La Grange Charentaise

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village

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Set in a quiet village in Poitou-Charentes, surrounded by magical landscapes of French sunflowers, La Grange Charentaise is a country home that has been beautifully renovated, surrounded by secluded gardens and a wonderful swimming pool.

Spend time with family or friends in the spacious living area with its welcoming furnishings, wood-burning fire and French doors leading out to the sun-filled terrace. A smart contemporary kitchen features exposed stone walls and a long dining table designed for convivial meals with loved ones or step outside to dine al-fresco on warm summery evenings. Kids will love the games room upstairs where they can kick back on the sofa with the PlayStation, play a game of darts or table football.

Five lovely double bedrooms feature across this two-storey home, each one styled with an air of simplicity yet great taste. Downstairs an elegant double bedroom features fine French furnishings and has doors opening out to a picturesque terrace whilst upstairs the master bedroom has a super king-size bed and another room features two pretty doubles. Sleeping up to ten guests comfortably, it’s an ideal home for an extended family or group of friends.

The characterful gardens are fully enclosed and filled with leafy trees alongside a gated swimming pool for hours of family fun. Lounge in the sunshine, play table tennis or sit back with a glass of wine and admire the rustic charm of the home with its exposed stone and pretty shutters. 

When you’re ready to leave your relaxing idyll, historic towns such as Ruffec, Verteuil-sur-Charente and Nanteuil-en-Vallée are beautiful places to discover or head further afield to the great cities of Poitiers and Angoulême. Brandy lovers can visit the famous houses of Jarnac or spend time exploring the enchanting old town of Cognac, both only an hour away.

Closer to home, discover delightful restaurants within a short drive serving excellent French cuisine with good wines and potter around nearby towns on market day, picking up wonderful seasonal produce grown locally. Wander through idyllic fields of sunflowers, cycle on quiet lanes, canoe along the Charente river or explore historic châteaux and abbeys so close. This really is a mesmerising region where you can experience the true authenticity of the Poitou-Charentes.

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What you should know…

  • There's a popular wine-bar with tables serving great food only 3km away - make sure you book ahead
  • Car hire is essential in this region but there are also many wonderful walks and cycle routes

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Maison Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Living room with wood-burner and doors opening up to terrace
-    Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dishwasher, American fridge-freezer and large dining table
-    Bedroom 1 with double bed, doors leading to terrace and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom 2 with double bed and doors leading to terrace
-    Bathroom with WC
-    Separate WC

Upstairs

-    Bedroom 3 with super king-size double bed
-    Bedroom 4 with two double beds
-    Bedroom 5 with double bed
-    Shower room with WC
-    Games room with table football, PS4 console and darts board (accessed via a separate staircase from the kitchen)

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (9mx4m) with roman steps, fenced in with gate and safety alarm. Open approximately May to October
-    Terrace with al-fresco dining area
-    Table tennis
-    Enclosed gardens

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    TV and DVD player
-    Table tennis
-    Table football
-    Darts
-    PS4 console

Location

About the surrounding area of La Grange Charentaise
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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La Grange Charentaise enjoys a wonderful location in a pretty rural village surrounded by summer sunflowers in the Deux-Sèvres department, Poitou-Charentes, an hour south of Poitiers in western France.

There are some very good restaurants within a short drive, including a great little wine-bar serving excellent food just a five-minute drive away (book in advance!).

The nearest town, Sauzé-Vaussais, is 5km away where you will find a boulangerie, supermarket, bank, pharmacy and a lovely Thursday morning market. There are other atmospheric markets in nearby towns such as Chaunay (18km) on a Monday, Civray (20km) and Lezay (20km) on a Tuesday, Chef-Boutonne (11km) on a Saturday and Ruffec (16km) on a Wednesday and Saturday.  

This is a glorious region for walking and cycling with many paths through sunflower fields, woodland and picturesque countryside, plus there is horse-riding in nearby Breuil-Coiffault. There are also beautiful châteaux to explore, such as Château de Javarzay near Chef-Boutonne, and the charming castle in beautiful Verteuil-sur-Charente (22km), a delightful place on the banks of the Charente. History lovers shouldn’t miss the incredible Abbaye de Saint Amant de Boixe (44km), which is over 1000 years old.

