Our little gite has been totally renovated in 2019 into a special place for people to holiday.
My husband is a joiner and we have used lots of recycled wood to refurbish Fréne; the light fitting is made from an old beam from one of the barns and the wooden panelling around the staircase along with the headboard is part of the original chestnut parquet flooring from the living room in the main farmhouse. It's now a mixture of modern with hints of the history of the property; everything is finished to a very high standard.
In the kitchen there is a two ring gas hob, a fridge, a petit four (small oven) and all the usual kitchenware you would expect.
The living area has a two seater sofa and chair as well as dining table and chairs.
There is a garden with patio area, table and chairs with a parasol and sunbeds. There is an above ground 4m x 8m pool.
A welcome basket will be provided for all stays over 7 nights. It will contain locally sourced staple items as well as some treats; our own free range eggs, handmade soap made by a local artisan, wine and depending on the time of year, some fresh vegetables from our garden.
Cleaning is included in the price as long you leave things as you find them; clean and tidy. If it is not then an additional cleaning fee will be payable; please ask for more details.
We have a barn where you can keep a motorbike or bikes etc over night.
One well behaved and house trained dog is very welcome; we have a collie who loves to play!
Please be aware that we do have free range chickens so if your dog is not good with chickens you will need to keep them on a lead.
|Address: 32 rue des Anemones, Le Portail, Fontaine Chalendray|
|Zip/Postal Code: 17510|
|Latitude/Longitude: 45.9450401984145 / -0.17150291259758887|
|Nearest airport||La Rochelle||95 km|
|Nearest bar / pub||St Pierre Nere||7 km|
|Nearest beach||Saint-Georges-de-Didonne||80 km|
|Nearest boulangerie||La Fournile du Nere||7 km|
|Nearest doctor||Beauvais-sur-Matha||8 km|
|Nearest ferry port||St Malo||400 km|
|Nearest market||Aigre||16 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Bistrot St.Pierre||7 km|
|Nearest river||Le Charente||30 km|
|Nearest supermarket||Aulnay||16 km|
|Nearest train station||Saint-Jean-d'Angély||30 km|
Precise details on how to find us will be provided upon booking.
The property is situated in a small hamlet in rural countryside on the edge of the village of Fontaine Chalendray, not far from the ancient towns of Cognac, Saintes and Angouleme. We are surrounded by fields of sunflowers and vines along with other crops, sometimes there are cows in nearby fields and you may see farm machinery going about their business but cars are few and far between. It's a great place for bike riding and walking and generally enjoying this special piece of french countryside.
In neighbouring towns you will find brocantes and markets along with other shops and restaurants.
The beach is just over an hour away.
Kayaking is available nearby on the Charente river in Ruffec, Jarnac or Cognac.
There is an inland lake less than 10 minutes away with a sandy beach and it's a lovely place to swim. During July, August and September there is a pop up style restaurant opposite, serving "steak and frites". Other bars and restaurants are in the neighbouring towns and villages.
The nearest shop is 5 mins away with three other supermarkets within a 15 minute drive away in various directions.
The local dairy is a five minute drive away where you can visit at milking time to buy fresh raw milk, delicious yogurts and creamy Beurre Cru with salt crystals - the butter of kings!
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||£56.35 - £78.02||£260.08 - £433.47||-||1 Nights||-|
|01-Apr-2021 - 31-May-2021 Spring||£65.02||-||£346.78||-||1 Nights||-|
|01-Jun-2021 - 30-Jun-2021 June||£69.36||-||£364.11||-||1 Nights||-|
|01-Jul-2021 - 31-Aug-2021 Peak||£78.02||-||£433.47||-||1 Nights||-|
|01-Sep-2021 - 30-Sep-2021 September||£69.36||-||£390.12||-||1 Nights||-|
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|Cleaning - Book your final clean in advance to sav||Optional||£21.67||One time|