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L'Abeille Gite, Charente - 2 bedroom cottage

The gite and courtyard await your arrival.
6 reviews
The gite and courtyard await your arrival.
Step inside the courtyard and rest on the bench before you unload the cases.
The gite living room and one of the bedrooms overlook the quiet lane which runs around our house.
The living area has a view over the lane and a flat screen tv, free sat UK channels and DVD player.
The kitchen and dining area are well equipped.
A view over the courtyard, ample storage and another king size bed in this spacious bedroom.
The second bedroom. Wardrobe, chest of drawers, easy chairs, bookcases and a piano!
The terrace is pefect for al fresco meals.
Just a few metres from the gite take you here....
Catch the sunset from the top of the courtyard.
An evening stroll will take you through the vineyards just yards from the gite.
The local lake has a beach, cycle/walking track, cafe and an indoor/outdoor pool complex with slides
Enjoy the local markets.
Jarnac town - charming and just 20 minutes away.
Vibrac - just 10 minutes away - perfect for picnics, bridges, walks, fishing and kayaking.
We can arrange visits to and tours of local cognac houses large and small.
Take a trip along the river in a local Gabarre. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
In the summer there is horse racing in Jarnac - flat, sticks and traps.
Jarnac town centre on a busy day.
Angouleme town hall is in an old chateau. The old quarter of the town has over 60 restaurants.
Plenty of chateaux to visit - this one is La Rochfoucauld - you can dress up in medieval costume.
A trip to the coast - why not La Rochelle?
The shopping is good in La Rochelle - as are the restaurants, boat trips and scenery.
The coast line is littered with photogenic spots.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Hiersac, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Our two bedroom gite is spacious, bright and well equipped. You enter the courtyard and the gite door is to your right. There is a hallway with a large storage cupboard. To the right is the bathroom (bath with shower over, washbasin, toilet and washing machine). Ahead is the living room/kitchen overlooking the quiet lane. The living room has a two seater sofa, single armchair, flat screen tv, free sat UK channels and DVD player, a dining table and four chairs. The kitchen equipment includes a fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker and toaster, kettle and cafetiere. Basic supplies are included (such as toiletries, washing liquids, condiments, toilet rolls, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, tea, coffee). Cleaning materials, tea towels and cloth napkins are also supplied. The bedrooms are off the main living room with a small (2 cm) step. Each bedroom... Read more
About the Owner, June S
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 75 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 58 days ago
Listed since : May 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL6607428
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Excellent - based on 6 reviews
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017 for a stay in August 2016

We spent a fortnight in this pretty, peaceful place with our two young children (aged 7 and 3) and we all loved it. The setting is quiet and rural but is only a short drive to Angouleme and a good base for exploring the area; the house itself had everything we needed and it was great to have the garden...

Management response:

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and took full advantage of the garden and exploring the area. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime.


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1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The owners have made this gite extremely comfortable with all equipment one might need. The rooms are nicely furnished and very comfortable. It is a very relaxing peaceful place and there is also a garden to use with loungers and large table and chairs to eat outside. The gite is in a small village with lovely old stone buildings and...

Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your stay and the area & we enjoyed your company too. I second your recommendation of Paul Giraud - fantastic cognac and pineau and a charming family. We have some of his cognac in our cellar!


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Huw M
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed with June & Anthony in August 2015, with our two young children. In short, we had a fabulous time. The gite is located extremely close to a large town (Angouleme) with all the associated amenities (shops, cafes, supermarkets). There is also a brilliant swimming complex close by. And although the sea is a little further afield, we made...

Management response:

Thank you for your kind review. We were delighted to meet you and so pleased that you had an enjoyable time in our gite and the area. June & Anthony


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Ask about smoking
    1 Full bath
    2 Super Kings
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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EUR 70
EUR 350
28 Oct 2017 -
23 Mar 2018
Low late 2017 to early 2018
5 nights
EUR 70
EUR 350
24 Mar 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
Low late 2017 to early 2018
5 nights
EUR 70
EUR 490
30 Jun 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
Low late 2017 to early 2018
7 nights --
EUR 525
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
The gite is in a small hamlet in the commune of Saint Saturnin, close to Hiersac. You are as likely to see a tractor as a car - and there are not many of either. It is peaceful and quiet but a short drive will take you into local villages and towns where you can explore the markets and restaurants or walk along the river banks. Jarnac and Chateauneuf are just 20 minutes away and Cognac a mere 30 minutes. Angouleme is an attractive ancient rampart city 20 minutes from here and the town centre is high on a plateau with wonderful architecture and a pedestrianised restaurant quarter with over 60 restaurants. We've tried most over the years and have some firm favourites we can recommend.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Bordeaux, Limoges, Poitiers: 120.0 km
Railway: Angouleme: 10.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
Nearby cities
Dordogne Gites (2,180)
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