Petite Chataigne 5 Bedrooms, sleeps up to 10 OR 2 bedrooms to sleep 4 Property Ref: FR139
La Petite Châtaigne is situated in open countryside approximately 2 km from the village Pamproux which has a boulangerie, butchers, small bar, doctors and pharmacy. With all amenities close by it makes this lovely property a perfect place for family holidays.
Despite being set amongst fields and farms it is conveniently close to towns and villages making it perfectly located for exploring the Poitou Charente region of France.
La Petite Châtaigne has been lovingly restored and offers family friendly holiday accommodation with a perfect layout for families. The accommodation itself offers spacious living areas, this together with the great swimming pool (heated and fenced off for security) and large gardens make it a great choice.
Outside of the main season several bedrooms can be closed off making the property lettable as a 2 bedroom property if preferred.
GUESTS HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF ALL FACILITIES ON SITE.
The entrance to the house leads you directly into the dining room, where there is a large, rustic dining table with room to seat ten plus highchairs. There is also a comfortable seating area arranged around a log burning fire where you can enjoy cosy, out of season evenings watching satellite TV (with English channels).
At the rear of the dining room two steps lead down into the modern, fully fitted kitchen which has a dishwasher, washing machine, full sized cooker and hob, microwave and everything you need for a family holiday. The door between the kitchen and dining room can be shut to keep little people out when required.
At the side of the dining room, there are a further small set of steps leading to a large double bedroom with views over the garden, a large ensuite shower room and a separate WC. This may be the perfect set up for families enjoying a holiday in the company of grandparents, as they are self contained here and do not need to worry about the stairs (or the early risers upstairs!).
The door on the other side of the dining room leads to the reading room which has comfortable seating and bookcases full of books and board games.
The TV room is next door and offers even more comfy seating arranged around the TV (with English channels). Guests can choose to watch different channels on the TV in the dining room so no fighting over who watches what! WIFI
Stairs from the TV room lead up to a large landing with bedrooms leading off. The upstairs has many exposed oak beams, some of which are low so please do be careful!
Upstairs, The first bedroom is a double with exposed beams and a modern ensuite shower room. There is a small window overlooking the garden so guests can lie in bed and enjoy the view over the fields beyond. Bedroom two next door has two single beds with matching bedside tables and a velux window with blind above the bed. Bedroom three is another double room with loads of space for a cot and views over the garden and countryside. There is a huge built in cupboard with lots of room for storing cots or toys as well as clothes. This bedroom has a modern ensuite shower room attached.
Across the hallway is the family bathroom with a bath, perfect for bathing small children.
The final bedroom upstairs has twin beds and views over the pool and countryside. This bedroom is reached via 3 steps and there is a curtain in place of a door so the room may be better suited to older children or adults.
There are small stairs in places - Stairgates are provided for use if needed.
Several bedrooms can be closed off outside of the main season making the property lettable as a 2 bedroom property if preferred.
The property is fully centrally heated and available all year.
This property is completely private and you will have exclusive use of all facilities.
The swimming pool is fully enclosed for maximum security and at the heart of the outside space. This area can be seen on the drive up to the house, tempting you from the moment you enter the grounds.
The swimming pool measures 10 metres x 5 metres and is HEATED to 5 degrees above ambient air temperature when needed, meaning you can make the most of this feature during the cooler Spring and Autumn weeks. The pool is heated April - October. The pool has Roman steps for safe and easy access and a ledge all the way around the pool at a metre deep. The paved area is perfect for sunbathing on one of the many loungers provided and the views of the fields and countryside beyond make it a really lovely relaxing area.
Free WIFI extends to the pool area, if required.
Directly outside of the farmhouse is a small enclosed shingled area which runs the entire length of the house. This area has a table and chairs set up for enjoying your morning coffee and a child's playhouse so little ones can play happily and safely.
Beyond this area is the main garden which is large and open so ideal for running around, playing ball games and letting off steam.
Play equipment including swings and a slide, a large trampoline with a safety enclosure, table tennis, large outdoors games such as Connect 4 and a Boules pitch.
There are picnic tables set up with parasols and a Weber gas BBQ so outdoors dining is an easy option - Perfect for enjoying a lazy al fresco meal whilst the children play happily nearby!
If you want to explore the beautiful Poitou Charente countryside then there are bicycles on site for your use, or you could make things more exciting by hiring a tandem or trailer for the kids from the local bike hire firm who will deliver to your door.
BABY AND CHILD FRIENDLY
Fully enclosed pool with Roman steps for easy access in and out and a ledge all the way round the pool at a meter deep
Swimming pool Heated to 28 degrees.
Outdoor table chairs and a swing seat for children.
Safely Enclosed garden.
Fixed Stair gates top and bottom of the stairs and 2 extra ones if required.
2 proper cots and 1 travel cot . All bed linen provided.
2 high chairs, 2 booster chairs and a small indoor table and chairs.
Small bath with non slip mat and in bath seat for small baby.
