Le Vieux Cordonnier is a characterful 2 bedroomed cottage which can sleep up to 2 adults and three children in two bedrooms. It was originally the village cobbler's shop and retains many of the original features, with wooden beams and stone walls. It provides very comfortable family accommodation. It is tastefully furnished, with leather settees, oak bedroom furniture, a fully fitted and equipped kitchen and a family bathroom with a walk in shower. It also has Wi-Fi access.
Downstairs there is a modern open plan kitchen / dining / living room, with UK satellite TV and a DVD player, fridge-freezer, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. On this floor is also the light and spacious master bedroom (with a double bed and plenty of storage) which has full length windows overlooking the garden and a large velux positioned directly over the double bed where you can gaze at the night stars! There is also the family bathroom with a luxury walk-in shower.
Upstairs is a second bedroom containing a double bed and a single bed. A travel cot is also available if needed.
Large fans are provided in both bedrooms if night time temperatures become a little high.
Outside there is a large alarmed swimming pool (10 metres x 5 meters), with a telescopic hard cover which heats the water. The pool is shared with the owners, who tend to use it when guests have gone out. There are sun loungers for guests, a garden bistro table and chairs and a charcoal BBQ to help guests enjoy an alfresco dining experience. Alongside the pool is a fabulous open hanger which provides a perfect shaded area for lunch or a dreamy candle-lit dinner in the evening. This is equipped with a buffet bar and a high quality music system.
There are two adult bikes and two children's bikes available for guests, along with a selection of outdoor games.
Bathroom towels, pool towels and bedding are all included in the weekly price.
Melleran is a beautiful village with lots of community events happening in June, July and August. There is a village bar/restaurant which is open on Friday and Saturday evenings, and which serves an amazing four course meal for around €12.00. There is also a boulangerie and a post office. Melleran is located within 8 km of two local towns, Chef Boutonne and Sauze Vaussais, which have a full range of services, including supermarkets, petrol stations, doctors, chemists, restaurants and a cinema.
There are lots of pathways for walks and by-ways to cycle on. Roads are very quiet and drivers respectful of both pedestrians and cyclists. A little further afield there are attractions such as the Vallee des Singes (Monkey Valley)(http://www.la-vallee-des-singes.fr/) , which is fun for both children and adults, Futuroscope near Poitiers (a high tech theme park) (https://www.futuroscope.com/) and the gorgeous coastline of La Rochelle and the Ile de Re, along with a wide range of attractions to suite all ages. Even further afield are the famous towns of Cognac, Bordeaux and Nantes, all worth visiting.
There are many other places to visit and sights to see and the owners are always happy to share experiences and help with directions.
Whether you want a relaxing poolside holiday in peaceful surroundings or opportunities to explore the rich history and culture of the area, you will find Le Vieux Cordonnier an ideal location.
|Address: 12 Rue des Chaumes|
|Zip/Postal Code: 79190|
| Latitude/Longitude: 46.08333 / 0.16667|
|Nearest airport||Poitiers||68 km|
|Nearest bar / pub||Le Chat Qui Peche, Melleran||400 meters|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle||100 km|
|Nearest boulangerie||Melleran Bakery||850 meters|
|Nearest canal||Marais Poitevin||90 km|
|Nearest doctor||Chef Boutonne Surgery||6.4 km|
|Nearest ferry port||St Malo||350 km|
|Nearest market||Chef Boutonne||6 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Le Chat Qui Peche, Melleran||400 meters|
|Nearest river||River Boutonne||6 km|
|Nearest supermarket||Super U Chef Boutonne||6 km|
|Nearest train station||Ruffec TGV||20 km|
Located within 15 minutes of the N10 (connecting Poitiers to Bordeaux) between the two market town of Chef Boutonne and Sauze Vaussais, conveniently situated with regard to regional airports at Poitiers (50 minutes), La Rochelle (90 minutes), Limoges (90 minutes), Bergerac (120 minutes) and Bordeaux (120 minutes).