Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6, Ratings 3 9.6/10
|Le Chalet||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||1||Double sofabed, up to additional 2 people|
Nestled within the pretty and peaceful Charente countryside with vines either side set back from a country road, Le Chalet is the best place to relax and unwind enjoying peace and tranquility. This large comfortable attractive property has been recently refurbished giving ample space for everyone. The high ceilings of the property make this a spacious house with sunlight flooding in. With 3 double bedrooms, large bathroom, dining room, living room, kitchen and utility. Set in over 2 acres of garden with trees, shrubs and plenty of open space for children to play. Private in ground swimming pool for sole use.
The nearest town is just a few minutes drive which has a supermarket, bank, Post Office, restaurants, bakeries, butchers, tabac and other shops. There is also a train station from which you can get a train to Bordeaux to the south, 1hr 13mins travel time or Angouleme to the north, 17mins journey.
With plenty of activities and places to visit within the area there is something for everyone.
We recommend the local restaurant which offers great food and is just 1 mile away, within walking distance for a leisurely stroll for lunch or evening meal.
Saturday check in and out during August otherwise flexible.
A welcome basket is provided on your arrival to give you a taste of France and to start your French holiday.
The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped including electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge, toaster, kettle, coffee-machine and table with chairs. You will find plenty of utensils including crockery, cookware, cutlery and serving dishes.
The dining room features a large dining table and chairs and a cabinet with glasses, cutlery and dining crockery.
The south facing living room with frenchdoors is light and airy with 2 sofas, nest of coffee-tables,
flat screened Freesat tv, wi-fi, dvd player and plenty of dvd's together with games, puzzles and books for all ages.
Guest information provided with lots of tourist leaflets and information about the local area, activities and things to do plus an information folder with everything you need to know for your stay.
The upstairs has parquet flooring, 3 bedrooms, all fully furnished leading off from a long landing.
A king size room looking out to a view across the valley with king size bed. There is a also a double bedroom with double bed and a twin bedded room.
A large family bathroom with walk in shower, toilet, wash handbasin and a hair dryer is provided.
There is a shower cubicle and separate toilet downstairs.
Some outdoor equipment and games for children as well as games, puzzles, a few toys and books indoors.
Freesat tv and a dvd player with a good choice of dvd's.
A large garden with trees, shrubs and plenty of open space for children to play. Seating areas to sit and enjoy the quiet surroundings.
Exclusive use of the swimming pool with parasols and sunloungers. (The pool is fully fenced with lockable gate and alarm).
There is a timber deck with barbecue and picnic table overlooking the pool. An additional table with chairs is situated in the garden for al fresco dining.
The property is set back from the country road with a driveway and plenty of space to park.
The property is suitable for all ages.
There is a utility room which has a washing machine, small freezer, sink, iron and ironing board.
Cot and highchair can be provided.
We spent many years holidaying in France with our family and always enjoyed our time here. My husband and I have lived in the Charente region of France for a few years now spending our time renovating our home. We acquired Le Chalet and embarked on more renovation work updating the house, tackling the over grown garden and had the swimming pool installed. Our aim is for everyone to enjoy their stay at Le Chalet and to have a pleasurable and memorable holiday.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||We have spent time in various regions of France but love the Charente region which is rural, very picturesque, has great weather and there is a lot to see and do. People are friendly and helpful. The region has access to several airports the nearest being Bordeaux which is just 1hr 20mins drive and 5hrs from ferry ports.|
|Unique benefits of property||The property is in a quiet rural location, has large rooms and tall ceilings with 3 double bedrooms, private pool and decking area all set in 2 acres of garden. The house is set back from the country road and has plenty of parking.|
Aubeterre sur Dronne is a pretty village with cobbled walkways, set high on the landscape has great views from the top of the village but also plenty of good restaurants and craft shops. There is also the highest underground church in europe to see. Down by the river you can hire kayaks, the river Dronne is a gentle meandering river, there is a riverside beach area with childrens play area and food kiosk.
Chateau de la Mercerie is just a 20 minute drive and is a large and beautiful house to visit set in acres of woodland and garden, with a lot of history and interesting owners of recent times.
La Base de pleine Nature de Poltrot is a great adventure with high rope course in the trees and zip wires. An adventure play area with low ropes for younger children and a beach area and cafe with plenty of picnic area. A labyrinth for all the family to enjoy as well as many other activities.
The city of Angouleme is located on a plateau over the river Charente and has plenty to see. It is an historic town with many churches, a cathedral as well as lots of museums and several markets each week. Angouleme is a city of festivals. Has a large shopping centre and lots of restaurants in old Angouleme.
Saint Yrieix La Perche is a lake situated on the outskirts of Angouleme. Here you can hire a small boat or go sailing or windsurfing. A beach area for children and swimming in the lake. Cycle paths around the parkland as well as an indoor and outdoor swimming pool with water slides.
There is a great restaurant in the village of Nonac as well as in the town of Montmoreau and Montboyer.
Chalais has a large market on Mondays during the summer months which is one of the largest in the area. There are many other market days in other towns.
The town of Cognac where you can have a tour of the famous cognac houses such as Hennessy, Remy Martin and Martell. Visit the museum of cognac arts.
Chateau de Villebois-Lavalette is perched on a hilltop with great views of the surrounding countryside, tours in english are available, get to see the restoration work being carried out.
Les Jardins du Coq - Two hectres of gardens, divided into three areas rose gardens, wild garden and lavender field with lake alongside the paloma's wood. A little farm and several games in the gardens makes it an entertaining visit for children. The museum has displays of fossils, rocks and the world of plants, birds and the history of the countryside of the Charente. Shop and tearoom on site.
Sandy beaches by lakes or the banks of the river for swimming with green spaces to relax and picnic tables can be found at Aubeterre Sur Dronne, Brossac, Chateauneuf sur Charente, Angouleme.
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