Experience the beauty and tranquility of rural France in our beautifully restored farmhouse
'La Maison Seronera' in the Charente. – Sleeps 2 - 11
We look forward to welcoming you to our privately owned 5 bedroom gite/holiday home 'La Maison Seronera', which sleeps up to 11 people. We are situated in the Charente region of France close to the border of the Dordogne and Haute Vienne. Surrounded by gently rolling hills, maize and sunflower fields the quiet hamlet of La Tourterie makes an ideal base for walking, mountain biking, go-karting, horse riding, wine tasting, golfing, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, sight seeing or simply relaxing in the sun by the pool with a good book and a glass of wine.
The area has a wealth of charm and tranquility, from the South Charente with its echoes (but fewer tourists) of the next door Dordogne to the gently sloping vineyards of the wealthy Cognac producing West Charente. With its sleepy riverside villages, fine displays of Romanesque art, chateaux, the stunning and bustling town of Angouleme and the Lakes of Haute Charente on your doorstep, we think that La Tourterie will provide a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area.
La Tourterie is a tiny hamlet 15 minutes walk from the quiet village of Montemboeuf. Here you will find 2 small bars, a Spar store, boulangerie, charcuterie, post office and bank. It is only 15 minutes drive from the pretty town of La Rochfaucauld with its imposing chateau and full range of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. The nearby large leisure lake at Lavaud provides scenic picnic sites, sandy beaches, swimming, sailing and many other nautical and outdoor activities, along with a fantastic adventure park for the children. It is also here that the keen mountain bikers will find some well established routes around the lakes and surrounding countryside. There are tracks for all levels, from short 6km routes through to over 50km routes. For keen golfers there is a superb golf club nearby at Golf de la Preze which offers an 18 hole championship course, an 18 hole pitch and putt course, a driving range and practice facilities plus full equipment rental options if you don't want to bring all your gear with you, all just 10 minutes away near Rouzede. There are further courses around, one at St Junien around 30 minutes drive, another course in Angouleme, two more at Limoges and a beautiful course in the stunning region of Cognac, around 1 hours drive away.
For more information on some of the great activities in the area please take a look at our 'Activites for Children page'.
Also don't miss the Montemboeuf 'Imprevu' music and arts festival in early September, when crowds of people descend on the village to listen to a variety of bands playing music from folk right through to punk. ( http://imprevumontemboeuf.free.fr/ )
La Maison Seronera is a large and beautifully renovated French farmhouse, which includes all modern facilities, yet still retains the character features. Set in its own grounds with a huge garden with nectarine, apricot and cherry trees, and bordered by oaks and ash trees, providing the ultimate natural boundary for privacy.
The spacious property includes the following features;
· Large comfortable lounge and dining area with exposed Charente stone walls, huge oak beams, wood/tiled floor, double doors leading to spacious private patio and wood burner for cosy winter evenings. The extendable 10 seater dining table is perfect for those wishing to show off their gastronomic talents.
· Spacious and well equipped dining kitchen (oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer) with oak beamed ceiling, wood burner and door leading to patio.
. Satellite TV with all UK Freesat channels, plus DVD player and video with a selection of films.
. Wifi Internet access.
· 2 tastefully decorated double bedrooms.
· 2 bedrooms with twin single beds (which can be pushed together as required) and one with three single beds. Two of the rooms feature the huge original oak roofing beams and exposed Charente stone walls.
· 2 bathrooms, one with bath.
· 2 further toilets, one downstairs.
· Private, alarmed 10m x 5m pool in a large garden