House to let on fishing lake, in Charente - PC007115

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Lezignac-Durand (2km from Massignac), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC007115 Advertiser since: 12 February 2018
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The Lakehouse Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2 Double sofabed in lounge

About this property

Stunning Lake Setting with Infinity Heated pool . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

WOW! if you're talking perfect setting - you can't get much more perfect than this!

Set in the Lacs de Haute Charente and in the middle of stunning countryside, The Lakehouse has been lovingly and very tastefully restored to provide superb accommodation for guests. At the end of a private road with only a handful of other properties nearby, the only passing traffic you're likely to encounter is the odd fisherman.

The house is literally on the edge of Lac de Mas Chaban in a beautifully peaceful setting. It's perfect base to enjoy the abundance of outside activities nearby - walking, rambling, cycling, fishing and bird watching to name a few. Five minutes away you'll find Lac de Lavaud which has beaches for sunbathing and swimming (including disabled access to the water), a restaurant, and boats to hire. Further afield you'll find Rochechouart with it's famous Chateau. Massignac is 2km away with an excellent Tourist Information centre. This typical little French town also has an auberge, a restaurant, fantastic Boulangerie and a great general store for all your essentials.

This gîte is surrounded by beautiful chateaux - Domaine des Estangs has a Michelin Star restaurant, Chateau de Nieuil is 15 minutes away with a lovely restaurant and just on the other side of the lake you'll find Chateau de la Redortiere which has a cheese, milk and yogurt farm and three dining rooms serving local specialities. The nearest big town is Chabanais (10km) with nearest big super market and the airport at Limoges is only a 40 minute drive.

Beautifully renovated and tastefully appointed, The Lakehouse has full central heating - underfloor heating downstairs and radiators on the first floor. It's available to let all your round and provides a fantastic base from which to explore the glorious countryside. The Lakehouse sleeps 6 people comfortably in it's three double bedrooms and offers light, spacious accommodation with top quality fixtures and fittings. CAN SLEEP 8 DOUBLE SOFA BED IN LOUNGE

There's off road parking and the location is simply stunning - very quiet and absolutely off the beaten track!

The Lakehouse is a non smoking property. Pets are not accepted.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The front door takes you into the beautifully appointed kitchen/diner. The floor downstairs is stunning - locally sourced French limestone which adds oodles of character but also a touch of luxury with underfloor heating in chilly weather.

The top quality kitchen is well equipped and has a dishwasher, washing machine, oven and hob. There's loads of cupboard space and we love the oak dining table - giving you the opportunity for cooking and chatting at the same time.

This house is literally flooded with light on both floors and it really is just lovely.

Living rooms

The kitchen/diner leads into the lounge area which has one of the best views we've seen! Two sets of double patio doors look straight out onto the lake. And better still a few steps from the decked area outside the doors take you into your own infinity swimming pool!

The view of the lake is peaceful and beautiful and from the lounge you can sit on the plush sofa to enjoy it during the autumn and winter, or outside during the warmer months - perfect.

Bedrooms

To the left of the kitchen is bedroom 3 which is cute and quirky with a fab old fireplace and doors onto the decked area outside. You can look across the private garden and the lake beyond. This bedroom has it's own en suite shower room with shower, toilet and sink.

The flooring upstairs is all French Oak. There's a master bedroom - again loads of windows and tonnes of light. This beautifully appointed, rustic bedroom is a little haven all on it's own!

The bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house so offer privacy and quiet. The cosy second double bedroom is also charmingly appointed. Both bedrooms share a large bathroom with shower, wc and sink and there is also a study area on the first floor.

There is a sofabed in the lounge. CAN SLEEP 8 PERSONS

Bathrooms

Both bedrooms on the first floor share a large bathroom with shower, wc and sink and there is also a study area on the first floor.

The downstairs bedroom has its own en suite shower room with shower, toilet and sink.

Heating

The Lakehouse has full central heating - underfloor heating downstairs and radiators on the first floor.

Entertainment

Private heated swimming pool, bikes, petanque, barbecue, outside dining.

