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Old Atelier Gite - Stone cottage in private garden

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Ruffec, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
A newly converted old stone cottage with its own secure garden, providing a real get-away-from-it-all escape for two. This is a quiet rural location where you can really lose yourself, far away from the usual hurly-burly but just 6km from the N10 motorway and the bustling town of Ruffec, which lies on the beautiful Charente River.

It is now ten years since we bought our beautiful Charentais barn, and three years since we converted one of the outhouses into a Gîte. We have had such a positive experience in letting this out, that we decided we should also convert a lovely old stone workshop into another gîte. The Old Atelier has its own entrance further along the drive with gates opening onto a large gravelled parking area, with plenty of room for both Boules and Barbecuing, then down a couple of stone steps into the secluded garden area...
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Listing #HL7215732
About the Owner
Rob & Lene D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Set in a lovely rural village with good access to N10 for exploring further afield, this beautifully equipped and maintained Gite is in the perfect location for those who love the Charente region of France. This was our second visit and will not be our...More

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Management response:Responded May 15, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it's very good of you to take the time to pass on your experiences to other prospective guests. We hope to welcome you to the Old Atelier again in the future.

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Beautiful gite with a private and relaxing garden. Very well appointed inside with everything you need for a short stay. Only a short drive to Ruffec with all the restaurants and shops you could need. A great base for exploring the Poitou Charente region.

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Management response:Responded October 8, 2017

Thank you so much for leaving such a positive review of the Old Atelier Gite.We were especially pleased to hear about your enjoyment of the Garden, and we hope that we might be able to welcome you back again in the future.

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Enjoyed our short stay. Lovely location and great welcome-pack of goodies on arrival. Enjoyed walks locally and made a good base from which to see local attractions.

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Management response:Responded July 31, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review of the Old Atelier Gite. It was so good to hear how much you enjoyed your stay.

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
There is a Reservation Deposit of £125 which will be repayable within 14 days of leaving provided all is left in order.
    1 Full bath
    1 Queen
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Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
Jun 30, 2018 -
Aug 31, 2018
High 2018
7 nights
Sep 1, 2018 -
Sep 28, 2018
Mid 2018
7 nights
Sep 29, 2018 -
Oct 26, 2018
Low 2018
7 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: $166 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
The town of Ruffec is only 6km away, just past the N10 motorway. It lies on the Charente River and has a twice-weekly market, several large supermarkets, restaurants, etc. This is a quiet rural location where you can really lose yourself, far away from the usual hurly-burly. The Charente has a wonderful micro-climate which provides lots of sun, and very few overcast or cloudy days; it apparently has the most sunshine of any area in France away from the Mediterranean.
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How to get there
Airport: Poitiers / Bordeaux: 43.5 mi
Railway: Ruffec: 3.1 mi
Ferry: Calais / St-Malo: 248.5 mi
The drive from Calais is a doddle! Just over 400 miles on the motorway but, as none of these motorways heads either to or from Paris, there is very little traffic on them so, even in August, the drive is a pleasure. Ryanair and Easyjet provide low-cost flights to Poitiers, La Rochelle, Limoges, etc., and the car-hire at the airports is very reasonably priced if you choose to leave the car at home.
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Nearest Beach: 3.7 mi.
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