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1 Impasse des Tranchis
Le Pouyaud
16240 Empure
Villefagnan
Tel: 0033 (0)5 4531 6983

 

 

 

 

 

Forsythia Cottage Gite Charente

Forsythia Cottage Gite Charente

 

 

Forsythia Gite is a two bedroomed cottage which sleeps up to four people. It is the larger of the two gites available for rental, taking up 65 square metres, and stands apart from other surrounding buildings.

Forsythia is an attractive detached cottage dating from the late Eighteenth century and was lovingly restored, renovated and modernised in 2010. Forsythia cottage retains many of its original features which have carefully preserved its original character, both inside and out, while enhancing the rustic French charm of the place.

Access to Forsythia Gite is directly from the lovely garden area. From the sunny outdoors, visitors come into a spacious open plan lounge and dining area, with an open plan kitchen which has been cleverly designed to make maximum use of the space available for optimum family use.

Right: Forsythia detached Gite front elevation

 

These open plan areas are all tastefully decorated and furnished. While retaining the visual impact of many of the original features, the property is very well insulated and double glazed throughout.

The restoration of Forsythia Gite has been careful to preserve the insulation benefits, which older properties tend to have; thus it is cool in the summer months and warm in the winter. Also, a very efficient and attractive log burner makes this gite a particularly ideal winter holiday retreat. After exploring the ground floor the visitor will climb the attractive open plan pine staircase, which leads to the landing on the first floor, and from here the two bedrooms are accessible.

In the cool of the evening, subtle lighting enhances the gite with an air of tranquility and effortless calm, creating a rather different atmosphere to this family gite than is apparent during the day.

Right: Forsythia detached Gite front elevation at night

 

 

Above: Forsythia open plan dining area
 
Above: Forsythia open plan kitchen and lounge area

The main guest bedroom is attractively furnished and its furnishings and curtains are set off by a beautiful original stone wall containing several original features. Also off the first floor landing, directly adjacent to the main bedroom, is the second bedroom, a twin, which also has an original stone wall and features. It, too, is attractively appointed and furnished.

Also off the landing is a fully fitted large shower room and toilet, with electric towel rail, providing ample facilities for the whole family.

 

On leaving Forsythia Gite the visitor has access to a courtyard and will find the family sized swimming pool (measuring 5 x 10 metres) surrounded by a large, paved sun terrace which overlooks the extensive garden. A WC and shower are accessible right next to the pool, as well as a fridge for storing poolside drinks and snacks.

The garden of the property stretches from the courtyard and past the pool to a walled garden, opening up to the rear of the cottage and revealing a small orchard, vegetable patch and hen house.

 

Above: Forsythia open plan lounge area

Left: Forsythia shower room

 

Forsythia Master Bedroom

 

Forsythia Twin bedroom

 

Forsythia Gite Letting Rates

Forsythia Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Prices:

Rental Period

Per Night

Per Week

Per Month

Min. Stay (Nights)

1 March 2014 - 3 May 2014

 

€ 390.00

 

5

3 May 2014 - 31 May 2014

 

€ 450.00

 

7

31 May 2014 - 28 June 2014

 

€ 550.00

 

7

28 June 2014 - 30 August 2014

 

€ 670.00

 

7

30 August 2014 - 27 September 2014

 

€ 550.00

 

7

27 September 2014 - 29 November 2014

 

€ 450.00

 

7

 

Notes on prices
Forsythia Cottage December, January and February: please enquire for prices and availability. There is a 10% discount on total weekly cost if a party books both Forsythia and Wisteria gites together.

Changeover day
Bookings are generally Saturday to Saturday but please contact us if you require something different. Departures are generally by 10.00 am and arrivals are generally after 3.00 pm. But, again, please contact us if these timings present any problems for you or such arrangements are not suitable.

Booking notes
Your gite booking is automatically confirmed on receipt of your deposit. This non refundable deposit secures the booking and is 25% of the total cost. Your deposit can be paid by bank transfer into a UK account in Sterling. The remainder of the cost, 75%, should be paid in Euros on arrival please.

 

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