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Gorgeous spacious Cognac distillery sleeping 12 in 3 acres + 12x6 heated pool. - Le Chai - Les Tilleuls

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 871 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Le Chai - Les Tilleuls

Le Chai is a 2 bedroomed ground floor gite thoughtfully converted from the original wine store and cognac distillery. The bright kitchen and dining area lead on to the lounge which features the original “swan’s neck” alembic, here the wine was distilled into cognac and with the exposed beams and stone walls it makes an amazing atmosphere! A hallway leads from the kitchen to the shower room and toilet and to the bedrooms, one with a double bed the other with twin beds. There is also a small private terrace with barbeque, ideal for watching the glorious sunsets and guests have full use of the 1 hectare gardens and meadow. There is a walkway to the enclosed parking area and access to the pool and children's play area. 12 x 6 m pool, with safety alarm, is surrounded by raised decking, ideal for lazing on a sunlounger or watching the children. Roman steps lead to the 1m depth and a gentle slope leads to the 2m depth.


About the property

Les Tilleuls House and Pool

Les Tilleuls is a lovely old Charentaise farmhouse and distillery set in 3.5 acres of meadow-land surrounded by rolling hills and cognac vineyards, ideal for holidays. The old barn has been renovated to provide a spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom self catering gite. The ancient cognac distillery, which still retains the original alembic still, has been converted into a spacious 2 bedroom gite. Each gite has its own private patio area, access to the gardens and meadow-land with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.

Les Tilleuls is situated in the rural hamlet of Echebrune in the Charente Maritime region of south west France renowned for its exceptionally sunny climate and is only 10 minutes from junction 36 of the A10 motorway making for easy access from northern ports and the airports at Bordeaux and La Rochelle. The 12 X 6m pool, with safety alarm, is surrounded by raised decking ideal for relaxing on a sunlounger or watching the children play.

Explore the Charente Maritime: A holiday at Les Tilleuls offers a huge variety of choices from lazing by the pool, relaxing with a cooling glass of the local wine or reading that best seller under the shady walnut tree to, when more action is needed, a cycle along the chalk lanes through the vineyards and sunflower fields, visiting the many local Roman churches and pretty villages. Or, visiting the local town of Cognac and making a tour of one of the many famous distilleries. Or, a visit to Saintes seeing the Roman amphitheatre, the Abbaye des Dames, taking a boat along the Charente. Or, taking the Green Route along the Gironde estuary, stopping off at one of the many little ports for lunch by the quay and then on to the beaches of Royan and on to the miles of pine forest and sand dunes for some windsurfing. Or, improve your golf at one of the superb local 18 hole courses. The choice is yours!!

Welcome Pack: A French Welcome Pack is provided to all guests on arrival when a 3 course meal can be served. Please contact us for further details.

Family Bookings: Les Tilleuls can also be let as whole with inter connecting doors between the gites and offering accommodation for up to 12 people.

More Details

Owner
Bob and Andy
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Bob and Andy

Bob and Andy first bought holiday home in the Charente 12 years ago, as a haven from their busy careers in the UK (Bob as a company director in IT and Andy as a TV executive with the BBC). They soon fell under the spell of the region, and in 2016 the opportunity arose for them both to take early retirement and relocate to France. They had always dreamed of running a holiday business and after a year of searching the region, found their perfect property in Les Tilleuls which they bought at the start of 2017.

