|La Perdrix||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1||2 additional single beds on the mezzanine|
La Perdrix is a beautiful gite with original beams and exposed stone walls. It is deceptively spacious measuring approximately 60sq metres in size, ideal for a couple looking for a short break or longer holiday.
The double height lounge area has 2 cosy sofas and a dining table with 4 chairs.
The gite is double glazed throughout with a log burner and electric heaters if needed, the addition of the traditional French shutters mean the gite stays cool in summer and warm in winter.
On the ground floor there is a good sized bedroom with a king size bed and a super modern bathroom which includes a bath with shower over the bath.
All linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided at no extra cost. Wi-fi is also available free of charge.
The private terrace is equipped with table, chairs, parasol and a bbq overlooking the stunning pool and peaceful countryside beyond.
There is a separate shared laundry and clothes airer. Parking is available very close to the gite.
There is a well-equipped open plan kitchen dining area which opens out directly onto the private terrace overlooking the pool and countryside beyond. Good quality fixtures and fittings, an electric fan oven, gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge-freezer. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you might need for your holiday.
The spacious, open plan, double height living room has original oak beams and exposed stone walls. It has been tastefully decorated throughout with tiled floors for coolness in the summer and ease of cleaning. There are 2 cosy sofas, a dining table and 4 chairs. The living room opens out onto the private terrace overlooking the pool.
The charming downstairs bedroom has a king size bed, bedside tables and a bespoke clothes rail. It has it's own separate doorway opening onto the private terrace overlooking the pool and countryside beyond.
The modern bathroom is equipped with a full size bath with shower over the bath. Watch the horses grazing in the paddock while you clean your teeth!
The gite is double glazed throughout and there is a woodburner in the open plan living kitchen area which heats the whole gite. There are also electric wall heaters in every room if needed.
Free wi-fi, so bring your own devices.
Play petanque/boules on the purpose built pitch under the magnificent oak tree.
Boardgames, cards, books etc in the gite.
The grounds around the gites have been beautifully landscaped by professionals to enhance the beauty of the natural countryside around the property. The range of flowers, shrubs and trees attract an abundance of wildlife, including swallows, owls, bats, buzzards, kestrels, humming bird moths, numerous butterflies, moths, lizards and geckos.
There is a parking space outside the gite.
La Vieille Gorce is a tranquil and idylic hideaway in the beautiful Vienne countryside, 5 mins from the medieval town of Charroux with its bars, boulangeries, restaurant and market. The comfortable and well-appointed gite is ideal for couples with a king size bed, a spacious, open plan kitchen/living room, plus a bath and shower. The private terrace with bbq overlooks the stunning heated pool. Walk or cycle to neighbouring chateaux, woodland and pretty French towns. Lots to do on your doorstep.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||The Poitou Charentes region is famous for being the second sunniest in France. The area is rich in history and culture, varied landscapes, an abundance of wildlife and stunning natural beauty. It produces exceptional seafood, thousands of different cheeses and of course the wine. Expect long, hot summers, fields of sunflowers, majestic rivers, ancient towns, fairytale chateaux and beautiful cities. La Vieille Gorce is located approximately 1 hr from the main airports of Limoges, Poitiers and Angouleme and 2h 30 from La Rochelle. The TGV line is only 20 minutes away.|
|Unique benefits of property||La Vieille Gorce is an 18th century farmhouse recently renovated to an exceptional standard. The 2 gites have been sympathetically converted from animal barns to provide very spacious and comfortable accommodation retaining much of the original features such as wooden beams and exposed stone walls, combined with quality fixtures, fittings and modern conveniences.|
One of the most powerful Benedictine Abbeys of Carolingian Europe. This abbey owes its origins to the relic of Sainte-Croix and was founded at the end of the eighth century by Roger, count of Limoges, under the protection of Charlemagne. A relic of the Holy Cross attracts the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela.
Civray, on the banks of the Charente, has been a busy centre of commerce since Roman times.The town is built around the romanesque church of Saint-Nicolas (12th C ). The façade of the church has many sculptures, including the impressive and Wise and Foolish Virgins .
The old part of the town shows the administrative importance of Civray in pre-Revolutionary times when the town was an important administrative centre. The l'Hôtel de la Prévôté, on the tourist route, is an example of such a building.
You can also enjoy a panoramic view of the town and church from the ruins of the fortified castle. The town has restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Market days occur twice a week.
Cognac is situated in the Charente department between Angouleme and Saintes. The name of Cognac is known the world over because of the brandy produced in the region, and the chance to visit the Cognac distilleries certainly attracts many visitors, but the town itself is also very interesting to explore with an attractive riverside and historical centre to discover.
Cognac is one of the most interesting towns in Charente and a visit is highly recommended.
The Val de Vienne circuit came about following a meeting between motorsport fans and local residents eager to promote and develop their region.
Built in 1990 by the Montmorillon region and financed by several local government agencies, it played host to its first motorsport event – the French Touring Car Championship – two years later.
The French Superbike Championship soon followed and, every year since, the Vienne area has hosted a wealth of major series and events.
The layout was once renowned for being one of the most technical in France but that all changed in 2008 when the only specification it lacked – a high top speed – was added. Two main straights were joined in order to create a 1000m section of continuous acceleration. In GT racing that equates to a top speed of over 270km/h.
It was also at this time that the circuit was accepted into an elite group certified as FIA Grade 2 standard by motorsport’s world governing body.
Since coming under the control of Les Deux Arbres on 1 January 2012, the Val de Vienne circuit has benefited from the most significant upgrade in its history. Race Control and grandstand seating now provide much improved levels of comfort, power supply capacity and connectivity, while the video control, press and briefing rooms are to the same standards as international circuits. The paddock, always well regarded for its ergonomics, provides comfortable working and set-up conditions thanks to the quality of its power supply installations, toilet facilities and restaurant.
With its latest upgrades, the Val de Vienne circuit has become a professional motorsport facility that nevertheless retains its charming and user-friendly environment.