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Gite With Secure 12x6 Pool And Views Of Open Countryside

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Gite in Medillac, Nr. Chalais, Poitou Charente, France - Rural Location With Beautiful Walks 6km From The Market Town Of Chalais

Chez Fely cottage is independent of the owners property. Set in rolling Charentaise countryside, with beautiful walks and cycleways. 6km from the bustling market town of Chalais with it's imposing chateau and renowned restaurant. Just 15 mins from Aubeterre, 40 mins from Angouleme and only 40 mins from the vineyards of St Emilion and an hour from Bordeaux. The property has a beautiful, secure 12 x 6m pool with shaded area. There is a trampoline, table tennis and a selection of board games DVDs and WiFi. Also, plenty of toys and equipment for younger children. We are 5 mins from The Dronne river where there is canoeing and fishing, 10 mins from the water park at Paradou and only 15 mins from Aubeterre noted for being one of the 100 most beautiful villages in France. Here you can spend the day on the river beach and walk up into the village for a beer or carafe of wine and eat in one of the many lively cafes.

Rosaleen Leitch
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
5 November, 2017

About Rosaleen Leitch

We are Simon and Ros Leitch and have lived in France with our 3 daughters since 2004.

We love the French way of life and are happy living here at Chez Fely. Our aim is to ensure that our guests have the holiday they want.

Rosaleen Leitch purchased this cottage in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely relaxing holiday with lots to see and do in the area. Thanks very much. Feel sure we will see you again. - Tim, Geraldine and Grandchildren,

'Hi Simon, Ros, we would like to say a big thank you to you all for making us feel so welcome in your home. We had a fantastic holiday, just what we were looking for with peace and relaxation in beautiful surroundings. The house was equipped with everything we needed and we found the decor tasteful and in keeping with the house...' - Lorraine, Mark and Family

Hi Ros - just to say thanks for a lovely holiday – we had a great time. Thanks for sharing your home and making us feel very welcome. All the advice about where to go and what to do in the area was really helpful and we will have some great memories. The weather we have come back to is pretty rubbish & I’m already feeling envious of your new tenants enjoying the sunset and views from the pool. Thanks again to you, Simon and the girls.

Kind regards. Lorna x
Jan 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Médillac in Charente

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs, there are two shower rooms/toilets. Downstairs there is a wet room and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) excl. cot Notes on bedrooms: One en suite master bedroom with double bed. Bedroom 2 double bed Bedroom 3 2x twin beds Cots can also be provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Email retrieval service. Wireless connection. Babysitting service is provided and pre booking of local restaurants on request. A pre arrival shop is also provided on request.( We do provide a Welcome Pack of cheese wine, milk fresh bread). The Cottage is light and airy with open aspect to the rear and side.Positioned in a rural location there are many walks and cycleways to enjoy. The Cottage is independent of the owners property but with access to the rest of the grounds. Outside: The cottage has a private driveway and rear garden onto rolling countryside. BBQ, patio area with large picnic table. There is path to the pool, which is walled with locking gates and has a laser alarm, to ensure the safety of young children. Most popular activities for guests include walking, cycling, swimming, table tennis and when this has worn the children out and they are in bed, sampling the local wine, fruit and cheeses in the local restaurants (English babysitter available) or on your own private patio. The cottage, although rural has great family activities close by and there is always a night market or local fete to go to. On your arrival you will receive a print out of all the local entertainment to be found during your stay. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided. A cleaning service can be provided during your stay if requested.


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We really enjoyed our holiday at "The Cottage". It is full of charm and character, very clean and well equipped with everything required for a very comfortable stay. The outside table enjoys the sun all day long, making a wonderful location for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with beautiful views over the rolling countryside.

We all loved the excellent swimming pool which enjoys sun without interruption all day long. The terrace has plenty of sun loungers and enjoys the same view as the cottage. There's table tennis, a trampoline and swings which kept our younger children entertained.

We didn’t travel too much during our stay, just a few visits from their information packs or as suggested by Ros and Simon. The town of Chalais has a bustling market on a Monday. Slightly further away is the beautiful village of Aubeterre sur Dronne with good shops, restaurants, and bars. There's a waterpark up the road and other good restaurants locally. St Emilion is well worth a trip, with the tour of the vineyards and the Caves followed by sightseeing around this beautiful ancient town, and plenty of good restaurants.

This was our third year with a Gite and this was by far the best property. We all have no hesitation in recommending "The Cottage" – it was everything we had hoped for and so much more. None of us wanted to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

In September there is the international vintage car rally in Angouleme. Les Remparts. Special rates can be negotiated for this weekend. Secure sheltered garaging is available for your own vintage car.


There are a large number of river beaches to be found in this area at La Jemaye, Paradou, Aubeterre, Brossac, Montguyon and St Aulaye. These beaches are safe for young children to swim.The nearest coastal beaches are 1hr 30 mins away at Royan, or south of Bordeaux at Arcachon.


It is essential to have transport as we are in a rural location. This area is served by airports at Angouleme (40 min), Bordeaux (1hr 10), Bergerac (1hr 20), Limoges (2hr).

Type Chez Fely into Google Maps for exact location.


40 mins Angouleme.

50 mins Bordeaux.

15 mins Aubeterre.

30 mins St Emilion.

Further Details:

Local supermarkets can be found in Chalais (6km), La Roche Chalais (9km). Each Monday morning there is a lively open market in the town of Chalais.

During the Summer months there is a lively night market in Pizou.The restaurants in the local towns are of an excellent standard. Aubeterre has some lively lunchtime bars and restos with more "grown up" restaurants for Mum and Dad.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Médillac, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Book direct with the owner. A 25% deposit is required to secure booking and full payment to be received 8 weeks before holiday dates. There is a £250 damages deposit required which is returnable within 2 weeks of the end of your holiday. Any special requirements can be discussed with the owners Simon and Ros.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday during peak season. However, this can be negotiable out of peak times.

Notes on prices:
Out of season rates can be provided on request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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