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Picturesque 19th Century Gite with Large Gardens & Swimming Pool - Moulin de Chantegrolle

 Moulin de Chantegrolle
  • ID: 178
  • Gite
  • Weekly £ 250 - £ 400
  • Bedroom(s) 3
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bathroom(s) 1
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Lovingly Restored 19th Century Mill, Tranquil Surroundings, Large Garden with Games to Enjoy, Swimming Pool, Short Walk to Village, Perfect lace to Relax, Sleeps 2 - 6

Summary

Picturesque 19th Century gite tucked away in the rich gardens of a lovingly restored mill where you can enjoy a beautiful view from your private patio. Swimming Pool. Village close by. Sleeps 2 - 6

Description

This picturesque 19th Century gite for 2-6 people is tucked away in the rich gardens of a lovingly restored mill where you can enjoy a beautiful view from your private patio.

Located on the edge of the historic village of Charroux, in the Poitou Charente region of France, the gite is in a wonderful position with the river Charente and nature reserves on the doorstep. This little haven offers excellent fishing, walking and cycling. Plus the village shops and bars are just 10 minutes walk away.


Moulin de Chantegrolle
Rooms have been restored maintaining cherry wood floors and other original features. The gite terrace offers relaxing views and alfresco dining facilities.

Inside boasts a large, fully equipped kitchen and cosy living room with wood burning fire. There are two double and two twin beds, a spacious bathroom with shower and separate WC. The winter months are cosy in the gite with a large log burner, country walks and great food and wine to keep you warm.

The inside space is complemented by a terrace overlooking the three acres of garden incorporating orchards, lawns, streams, a pond and woodland and the surrounding fields. Perfect for watching the abundant bird and wildlife, sipping a cold beer, glass of rosé, or watching the children play safely in the garden. The old millstream runs safely around the gite providing a relaxing acoustic backdrop conducive to a great nights sleep.

We have a small above ground pool in the garden, which is great for cooling off.

And while you take time to enjoy the local food and wine, kids can safely play in the garden with the many games provided - table tennis, darts, badminton and other games are available in the outbuildings. We can also provide petanque which can be played on the pitch behind the house. The garden also has a barbecue for your own use

The perfect location for a relaxing holiday or long stay.

Map

Address: Charroux, France
Post Code (Zip):
Latitude / Longitude: 46.144503 / 0.40233200000000124
Airport Poitiers 60 km
Bakers 1 km
Beach 100 km
Ferry Port Le Harve 300 km
Restaurant 1 km
Shops 1 km
Village Charroux 1 km

Directions

Around an hours drive south of Poitiers. Depending on the direction you’re coming from we’re either the first or last house in the village. You will see the sign and recognise the gite if you’ve viewed the pictures on this website.

Charroux is around six hours driving time from La Havre or Caen. More like eight hours from Calais.

We regularly collect visitors from Poitiers and Limoges airports in our minibus (both are an hours drive) so if you don’t like driving in France don’t let that stop you visiting. Some guests also come by Eurostar, change at Paris and arrive at Poitiers train station for us to collect.

Area description

There is plenty to keep the whole family entertained, including chateaux and vine yards, Futuroscope (moving image theme park), beach and coastal activities at La Rochelle, the Monkey Valley, the beautiful towns of Cognac and Confolens and the market town of Civray.

The river Charente, excellent cycling and walking, fishing, climbing and swimming facilities are all available in the local area. The beautiful village of Charroux is steeped in history and has several good bars and restaurants.


Activities
We like to provide our guests with opportunities to take part in the activities the region has to offer. These include:

Canoeing – the river Charente is less than 100 metres away. There are organised Canoe trips that you can join or you are welcome to borrow our own canoe (and life jackets) to explore the well-marked route at your own pace.

Fishing – the Charente is a well-stocked, grade II Fishing River with permits available from the village for the day, week or season. Fish commonly caught in our stretch of river include trout, carp, bream, pike and roach. For the young novice fish are also easily caught in our own streams and pond.

