Rural village holiday gite for 4 in Charente - PC007447

Saint-Laurent-de-Ceris (19km from Confolens), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC007447 Advertiser since: 23 January 2020
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La Sonnette Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 Double Sofabed for 2 people

About this property

Rural Gite in Lovely Village in the Charente. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

La Sonnette has been newly renovated and decorated and is set over 3 floors with the kitchen located in the original cellar and can be accessed directly from the garden and via a stone spiral staircase in the living room. The L-shaped living room is accessed through a hallway via the front door on the first floor and on the second floor are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The first floor has a day bed which converts to a double bed and can accommodate 2 other guests. Outdoor table and chairs are provided for relaxing in the garden and there is a small library (where you are welcome to swap books), and some games for adults and children to enjoy.

On your arrival you will find a welcome pack with our complements, comprising tea, coffee, milk, water and a bottle of wine. If there is anything which you would like us to obtain for you before your arrival please let us know, and we will provide them for you and let you know the cost.

All bed linen and towels are provided.

There is a parking space for one car.

We live in the adjoining house, so we are onhand if you need any information about the area.

Our location is in a quiet, peaceful village which has a boulongerie (and we think the best eclairs in France). A lovely friendly restaurant serving excellent lunches and evening meals. There are other good restaurants in the nearby villages. Pretty Confolens is 15 minutes away. There is information in the gite with recommendations of things to do and visit in the area, and slightly further afield. We have lovely lakes to visit in the area and walking and cycling routes.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen/diner fitted with combination electric/gas cooker, microwave, washing machine, toaster and coffee-maker.

There is a downstairs toilet off the kitchen.

Living rooms

Comfortable sofa and 2 armchairs, coffee-table and lamps, tv, books and games for adults and children.


The double bedroom has bed, wardrobe hanging space, chest of drawers, bedside tables and reading lamps. A cot can be provided. The twin bedded room has 2 single beds, reading lamps and a wardrobe and drawer unit. Both bedrooms overlook the garden.


The bathroom is large and bright. It has a large shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rail, and overlooks our barn.


There are independently controlled electric heaters in all the rooms, which make La Sonnette ideal for all year round holidays.


Tv, games and books.
Internet also available.

Garden and outside

There is a private grassed garden and patio area outside the gite, with table and comfortable chairs for long leisurely lunches and evening meals. There is also a barbeque available.

Parking and garages

There is off road parking available for one car.

Visitor suitability

The gite is set over 3 floors, so is unsuitable to those with mobility issues.


  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Confolens
Distance: 19 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: Gold de St Junien
Distance: 36 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Polem's Club, Mortagne
Distance: 19 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Vallee l'issoire


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Maison Dhiersat
Distance: 54 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Susan Massey

We are Rob and Su Massey. We bought our home and gite (which is next door to us) in 2018 and spent 2019 renovating it. Saint Laurent de Ceris is a peaceful village. There is lots to do in the surrounding area, and our village is a lovely and safe walking and cycling area, with lakes nearby.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? This area has very good links to various airports, for example Bordeaux and Limoges. The lovely glorious sunshine. Pretty villages and numerous activities close by and further afield.
Unique benefits of property Our gite is equipped to a high standard, and we have tried to make it a home from home. It is a spacious house set over 3 floors, with the large kitchen in the original cellar. The living room commands the next floor and a double and twin bedroom plus the very large bathroom are on the top floor. It is cool in the summer. There is a good size enclosed garden where you can sit and relax in the evening and parking area for one car.

The Owner Recommends


Confolens is a very pretty town, with its two bridges, one dating from the 13th century and winding streets. It hosts the International Folklore Festival every August and is well worth a visit. Also take a trip on the velo rail where you can take a trip on specially adapted trolley cycles along the old railway line.


Angouleme is a city built on a plateau overlooking the Charente river. Its nickname is 'Balcony of the southwest'.

La Vallee des Singe, Romagne

Suitable for children and adults. This amazing zoo allows you to get close up to the inhabitants.

Vertuiel Sur Charente

Pretty village with amazing chateau.


At Poitiers. Suitable for adults and children. You really need to spend a day here.

Oradour sur Glane

A very thought provoking visit to the village where the Nazi's massacred all 642 inhabitants of the village during WWII. It is frozen in time and preserved as a memory of war,