Lovely Holiday Gite in Berneuil, Charente - PC007205

Berneuil (14km from Barbezieux), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC007205 Advertiser since: 12 July 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Gite Sereine Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

Quiet, Relaxing and Luxurious Self-Catering Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

If you are looking for quiet, friendly, private and peaceful accommodation in rural France that offers a blend of traditional and modern, then our self-catering, 2 bedroom, luxury gite offers everything you could need. Set amongst farmland and cognac grape vines the views are truly stunning and the only passing traffic you may see is the odd tractor.



Kitchen and dining

We offer a well appointed kitchen area with all you may need to cater for yourselves with ease. The dining area has a good size extendable table which is capable of seating 6 comfortably. The independent utility room includes a washing machine and dishwasher for your convenience.

Other amenities include a Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee-machine, combination microwave and oven/grill, fitted oven and hob, fitted large fridge and freezer.

Living rooms

Seating in the lounge area comprises a luxurious "L" shape sofa and a 42" Panasonic tv for your entertainment. There is English sky freesat television and a BlueRay dvd player.

A selection of games is also available if you wish to have a quiet evening in.


Our gite offers 2 good sized bedrooms.

The main room having a king size bed whilst the second has 2 singles which can be made into a super king size bed, both are equipped with blackout blinds and walk in wardrobes.

Bed linen is included with a choice TOG rated quilts.


There is an ample bathroom which includes a stand alone bath and separate monsoon shower as well as a sink toilet and heated towel rail.

Towels (including beach towels) are provided so you can travel light where space is limited.


All rooms have electric heaters, however, you will appreciate how the thick stone walls provide cool temperatures inside even in the heat of the day.


In the lounge area there is a 42" Panasonic tv for your entertainment. We have English sky freesat television and a BlueRay dvd player. A selection of games is also available if you wish to have a quiet evening in. Free wi-fi is available throughout the gite.

Garden and outside

Outside the gite is a very large private terrace for you to sit and look out over the stunning views with plenty of shade when required. There is ample seating and loungers for all and a bbq for you to enjoy that traditional outside cooking and eating experience.

You are welcome to have access to our 9 x 4 meter family swimming pool so that you can relax and cool down, the pool has jacuzzi jets and a swimming jet for gentle exercise should you feel the need. The pool has a shallow and deep end as well as a half moon plunge pool which is ideally suited for younger children and non swimmers.

Parking and garages

Parking is off road on a gravel drive dedicated solely for your use and is next to the gite, separated by a fence. We also specialise in providing classic car storage and maintenance facilities in our huge secure barn. As classic car owners ourselves, we appreciate your requirements and that these can be hard to find. We even offer car washing facilities with the use of our jet wash and have low levels ramps for cars with a low ground clearance. Many standard and air powered tools are available for your use on request.

Visitor suitability

Our gite is mostly on one level with only small steps to the hall, bathroom and utility room. Not ideally suited for wheelchair access but could be accommodated depending on your requirements.

Whilst we love animals, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate pets at this time.

Information about any additional facilities

Your stay is important to us and we want you to enjoy every moment. Therefore we believe that it is important that we are on hand to make your stay as pleasant as possible and we will do what we can to help you.

There is always a warm welcome and on arrival we offer a refreshing drink following your travels. We also provide a welcome pack with some basic essentials to get you started, including coffee, tea, sugar, milk, bread and butter. However, if you have additional requirements then all you need to do is give us a list and your budget and your request will be waiting for you on arrival. For a modest charge we can also offer freshly home baked croissants, pain au chocolat and baguettes in the morning when pre-ordered the day before.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Barbezieux
Distance: 14 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Brossac
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf d'Aubeterre, Manoir de Longeveau, 16390, Pillac
Distance: 29 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Barbezieux
Distance: 14 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Poitou Charentes



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many local walks on very quiet country lanes and rural countryside


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: La Ferme Rene Carre, 16480, St-Vallier
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Catherine Thomas

We offer luxury gite accommodation set in rural surroundings in the largely undiscovered beautiful Charente region of France. A friendly warm welcome from Alex and Catherine is assured and we are here to help you enjoy your stay with us. Our gite is cool in the summer and warm in the winter and forms part of the original 19th century farm buildings. As a new terrace has been added, the garden is not quite fully matured. Therefore we are offering a 10% discount on all 2019 booking prices.

Year property purchased 2019
Why this location? We chose to live in the Charente as it is largely undiscovered with stunning views. We are set in rural countryside where it is extremely quiet and relaxing and offers the peaceful lifestyle that we were looking for. This means our luxury gite also offers a quiet and relaxing holiday. Our central location offers easy access to major attractions, towns, swimming lakes with beaches and the coast, all within easy reach. Should you wish to explore further afield, Paris is a 2 hour trip on the TGV high speed train from Angouleme.
Unique benefits of property Our luxury self-catering gite accommodation offers all the comforts of home and is extremely well equipped to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

On arrival, you will be greeted with a refreshing drink and there is a welcome pack with some basic essentials to get you started. We can also get specific supplies for you, just give us a list and your budget and they will be waiting for you.

Freshly baked croissants, pain au chocolat and baguettes are available every morning should you so wish, a small charge is made for the service and all you need do is to pre-order the day before.

We are classic car enthusiast and have secure storage in our large barn and have service and cleaning facilities if required.

The Owner Recommends

Historic building

Berneuil has a stunning 13th century church built in Norman times.
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne boasts an amazing underground church, the largest in Europe and is know as one of the most beautiful village in France.
Barbezieux has a stunning chateau and there are many beautiful chateau's in surrounding areas.

Activity lakes

Brossac lake is set in beautiful surroundings and offers beaches, swimming, watersports and activities. There is a restaurant and café on the lake side which offer a range of refreshments to suit your requirements.

Carrieres de Touverac and Guizengeard are lakes that have extraordinary scenery revelling lunar landscapes and turquoise water as well as nature reserves, trails and walks.

Eating out

There are numerous restaurants and cafe's in the area offering a wide variety of menu options depending on your tastes.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Paul & Sarah - Berkshire 8 January, 2020

We chose this location for a short break over New Year. Both the setting and the property were superb. The property was finished and equipped to a very high standard and was clean and well heated on arrival.
The owners were very welcoming and friendly. They ensured that there were essential supplies in the gite on our arrival, so that we would not have to go out shopping after the drive from Calais. They also recommended places to visit locally and local restaurants where they had enjoyed good food and service.
Although not situated beside the sea we did have a day out visiting the coast, where we were able to walk on the beach and visit a number of seaside towns and villages, recommended by the owners.
I would not hesitate to recommend this lovely gite to anyone who enjoys the French countryside and wants to spend time relaxing in quiet and beautiful surroundings.
A big "thank you" to the owners who contributed immensely to our stay and could not do enough to make it a success.

Owner response

Thank you very much for your superb review. We very much enjoyed having you as guests and so pleased by your kind comments and feedback. You were the perfect guests and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Very many thanks to you both.

10 / 10 Mark & Sarah 30 August, 2019

Great place to stay. We had an excellent relaxing holiday. This is a quiet, picturesque area and the accommodation was first rate and well appointed, exactly what we were looking for. The owners directed us to some excellent restaurants, lake walks and local activities. We will recommend this to friends and intend to stay again ourselves.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, you were delightful guests and a pleasure to host. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.