Various plastic cutlery, bowls, beakers, cups.
Night light bulbs
Children's Wendy house and play equipment
Slide and Swing, Enclosed trampoline, Football Goal, Large outdoor games including
Connect 4, Table Tennis, Boules etc
And assorted children's toys, DVDs,and games.
PRICES 2015 5 Bedroom farmhouse OR 2 bedroom farmhouse
January - March 2015 £995 £450
01 April - 20 May £1250 £795
21 May - 25 June £1295 £850
25 June - 02 September £2400 N/A
03 September - 28 September £1150 £650
29 September - December £995 £450
Prices are per week, sterling
Saturday changeover day, this is flexible outside of main season
Hire of Bed Linen is included in the price, but you need to bring your own towels
Security Deposit of £250, is fully refundable if no damage to property and left in a clean and tidy condition.
Arrivals after 4pm and departures by 10am
POOL HEATED APRIL - OCTOBER
GUESTS HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF ALL FACILITIES AT THIS PRIVATE PROPERTY
WOW! Fantastic villa with plenty of toys/games for kids of all ages. Great place for chilling out if you want to get away from it all. Clark Family
Had a wonderful holiday, the villa was excellent with lots to do for young and old kids. James Family
We had a very relaxing time, lots to do for the kids and everyone enjoyed the pool. Lots of nice things/places to visit nearby. The vineyard was a good day out - may have to leave the children behind to make room for the wine.
We have had a great holiday. The house provided all we needed for a very relaxing time. It was a great base for enjoyable days out, beaches, La Rochelle and Golf were favourites. The pool is "gorgeous" Thank You. The Baylis's
We had a wonderful week here - 07 to 14 August. The gite is lovely and the facilities are great. Josie loved the outside play equipment and of course, the pool, as did the big kids as well! It was so peaceful and tranquil - a beautiful area. Unfortunately the week went far too quickly! Thank you for making us so welcome.
Thank you so much for a wonderful 2 weeks we have spent here. A very warm welcome from you both got our holiday off to a great start. Gite was perfect, one of the best we've stayed in and the pool was a hit with everyone. All facilities were brilliant, loads to do for the kids, especially the trampoline! All this and great weather means we will definitely be back. Mick, Liz, Warren, Sam, Lauran, Ashley & Holly
We had a lovely week at Petite Chataigne. The kids have all thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the attention to detail with regards to all of the games, books, and DVD's was spot on. We would thoroughly recommend any family to visit "Puy du Fou " as it was a great day out enjoyed by each member from the oldest to the youngest. Thank you for allowing us to spend a great week here, we hope to return one day. The Weaver's & The Robert's
Petite Chataigne is situated in open countryside but has the luxury of being just 2km from the nearest village, Pamproux, where you will find the local shop, boulangerie, a small bar and an excellent butchers, doctors and a pharmacy. For a wider choice, St Maixent l'Ecole is only 10 minutes in the car (13km) and offers a wide choice of shops, hypermarkets and restaurants, as well as a bustling market twice a week.
We have listed some attractions below, however there is much more information available on beaches, attractions etc in the links box at the top of this page to the right
There is a fishing lake at St Germier which is only 5 minutes away from the house - visitors need only turn up and pay to spend the day fishing for trout or carp - you can take it back and cook it on the BBQ for supper?
Les Forges golf course is about a 20 minute drive away. The 27 hole course is set on 110 ha of unspoilt land and during the Summer holidays, the club organises ‘kids clinics' where children between the ages of 7 and 15 spend the morning learning the basics of golf and two hours in the afternoon taking part in various sports activities.
If you need some beach time to complete your holiday then why not explore one of the many lake beaches in the area? Most offer swimming, boating, canoeing and fishing, as well as restaurants and play areas... you just need to find your favourite. Verruyes lakeside beach is 30 minutes away. If you prefer the coast, then La Rochelle is just over an hour away and offers the traditional French seaside experience as well as wonderful boutique shops, pavement dining and people watching and the largest aquarium in Europe. Other lovely beaches also available in just over an hour's drive.
Futuroscope is a futuristic theme park at Poitiers and is a great day out for all the family where interactive adventures will delight and thrill - the children will love it, adults too! - 40 minutes drive
Puys du Fou - France's premier theme park is a must! Highly recommended. 1 hour 45 minutes drive
Poitiers - A city to surprise and seduce you - 40 minutes
Cognac - home of Brandy - approx 2 hours
Finally, if you are looking for good food then this area has lots to offer. The owner highly recommends Sunday lunch at a nearby restaurant where 8 courses including wine will set you back €38 per head... You will need book well in advance as the quality of this restaurant means it gets booked up weeks ahead.
Ferry Ports - St Malo 3 hours, Caen 4.5 hours, Calais 6 hours drive
Airports - Poitiers 40 minutes, La Rochelle and Nantes 1 hours drive
All airports served by discounted airlines ie Ryanair, Easyjet and Flybe.
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