Saintes area Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
Les Tilleuls is a lovely old Charentaise farmhouse and distillery set in 3 acres of meadowland surrounded by rolling hills and cognac vineyards, ideal for holidays. The old barn has been renovated to provide a spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom self catering gite. The ancient cognac distillery, which still retains the original alembic, has been converted into a cosy 2 bedroom gite. Each gite has its own private patio area, access to the meadowland and stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Les Tilleuls is situated in the rural hamlet of Echebrune in the Charente Maritime region of south west France renowned for its exceptionally sunny climate and is only 10 minutes from junction 36 of the A10 motorway making for easy access from northern ports and the airports at Bordeaux and La Rochelle. The 12 X 6m pool, with safety alarm, is surrounded by raised decking ideal for relaxing on a sunlounger or watching the children play.
Explore the Charente Maritime: A holiday at Les Tilleuls offers a variety of choices from lazing by the pool, just pausing for a cooling glass of the local wine or reading that best seller under the shady walnut tree to, when more action is needed, a cycle along the chalk lanes through the vineyards and sunflower fields, visiting the many local Roman churches and pretty villages. Or, visiting the local town of Cognac and making a tour of one of the many famous distilleries. Or, a visit to Saintes spending a day seeing the Roman amphitheatre, the Abbaye des Dames, taking a boat along the Charente. Or, taking the Green Route along the estuary, stopping off at one of the many little ports for lunch by the quay and then on to the beaches of Royan or even further to the miles of pine forest and sand dunes for some windsurfing. Or, improve your golf at one of the superb local 18 hole courses. The choice is yours!!
Welcome Pack: A French Welcome Pack is provided to all guests on arrival when a meal can be also be served. Please contact us for further details.
Family Bookings: Les Tilleuls can also be let as whole with inter connecting doors between the gites and offering accommodation for up to 12 people.
Details for La Grange 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms
- pets considered
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
About Derek and Lesley Sando
Derek and Lesley bought an old charentais house and distillery in 2003 and over the next 18 months worked to renovate the property to provide a family home and 2 spacious gites for both families and couples. By adding modern touches but keeping the original character of the property we have made a rural corner of France into a very special holiday venue, away from the noise and crowds and yet near to beaches and towns. We have landscaped the grounds which were overgrown and uncared for into gardens and a pool area so there is plenty of space for games or just relaxing in the sun. There's even space for our 2 friendly goats. We are proud of Les Tilleuls and over the last 7 years we have met some lovely people, some of whom have come back on a regular basis and, we hope, provided a very happy holiday venue for many,many people of all nationalities.
Derek and Lesley Sando purchased this farmhouse in 2003
Why Derek and Lesley Sando chose Saintes area
Location, location, location!!!! Set in a stunning position, no neighbours, complete privacy but close to towns and villages.
What makes this farmhouse unique
Central for airports, motorway connections, close to the coast, towns and easy to find.