Renovated holiday Gite and pool in Charente - PC007094

2km from Saint-Severin, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC007094 Advertiser since: 3 May 2019
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Meneclier Gites Self Catering Sunday 2 4 2 A cot

About this property

French Country Gite, Fully Renovated, Use of Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The gite is situated just outside a small French village offering, shop, restaurants and a bank. The gite is located next to our home, but has a private entrance driveway with parking. It is a stone French style gite with lots of original features like a bread oven, beams, wooden floors and shutters.

The gite has been completely renovated this year,using Laura Ashley soft furnishings, it has a modern country feel. All appliances are new. English and French tv, wii console on request, dvd player, cd and Bluetooth radio, and wi-fi.

We have 2 acres to play in, with a trampoline and shared use of our in ground heated pool.

We have chickens and 3 resident cats.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has a range of units with oak worktops and the original stone sink. All new appliances including, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave. The bread oven is situated in the kitchen. Everything is in the kitchen for your comfort from crockery to toaster.

Tiled floor.

The dining room is off the lounge, where you will find a table and chairs for 6 people, a dresser housing games, some children’s toys and local information. Wooden floor.

Both the kitchen and dining room have storage heaters for winter lets.

Living rooms

The lounge has seating for 6 people on comfy feather filled sofas, there is a tv with free view and a dvd player. There is a cd player with dab radio and Bluetooth. We have a wii console if required for the children.
A stone fireplace with wood burning stove for winter lets.
A selection of books and magazines.
There are patio doors leading to out door area.
Wooden floor.


Bedroom one:

A double room with upholstered French bed, Laura Ashley soft furnishings, plush pillows and duvets. Matching painted furniture, wardrobe space with hangers, dressing table with mirror. Wooden floor. Storage heater for winter lets. Hair dryer.
As in a lot of old French gites the ceilings slope.

Bedroom two:

A twin bedded room with antique French wooden beds, pretty blue and white decor. Wardrobe space with hangers and dressing table with mirror. Wooden floor.

All bed linen provided.


Downstairs shower room:

Newly fitted with walk in shower with double head. Vanity unit with mirror over. Storage heater. Towel rail.
Tiled floor. Storage cupboard off housing iron, vacuum cleaner etc.

Upstairs toilet:

Newly fitted with toilet and washhand basin, mirror and electric point. Wooden floor.

Towels provided.


Electric storage heaters for winter and a woodburner in lounge.


Tv with freeview and dvd player. Dab radio, cd player, Bluetooth, and wi-fi. Wii console on request for the children.

Dvds, books and games and a selection of toys for children .

Garden and outside

Private drive with parking.

Stone gravelled area with pergola , old stone seating with sail above for shade. Charcoal bbq provided. Outdoor table and dining chairs with umbrella. Privacy fence.

We have two acres to explore.

A trampoline, some bikes available. Badminton set and boules.

In ground heated pool shared with owners. Sunloungers available.
Pool towels provided .

Chickens, for egg collecting if your lucky .

Parking and garages

Driveway with parking space.

Visitor suitability

All ages.

Not wheel chair friendly.

Information about any additional facilities

We can arrange for flowers, fruit basket, cakes and champagne for special occasions on request. Prices depend on your requirements.

We also have a hair and beauty therapist available for appointments in advance, including, nails, pedicures, massages and waxing.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Aubeterre-sur-Dronne
Distance: 6 km


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Aubeterre-sur-Dronne
Distance: 5 km



Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St Emilion
Distance: 40 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Carolyn Walsh

Hello - We are Carolyn and Eddie Walsh, we bought our beautiful home last year and have been renovating the gite since December. We took early retirement to enjoy France and spend quality time together enjoying our long time dream. We bought our three cats with us and they have been joined by three chickens, but soon to be six. We have four grown up children and three grandchildren, whom we can’t wait to visit for holidays. We can’t wait to welcome you to our home .

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? The Charente is set in south west France and we are ideally placed between three airports, Bordeaux, Limoges and Bergerac, so it’s very easy to get to us.
We also have some of the best wine regions in France within an hours drive, including St Emilion, Medoc, Bordeaux, and Bergerac. We even have Cognac just down the road. Fishing, cycling and walking are also extremely good here.
Unique benefits of property Our property is stone built with many original features like a fully functional bread oven, beams, stone walls. We have 2 acres of land surrounding our home, the gite and the barn. We have a lovely walk in, in ground pool, which can be heated from April until the weather warms it and also making the season longer. Our village has a shop, baker and a bank as well as two restaurants and a bar, a fifteen minute walk away.
We are ideally placed for people house hunting in the Charente, Charente Maritime and parts of the Dordogne. We can of course assist you.

The Owner Recommends

Saint Emilion

Fantastic UNESCO site surrounded by vines. Wine tasting is a must, there are so many vineyards to chose from. Fabulous restaurants and cobbled streets.


Petite cite medieval, main square surrounded by shops and restaurants, a great place in the summer. Small Sunday market. There is a river beach for swimming and canoeing in the river Dronne at the foot of the village. It also has two very interesting churches.


Is called the little Venice of this area. A very pretty town with the river running all around the town like a moat. There are caves, an abbey, lots of lovely shops and wonderful restaurants for all budgets. On Fridays there is a wonderful big French market. River beach and canoeing. Take a picnic and make a full day of it.

Le Jamaye

A fabulous lake ideal for young and old alike. There is a swimming area and beach with loungers, canoeing, fishing, walking as well as a play area. Three snack bars and restaurants. Wildlife trails and cycling.


Our local big town, offering several supermarkets, banks, restaurants. Has a wonderful French market on a Friday morning, as well as vide greenies and brocantes.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 SAS 3 September, 2019

Had a lovely relaxing week at Meneclier Gites.
The gite is beautifully presented, very clean and well equipped. The pictures of the gite don’t do it justice. The area is lovely with plenty to do. Aubeterre is very picturesque and a must visit.
The owners are on site and very helpful, would recommend to families and couples.

10 / 10 Phil, Katie, Jack & Fleur 30 August, 2019

We spent a brilliant 2 weeks in this beautiful location. The Gite is just lovely, comfortable and well equipped with everything you might need. As hosts, Carolyn & Eddie are great & helped make our stay relaxed and enjoyable. The kids absolutely loved the garden, chickens & most of all, the pool (Our little girl gained so much confidence; she came home & passed a lesson stage!). We’d recommend a trip to the quarries of Guizengeard, the beach & a walk around the beautiful town at Aubeterre and for the best burger & chips, a visit to the upcycling cafe is a must. Thank you for helping us make some wonderful family holiday memories!

9.8 / 10 Angela R 9 June, 2019

Beautifully furnished gite in lovely quiet countryside location. All facilities for a wonderful relaxing break. Excellent customer service from our hosts. Lots of local information . We ate at a lovely local restaurant while we were there and visited St Emilion and Brantome. Happy to recommend to friends.q

Owner response

Thank you so much, we loved having you here. We hope to see you again.