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House and Cottages with Pool in quiet location in centre of a small market town

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House with 4 en suite bedrooms and Cottages for between 2 and 5 guests, with tree-lined garden

La Tannerie brings together the joy of country living with the convenience of town dwelling. Imagine not having to get into your car each morning to fetch your fresh croissants from the boulangerie! Instead, a short stroll brings you to all the facilities that this town has to offer, including supermarkets, bakers, bars and restaurants, as well as one of the best local markets in the region. Our tree-lined garden is child-friendly and has a fenced and heated swimming pool.

Jeremy Smith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Jeremy Smith

We are originally from Colchester but live here at La Tannerie all year round. We took the decision to 'give it a go' and gave up our jobs as a languages teacher and in the NHS in 2004. More than ten years later we are still enjoying the combination of the French lifestyle and a job that brings us into contact with a huge variety of clients. We still derive a great deal of pleasure out of seeing people enjoying their time at La Tannerie and take it as a huge compliment that many return year after year.

Jeremy Smith purchased this house in 2004

Why Jeremy Smith chose Chalais

Having watched every episode of 'A Place in the Sun' we knew that we wanted to run a gite complex in the south west of France. We were familiar with parts of the Dordogne having spent many holidays there, but knew nothing of its neighbour, the Charente. But a long weekend was all it took for us to discover La Tannerie and put in an offer! The peaceful rolling countryside, reliable climate and easy connections with the UK made it a simple decision! Within an hour or so are the major cities of Bordeaux and Perigueux, the vineyards of Cognac, Bergerac and St Emilion, and the Atlantic coast with its resorts and fishing villages. The area is served by major airports at Bordeaux and Bergerac. Chalais is minutes from the main A10 and the TGV stops at Angouleme.

What makes this house unique

It is La Tannerie's unique position in the centre of the market town of Chalais that is appreciated by all of our visitors. Within a few minutes stroll are supermarkets, boulangeries, cafés, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, doctors and dentists. Yet within the tree-lined grounds of La Tannerie you would never know you were in a town.


Chalais House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis


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House and Cottages with Pool in quiet location in centre of a small market town
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Parfait, calme, propre et idéal pour des vacances en famille

  • 5 of 5

Parfait, calme, propre et idéal pour des vacances en famille

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! It was a pleasure to have such a pleasant family staying here!
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Bergerac or Bordeaux
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Longeveau, Aubeterre
Nearest Train
500 Metres


The nearest seaside resort is approximately 1 hour by car at Royan. However, there is a very popular riverside beach at Aubeterre less than 10 minutes away.


Calais - Chalais by road is a distance of 500 miles and takes about 8 hours driving time.

There are airports at Bergerac and Bordeaux (75 minutes by car) as well as Limoges, Poitiers and La Rochelle (2 hours)


The nearest town is 100 metres away!

For larger cities Angouleme (30 miles) and Bordeaux (1 hour) are both well worth a visit.

Further Details:

Being situated right in the heart of the town means that all the facilities are within a minute or two's stroll.

Chalais has two large supermarkets, several bakers, butchers, cafes and restaurants as well as banks, dentists, doctors and chemists.

The supermarket nearest to La Tannerie has a petrol station and car wash.

Angouleme has a wide range of shopping, including three huge hypermarkets.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $0.69 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for details.

Changeover Day:
During the peak summer period our changeover day is Saturday, with departure by 10am and arrival after 4pm.
Outside of this period we are able to be more flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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