Le Verger

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

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Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Parking Space

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In such a picturesque setting with fruit trees in the garden that leads down to a little stream, Le Verger is a wonderful holiday home in the Charente valley, close to idyllic rivers and historic market towns, around 40km from the beautiful city of Angoulême.

Le Verger’s welcoming yet discreet owners, who live in the 300-acre estate’s château, have created such a delightful place to stay. Step into its travertine-floored hallway and stroll through to the living-dining room with a pleasant mix of antique and modern furnishings. A smart TV with Netflix as well as books and games await for evenings in by the wood-burner or open the pretty French windows to relax on the terrace overlooking the vast garden.

There are four comfortable bedrooms with heating and electric cooling fans, three of which feature super king-size doubles (which can be split into twins if needed) as well as two bathrooms, one of which is en suite. Another favourite spot in the house is the back terrace, reached via the fully-equipped kitchen and utility room, a lovely place for al-fresco meals shaded from the warm summer sun.

The countryside views are glorious looking out towards fields, woodland and hills growing vines and sometimes even sunflowers. Within the half-acre of gardens you will also find the walled swimming pool, accessed via a locked gate for youngsters’ safety, where there are poolside loungers and a covered seating area. There is also a diving board as well as inflatables for children to play with. The pool is exclusive to Oliver's Travels guests between 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m., perfect for gorgeous sunny days (after 7.00 p.m. the owners may use the pool in the evening but as the pool is set slightly away from the house it should not affect your privacy).

Despite this rural location, a local village with a well-stocked shop, pharmacy and restaurant featured in the Michelin Guide and Le Guide de Routard (book ahead) can be found within a 4km drive. By the banks of the Charente, the village is also home to a tranquil étang and a seasonal restaurant overlooking the lake serving delicious local food. A train station here whisks you away to the handsome city of Angoulême in just over 15 minutes.

Visit nearby market towns such as Mansle and Aigre, enjoy peaceful riverside walks, look out for summer canoeing and kayaking opportunities and seek out treasures at annual brocantes. Potter around historic villages such as Tusson, Verteuil-sur-Charente and Nanteuil-en-Vallée or spend the day on a river cruise in Cognac, Jarnac or even the impressive city of Saintes, just over an hour away by car.

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What you should know…

  • Le Verger is a charming house that sits in the grounds of a château (where the owners live).
  • The swimming pool, set slightly away from the house, is exclusive to Oliver's Travel's guests between 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. After this time the owners may use it, however due to the pool's location this should not affect your privacy.
  • If travelling with children, it’s worth noting that the lovely garden leads down to a stream.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Coffee Machine Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space

House Interiors

-    Lounge and dining area with wood-burning fire, TV and dining table (for 8 guests). French doors lead out to terrace
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and coffee machine
-    Utility room (off kitchen) with sliding windows leading to covered terrace
-    Bedroom with super king-size bed (can be split into twin) and French windows leading to rear terrace
-    Bedroom with super king-size bed (can be split into twin beds)
-    Family bathroom with shower, bidet, sink and WC
-    Second WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bedroom with super king-size bed (can be split into twin), French windows leading to garden and en suite bathroom with shower and sink

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (11x5m, depth: 1-3m) with safety gates (and walled) and diving board. Open approximately May to end-September (available for guests' use 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. only)
-    Poolside terrace with covered seating area
-    Gas barbecue
-    Front terrace with table, chairs and parasol
-    Covered rear terrace
-    Boules pitch
-    Garden (over half an acre leading to a stream)
-    Parking (up to five cars)
-    Bike storage

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Ceiling fan (lounge)
-    Electric cooling fans (bedrooms)
-    Smart TV with Netflix
-    Board games and books
-    Pool inflatables
-    Boules
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Verger
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Not far from the banks of the river, Le Verger is in the Charente department of south-western France and enjoys a rural setting within the 300-acre estate of a historic French chateau (where the owners live), reached via a 2km long chemin.