Bob and Andy purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Bob and Andy chose Échebrune

Location, location, location!!!! Set in a stunning position, no neighbours, complete privacy but close to towns and villages. Bob and Andy think Les Tilleuls is the perfect location for your holiday- perfect for lazing by the pool or in the grounds, but just a 5 minute drive into the beautiful ancient town of Pons, with its cobbled streets, Donjon and Chateau, lively bars and restaurants and local markets and supermarkets. 20 mins by car will get you to both Jonzac and Cognac and the fishing villages of the Gironde can be reached in under 30 minutes. The beach resorts at Saint Georges-de-Didonne is just 28 miles away

What makes this cottage unique

La Grange (sleeps 8) and Le Chai (sleeps 4) can be rented separately or together (with an interconnecting double door) offering great flexibility for couples, families and larger groups. Both properties have been tastefully renovated to retain original features but to incorporate all modern conveniences. Les Tilleuls is surrounded by 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens and meadow-land. Here you will find a stunning 12mx6m floodlit pool, boules pitch, badminton court and several shaded/covered terraces to enjoy.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Échebrune in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 871 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Downstairs Shower - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a shower room with shower cubicle, toilet and basin with vanity unit on the ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Charming ground floor bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(2 traveller reviews)

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Le Chai - Les Tilleuls
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Excellent séjour aux Tilleuls !!!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour avec notre chien (Golden Retriever) qui était vraiment le bienvenu dans ce gîte.

Bob et Andy nous ont accueilli chaleureusement après une longue route avec une surprise ... un panier gourmand de bienvenue. Chose très appréciable lorsque que l'on arrive tard un dimanche et que tout est fermé pour se restaurer.

Le gîte est spacieux, très confortable et propre. Vous ne manquerez de rien car il est très bien équipé. On se sent rapidement comme chez soi.

L'endroit invite à la détente, encore merci à Bob et Andy, nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Yrieix la Perche, 87
5

Parfait !!!

  • 5 of 5

Très bon accueil, magnifique logement, très propre et bien équipé.

Un très agréable moment partagé avec nos hôtes. Merci à eux pour leur disponibilité.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Bordeaux and La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Chadenac (2k) and Pons (4k)
Nearest Ferry
280 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Cognace
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Pons
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
A10 Junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Pons
Nearest Beach
29 Miles
Meschers
Car: necessary

Location, location, location!!!! Set in a stunning position, no neighbours, complete privacy but close to towns and villages. Bob and Andy think Les Tilleuls is the perfect location for your holiday- perfect for lazing by the pool or in the grounds, but just a 5 minute drive into the beautiful ancient town of Pons, with its cobbled streets, Donjon and Chateau, lively bars and restaurants and local markets and supermarkets. 20 mins by car will get you to both Jonzac and Cognac and the fishing villages of the Gironde can be reached in under 30 minutes. The beach resorts at Saint Georges-de-Didonne is just 28 miles away.

Echebrune, with its beautiful hilltop XIth century church, is just 4 miles from the pretty town of Pons which, with its mediaeval keep and pilgrims hospital, provides supermarkets, banks, post office, bars and restaurants and a twice weekly market. Les Tilleuls is also conveniently situated for the old town of Cognac with the famous houses of Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin, etc offering fascinating guided tours of their cognac distilleries which, of course, include tastings! The Roman town of Saintes, with its Roman amphitheatre and bustling shopping centre, is also very close by as are the beautiful beaches around the resort town of Royan. The pretty fishing ports of the Gironde estuary are within 30 minutes. For children, visit the renowned zoo at La Palmyre, discover the themed Chateau des Enigmes just down the road at Pons or enjoy a day at the ‘Antilles de Jonzac’ an enormous aqua playground of 10,000 sqm. Or just simply relax, explore the stunning surrounding villages and try some Pineau des Charentes, the local aperitif.

Other Activities: go-karting, quad-biking, canoeing, fishing, walking, horse riding, cycling

Golf: There are three 18 hole courses in easy reach of Les Tilleuls. The par 72 Golf du Cognac, located on the banks of the River Charente, is gently sloping and dotted with water hazards as it twists between vineyards and woodland. At Saintes, Golf de Saintonge is a rolling, par 68, wooded course which combines the pleasure of the game with some technical skill. A kilometre inland from the Cote de Beaute, in the heart of the Coubre Forest, lies Golf de Royan, a slightly narrower par 71, that gently follows the line of the sand dunes. All have buggies and clubs for hire.

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