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Very impressive house with an ancient mill in the centre and modern wings attached on either side. Accommodation starts with an entry hallway with a large storage room, a W.C. and a good sized bathroom with double sinks, shower and bath. This leads to a great, fully equipped kitchen with a 6 person table. Down two steps into the old mill where there is a cozy snug on the ground floor and two bedrooms in the tower (as noted in other reviews, the second bedroom is accessed from the first bedroom via a very steep staircase-not for the old or infirmed but great for teenagers!). You then go up two steps to the large lounge in the other wing and then into a great sized bedroom.
A great time was had and our thanks to Mr and Madame Matthieu for their warm welcome.
Only negative point is that there is no WiFi but you can get it at the local Office de Tourisme.
Our group of four "oldies" were attracted to the Poitu-Charente region by its reputation for a warm climate and because it was not too hilly.
The gite "Woodsmoke" was delightful and well-appointed. The garden with its shrubs and trees was perfect for sitting in the evening sunshine and enjoying the peace and quiet of Vouillac le Haute. It is within easy reach of a boulangerie selling excellent bread. Further afield but within easy reach by car are some interesting and attractive towns. Royan with its market and sea front restaurants was especially attractive
. We all felt we had made an excellent choice of region and gite.