Le Poulailler

Dordogne, France
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Sleeps up to 2 in total plus 1 infant in a cot in 1 bedroom
Price
£429 - £814 per week

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here

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Charming stone cottage
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Countryside views
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Huge shared garden
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Part of stunning rural estate
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One of 32 renovated estate cottages
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Family focused resort
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Close to resort pools, play areas and restaurant
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TOTS Baby & Toddler Kit included
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Crèche available for babies
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Perfect base to explore local sites

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Features

Pool protected by fencing and security gate

The Property

Double bedrooms One, mezzanine
Bathrooms One
Living room Open plan living / kitchen space

Local Information

Nearest village/town Longeveau
Nearest supermarket Mini mark at Saint Severin, Riberac, 3 supermarkets - 15km or Montmoreau Super U - 12kms
Nearest doctor Saint Severin / Aubettere, 5km, 3-4 minutes' in a car, 45 minutes' walking
Nearest A&E Angouleme - 45 minutes' drive
Nearest beach Poltrot (river/lake beach), 3km, 5 minutes' drive
Nearest restaurant On site. A la carte restaurant open Friday and Saturday, in July and August. Bar open all year round with healthy food and children's lunch boxes available every day. Also pre-order from a delicious menu, for home delivery. Fish and Chip van one night a week / Pizzas served one night a week from the restaurant / BBQ every Monday in July and August.

Services

Home cooked food Yes, available from the Restaurant and Bar.
Babysitting The 'Club des Enfants' is open May to September (subject to demand), other periods on request. Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 until 12:30. Prices per session: 0 to 2 years 34€, 3 to 6 years 30€, Family Rate for 3 siblings 75€. Babysitting is available to book through the childcare team.
Swimming Towels available Available for €6 per towel
Bikes No
Local Bike hire Yes
Local assistance/housekeeper Yes
Internet access Complimentary WiFi
Restaurant on site Yes - a la carte restaurant open Friday and Saturday, in July and August. Bar open all year round with healthy food and children's lunch boxes available every day. Also pre-order from a delicious menu, for home delivery. Fish and Chip van one night a week / Pizzas served one night a week from the restaurant / BBQ every Monday in July and August.
Shopping Service Yes
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club Yes
Restaurant on Site Yes
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels No
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport No
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Indoor Pool No
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool No
Self Catering Yes
Creche Yes

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots Yes
Highchairs Yes
Booster seat Yes, available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Bed guards Yes
Potty Yes
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes, available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Children's DVDs Yes, available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes, available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table No
Socket guards Yes
Baby den No
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer No
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system No
UK satellite TV channels Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.

While Longeveau offers the essential kit items and much more there are some items that must be reserved in order to ensure availability for your stay due to limited stocks.

The following items must be reserved in advance;
• TV / DVD
• Hairdryer
• Booster Seat
• Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters
• Children’s DVDs
• Freeview channels

Indoors & Outdoors

Indoors

This cosy terraced cottage is small and perfectly formed.  Downstairs there is an open plan living and dining area with modern fitted kitchen.  Double doors from here lead out to the rear dining terrace.  Up the gated stairs is the double bedroom (can be made as a twin on request).  The bedroom is located on a mezzanine floor above the living area.  There is space for a cot here.  There is a shower room as you enter the property.

Parent Points:

  • There are two steps down to the living area which cannot be gated so extra care will be required when you enter the cottage
  • There is a wide ledge along one wall of the living area which might be tempting for little climbers
  • Although gated top and bottom, the stairs here have open treads so supervision will be required when children are using the stairs
  • Due to the mezzanine nature of the bedroom it will not be possible to black out all light from the sleeping area

Outdoors

Le Poulailler features a small walled front terrace, which is bathed in the morning sunlight, and one in the back garden, which enjoys the afternoon and evening sun.

The rear terrace is furnished with a table and chairs and barbecue and opens onto a very big lawned garden, shared with three neighbouring gites.  This is a great space for kid to play and make new friends.

Le Poulailler has loungers for soaking up the sun and the fabulous views over the golf course and open countryside beyond.

Parent Points:

  • The private terrace and communal garden are not enclosed so supervision will be required here

Le Poulailler is close to both the tennis courts and resort bar and a short stroll from Longeveau's other fantastic family-friendly facilities including huge play areas, kids' club, restaurant and bar, golf course and plenty more.  

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What's Around?

If you manage to prise the family away from this fabulous resort, there's a multitude of attractions, historic villages and cities and some of the best beaches in France waiting to be discovered.

Saint-Séverin

There are a number of pretty villages within easy reach of Longeveau, with Saint-Séverin the nearest and just 5km away.

The village is home to several small shops, including a bakery, butcher, chemist and supermarket and there is also a popular small market every Thursday morning.

Aubeterre-Sur-Dronne

About the same distance in the opposite direction is Aubeterre-Sur-Dronne, officially one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Built on a hillside above the river Dronne, the village has narrow streets, shady squares to stop and watch the world go by and interesting architecture.

Children and grown-ups alike will enjoy the puppet theatre in the central square, showing classic tales such as Beauty and the Beast and Ali Baba. The shows are extremely popular and booking is essential to guarantee a seat.

The village is famous for its massive Underground Church of St Jean, or monolithic church, carved out of the rock. At 20m at its highest point, it is the tallest in the world. Climb the stone staircase up to the first floor for a spectacular view of the interior.

Another church worth visiting is the Romanesque St Jacques, boasting a beautiful 12th century facade with finely carved arches.

The river beach - with fresh sand shipped in at the start of every summer - is perfect for picnics and paddling and is sure to prove popular with the whole family. There's also a children's playground, canoeing, kayaking and fishing - plus a great cafe.

