6 Bedroom (Sleeps 12) Gite in Charente

"LE Grand Bois" 2 beautiful gites with enclosed swimming pool and large wooded garden in the delightful rolling countryside of Charente, on the outskirts of a small hamlet between Cognac and Bordeaux.
At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly.
Reference: P87360 - Book via Simply Owners and pay no booking fees or extra charges


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Owner: Linda Mcdonald
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  • Property Type: Gite
  • Location: Charente
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £350
  • High season price per week: £1800
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (18 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


We are now offering REDUCED RATES during off peak times for 6 persons occupancy in our La Vieille Etable 6 bedroom gite. Please get in touch to check out these rates with us either by mail or give us a call.
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"LE GRAND BOIS", originally a cognac producing farmstead, has been tastefully converted into our home together with two gites [ sleeping 12 and 2/4] and an enclosed swimming pool in our large wooded garden. The landscape all around is of sunflowers and vineyards growing an abundance of grapes for distilling into the delicious cognac.

"LE GRAND BOIS" was constructed around the 1850's as a small farm with outbuildings around a courtyard, with a well providing the water supply, a stone bread oven in which to bake the bread and stables for the farm animals. This has now been converted into our home , a large gite which can accommodate up to 12 people and a small gite which sleeps 2 to 4. The gites can be rented together for family or friends get togethers and celebrations.

The gites have their own private entrance with parking for up to six cars. The bread oven and well remain but we have built a 10 x 5 metre swimming pool in the garden for the exclusive use of our clients. The garden has lots of fruit trees and nut trees and plenty of space to disappear with a glass of wine and a book.

At "Le Grand Bois" you can enjoy a peaceful,stress-free holiday beside the swimming pool or you can use the superb facilities to explore the many attractions and places of interest offered by the beautiful south-west region of France.

" La Vieille Etable" Sleeps up to 12 people. ( Possible reduction in tarif for lower occupancy. Please just ask) We will also do weekend lets during low and mid season if you have an anniversary or other family celebration.

"La Vieille Etable " which has been rated 3 STAR*** by Charente Tourism, is a six bedroomed gite with spacious open-plan living area, a gallery first floor showing the magnificent exposed oak beams at their best and with wonderful country views.

The living area has a central stone fireplace with woodburner, ample seating and a dining table which can accommodate up to 16 people.There is satellite TV, a DVD player (bring along a few favourites) and a box of assorted games for the children. There is also table tennis and table football. WIFI is available throughout the property.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has electric oven, gas hob, microwave, large fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

There is a shower room with toilet also on the ground floor.

On the gallery first floor are two double bedrooms,two single bedrooms and two each with three single beds - some also have space for an additional childs bed or cot.

There are also two bathrooms and a further shower room so that there is never a queue in the morning.

The gite has a terrace with outdoor seating, and 2 BBQs for cooking and eating al-fresco.

All bed linen is included as well as hand and kitchen towels. Two cots and baby equipment including two highchairs are available on request.

Pets may be allowed, subject to certain restrictions.
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" La Petite Grange", Sleeps 2/4 people.

"La Petite Grange" which has been 2 STAR** rated by Charente Tourism, is a one bedroomed gite with additional sleeping in the living area on a single day bed or double sofa bed.

It also has exposed beams in the living area as well as a dining table and chairs, fireplace with woodburner, satellite TV, DVD player and a box of games. WIFI is available throughout the property.

The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine.

The bedroom has twin beds and bathroom en-suite.

The gite also has it's own terrace with traditional BBQ and seating for eating outside.

Special requests ? No problem !

If you require a cot , highchair , extra childs' bed or perhaps a birthday cake or a supply of food and drinks for your arrival or anything else to make your stay comfortable ~ all you have to do is give us a call and we will be happy to arrange this for you !

The accommodation provided is of the highest standard and caters for your every need. We welcome small children, extended families, couples or groups of friends ~ in fact everyone is welcome to share in our little bit of paradise !

***AVAILABILITY CALENDAR SHOWN IS FOR LA VIEILLE ETABLE ONLY --- Please contact me for availability of La Petite Grange OR for any current offers on pricing ***
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The Poitou Charente region or as it is now known Nouvelle Aquitaine, has an endless variety of sporting activities on offer as well as, many historical sites to visit and some very special local produce to savour.
You could check out the www.lacharente.com website or you will find lots of info. and brochures to give you ideas in the gites.


There are several indoor and outdoor water parks to choose from which are great fun for adults and children. La Grande Prairie is just 20mins away and has a lake with a supervised sandy beach for swimming, canoes, boats, windsurfing, fishing, tennis courts and childrens' play areas. Just a couple of minutes from the lake is Nautilus which is an indoor leisure complex with swimming, flumes and even an ice rink.

