Nestling amongst the vineyards of Cognac and surrounded by fields of sunflowers in the pretty village of Bresdon, 'LE PETIT BOIS' offers a paradise of peace and tranquillity. The superb pool (13m x 6m) is set in a fully enclosed south facing garden with lawns, terraces and shady wooded areas. Accommodation: is in two fully equipped 2 bedroom gites, each sleeping 4 to 6. We provide all linen, hand & bath towels, satellite TV, Sony Hi-fi and each Gite is furnished right down to garlic presses!!. There is a fully stocked & equipped laundry room for guests to use free of charge and each gite has it's own barbecue, although we also have a covered summer kitchen for guests use.
Sightseeing: Angoulême which is the principal town, is a splendid hilltop city with many old buildings. It is a busy centre with good shopping. It has an interesting old quarter and 75 restaurants. Worthy of a visit is the chateau La Rochefoucauld, one of the finest in France. Angoulême lies at the head of the navigable part the River 'Charente', which flows along a wide valley from there, through Cognac, best known as the centre for the production of fine brandies. The great Houses of Hennessy, Martell, Rémy Martin, Courvoisier and others, are based in and around the small towns of Cognac and Jarnac. The surrounding countryside is devoted to vines, the grapes of which are used in the distillation of cognac. There are plenty of opportunities to tour the vineyards, visit the cellars and taste. The 'Charente' continues on to the old Roman town of Saintes, famous for having two cathedrals and a splendid example of a first century Roman amphitheatre .
Futurescope: Near Poitiers is 'Futuroscope', the theme park exploring state-of-the-art visual technology. There is the 'Magic Carpet' cinema with one of its 2 screens placed on the floor, this creates the sensation of flying. The mirrored crystal-like Kinemax has the biggest screen in Europe. Other shows, restaurants and firework displays make it a place for all the family to enjoy.
Guestbook: A wonderful week. A lovely gite, spacious and well appointed in peacuful grounds
Mr & Mrs F Wiltshire, 2006
A lovely little corner of heaven, so relaxing, we will be back (and they have been!!)
Mr & Mrs H + girls Ireland, 2006 & 7
Absolutely brilliant start to gite holiday's
Mr & Mrs Carnathen Tyne & Wear 06
The gite was beautifully furnished and equiped we wanted for nothing. A relaxing week in a peaceful location
B & D Jersey, 2007
Had a great relaxing holiday. The gite & site are excellent, the best we have stayed in in all our years coming to France, sorry to leave but will definately be back
Mr & Mrs Garrett + Family, Ireland 2007