Archive for August, 2007

La Petite Grange

La Petite Grange | Le Bourg | Salles De Villefagnan | Ruffec | Charente | Poitou-Charentes | 16700

Reference 6700102 Property Sleeps 6

This charming charentais farmhouse sits on the edge of the pretty village of salles de villefagnan. It boasts a king size four poster bed in the master bedroom, also an antique louis xiv double bedroom. and a seperate twin studio with en suite bathroom. The property has a very pretty and totaly private courtyard complete with its own fountain. In all the perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday in the Charente.
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16/08/2007 04:24:31

Harmonie Cottage

Harmonie Cottage | Rue Bonacherie Le Bourg | Salles De Villefagnan | Ruffec | Charente | Poitou-Charentes | 16700

Reference 6700107 Property Sleeps 2

This pretty stone cottage cica 1740 has been lovingly restored to a very high standard, It enjoys a peacefull setting on the edge of the charming Charentais village of Salles De Villefagnan. 

Harmonie is joined to the friendly owners house by a spacious covered terrace, the perfect spot for al fresco dining while basking in the peace and beauty of the french
countryside.


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16/08/2007 04:24:30

Le Moulin De Chazotte

Le Moulin De Chazotte | Cherves-richemont | Cognac | Charente | Poitou-Charentes | 16370

Reference 6700029 Site Sleeps 22 Over 4 Properties

A superbly restored 15th century French watermill with four exclusive and high-quality gîtes only 7k from Cognac. Acredited 3 star rating with Gîtes de France. Superb 12m x 6m pool. Situated in complete rural tranquility, the site extends to 11 acres with a large 12m x 6m heated swimming pool, badminton, table-tennis, table-football, boules etc etc. Please read down the page for comprehensive details.

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12/08/2007 09:44:45

Le Seguinet

Le Seguinet | Seguinet | Saint Front Sur Lémance | Lot-et-Garonne | Aquitaine | 47500

Reference 6700001 Site Sleeps 11 Over 3 Properties

At "Seguinet" you can relax and enjoy the enchanting views in a peaceful and natural environment. 

The 18th century 16acre estate possesses  many buildings with character built around a large courtyard. There are several outbuildings, among them a water mill with its own canal, a games room, B&B rooms and in the heart of the estate is the beautiful Millers house with breathtaking views of the swimming lake with beach. For those who like to practice golf we also have a 250yard driving range and areas to practice pitching.

If you enjoy fishing then Seguinet is the place for you, the estate has many areas to fish, the canal, river, pond  and the trout fishing lake, all are well stocked with trout and many other species of fish, we can even loan you rods to catch a trout for tea.

Thanks to its varied landscapes, the Lot area is a favourite of walkers, riders, cyclists, mountain bikers and canoeists (the Lot-region offers 2,950 km of signposted paths accessible to all of you). Moreover, do not forget all the wine yards, little valleys, the château’s and all the forty picturesque villages.

 

The "Seguinet" estate is located at the entrance of Saint Front sur Lémance, very close to the Dordogne river and the Lot river, in the south of the well-known French gastronomically area "Perigord". Know for its nuts, sweet chestnuts, truffles, foie gras and other duck-specialties.

 

From a tourist point of view, it is a very interesting place. On one side, there is the Dordogne river with its most known sites such as the castles, the prehistoric caves and fortresses.

It is a splendid area for walkers, riders and mountain-bikers and for everyone who loves nature. there are the vineyards. Visit the most know vineyards of Bordeaux, such as Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Bergerac etc.

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12/08/2007 09:44:44

Le Presbytere & La Cressonaire

Le Presbytere & La Cressonaire | Loupiac | Puy-l'eveque | Lot | Midi-Pyrénées | 46700 PUY-L'EVEQUE

Reference 6700111 Site Sleeps 16 Over 2 Properties

 

Le Presbytere – sleeps up to 8

Although this house (originally built in 1832 and parts of the lower date back to Medieval times) has recently been refurbished, it has retained its authentic French charm.

The property consists of an enclosed front garden with double wrought iron gates leading to a central entrance where you will find three double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room. The middle bedroom can be converted into a children’s bedroom that sleeps up to 4 with bunk beds (on request). It also has a separate family bathroom and independent WC.

Bedroom 1

Large double bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Bedroom 2

Spacious double bedroom can be converted in to children’s bedroom to accommodate two sets of bunk beds (on request). 

Bedroom 3

Large double bedroom situated adjacent to the main bedroom, which incorporates a bath and shower. An independent WC.

The sweeping stairway leads to the lower level featuring a farm house kitchen, fully equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher, range cooker, separate single oven and fridge-freezer. There is a door that leads to the spacious gardens and terraced area.

La Cressonniere – sleeps up to 10

As the name suggests, this property was once a small farm growing watercress. Originally built in 1846, this property was up until 2000, being used as a grain store. One feature of the property, is the ‘Pigeonnier’ (Stone built pigeon loft / dovecote). Pigeonniers’ are typical features of many buildings in South-West France. After the revolution, every family was given the right to build one.

