Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6, Ratings 3 9.6/10
|Maison Cogulet||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1||A travelcot is available if requested|
Maison Cogulet is a charming 19th Century, two bedroom Charente farmhouse gite. The property has been fully renovated with modern comforts whilst still retaining its old world, French charm by keeping the original oak features such as beams, fireplace, doors and staircase. The perfect getaway holiday home.
The kitchen diner is well equipped for your self catering needs, offering a fridge with a freezer compartment, an electric oven, gas hob, kettle, microwave, dining table with 4 chairs, all cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery.
Washing up liquid and hand soap are provided along with tea towels, sponges, cloths, bin bags, iron and ironing board and cleaning sprays and equipment.
The living room comprises a comfortable 3 seater and 2 seater leather sofas, free wi-fi, Sky tv and French channels, dvd player and a cosy logburning stove. There are dvd's, books, games and puzzles available in the old oak cupboard above the tv.
Upstairs in the property is a spacious main bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe, dressing table and bedside cabinets. A hair dryer is available in the dressing table drawer.
The second bedroom offers 2 single bunk beds, clothes rack and cabinets.
A travelcot can also be supplied if requested.
The bathroom suite is upstairs and comprises modern shower, toilet and sink. Bath towels (one of each per person) a hand towel, plus a shower mat are supplied along with toilet rolls, pump hand soap and bathroom cleaning liquids.
In addition to the logburning stove, an electric heater is also supplied.
We provide one complimentary made up and ready to light fire in the logburner. If more is required (most unlikely in the summer months), additional wood and kindling can be supplied for an additional charge of €5 per large basket.
Free wifi, Sky tv, French channels plus dvd's. Games, books and puzzles are located in the oak cupboard above the tv.
The 2 acre, well kept garden offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
Guest can enjoy the above ground pool with pool side seating and sun lounging area, eating in the covered bbq terrace with gas or charcoal bbq's and dining tables.
We have a children's swing, a table tennis table, a football goal, sports and garden games such as croquet, badminton and boules/pétanque and our very own Loch Ness Monster (made from tyres).
A designated parking space is available either outside of the gite or in our covered garage area.
Perfect for a 'get away holiday from it all' holiday for friends, couples or families. Please note that the property has stairs to the bathroom and bedrooms so may not be suitable for the disabled.
We have a travelcot, a stairgate and a highchair, just let us know in advance if you would like to make use of them.
Our dream of living in France finally came true when my husband Stuart and I moved to France in February 2018 to take over the running of three gites in a quiet hamlet in South West France. We love the outdoor lifestyle that rural living has to offer and for us we also now have the perfect jobs in making sure our guests have a happy holiday. We live on-site and are more than happy to interact as much or as little as our guests would like and are always on hand if needed.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||Fabulous base for exploring the Charentes area, with 2 lakes and a pretty river on the doorstep offering kayaking, swimming, sunbathing (white sand beach at the Lake), sailing and fishing. Wonderful ancient villages full of history abound. Cycling, horse riding, golf, tennis, walking, sightseeing are available. And for those that love bird watching, 170 species are recorded here!|
|Unique benefits of property||Holiday home Maison Cogulet is a charming 19th Century, traditional Charente farmhouse gite with original beams and features set in a small, quiet hamlet just outside Exideuil in the fabulous Charente region of south west France. A comfortable, cosy holiday home with access to a shared plunge pool, pretty covered bbq terrace, sun lounging and extensive 2 acre garden with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside.
The holiday home includes a wood burner fireplace in the lounge along with tv and dvd player. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and an electric oven and a gas hob. The private modern bathroom comes with a shower and guests have access to free wi-fi and an on-site parking space.
Situated just 9km from the property are the 2 lakes of the Haute Charente which are perfect for a day out in the sun. These lakes offer beach swimming and picnic areas, canoeing, sailing, horse riding, hiking, fishing and even a tree climbing/zip wire adventure park and equestrian centre. The lakes retain their unspoilt natural beauty while still offering facilities like boat hire, changing areas and somewhere to enjoy food and drink at the lake side restaurant and café.
The region is packed full of history and beauty. From traditional, sleepy villages with wonderful countryside filled with amazing wildlife and slow moving, magical rivers to fascinating meteorite discoveries and amazing culinary delights. The region offers the visitor all sorts of wonders, local music and theatre festivals abound and markets and boot sales are regular.
Another site where fishing is available is only 3 km away on the Vienne River. Golf courses are a plenty too with 10 courses within a 48 km (30 mile) radius.
Cassinomagus Parc Archéologique is another nearby (10km) and unique place to visit and boasts some of the best preserved Roman thermal baths in Europe and offers guided tours (French & English).
Charente is one of the most attractive areas in SW France with its gentle rolling scenery. It is reputed to be the second sunniest area of France (only surpassed by the Cote d’Azur) It is full of wonderful old towns, which are great places to visit on a day out. Such as Confolens with its old bridge straddling on the banks of the River Vienne, Montbron, historic La Rochefoucauld and Ruffec.
The capital Angoulême dates back to the 6th century AD and is a place full of history with its old town walls, magnificent cathedral and winding cobbled streets.
Dotted with châteaux large and small, public and private, well maintained and crumbling. The best known is the large château at La Rochefoucauld, ancestral home of one of Frances best known aristocratic families.
We stayed in Maison Cogulet for 5 nights. Our hosts Kirsten & Stuart were very welcoming and did everything to assist us as they live close by.
The gite had everything to make our stay completely comfortable. Although we did not have time to sample the on-site facilities of the pool/garden area and games area they looked very inviting.
The location is ideal with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside although only a 5 minute drive to the lovely town of Chabanais with all it's facilities.
We would not hesitate to recommend Kirsten and Stuart's gite to all age groups.
Many thanks for your lovely review. It's so good to hear that you liked our gite and it's rustic charm. Likewise you and Jackie were the perfect guests and it was great to meet you both.
Kerstin & Stuart
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