Lovely gite to let on complex in Charente - PC005939

Rouffiac (19km from Angouleme), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC005939 Advertiser since: 29 November 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Alouette Self Catering Flexible 2 5 1

About this property

Rustic Cottage in Country Courtyard. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Alouette is a rustic 2 bedroom cottage that forms part of the original farm buildings on the complex. It is set in the corner of a courtyard and has exclusive use of an open barn for al fresco dining.
The open plan living/dining/kitchen area has all the modern appliances that would be needed for your self catering stay as well as a log burner for cosy evenings in.
There are 2 bedrooms, a double and a treble, both with views onto the courtyard. The treble is off the living area and the double is along a hallway with the shower/wc.
Al fresco dining is available for Alouette guests in the open barn in the courtyard.

Alouette is located on Tillac Gites complex - please also look at our other property references PC005895 and PC005866.



Kitchen and dining

All modern day appliances - electric cooker and hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster as well as utensils, crockery and cutlery.

Living rooms

The open plan living is compact and comfortable.


Both bedrooms look out onto the courtyard. They are comfortable and rustic in style with ample storage space.


The Alouette bathroom is a shower room with wc and a washbasin.


Hot water is provided by a boiler and heating is provided by a log burner.


HDTV, Freeview and dvd player are available along with an extensive dvd collection to suit all tastes.
Playing cards, games, puzzles and books are also available upon request.

Garden and outside

The complex has 3 gardens - the courtyard, the side garden with it's fruit trees and the rear garden (1.5 acres) that includes the secure pool area and heated pool.
There are several hammocks for those who want to relax, read a book or have a snooze.

Parking and garages

Ample off-road parking is available for all guests either in the inner courtyard or in the rear garden parking area.

Visitor suitability

The cottage does not have wheelchair access

Information about any additional facilities

A Welcome Pack is provided upon arrival that includes a bottle of wine, some beers, bread, butter and milk, coffee, tea, sugar and jam.
A pre-arrival shop can be arranged if required at a small charge so that guests can enjoy their holiday from the moment that they arrive.
Bed linen, towels and pool towels are included free of charge.


  • Cleaning

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Angouleme
Distance: 19 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Angouleme L'Eau
Distance: 19 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Hirondelle, Angouleme
Distance: 19 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Moulin Matin, Blanzac


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Local Vineyard
Distance: 3 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Stephen Wilson

Hello, we are Catherine and Stephen, the Owners of our little piece of heaven (Tillac Gites).

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? We chose this rural location because it offered peace and tranquillity, whilst not being too far from civilisation. With little or no light, air or noise pollution, Tillac is a healthy place to live.
Unique benefits of property The unique benefits of our property are that we have 3 gites in a small complex and are able to host parties of up to 19 people very comfortably. The gites are large so there is plenty of space in the gites and in the gardens that surround Tillac. The 11m by 7m heated pear shaped pool inside a secure pool area is a great place to enjoy the peace and quiet that people want when they take time away from their busy working lives.

The Owner Recommends

Daily Local Markets

There is a daily market within a 30 minute drive every day of the week for guests who want to browse or purchase fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.

Angouleme Comic Strip Festival

The comic strip festival is held for a week at the end of January each year. The commute to and from Angouleme is 15 minutes by car.

Angouleme Social Scene

Angouleme, about 20 minutes drive away has a number of restaurants catering for all tastes. There are a number of museums, statues and the town ramparts to admire whilst exploring the town on foot. The Charente river glides through the town adding to the countryside feel and vibe.

Angouleme L'Eau

The lake near Angouleme has a man made beach, fishing, sailing, and boating facilities.


A local town with an historic castle, several historic churches and a selection of shops and a couple of restaurants


Being in the middle of Cognac grape country, the brandy houses of Cognac are 30 minutes drive away. Martell, Courvoisier, Remi Martin and Hennessy all have guided tours for visitors to learn how brandy is made. There are opportunities their goods to keep you warm at night or for an after dinner tipple.


A beautiful town about 30 minutes drive away where you can eat by the river, take a boat ride and take to the water in a canoe. Brantome is a fabulous day out and has an 8th century abbey to be explored.

The Atlantic Beaches

The Atlantic Beaches of Royan and the Gironde Estuary are about an hours drive away. Royan has mile upon mile of sandy beaches, a quaint sheltered harbour and a zoo amongst other visitor attractions