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.
Details for holiday cottage SOURIS (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms), 2 shower/WC rooms, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms
Souris (sleeps 6) has bedroom with double bed, two further bedrooms each having 2 single beds.
It has a shower room with wash basin/WC on each floor.
Fully equipped kitchen with oven/hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, cafetière, utensils, crockery, cutlery etc.
Souris each 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 and weekly thereafter.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just a quick note to thank you both again for your hospitality and allowing us to return again to your delightful Gites.
It was just like coming home again and all was just how we remembered and had described to our better halves after our last trip.
The whole place and surroundings are an absolute delight to visit and hope to return soon.
2 holidaymaker reviews
Both Steve & Rosemary make exceptional hosts. Extremely friendly and approachable. The Gites are simply amazing. Very clean, well cared for and well kitted out for every eventuality. Outdoor catering is a must in the courtyard, and views over the pool and countryside are simply to die for. This was our second time visiting and already planning a third in a year or so. Plenty do around the area, remote, but pleasant. Don't let the size put you off as the Gites split up into smaller accommodations, but also great for large parties. I can't praise the whole experience enough!
My husband, myself and our 1 year old daughter had a wonderful holiday at the Souris gîte. The property was very clean and beautifully presented inside and the gardens and pool were perfect to relax in. We enjoyed having BBQs on the patio in the evening, and playing table tennis. The location was great as there were so many towns and villages to visit, all within a short drive. Steve and Rosemary were extremely friendly and helpful and always on hand for any questions we had. We would definitely go back again.
Activity and Interests
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.
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 Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
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|
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.
A MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS IS REQUIRED OUT OF SEASON.
*subject to satisfactory inspection of property and inventory.
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.
Payment is required by Bank (internet) Transfer direct to our UK bank account if paying in GBP, or to our French bank account if paying in Euros.
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Golf ...
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.