- PC006651

2km from Verteuil-sur-Charente, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC006651 Advertiser since: 5 October 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Sunset Self Catering Flexible 3 5 1

About this property

A Pretty Charentaise Cottage in a Tranquil Location. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

If you are looking for a summer holiday in a tranquil location with your family and friends then you need look no further than Champ Giraud. Set on an acre of land surrounded by fields of sunflower and maize, with woods and quiet lanes for a leisurely stroll, early morning jog or a stroll to the bakery then this is the place for you. there is a pool for a swim or relaxing by plus plenty of space for other activities such as table tennis or a game of boule maybe?



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, microwave, toaster, washing machine, kettle, fridge and freezer. All the crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils that you should need are available.

Living rooms

In the lounge you have a flat screen tv showing all French and English free to view channels, dvd player with a selection of dvds, stereo system and a collection of books. There is also unlimited wi-fi connection and many games that can be borrowed.


Upstairs is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a single bed on the large landing.


Bathroom with corner bath/shower, basin and toilet with electric fan heater.


Main heating via wood burner with electric wall heaters in the bedrooms.


Flat screen tv showing all French and English free to view channels, dvd player with a selection of dvds, stereo system and a collection of books. There is also unlimited wi-fi connection and games are available to borrow.

Garden and outside

Immediately outside, the cottage has 2 terraces, one to the side and the other at the front, making the most of the sun or shade, if you prefer, throughout the day. Have your breakfast, of freshly baked croissants from the village boulanger or enjoy an aperitif and a bbq in the evening looking out over the garden to the fields beyond.

Parking and garages

Ample on site parking


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River Charente
Distance: 2 km



About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Johnson

I have spent 30+ years in working in engineering in the UK and the last 10 years in the building trade in France, its time to slow down and enjoy life more. Liz my partner worked as a nurse and teacher before coming to France 14 years ago and has decided its time to do the same. So gites it is!

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? Moved to the Haute Vienne when I came to France then moved to the Charente 4 years ago, Liz has been in the Charente since she moved here.. Of all the places we have lived in France Verteuil sur Charente is unquestionably the nicest most picturesque village with commerces in quite a large surrounding area.
Unique benefits of property Close proximity to local commerces but in a rural location..The best of both worlds!

The Owner Recommends

Verteuil chateau

Tours every afternoon in the summer by a French guide but in English as well as French...perhaps followed by a drink in wine cave

The watermill

Working watermill that can be seen working for free and making "The best brioche in France" according to James Martin

Canoeing on the Charente river

Rental of canoes available from the nearby town of Ruffec (5kms) or further afield in Mansle (15kms)

Portebleu restaurant

Excellent English run restaurant with good priced "plat du jour"


Visit Cognac, perhaps do some tasting tours of the distilleries or a trip on the river on one of the riverboat tours

Vallee des Singes (Valley of Monkeys)

Take a picnic for a day trip and see the large selection of monkeys and apes at the Vallee des Singes.. great with the kids or just as a couple.

La Rochelle

Visit the historic port of La Rochelle, only 1.5hrs away. Have a romantic stroll and a plat du jour around the harbor and maybe visit the various museums or the large aquarium


Only an hour away at Poitiers