Gite with pool and fishing lake, Charente - PC005441

Montrollet (18km from Saint-Junien), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC005441 Advertiser since: 13 April 2017
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Les Croix Self Catering
Saturday 2 4 1 Sofabed in lounge

About this property

Exclusive Modern Holiday Cottage with Pool and Lake. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A unique holiday property with total exclusivity, security and privacy set in a tranquil rural environment with a stunning setting overlooking a 4 acre lake. The gite accommodation is available for exclusive holiday rental, when all parties will have sole use of the site and its facilities.

The proximity of the property to Limoges Airport makes travelling to the venue extremely easy. Ryanair and Flybe offer Saturday flights to Limoges from a variety of UK airports.

Car hire is available at Limoges Airport - please enquire via the airport website or car hire companies for prices.

Guests have exclusive use of our modern, fully equipped, lakeside holiday cottage accommodation, which has its own independent gated access, and is sited only 30 metres from, and overlooking the lake, in a very private sunny location, the 65 square metre property sleeps up to 6 people, with 2 bedrooms (one double and room with 1 single bed and bunks).

The gite is double glazed and well insulated and remains cool in summer, and has heating in all rooms. The accommodation is maintained in immaculate condition and is thoroughly cleaned every week - you will find it in spotless condition on your arrival.

Gas, electricity and bed linen are all included in the price that you pay.

Outside you will find a covered patio with gas barbecue, table and chairs and the lawns which lead down to the lake. Next to the terrace is the above ground swimming pool which is solar panel heated, and adjoining sun patio with seating area and sun loungers - a welcome luxury extra in which to cool off on those hot days and relax....

Coarse fishing (i.e float fishing for roach and rudd) in the 4 acre on-site lake is included in the advertised price.

Carp fishing holidays are available at a different price point, and are dealt with directly via our website at - please enquire there for details.

We do not take bookings on this website for carp fishing holidays.

We live on-site and are around most of the time for assistance should you need any, during your stay, but we are just as happy to leave you to enjoy your holiday should you wish to have complete peace and quiet.

The accommodation is completely private and independent and sits in a fully fenced secure site of 10 acres, and is situated on the opposite side of the lake to our house.



Kitchen and dining

Kitchen has fan oven, gas hob, extractor fan, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge-freezer, crockery, pans, cutlery and plenty of workspace and cupboard storage.

A table and 4 chairs are provided for indoor eating, there is another table with 4 chairs outside on the terrace.

Living rooms

Kitchen/dining and living room with 2 and 3 seater leather sofas, coffee-table. 40" HD tv, dvd player. Sky HD - Free Channels only. Selection of 100+ dvd's and a bookcase library.


Bedroom 1 - double room with bedside tables and chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2 - 1 single and 2 bunk beds, with bedside tables and chest of drawers.


Bathroom with large luxury shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and English wc.


All rooms have electric heating.


30 metres from the gite is a 4 acre fishing lake. The lake contains large numbers of roach and rudd to 3lbs in weight. Fishing for these silver fish is included in the price.

Carp fishing, with specimens up to 70lbs in weight is available at a different price point. More information is available on our website. Please enquire for details.

We do not take bookings for carp fishing holidays on this site.

Garden and outside

Outdoor above ground pool (solar heated) and adjoining terrace with sunloungers. Clothes drying line. Approx 3 acres of flat grass.

The area abounds with wildlife including wild boar and deer, and the site, with it's lake, attracts dozens of species of birds including buzzards, osprey, woodpeckers, kites, swallows and swifts, cuckoos, hoopoe, many different species of the tit family as well as many other species of songbirds.

Parking and garages

Unlimited parking 10 metres from the gite accommodation.

Visitor suitability

The accommodation is not suitable for disabled persons.

Information about any additional facilities

Optional daily or weekly continental breakfast and 2 course evening meal. Menu with around 15 main courses to choose from. Please enquire if you are interested.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Private pool

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Clinique Veterinaire de St.Junien Z.I. de la Croix Blanche 87200 St. Junien 0033555021752



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Roach, Rudd
Name of nearest fishing location: On-site

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de St Junien
Distance: 14 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Monts de Blond
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local walks

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Jon Perkins

Jon. 56 years. Moved to France permanently in 2006. Loves the French lifestyle.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? Beuatiful area, rolling countryside, forests and lakes. Great climate. Close to Limoges airport.
Unique benefits of property The property is completely independent and exclusive so that clients will have sole use of the accommodation, pool, and grounds. Peace and tranquility and a beautiful environment are key features. Whilst the property is set in a stunning rural area, all amenities including supermarkets and restaurants are just 12 minutes drive away.
The 10 acre property features a 4 acre lake which is available to fish for roach and rudd to 3lbs.
Carp fishing with specimen carp to 70lbs is available at a different price point.

The Owner Recommends

Oradour-sur-Glane War Memorial

For anyone with an interest in history, we recommend a visit to the war memorial at the "martyr" town of Oradour sur Glane. Here, in the period leading up to the end of the second world war, after the alleged capture of a Nazi officer by the French resistance, all the inhabitants of the town were murdered by a division of the German Nazi Waffen SS and the village was destroyed. Oradour is only 10 minutes drive from Les Croix, it has been preserved exactly as it was left at the end of the war, and is a reminder to all of the atrocities committed in the war. A visitor centre and a tour of the old ruined village are recommended.

Canoeing on the River

Canoeing on the River Vienne, a 2.5 hour session starting at Excideuil which is a 30 minute drive from Les Croix, the organisers will collect you from Manot which is the finish point and drive you back to collect your vehicle at Excideuil. No experience is neccessary, the River is very beautiful and tranquil - it is a superb way to spend an afternoon and we can make all the arrangements for you.

Town of Confolens

The medieval town of Confolens is just 20 minutes drive from Les Croix, a pretty, scenic town with the River Vienne flowing through its center.

Swimming St Junien

The newly renovated pool complex in St Junien provides 4 pools, 2 indoor and 2 outside with a water slide.

Futuroscope theme park, Poitiers.

Although 1.5 hours drive away, the unique, futuristic themed park in Poitiers is well worth a visit. Futuroscope, or Parc du Futuroscope is a French theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic virtual reality and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world. A real day out for all the family, we visited in 2018 and had a fantastic day !

Town of Rochechouart

The town labels itself as 'the countryside of the meteorite', because 214 million years ago an enormous six billion tonne meteorite smashed into this spot - probably one of the largest meteorites ever to hit the earth.

The town has a small museum associated with the meteorite and the history of the town and there is a large Chateau which is open to the public, there are restaurants in the square with outside seating areas - perfect for lunch !

Park Bellevue

Family amusement park, 30 minutes drive away with lots of kids rides, boats, go-karts, pedalos, train etc. Open March - September.

Local Restaurants

There are plenty of Local places to eat, from cheap and cheerful to Haute-Cuisine - we will be happy to point you in the right direction -
whatever you fancy !

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Stone Family 11 October, 2019

We had a fabulous holiday at Les Croix. John and Lisa were the perfect hosts, the property was clean and had everything we needed, the lake was great for fishing (we were only float fishing) and we had some fun in the pool. Plenty to do and see round and about, but equally a lovely place to chill and relax without any disturbance, except the abundance of wildlife. Our (13 year old) son loved the fishing, feeding the goats, riding his bike, splashing in the pool and playing with Bailey.

John is clearly passionate about his fish and he works extremely hard for the upkeep of the lake, property and environment. If you are like us and want a peaceful, tranquil and private holiday in a fabulous area of France or are a more serious angler, you will not be disappointed! We liked it so much we stayed an extra week!