A small rural village is 2.5km away whilst another pretty village near the Charente River is just a little further, 4km by car, with a restaurant featured in the Michelin Guide (open Thursday to Sunday, reserve ahead) as well as useful amenities such as a well-stocked shop, petrol station, small railway station and pharmacy. There’s also a fishing lake and a lakeside restaurant (seasonal opening days) with live music in the summer.

The medieval village of Tusson (9km) is nearby with its picturesque cafes, restaurants and shops as well as an annual brocante. Aigre (8km) is an attractive small town by the Aume River, home to a weekly market on a Thursday morning and lovely riverside walks, whilst Mansle (10km) is another historic market town with a racetrack (late June to August), fishing by the Charente River as well as canoeing and kayaking opportunities in the height of the summer.  

This region offers a wealth of glorious walking opportunities through the Charente valley, classified as one of the EU’s Natura 2000 nature protection areas. Other highlights of the area include villages such as Verteuil-sur-Charente (21km), home to a riverside restaurant with an ancient mill, and Nanteuil-en-Vallée (31km), with its impressive abbey ruins, classified as a ‘village of character’. The town of Ruffec (23km) by the banks of the Liens is also worthy of a visit, especially on market day.

Château de Bayers (16km) can be found in the charming French village of Bayers whilst castle enthusiasts should also visit the amazing Château de La Rochefoucauld (35km) and its wonderful gardens, just north-east of Angoulême.

Angoulême (40km) itself is a fantastic day out for everyone, reached by train from the local railway station in 16 minutes on the fastest service. In a beautiful setting above the Charente River, there is a wealth of restaurants and cafes in its old town as well as the highly regarded National Comic Strip and Image Centre. The town is also well known for its international classic car race, Le Circuit des Remparts, that takes place in September.

Other great trips include Cognac (54km) and Jarnac (37km), both a must for brandy lovers and a pleasant place for river cruises. Alternatively, venture further west towards the coast whether visiting the oyster farms and waterways south of Marennes-Hiers-Brouage or the family-friendly seaside resort of Royan, both reached in less than a 2-hour drive, perhaps stopping off in historic Saintes (68km) en route.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Aéroport de Poitiers-Biard

(90km)

Nearest Airport 2 Limoges Airport

(96km)

Nearest Airport 3 Aéroport La Rochelle/Bordeaux Airport

(130km/153km)

Nearest Train Station Local village

(4km)

Nearest Village Small local village

(2.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Nearby village

(4km)

Nearest Shop Well-stocked shop in nearby village

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket

(8km)

Nearest Town Aigre/Mansle

(8km/10km)

Nearest Golf Swallow Golf Club

(38km)

Nearest City Angoulême

(37km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

With the Charente and Aume River within easy reach, this is such a lovely region for family walks surrounded by the gorgeous scenery of the Charente valley. Look out for canoeing and kayaking opportunities in the height of the summer in nearby Mansle as well as a Base de Loisir in Taizé-Aizie, around a 30-minute drive away, for more summer water-based activities and a tree-top adventure centre.

Château de La Rochefoucauld is a fantastic day out with its beautiful gardens, Roman dungeons and the opportunity to dress up in period costumes. Meanwhile, comic enthusiasts young and old will adore the National Comic Strip and Image Centre in Angoulême whilst the grand Musée Angoulême may also have some exhibitions to appeal to families.

A little further afield, admire the monkeys in natural surroundings at La Vallée Des Singes (55km), spend the day at the popular technology themed attraction park at Futuroscope (101km) or you could even venture to the beach at the charming seaside resort of Royan, reached in around a 1 hour and 45-minute drive.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Pool inflatables
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Chef/Cook 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Pre-stocked fridge

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!

