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Having found ourselves in a position to fulfill a long standing ambition, we set off on an adventure to relocate to France. After searching the area for a while, we found our beautiful house on the edge of Champagné le Sec. We bought it and came to live in this beautiful part of rural France in 2013. We settled on this area for numerous reasons. Firstly, because of it's reputation as the second sunniest place in France!! Also, because of its proximity to Poitiers airport (36 minutes), Limoges airport (90 minutes), the RN10 (five minutes) and its outstanding beauty and tranquility. It's handy for shops and supermarkets, easy to get to the airport and we can be on the RN10, which is the main route from the North of France down to Spain, within 5 minutes. Once we'd moved in, we immediately set about creating the holiday gite we've wanted for such a long time. We hope you'll enjoy your time here.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Owner chose Champagné-le-Sec
We love the traditional Charentaise Longere style. Ours is a beautiful example which we hope to renovate and restore. It's in a fabulous location in the heart of rural France and it gives us the space we've always wanted..
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Superb gite and superb hosts
An amazing find!
What an amazing find! The gite is perfect-beautifully presented with lovely out door space and everything you could need. Lesley and Mark are wonderful owners who are friendly and a mine of information yet never intrusive. The location is excellent with beautiful walks on the doorstep and lots of sleepy neighbouring villages and towns with a supermarket for all your needs. Can't wait to return.
As good as it gets
If you are looking for a relaxing quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of city life this is the place to come. Very relaxed with great hospitality. Mark and Lesley are lovely and make you feel at home. The accommodation has everything you need. Small village 2km up the road gives you a chance to practice your French - I hope it's better than mine ! Bigger town Civray 10 km away which is quintessentially French and very picturesque. My advice it take it easy,relax and make sure you've got an adequate supply of fantastic Bordeaux wine in stock. Bon Voyage.
Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to have you staying here at La Greletterie, we enjoyed your company.
It's nice to know that you spent a relaxing time in our gite and that you enjoyed exploring our lovely part of the world. You hit the nail on the head: take it easy, relax and enjoy the Bordeaux!
We hope to see you again sometime!
Excellent accommodation set in beautiful countryside
The Gite is very comfortable. The kitchen/dining and lounge area is well planned with all you need and decor is very nicely done. Upstairs is the bedroom and en suite which is spacious, with high ceilings, timber beams and a very comfortable bed and the decor is beautiful. Outside is a lovely courtyard with table and chairs, comfy loungers to relax on and flowering plants all around.The owners,Lesley and Mark, are very welcoming and hospitable,with advice on interesting places to visit ( also supplying us with a welcome bottle of wine, homemade jam -which was delicious-, cherries and walnuts!) There are plenty of places to visit if you like to get out and about.We visited the excellent La Vallee des Singes -Valley of the Apes- which is defiantly worth going to- and the Crocodile Planet.We explored lovely villages, historical buildings,towns, parks and lakes, and went on walks in the beautiful french countryside to name just a few of our adventures. A very enjoyable holiday.
We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and we hope to see you again sometime in the future.
A bientôt !
Lesley & Mark
Perfect In Every Way
We stayed in this gite from 16th to 22nd September whilst we were house hunting in the region.
Mark and Lesley are lovely, lovely people and nothing was too much trouble for them. The gite itself is pretty and very well maintained with all the facilities you need. Our last evening was spent enjoying good food, wine and conversation in the garden outside of the gite with Mark and Lesley (and other previous guests who are now their friends).
We would definitely stay again.
Perfect little gite
Very well equipped gite. Owners Lesley and Mark are perfect hosts, always available to offer advice if needed but never intrusive. Fantastic welcome pack which after travelling all day and no time to shop was so much appreciated. Perfect location for exploring the area. Thanks again Lesley and Mark, we hope to return when we are ready to search for our own property in this lovely area