- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Le Grand Vignaud is located amidst the beautiful countryside of the Charente/Dordogne border – one of the sunniest regions in France. There are four spacious gites, sleeping 4, 4, 6 and 8. Each gite has been recently renovated to a high standard with all mod cons, while maintaining traditional features such as exposed beams and charentaise stone walls. Each gite has a private patio/terrace, with barbecue facilities and the shared use of a south-facing 11 x 5m swimming pool. Onsite facilities include an external childrens play area with swings/sandpit. Badminton equipment and boules terrain are also provided. There is also a covered play...Read more
4 cottages: large swimming pool & stunning views
Additional Location Information
Whilst Le Grand Vignaud is situated in a rural location, several well-known towns and villages are easily accessible including:-
Angouleme (20 mins) – Our nearest commercial centre, with pedestrian shopping zone and shopping mall, variety of restaurants, golf course and National Comic-Book Museum; The Nautilus Leisure Centre has several swimming pools, with outdoor slides and wave pool during the summer months. It also houses a large ice-skating rink; A huge lake affords swimming and sailing, with adjacent crazy golf, swing park and go-karting for kids; Many festivals are held throughout the year and a vintage car rally is held annually in mid-September; Paris can be reached in 2hrs 30mins from the TGV train station.
Arcachon (140 mins) – discover Europe’s largest sand dune.
Aubterre-sur-Dronne (15 mins) – Officially classed as one of France’s most picturesque villages, with unique monolithic church carved out of the rock beneath the castle and scenic riverside beach with pontoon and diving boards. There are canoes for hire here and nearby riding stables. There are many bars and restaurants, with traditional music playing in the main square during summer evenings.
Bordeaux (80 mins) – World famous for wine and architecture. Visit medieval churches, cathedrals and museums or enjoy shopping in town centre boutiques. Seasonal activities include the wine festival and river festival.
Brantome (40 mins) – ‘The Venice of the Perigord’, with shops and restaurants hewn out of the rockface. Nearby you can visit the Chateau of Bourdeilles and the underground Caves of Lascaux, with Europe’s best-known prehistoric cave art.
Brossac (20 mins) – Lovely lake with beach and grassy shade. Canoes for hire.
Chalais (15 mins) – A busy Monday market is held, selling a variety of crafts and regional food/drink; The Chateau, with dungeon restaurant, is an ideal venue for a special evening meal; There is an annual international show-jumping competition.
Cognac (90 mins) – Visit the world renowned brandy producers (Hennessy, Martell etc) who offer tours and tastings; The Saint Gobain glassworks have tours during the summer months. There is an annual jazz & blues festival.
Confolens (80mins) - Spend a fun 2-3 hours enjoying the sunshine and countryside by Vélorail - up to 3 passengers and 2 'cyclists' per unit, using disused railway lines. You can also visit the nearby animal park at Hiesse. There is an annual internationl music & dance festival in August.
Oradour-sur-Glane (80 mins) – We highly recommend a visit to this 2nd World War memorial village, untouched since the 1944 massacre of 642 villagers.
Poitiers (90 mins) – Futuroscope science theme park makes a good day out for all the family.
Royan (120 mins) – Our closest seaside resort, with bustling harbour and over 2km of clean, sandy beaches. A visit to nearby Palmyre Zoo, with over 16,000 animals and birds, is highly recommended.
Sarlat (120 mins) – A must for history buffs, with an exceptional number of historical buildings representing over 1000 years of architecture.
Villebois-Lavalette (10 mins) – The picturesque 17thC chateau overlooks the town and is worth a visit. It provides an impressive backdrop for the huge Bastille Day firework display on 14th July; ‘Les Halles’, in the town centre is the local market place, built with stone pillars and retaining its original medieval roof. A Saturday market is held here; The local tourist office is a valuable source of information on local festivals and activities
Last updated on November 16, 2012
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Additional notes from the owner
30% off 2nd week, except during July and August.
Prices are inclusive of water, gas and electricity charges. Prices quoted are per week – high/peak seasons starting and ending on Saturdays (Arrival after 4pm, departure before 10am), other periods start/end day negotiable.
* Cot and high chair available (please request at time of booking)
* Child minding – by arrangement
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Housekeeping Optional
- Local Guides/Maps
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (heated)
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - yes
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 150 square feet