Chez Branger, Les Adjots, 16700
Our Holiday Home is a large 4 bedroom property which can sleep up to 10 people. It is fully equipped with all things required for a self catering holiday in a beautiful part of rural France. There is a large patio/courtyard with lots of garden furniture to enjoy the weather and a very large mature garden with lots of fruit and nut trees. Private parking is available for multiple vehicles and bed linen and towels are provided.
Description of Our Holiday Home Gite :1. Large bright living room with 3 double doors into garden/patio. Plenty of seating ( including pull out sofa bed - sleeps 2), 50" LED TV, All FREE to air UK TV Stations available, WiFi and a CD player.
2. Open plan kitchen/diner with all amenities. Microwave oven, Gas Hob with Double Electric Ovens, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Kettle, Toaster. The kitchen also has all the pots and pans you'll need along with a slow cooker, cutlery, mugs, glasses, wine glasses. From a safety point of view, there is a fire extinguisher which is easily accessible, a fire blanket, first-aid kit and also a smoke alarm is fitted in the kitchen/diner area. The diner has a dining table which seats 10.
3. Second living room - for quiet time. Has an office desk and book selves with a variety of books. It also has a seating area with coffee table.
4. Master Bedroom in the north wing of the house. Includes kingsize bed, 2x bedside tables with lamps, dressing table, chest of drawers, walk-in closet/dressing room, en-suite with bath and shower cubicle. Also, as this is the master bedroom, a child's cot is also included. If evenings are cold, an oil filled radiator is available in the dressing room. You can set your required temperature on this heater. The en-suite has it's own wall mounted heater.
5. 2 x Double Bedrooms in the southern wing of the house. Each bedroom has a double bed and 2x bedside tables with lamps. There is also a spacious open air wardrobe for hanging clothes with shelves and space for shoes etc, including extra pillows etc. Each bedroom has a wall mounted heater.
6. There is also a twin bedroom which has 2 x single beds. Again with 2 x bedside tables with lamps and an open air wardrobe as described above. Also includes a wall mounted heater.
7. A large bathroom serves the southern wing. Includes a wall mounted heater.
8. Back downstairs between the kitchen and the quiet room is a bright utility room. This room holds the garden furniture if the weather has been particularly wet. It also holds the tumble dryer. Through the centre of this room is access to a toilet/shower room and also access to the patio/garden. It's the ideal location for a shower room when you've been out in the hot sun and you want to cool down.
8. The patio/courtyard is a bit of a sun trap. It is surrounded on three sides by building. There are numerous sun loungers, garden chairs, tables with large and small parasols. There is also a charcoal BBQ with BBQ utensils and crockery in the kitchen.
9. The garden is spacious with two walnut trees, 2 hazelnut trees, apple trees, plum trees, a peach tree and a fig tree. Please help yourself when the fruit is ready to eat. Be careful with NUT ALLERGIES.
10. There is enough garage space for 3 cars if you want to keep the cars out of the sun. Also you can park on the pavement outside the garages, i.e. there is ample parking.
11. Both the main living room and the kitchen/diner have working wood burners installed.
Chez Branger is about 5km from the centre of Ruffec. Ruffec has all the amenities generally required. There is a very large E.Leclerc supermarket which sells virtually everything. It also has a fuel station which has very competitive prices. On the same site is also an Inter-Sport outlet, a large pharmacy and a very peaceful McDonald's Restaurant with waiter service. Not far from there is an Inter Marche Supermarket with fuel station. The local hospital is literally around the corner from the supermarkets. The Ruffec town centre has a few shops and a couple of cafes. The Ruffec market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There is an indoor section and an outdoor section with very happy and helpful stall holders.
PLACES TO VISIT
1. Ruffec has a Kayak and Canoe Centre at Condac, it's only a 10-12min drive away. You can hire canoes and bicycles by the hour or by the day. The centre also has a large cafeteria/restaurant.
2. Ruffec Market in the centre of town (Wed & Sat).
3. Walk down to the 15th Century church by the River Lien.
4. Visit the Primate Sanctuary at Romagne (86700) whis called 'La Vallee des Singes'. Over 30 types of Primate in a large enclosure - no cages. It's about 30km (30 mins) away, just past Civray.
5. Drive to Verteuil-sur-Charente and see a French castle on the banks of the River Charente and also explore the town itself. About 12km away.
6. Another quaint village to explore is Bayers, also about 12km away.
7. There's also Tusson - on an old pilgrimage route, about 14km away.
8. The beautiful seaside resort of La Rochelle is only 90mins drive away. La Rochelle is a coastal city in the Poitou Charentes region of southwest France. It has been a harbour and a center for fishing and trade since the 12th century, a maritime tradition that's reflected in its Vieux Port (old harbor) and huge, modern Les Minimes marina. The old town has half-timbered medieval houses and Renaissance architecture, including passageways covered by 17th-century arches.
9. Just north of the town of Poitiers is a resort of Futuroscope. This is a great place to spend a day with children. Please have a closer look at for English speakers or for other language speakers. Futuroscope is like a theme park with theatre and other attractions.
10. On the way to La Rochelle you can visit the very famous and historic town of Cognac. The name cognac is synonymous the world over with the finest French spirit but the town of Cognac was an important trading port for salt and local wine long before the discovery of the double distillation process that produced the famous drink.
Take a guided tour of Hennessy and the town’s other major cognac houses; visit the fascinating Musée des Arts du Cognac; and find out about the surrounding area in the adjacent Cognac Country Discovery centre.
You’ll find more big name producers in nearby Jarnac. Follow the five themed Cognac Trails to meet smaller producers of both cognac and delicious pineau aperitif, as well as traditional craftsmen.
Today the vineyards of the Charente and Charente-Maritime departments combine to make the largest single vineyard in Europe for white grapes, most of it used in the production of cognac. But the area of Poitou-Charentes known as Cognac Country also includes the picturesque Charente Valley with its ancient water mills and sleepy villages, Romanesque churches and heritage towns.
Spend a day in Saintes to visit its outstanding Roman remains, see its elegant Renaissance town houses, and enjoy a river cruise on the Charente. And don’t miss Angoulême, home to the unique Comic Strip Museum.
11. About 2 hours from the house is another famous and historic place - Bordeaux! Bordeaux, in southwestern France, is a port city on the Garonne and hub of the famed wine-growing region. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale St-André, as well as its many fine and contemporary art museums and 18th- and 19th-century mansions. Public gardens line the curving river quays, and grand Place de la Bourse opens to the water, with the Three Graces fountain at its center.
Directions to Our Holiday HomeIf you plan to fly, then the nearest airport is in Poitiers, which is approx 50km from the holiday home. If you are traveling by car, then the nearest fast road is the N10. If you aim for the nearest main town, which is Ruffec, it is about 4km south of the holiday home.
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