|Property type||chateau / country house|
The south facing Logis, with its landscaped gardens, enclosed within high stone walls, is totally secluded. Set at the edge of a sleepy little hamlet, with far reaching uninterrupted views over fields,vineyards and woodland. Within a few minutes drive of the local market town and various other shops, banks, Post office, bars and restaurants. The hamlet is also served by daily delivery vans (bread,meat etc).
Within 45 minute drive to local airport (Angouleme). One hour drive to two further airports(la Rochelle and Poitiers) both with UK connections. TGV train service to Angouleme. Bus service from Angouleme to next village. 20 minutes to Cognac/Jarnac. Less than one hour to some of the finest beaches in France. The region boasts the second highest sunshine record throughout the country.
Rooms: Four rooms, including one 40ft long room suitable for children.
Facilities: Secluded gardens, library, including DVDs and CDs. Taxi service for guests (transfers and short journeys only). Bicycles available. Large selection of Toys. Prams, cots, car seats, strollers available for families. Cooked dinners on request with complimentary welcome goodies on arrival.
In rooms: free Wifi, flat screen TV, CD/DVD, kettle, fridge and mini bar.
Poolside: Surrounded by boxwood there is an outdoor, unheated pool, tiled in limestone, enclosed in the courtyard garden.
Children : children are more than welcome! The pool is unsupervised, but fitted with an alarm and fenced off. Children will love the courtyard garden with its free range chickens. Egg hunts are a daily occurrence!
The house keepers include 2 cats - Benson and Kitty and Strawberry the dog all are very friendly and can be found in the 2 acres of land around the Logis. They will consider fellow pets on request.
No smoking inside – ashtrays are left on the terraces.
I was truly stunned when I came to stay at the Logis. I imagined that it would be more like the sort of barn-with-a-bed-in-the-hayloft-type gite which those of us who have holidayed in France a few years ago got used to; the sort of place where you need litres of the local wine to get any sleep.
Not a bit of it. The place is spotless, with a stunning front aspect and oodles of space and charm. It's clear that a lot of effort has gone into putting this old manor house into shape. But it retains a family feel, with the landlady living close by in the outbuildings to sort out any issues a visitor might have and a few small animals which give it that country aspect, without which such a place could seem lifeless. Only someone weaned on a diet of the most anodyne of hotel resorts could find fault with this place.
A look at a map of the wine-producing regions of France reminds the visitor that this isn't just anywhere in France; you're near Cognac, which is a pretty town only half an hour's drive away with fascinating trips round the cognac houses and more besides. Perhaps the reputation of the big brandy makers overshadows the region's wine, but the local Charente red and white, while not well known in the UK, is actually delicious and I spent many happy hours under the trees at the back of the logis quaffing vintages with friends.
I am already checking my diary to see when I can go back. . . . .
The Logis is a beautiful house in a lovely part of France. It was furnished stylishly yet comfortably, more of a luxurious home from home. The kitchen had everything you would need and more for a self catering holiday, the linen and towels were all very good quality and there were lots of extra finishing touches such as fur throws, cowhide rugs and lovely smelling diffusers in every room.
I read the previous review regarding the manager and family being on site and it actually added to our stay as they were very hospitable and we got to know some of the lovely neighbours as a result. The surrounding area was stunning, just wish we had more time to explore it but the villages we went to were lovely.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back. My children loved the grounds and animals and it was a perfect way to spend a family holiday.
Despite arriving at the Logis 3 hours before check in we were greeted with such amazing hospitality. Not only was our early arrival inconvenient, the previous family had unfortunately left the house breaking all the garden furniture and half the crockery in the bins. However they made us feel very welcome and turned the house around purchasing a whole new garden suite and crockery in time for our check in. The Logis was stunning and extremely spacious. Special attention was made in all bedrooms with personalized name cards, lavender and a chocolate. My sons especially enjoyed the chocolates!
My sons were not bored for a minute thanks to all the copius toys, games and activities available. We also very much enjoyed your homecooking and
enjoyed tasting the local delicacies!
All in all we couldnt have asked for a better summer holiday and we are looking forward to coming back next Easter!
Perfectly positioned on the edge of a pretty village, just 15 min from the busy market town of Rouillac, where the largest Farmers Market in S.W of France happens on the 27th of every month. With it's selection of cafes, restaurants and shops it is a vibrant market town. Fabulous town of Cognac is just less than 30 min away where the historic cognac industry thrives and offers great visitor tours. The walled city of Angouleme is around 35 min, with great shopping, restaurants and evening scene and spectacular medieval ramparts. There is also a Nautilis water park a giant water park with flumes that go on for ever, water slides, wave machines, large pools and lakes, an Olympic size pool, leisure area with high slides, wave machine and man-made beach with many different water sports. The beaches of the west coast France are about 1 hour. A choice of lovely resorts, including La Rochelle & Royan, the closest being Meschers with the evocative fishing cabane perched on their long stilts. Family adventure days at Futuroscope in Poitiers & Valley of the Monkeys are all near by.