Penny's Place

Charente, France
7
2
3
Sleeps up to 7 in total plus 2 infants in cots in 3 bedrooms
Price
£1785 - £2142 per week

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here

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Reviewed and recommended by ‘The Unmumsy Mum’
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Qualified nanny Penny is the property owner
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Free night of babysitting included
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Large sandpit, hammock, trampoline and more
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Modern amenities combined with traditional character
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Large private garden with barbecue and outdoor dining
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Friendly pets and farm animals for little ones to meet
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Lots of toys, drawing materials and books
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Enclosed shared swimming pool
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Set in beautiful countryside

Guest Reviews

Review 1 of 22 reviews



Features

Pool protected by fencing and alarm

The Property

Double bedrooms Two, one can be made into a twin
Twin bedrooms One and can be a triple if needed
Bathrooms Two - one family bathroom, one en suite shower room
Living room One

Local Information

Nearest village/town Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure - 10 mins drive
Nearest supermarket Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure - 10 mins drive
Nearest doctor Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure - 10 mins drive
Nearest A&E Angouleme
Nearest beach Lake beach 25 mins drive or costal St Georges de Didonne - 2 hrs drive
Nearest restaurant Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure - 10 mins drive

Services

Home cooked food No but shopping service for simple meal (eg. pesto pasta) available - please enquire
Babysitting One free evening with each booking. Extra evening babysitting, 7pm-midnight, €10/hr, after midnight €15/hr
Swimming Towels available Included
Bikes Selection of children's' bikes
Local assistance/housekeeper Owners onsite and happy to provide extras if needed
Welcome pack Yes - Tea, Coffee, fresh milk, bread, jam, pasta, pesto sauce, juice and wine
Internet access WIFI Free
Restaurant on site No
Shopping Service Please just send a list and a delivery charge of €10 will be made and all payable locally
Swimming towels Included
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Central heating No
Open fire Yes
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool No
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant No
Dogs Allowed Yes
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food No
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport Yes
Bikes No
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 available, more if required
Highchairs Two available, more if required
Booster seat Two available
Bed guards Two available
Potty Two
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 No
Socket guards Yes
Baby den No
Baby bath No
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer No
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system Yes
UK satellite TV channels Yes - Freesat
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information The babysitting service is provided by a UK qualified, CRB checked Nursery Nurse.

The free babysitting evening any night except Saturday (max 4 hours).

All additional services payable locally in Euros. If you want a lift for your evening out Steve can take and collect you from Chasseneuil & La Rochefoucauld (€10) and Chateau Nieuil (€15).

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.

Indoors & Outdoors

Indoors

The style throughout Penny's Place is a perfect mix of old and new with modern amenities and traditionally renovated lime pointed stone walls and original exposed beams.

  • Spacious open plan kitchen/living/dining room with a fabulous modern farmhouse feel
  • Separate living room with feature fireplace and log burner
  • Downstairs bathroom
  • Upstairs, three bedrooms lead from the large landing – one double with en-suite shower room, a further double and a twin/triple.  All bedrooms are large enough to host a cot
  • Penny’s Place has the most fantastic collection of toys for all ages, lots of drawing materials and plenty of good holiday books too

Parent point:

  • There is a single step from kitchen and another into sitting room, doors can be shut or the additional babygate can be used to prevent tripping.
  • The belustrades on the landing are just a little wider than recommended so please supervise children here.

Outdoors

You will be spoilt for choice in the gardens at Penny's Place! Within the large private enclosed garden that surrounds the gite, you will find a barbecue, garden table and chairs, children's play equipment, and a large well stocked herb garden that you are welcome to help yourself to. There is an abundance of space to run around here, but if you need more, the rest of the grounds are accessed through the gate and up the private steps.

In the upper shared area you will find the enclosed swimming pool surrounded by sunloungers on a very child friendly deck; no slippery tiles here. Adjacent to the pool is a large sandpit, a hammock, trampoline, football goal equipment, children's bikes and a whole host of other outdoor toys. The shared area is also home to a cat, chickens and goats or sheep in the summer months.

Parent point:

  • As the grounds are set at two distinct levels defined by a high wall there are stone steps down from the shared area. It is not possible to completly fence either the wall or the stairs at the top so a high level of adult supervision is advised in the shared area. However, there is a secure gate at the bottom to keep children safe once in the private garden.

What's Around?

Set in the beautiful Charentaise countryside and surrounded by farm and woodland there are plenty of lovely walks and cycle rides direct from Penny's Place. 10 minutes away at Chasseneuil, a traditional market town, you will find all the local amenities such as supermarkets, banks, a pharmacy and some lovely cafés. For those who are in search of some great French food there are numerous restaurants in the area with the closest being only 10 minutes away, and for those who want to cook their own family meals there are several markets on various days in the surrounding towns.

La Rochefoucauld is a charming old town with some great shops and restaurants, one of which is at the foot of the gorgeous chateau overlooking the river. The chateau itself is a great day out for all the family with some fascinating history, entertaining exhibits and a whole room full of dressing up for everyone!

Apart from the many 'caves' offering tastings of the local Charentaise tipple Pineau, a trip to Cognac is also worth a visit, with its numerous world famous cognac houses and a beautiful town to wander around.

A great attraction for the whole family is Vallée des Singes (Monkey World) a fantastic park with over 300 monkeys living in the trees above you as you walk around. There is a petting zoo, an adventure play area and even a place to stop and have a meal or just a coffee whilst the children play.

You have the choice of costal beaches at Royan and La Rochelle (under 2 hrs away) or some great lake beaches (that are closer to the house) most of which offer water sports. There is canoeing at Mansle, Ruffec and Montbron.

Angouleme is just 20 minutes away and is a beautiful university city. Set at the top of a hill and surrounded by ancient ramparts, the city offers great shopping and has some of the best restaurants in the Charente, not to mention the numerous cafes which allow you time to just sit and watch the world go by. Angouleme is also host to an exciting weekend in September with a Vintage Car Racing around the ramparts.


Need to Know

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Swimming Pool:

The shared swimming pool will be open for use from May to October but realistically swimable June to mid September. The temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.

Security Deposit:

The security deposit for this property is £200 / 200 Euros and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available in your Travel Pack.


Travel Info

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