Gite Barn conversion in Chenommet, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France - Tranquil Gardens, Meadow And Lovely Areas To Roam And Relax
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About kass wiseman
Relaxed family owned property. Recently sympathetically converted gite to high standard retaining character charm and rural lifestyle.
kass wiseman purchased this Barn in 2010
Why kass wiseman chose Aunac-sur-Charente
The area offers pretty countryside, cultural villages, beautiful walks and endless views, nature, rivers and lakes to sit by in the shade and picnic, bustling markets, vineyards and gastronomic delights.
What makes this Barn unique
Contemporary open plan barn conversion. Retaining many original features set on the edge of a Charentais village amid peaceful rolling countryside. Beautifully created barn is ideally situated for your relaxing holiday in France. The interior has been carefully adapted to a high standard without losing its original charm and retains its original country flavour. Outside there are landscaped gardens with a sunny courtyard and inviting swimming pool. La Belle Lavande is named for the bountiful bushes of lavender within the walled gardens. Providing plenty of variety for young and old and can offer a holiday as relaxing or stimulating or you choose.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Superb four bedroom Gite near Aunac, Charente.
Lovely village setting with a very accommodating hostess, who provided everything that we needed to get us started on the first night, tea bags, coffee, milk, biscuits, wine, pizza, dishwasher tablets, tea towels etc. etc. Also provided a high chair and two stair gates.
The garden is lovely with outside dining and seating areas, both sunny and shaded and a super swimming pool.
The Gite is only 1.8 mls from Aunac, with an excellent bakery, a restaurant, general store, doctor's surgery and a chemist.
Lots of local attractions, including Rochfoucauld, Verteuil, Nanteuil etc and Angouleme.
Our party comprised six adults and two little children and the Gite was perfect. One week was not enough to see and do everything, so we will make another visit.
Blessed by great weather went with 4 grandchildren.. lovely pool and above all Kass was super friendly and helpful. Kids just loved the horses! A great holiday thanks
Our favourite holiday!
Where to start - just do lovely to stay at La Belle Lavende - accommodation very comfortable and stylish and had everything you could need. The host Kass was welcoming and provided so many thoughtful touches including welcome gifts and helpful local tips. The garden and pool area is divine with a stunning wisteria and rose covered pergola, fairy lights and at least three different seating areas and even a whimsical garden chandelier. Location terrific.
A Relaxing Getaway
Lovely house in beautiful surroundings, with different areas for coffee, pre dinner drinks, and dinner. Great pool beautifully clean and maintained well. A very relaxing atmosphere listening to the birds tweeting all day.
Great gite in peaceful location
Really lovely gite with pool that served our family holiday really well. Very peaceful location, although if you have a light sleeper (baby / child) the church bells might present an issue (bells active 7 till 10).
Small towns all around with shops, bakeries and restaurants. Also good walks in the vicinity.
Pool was great, owner was lovely and the weather behaved!
Beautiful gite and gardens
We really enjoyed our stay at La Belle Lavande. The gite itself is spacious, very thoughtfully and tastefully decorated, and well-equipped. As a family of four, we were spoilt for choice with four bedrooms and three bathrooms to choose from. The real star of the show though are the gardens and pool. The garden has different zones, where you can either eat outside at a large table, sit with a drink on a sofa or easy chair, or have the kids running about and doing cartwheels on the lawn. Some of our fondest memories are of sitting out in the evening as the sun went down, surrounded by greenery and the scents of lavender and rosemary, sipping a glass of wine. The pool's a really good size, and the Roman steps make it child-friendly, and easier for those that like to get in to the water more slowly...
Kass is a very considerate host; there when you need her, but always respectful of your privacy. Whenever we needed something, she was able to sort it out for us, and was also extremely helpful and generous in making suggestions about the best places to go locally and what events were going on during our stay.
The gite's also very well positioned - being only a few minutes from the main N10, you can quickly get to Poitiers to the north, or the fantastic Angouleme to the south.
Crossed by the Charente river and its numerous affluents, the Charente département offers a wide range of attractions and activities with its landscapes of hills, vineyards, lakes, prairies and woods. With towns such as Angoulême, the French capital of the comic strip, and Cognac, famous for its brandy and its Detective film festival, as well as charming villages, castles and Romanesque churches, the Gallo-Roman site of Chassenon, and rivers and lakes for water sports, there is plenty on offer for visitors.
La Belle Lavande Gite is situated in a small village, chenommet, Charente 16460. Limoges and Poitiers (Ryanair) airports are both within 60 minutes drive. La Rochelle is 90 minutes and offers a summer service from Gatwick. Caen/LeHavre are approximately 4.5 hours drive and Calais 406 miles away. A car is necessary.
Aunac is a small rural village and is 3kms. Ruffec is 10kms and Poitiers (1hr) and Angouleme(20mins) within easy reach on the RN10. There are plenty of lakes and beaches within easy drives, a Monkey park and Futuroscope for the kids, as well as numerous cultural places of interest to visit.
A new Water Park is set to open Summer 2016.
There are plenty of leaflets and information I the gite to help you plan during your stay. The tourist Web pages for the Charente region offer lots of information.