Holiday home in France
La Fleurette is a former farm-worker's cottage. The living room is large and benefits from exposed beams, rustic fireplace and a wood-burning stove. The furnishings are comfortable and there is a TV with UK Freesat channels and a DVD player. Free Wifi is provided in the gite and around the pool area.
The kitchen area is fully equipped, has a cooker with oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher and a dining table with 6 chairs.
There are 3 bedrooms which can sleep up to 6 people. The Garden Bedroom has patio doors to the private garden and is configured as a double room. The Stable Bedroom is a rustic room with access via a few steps; it can be configured as a double or a twin room and there is room for a cot (supplied on request). The Bread-oven bedroom is also accessed via a few steps and features a sitting area in the old bread oven. It has a double bed.
The bathroom has a shower, sink and w.c. There is central heating. Bed linen, bath and kitchen towels are included in the price. Pool towels can be hired. La Fleurette has its own private garden, with garden furniture and barbecue, from which you have views over the valley and the village of Brossac.
- No smoking
- Local contact
- Safe for small children
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Fenced garden
- High chair
- Hair dryer
- With swimming pool
The south of the Charente, bordering the Dordogne, offers beautiful countryside, a wonderful sunny climate and an opportunity to see France at its best. The quiet lanes are ideal for touring around by car, bicycle or on foot to explore the countryside, historic villages and towns, the lakes and the authentic local character such as markets, good restaurants, vineyards and cognac distilleries. Chez Sarrazin provides an excellent base to explore the many attractions of the Charente and Dordogne. It is a short distance from the village of Brossac with its old stone houses set around the 12th century church. There is a good range of facilities including restaurants, tennis and bocce courts, bakeries, grocery stores, a pharmacy and a butcher. A tourist office is located in the town hall. The pretty town of Chalais, dominated by its 16th century castle, is located 10 minutes drive away and has many shops and a supermarket as well as a colourful and lively market on Monday mornings. One of the highlights of the summer is an international show and during the year there are concerts and exhibitions in the castle and its gardens. Also within easy reach is Aubeterre-sur-Dronne which boasts an exceptional cultural heritage which, combined with its beautiful natural surroundings and the famous French “art de vivre”, makes it the perfect place to visit. Officially listed as one of The Most Beautiful Villages in France it has welcomed tourists, visitors and pilgrims on their way to Spain for over 1000 years. Visitors today can enjoy meandering through the narrow streets, popping in to admire the many specialist shops, including a leather worker and potters, and then settling down in the village square at one of the cafés or restaurants, comfortably shaded by ancient lime trees. Also within easy reach are: Royan on the Atlantic coast; Bordeaux, the historic and cosmopolitan city; St Emilion and Cognac, known worldwide for their famous wine and cognac; Périgueux; Bergerac; Riberac with its famous weekly market; Poitiers with the famous Futuroscope and the Vallée des Singes monkey park; and Angoulême, the walled capital of the Charente with shopping boulevards and historic buildings.
- Meadows and woodland
- In or near a village
- At the farm
Restaurants, food & wine
Brossac, about 1.5kms away, is a large village in the southern Charente and offers easy access to the Dordogne, Charente Maritime and Aquitaine regions. The village has a bank, pharmacy, post office, hair dressers, tabac, bakeries, minimarkets, a butcher, well-stocked builders supply, garage and petrol station and 2 restaurants. A tourist office is located in the town hall. The village also has 2 tennis courts that can be rented by popping into the Pharmacy. Not far away from the village centre you'll also find Etang Vallier for swimming, mini golf and other recreational activities. There are biking and hiking trails all around. In the village square, you'll find the departure point for the newly completed bicycle loops. With 3 distances, there is something for everyone. Bicycles can be rented from Etang Vallier.
Chez Sarrazin comprises 3.5 acres of gardens, lawns, wooded grounds and a vineyard and is surrounded by arable farming land and fields of sunflowers. There is a 12 x 6m shared swimming pool with Roman steps at one end. Outdoor activities such as football, swings, croquet, boules and table tennis are available in a grassy area which does not intrude on the privacy of the gites. There is one other gite, L'Ecurie, and a small, 6-pitch campsite quietly located in the grounds and well away from the gites and farmhouse.
- Near hiking trails
- Near riding
Bookings are only accepted with a 25% deposit (non refundable). We require full payment at least 8 weeks before the holiday please (to include a €200 cleaning and breakages 'bond'). This will be refunded after your stay and we have checked for losses/damage. Refunds will be within 2 weeks of the leaving date. Bookings which are not fully paid at this time will be considered to have been cancelled by the renter.
There is a shared laundry room which has a washer, dryer, iron and ironing board. The shared pool (12m x 6m) is open between May and September from 10am to 7pm. Sun-loungers and umbrellas are provided. Children under 12 must be supervised in and around the pool by an adult.
Dogs are not permitted
Smoking is not permitted in the accommodation.
Gite La Fleurette is entirely on ground level. Door apertures may not be suitable for full-width wheelchairs
High Season changeover day is Saturday.
Earliest check-in is 4pm, latest is 8pm unless another time has been agreed IN ADVANCE with the proprietors. Departure by 10am please.
Additional price info and offers
Pool towels may each be hired at €5 per stay
Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen
- Safety deposit € 200.00
Availability of 'Gite La Fleurette'
Sarah and David has last updated the calendar on 16 Jan 2019