Bedrooms 5, Sleeps 10
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Domaine Les Forges is an exclusive and comfortable holiday resort in the sunny Poitou-Charentes with ample facilites for (young) families and seniors. The bungalow was built on a spacious and well tended beautiful plot where you can enjoy a barbecue in your spacious garden or on the covered terrace. The park is car-free, so the kids can play safely.
The area lives up to the French ideal: pleasant weather, picturesque villages, cozy terraces, a relaxed atmosphere and, of course, excellent regional cuisine.
The immediate vicinity offers a 27-hole golf course and an ample amount of other recreational possibilities such as horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and cycling. The larger cities Parthenay and Poitiers, where you can go shopping, are located only a 30-minute drive away. There are ample attractions, animation, amusement park (Futuroscoop), etc. within a 50-kilometre radius. You can also plan a day trip to the beach (La Rochelle and Ile de Ré are only 1.5 hours away).
The new, pleasant holiday homes are luxurious, spacious, and complete: 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets, microwave, dishwasher and laundry machine. The comfortable beds are made upon arrival.
Three Bedroom Villa with an area of 100m2, 3 bedrooms with 2 beds each, 2 toilets, 2 bathrooms (1 with shower, 1 with bath). The villa features a spacious living / dining room with flatscreen tv (with UK channels), stereo / dvd and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and washing machine. Large sliding doors give access to a spacious veranda with fixed bbq and a large private garden. The bathrooms and bedrooms are of a high standard. The villa is detached.
Large fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine.
Open kitchen with spacious dining area; dining also outside on covered veranda/terrace.
Spacious living with tv (incl UK channels), dvd etc.
Comfortable box sprung beds (200 cm).
Two bathrooms, one with bath, one with shower
Large garden with covered veranda. Outside bbq.
During vacation, young and old alike always enjoy a visit to an amusement park. There are a number of different types of amusement parks and activities located in the vicinity of your holiday home. There are even many fun options for young children. Below you’ll find a selection of Amusement Parks: Kart Speedway, Angoulême Paintball, Marennes Quad, Marennes Park, Massais Horse riding Echiré Boats, St. Georges Adventure park, Buxerolles Adventure park, Fontaine le Comte Karting, Chauray Karting, Bessines Ballooning, Louzy
Cognac... who hasn’t heard of it? Visit the Cognac region with its vineyards, idyllic towns with roman churches, cozy terraces and adorable markets. It’s an area that captivates every France enthusiast. It is no coincidence that the spirituous beverage known worldwide as symbol for lovers of life was first made in the soft limestone hills of this region. Tradition, quality of life and geniality comprise the spirit characteristic of this area. The Cognac region has a rich cultural and architectural heritage as illustrated by its wealth of history in which the Charente River, winding through the beautiful countryside, provided the inhabitants of the region with much wealth. As one might expect, the town of Cognac is the centerpiece of the Cognac region. The large cognac houses along the banks of the Charente in the town of Cognac, where the old streets attest to the city's rich history, combined with the surrounding Roman villages, vineyards and slow-flowing Charente, truly give you that genuine French feeling. A day in the Cognac region is a day of relaxation without mass tourism, but with all the ingredients of a multifaceted experience: cultural events, fascinating monuments, a pleasant climate and an enchanting landscape dotted with romantic villages. A visit to this region is a memorable outing for the entire family, and of course you are welcome to take a souvenir bottle of brandy back to your holiday home. Silver Mines From the seventh to the tenth century, Melle was a major silver producer and held an important position in the region. Under the town, some twenty kilometers of the network of passageways from the former silver mines are now accessible, part of which is open to the public. The area open to the public is beautifully lighted and equipped with sound. During the visit you can see how coins were forged.
Futuroscope is approximately a half an hour drive from your holiday home. Futuroscope is one of France’s most popular amusement parks, with large cinemas, exciting attractions, and much more. Futuroscope is a multimedia, cinematography, and futuristic audio-visual theme park. It includes several cinemas that are based on 3D, IMAX, and 360¢ª technology, among other things. There are also shows and other attractions. The park buildings have a modern and futuristic architectural style. Over 25 impressive attraction experiences and the beautiful park landscape provide a sensational combination of fantasy and discovery that children and adults can enjoy together. The spectacular images of the huge movie screens draw you into the lifelike adventures and experiences. In the evening, you have the option of being immersed in the magical ambience of the fairytale-like evening show. After a great day, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool near your holiday home or have a drink at the bar.
The Domaine Les Forges holiday park is known for its excellent golf facilities. Near the park is a 27-hole golf course, a challenge for beginners as well as experienced golfers. The course was designed by the Swede Bjorn Eriksson, has three lanes of each nine holes, and is approximately 3,200 meters long. Every hole has its own charm. With a ‘par’ of respective 36, 37, and 36, the course provides plenty of fun for both beginners and advanced golfers. Beginners may apply for golf training courses provided by professionals. You can visit the golf shop for equipment. We also have a special team that entertains kids during the summer holidays. After a nice walk, or when you feel like it, enjoy a nice lunch, dinner, or drink at Le Bergerie du Golf restaurant. Two additional golf courses (both are also managed by Bluegreen) are located within a radius of 35 kilometers: Golf Blue Green Mazières-en-Gâtin and Golf Blue Green Mignaloux Beauvoir (both 18 holes). Lots of golf options on three different courses!