Ruffec (16km) is also a town filled with history, on the banks of the Lien river, whilst a little further south-west you will find Nanteuil-en-Vallée (30km), known as a ‘Petite Cité de Caractère’. Here you will find many pretty houses, some dating as far back as the 12th century as well as the beautiful Jardins de l'Argentor, an especially pretty place to explore.

This is also a good area for river sports with a centre near Condac/Rejellant (18km) that offers canoes, kayaks, pedalos and stand-up paddle boarding along the Charente river in the summer months.

Further afield, there are some fantastic towns and cities to explore for the day such as the typical town of Niort (54km), surrounded by the beautiful waterways of the Marais Poitevin, and historic Poitiers (65km) with its 12th century famous church, Notre-Dame-La-Grande.

Heading south, the beautiful city of Angoulême (63km) as well as Cognac (63km) and Jarnac (60km) are great places to visit, especially for lovers of cognac and brandy. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Poitiers–Biard Airport

(64km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Ruffec

(15km)

Nearest Village

(200m)

Nearest Restaurant

(3-5km)

Nearest Shop Sauzé-Vaussais

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Super U

(6km)

Nearest Town/City Sauzé-Vaussais/Ruffec

(5km/16km)

Nearest Golf Golf Bluegreen

(50km)

Region

Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The roads of the Poitou-Charentes region are known to be fairly flat and quiet, ideal for cyclists of any age and wonderful for walking. Discover woodland walks or wander through fields of sunflowers in the summer. There is also a horse-riding centre just 5km away.

Those who love river sports should head to Rejellant, around a twenty-minute drive away, where you can hire canoes or kayaks to paddle along the Charente river. The centre also has stand-up paddle boarding and pedalos or it’s simply a lovely spot for a picnic by the river.

You’ll also find rock-climbing and other outdoor pursuits in Lichères-la-Salle, around half an hour away.

Another fun day out for the family is Le Vallee Des Singes, half an hour away, a monkey park where the animals live in natural habitat in lovely surroundings.

France’s largest educational theme park, Futuroscope, is just north of Poitiers and will appeal to many ages with its experiences, rides, playgrounds and shows.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Darts
  • Xbox/Playstation
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes. Changed once for guests staying longer than 2 weeks.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. Mid-stay clean included for guests staying more than 14 nights. Please note, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? 2 well-behaved dogs on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of £50 per dog per week will apply (paid locally).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 7th 2020 - Jul 12th 2020 £1,949
Jul 12th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £2,150
Sep 1st 2020 - May 1st 2021 £1,815
May 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 £1,479
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 £1,815
Jul 1st 2021 - Jul 12th 2021 £1,949
Jul 12th 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 £2,150
Sep 1st 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 £1,815

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 7th 2020 - Jul 12th 2020 €2,022
Jul 12th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €2,231
Sep 1st 2020 - May 1st 2021 €1,882
May 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 €1,534
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 €1,882
Jul 1st 2021 - Jul 12th 2021 €2,022
Jul 12th 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 €2,231
Sep 1st 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 €1,882

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 7th 2020 - Jul 12th 2020 $2,290
Jul 12th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $2,527
Sep 1st 2020 - May 1st 2021 $2,132
May 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 $1,737
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 $2,132
Jul 1st 2021 - Jul 12th 2021 $2,290
Jul 12th 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 $2,527
Sep 1st 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 $2,132

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?

18 months

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The beautiful stone barn and mature gardens

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?

Chill out by the pool and then go for an evening stroll as the sun sets around the village and take in the views of the sunflower fields

Must eat?

At the nearby restaurant of Aux Choeurs De Bacchus and you must drink a bottle of Pineau des Charentes (the local French aperitif) while sitting on the terrace

Must see?

The nearby town of Verteuil-sur-Charente and its beautiful chateau

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Unspoilt countryside, a wonderful sunny climate and a chilled-out pace of life to reconnect with family and your four-legged friends.

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