, not for getting our dog coco who loved it there as much as us
Thanks very much Carl. We have tried to create something special and have taken great care with both the house, grounds lake and the fish stock. It makes it all worthwhile when we receive feedback like this and we look forward to seeing you and Coco the dog again in the near future.
Matt & Sarah