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2 Luxury Gîtes sleeping a total 14 with pool and views of beautiful countryside - Fauvette (sleeps 8, 3 Bedrooms), 2 Shower/wc Rooms



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
2 Luxury Gîtes in Tillac, near Angoulême and Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Setting In The Countryside, Only 5 Mins By Car To Mouthiers Sur Boëme, Our Local Village

Converted Charentaise barn, separated into 2 luxury gîtes named Fauvette and Souris, each with their own entrance, sleeping up to 8 persons (Fauvette with three bedrooms) and 6 persons (Souris with 3 bedrooms). The gîtes can be let as one complete unit via an internal inter-connecting door, making it ideal for large parties up to 14 persons. Each gîte has a bathroom on each floor with shower, WC and washbasin and most bedrooms have beautiful views of the stunning undulating countryside and pool. The property is situated in 1.5 acres of garden with various flowers beds, boules court, quality table tennis table and heated 11 x 7m illuminated pool. The pool has a uniform depth of 1.25m making it ideal for non-swimmers who merely wish to cool off, and has ample sun loungers, parasols and small tables. There is ample private parking in the grounds for all guests. The properties are equipped with free WIFI internet access, satellite HD TV/DVD, use of our expanding DVD library and books/games.

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Details for holiday cottage Fauvette (sleeps 8, 3 Bedrooms), 2 Shower/wc Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

Sleeps max. 8 persons, has 3 double-size bedrooms, one with king-size bed, 2 further bedrooms each with single beds, plus 2 folding beds.

It has a shower room with WC, washbasin on ground and first floor.

Fully equipped kitchen with oven/hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, cafetière, utensils, crockery, cutlery etc.

Fauvette has it's own separate utility room, equipped with washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes airer, cleaning materials, vacuum cleaner, washing basket.

The gîte has adequate seating for all, having sofas and relaxing chairs. They are equipped with satellite HD television (English), DVD player with mini DVD library.

Wood burners will keep you warm during autumn and early spring lets.

Free WIFI is provided.

The tariff includes all utilities, bed linen, bath towels and pool towels, together with local French taxes. If your stay is longer than one week, a change of linen and bath towels will be provided at the end of your first week

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Please visit our private website by clicking on the link further below this website page and click on our guest book page to view some of our guests' comments.

A few un-edited examples are here :-

"What a fantastic 2 weeks we've had. Beautiful gite-very comfortable and everything we needed. Stunning views and great pool the boys loved. How lucky to have such great people next door-many an evening spent enjoying wine and conversation and great food....not forgetting the great pool volleyball of course. And a big thank you to Steve and Rosemary for your company too and help with all things French!!"

"Lovely relaxing holiday in well equipped gite. Great hosts. Rosemary and Steve made us so welcome and ensured we had everything we needed. What a wonderful place to make some wonderful memories. Fab! :) "

"This is wonderful accommodation, beautifully clean and such a lovely rural setting. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant and for being so helpful with directions and recommendations for places to see."
Oct 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic gite, fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of gites in France and this was the best yet. Steve and Rosemary (on site) were attentive but respectful of privacy and always on hand to advise of a good day trip! They really embraced our families and kept the site in perfect order. The gites themselves were clearly a labour of love, the views fantastic and the location perfect. We'd thoroughly recommend to families of all ages. The only problem was getting the children away from the pool to explore the region!

Thanks again to you both x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write this very favourable review of your stay with us. We are very pleased that you all had a wonderful time and we would certainly welcome your return sometime in the future. Best wishes Steve & Rosemary Andrews
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Worth spoiling yourself

