2-Bedroom Pet-Friendly, Re-built 2016 Cottage
|Location:||500m from Benest|
|Property Type:||Gîte (70 m²)|
|Rent per month:||From £798 to £990 pm All inclusive|
|Long letting period:||Available year round for long lets|
|Min. rental period:||1 week - rates available|
|Bedrooms:||1 Double bedroom. 1 Twin bedroom. Each bedrooms has an en-suite shower|
|Sleeps:||4 (Travel cot available)|
Description of Property:
The cottage is part of our 'longère' - a farmhouse-style house divided into three. Our home is on one side of the cottage, and a barn is on the other. Check out the calendar (see the icon above) for availability. When you check out prices, you will see monthly rates can be surprisingly good, and includes all utility bills and local tourist taxes - there is nothing else to pay!
Completely re-built (with wall and roof insulation to UK standards) by expert craftsman, this 2-bed cottage provides a home-from-home all the year round.
The character cottage features original features retained by the master-builder. There is a Charentais fireplace, a Charentais window, and an original sink used by the farmhands dating from 1891. Heating, when you need it, is by electric heaters and a Godin wood-burner, an antique, probably dating from the 1920’s. We provide the wood for you, and help you to light it if you are a novice.
The open-plan ground floor has a new kitchen with all appliances, inc dishwasher, large Miele fridge-feezer, Seimens washing machine, microwave, toaster and kettle. Cafetiere, liquidizer. food processor, and a huge assortment of quality bakeware, saucepans and crockery.
A beautiful 18th century oak staircase sweeps grandly (and rises gently) from the open-plan ground floor to the two carpeted double bedrooms upstairs. Each bedroom has its own en-suite shower room. The first bedroom has a 5' double bed, the second bedroom has two 3' single beds. Towels, cotton blankets, a wide selection of pillows, duvets and linen are all provided. Each bed is furnished with a layer of memory foam and a 'pillow top'. A feather topper completes this trio to provide the most comfy night's sleep. A hair dryer is provided. UK/European adaptor plugs are also provided.
The newly refurbished kitchen has a gas oven, a dish-washer (ample crockery and cutlery will help you to fill it up), a Seimens washing machine, microwave and tall Miele fridge/freezer. A great selection of small appliances are here too, a liquidiser, small food processor, baking tins etc. T-towels provided. For weekly guests I provide a selection of washing products, sauces, spices and many small items so that you won’t need to make unnecessary purchases. If there are any other items you need, you can simply use ours! We are right next door.
You can arrange to have a UK supermarket delivery here - with 1-month's notice.
The superb wi-fi in the gîte will enable you to keep in touch with your Skype and email, and there is a good mobile phone signal here too. The TV has a UK Sky Freeview card so you can giggle at the UK weather report, and keep up with your favourite programmes.
Outside Amenities: There is ample parking space on our shared pebbled area in front of the longère for three or four cars, and there is more parking space in the garden.
A table and chairs is waiting out on the pavement patio in front of the gîte for your sole use.
A large pebbled area to the rear of the gîte provides another place for you to relax and enjoy the view of the large garden with mature trees, and the countryside beyond.
A gas barbecue can be provided and a choice of two outside terraces so that you can follow, or avoid, the sun. Sunshades are provided too.
Surrounding Area: Take a look at this amazing website: https://www.france-voyage.com/travel-guide/benest-commune-2715.htm
Just 15 minute's walk away is the small village of Benest with a Post Office. Alloue is a village 6km away, with a bar/restaurant serving set lunches. You can also buy bread here, and tobacco.
A ten-minute country walk also takes you down to the river Charente.
Champagne Mouton is about 30 minutes drive away, with a 24-hour cash point, petrol garages and a really nice Carrefour mini-supermarket. There is a farmer's market here twice weekly. There is a lovely cattery here too, and our garage where we have all the maintenance & repairs done to our car.
Confolens, just 20 minutes by car, is a beautiful town on the river Vienne. It is great to explore. This town offers a twice weekly market, a large supermarket with petrol and a variety of other shops. In August there is a week-long International Dance Festival here with many concerts and parades through the town. An agenda is available so that you can plan ahead to enjoy some of the events taking place during the whole week. There is an outdoor swimming pool here. Visit our chateaux - Verteuil, Rochefoucauld, and many others in this area.
Ruffec, 35-minutes drive away, is another large town offering some out-of town shops as well as a number of large supermarkets. On the A10, it is the gateway to adventures further afield, like the Valley of the Monkeys, Puy Du Fou, and Futurescope. See our website for many more 'days out'.
|Heating system:||Wood-burner. Additional electric heaters are supplied so that you can keep warm 24/7.|
|Services / Facilities:||Mains water. Septic tank. Electricity. WiFi Broadband Internet Access. Television. Satellite TV. DVD. Alarm.
Mobile phone signal is available here. Strong wi-fi too.
Conventional oven. Microwave. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Dishwasher. Washing Machine.
Halogen oven, Gas oven. Large Miele fridge/freezer. Slow cooker. Liquidiser.
Children welcome. No swings, I'm afraid!
Smokers accepted. Please smoke outside.
Pets may be allowed by prior agreement. A dog or cat is welcome. We have no pets, so there is no conflict!
Cot is available.
This gîte may not be suitable for adventurous children. There are some external steps to an upper-level barn.
Property is suitable for more than one family.
Distance to Nearest (in kms):
|Village/Town:||Confolens 20 kms|
|Supermarket:||Champagne Mouton 7 kms|
|Market:||Champagne Mouton 7 kms|
|Airport:||Limoges 70 kms|
|Train Station:||Confolens 20 kms|
|Port:||Caen 450 kms|
Pricing Info: Prices are inclusive of utilities AND the new Tourism tax of 5%. Weekly rents, £380-£550 per week. Monthly rents - £798 for November 2019 onwards. July 2020 £898, August £998 (if available). Local tourism tax, wood and utilities are ALL INCLUDED all the year round. Please ask for 'odd dates' - we can be flexible. A monthly contract ends on 28th of the last month for cleaning days. 3 days cleaning are reserved at the end of a stay of three months. Monthly rents are calendar months, all except for the final month.
Availability: This property is available year round for longer lets.
Please ask for 'odd dates' - they may be available. Minimum stay 7 days.
This property is available for weekly summer holiday rentals.
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|Name:||Olivia & Andy Spracklen|
|Telephone:||+33 (0)5 45 30 03 87|
|Time to contact:||Anytime|
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