Would you like to spend a day by the Atlantic coast with your family? Visit La Rochelle and the island Ile de Ré, offering many tourist activities and sights; ideal destinations to enjoy the sea, sun, and beach. These towns also have much to offer culturally, and for children! La Rochelle is a pleasant town with nice shopping streets, countless cafes and the Vieux Port. Also visit Les Mimimes, the largest marina on the European side of the Atlantic Ocean with room for 3,500 boats. On Ile de Ré, you can enjoy the history, nature, and cozy villages with picturesque harbors. In the local restaurants and many cozy markets, you can try a variety of delicious oysters. In short, La Rochelle is a fun place for the whole family to enjoy before returning to your holiday home.
West of your holiday home lies a vast nature reserve: Marais Poitevin. It is a green oasis of peace. This marshland area, created through drainage, has an extensive street plan of canals. It is definitely worth a visit! You can do this in many ways that are fun for entire family: by boat, bike, covered wagon, etc. You will truly find Marais Poitevin relaxing. The boats that glide silently through the water, the many cycling paths you can ride at your own pace, and the sleepy, authentic villages that create the tranquil rhythm of the Marais Poitevin. The nearly 100,000 hectares of marshland stretch from Niort to the Atlantic Ocean, almost 60 km to the west, where the beating heart of the area, the Sèvre Niortaise, flows in the Baie de L’Aguillon. This drained bay is a reminder of the fact that the Marais Poitevin was originally a large bay. The Marais Poitevin consists of three parts: the marais déssechés, the drained marshland that is mainly used for agricultural purposes, the wet swamp (marais mouillé) where the many canals and the special nature explain the nickname The Green Venice (La Venise Verte), and finally the artificial area the Baie de L’Aguillon, a haven for migratory and water birds. Experience the beauty of the marshlands with your children and reflect upon the impressions that you experienced in the evening while relaxing on the terrace of your holiday home with a glass of wine.
It is a bit further from your holiday home in Domaine les Forges, but it is definitely worth the visit. Puy du Fou is a historic theme park in Les Epesses in the Vendée with wonderful medieval shows. It was elected “the world’s best historic theme park”! Puy du Fou brings history to life. Enjoy the many incredible shows with your children. For example, you can experience the Roman games in a gigantic amphitheater of 115 metres long with horse races and gladiator battles, and real lions. Have you ever seen a spectacular Viking attack on a fortress from the year 1000? Or a beautiful show with birds of prey in a castle ruins with over 150 birds? Visit a new attraction in an enormous theatre from the 17th century, where a sword fighting show from the time of king Louis the 8th is staged. You can also relive the ambiance in the reconstructed villages from the 18th and 19th century. From June until September, one of the largest water and firework spectacles in the world takes place on Friday and Saturday evening. This “Cinéscénie” is the perfect way to conclude your trip through time in Puy du Fou. Over 1,000 actors work on this show, and over 4,000 costumes and 300 pieces of fireworks are used. You must make reservations to attend this show.
The immediate area surrounding your holiday home in Domaine les Forges is amidst a variety of recreational lakes where you can relax. Most of the lakes are suitable for swimming, surfing, sailing, or other water sports. Of course, you can simply relax on the beach or the lawns. In some cases, parts of the lake are marked as designated nature reserve areas to observe wild birds or simply enjoy nature. This is a beautiful piece of France to enjoy with your family! Lakes: Moncontour Active Park, Moncontour Lac du Cébron, Saint-Loup-Lamairé Plan d'eau de Verruyes, Verruyes Etang des Châteliers, Chantecorps
Near the park Domaine les Forges is the recreational park “Mouton Village”, in the charming village Vasles. Situated in the beautiful French landscape, far away from the hustle and bustle, the park encompasses 6 hectares. It contains an expansive variety of trees and bushes. You can wander the trails and enjoy the park. It is also great for young children. You will follow in the footsteps of Nicolas and his grandfather, the shepherd. They will guide you through the secrets of the park. Some of the highlights include watching how a shepherd’s dog herds sheep in the morning or how the sheep are sheared. In the afternoon, experience the lambs being fed. A photo exhibition can be viewed in a yurt (Mongolian nomad tent). The park, which is also accessible for disabled people, has ample facilities for children, a restaurant, playground, picnic facility, walking paths with signs, and various sports facilities. Also visit the great boutique in the village, only 300 metres from the park. Here, you can find local and durable quality products, gadgets, and handcrafted items.
There are many tourist towns near the your holiday home; towns where you can go shopping, with things to see and to do; where you can enjoy the one of the many terraces and visit festivals. These tourist highlights are a family favorite. Children will also have plenty to do. Check out the various websites listed below. If you check the Internet, you will discover that this is only a small selection of what is available. Saumur 1h 30 min Poitiers 45 min Parthenay 30 min. Niort 50 min. St Loup sur Thouet
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