|The Stables||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1|
The Stables is a one bedroom gite that can comfortable accommodate 2 guests. The gite is a compact studio layout. There is a bedroom with en suite bathroom/shower upstairs and an open plan kitchen dining and lounge downstairs.
Downstairs there is compact open plan area which comprise the living, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. The dining area has a dining table to seat 4 people.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the utensils and appliances you could wish for inclding the following:-
Gas cooker and oven
Water filter jug
Glassware, crockery cutlery and utensils.
The living area has a sofa, coffee-table, dresser, tv, Freesat box, dvd and cd player.
There is a bedroom with en suite bathroom/shower. The bedroom is equipped with a wardrobe, valet stands, chest of drawers and luggage stand.
The en suite shower room is equipped with the usual facilities. A hairdryer is provided.
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.
UK Freesat Satellite tv, dvd player, radio/cd player is provided.
Free wi-fi is provided from our satellite internet connection.
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.
The gite is not suitable for disabled access.
For Your Convenience
Iron and ironing board
Hotel style mini safe
For Your Safety & Security
First aid kit
For Your Rest and Relaxation
Selection of books/magazines
Selection of boardgames
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 ambiance 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 four 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, bi-weekly market, shops, cafés and public amenities. The location is rural countryside retreat perfect for cycling and walking.
|Unique benefits of property||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.|
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.