Walking – there are 100 or more walks along well-marked paths surrounding the village of Charroux that cover open fields, small farms, rolling hills, woodland, river paths, historic hamlets, sunflowers and chateaux. We have plenty of Randonnée maps for you to borrow.

Cycling – we have a number of good quality mountain bikes and road bikes for our guests to use free of charge.

Table tennis – a professional table tennis table is available in the garden.

Swimming – we have a small above ground pool in the garden, which is great for cooling off. The more adventurous can swim in the river or visit the two swimming lakes (plan d’eau) close by.

Wildlife and bird watching – Our gardens and the surrounding nature reserve are an inspiration for many guests with red squirrels, hoopoes, kingfishers, mantis, grass snakes, glisse glisse, buzzards, golden orioles, frogs, toads and coypu all regular visitors.



Things to see and do
Charroux is a relaxed medieval French village in the heart of the french countryside and is most famous for its Abbey and Tour. Beyond the village there is much to explore across the Charente, Limousin and Vienne departments within a two hour drive. We can’t possibly list everything so below are a selection of favourites as voted for by our guests.

Les Vallee des Singes – A favourite with young and old, the Monkey Valley gives you an up close and personal (sometimes too personal) experience with our furry cousins including Gorilla, Bonobo, Lemur, Gibbon and Chimpanzee.

La Rochelle – A personal favourite. A visit to La Rochelle never disappoints with wonderful restaurants, bars, boutiques, marinas, aquarium, fine beach and limitless style.

Pizza at Surin – a great family run, no nonsense wood fired pizza restaurant at the nearby village of Surin. You can’t beat an appetite-raising walk there followed by a four-cheese pizza feast and ice-cold beer.

Angouleme – Home to the renowned National Comic Museum Angouleme is under an hours drive.

Canoeing – Getting close to nature on the tranquil Charente and exercise at the same time. Can’t be bad. As long as your back is up to it.

Selecting great wine and seafood – fresh seafood and a huge selection of French wines are available just 10 minutes away at Savigne. Discover your favourite and make sure you stock up before you head home. White lovers should not leave before trying the local Haute Poitou Sauvignon (massively under rated and therefore a bargain) and you can never have a bad Bordeaux in my book.

Getting lost – Just head off down one of the lanes and keep going. All the lanes link up in the end and apparently we all eventually walk in circles anyway!

BBQ’ing – I was once asked to contribute to a book published in London what my favourite meal and restaurant in the world were. I replied ‘sea food paella cooked outside on the BBQ in Charroux’. Seriously, you can’t beat this.

Satellite watching – When the lights of the village are switched off the darkness is astounding and the sky is lit up with stars, solar systems and satellites. You can spend hours watching them reappear every 20 minutes with the sound of frogs and cicadas to keep you company. There’s nothing like it.

Futuroscope – France’s theme park of the moving image and future media technologies. Although not to everyone’s tastes it is definitely an experience and the kids will love it. Great fireworks at the end of each day in the summer season and good live performers too. It’s less than a 45 minute drive.

A visit to the medieval town of Confolon with its beautiful bridge and working Velo rail.

12. The Galeo-Romano Baths at Chasseuron, which is the biggest site of its kind in Europe, outside of Rome. Plus nearby Roche Chocourt with its chateaux and meteorite museum.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Property type: Gite

Board: Self Catering

Bedroom(s): 3 ( 6 Sleeps )
  • Double Room: 2
  • Twin Room: 1
Bathroom(s): 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Wash basins: 1

Suitability

  • Long term rentals: No
  • Pets: No
  • Smoke: No smoking
  • Children: Yes, great for kids
  • Wheelchair: No
  • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable

Holiday type

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group
  • Rural

Views

  • Countryside
  • Garden
  • Village

General facilities

  • Central Heating
  • Electricity
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Table Tennis
  • Water Supply

Indoor facilities

  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Washing Machine

Outdoor facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Patio

Services

  • Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided

Access

Car is essential
  • Private Car Park

Activities

Local activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Photography
  • Swimming
  • Walking

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Check in: 16:00, Check out: 10:00

All linen and towels are provided.

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