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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 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month 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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? No. €70, payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment. This is for a standard changeover clean (a mid-stay clean for stays of more than 7 nights is included). However, 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to end-September (9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. only - see below). Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights (July and August) or 3 nights at other times.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Pets welcome? One dog on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs The swimming pool is only available between 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. (see above for pool opening dates). Please note that after 7.00 p.m. the owners may use the swimming pool (which is located to the side of the house).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £538 £717 £896 £1,254
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - £1,742
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £538 £717 £896 £1,254
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £628 £837 £1,046 £1,463
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 £807 £1,075 £1,344 £1,881
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 8th 2025 £628 £837 £1,046 £1,463
Apr 8th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 £747 £996 £1,245 £1,742
Apr 28th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £628 £837 £1,046 £1,463
Jun 1st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £807 £1,075 £1,344 £1,881
Jun 30th 2025 - Sep 15th 2025 - - - £1,881
Sep 15th 2025 - Oct 6th 2025 £628 £837 £1,046 £1,463
Oct 6th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £747 £996 £1,245 £1,742

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €581 €775 €968 €1,355
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - €1,882
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €581 €775 €968 €1,355
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €678 €904 €1,130 €1,581
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 €871 €1,162 €1,452 €2,032
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 8th 2025 €678 €904 €1,130 €1,581
Apr 8th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 €807 €1,076 €1,345 €1,882
Apr 28th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €678 €904 €1,130 €1,581
Jun 1st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €871 €1,162 €1,452 €2,032
Jun 30th 2025 - Sep 15th 2025 - - - €2,032
Sep 15th 2025 - Oct 6th 2025 €678 €904 €1,130 €1,581
Oct 6th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €807 €1,076 €1,345 €1,882

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $619 $825 $1,032 $1,444
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - $2,005
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $619 $825 $1,032 $1,444
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $722 $963 $1,203 $1,684
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 $928 $1,238 $1,547 $2,165
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 8th 2025 $722 $963 $1,203 $1,684
Apr 8th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 $860 $1,146 $1,432 $2,005
Apr 28th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $722 $963 $1,203 $1,684
Jun 1st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $928 $1,238 $1,547 $2,165
Jun 30th 2025 - Sep 15th 2025 - - - $2,165
Sep 15th 2025 - Oct 6th 2025 $722 $963 $1,203 $1,684
Oct 6th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $860 $1,146 $1,432 $2,005

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Perfect for our family

    on 03/09/2022

    The house was perfect for our family. A great layout, nicely decorated, a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of outside space including the pool with diving board. A great location with lots of really good French restaurants with 15-20 minutes drive. (Tip: book the Auberge du Cheval Blanc in advance) Highly recommended.

  • Lovely sunny week

    on 22/08/2022

    We had a lovely sunny week with lots of lovely barbecues. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped. The house is very good value. We recommend kayaking along the Charente – we went from Mansle on a 3 hour route, there was a lovely picnic spot along the way. Also thoroughly recommend Jonzac and Saintes with a stop off at the rooftop Martel cocktail bar in Cognac on the way back. The owner was very friendly and quick to respond.

  • In a world of your own

    on 28/07/2022

    As a family, we just loved staying at this house in Fouqueure. The property has everything you need for a family holiday with lots of space to eat, drink and be merry. It very much reminded me of houses in Barbados, light and airy and beautifully furnished. There are many available attractions in the immediate vicinity for cycling, kayaking, walking etc and its only 90 mins to the coast for some beach action and surfing. The house has a tremendous swimming pool and the owner was super helpful in getting us settled in and checking in on us during our stay to be sure we made the best of it. You kind of feel in a world of your own in the gorgeous French countryside and we would definitely look to stay there again in the future.

  • A real haven of peace

    on 08/07/2022

    The setting for a few days with the family was perfect, a real haven of peace. The owner is very attentive. The house is very comfortable and super equipped.

  • The house is superb

    on 27/06/2022

    Great stay! The house is superb, spacious and very well equipped. A huge garden allows you to be in peace in an idyllic setting. (We’ll be back this summer to enjoy the pool

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