JONZAC is a very picturesque town around 25 mins away, which has a traditional french market place, a pretty little Chateau, shopping, restaurants, a terrific leisure centre called Antilles and a great park with swimming, boating, adventure trails, horse riding and lots of activities for all ages of children.

Or if you prefer ther are lots of places where you can swim in the river Charente itself !!

ROYAN is a fabulous seaside resort with long sandy beaches and nearby is PALMYRE where the Zoo is one of the best in Europe.

COGNAC is a 40 min. drive from here. This historic town has shops, restaurants, cafes and of course, the famous cognac distilleries. The Grand houses of Remy Martin, Hennesey, Martell and Camus, just to mention a few, offer tours and tastings. There is also a Blues festival, a Jazz festival and several other riverside events held here during the summer months.

The DORDOGNE is a just short drive away with the beautiful medieval towns of Aubeterre, with its Monolithic Church, Perigeux, where you must have lunch in the Place St. Louis and Brantome, where you can meander through the lanes or cool off in a canoe on the river.

LA ROCHELLE, with its old port and yachting marina is well worth a visit.Eating out or shopping is a real pleasure.You must try the oysters or seafood platter here!

The CHARENTE also has lots of sporting activities on offer, such as hot-air ballooning (the European Championships take place about 3kms from Le Grand Bois and provide spectacular viewing from the gites in early August), cycling, horse riding, quad biking, aqua-jet skiing, fishing, canoeing, karting, ten-pin bowling or simple country walking. Something for everyone!

BORDEAUX is an amazing city full of culture and fabulous architecture ~ as well as the wine !

There are of course some wonderful old churches and Renaissance or classical Chateaux and country houses to enjoy too.

The south-west region is renowned for its many cognac and wine producers,such as Remy Martin,Hennessy,Courvoisier,St.Emillion,Bergerac and Blaye. All welcome visitors and offer tours and tastings. Follow the "Vignoble Trail" around some of these world famous producers tasting the odd glass or two as you go!

18 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Un super gite-----

By Laurence Barrois on 17-Jun-2019

Nom : Barrois Laurence Jarnac Famille Séjour en juin 2019 "Un super gîte convivial et chaleureux" (déposé le 17 juin 2019) Merci Linda et Ian pour ce bel endroit , nous avons passé un super week-end en famille pour la plus belle des occasions le mariage de notre fille le gîte est très bien situé , un bel accueil , les lieux sont propres , bien aménagé , nous recommandons vivement ce gîte où rien ne manque (balançoire , piscine , babyfoot, table de Ping Ping , un jardin très spacieux) nous reviendrons !

5 of of 5

Un alojamiento ideal----

By Pilar Sanchez on 23-Apr-2019

Nom : Pilar Sanchez Pilar Santander Groupe Séjour en avril 2019 "Un alojamiento ideal para un grupo grande." (déposé le 23 avril 2019) Una casa amplia, cómoda, limpia y muy bien equipada, ideal para un grupo grande. Con una gran zona verde y una piscina muy agradable. La propietaria muy amable, pendiente de cualquier necesidad pero siempre respetando la intimidad.

4 of of 5

"Séjour parfait !"

By Nom : Fougeras Stéphanie on 21-Jan-2019

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans ce gîte à l'occasion de la nouvelle année. Toute notre famille a été ravie de se retrouver dans ce grand espace idéal pour nous accueillir. En un mot : parfait ! 9.1/10

5 of of 5


29/08/2020 to 11/12/2020 Late Season-Vieille Etable £1200 PW(12 persons)
12/12/2020 to 08/01/2021 High Season-Vieille Etable £1800 PW (12 persons)
27/03/2021 to 25/06/2021 Mid Season-Vieille Etable £800 PW (6 persons)
27/03/2021 to 25/06/2021 Mid Season-Vieille Etable £1200 PW (12 persons)
26/06/2021 to 03/09/2021 High Season-Vieille Etable £1800 PW(12 persons)
04/09/2021 to 10/12/2021 Mid Season-Vieille Etable £800PW (6 persons)
04/09/2021 to 10/12/2021 Mid Season- Vieille Etable £1200PW (12 persons)
29/08/2020 to 11/12/2020 Mid Season-Petite Grange £350 PW(3/4 persons)
12/12/2020 to 08/01/2021 High Season-Petite Grange £450 PW(3/4 persons)
09/01/2021 to 26/03/2021 Low Season-Petite Grange £350 PW(3/4 persons)
27/03/2021 to 25/06/2021 Mid Season-Petite Grange £400 PW(3/4 persons
26/06/2021 to 03/09/2021 High Season-Petite Grange £475 PW(3/4 persons)
04/09/2021 to 10/12/2021 Mid Season-Petite Grange £350PW(3/4 persons)



Children Welcome
Pets Welcome


Dining Seats
Dining Room
Table Tennis
Table Football
Communal Pool