For extended families or 2 families who want to holiday together but retain their independence, this property is ideal! The 2 independent gites in either end of a converted barn, have been sympathetically renovated to a very high standard. Large, heated (End of May to Sept) private pool, WiFi, Gym, Sauna and enclosed Kiddies Play Park on site. Golf, Fishing & Lakes nearby. 20% off std rates on all Brittany Ferries crossings to France.
Set in 5 acres of beautiful Charente countryside, Le Tilleul offers premium quality accommodation and enough space to unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! The two separate & independent gites share a LARGE (13m x 6m) heated swimming pool (yes, one that you can actually swim in!), which is overlooked by the spacious Summer Terrace, equipped with sofa, dining table and chairs, fridge with ice-maker, i-pod docking station, Table Football and dart board.
Next to the Summer Terrace is the gym, the 4 person sauna and the dedicated Table Tennis area. The grounds are mostly laid to grass with football mini-goals, volleyball/badminton net and 14ft trampoline with safety net all available for those with energy to burn! There is also a 12 m x 4 m 'Terraine de Patanque' (Boules Court) and a Croquet Lawn - ideal places for a sociable family game of boules, croquet or Molkky as the sun goes down!
Gites at Le Tilleul, a delightfully converted haybarn, consists of two separate, independent self-catering gites alongside each other - Le Pommier and Le Cerisier, offering quality accommodation for up to 10-11 people across the 2 gites. Large garden with plenty of room for children to play, large heated pool to relax by in the summer months, gym and sauna or just a perfect place to explore local attractions and activities, including water sports and beach at the nearby lake.
Sympathetically renovated, The Gites at Le Tilleul offers quality accommodation in two independent gites (Le Pommier and Le Cerisier) whilst retaining its natural French rustic charm. Across the two gites are two King-size, one double and two twin bedrooms sleeping 10 people comfortably between them, and all bedrooms have exposed beams and partially exposed stone walls.
In Le Pommier the Master bedroom has an en suite shower room, featuring a large walk in shower. From the ground floor entrance hall there are solid wood doors leading to all three bedrooms. All bedrooms are situated on the north side ground floor, thereby providing cooler sleeping conditions during warm summer nights. Also situated on the ground floor is the family bathroom offering a full size bath, w.c. and shower.
Rising from the entrance hall are the stairs which lead up to the light and airy open plan hay loft which retains many interesting features including the galleried stairs and the fully exposed roof structure. At the east end of the living area is the spacious lounge space with sofas, the wood burning stove, wide-screen TV with HD Satellite reception of UK FreeSat channels, Chromecast, DVD, Samsung Quality Bluetooth Speaker and i-pod docking station.
At the west end, the open plan kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances including a double built in oven, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, dish washer and coffee machine. The dining area features a large farmhouse table which seats 6 and from both kitchen and lounge, French doors provide access to the very large (5m x 3m) south facing wooden balcony/first floor terrace. This is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing morning coffee or watch the sun go down with a glass of the local red! It is also totally secure so the ideal indoor/outdoor, safe place for toddlers and young children to play outdoors whilst being supervised from the living area.
In Le Cerisier gite, on the ground floor, both the lounge and kitchen/dining room have ceramic tiled floors, ideal for those hot summer days. Both rooms have external doors which lead out on to the south facing patio, which is equipped with patio table and chairs and electrically operated parasol. The double aspect living room benefits from UK satellite TV, Chromecast, DVD player and i-pod docking station.
The kitchen has been designed around the original bread oven which remains a feature at the rear, whilst the original thresher gearing is a feature on the dining area wall. It has been refurbished to a very high standard with all major kitchen appliances (Washing Machine/Dishwasher/Fridge Freezer/ Oven/Hob) being Bosch and also provided is a Krups individual 'pod' coffee machine which is capable of producing Espresso, Caffe Lungo, Cappuccino, Cortado and Mocha - so no need to miss out on your usual morning 'real coffee' fix, just because you're on holiday!.
