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2 Luxury Gîtes sleeping a total 14 with pool and views of beautiful countryside - SOURIS (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms), 2 shower/WC rooms

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking



SOURIS (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms), 2 shower/WC rooms

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.

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About the property


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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Stephen Andrews
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

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.
Sep 2016
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Available Rentals

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for SOURIS (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms), 2 shower/WC roomsin Plassac-Rouffiac in Charente

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
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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(2 traveller reviews)

SOURIS (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms), 2 shower/WC rooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Tilac Gites

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this positive review, which has been justified by the care and attention we give to the gites and visiting clients. We would always welcome your return visit sometime in the future.
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the property, facilities and local places of interest to visit. We were delighted to have you stay and we look forward to your return here sometime in the future. Kind regards from Steve and Rosemary Andrews
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Bordeaux, Merignac
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
478 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Angoulême TGV
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Saint George de Didonne
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