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Gite 1 - Chez le Charpentier

Chez le Charpentier is a delightful cottage, taking pride of place in the side wing of the main buildings. Its charming garden gives you a beautiful space to relax outside.

French windows lead into a large living room with a kitchen at the far end. A typical cottage stair case takes you to the spacious first floor. Please check with us if you find stairs difficult as this staircase is a little steep.

Beyond the garden you have easy access to the small guest laundry and to your allocated parking space. We invite you to explore beyond the buildings to follow the Wild Walk down to the stream. Take a book and a glass of wine and be lulled by the sound of the little waterfall. Or if you are a little more energetic, try the informal ball games area. Our little herd of goats might be curious to say hello.

Ideal at any time of year, there is plenty of room for 3 people. The cottage is warm and cosy in winter. In Spring and Autumn the countryside is alive with colour. In the summer we move to a slower pace. The stone walls and shutters keep the interiors at a pleasant temperature, and we also provide room fans should you need them. The local swimming lake and beach is only 8 minutes’ drive away, set in a lovely country park. Our guests love it all.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Children 5 years and over
  • Enclosed garden with BBQ
  • Shower room with W.C.
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Good WiFi, satellite TV, DVD, books and games
  • No smoking inside and no pets

You will find a good range of equipment including

  • refrigerator and separate freezer

  • a dishwasher, an electric hob and oven/grill, a microwave

  • coffee maker, kettle, and toaster

  • food processor

  • Teatowels, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, and cleaning materials

  • Guest laundry nearby, with washing machine

  • Stairs to first floor

  • Dining table and chairs

  • Comfortable sitting area with sofa and chair

  • Woodburning stove, with wood provided

  • Underfloor heating in the colder months

  • French windows open onto the large terrace and garden

  • Books, games, tourist info, TV, DVD, CD/radio

  • Heating is included in the holiday price. It’s a great place for a winter stay.

  • Le Clos du Verger is unusual because its set-up covers its heating and energy costs.

  • Ground source heat from two kilometers of pipes laid under the goat meadows gives an efficient and constant hot water supply, as well as fuelling the underfloor heating and the radiators.

  • Rooftop photovoltaic panels generate the electricity we use.

  • We cut logs from our own trees, and keep the cottage log box topped up so that you can enjoy the woodburner in the living room when you want to.

  • One double bedroom with wide double bed (160 cm), and chest of drawers and wardrobe.
  • One large single bedroom, with clothes storage.
  • Shower room with shower , washbasin unit, WC. Towels, soaps and shampoo provided.
  • Landing with extra clothes storage, and large store cupboard. Iron, ironing board and hair dryer.
  • Winter heating by radiators.
  • Winter duvets are changed seasonally for summer weight silk duvets. Beds made up for your arrival.

  • Enclosed garden with terrace infront of the cottage, partly shaded in summe. Lawned area, and an attractive dining pergola. All set against a backdrop of trees and flowerbeds beyond the immediate cottage garden.
  • Gas barbeque and garden furniture for outside living
  • Enjoy the walks round the wider grounds, taking you to the informal ball games area and quiet seating by the stream.

  • Our welcome will be as genuine as usual, but please wear a mask when we show you round the property.
  • Before you arrive we will have thoroughly aired and cleaned the property, disinfected key areas, and replaced pillows, bedding and cushions between guests.
  • On your departure, please put used linen and towels in the laundry basket on the landing.
  • As an extra protection for us all please do not introduce anyone to the site who is not listed with us as part of your booking. We ask you to meet local friends or relatives elsewhere.
  • Check the Covid clause in our cancellation policy.