|La Croix Bardon||Self Catering||Flexible||4||9||3||Cot|
Our property is in the pretty hamlet of Genouillé, a hairdresser, tennis court and ancient church all in walking distance. Shops, supermarkets cafes, bars, restaurants and cinema are very close by in Civray.
We offer a self catering cottage for up to 9 people, in this tranquil and rural location, and have tastefully renovated a traditional old stone style farmhouse including the converted barn. The barn attached to the main house is where you will be staying. It has a wealth of original features such as beams, exposed stone walls, with the original barn doors.
There is a fabulous in-ground swimming pool, plus large secure and private gardens in which you are invited to enjoy during your stay. In addition you can use the fully equipped summer kitchen at the pool house with an outside gas bbq for outdoor cooking. There are many pool and outdoor toys for all the family including a table tennis table. You are free to relax and enjoy your surroundings in comfort.
There is a fully equipped kitchen with a gas hob and electric oven. Microwave, Dishwasher and washing machine are also included.
The open plan dining room will cater for 10 people, with a separate garden table at the pool an don the patio in front of the gite.
There is a gas bbq at the pool with plastic glassware.
Living room has a sofa and chairs for the guests with a tv offering UK freesat channels, French tv dvd player with a number of dvd's available.
There are 4 bedrooms,
Bedroom one - on the ground floor with a super-king size bed and en suite shower room sink and wc.
Bedroom two - on the first floor with a king size double bed and an en suite shower room.
Bedroom three - on the first floor with a double bed.
Bedroom four - on the first floor with three single beds.
There is a shower-room on the ground floor with a sink and wc
A separate wc on the ground floor
A shower-room on the first floor with a sink and wc.
Heating is with a very large log burner located in the centre of the gite which will heat the complete property. Note that between May and October heating is not required.
Tv- Both English and French tv is available
Dvd player is available
Pool games are also in the pool house
Gardens of one hectare
There is a large field close tot he property where it is advisable to park the cars
Families with all ages of children are welcome
We are a couple who have a background in sales and marketing roles through our careers, who moved to France in 2016 looking for a peaceful change in lifestyle. We are both interested in cycling, gardening and searching out the quirky areas of South Western France.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||Peace and quiet, lots of thing to do, easy reach of large cities when we need a culture shot.
The area has many cafes and restaurants which are easy to get to.
There are many amateur music nights in the various cafes more in the summer, with a 3 day music festival in Civray in July.
Poitiers is 53km to the North and Angouleme to the south. The beach is 1 hr 45 minutes away at La Rochelle and Ile de Ré, with Rochefort and access to the Ile de Oléron across the bridge.
Cognac with is many cognac distilleries and the vast selection of vineyards that make up the Bordeaux wine region.
Further afield Spain is 5 hours away.
|Unique benefits of property||We offer a 4 bedroom, 9 person gite with a pool, fully equipped and very comfortable, in a peaceful quiet area of the countryside.
We have one hectare of land to the back of the property that is accessible for all guests.
There are bbq facilities.
We accept families with children of all ages.
The open air market is held twice a week. Tuesday and Friday
Nearby is the Valee de Sanges - a must for all families. - https://www.la-vallee-des-singes.fr/
Fururoscope - a family day and evening out at a multi-media theme park, https://www.futuroscope.com/
The 5 cathedrals,
The old city
The ramparts normally used for classing car racing
The cartoon Museum