|Le Chalet||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||1||Double sofabed, up to additional 2 people|
Nestled within the peaceful Charente countryside with vines either side, Le Chalet is the best place to relax and unwind enjoying peace and tranquility. This 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. It has 3 double bedrooms, large bathroom, private swimming pool, set in 2 acres of garden with trees, shrubs and plenty of open space to play or just sit and enjoying the quiet surroundings.
Set on a country lane leading to a small quiet village with a good restaurant. The nearest town is just a few minutes drive which has a supermarket, bank, Post Office, restaurants, bakeries, butchers, tabac and other shops. With plenty of activities and places to visit within the area there is something for everyone.
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, 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 is bright and airy with a large dining table and chairs, cabinet with glasses, cutlery and dining crockery as well as information and leaflets for your information.
The living room with its frenchdoors is light and has 2 sofas, one being a sofabed for extra sleeping. Nest of coffee-tables and plenty of lighting.
Freesat tv, wi-fi, dvd player and plenty of dvd's together with games, puzzles and books for your entertainment.
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, bedside cabinets with lamps, double wardrobe, full length dressing mirror and dressing table and mirror.
The double bedroom has a double bed, large wardrobe, bedside cabinet with lamp and mirror.
The twin bedded room, has 2 single beds, wardrobe bedside table and lamp.
A large family bathroom with walk in shower, toilet, wash hand basin, a hair dryer is provided. There is a shower cubicle and separate toilet downstairs.
There are some outdoor games as well as games, puzzles, a few toys and books indoors.
Freesat tv and a dvd player with a good choice of dvds.
Outside while away your days lounging by the swimming pool under one of the parasols (the pool area is fully fenced and alarmed). For al fresco dining there is either the decked area with barbecue and picnic table or the outside table and chairs set in the garden.
The large garden has mature trees, shrubs and plenty of open space. We have included seating areas in different locations, one being in the shade of a tree to enable guests to enjoy the different aspects of the garden.
Some outdoor games for children are also provided.
The property has a driveway and there is 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.
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 and tackling the over grown garden. 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.