Free wi-fi

Garden and outside

The Lakehouse sits right on the waters edge of Lac de Mas Chaban.

From the property you have chance to access the private garden and enjoy your surroundings all year round. There are 2 decked areas for al fresco dining or enjoying a glass of wine and an infinity swimming pool. There is also be a full size petanque court in the garden.

Parking and garages

There is off road parking.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for couples and families with children.

No pets please.

Information about any additional facilities

What's provided:

Welcome Basket - no need to dash to the shops as soon as you arrive!
Wi-fi
Duvets and pillows & bed linen
Towels plus pool/beach towels
Fans
Barbecue
Sunloungers
Hairdryers in every room
Garden furniture
Selection of bikes
Pool inflatables

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Chabanais
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Catfish, Zander, Pike, Perch, Roach, Bream ,Bass, Rudd
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac de Mas Chaban

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf International de la Preze 16220, Rouzede
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Base Nautique et Equi-camping, 16310 Verneuil - Pressignac 16150
Distance: 4 km

Mountain biking

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: 6 Signposted trails from 3 to 17 kms across the lakes

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Colin Belton

We purchased the original property which was a small shack, as a holiday home, in 2015 and since then have renovating it. 2019 is our first season in letting the house and we look forward to welcoming our new visitors! The house is right on the waters edge and as I am a keen fisherman I have fished the lake extensively.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? It is a perfect setting. The house is literally on the edge of Lac de Mas Chaban, in a beautiful peaceful setting. It's a perfect base to enjoy the abundance of outside activities nearby, walking, rambling, cycling, fishing and bird watching to name a few. Five minutes away you'll find Lac de Lavaud which has beaches for sunbathing and swimming (including disabled access to the water) a restaurant, and boats to hire. Further afield, you'll find Rochechouart with its famous Chateau. Massignac is 2km away which is a typical little French town with an auberge, lovely restaurant, and a great shop for all your essentials, a pharmacy, the Tourist Information centre, and an amazing bakers. The house is surrounded by beautiful chateaux - Domaine des Estangs has a Michelin Star restaurant, Chateau de Nieuil is 15 minutes away with a lovely restaurant and just on the other side of the lake is Chateau de la Redortiere which has a cheese, milk and yogurt farm and three dining rooms.
Unique benefits of property Set in the Lacs de Haute Charente and in the middle of stunning countryside, The Lakehouse has been lovingly and very tastefully restored to provide superb accommodation for guests. At the end of a private road with only a handful of other properties nearby, the only passing traffic you're likely to encounter is the odd fisherman.

The Owner Recommends

Overview of things to do in the area

The Lakehouse is a perfect base to enjoy the variety of outside activities nearby: walking, rambling, cycling, fishing and bird watching to name a few. There are 13 walking maps around the lakes! Lac de Mas Chaban offers an abundance of fish for keen anglers (permit required). Five minutes away is Lac de Lavaud which has beaches, bars and restaurants, horse riding, sailing and other water sports.The local town, Massignac, has a lovely restaurant.

There is an adventure park 1km away situated in the countryside. Rouchechouart with its famous chateau is a short drive away. Chateau Rochebrune is another famous local chateau dating back to 15th century. Balloon rides are available over the lakes. The beautiful chateau, Domain des Etangs, has a Michelin starred restaurant and there is the Chateau de la Redortiere offering traditional, abundant French country cooking at very reasonable prices.

Cassinomagus is a Roman thermal bath and town, one of the best restored in all of Europe, which is short drive away. Coriobona is a reconstructed Gaul village from the 1st century which offers many activities during the summer, including guided tours and festival days.

There is a popular annual music festival in nearby Confolens every August, which hosts a variety of international acts.

1 Review
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10 / 10 Caroline H 27 August, 2019

The property is lovely, the photos are a good representation and everything is finished to a high standard. It was very clean and well equipped.

The owners provided very helpful information and local guidance. Our children are between 7-9 and they loved the pool. It's good to have step in access and the inflatables were a hit. We enjoyed family games of boules in the evening and the views over the lake are stunning.

We enjoyed a family trip to the Adventure Parc which is very close.