Lovely 2 bedroomed, French farmhouse located in the quaint village of Chives in the department of the Charente Maritime, South West France; the perfect place to relax and unwind. The village nestles between miles of sunflower fields and the huge forest of Aulnay.
The house has been tastefully renovated keeping many of the original features. There are two bedrooms one with double bed and a smaller one with two single beds. There is a house bathroom containing bath, toilet, bidet, sink and separate shower cubicle. Downstairs there are a further two toilets one outside which is useful for the users of the swimming pool.
To the rear there is a covered patio area which is ideal for those balmy sunny evenings sipping a glass of the local Pineau wine.
A further patio come barbecue area is adjacent to the swimming pool where you can sit and watch the activities in and around the 10x5 metre pool or perhaps lay on the sun lounges provided. The mature gardens include a walnut, fig, apple, damson, and peach tree which may be eaten fresh with our compliments when in season. There are many plants and shrubs to admire. At the front of the house there are grape vines.
10 x 5 Swimming Pool with Alarm
TV with DVD & Satellite
2 Bedrooms/sleeps 4
Chives is located in the Charente Maritime region of France.
Approximately 40 minutes drive from Cognac famous for its world renowned distilleries.
Within a short drive are the market towns of Aigre, Aulnay, Matha, Ruffec, Saintes, Saint Jean d’Angeley.
Coastal destinations to visit include La Rochelle, Isle D Rea, Royan (from here you can view Fort Boyard) and St Georges.
Boules, canoeing, cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, go karting, swimming, walking, tennis, shopping and wine tasting.
A not to miss experience is Future scope situated approximately sixty miles to the north at Poitiers. Do remember to stay for the finale which is a laser show but not shown until darkness; always fantastic!
A nice family day out can be had canoeing at Ruffec perhaps combined with a picnic.
At Saint Jean D’ Angeley there is an outdoor go karting track, down by the river Charente a picnic area and paddle boat hire, also an indoor swimming pool which is excellent.
If fishing is your fancy there is a lake five minutes drive away where a days fishing will cost you only five euro’s.
On your travels around the countryside you are likely to see the local wild life such as; buzzards and owls (large ones at that). You can also see a large variety of smaller birds, wild deer and on rare occasions, wild boar.
How to get there:
Ferry: Dover to Calais,
Portsmouth to Caen St Malo or Cherburg
Poole to Cherburg
Plymouth to Roscoff
Eurotunnel: Folkestone to Calais
Speed Ferry: Dover to Boulogne (very competitive rates)
European and UK Airports to Limoges Poitiers or La Rochelle.
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