|Le Petit Sorin||Self Catering||Flexible||8||16||6||Bunk-beds in one of the twin bedrooms|
Le Petit Sorin is a beautiful Charentaise Farmhouse set in 2.5 acres of grounds. Built in 1897 as a Cognac Farm, it lies in the heart of the Charente-Maritime region in South West France. The farmhouse, pool, terraces and gardens have been lovingly and extensively restored during 2018 and present accommodation of the entire farmhouse, pool and gardens for up to 18 guests.
The farmhouse benefits from 2 brand new large and fully equipped kitchens and dining areas, 2 sitting rooms and either double or twin bedrooms (and one room with 2 single beds and a bunk bed ideal for children). Four of the bedrooms are en suite with the remaining bedrooms having easy access to their own bathroom. All bathrooms are fully furnished with showers, basins and toilets and in addition there is a one bathroom on the ground floor with a bath.
Outside offers a fantastic pool area with a terraced area and lawn with sunbeds. There are also 2 alfresco terraces at the front and back of the house with a covered areas and barbecues ideal for long lunches in the sunshine and lazy dinners in the evening. Extensive gardens at the front of the farmhouse offers a great space for games or for just finding a lazy spot in the shade to chill out.
Nearby are the pretty communes of Leoville (5 mins drive) which has a great little boulangerie and outdoor restaurant, Baignes (7-8 mins drive) which offers 2 more boulangeries, wine bar, restaurants, pharmacy, post office and an Intermarche. Further afield is the beautiful town of Jonzac (10 mins drive) with its stunning chateaux and a great selection of restaurants, bars, weekly markets, thermal springs and Les Antilles a great indoor swimming pool complex.
Within a short drive of the farmhouse are several beach lakes, great for swimming and sunbathing and many with aquatic activities and play areas for children. The fantastic Atlantic coast beaches of Royan and La Palmyre are within 1 hour 15 mins drive.
The farmhouse is within easy reach of both Bordeaux (approx. 1 hour drive) and La Rochelle (1 hour 30 mins) airports.
There are 2 kitchens in the farmhouse, both of which have been newly renovated during 2018 and include dining areas with dining tables and chairs.
Both kitchens offer a cooker and hob, refrigerator, kettle, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. Both are also fully stocked with cutlery and crockery, glassware, mugs and cooking utensils (pots, pans, salad bowls etc.).
Both living rooms have flat screened TVs with English and French channels as well as Netflix and a DVD player.
There are 8 bedrooms throughout the farmhouse, 4 of which are en suite. All the bedrooms have been renovated and newly decorated during 2018 and offer either double or twin bed accommodation.
One bedroom is quad-room with twin beds and a bunk bed which is great for children.
There are 6 bathrooms throughout the farmhouse, 4 of which are en suite. One of the bathrooms is a 'Jack & Jill' style to a twin room and a double room making an ideal family area.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the farmhouse.
The farmhouse is set in extensive gardens offering many areas to retreat and relax in. There are 2 covered seating areas at the front and rear of the property which are ideal for outdoor dining and barbecues are provided.
The swimming pool has also been renovated during 2018 and benefits from a south-westerly position guaranteeing the sun shines on it all day. The pool is fitted with a safety alarm and a gate to ensure small children are kept safe and protected.
The lawns also provide a great space for games and many are provided including a football net, badminton net, boule and croquet.
Free parking on-site
We are Andy & Emily and we moved to France from the UK in January 2018, leaving behind our jobs and the rat-race of London to restore and renovate our farmhouse and run our gite business full time. We have never looked back and have fallen for the beautiful region of the Charente Maritime, the sunshine, the people, food and of course wine!
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||We fell in love with our beautiful farmhouse and its tranquil setting and of course the sunny climate but also with the fact that we are within easy reach of some fantastic towns including Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Cognac and Blaye to name but a few! We also love that we have a great selection of beach lakes nearby but are also an hours drive from the beautiful Atlantic beaches and everything that they have to offer.|
|Unique benefits of property||A stay at our farmhouse provides guests with exclusive use of the entire house, gardens and swimming pool and the south-facing aspect of the house ensures sunshine across the gardens and pool from sunrise to sunset!|
Beautiful city about one hours drive away - great shops, restaurants, museums and of course wine!
Visit www.bordeaux-tourisme.com for more information
Visit the town of Cognac and the historic Cognac houses of Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin amongst others for great guided tours on the cognac making process and an all important tasting!
Visit www.tourism-cognac.com for more information
Some of the best wines in France are produced here - highly recommend the wine tasting tours, restaurants and shops.
Visit www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com for more information
Visit the beautiful town of Blaye on the Gironde Estuary and its historic citadel. Take a boat trip across to the Medoc, walk around the citadel or have some lunch and a glass of wine in one of the great restaurants.
Beautiful and quintessentially French town great for lunches and drinks, walks by the river and its subterranean church.
Visit www.aubeterresurdronne.com for more information
Great restaurant for lunch and dinner in Jonzac. Beautiful food at really reasonable prices - one of our favourites!
Visit www.facebook.com/bistrotchezloic for more information
Great restaurant beautifully positioned near the chateau in the town of Jonzac. Good for lunch, dinner or enjoying a coffee or glass of wine watching the world go by.
Visit www.lecoqdor.eu for more information
Open air restaurant in Leoville (5 mins drive from the house) open during the summer months with live music on Friday nights.
www.facebook.com/Restaurant-Aire-de-Loisirs-de-Léoville for more information
Great indoor swimming pool complex with slides, gym, sauna etc in Jonzac which is a 10 minute drive away.
Visit www.lesantillesdejonzac.com/fr/accueil-antilles for more details
Beach lake in peaceful setting with a bar and restaurant and a good selection of entertainment throughout the summer. Paddle boarding and wake boarding also available.
Visit www.etangvallier.com/en for more information
Great beach lake in Montguyon which is 30 minutes drive from the house with a popular restaurant and bar on site.
Visit www.facebook.com/Lac-de-Beau-Vallon-Montguyon for more information
We offer bike hire through Bike Hire Direct France. Bikes and helmets are delivered and collected to the front door
To find our more or book your bikes visit www.bikehiredirect.com
We have two great local producers who offer tours of their distilleries and vineyards. Appointments must be made in advance;
Thierry Jullion - www.thierryjullion.com
Cognac Bertrand - www.cognac-bertrand.com