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La Normande is one of three gites at Les Quatre Puits, a beautiful 73 acre Charantais country estate. It's a great place for families, situated in the Bordeaux wine region and there are plenty of places to visit and things to do on-site and nearby. Le Logis des Quatre Puits is a B & B and many gite guests extend their stay at the beginning or end of their holiday. La Normande has everything you needed for a superb holiday in rural France. There is large comfortable living room with satellite TV with English channels and a DVD player. There is a fully equipped American-style kitchen as part of the living room. From the rear of the gite a door opens onto a private terrace with access to the swimming pool (shared with the other two gites and the B & B), with sun loungers and parasols. On the ground floor is a spacious double bedr...
La Normande is one of three gites at Les Quatre Puits, a beautiful 73 acre Charantais country estate. It's a great place for families, situated in the Bordeaux wine region and there are plenty of places to visit and things to do on-site and nearby. Le Logis des Quatre Puits is a B & B and many gite guests extend their stay at the beginning or end of their holiday. La Normande has everything you needed for a superb holiday in rural France. There is large comfortable living room with satellite TV with English channels and a DVD player. There is a fully equipped American-style kitchen as part of the living room. From the rear of the gite a door opens onto a private terrace with access to the swimming pool (shared with the other two gites and the B & B), with sun loungers and parasols. On the ground floor is a spacious double bedroom, a shower room and a separate toilet. On the first floor there is a twin bedroom, a large double bedroom, a triple bedroom, a bathroom and a separate toilet. On site we have plenty of games, a table tennis table, a pool table and a sports field. Guests are welcome to roam the grounds. The estate is fenced and gated and we have secure parking with cctv. Although we are just over an hour from the seaside, only five minutes drive away is a stunning lake with a sandy beach, boating and a bar / restaurant. Nearby there is horse riding, kayaking, karting, jet-skiing, and of course, wine-tasting. We welcome our guests with a drinks reception when we let you know everything on offer on-site or nearby. Each week of the summer season we host a meal for everyone on site, including our fortnightly crepe nights, which are very popular. We also offer gourmet vegetarian meals (24 hours notice required).
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests:
Owners John & Keith live on site and are available if you need help or advice on where to eat, where to go, what to do and what to see.
Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighborhood
Le Logis des Quatre Puits is situated in a rural location but is not far from shops, restaurants and bars, sport and leisure facilities, places of historical interest, and the beautiful Charente Maritime coast (an hour away).
Montguyon (6km away) offers restaurants, bars, supermarkets, shops, bakers, butchers and banks. It hosts a small market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Five minutes away by car, or 30 minutes walk from Le Logis des Quatre Puits, on the outskirts of Montguyon, there is a recreational lake with sandy beaches called Beau-Vallon. Ideal for children and families, it has free parking, swimming and boating, a paddling area, childrens' playground, and a café / bar.
This is the nearest medium sized market town is Chalais, 15 minutes drive away, with the usual shops and facilities and an all year Monday morning market. The Château de Talleyrand has an excellent restaurant within it, and there are lots of other restaurants and cafés, including Le Perroquet Vert, a café and gallery with books in English for sale. Nearby there is the Paradou water park, with a boating lake and café / bar.
n the area there are numerous local markets selling fresh local produce and brocantes (flea markets); there is a market somewhere in the locality on most days of the week, the biggest being in Chalais (Mondays), Montendre (Thursdays) and Riberac (Fridays).
The nearest hamlet is Martron, a short distance from which is the Circuit de Haute Saintonge - the racetrack for motorbikes, Formula 3 and karting.
There are some lovely walks both on Le Logis des Quatre Puits estate and nearby. There are several places offering canoe and kayak hire including Parcoul - about 15 minutes away. We have several bicycles (adults and kids) available to borrow, and you are welcome to borrow our local maps.
There are several horse and pony riding centres nearby offering lessons and treks. We particularly recommend la Ferme Equestre du Taillan which caters for all ages and abilities.
The area produces grapes for both Bordeaux wines and cognac. Charente is famous for an aperitif called Pineau, a delightful combination of young cognac and grape juice, that is made in many of the local farms where you can have a tasting. Le Chateau de la Magdeleine nearby is especially worth a visit. The charming owners will be happy to offer you a tasting and a visit to their museum of hundreds of prams. They produce excellent wines, cognac, pineau and a lovely sparkling grape juice.
How to get there
Le Logis des Quatre Puits is situated at the southern end of Charente-Maritime about an hour's drive north from Bordeaux.
Bordeaux airport 72 km, c. 1 hr by road; Bergerac airport, 84km, c. 1h 20; La Rochelle airport, 160km, c. 2h 15; Limoges airport, 168km, c. 2hrs.
The TGV (Train de Grande Vitesse) runs from Paris Montparnasse to Angoulême (2h30 to 3hrs) and Bordeaux (c. 4h15). The Eurostar route from St Pancras, London to Gare du Nord, Paris - change via metro to Montparnasse, Paris and take the TGV to Angoulême or Bordeaux (total journey time approx 6h30 including change in Paris).
Ferry: Le Harvre: 372.8 mi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.1 mi