A complete refurbishment was undertaken in 2002. The modernisation has resulted in a very spacious and contemporary interior.

Bedroom 1

The staircase rises up to the Pigeonnier, which incorporates a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. 

Bedrooms 2 & 3

From the half landing, are a further two bedrooms. The first being a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. The second, being the master bedroom boasting a beautiful spacious bedroom with flat screen TV and satellite connection. It has a private dressing room and a further bathroom. This stunning bathroom has a bath, separate shower, two wash basins, toilet and bidet. 

Bedroom 4

At the other end of the living room is a small corridor leading to the fourth bedroom, separate bathroom and WC.

The staircase also descends into the lower level with access to the garden and kitchen / dining room. The kitchen / dining room features a gas range cooker, microwave, coffee maker, wine cooler, washing machine and 2 dishwashers.

The room is also home to the main indoor dining area for the property. Leading off the kitchen is a shower room / WC. The kitchen leads out to the magnificent terrace, outdoor dining and pool area. 

Exterior

The large private gardens are ideal for outdoor dining; children’s play areas and also incorporates the newly fitted swimming pool complete with automatic electric cover.

Services

The houses are serviced weekly and for an additional fee, daily domestic services can be provided (price on application). ‘Welcome Pack’ consisting of milk, bread, eggs, water and bottle of wine on arrival.

Facilities

The kitchens in both properties are fully equipped. Both living rooms have satellite television. There is a library of books to read during your stay as well as an assortment of games suitable for all ages. N.B. The houses can be rented out together to cater for larger groups.

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11/08/2007 10:11:55

Courtanne Gites

Courtanne Gites | Courtanne | Pioussay | Deux-Sèvres | Poitou-Charentes | 79110

Reference 6700076 Site Sleeps 22 Over 3 Properties

La Vieille Maison is the largest of Courtanne Gites’ 3 holiday gitesSet within the owner’s 5 acre property in the heart of France’s beautiful Sunflower region. Recently renovated, it boasts a wealth of original features, yet has all mod-cons. Original "potagere" oven, oak beams, exposed stone walls, flagged floors, washing machine, dishwasher, luxurious power-shower bathrooms. linen provided (not pool towels). 13m, heated, saltwater swimming pool. free bike-hire.
La Vieille Maison has a large, traditional lounge, full of comfortable furniture. (one of the sofa’s is a "convertible" double bed). It has Hi-fi, satellite TV, local French TV, DVD player, video player (we have a large film collection you may borrow-free of charge).
There are 4 bedrooms upstairs in La Vieille Maison. The front 2 are double bed rooms which look out towards the swimming pool and over the gardens. Each had double bed, and one has a double sofa-bed. Each room is large enough to have a child-cot in. The 2 rear bedrooms have 2 sets of bunks in each, and are large enough for child cots too. Hairdryer provided, as well as a multi-3 point plug adaptor for charging your mobile phones etc.
There is an upstairs & a downstairs bathroom, each with loo, sink and luxurious multi-jet power-shower with basin deep enough for children’s bathing. Your welcome pack includes soap, shower-gel & shampoo sachets. The spacious, traditional farmhouse kitchen is well equipped for all your needs. It is furnished with long farmhouse table chairs & benches. Highchairs and booster seats for kiddies are available. The walls are exposed stone, and the original flagged floor and oak beams have been retained. You have a dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge-freezer, microwave with grill, gas cooker, coffee-maker, toaster & kettle, and all the crockery & utensils you will need.
Belle Vue Gite is a 2 bedroomed, single storey gite with spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/dining which leads out onto the terrace in your private garden and which has spectacular views over the surrounding Sunflower fields stretching towards the tiny village of La Place. The master bedroom has a double bed, and the 2nd bedroom has 2 sets of bunks, as well as the convertible double sofa-bed in the lounge.
 
L’Hotel du Poulet is a single storey studio gite for 2+. Open plan inside, it is beautifully furnished and has a double bed plus convertible double sofa-bed. The bathroom is a “wet-room” shower type, with no steps and a handrail to facilitate easy showering for people with mobility problems.
 
Courtanne’s Gites are set within the owners 5 acre property, most of which is available for your use. Our heated, saltwater pool is 13m long, and has a deep end of 2m. We have a large games room in the barn with table-tennis, table-football, darts, games-chest & bikes for you to explore the surrounding lanes. You have garden table, benches & chairs, sunloungers and BBQ, and the gravel driveway provides a perfect "petanque" surface. We even have "Mini-furniture" for les petits!
 
