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Gite with private heated pool and panoramic views

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
7 guests
3 nights minimum
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Our typically french cottage dates back to the 16th century and enjoys panoramic views over the chateau of Villebois Lavalette in the Charente to the front and the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne to the rear - you are, therefore, ideally located to explore both these departments during your stay. The cottage sits in the 1.5 acre grounds of the original farmhouse and, whilst it is attached to the farmhouse, it is separated by a courtyard wall which provides you with privacy but the owners are on hand to deal with any problems should they arise. The property is fully fenced and so your children and/or dogs are free to roam freely. The cottage itself has all the charm you would expect of a building of this age with its 2 foot thick walls to keep the interior cool when the sun outside g...Our typically french cottage dates back to the 16th century and enjoys panoramic views over the chateau of Villebois Lavalette in the Charente to the front and the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne to the rear - you are, therefore, ideally located to explore both these departments during your stay. The cottage sits in the 1.5 acre grounds of the original farmhouse and, whilst it is attached to the farmhouse, it is separated by a courtyard wall which provides you with privacy but the owners are on hand to deal with any problems should they arise. The property is fully fenced and so your children and/or dogs are free to roam freely. The cottage itself has all the charm you would expect of a building of this age with its 2 foot thick walls to keep the interior cool when the sun outside gets too much to the large Charentaise fireplace with log burner to keep you warm if the evenings get chilly. Cornflower blue shutters, a climbing rose over the door and aromatic honeysuckle climbing the walls complete the rustic chocolate box charm. The cottage can comfortably accommodate 2 adults, 1 child and a baby upstairs and there is a sofa bed downstairs for an extra two adults if required. The family bedroom has space for a second childs's bed if required and a room divider is supplied should you wish to use it. The bathroom has a large walk in shower, wc and wash basin. The downstairs is an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner and so has a feel of spaciousness about it. The cottage comes with exclusive use of the heated in ground 8m x 4m swimming pool (May to September) which also benefits from the stunning views to the chateau and has a covered seating area to escape to if the sun gets too much. To the rear of the cottage is a stone built barbecue with patio and seating area, a field for the children to play on and secret camp house in the trees to hang out in. At night, sit outside and enjoy the spectacle of brilliant stars that puncture the inky blackness of the sky, the likes of which you will only get when away from the hustle and bustle of city lights. When you are ready to leave the tranquility of your holiday base you are ideally situated to visit the many famous attractions of the area. Villebois Lavalette with its chateau, Saturday morning market, boulangeries, restaurant and bar is only 5 minutes drive away. Angouleme (capital of the Charente) , Brantome (Venice of the Perigord) and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (officially one of the most beautiful villages in France) are all within 40 minutes drive. For those looking for activities, there is a zip wire park, golf, tennis, river beaches, canoeing, a water park, laser quest and much more within easy reach for a day out. But, if you are just looking to kick back and relax, then set yourself up by the pool or on one of the patios outside the cottage and just take in the views which change throughout the day as the light changes culminating in a truly stunning evening sunset - all with a glass of your favourite tipple in hand - what could be better - ENJOY!!More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
DVD Player
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Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

What a lovely place! We had such a great and relaxing time! We have been looking for a nice little place and found exactly what we wanted. Wendy and Dave are brilliant hosts, they leave you in peace if you just want to relax but...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Larysa B
Management response:Responded August 29, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you all again sometime

Reviewed July 17, 2018

We have just got back from the most perfect week away staying at this beautiful gite in Edon. The gite is old and charming but very clean and is equipped with everything you need. The views are truly amazing, and span the Charente and the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Susan G
Management response:Responded July 19, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we look forward to seeing you again some time

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

The views from the Gite are amazing, at the front you look over Charente and at the rear you look into the Dordogne. The owners Dave & Wendy make you feel most welcome and have put quite a bit of thought into their welcome pack...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank TedMore
Management response:Responded September 16, 2017

Thank you so much for your great review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us

Reviewed August 28, 2016

Fantastic accommodation. The gite was very clean and had all the things we needed for our stay. The swimming pool was excellent and we had a breathtaking view when we were swimming. Dave and Wendy were fantastic hosts. They lived next door and always there...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank KarenSusanne
Management response:Responded August 29, 2016

So glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to see you all again sometime. Archie enjoyed his love interest for the week and you were fantastic guests

Reviewed August 13, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Haute Faye, the house was well equipped (great welcome pack on arrival) the pool was nicely situated, heated and tended so we didn't have to do a thing. Wendy and Dave were great hosts, very unobtrusive but available if...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Emily W
Management response:Responded August 13, 2016

Thanks so much for the great review - we are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us

About the Owner
wendy w
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2016
Availability
December 2018
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