|Châtaigne House||Self Catering||Saturday||3||8||3|
Châtaigne house is a lovely Charantaise farmhouse filled with character features, sloping ceilings and beams add an abundance of character.
In the heart of the Southern Deux-Sèvres countryside, between Lezay and Sauzé-Vaussais in central Poitou-Charentes. Close to Poitiers, Limoges and La Rochelle, there's plenty to do in this beautiful part of France.
The house is open plan downstairs with a fully-fitted kitchen through an archway, with a logburner for the colder months in the lounge, a separate sitting room/conservatory plus downstairs wc.
Upstairs are 2 double bedrooms, 1 with an en suite shower room, and a 3rd bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds (sleeping 4 children) and a single bed, plus a family bathroom.
Outside there is a built in barbecue and covered patio area with outdoor furniture. Chataigne House shares the use of a beautiful heated pool and 3/4 acre of family-friendly gardens with the other 3 gites on site.
The property has a fully equipped kitchen with access to freezer and laundry facilities. Stairgate, highchair and booster seats are available on request. The whole site is enclosed and set well back from the rural road. The recreation and pool areas are also separately gated. The pool has an infrared perimeter alarm for the security of all visitors.
Bikes are provided for you to explore the area on two wheels if you wish, and there is plenty to entertain the whole family on site.
Well equipped modern kitchen with all mod cons including microwave and dishwasher. Archway through to dining area with large table to seat up to 10 people.
Main living area is open plan to the dining area and has a logburner for the colder months. This room then opens through to a vestibule and then to a 2nd sitting room or 4th bedroom with sofabed
Three bedrooms upstairs, 2 having double beds (bedroom 1 has an en suite shower room),The third bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds, plus a single bed, to sleep all of the kids in one room for a big adventure if you like!
Main bathroom with bath and over headshower upstairs, en suite bathroom from bedroom 1, and a downstairs wc.
Heating is not usually required, but there is a lovely log burning fireplace in the downstairs living area, and further plug in heaters are available if required
Tv. including satellite, and dvd players with dvds in English are provided. Free wi-fi available. Toys and games are also provided, including many outdoor play opportunities - football net, badminton net, basketball hoop, sand pit, swings. Bikes for adults and children are also available to borrow, including cycle helmets. Barbecue facilities available. Then of course there is the large swimming pool....
Set in 3/4 acre of child-friendly grounds, including a safe, gated garden with play and sports equipment, a large 11 x 5m shared pool with attractive surrounds and a sheltered area. Built-in barbecue, outdoor patio area with outdoor dining table and chairs.
Along the driveway from the road, and through the gate to the property, is a secure parking area for several vehicles.
Ideal for families or groups, as several of the gites can be rented together at one time to accommodate extended family or friends. Having children ourselves, we know how difficult it can be travelling with all the things a family can need, so we strive to provide as much as possible for you, including cots, highchairs, stairgates.
Many attractions nearby for families, couples or single travellers seeking the beauty and relaxation of the real France..
We're a family of 4 from the North East of England, and we spend all of our holidays in France where we are on hand to look after our guests and give advice on great places to visit and things to do. We've also recently started a blog about our adventures!
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||It has great weather - the second sunniest in France apparently, but it is also very central for lots of great places to visit and things to do for all the family. It is also a manageable drive from the ports in the north.|
|Unique benefits of property||It is rurally located, yet still within easy reach of plenty of activities, towns and cities, so you get the best of both worlds!<br/>We have a lovely heated pool, so even on the less warm days you can enjoy being outdoors and having a splash around.<br/>We are really family-friendly. We have our own children and understand the stresses and strains of travelling with children, so we try to make it as easy as possible - from providing as much equipment as we can to save your packing (pool toys, bikes, garden toys, baby gates, travel cots) to giving lots of advice about the best places to visit with children.|
La Rochelle (90 mins) A lively and vibrant port with plenty of shops to wander around, the wonderful harbour to explore and plenty of bars and restaurants serving excellent seafood. A great aquarium, especially if you like sharks!
Cognac (60 mins) The name cognac is synonymous the world over with the finest French spirit. Take a guided tour of Hennessy and the town's other major cognac houses; visit the fascinating Musée des Arts du Cognac and the adjacent Cognac Country Discovery centre. You'll find more big name producers in nearby Jarnac. Follow the five themed Cognac Trails
(45 mins) Near Poitiers. France's answer to the Epcot Centre and Europe's premier image theme park. films in giant format, thrill-filled attractions, 3D rides with 4D effects, games, live shows, open-air activities, and more. Major attraction for all the family.
Angouleme (30 mins) with many fine 17th and 18th century streets and houses to wander. Walk around the ramparts of the city and see some spectacular views. Visit the wonderful morning market (open every day but Sundays are best) or taste chocolate at Chocolaterie Letuffe. Poitiers (35mins) A university town. Great shopping and sightseeing. Culture, restaurants, vibrant place.
Vallee des Singes – (25 mins) Valley of the monkeys is well worth a visit. Stroll through the park and perhaps meet a monkey or two! You could also try Zoodyssée at Chizé which houses 600 animals from Europe in relative freedom; The zoo at La Palmyre near Royan is one of the most-visited attractions in Poitou-Charentes since it opened.