Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6, Ratings 3 9.6/10
|Chapters||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||1||1 baby travelcot by request|
Pretty 3-bedroomed Gite with balcony and enclosed garden. Situated in a hamlet, within a short walking distance of town.
Stone cottage with beams and rustic charm. Cosy but with modern facilities.
The kitchen, living and dining area are open plan.
The kitchen area is equipped with a fridge, washing machine, microwave, oven and hob.
There is a round dining table with 4 chairs, but we can provide extra chairs on request, also a booster seat is available for a young child.
There is a large table in the barn outside for dining al-fresco and a mobile barbecue.
In the living area you will find two settees, a coffee-table and a video player with a stack of videos. Also a bureau containing children's games and boardgames/puzzles, also a small supply of paperback books.
Wi-fi is available but may be limited at times due to poor signal.
Upstairs there is one double bedroom with a large balcony and table and chairs and one twin bedroom.
Ground floor - a double bedroom (useful for anyone with mobility problems).
There is a travel cot available on request, suitable for a child up to about 18 months.
Although there are three double bedrooms, we would recommend the cottage primarily to sleep four people as there is only one bathroom, but we can accommodate up to six.
One fully-tiled bathroom on the ground floor, with toilet, sink and bath with overhead shower.
Electric heaters in all rooms.
Electric cooling fan is provided.
Video player and videos.
Enclosed garden laid to grass and stone, with a patio table, chairs, cushions and a parasol.
Barn area with table and chairs for outside dining.
Enclosed parking for one car.
We would advise that the property is best suited to four people, due to only one bathroom, however we are happy for up to six people to stay as there are three bedrooms. We can provide a travelcot if required for one child.
The ground floor bathroom and double bedroom may be suitable for people with mobility problems.
We would generally recommend the property best suited to couples and families with older children.
Bedding and towels provided.
Cleaning at end of stay provided.
Pushchair available on request.
We are Peter and Dee, recently retired to the Charente, to enjoy a more relaxed and peaceful way of life. We enjoy walking and cycling in this lovely area. We love meeting new people and decided to run a small gite to share this area with other people.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||The weather is lovely - with lovely warm, generally dry summers. The Charente countryside is beautiful - very green with soft rolling hills, great for walking and cycling. Our gite is within easy walking distance of the town of Aigre where there are all essential shops. There are two bar/restaurants and a cafe in the town, so eating out is convenient. We are less than a kilometre from walks in the countryside and to nearby rivers. The area is convenient to Limoges, Poitiers, La Rochelle and Bordeaux Airports - all approx. 1.5 hrs drive away and the roads are generally very quiet, so driving is easy.|
|Unique benefits of property||Two minutes' walk to rivers and quiet countryside walks, but also only a short walk or cycle ride to our local town so eating out is really convenient.|
The gite is situated in a quiet hamlet, but an easy walk of 1.4km will take you to the nearest town of Aigre, where you will find all shops, including supermarkets, pharmacy, newsagent, gift shop, butcher, boulangerie, doctors, hairdresser, garage.
Aigre (10-15 minutes walk from gite), has 2 café/bar restaurants, The Bilboquet and Le Square and a tabac/café (Café du Commerce) - open all year round, with chairs and tables to sit outside and watch the world go by.
In Aigre there are weekly markets on Thursday and Sunday mornings
Rouillac has a huge market on the 27th of each month all year round, selling everything from livestock to plants to furniture and clothes – worth a visit if you are here then.
Ruffec -about a 15 min drive has a market every Saturday morning
Angouleme has a daily market
The gite is close to many walking and cycling routes, including the route for Saint Jacques de Compostelle.
Fishing is available nearby - at local rivers, (2 minutes walk) at Luxe -10 minutes by car and at Plan d’Eau in Des Gours and Villefagnan. There is an angling supply shop in Aigre.
Canoeing and Kayaking are available at Mansle and Ruffec
There are many pretty towns and places of interest to visit, Including the towns of Ruffec and Angouleme and the Chateaux at Verteuil and La Rochefoucauld.
Tusson, 8km away has many historic places of interest, also a pottery, arts and crafts shop, a café with home-made cakes and another bar/ restaurant.
Angouleme – (40 minute drive) is the town of comic strip, with a paper museum, many shops bars and restaurants .
July in Cognac
At the beginning of July there is a week-long Blues/Passions music festival in Cognac.(blues/jazz/pop/rhythm)
There are a number of fetes, Brocantes and Antique markets in the neighbouring towns and villages.
There are many vineyards where you can try the local wines and "Pineau" a local Charentaise drink
Cognac and Jarnac are approx. 45 minutes away. Here you can visit various Cognac distilleries including, Courvoisier, Martell, Hine and Hennesy also you can enjoy boat trips, canoeing or kayaking along the river.
Visit La Vallee des Singes (monkey valley) -a fun day out and only about 1 hour drive away
just over 1.5 hour drive will take you to Poitier and Futuroscope – an action packed theme park.
La Rochelle is an easy 1.5 hour drive for a day out at the beach or visit to the aquarium.
Royan 1.5 hours drive – another seaside town or visit the zoo at Palmyre
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