  • 5 of 5

How amazing to see 12 faces light up, after an 11 hour car journey, on arrival at this fantastic Gite. Warmly welcomed by Rosemary and Steve who were a fountain of knowledge throughout our stay offering recommendation of places to visit and venture to. The Gite was immaculate and offered our group of 6 adults and 6 children (72 years old to 11 years) ample accommodation as well as every facility and utensil we would need for our self catered stay. The Gite is set in ideallic surrounding with a stunning outlook over the pool to the corn and sunflower fields beyond. The pool, which is meticulously maintained through Steve's attention, is stunning and our whole group were more than happy to spend the vast majority of our stay just lazing around the edge, dipping to cool off or even adventuring in for a game of water volleyball. The area is quite and a car is very much needed to get to shops and restaurants, I enjoyed visiting La Couronne and spending hours just walking around the huge Auchan supermarket where you can buy just about anything and the commercial area surrounding it has places to eat (kids always like a visit to McDonalds no matter where you are and they were not disappointed!). I would obviously fully recommend this Gite (home) to anyone and would certainly visit again. Steve and Rosemary are fantastic hosts and certainly made our stay something we will always remember and look back on with very fond memories.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you all......so glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Steve & Rosemary Andrews
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux, Merignac at 120 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Mouthiers-sur-Boëme at 4.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 478 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Angoulême at 17 Kilometres Nearest Train : Angoulême TGV at 18 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 80 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Mouthiers-sur-Boëme at 4.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Saint George de Didonne at 100 Kilometres Car: necessary


St George de Didonne (1h30) is our closest beach and is well worth the journey, so take a picnic. A short distance further on will take you to Royan, which has 3 separate beaches, numerous boutiques and a multitude of restaurants.


AIR: We are well placed for airports and low cost airlines fly to Bordeaux (1h15), Poitiers (1h30), Limoges (1h15), Bergerac (1h40), whilst La Rochelle is further afield (2h10).

TRAIN : Angouleme TGV station is 20 mins drive away, which connects to Paris (2h40) or Lille for onward travel on Eurostar to the UK.

By Road/Ferry: St.Malo ferry port is approx 4-5 hours drive from the property.

Via Channel Tunnel: Tillac-Gîtes is about 7 hours from the Calais terminal.

Use of car essential.

Further Details:

Mouthiers-sur Boëme, our picturesque local village is a mere 5 mins away by car and can cater for all your immediate needs, having bar/tabac/restaurant, post office, bank, doctor, dentist, 2 hairdressers, high-class charcuterie, mini market, boulangerie, pharmacy, shoe shop. Large supermarkets (by car) are 15 mins away at Villebois Lavalette, La Couronne and Chateauneuf.

Further afield can be found Brantome-sur-Dronne (known as the Venice of the Dordogne), a picturesque village brimming with bars/restaurants, boutiques with canoeing available for all the family.

Aubeterre is also worth a visit, with its' hilltop position, winding narrow streets, a square with bar/restaurants, antique shops etc. Canoeing/swimming is also avai

lable at the man-made beach on the R.Dronne located at the base of the village.

Angouleme, the capital of the Department, is a must if you are after bars/restaurants, boutiques, river cruises, museums


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Reserving either gîte requires a completed Booking Form, which can be downloaded from our private website or sent to you by email, together with a 20% non-refundable deposit. The balance, plus a refundable* Damage Deposit of 200€ will be required 6 weeks prior to commencement of the rental period.
*subject to satisfactory inspection of property and inventory.

Changeover Day:
During the high season (July and August), changeover day is Saturday. All other periods can be flexible on request.
Guests are requested not to arrive before 5 p.m. and to depart by 10 a.m. during High Season, as changeover period is very busy for us.

Our preferred payments method is by bank (internet) transfer direct to our UK bank account if paying in GBP, or our French bank account if paying in Euros.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, There are also 2 fold up single beds


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Each gîte boasts 3 double-size bedrooms, 2 shower rooms with wash basin/WC, separate utility rooms equipped with washing machine, clothes airer, iron/ironing board, vacuum cleaner etc., French style bespoke fully equipped kitchens with hob/oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster/kettle, coffee cafetière, a full range of utensils/crockery and stunning open-plan dining-sitting rooms. Double-glazed doors open from the sitting area on to separate private terraces, each equipped with garden furniture, BBQ's and awesome countryside views beyond the heated pool to enjoy that well-deserved 'al-fresco' dining. The large 1.5 acre garden boasts attractive flower beds to enjoy, with room for a variety of games including table tennis on the quality outdoor table and a boules court. For the less energetic and for those preferring to relax and let the world go by, the pool area awaits you with ample sun loungers around it, so do the hammocks which are carefully placed under the fruit trees. Outside: The property is situated in 1.5 acres of garden with several flower beds, a boules court, shared heated swimming pool which has a uniform depth of 1.25m and measures 11m x 7m and the grounds have adequate parking for all guests. Each property has its' own private terrace with garden furniture, parasol and BBQ for that 'al fresco' dining. A building attached to the property contains a room where outdoor games are stored, and a further separate room used to store your refuse.

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