Chez Lussaud is a beautiful 300 year old private hamlet located in the southern tip of the Charente. Set in 8 acres of gardens, woods and large open spaces, there is plenty of space to kick off your shoes, relax and take in the views. We have two gites, (max 6 in each) both with their own private garden and separate pool access.
*Our other property is La Four a Pain - Property ID no: 10324139
La Maison du Charpentier (The Carpenters House)- Sleeps 4/6
A large traditional Charente farmhouse with two comfortably furnished ensuite bedrooms. The master bedroom has a deep fully sprung zip and link bed with mattress topper, which can be set up as a superking or two 3ft single beds. (Please advise your preference when booking). The second bedroom has a french corbeille bed with a deep sprung mattress. Good quality cotton bedding and towels are provided for your stay. A sofa bed can be provided in the lounge for up to two additional guests if required.
A large newly refurbished and fully equipped traditional shaker style kitchen provides a wonderful place to cook, eat and socialise. There is a 2 metre long oak kitchen table, ideal for your traditional french breakfast each morning, with views down to the woods at the bottom of the garden. With a Jotul wood burning stove and two traditional french armchairs, it is also the perfect place to pause with a glass of Bordeaux while your evening meal is in the oven.
The main entrance from the courtyard and the heart of the farmhouse is 'The Couloir' which is steeped in history and was the former meeting place for the hamlet. Every room in the farmhouse leads off the Couloir and there are large Charentise doors at each end. To reflect its history we have turned it back into a dining room, with its polished oak floor and a large refectory table seating 8, it is ideal for get-togethers with family and friends, and the perfect place to enjoy Christmas or a celebration dinner. With both tables you can easily seat 14, particularly useful if you are a family renting both gites together enabling you to socialise together, but still enjoy your own space.
Equipped with a flat screen tv, Freeview satellite channels, and comfortably furnished, the large lounge provides the perfect area to relax after a day out exploring. In addition the farmhouse has full central heating and includes a complimentary basket of logs, perfect for those out of season breaks.
Leaving the Couloir from the back doors you will find a large chestnut tree and gravelled area with seating, perfect for enjoying a bit of shade from the summer sun. Your garden area extends with a large lawned area up to the pool house, giving you your own private access to the pool. Just across from your kitchen door is a large terracotta terrace for out door dining with table and chairs and a brick built BBQ area.
Parking space is provided for up to two cars at the side of the house.
Pool - The pool is 10m x 5m with a depth ranging from 1m up to 1.80m in the deep end. Equipped with sun loungers, parasols and a cabana, we also provide pool towels and pool baskets for your stay. The pool is shared with one other gite.
Chez Lussaud is situated next to the pretty village of Chatignac with its active events calendar, tennis court, mini golf area and pétanque court. Within 3kms is the beautiful village of Brossac with restaurants, a village store, bakery, butchers, tourist information, hairdressers and a launderette, as well as a large swimming lake with water sports, mini golf, a clubhouse and an active social calendar throughout the summer.
Surrounded by beautiful villages, Chez Lussaud is perfectly situated to explore the local area, by foot - there are numerous walking routes for all levels, or you have the quieter country roads if you prefer cycling. With stunning views and open skies, it is also an artists paradise! Not to mention ornithologists and due to its location, the skies have no ambient light at night - perfect for a budding star-gazer!
The market town of Chalais is within 7km and encompasses all the amenities associated with a medium sized town, including two large supermarkets. The Chateau des Tallyrand - a Relais Chateaux with a drawbridge has an excellent restaurant. There are numerous other restaurants in the local area to cater for all tastes.
Being on the border of departments of the Poitou-Charente, Charente Maritime, Gironde and the Dordogne, Chez Lussaud is centrally located for a wide range of interests and days out. The cities of Bordeaux (1 hour) and Angouleme (35 mins) are definitely worth a visit. Royan (1 hr 10) is a picturesque seaside resort with long, flat sandy beaches and safe swimming areas. The ‘beaux village’ of Aubeterre sur Dronne (20 mins) with its cobbled streets, restaurants and local shops is a must for any visitor. Cognac (Golf) and St Emillion are within an hours drive from Chez Lussaud with extensive wine tours on offer. However, there are many vineyards not to be missed in the local area, providing an interesting day out with the added advantage of sampling the finished products - note in particular the local Pineau and Berneuil cognac! Each town has its own market day selling regional produce and there are also many brocantes to explore.
Free WIFI is available.
A welcome basket is provided on arrival.
Pets with 'well behaved owners' are welcome (max 2 per gite). Dog bowls and doggy treats provided! Please note that while your gardens are private, they are not fenced off, so leads are required at all times please. We have a large field at the back which is ideal for dog walking. The owners have two very friendly Golden Retrievers.
Holidays are very precious, our aim is for you to go home completely relaxed and rested, having enjoyed the peace, tranquility and hospitality Chez Lussaud has to offer.
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