Lovely cottage to let in Charente - PC006301

Villiers-le-Roux (11km from Ruffec), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC006301 Advertiser since: 12 April 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Cottage Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

Two Bedroom Gite for 4 people. One double, 2 singles. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Welcome to Le Bois de l'Eglise, Poitou Charentes. The gîtes at Le Bois de l'Eglise are contained within a tastefully renovated typical Charentais farmhouse complex comprising 4 gîtes.

The Cottage is an independent unit, contemporarily furnished beamed cottage at the end of the farmhouse. There are 2 medium sized bedrooms upstairs and downstairs there is a large open plan area which comprise the living, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. The shower room is off the main downstairs room.

Fresh towels and bedding are supplied at the beginning of your stay and are replaced each week each week of your stay. All you need to bring is yourself and your personal items.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Downstairs there is a large open plan area which comprise the living, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. The dining area has a dining table to seat 4-6 people.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the utensils and appliances you could wish for inclding the following:-
gas cooker and oven
microwave oven
fridge/freezer
electric kettle
water filter jug
coffee machine
toaster
rice cooker
washing machine
Glassware, crockery cutlery and utensils.

Living rooms

The living area has 2 sofas, coffee-table, dresser, tv, Freesat box, dvd and cd player.

Bedrooms

There are 2 medium sized bedrooms upstairs, one with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds. Both bedrooms are equipped with wardrobes, valet stands, chest of drawers and luggage stands.

Bathrooms

The shower room is off the main downstairs room with the usual facilities. A hair dryer is provided.

Heating

There is a woodburner in the lounge which can heat the entire house when necessary.
Electric heaters are available on request.
The house is exceptionally cool in the summer months.

Entertainment

UK Freesat satellite tv, dvd player, radio/cd player is provided.
Free wi-fi is provided from our satellite internet connection.

Garden and outside

There is a private courtyard outside the gites with table, chairs and umbrella for guest use. A barbecue is provided for use in the courtyard.
Guests can also use our one acre garden with its various seating and barbecue/eating areas.

Parking and garages

There is a private parking area across the lane from the gite. CCTV security camera is provided.

Visitor suitability

The property is not suitable for disabled visitors.

Information about any additional facilities

For Your Convenience
Sewing kit
Iron and ironing board
Clothes airer
Vacuum cleaner
Hotel style mini safe

For Your Safety & Security
Smoke alarm
CO2 Alarm
Fire extinguisher
Fire blanket
First aid kit

For Your Rest and Relaxation
Picnic set
DVD/VCD library
Selection of books/magazines
Selection of board games
Bicycles can be provided by prior request.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Couples only

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Angouleme
Distance: 50 km

Cycling

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Villefagnan

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Anthony Joseph Killeen

Beverley and Anthony are a retired couple who have worked in the UK, Far East, Middle East and Eastern Europe as English Teacher and Civil Engineer respectively. We have brought a lot of experience of living in these countries and the hospitality and personal service we have received into running our gites.

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? When we first visited this are we fell in love with the relaxed ambience of the unspoiled rural environment. We decided that it was the perfect place for us to retire to and open up a small gite complex. The gîtes at Le Bois de l'Eglise are contained within a tastefully renovated typical Charentais farmhouse complex comprising 4 gîtes. Le Bois de l'Eglise is a tiny hamlet close to the village of Villiers le Roux in the commune of Villefagnan in south West France. It is near to the town of Ruffec with its supermarkets, biweekly market, shops, cafés and public amenities. The location is rural countryside retreat perfect for cycling and walking.
The region has its own micro-climate and has some of the sunniest weather in France, second only to the French Riviera. The area is primarily agricultural, with abundant sunflowers in the summer, and the surrounding woods and copses provide for a large variety of animal and bird life.
Unique benefits of property Gîte 1 is an independent unit, contemporarily furnished beamed cottage at the end of the farmhouse. There are 2 medium sized bedrooms upstairs, one with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds. Both bedrooms are equipped with wardrobes, valet stands, chest of drawers and luggage stands. Downstairs there is a large open plan area which comprise the living, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. The dining area has a dining table to seat 4-6 people. The shower room is off the main downstairs room with the usual facilities. The living area contains two sofabeds to sleep additional guests if necessary. There is a wood-burner in the lounge which can heat the entire house when necessary and the house is exceptionally cool in the summer months. Satellite tv, dvd player, radio/cd player is provided. There is a hotel style mini safe for your valuables.

The Owner Recommends

Close By

Close by are the picturesque villages of Verteuil-sur-Charente and Nanteuil-en-Vallée with their excellent restaurants. There is a swimming lake in Villefagnan and a kayak/canoing location on the Charente River close to Ruffec both of which are around 15 minutes by car..
There are number of signposted cycling routes around the area one of which starts very close to our gites.
Poitou Charentes is on the western coast of France, facing the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay. It is made up of 4 department regions, Deux Sèvres to the north, Charente to the south, Vienne to the east and Charente Maritime to the west. Poitou Charentes has so much to offer the visitor with so much to see and do and enjoy.
The Charente, where the Le Bois de l'Eglise is situated, has a reputation of quiet area where you can explore the rural area far from the crowds. There are great places to visit such as Angoulême with its ramparts and its captivating city centre with a mix of old and new and the unexpected, Cognac, with its focus on the famous brandy, Confolens which is home to the Festival de Folklore and Aubeterre-sur-Drone with its fascinating underground church.