Albizia

Charente, France
6
2
3
Sleeps up to 6 in total plus 2 infants in cots in 3 bedrooms
Price
£791 - £1602 per week
This is one of 3 properties at Gites de Lavalette - click here for the others visited and approved by us

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here

1
Beautiful traditional gite with period features
2
Enclosed swimming pool and heated toddler paddling pool
3
Pre-bookable babysitting service
4
Outdoor play equipment including swings and a sandpit
5
British owners on hand to give assistance
6
Part of a very small peaceful gite cluster
7
Set in 12 acres of grounds
8
Panoramic views of sunflower fields and vineyards
9
Friendly farm animals to pet
10
Local village just three minutes away by car

Guest Reviews




Features

Pool protected by fencing

The Property

Double bedrooms One
Twin bedrooms Two - one with 3 single beds in the converted pigeonnier
Bathrooms One bathroom (off kitchen) and one en-suite wet-room
Living room Living area with sofas and small TV

Local Information

Nearest village/town 3 minutes by car - 5 by bicycle
Nearest supermarket 10 minutes by car
Nearest doctor 10 minutes by car
Nearest A&E 30 minutes by car
Nearest beach 1 and a half hours at Royan. Aubeterre river beach 15 mins drive
Nearest restaurant 3 minutes by car

Services

Home cooked food Spaghetti bolognaise €8, fabulous fish pie €10, vegetable curry €10, cheese and onion quiche €8 - all prices are per person and come with wine / fruit juice, please request through your Host.
Babysitting Available at €10 per hour, please book with the host in advance
Swimming Towels available Available for a small fee payable locally (4 euros)
Bikes yes small, medium and large adult mountain bikes, two with child seat (maximum 18 kg) + childrens bikes (one with stabilisers) and trikes free of charge
Local Bike hire Yes
Local assistance/housekeeper English owners live on site
Welcome pack Available on request - payable locally
Internet access WIFI available in courtyard area
Restaurant on site no, but home cooked meals delivered to your door
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels Yes- small extra cost
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Central heating No
Open fire No
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed Yes
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users Yes
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available No
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels Yes
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
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool No
Self Catering Yes
Creche No

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots Two
Highchairs Two
Booster seat One
Bed guards One
Potty One
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
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

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

Extra Information

Other information As this is a cluster property, not all the equipment is in all the gites all the time. It is therefore important that the items you require are requested before arrival so that the items can be placed in your gite prior to arrival.

Wheelchair access - wheel-in wet room with shower chair in all three gites, additional disabled equipment available upon request.

Changeover day is Saturday.

Price includes: linen, electricity, heating and towels.

The heated swimming pool will be open for use from beginning April to end September swimming will be weather dependent.

The House Owner has registered this property as wheelchair accessible; please let us know at the time of enquiry if a member of your party may require such access. You should discuss the details of your exact requirements with the owner once you have booked which will ensure the correct access is in place.

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.

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.

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Indoors & Outdoors

Indoors

Albizia has 3 bedrooms, great for a slightly larger family or extended family, and comes complete with its own pigeonnier!

Two bedrooms downstairs (a master bedroom and a twin bedroom) are comfortably furnished and have exposed stone walls and interesting period features. The family bathroom on this level (off the kitchen) is the best place to bath the children whilst an ensuite wet room is great for the adults or for those with limited mobility. The third bedroom, up within the pigeonnier, has three single beds and would be an ideal ‘den' bedroom for a trio of children (aged 5 or over).

The main living accommodation is simple, yet clean, comfortable and functional. The kitchen is newly fitted with a washing machine, gas cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and coffee maker and the dining table seats 6. The sitting area is ‘comfy' and has a TV and DVD player. French doors lead out to your private patio and BBQ area.

Parent point:  The stairs up to the upstairs bedroom are steep and although gated, will require supervision. The low windows upstairs have locks which must be used if children are using the room.

Outdoors

This charming collection of buildings is perched on a hill and has been ‘done up' to provide a lovely setting for your child friendly holiday. Your children are well catered for here as there are plenty of toys and outdoor play equipment (swings, slides, wooden climbing frame and sandpit) as well as the ponies to visit and of course the swimming pool to splash around in. The heated pool is 10m x 5m and has a constant depth of 1.5 meters. Enclosed and solar heated with a temperature of 26°C from the beginning of May to end of September.  Floats and woggles are provided to ensure many hours of fun! "New heated toddlers paddling pool"

There is also a selection of bikes available for guests of all sizes (small, medium and large, including a trike and two child seats) and a country footpath on the doorstep makes this an ideal setting for walkers or cyclists. The two baby seats (and helmets) even mean that you can take the youngest members of your party on the short trip to the nearby village. There is also badminton, table tennis and a boules court, all available for your use.

 

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What's Around?

The local village is just 3 minutes away by car and is a pretty village with church, post office, bakery, bar/restaurant, delicatessen and a caterer willing to cater and deliver for special events and parties. There is also a working flour mill to visit, which provides some of the flour used in the bakery. Organic vegetables are available from the Friday market.

The local market town of Villeboise Lavalette (10 minutes away) has many of the conveniences of a slightly larger settlement and includes a doctor, dentist, bank, cashpoint, supermarket, restaurants and a tourist information centre. Every Saturday there is a covered market which sells fresh fruit and veg from the local area, as well as delicious fresh oysters which should be enjoyed together with a bottle of Muscadet!  

Nearby Aubeterre is one of France's "plus beaux villages" and is the place to go for a bit of gentle, family canoeing (ideal for children from about the age of 3 onwards). We would highly recommend packing a picnic and your swimming costumes and preparing for a gentle morning on the river. The sand covered river beach is a good place to take a dip; a choice of restaurants and an interesting subterranean church means that it is worth visiting even outside the canoeing months.

On a slightly larger scale, the ancient fortified city of Angouleme has some fascinating attractions plus a direct rail link to Paris (2.5hrs). This University City is home to the world famous comic strip museum, known as the Musee de la Bande Desinee. This tells the history of 150 yrs of the comic strip, showing the different styles of art.

There's something for everyone here; Angouleme, set on the top of a hill with spectacular views, is surrounded by ancient ramparts and stuffed full of wonderful cobbled streets, home to some traditional boutique shops and cafés, with the centre having been sympathetically restructured to include a modern shopping centre. Here is the place to go if you want time to wander and soak up the bustling French life, or just sit for a while in the sun, soaking up the café culture.

 

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Need to Know

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Price includes: linen, electricity, heating and towels.

The heated swimming pool will be open for use from begining April to end September swimming will be weather dependent.

The House Owner has registered this property as wheelchair accessible; please let us know at the time of enquiry if a member of your party may require such access. You should discuss the details of your exact requirements with the owner once you have booked which will ensure the correct access is in place.

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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