|French Villa||Self Catering||Saturday||3||8||1|
The house is a 3 bedroom French Villa style home. Clean, spacious with a log fire and half an acre of surrounding garden for all the summer evenings bbqs and outdoor entertainment.
Nearby: shops, pony club, free tennis, hiking path, Charente edge to picnic (700m), canoe-kayak, race track (15km), Castle of Bayers Verteuil, La Rochefoucauld. Archaeological and Neolithic sites, Francophone film festival in Angouleme in August, festival of comics in Angoulême in January.It is 15 miles south of Ruffec and only 30 minutes from the bustling city of Angoulême. The nearest supermarket is just 10 minutes drive, and there are hypermarkets at Ruffec which is about 20 minutes drive. There is a boulangerie and traditional French bar/restaurant 3-4 minutes away.
The area offers a vast choice of things to do.
There are beautiful villages such as Nanteuil-en Vallée with it's pretty streets, or larger, busier places such as La Rochefaucauld or Angoulême. A variety of sports are available nearby. Golf, karting, horse riding, ice-skating, canoeing along the Charente river, and there are a number of water sports available at the man-made beaches of the Lac de Lavaud or Angoulême.The distilleries of Cognac are one hours drive away, there a number of beautiful chateaux to see, and the coast is about an hour and a half away. Futuroscope is an hour away, and the 'Valley of the Monkeys' is a must for children and adults alike. The area offers restaurants and bars to suit every taste.Visit the mesmerising and haunting war village in Limoges Oradour-Sur-Glane an hour away.
Also for those whom like the big cities Paris is 2 hrs 30 mins by TGV with Bourdeaux 1hr and 30 mins drive you can have the best of everything by staying in this region of France as well as the longest sunniest days in the country.
Three bedrooms one double and 2 sets of singles that can be put together
One bath and shower.
Log fire for Winter / Autumn but not required summer months.
Bars and restaurants.
Looking forward to retiring so can live full time in France
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||Picturesque and lots of activities available.|
|Unique benefits of property||Has everything needed for a pleasant stay.|
One of the reasons the French holiday in France