|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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Les Baignades faces across the rear lawn to the swimming pool. The downstairs of this property is a spacious open-plan living area with dining table, sitting area and a fully-equipped kitchen.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms; one is a double-bedded room, the other has the flexibility to be set up for four people. There is a large bathroom on the first floor and an additional separate toilet on the ground floor.
Les Baignades has a private seating area with garden furniture and a barbecue.
Satellite TV and a DVD player are provided and a wifi Internet connection is available.
La Tannerie brings together the joy of country living with the convenience of town dwelling. Imagine not having to get into your car each morning to fetch your fresh croissants from the boulangerie! Instead, a short stroll brings you to all the facilities that this town has to offer, including supermarkets, bakers, bars and restaurants, as well as one of the best local markets in the region. Our tree-lined garden is child-friendly and has a fenced and heated swimming pool.
We are originally from Colchester but live here at La Tannerie all year round. We took the decision to 'give it a go' and gave up our jobs as a languages teacher and in the NHS in 2004. More than ten years later we are still enjoying the combination of the French lifestyle and a job that brings us into contact with a huge variety of clients. We still derive a great deal of pleasure out of seeing people enjoying their time at La Tannerie and take it as a huge compliment that many return year after year.
Jeremy Smith purchased this cottage in 2004
Having watched every episode of 'A Place in the Sun' we knew that we wanted to run a gite complex in the south west of France. We were familiar with parts of the Dordogne having spent many holidays there, but knew nothing of its neighbour, the Charente. But a long weekend was all it took for us to discover La Tannerie and put in an offer! The peaceful rolling countryside, reliable climate and easy connections with the UK made it a simple decision! Within an hour or so are the major cities of Bordeaux and Perigueux, the vineyards of Cognac, Bergerac and St Emilion, and the Atlantic coast with its resorts and fishing villages. The area is served by major airports at Bordeaux and Bergerac. Chalais is minutes from the main A10 and the TGV stops at Angouleme.
It is La Tannerie's unique position in the centre of the market town of Chalais that is appreciated by all of our visitors. Within a few minutes stroll are supermarkets, boulangeries, cafés, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, doctors and dentists. Yet within the tree-lined grounds of La Tannerie you would never know you were in a town.
Please contact owner for details.
During the peak summer period our changeover day is Saturday, with departure by 10am and arrival after 4pm.
Outside of this period we are able to be more flexible.
Jeremy and Liz went above and beyond our expectations, we arrived late on New Years Eve to a wonderful Beef Bourguignon meal with wine and a cheese board to follow, they were such pleasant hosts we saw 2017 in with them. Throughout our stay they were very accommodating to our every need always with a happy disposition. we thought the location of the cottage was excellent, an easy stroll to buy fresh bread or have a restaurant meal, yet peaceful in every sense of the word. We were very sad to leave but reluctantly drove to Bordeaux airport only to find after we had handed back our hire car that our passports were still in the cottage. Jeremy was fantastic when we phoned him from the Airport he was out socialising with friends, but left everyone collected our passports from the cottage and drove to the Airport to meet us. What a wonderful act of kindness, he is our hero and we will never thank him enough as we made our flight just in time. A truly lovely place owned and run by an equally lovely couple. We would recommend this holiday facility 100% Many, many thanks