|Les Capucines||Self Catering||Saturday||10||28||5|
Les Capucines is a beautifully restored 18th Century Charentaise Farmhouse comprised of 4 spacious and well appointed self catering cottages/gites, the largest 3 of which can be rented to comfortably accommodate gatherings of up to 28 family, friends or work colleagues.
This unique property was built on the site of an old Roman encampment and is set in a tranquil village location. Surrounded by fields of sunflowers and a short distance to local shops, restaurants, cafés and bars, it is also just 20 minutes from the nearest sandy beach and busy market town.
Being so centrally located, there is an enormous variety of activities and places to visit within easy reach including the historic old port of La Rochelle, the gorgeous island of Ile de Ré and the golden Atlantic beaches to the west; the ancient towns and villages along the majestic Charente river, including Saintes and Cognac, to the east; the Loire Valley, with its magnificent chateaux, to the north, the beautiful rolling countryside of the Dordogne and the vineyards of Bordeaux to the south … plus everywhere in between!
The cottages/gites all have their own interior and exterior dining facilities with bbqs outside each property, already supplied with charcoal and lighters ready to fire up. The flexible dining facilities can also be expanded to cater for up to 28 guests eating together either al fresco, under cover or inside.
Three comfortable lounges fully equipped with English satellite tv and dvd.
Ten character bedrooms with exposed stone, beams and high ceilings. Fully flexible bedding configurations which can be customised to suit guest requirements. Two downstairs bedrooms, one with en suite, are useful for those less mobile guests.
Five spacious bathrooms with separate hot water systems.
Oil central heating available as well as log burners and electric heaters.
All 4 self catering farmhouse cottages/gites at Les Capucines come with UK satellite tv, dvd players and access to a wide range of dvds suitable for all ages, plus books, games, puzzles and wi-fi.
The outdoor facilities include…
- A large terraced pool with sunloungers, cushions, umbrellas and inflatables
- One acre of manicured lawns and gardens for reading, cricket, football, boules, badminton, etc
- Outdoor furniture and bbqs for each individual cottage with charcoal and lighters ready to use
- Kids play area with a slide, sandpit, picnic table, swings and ride on tractor etc
- Under cover play area with games for older kids and adults
- Table tennis table, balls and paddles
- Full-size table football
- Magnetic dartboard
- Wi-fi area with table and chairs
- Selection of standard bikes for local use
- Communal vegetable patch including mint, basil, courgettes, lettuce and tomatoes
- Plenty of on-site parking is also available
Parking for upto 6 vehicles on-site
With ground floor en-suite bedrooms Les Capucines can cater for the more elderly, less mobile guests
Massage is now available on-site from a trained masseuse... perfect for after a long walk or cycle or just if you require a bit of holiday pampering!
Margy and I are Australian Francofiles who love to leading a French lifestyle and enjoy hosting groups of guests from all around the world.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||Les Capucines in the heart of the beautiful Charente Maritime is centrally located...with La Rochelle, Ile de Re and the gorgeous Atlantic beaches to the West; the rolling countryside of the Dordogne and the vineyards of Bordeaux to the South; the chateaux of the Loire Valley to the North and the ancient Charente towns such as Cognac and Saintes to the East (plus everywhere in between) making it the ultimate destination for tourists from all around the World!|
|Unique benefits of property||Les Capucines is a beautifully restored 18th century Charentaise farmhouse that specialises in large groups of up to 30 guests, including family and friend reunions, special birthdays, special interest groups and even boutique weddings.|
We have a list of local restaurants and places to eat compiled over 5 years of research and guest feedback which range from a wood fired pizza van in nearby town to a ‘silver service’ restaurant about 10 minutes drive away.
Perfect venue for our 19-person multi-generational family holiday. Superb weather meant we hardly left the property, except for food shopping! Swimming pool is large and with enough sunbeds and umbrellas for all. Extensive grounds allow scope for games, quiet times under trees and family al fresco eating. The gîtes themselves are all very well equipped and spacious, with enough room in the largest (Le Manoir) for everyone to congregate in the evenings for indoor activities. The hosts, Mark & Margy, couldn't have been more helpful - attentive to our needs without ever being intrusive. We wouldn't hesitate to return if the opportunity arises. Fantastic value for money and a holiday which will last long in the memory.
Mike, Sue & Family