Now in its 15th year of letting to guests ( we were previously with Cottages4you and Novosol ) this spacious single storey 18th century Charentais farmhouse has a single Gite set in the owners private hamlet surrounded by beautiful open countryside and woodlands. The property contains a large fully equipped kitchen / dining room, a large comfortably furnished lounge with television (sky) music center and DVD player with two separate seating areas. The master bedroom ( 45 sq metres) has both a kingsize and a single bed and includes an ensuite shower room with toilet.
A second twin bedroom ( 25 sq metres) opens directly onto the gite garden. It has an adjacent shower room with hand basin and a separate toilet. New in 2015, a third very large south facing bedroom with a king size bed and an additional single bed; It has its own sitting area and television.
If you only require 2 bedrooms, please contact us for a discounted rate.
Outside, the property has its own garden with a covered tiled eating area and barbeque. Alongside this garden is a secure walled swimming pool, 5 x 10 metres with additional roman steps. The swimming pool is for the sole use of the gite occupants. Whilst not overlooked the pool area has views over the wooded parkland and garden. Guests are free to explore the owners 1.5 hectares of woodland and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this charming holiday property. There is ample parking space adjacent to the gite.
The gite has central heating and a wood burning stove in the kitchen to supplement out of season lettings. Wooden floors and oak beamed ceilings add to the charm of this property. The kitchen is well equipped for self catering with cooker, fridge / freezer, microwave,washing machine and dishwasher.
The large sitting room has two separate comfortable seating areas with television, music centre and library, it has french doors at each end leading to the garden and front courtyard.
Each bedroom is equipped with wardrobe, dressing table and quality bed linen and towels. ( Please note swimming towels are not provided ).
Those wishing to just chill out and relax can enjoy the garden with a book in a deckchair. For the more energetic, there are several grassed areas suitable for badminton, cricket, boules, football ( net provided) or our outdoor table tennis table.
The secure walled pool area is very private, and a veritable sun trap. It is equipped with sunbeds and umbrella.
The immediate countryside around the property is perfect for walkers of all levels. For cyclists there are numerous marked cycle routes. We do have 4 cycles at your disposal.
In the village of Chatignac, a few minutes walk away, is a free tennis court and boules pitch.
At Brossac ( 5kms) there are facilities including, bakery, pharmacy a small supermarket, post office, bank / ATM, restaurants and bar. Of particular interest for families with smaller children there is a swimming lake with sand beach and a leisure centre with indoor pool, spa facilities, squash court and snack bar.
Those wishing to make visits during their holiday have a wide choice within an hours drive. The very beautiful city of Bordeaux, the renowned towns of Cognac and Jarnac with several distilleries to visit, the rolling vineyards of the Saint Emilion region and Blaye, on the Gironde Estuary which has a magnificent fortress. Forty minutes from the property is the historical city of Angouleme with its excellent museums and cathedral. Closer still is the charming hilltop town of Aubeterre with its magnificent Monolythic church and traditional French market square and numerous restaurants. It also boasts a bathing beach on the river with kayaking facilities.
We have been asked has to the distance to the sea from Chez Lussaud. Royan is 60km away and La Rochelle a little further. The bay of Archachon is also possible in a day. Guests have spent days at the beach but if several daily visits are required we would advise you to choose a property closer to the coast.
Chalais our local town (10kms) has a bustling market each Monday morning, several supermarkets and varied shops overlooked by a fortress chateau which is open to visitors.
Bordeaux is a good city to visit. Travel time is normally an hour. There is an excellent Park and Ride scheme which is very reasonable around £4 for parking and trams; the charge is per car and we have included six people in the one price.