|Gite Eleanor||Self Catering||Saturday||5||10||5||Cots are available on request|
Large barn conversion with private garden comfortably sleeping 10, set in a rural location. Being originally an old barn it stays lovely and cool during the day whilst still being snug in the evening. Large open plan ground floor living, dining, kitchen area is ideal for modern living. The ground floor bedroom has an easy access en suite wet room, ideal for those less mobile. There is also a ground floor disabled toilet. The four first floor bedrooms are all en suite shower.
Fully equipped kitchen with all the usual essentials, cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher. The dining area seats 10 comfortably and has access to the rear garden.
Living area is light and airy with full height frenchdoors opening out onto the rear garden. There is a large tv with UK free-to-air satellite channels, and for those cosy nights there is a large woodburner.
The ground floor bedroom, a twin, has easy access the the rear garden via its own doors. It has an en suite wet room for ease of access to those of lesser ability or mobility. Its is also quite useful for showering small children. The 4 bedrooms on the first floor are 2 doubles and 2 further twins, all are en suite shower.
All rooms are en suite shower, there is a disabled toilet on the ground floor with two further toilets on the first floor.
The first floor is centrally heated via a wood pellet boiler, not your responsibility, the ground floor by a woodburner (logs not provided). The ground floor bedroom has an electrical heater.
Large tv connected to UK free-to-air channels
There is a small front garden as well as a private rear garden which has a good mix of suntrap areas as well as shade of trees including your own fig tree, you are welcome to pick the fruit when it is in season.
The gite is part of our complex, a former farm, and you can use the large barn for games or to shelter from the weather, either sun or rain! There is also a small field that you have access to.
There is parking for 4-5 cars in front of the gite.
Apart from the above parking there is additional parking spaces for up to 9 cars on the drive.
The nearest station is Ruffec, about 20 minuets away, which has direct routes to Paris.
The nearest airports are Limoges, La Rochelle and Bordeaux
We are situated 9km from the market town of Civray (Tuesday & Friday) which also has supermarkets (Super U, Lidl), bars and restaurants and a similar distance from Savigne which also has supermarkets (Intermarche, Leader Price) and other large stores. The best local bakery is at Lizant.
We are very proud of our 'fosse naturelle' which is a reed bed system that filters waste water into clean water for our pond. Due to this please do not use any bleach products as the kill the reeds. We will be happy to talk about the system and our other 'eco projects' as well as our veg garden with our guests.
Mrs Alyson Bridgwater moved to France with her husband in 2018 to start a new chapter and better life, after working in the food industry for many years. Her husband had worked in construction for many years.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||We are situated on the border of the Vienne (86) and Charente (16) departments of the Poitou Charante, now part of the larger Nouvelle Aquitaine, right in the middle of France. This gives easier access from the UK than further south but has the advantage of the warmer weather than the north, giving you the best of both worlds. The pace of life is also relaxed. The countryside is also similar to the south of England with soft rolling hills, ideal for gentle works or cycling.|
|Unique benefits of property||We want to make the property accessible to as many different groups of people as possible, we have a wide front door and internal doors as well as the ground floor bedroom having an en suite wet room for the less able/mobile. Please contact us to discuss your needs as we will do what we can to make your stay as easy as we can.|
Lovely little market town with the remains of a 12th century abbey as well as one of the oldest covered wooden markets in France. There is also a British pub, The Green Man. Just on the edge of the town is Gargouil's a fruit seller who's award winning apple juice is worth the trip alone.
A beautiful medieval city with a wealth of old buildings situated on the banks of the river Vienne. You can sit and have your lunch in the park, Aire des Roches Bleues overlooking the river and town or hire a pedalo or kayak.
La Vallee des Singes (Monkey World) is definitely worth a trip to see all the animals, not caged!. You will need the whole day.
The museum is located near Civaux about 30 min drive away and has items of interest for all ages. Modern and light it is well worth a visit.
Lovely market town with several artisan and boutique shops. There is also the Musee Monet Goyan. A small private museum dedicated to one of France's forgotten motorcycle manufactures.
The Charente lakes are reservoirs that have many miles of paths and track's around them as well as man made beaches that are a lot quieter and the parking is a lot easier than the big coastal resorts. There is also a variety of water sports available.