Bonnes
Bonnes is another pretty village in a lovely location on the Dronne river and less than half an hour from Longeveau.

Here you'll find a pony club for children of all ages and abilities and a wonderful 11km countryside walk, Circuit de Bonnes.

A festival is held in August when the grand finale is a spectacular fireworks display.

Riberac
This attractive, but relatively quiet town, is at its best on a Friday morning when it stages a market, reputedly one of the biggest and best in the Dordogne.

Just 16km from Longeveau, Riberac has lots of local shops, including wine caves, a couple of big supermarkets and plenty of child-friendly restaurants.

Free music evenings are held in the town square on Tuesday nights in July and August.

La Jemaye
A little hamlet, Le Jemaye is well-known for its large lake with beaches, a play area, woodland walks, a hide to watch the birds on the lake and family-friendly eateries.

An easy half-an-hour's drive from L'Amandier there are also sporting activities and events, including water skiing and cycling, staged in July and August.

Angoulème
The capital of Charente, the ramparted city of Angoulème is home to stunning architecture, traditional markets and beautiful gardens.

A 45-minute drive from Longeveau, take the time to relax in one of the many pavement cafes or dine in a choice of family-friendly restaurants.

The city is the world capital for Bande Dessinée - comic strip - and many of the buildings are decorated in this style with a fascinating museum dedicated to the art.

In Angoulème's mountain shopping zone you'll find Kizou Adventures - an indoor playground with all the usual ball pools, ropes and soft play, for little ones aged from six months to 10 years.

And just outside the city is the fabulous Plan d'Eau water lake with several beaches - perfect for a bit of bucket and spade fun - and a wide range of water sports.

Cognac
Cognac, about an hour from Longeveau, is famous for the grape-based spirit made in the town for more than 300 years.

Stroll through its narrow streets with a mix of medieval timber framed houses and grander mansions or enjoy an alternative view of the town by taking a cruise on a replica gabarre, the traditional flat-bottomed oak boats that once transported cognac, salt and other produce.   Trips take about two hours.

Back on dry land, signposted walking routes lead visitors through different parts of the town - either to explore the era of the salt trade and brandy industry or the urban growth that took place in the 19th century thanks to economic development.

One of the most popular tourist attractions is a tour of one - or more - of the many big name cognac producers to find out about the drink's history, how it is made and sample a tasting.

Nearby Les Antilles de Jonzac indoor water park is one of the largest in Europe and is designed to appeal to youngsters and adults alike.

For the little ones the centrepiece is a main lagoon with beaches, palm trees, a tropical glasshouse, slides and water toboggan ride.

More serious swimmers can take the plunge in the 25m sports pool where games and events are organised for children and teenagers.

Grown-ups can enjoy the fitness and health centre with its Turkish and Roman baths, a sauna, jacuzzis and a solarium - and, if you're feeling energetic, a fully-equipped fitness area.

A variety of beauty treatments and spa treatment services are also on offer.

Saint-Emilion
A little further afield, Saint-Emilion is one of the four Bordeaux wine regions and produces some of the finest wine in the world.

Even without the lure of wine the village, about an hour-and-a-quarter from L'Amandier, would deserve a visit - with pretty winding streets, pavement cafes, restaurants, local shops, and historical buildings and monuments.

The Romanesque church features a beautiful 14th century cloister and if you climb the bell tower you'll be rewarded with magnificent views over the town and surrounding vineyards.

There's also a great view from the top of the Chateau du Roy 13th century donjon in the centre of town.

Running deep under the village is a labyrinth of passages and rooms and guided tours taking in the catacombs and the impressive buried monolithic church, the biggest in Europe.

There's also an underground pottery museum with exhibits from the Roman period to modern day.

Beaches
Great beaches can be found about a two hour's drive from Longeveau - and two of the best are Arcachon and Royan.

Arcachon is hugely popular with French families and it's easy to see why. Superb sandy beaches, a picturesque sea-front promenade, plenty of shops, bars and eateries - topped off by the town's signature architecture featuring stained glass, ornate balconies and intricate brickwork.

The resort is also home to the fun-packed Aqualand water park with rides and slides for all ages and open from June to September.

Royan's beaches are, arguably, the finest in France and the main 2km long La Grande Conche has a special children's section with a variety of activities and a lifeguard in the summer.

North of the town you'll discover a series of sandy coves and and unspoilt, wild stretches of beach.

And more....

A host of other leisure activities are available within the local area from jet skiing and quad biking to mini-golf and go-karting.

The local villages and towns also host a variety of family-friendly festivals, fetes and fireworks displays throughout the summer.


Need to Know

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

The washing machine is not in the gite but located in the shared laundry room next to the 'Club des Enfants'.

Additional Charges:

A 'Taxe de séjour' is payable locally - €0.20 per night by guests over 18 years.

Swimming Pool:

Main pool and children's pool are heated and open from April to October. The temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.

Childcare:

The 'Club des Enfants' is open May to September (subject to demand), other periods on request. Open Monday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings from 9.30am until 12.30pm. Prices per session 0 to 2 years €34, 3 to 6 years €30, Family Rate for 3 siblings €75.

Babysitting is available to book through the childcare team.

Golf:

Longeveau Golf Course - 10% off the following rates for Longeveau guests, €20 (9 holes)/€30 (day) €90 (one week) or €160 for 2 weeks. Golf clubs available to hire for €7 per day or €21 per week

Security Deposit:

There is no security deposit payable at this property. However, should the need arise any payments for damage or breakages will need to be settled directly with your host.


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