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The property les Lignons consists of 3 romantic cottages for two or four people, situated at the edge of the forest “ Foret de la Braconne” between  Angouleme and la Rochefoucauld in the Charente. The gites are ideal for the summer, staying in low season or as a stopover on your way to further destination. There is a swimming pool for common use.

The gites are part of a “maison Charentaise” from the eighteenth century and the cottages are adjacent to its courtyard. The property is fenced and the gardens surrounding the house contain many fruit trees, of which homemade jam is created.

 

Description Gite Dix

Living space 60 m2 for two to four people.

The cottage is fully equipped, you have your two terraces and privacy. Living room, kitchen, luxurious bathroom with toilet, bedroom (loft). There is a double deb and a bunk bed.

Equipment: refrigerator. Microwave, water cooker, coffee maker, gas cooker, satellite TV with a few English channels, and DVD. If necessary: high chair, cot.

You also have access to a washer and dryer. The cottage is non-smoking.

 

 

 

 

 

 Description Gite Onze

Living space 50 m2 for two people.

The cottage is fully equipped, you have your own terraces. Living room, kitchen, luxurious bathroom with toilet, bedroom (loft). There is a double bed.

Equipment: refrigerator. Microwave, water cooker, coffee maker, gas cooker, satellite TV with a few English channels, and DVD. If necessary: high chair, cot.

You also have access to a washer and dryer. The cottage is non-smoking.

 

 

 

 

 

Description Gite Douze

Living space 60 m2 for two to four people.

The cottage is fully equipped, you have your two terraces and privacy. Living room, kitchen, luxurious bathroom with toilet, bedroom (loft). There is a double deb and a bed sofa.

Equipment: refrigerator. Microwave, water cooker, coffee maker, gas cooker, satellite TV with a few English channels, and DVD. If necessary: high chair, cot.

You also have access to a washer and dryer. The cottage is non-smoking.

 

 

 

 

 

Surroundings

Foret de la Braconne is a forest of  10,000 acres and it features numerous hiking trails (hiking map available in the gite). Worthwhile visiting: La Grande Fosse, Le Gros Roc, La Fosse Limousine and La Fosse Mobile. You can also explore the area by bicycle, which can be rented from the owner.

Angouleme, the capital of the Charente, at 10 minutes. The old walled town is situated on a hill, offering a beautiful view over the surrounding along the river Charente. The town consist of a cobbled pedestrian area with cozy restaurants, cafes, boutiques and numerous museum and antiquities.

La Rochefoucauld at 7 minutes. Here is one of the most beautiful castles in France, Chateau de la Rochefoucauld, a church and two monasteries of the Middle Ages.

The Charente is renowned for its Pineau des Charente, magret and the truffles. The beautiful landscape of woods, fields and vineyards with many picturesque villages in the province stems mostly from the Roman period. As Aubeterre sur Dronne ( one of the 100 most beautiful villages in France), Brantome (known as the Venice of Perigord) and the many castles of the Charente.

Visit the cozy markets and Brocante markets. The cave of Queroy are near, these prehistoric caves have thirty rooms with beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

Famous wine regions such as the Medoc, Pomerol, St. Emilion, Bergerac and Cognac are close by.

Seaside resort La Rochelle at one hour.

Cognac with all the famous cognac houses such Remy Martin and others at 50 minutes.

 

Activities 

Golf, lake of Yrieix (large recreational lake with a restaurant), horseback riding, boat trips, the velo train (bicycle train), adventure park, etc.