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l'Appartement à Château de Charras

An apartment on the ground floor of an 18th century château, set amid extensive grounds with a heated swimming pool and an orchard in a Charentaise village.

Bob and Sally Jennings
With Gite.com since January, 2018
+44 117 9420870
+44 7786510882

About the Holiday Home

The  heated swimming pool
The heated swimming pool

l'Appartement à Château de Charras is located on the ground floor of the Château de Charras, dating from 1722. With one en suite bedroom and a sofa-bed in the living room, it is ideal for a couple seeking a romantic holiday, or for two couples or a small family.

The Château is set in five hectares (twelve acres) of superbly maintained grounds with an orchard, tree-lined avenues, and a large grassed area, perfect for playing, peaceful picnics or sunset strolls. There is a large heated swimming pool and two tennis courts.

The chateau is steps from the village which offers a boulangerie and general store/post office. A number of bars and restaurants are located nearby.

The living area
The living area

The apartment offers comfortable, well appointed period accommodation complete with a spacious unique terrace. The apartment's walled terrace adjoins the kitchen and has a shaded dining table and barbecue, for outdoor dining all day and through the long evenings.

Located on the ground floor of the château, the apartment has access to the grand stone staircase and enjoys views of the impressive tree shaded courtyard.

The recently decorated wood-panelled living area has high ceilings and is decorated with framed prints and art. Tall shuttered windows fill it with light during the day. It is well set up for an evening in with a comfortable double sofa-bed, a cupboard filled with board games, audio-visual equipment, wi-fi, and a wine cooler. A round dining table seats four.

The en-suite bedroom
The en-suite bedroom

The  en- suite bedroom provides a comfortable kingsize bed and ample storage space. The large shuttered windows offer magnificent views over the grounds and countryside. For the early riser, the sunrise can be seen from bed.

The kitchen was completely refurbished in 2018. It is well equipped and appointed with a new dishwasher, electric cooker and hob /stovetop, microwave, freezer and fridge. There's an extensive range of good quality utensils, cutlery, crockery and storage and preparation space.

The recently refurbished bathroom has a walk-in shower, washbasin, shelving, toilet and radiator. A washing machine is tucked away in its own cupboard. Once again the original period windows are large and shuttered, offering views of the local fields.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: Large heated outdoor shared pool, 5m x 15m.

Location

Region
Poitou-Charentes
Village
Charras
Setting
Rural
Nearest large town
Angoulème
Other towns nearby
Bergerac
Bordeaux
Brantôme
La Rochelle
Poitiers
Département
Charente (16)
Rental information

l'Appartement à Château de Charras

Accommodates
2-4 guests
Bedrooms
1 bedroom
One bedroom with a king-size bed. A sofa bed is available in the living room.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Shower
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates per week

Time of year Cost per week
October 6 until December 28 £ 455
December 28 until April 7 £ 380
April 7 until June 2 £ 560
June 2 until September 1 £ 680
September 1 until October 5 £ 560

Availability calendar

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Rental Conditions

A returnable security/breakage deposit of £100 is due on arrival. All linen and towels are supplied. Electricity is included. Cleaning fees of 70€ should be given to Joanna, your welcoming host who will meet and greet you on arrival and explain everything you need to know to make your holiday complete. A welcome pack of essentials is supplied. Duplicate bed linen/towels are provided for an additional fee should you request it. Help is always at hand.

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Where to Go, What to Do

The picturesque town of Brantôme
The picturesque town of Brantôme

The Chateau and its landscaped grounds is a tranquil place offering visitors a chance to unwind, spend quality time together and recharge. Summer time provides horizons of sunflowers and corn, a warmer climate, villages, fishing, markets, empty roads for cycling or jogging, forest walks and gastronomic delights.

The village itself provides all essentials so it's possible to 'stay put' if that's what's required. However, within a short distance one can enjoy discovering this little known part of France. If required, guests can visit a market everyday or visit a local Chateau to discover the part that local characters played in pre- revolutionary France.

The picturesque town of Brantôme
The picturesque town of Brantôme

Among the places to visit nearby, Angoulème is a hilltop cathedral town with impressive ramparts, an old quarter and cobbled streets with numerous cafés and restaurants. The indoor market sells wonderfully fresh fish from the nearby Atlantic.

Brantôme is a beautiful riverside town with an impressive ancient abbey, mill and weir. The Friday market is popular and excellent and the town offers restaurants for all from the discerning to the hungry.

The beaches of the Atlantic coast
The beaches of the Atlantic coast

For those who want a contrast from rural France during their visit, the Atlantic coastline is within easy reach, ideally on a day trip.

Royan provides superb beaches, Atlantic bathing and art deco architecture. La Rochelle is an amazing historic town offering beaches, markets, history, fishing, bars and restaurants with outstanding seafood.

Photo Album

The grounds of the château - 5 hectares of professionally maintained garden and tree lined paths,
The grounds of the château - 5 hectares of professionally maintained garden and tree lined paths,
The huge terrace with extraordinary views of the labours of local French farmers.
The huge terrace with extraordinary views of the labours of local French farmers.
Views from the terrace
Views from the terrace
The château in all its glory.
The château in all its glory.
Relaxing, atmospheric dining area.
Relaxing, atmospheric dining area.
St Estephe lake and safe beach - 30 minutes from apartment
St Estephe lake and safe beach - 30 minutes from apartment
Villebois Lavalette - market hall and restaurant
Villebois Lavalette - market hall and restaurant
Newly refurbished kitchen - 2018
Newly refurbished kitchen - 2018
The apartment overlooks the Chateau cour d'honnuer.
The apartment overlooks the Chateau cour d'honnuer.
The grand staircase
The grand staircase
Glorious sunsets from the terrace
Glorious sunsets from the terrace