Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6, Ratings 3 9.6/10
|Fauvette||Self Catering||Flexible||3||8||2||2 additional sofabeds are available|
Fauvette is a Charentaise barn house that can sleep 8.
Fauvette is a double height barn with expansive lounge and dining area. There is a French style kitchen, a utility room and a downstairs shower/wc. Upstairs there are 3 large bedrooms with stone walls, oak ceiling beams and views over the garden and pool. There is another shower/wc upstairs on the mezzanine landing. Double doors lead out onto the al fresco dining area and garden.
Fauvette is located on Tillac Gites complex - please also look at our other property references PC005895 and PC005939.
The gite has a French style kitchen with a full range of appliances and utensils. The kitchen has a fridge-freezer, electric cooker and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle and toaster.
There are ample pots and pans, crockery and cutlery.
The living room is seriously spacious with mood lighting and log burners for cosy nights in. The living area is an open plan zone with ample seating in the living room and an open dining area.
All bedrooms have stone walls, wood beams and wooden floors. The beds are comfortable and extra linen is available if required. There is ample storage space and clothes hangers available.
We have downstairs and an upstairs bathrooms that contain shower cubicles, wc and a wash basin.
The main living area is heated by a large log burner.
Entertainment is provided by a large HDTV, Freeview satellite and a dvd player with a comprehensive dvd library available for guests.
Playing cards, games, puzzles and books are also available as well as garden games - Petange, Badminton and swing ball.
The courtyard, side and rear gardens surround the Gites and cover several acres. The secluded courtyard garden provides a secure space away from the rear garden. The side and rear gardens have a number of fruit trees and the rear garden has a lower meadow with a secret garden.
There is ample parking for guests both in the courtyard and in the rear garden parking area.
Unfortunately, Fauvette is not wheelchair accessible at this time.
Friendly couple who enjoy sharing Tillac with their guests
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||The Charente is beautiful with little or no noise, air or light pollution. We are in a hamlet in a rural location, but only a few minutes drive to our local villages and 20 minutes from Angouleme. Cognac is a 40 minute drive and Bordeaux and the Atlantic coast are an hour away by car.|
|Unique benefits of property||We have a potential capacity of 19 as the property provides spacious quality accommodation in two three bed gites in the Charentaise barn conversion and in a two bed rustic cottage with a large heated pool in spacious gardens. The location provides a get away from it all opportunity for those who want a relaxing holiday.|
Le Plan d’Eau de Saint Yrieix is situated near to the medieval city of Angouleme. It takes around 20 minutes (19km) to drive to the swimming lake from the gite, but is well worth the trip, especially if you combine it with a visit to the medieval city of Angouleme. The swimming lake covers several hectares and has a sandy lake beach with shallow water for wading and in which children can play, and deeper water for swimming. There are small boats for hire, and for those looking for a bit of action there is a sailing school and a windsurfing club with instruction. Right next door there is an Olympic size swimming pool and water slides. For those who prefer land based activities, there are facilities for tennis, volleyball, petanque, walking and cycling, and there are exhibitions of painting, photography and sculpture at the Tourist Office. There is a lakeside café serving meals and snacks.
Guests can tour our local winery just down the road. It is a global brand and has both brandy and whiskey. Well worth a visit.
There are local markets every day of the week that guests can visit within an hour's commute. Some markets are weekly, e.g. Monday's and some are periodic.
Villebois has a chateau/castle, a church, a covered market square and a number of shops to visit
There are a number of fabulous restaurants in Angouleme that we can recommend offering quality French cuisine.
We are about 35 minutes drive away from the town of Cognac where Hennessy, Martel, Courvoisier and Remi Martin has distillerys that members of the public can tour for a small fee.
Discover the Venice of Perigord aboard an electric boat of approx 40 passengers. During the guided tour of about 40-50 minutes, you will discover from the canal, the rich heritage of Brantôme in Périgord, and your visit will continue on the river and its wild islands. Fantastic scenery and good humor guaranteed !
The river Dronne at Brantome provides an opportunity to canoe in shallow waters or a take a boat trip. The Brantome Canoe Company provide a hire service.
Sandy Atlantic beaches are just over an hour's drive away where you will find mile upon mile of sandy beaches. A great day out for the family.
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