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Les Picardies

Lieu Dit les Picardies, 16420 Lesterps France
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Les Picardies is a handsome 15th century manor house offering chambres d'hote and an optional fully licensed table d'hote. There is around one hectare of gardens and a lake, set in beautiful rural surroundings on the eastern edge of Charente region in south western France. We can offer table tennis and petanque but we also have two hammocks and plenty of deck chairs and a heated swimming pool! The house is situated on Cycle route 42 and there are plenty of well marked walks in the vicinity. There are two large double rooms, with south facing views, at the front of the house. One with a bath and separate WC and the other with a private shower room and WC. At the back of the house there are a further two large bedrooms, one double and one twin bedded room sharing a shower room and WC. The house comfortably sleeps up to 10 people and there is a very large, comfortable sitting room and a large dining room available for guests. When necessary, there is central heating throughout the house.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Room service
Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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We went with friends for a long weekend and had a fantastic time. A beautiful house in a peaceful location with excellent hosts. The wine tasting involved a selection of wines served with dinner each evening which Martin (who is very knowledgeable about wine) talked us through as well as a couple of fun wine challenges, including making your own wine blend! Em's cooking at dinner was amazing! There are walks directly from the house and there is also the heated pool and a lovely area around it to relax. We took our 18 year old son who is a wheelchair user. From a wheelchair point of view, like so many old farmhouses there are steps. The bedrooms are all upstairs, there is a step into the house and there are a few steps to the pool. We were aware of the steps and stairs in advance and as our son can walk a little and had us to help him he managed well. Whilst this may not be suitable for all wheelchair users, it will not be stopping us from going back!
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Response from Martin d, Owner at Les Picardies
Responded Aug 17, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind comments. You were a wonderfully enthusiastic group to host and we are delighted that you all enjoyed your visit and your "wine experience". We were particularly pleased that your son was able fully join in and that our 15th century house rose to the occasion. Thank you, again, and we hope that there will be future events planned!
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Fabulous - just everything about it! Lovely large room, beautiful pool and so warm, gorgeous dinner. Martin and Emma are the best sort of hosts you could want. Friendly, helpful and welcoming. Would recommend 100%.
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Response from Martin d, Owner at Les Picardies
Responded Aug 5, 2019
What a generous review! Thank you so much! We enjoyed being your hosts and we are delighted that you have taken away happy memories of your stay. Come again!!
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We stayed here for a long weekend with a group of friends and loved it! The hosts were very welcoming and knowledgeable (particularly about wine), the house is amazing with large well furnished rooms and we all felt immediately relaxed and de-stressed. The weather didn't start out so great so we visited Ouradour sur Glane but then the sun came out for the rest of our stay and we swam in the pool, sunbathed, played table tennis and Pentanque (boule). We also went on the velorail at Confolens and visited Montrol-Senard. All of which I'd recommend and would love to stay here again.
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We stayed at Les Picardies for 5 days with mixed weather and have never felt so relaxed and looked after! We both have busy jobs and family life so were looking for somewhere we could escape, enjoy beautiful countryside, relax by the pool and enjoy great food and the best French wines. Em and Martin’s hospitality was first class: from a fresh lazy breakfast in the morning, to recommendations for places to visit and eat out, to storing our bikes for us, to a delicious 3 course meal with a range of wine and beer in the evening. We plan to fit a trip out here every year as a result! Thank you, Em and Martin, for a fantastic holiday.
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Response from Martin d, Owner at Les Picardies
Responded Jul 6, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was a real pleasure to host you both and we are so pleased that your battery re-charge was so successful! We'll be glad to welcome you again …. and we'll try to get the weather better (all the time) next time!
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Booked Les Picardies by recommendation from a friend and we were certainly not disappointed! The welcome from owners Em and Martin was extremely warm and they made you feel really at home. The rooms were stunning as was the location none of us wanted to return home!! Would definitely visit again.
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Response from Lespicardies, Owner at Les Picardies
Responded Jun 4, 2019
Thank you for your lovely comments, we were glad to be your hosts and we are delighted that you enjoyed your week-end away. Thank you, too, for the splendid photographs of the old girl and her garden looking good!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Les Picardies
Which popular attractions are close to Les Picardies?
Nearby attractions include 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions (4.8 miles), Eglise Saint-Christophe (1.0 miles), and Coriobona (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Les Picardies?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Les Picardies?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Les Picardies?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Les Picardies?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Chip Shop, L'EStaminet, and ARThe Salon de The et des Arts.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Les Picardies?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Les Picardies have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Les Picardies offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Les Picardies located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Lesterps.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Les Picardies?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Les Picardies?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Coriobona (3.3 miles), Eglise Saint-Etienne (3.1 miles), and Eglise Saint-Pierre (4.2 miles).