|Maison Cerisier||Self Catering||Saturday||2||5||1|
This beautiful property is set amongst the famous vineyards and sunflower fields of Cognac. It has been lovingly restored to provide comfortable accommodation whist still retaining many of the original charming features. The house has a private terrace and guests can enjoy the beautiful stone summer house, relax around the large swimming pool, play in the well equipped games barn and sunbathe amongst the palm trees in the sunny mature gardens.
The property has been awarded a * 4 star * category rating by the tourist board.
The kitchen is through from the lounge through a sandstone archway and is fully-fitted for your comfort, it has the following appliances.
Fridge, freezer, dishwasher, built-in cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, extractor fan, washing machine, kettle, coffee-maker and toaster.
There is a dining area for 6, which leads onto the sunny child secure terrace with a garden table and chairs, bbq, steamer chairs and drinks table with views of the inviting pool.
In Maison Cerisier there is a spacious living room with 2 large comfy sofas, coffee table wood burner, cd player, dvd player and satellite tv.
The original stable doors have now been replaced by a beautiful arched window, which illuminates in the living room.
There is wi-fi throughout the property.
Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms with the original beams and dressed stone walls. There is a double room (with a king sized bed) that has a charming Juliet balcony overlooking the pool and also has a table and 2 chairs for morning coffee or computer use, along with a large armoire and spacious chest of drawers.
The second bedroom has 3 single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
A cot can be placed in either bedroom. We can also supply stairgates, highchair, changing mat and booster seat.
Finally, there's a fully tiled modern bathroom decorated in warm tones of sandstone and chrome, which has a toilet, shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin.
The cottage benefits from modern electric central heating throughout and also a cosy woodburner and fireplace in the living room.
In the property there is a cd player, wi-fi, radio, 2 libraries of books, magazines, large selection of dvds, dvd player. For the little ones there is a toy cupboard, games, dvds and bedtime books.
Outside there is a large child secure sunny terrace with parasol, chairs and table, bbq, steamer chairs and drinks table. From here there are views onto the pool and the garden can be accessed through a gate.
To the left of the property is the shared pool and gardens which are planted with mature trees, palms, fruit trees (fig, apple, mulberry, plum) and guests can help themselves to the home grown organic fruit.
We have added a great little playhouse with their own outside table, chairs, cooker and play food.
The pool area has 6 sunloungers, parasols and drinks tables and is also shaded to one side by a high hedge. It is maintained regularly and the water is tested to ensure it's quality.
The large gamesbarn is also accessible from the gardens and has table tennis, pool table, table football, mountain bikes and helmets, and a games chest with badminton rackets, boules and football and net which can all be used on the games pitch.
There is off-road parking in an open barn immediately next to the property.
Maison Cerisier is ideally suited to families. The site is level with no steps in the garden area or the courtyard.
The bed linen is supplied and pool and bathroom towels are available on request.
We also supply a delicious complimentary welcome basket on arrival, as well as a selection of local wines and pineau (a regional fortified wine) in the property.
Myself, husband and 2 boys arrived in this truly remarkable area in 2004 and soon found our ideal home. After several enjoyable years of renovation, our 2 lovely French cottages were finally finished. Now we are lucky enough to both be able to work part time, which enables us to spend real quality time with our children enjoying the very best of French life.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||We first came to France when my parents bought a property in Brittany, and soon fell in love with the easy lifestyle, endless summer sun, stunning countryside, the food and of course the wine. Now myself and my family have moved here permanently to enjoy the best of the countryside with endless vineyards and fields of golden sunflowers and we were only 50 minutes from some of the best beaches in Europe! It is a perfect location for families and our 2 sons simply love it, I think you will too.|
|Unique benefits of property||The property is in a small hamlet, therefore benefiting from peace and quiet. The setting is truly unique as the gardens and pool are surrounded by woodland, as is the orchard. There is a huge games barn where kids and teens can safely play table tennis, pool, table football and take their pick of the mountain bikes and ride on toys.We also have a stunning summer house which is open onto the gardens where you can enjoy al fresco dining and also have some shelter from the sun for reading, along with wi-fi. From here you can see the inviting pool which is fenced for the security of little ones. The location is just fantastic for visits to zoos, aquariums, Cognac houses, beaches etc, but only 15 mins to some great restaurants.|
Nestled at the heart of an 18 acre pine forest, the zoo at La Palmyre is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Charente-Maritime with over 1,600 mammals, reptiles and birds.
Explore the sea and it's mysteries on a 2 hour voyage on which visitors can dream and learn about the sea.
Immerse yourself in the life of Neolithic man, try hunting a mammouth, using flints or morphing into a Neanderthal.
Visit the world renowned Cognac house of Hennessy and discover for yourself how cognac is made. The visit includes a boat trip and tastings.
The 2,300 m² of exhibition space provide a wonderful journey to the heart of our natural and cultural heritage. Here you will discover over 10,000 objects from the collections of naturalists and ethnographers that have been gathered since the 18th century.
Enjoy a relaxing sea voyage of discovery by boat to the islands of Oléron, Aix and Ré and explore the treasures of each individual island.
A theme park like no other! A true 3D and 4D adventure of attractions and shows. See the website for full details.
Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The grand Place de la Bourse, centered on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool.
Explore the amazing world of primates at this conservation animal park. Chat with a chimp, marvel at the gorillas and see the cute marmosets.
Lasting 45 minutes, travelling with the guide to discover the history of Meschers Caves, each with its history or mystery. It will address topics as diverse as geology, estuary fishing and plaice guinguettes nineteenth century and troglodytes.
Have the ultimate fun either jet skiing or off road qaud biking.
The Adventure Park has 80 platform in a continuous line through the trees: all participants are permanently attached to the line and it is impossible to fall off. The various circuit possibilities are as follows:
2 circuits for children aged 3 to 8
1 yellow circuit (minimum height required: 1.10 metres)
1 green circuit (minimum height required: 1.10 metres)
2 blue circuits (minimum height required: 1.20 metres)
1 red circuit (minimum height required: .1.40 metres)
1 black circuit (minimum height required: .1.40 metres)
Treetop circuit to really appreciate the height of the oak trees and the view over the Fontdouce Abbey and valley (minimum height required : 1.40 metres)
2 giant zip wires : one crossing the valley and the other at the end of the treetop circuit. :
2 giant zip wires Parallel 200m
Enjoy an adventure with these magnificent animals and take a trek along the beach or through the pine forests.
Take your pick if the top five fantastic beaches along the stunning Atlantic coastline.