Lovely renovated barn & heated pool, Charente - PC006625_A

Le Lindois (17km from La Rochefoucauld), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC006625_A Advertiser since: 11 October 2018

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Pommier at Le Tilleul Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Beautifully renovated barn & heated pool, Charente. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Pommier is a delightfully converted hay barn offering premium quality accommodation for 6, in one king, one double and one twin bedroom. The large open plan first floor living area offers fantastic southerly views over the Charente countryside from the adjoining balcony.

Le Pommier features a large 13m x 6m heated pool (June to September) with a shallow end depth, ideal for children, as well as a gym and sauna. The large summer terrace, overlooking the pool, provides a welcome shaded area to dine al fresco or just to relax in the hammock with a book. It is the ideal place to relax whilst still being able to supervise the children having fun in the pool.

The dedicated table tennis area is nearby and the petanque (boules) piste and croquet lawn are also conveniently positioned, close to the gite.

Situated just outside the quiet little hamlet of Le Lindois, Le Pommier is in a great location and is served by excellent restaurants and there are plenty of other interesting activities to keep everyone happy.

The quaint market town of la Rochefoucauld is just 10 minutes’ drive away and the historic city of Angouleme, the capital of the Charente, just 15 minutes further afield.



Kitchen and dining

The first floor of Le Pommier is one large living space, with exposed beams, vaulted ceiling and some exposed stone walls. At one end is the kitchen/dining area and at the other, the main living space. The well equipped kitchen has modern appliances including dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, Tassimo coffee-machine and the large dining table seats 6 comfortably. Frenchdoors lead from the kitchen onto the south facing balcony.

Living rooms

The first floor living room has ample seating for 6 plus, large flatscreen HD tv (receiving all UK Freesat channels), a dvd player and iPod docking station. There are external frenchdoors from both the kitchen and the living area onto the south facing balcony with views over the garden and open countryside beyond. A supply of boardgames, books and a comprehensive selection of dvds suitable for all age groups are available.


The 3 bedrooms are situated on the ground floor, which makes them cool in the heat of summer. The master king size bedroom has an en suite shower room with walk-in shower, wc and wash handbasin. The twin bedroom is situated between the master and the third bedroom, which is a double and it is situated directly opposite the family bathroom. Two full size cots and one travelcot are available as well as highchairs, changing mats and other baby/toddler items.


The master bedroom has an en suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash-hand basin and toilet whilst the family bathroom, which is also on the ground floor, directly opposite the double bedroom, and has a wc, wash-hand basin, bath and separate shower.


In the event that heating is required, there is a logburner* in the first floor living area and electric heaters on the ground floor.

*First basket of logs included.


UK Freesat HD tv and dvd player, hi-fi music system and iPod docking station. Children's dvds, board games and books are available.

Garden and outside

The large garden is mostly laid to grass, with volleyball/badminton net, petanque court, croquet lawn, football mini-goals, a 14ft trampoline (with safety net), and a cornilleau table tennis table (with overhead shade) are provided. Racquets, bats/balls, boules, croquet equipment etc. are all provided.

The large (13 x 6m) heated swimming pool (June to September) has sunloungers and parasols and the summer terrace provides a shady area overlooking the pool so children can be supervised whilst enjoying themselves in the pool. The summer terrace is equipped with a sofa, hammock, table football, dart board, fridge, dining table and chairs and an iPod docking station. Dedicated patio area under the balcony with table and chairs and gas bbq (gas provided).

Enclosed kiddies play area with climbing frame, slide, swings and rope ladder.

Parking and garages

Ample parking is available adjacent to the gite and additional under cover parking may be available on request.

Visitor suitability

No smoking allowed inside the property!

Information about any additional facilities

Baby / Toddler Equipment - Cots (1 x travel cot and 2 x wooden cots), 2 x highchairs, baby bath, baby buggy, potty, toilet steps, baby monitor, stairgates, socket covers, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery and sippy cups, black-out blinds are all available on request.

Well equipped gym is available to all guests.
Four person sauna is also available but incurs an additional charge.
Baby sitting service available (additional charge).

20% discount on standard vehicle and passenger fares on Brittany Ferries crossings.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Charente Lacs
Distance: 7 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de la Preze
Distance: 8 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Various within 10 minute drive
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 7 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various in locality


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Allan Smith

We are the proud owners of the Gites at Tilleul having moved to France in the summer of 2018 with our 2 sons. Allan previously worked in finance and Ruth is a commercial surveyor.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? Stunning setting with spectacular views. Great climate. Lots to do, both on-site and in the local area.
Unique benefits of property Quality gites, large swimming pool, very child friendly with kiddies play park, large safe garden area with lots of games. Lots of space and loads to see and do in the local area!

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