 
Courtanne Gites is located in the peaceful French countryside in the beautiful "Coeur du poitou". We are nestled between the traditional market towns of Sauzé-Vaussais and Chef-Boutonne. An hours drive takes you to either historic Cognac, exciting Poitiers (with its Futuroscope theme park) the wonderful coastal city of La Rochelle with its stunning beaches, seafood restaurants and views over the harbour to the islands of Ré, Oleron and Fort Boyard, or lovely historic Angouleme with its shopping centre and ancient buildings. We are surrounded by attractions such as ancient abbeys & churches, zoo’s, Melle’s silver-mines, and the "Vallée des Singes" is a must-see day out.
All 3 gites at Courtanne are detached from eachother to allow each its privacy, yet are close enough to allow a friendly, family atmosphere, ad get-togethers when they are rented together by large groups or families. (max capacity 22)
 
As well as having so much to do at Courtanne Gites itself; swimming, walking, bike-rides, films, badminton, bird-watching, pétanque, football, cricket, kite-flying in the field- & so much more, you can take a leisurely trip around the surrounding countryside on a horse-drawn hayride with one of our local farmers. We have a very good equestrian centre in the next village, which takes beginners as well as more experienced riders. We are close to 2 swimming lakes which are supervised in the summer holidays, and we have a few indoor and outdoor swimming pools in nearby towns-one of which is a 4m deep diving pool! We will be happy to book your table at any one of the many resturants in the area, and there are often fairs and "brocantes" in local villages to find your holiday souvenirs and sample to locally produced pineau and cheeses.
 


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11/08/2007 10:11:53

Les Moustans

Les Moustans | Moustans | St. Matre | Lot | Midi-Pyrénées | 46800

Reference 6700069 Site Sleeps 30 Over 8 Properties

Les Moustans: stylish gites and chambres d’hotes with 2 pools & delightful grounds, childfriendly, 2 swimming pools & large playbarn with games, located in the beautiful Lot countryside. Gite 1 is a one-bedroom gite (sleeps max. 4 people), modernly furnished and well equipped. Ideal for families and couples.

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11/08/2007 10:11:52

La Brise Riverside Holiday Accomoda

La Brise Riverside Holiday Accomoda | La Brise | 8 Rue Des Balmes | Puy L'eveque | Lot | Midi-Pyrénées | 46700

Reference 6700063 Site Sleeps 10 Over 2 Properties

La Brise Riverside Holiday Accomodation.

Our accomodation is on the banks of the River Lot.

Offering high quality accomodation at reasonable prices

Large range of watersports facilities for you

Private Pontoon and swimming ladder

Canoes, Dingy,Windsurfer. fishing,swimming pool

Peaceful situation 5 minutes walk to medeival village

All inclusive prices

Table tennis, Table football, Sauna

Internet, UK TV and Radio, Telephone

Laundry

Welcome Pack

Evening river cruise with refreshments and wine

Can sleep up to 10, but can be used as two appartments

Open all year

Fishermen very welcome, discounts available

Breakfasts on pontoon for fishermen

Dogs may be allowed

Friendly owners living close by.


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11/08/2007 10:11:52

La Guitoune, Cavaillon, The Luberon

La Guitoune, Cavaillon, The Luberon | Quartier Les Puits Neufs | Cavaillon | Vaucluse | Provence-Côte d'Azur | 84300

Reference 6700060 Property Sleeps 6

LA GUITOUNE – CAVAILLON, THE LUBERON VALLEY – NATIONAL PARK

A two bedroom house, sleeping 6 (sitting room with sofa-bed), a big (12×6) private pool, deep in the calm, peaceful, countryside, but just 5mn drive from the bustling market town of Cavaillon (the « melon » capital).

On one side, the National Park, the beautiful Luberon Valley, sprinkled with stunning provencal villages of Gordes, Ménerbes, Bonnieux, Roussillon (home of the ochre) and nearby Isle sur Sorgues, France’s antiques “capital”.

On the other side, the charms of the Vaucluse, with the fascinating towns of Nîmes and Arles, both with their magnificent roman arenas, the Camargue (its flamingos), Avignon (the Palais des Papes), and the astonishing acoustics of Orange’s outdoor roman auditorium.

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11/08/2007 10:11:51

La Logerie

La Logerie | La Logerie | Route De Payroux | Mauprevoir | Vienne | Poitou-Charentes | 86460

Reference 6700046 Site Sleeps 22 Over 3 Properties

Heated Swimming Pool 12 x 6 Metres 

3 charming stone built cottages – sleeping 2 – 22, beautifully restored with exposed beams. Set in 16 acres, surrounded by tranquil rolling countryside and bordered by a stream. 2kms from village with shops. Visit Poitiers (Futuroscope), cognac and the coast. Local facilities include fishing, golf, tennis, horse riding, cycling, canoeing, water skiing. Excellent area for bird watchers.

Laundry,dishwashers, satellite TV, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, darts. Terraces with barbeque and furniture. Linen and towels.

All cottages heated- ideal for low season breaks.

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11/08/2007 10:11:41

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