18th Century cottage nr Agris Charentes

9.7/10
Agris (9km from La Rochefoucauld), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC005121 Advertiser since: 13 December 2016
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La Forge Self Catering Friday 2 4 1 cot

About this property

Getaway from it all and hosts there to please. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Forge is a stone built cottage dating from the 18th century. It provides spacious accommodation on one level.


Chris and Paula are your resident hosts who believe in ensuring that your stay with them as their guests is a holiday you will remember.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Inside is a fully fitted modern kitchen including washing machine, fridge and separate 3 drawer freezer.

Living rooms

A very large and comfortable sitting room also has the dining area. It benefits from its own dedicated internet connection, which also provides Wi-Fi connection for smartphones.

Bedrooms

There is a very large double bedroom with wash basin and a comfortable and sunny second twin bedded room.

Bathrooms

The shower room has a lavatory and basin unit.

Heating

In the cooler months, heating is from full gas central heating, which also provides constant and unlimited hot water.

Entertainment

The cottage receives UK television and French television is also available.

Garden and outside

Outside guests enjoy their own sitting and dining area with large parasol, and barbecue. The garden of 3 acres is a haven for wildlife and Paula's domain for planting. Nestling amongst the flowering shrubs is the 10 x 5 metre swimming pool, to which guests have unlimited and sole use. Here you can recline and relax under the Charente sunshine.

Parking and garages

Les Chevilloux is totally enclosed and provides ample secure parking.

Information about any additional facilities

Also available is a table tennis table, boules, badminton kit and bicycles. Our chickens will attempt to provide you with fresh eggs too!

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Rochefoucauld
Distance: 6 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: La Preze
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: L'Oxer, Agris
Distance: 1.5 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Braconne Forest

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Christopher Owen

Chris and Paula retired to the Charente from Dorset, England in 2000. We loved Les Chevilloux immediately. Paula is an enthusiastic and talented gardener and she has spent the last 15 years developing what was an "empty canvas". We share the gardens with woodpeckers, red squirrel and all types of other birds. <br/>We love sharing Les Chevilloux with our guests, many of whom return again and again.

Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? Why here? It is simple. The pace here is as gentle as it was in rural Dorset. It is not too far to get to from the Channel - just 4½ hours from Caen, yet far enough to feel "abroad" and enjoys a much better climate - the second sunniest region in France. Gastronomy is very important to the Charentais. This is home to the grape, melon, mussels, paté de foie gras and other duck and goose products, snails, and of course, Cognac.
On the threshold of the Dordogne and Vienne, Les Chevilloux is ideally placed for day trips to the coast, as well as the caves and grottoes of the Dordogne. However, there is plenty to see on the doorstep without going far. La Rochefoucauld; our local town is 7 minutes away and has all you may need for shopping, with new LECLERC supermarket, and little shops in town. There is a Saturday market there too. The imposing château is a must to visit. Angoulême, about 15 minutes drive, is a buzzing city with all types of restaurants.
Unique benefits of property Our 18th century stone cottage or "gîte" makes a very comfortable holiday retreat and we have, over the years, ensured that it is fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The 10 x 5 metre swimming pool is yours whenever you want it and is lit for those evening swims on balmy summer evenings. You also have free use of the village tennis courts. Our village restaurant is an ideal place to try authentic French country cuisine.

The Owner Recommends

Chassenon

Roman villa remains

Oradour sur Glâne

National monument of martyred village, destroyed by Nazis in 1944

Lacs de Haute Charente - Guerlie

Man-made lake for watersports

Angoulême

Departmental capital city within ramparts. Famous for the classic car race each September and the comic strip. Also, the railway station is here which connects with Eurostar.

La Rochelle and coast

A day out by the sea - La Rochelle , Rochefort , Royan all provide all the delights of the seaside. Just a couple of hours away.

Futuroscope at Poitiers

Fun and adventure theme park for all the family just an hour and 30 minutes drive north

1 Review
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.7 / 10 Minney 21 August, 2017

This was a welcoming and beautiful setting to stay at. All the things we needed were there and it was clean and comfortable. The high points were the owners (who lived on site) as they were kind, welcoming and nothing was to much trouble for them if we needed anything. The children loved playing with Nell the dog, collecting eggs from the chickens and feeding the fish in the beautiful pond. The garden was a haven of peace to relax in and the pool was absoulty perfect! We were given privacy at all times and everything was at our disposal including games in the garden. The local town with its stunning chateaux and great restaurants, and the huge supermarket were only a few mins drive away. I would highly recommend this as a relaxing, pretty & fun holiday destination.

Owner response

Our aim is always to give our clients a peaceful and enjoyable time. We enjoy welcoming our guests, particularly when they are appreciative and take full advantage of all we offer. If our guests are happy, then so are we and long may continue doing what we love best.