Champ Giraud Cottage Ruffec
Official Contact Details - Champ GiraudPhone: 0033 (0)545 7159 01
Two charming stone cottages, surrounded by fields of sunflowers, maize and woods. Only two and a half kilometers from a lovely village with a beautiful castle.
- Price from 345 GBP / Week / Per unit
- Capacity up to 5 people
- 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 09/30/2011
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The pretty 2 bedroom Sunrise and Sunset cottages are either side of our house, which is situated at the rear of the building. Both cottages sleep up to 5. There is an above ground pool in the large garden for a refreshing dip on those long, hot summer days. Relax outside with a glass of wine on a warm summer evening and enjoy the spectacular night skies. Why not book both cottages for a holiday with friends or family!
Our sympathetically restored traditional stone cottages have oak beams, stone walls and original features. The cottages face south and have private seating areas, with garden furniture, at both the front and the side, taking advantage of the sunshine throughout the day.
Each cottage has a barbecue, ideal for for long lunches or dinners al fresco. The large above ground pool, is perfect for cooling off on hot sunny days.
Sunrise Cottage has a lounge/dining room with firepalce and woodburner, kitchen and shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs are two good sized bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other has two singles. In addition there is a fold-up bed which can be accommodated in either room if there are five people booking.
The Lounge Area
In the lounge area is the large Charentaise fireplace with a woodburner and comfy seating for 5. There is a TV/video player and DVD player with a selection of videos and DVD's books and board games.'
The Dining Area
At the other end of the lounge is the dining area with a large farmhouse table and seating for 5 people (plus a high chair if needed). Mini Hi-Fi system with radio, CD and tape player.
From the dining area you go through to the fully equipped kitchen, which has a gas cooker, micro-wave, fridge and washing machine and double sink unit.
The Shower Room
The downstairs shower room, has a loo, washbasin and walk-in shower area.
Stairs from the lounge area lead to the 2 bedrooms. The twin room has a built-in cupboard for clothes and storage. There is a cupboard on the landing for clothes and storage for the double room.'Both rooms and the landing are carpeted.'
Sunset Cottage has a lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room, one double bedroom, one twin room and provate area on the landing with a single bed.
Lounge - comfy seating for 5. TV/video player and DVD player with a selection of videos and DVD's books and board games.'
Kitchen/diner - gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine. Table and chairs for seating 5 people.
Shower Room - The downstairs shower room, has a loo, washbasin and shower cubicle
Stairs from the kitchen lead to the bedrooms. Both rooms have plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. On the landing is a separate area with a single bed.
Outdoor games (tennis, badminton, football, boules etc) are provided or if that is too energetic for you, enjoy a quiet time sitting and watching birds and wildlife.
The above ground pool is ideal for cooling off on those long hot summer days. A quiet lane runs past, along which you can take peaceful walks or cycle rides.
Relax outside with a glass of local wine on a warm summer evening and look at the spectacular night skies. Due to no light pollution over the area you can see the stars in their thousands.
The sunrise is worth getting up for too!
Prices & deals
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 345 GBP
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 510 GBP
- Cleaning fee:
- Charging Method:
- Per unit
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
Champ Giraud is two and a half kilometers outside the lovely village of VERTEUI-SUR-CHARENTE, with it's beautiful castle. The department of Charente is the second sunniest region in France.'
In the village are all amenities including two bakers, post office, a butcher, charcuterie, grocer, tabac, hairdresser and bar/restaurant and of course the stunning castle, which it is planned to open the gardens to the public in 2006.'
Verteuil is five kilometers south of the market town of RUFFEC where there are large supermarkets and a good selection of general shops and a choice of bars and brasseries.
LAKES in Charente are popular for swimming. Sandy beaches with gradual slopes into the warm waters make these an excellent place for children. Some have sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and pedalos.'
We are ideally situated to visit the towns of POITIERS, LIMOGES, ANGOULEME and COGNAC. The coastal town of LA ROCHELLE and the sandy, west coast beaches are only one and a half hours drive away.'
ANGOULEME is an art rich town, with its ramparts butting over the river Charente. There are many 17th and 18th century streets to wander around, with magnificent houses. The town hosts an international comic strip festival. Angouleme is just a 25 minute drive down the RN10 from the cottage.
NAUTILUS, a large swimming complex with waves and slides and skating rink near a very large lake on the outskirts of Angouleme
CONFOLENS is the capital of the Charente-Limousin. It is an ancient town with prehistoric standing stones a short distance outside the town. Enjoy restaurants, cafes and the twice weekly market. Originally a garrison for the Roman army, the town is now a thriving, typical French market town that is particularly famous for its international folklore festival of song and dance known as "Danses et Musiques du Monde", which is held in August every year.'
ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE is a village that was brutally destroyed by the Nazis in WWII and now preserved as a memorial. It stands today exactly as it was left on 10th June 1944. A very moving and worthwhile experience to visit it. '
COGNAC & JARNAC
In Cognac visit the famed cognac museum and houses of Hennessy, Martell, R'my Martin. Go to Jarnac to visit Courvoisier. Both towns are on the River Charente, ideal for boat trips and fishing.
LIMOGES is the capital of the French Porcelain Industry. There is also an aquarium and zoo. Walk back in time down the Rue de la Boucherie past the half-timbered houses.
LA ROCHELLE with its beaches, old port and aquarium is within easy reach. It's a lively port with lots to see from the old port with the 3 towers, caf's and clubs, the museum of the New World, the aquarium with shark tank and many streets and markets to shop. There are boats out to R', Aix and Ol'ron, and Fort Boyard (used as the setting for the game show of the same name).'
The theme park of the moving image. Experience 3D cyber trips and space missions, view films on giant flat, circular and spherical screens, Imax cinema, the Atlantis and virtual experiences. You will need a full day to enjoy all the attractions, music, shows and breathtaking adventures on land, sea and in space. The evening water fountains and light display is not to be missed. '
LA VALLE DE SINGES (Valley of Monkeys)
This is a very popular and fascinating attraction. It provides a unique chance to see monkeys and gorillas close up, living in a natural habitat in semi freedom. La Vall'e des Singes has been designed for conservation of species. Over 200 animals roam free on wooded isles.
Silver Mines of the Frankish Kings, MELLE
These Vth to Xth century Silver Mines are the oldest in France that are still open to the public. In the grounds are the Carolingien gardens with plants which were cultivated at the time the men worked the mine. The various plants which you will be able to see were useful for daily nutrition and also for medicine.
Situated between Niort and La Rochelle, is the famous Green Venice (Venise Verte). Take a guided or self-drive canoe, kayak or flat-bottom boat trip along the areas' canals. This area has more than 400 kms of small roads, as well as foot, horse and bicycle paths. A small tourist train also circles the heart of the area.
- Champ Giraud, 16510, Ruffec, France
- Accommodation located in:
- countryside, near fishing area, near golf course, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near tennis courts, near water sports, rural, village!
Amenities & services
# of Units: 2... and each unit includes:
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Single beds: 3
- Double beds: 1
- Baby cots: 0
- Single sofa beds: 0
- Double sofa beds: 0
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- 24h Concierge:
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- American Kitchen:
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- Tennis Court:
- Pets Welcome:
- Private Beach:
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- Ensuite Bathroom:
- Sea View:
- Central Heating:
- Board Basis:
- Accommodation Only
- Welcome pack:
- Our welcome pack contains the necessary basics - milk, bread, eggs, butter, jam wine and beer. There is an information folder in the cottage with details of the area, local restaurants and places to visit. We also provide maps for your use.
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