Stairs rising from the dining area lead to the first floor landing, which has a small feature window and storage cupboard. The stairwell and landing have exposed oak beams and solid oak features.
To the right, the main bedroom has an oak bed and a generously proportioned en-suite shower room with large shower and twin wash hand basins. The shower room's white on grey colour scheme showcases the quality of the fittings and accentuates the overall sense of luxurious quality.
On the left of the stairs is the twin bedroom which also has it's own en-suite facilities - this time a modern bath with shower Two full size twin beds ensure comfort and there is ample storage in the wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. (Note - it is possible to add a infant/child bed if required).
Both bedrooms have spectacular southerly views over the garden and the rolling countryside beyond and both have full length windows with are fitted with attractive wrought iron safety rails.
All rooms have exposed oak beams and at least one exposed stone wall (with the exception of the master en-suite shower room, which has no exposed stone) and this, combined with the modern refurbishment which the property has undergone, provides a sympathetic combination of period character and modern convenience, ideal for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.
|Address: Le Tilleul, 16310 Le Lindois, France|
|Zip/Postal Code: 16310|
| Latitude/Longitude: 45.746421354409456 / 0.5723916644287783|
|Nearest airport||Limoges||50 minutes|
|Nearest bar / pub||La Rochefoucauld||15 minutes|
|Nearest beach||Bay of Biscay||120 minutes|
|Nearest boulangerie||Montemboeuf||5 minutes|
|Nearest doctor||Montbron||12 minutes|
|Nearest ferry port||St Malo:Le Havre/Caen||500 km|
|Nearest market||Montbron||12 minutes|
|Nearest restaurant||Brise Bois||8 minutes|
|Nearest river||La Tardoire||12 minutes|
|Nearest supermarket||La Rochefoucauld||15 minutes|
|Nearest train station||La Rochefoucauld||15 minutes|
Directions available on request
Rural location surrounded by farmland with views across the Charente countryside. Situated just outside the quiet little hamlet of Le Lindois, the Gites are in a great location and is served by excellent restaurants and there are plenty of other interesting activities to keep everyone happy.
The quaint market town of La Rochefoucauld with its own Chateau, is just 10 minutes drive away, with a large supermarket, restaurants and shops and the historic city of Angoulême, the capital of the Charente, just 15 minutes further afield.
There are plenty of other attractions nearby. The freshwater leisure lakes of the Haute Charente with safe swimming areas, picnic tables, and cafes, or the lake Grand Etang de St Esteph with its sandy beach and shallow, warm water for paddling/swimming, lifeguard service and free (half hour) kayaking sessions also with walks and cycle tracks.
Families can have fun monkeying around at the Treetop Adventure Park at Massignac (10 mins away), with rope bridges, Tarzan swings, zip wires and more with various levels of difficulty and a tiny-tots adventure area.
The martyr village from the second world war of Oradour sur Glane will leave a lasting impression on you with the village ruins frozen in time and its excellent informative museum and exhibition.
The nearby village of Montemboeuf (8 mins) has a small local shop, boulangerie, pharmacy, restaurant & bar, butcher, café and doctor’s surgery.
The nearby first century Roman settlement of Cassinomagus at Chassenon is a unique place to visit with its thermal baths and vast archeological park and gardens with the opportunity for children to dress up in costumes.
Nautilis Aqua Centre, Angouleme has a large Indoor/outdoor pool complex with water slides and wave-maker. Large lake in the same area with footpath around the perimeter and sandy beach. 30 mins drive away.
The scenic town of Brantome, known as the Venice of the Perigord Vert, is about a one hour drive away just across the border in the northern Dordogne. Beautiful scenery, a medieval abbey and 11th century belfry with pavement cafes and restaurants, and large Friday Market. Large park and kayaking on the river Dronne, which circles the town.