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“A Fishermans/woman's Dream”
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Excellent
18 reviews
The gite
The lake
The lounge area
The lounge area
Kitchen/diner
Double bedroom
Bedroom with 2 singles
The Gite
Enclosed play area
Carp caught in our lake
Our resident ducks
Around the lake
Carp caught in the lake
The local chateau 'Rochebrune'
The ruined fortress of St Germain de Confolens
Memorial village of Oradour Sur Glane
River Vienne in Chabanais
Above ground pool
Our new additions
Max & Cookie - two of our many friendly resident ducks
Sunflowers
The lake in winter
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Chabanais, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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David P
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Fishermans/woman's Dream”
Reviewed 11 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I only spent 3 hours fishing their lake, and oh man what amazing carp that are always hungry, they fought like gladiators.
An amazing village setting and fantastic family p, highly recommended, don't delay book today.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Brooksy74
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Fantastic holiday, lovely gite and grounds and such a relaxing two weeks”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

We stayed at Acorn Lake for two weeks in August. We had already booked our holiday for next year but we had such an enjoyable holiday that we have added a third week to our holiday so we can come back again in 2015.

The gite was really comfortable with pretty much everything we needed. We slept like logs every night and the shower was lovely. We had a few days of dodgy weather while we were there but there was a TV and DVD player to help keep everyone occupied as well as a selection of DVD's, some books, Wi-Fi and a few games. We ate outside almost every day and there are picnic tables dotted around the extensive grounds if you fancy a change of scenery.

The grounds are lovely with loads of wildlife. We saw red squirrels, a golden oriole, woodpeckers, a hoopoe and lots of other wildlife. The ducks and chickens were always wandering nearby and are very tame plus there are some friendly sheep in the field by the lake. It's all very peaceful and was really easy to relax and switch off. The lake is ideal,a really nice size to fish and again it is so relaxing to sit or walk around. We caught a lovely selection of fish from small roach up to a 25lb mirror carp.

The local area has plenty to do with the river Vienne and canoeing only 5 minutes away and the towns of Confolens and Chabanais have great outdoor pools which the kids went to each day even though there is a pool at the gite. Parc Bellvue and Adventure Park were only about 30 minutes away for a day out with the kids but there is lots more beside. Limoges and Angouleme cities are within 45 minutes drive. We managed a day trip to Brantome which was an hour away but well worth it and for the more adventurous drivers the coast or Bordeaux were only two hours away.

Dean and Veena are lovely hosts and they are available as much or as little as you need them. Our children were a similar age so they played together most days which meant we had even more time to relax or do a little bit of fishing. We can't wait to come back and feel we have made new friends as well as finding a lovely holiday gite!

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Liked best: Peaceful and relaxing but a good base to go and explore from
Liked least: Nothing really
Travelling group: Extended Family
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BridgetP4...
Heathfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“This holiday was everything we wanted this year and more!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

From the moment we arrived, we felt at totally at home. Our hosts, Veena and Dean, could not have been more welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They even helped us with places to visit, eat and shop. The gite was lovely, there was plenty of space and the lake was stunning. We loved having all the animals around us and our kids spent loads of time in the swimming pool and play area. We can't believe how quick the week went, we were having such a lovely time.

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Liked best: The tranquility and the beautiful lake
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pauline E
Hexham, United Kingdom
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“Well equipped gite in an idyllic location”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

On arrival we were greeted by Dean and Veena, the owners, who gave us a much appreciated welcome pack of "essentials". They were a very friendly and helpful couple who were very mindful of our privacy during the stay. While we were there they advised us of places we could visit including the beautiful Brantome and the thought provoking Oradour-sur-Glane. They were also able to direct us to a local vet to organise our dog's passport for our return journey.
The gite was very well equipped. There's a great play park, which is secure,for anyone with young children. The grounds are absolutely beautiful with little walks everywhere and a lovely fishing lake with lots of wildlife to see.
Chirac is about a seven hour drive from Calais if you use your own transport and less than 40 minutes from the airport if you prefer to fly. There is a supermarket and local shops about a 10 minute drive away. The Haute Charente is a lovely area to explore.
All in all we had a very relaxing holiday with nothing to dislike about it. We will definitely go back.

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Liked best: Peace and tranquility
Liked least: Having to return home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The emence layout of the garden.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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