Created from an old French farm barn with exposed beams in the bedrooms, this is a new Gite, set within a farm courtyard in rural Charente in western France.
The indoor pool measures 9 meters x 4.5 meters and whilst the owners reserve the right to use it as they see fit, it is effectively for the exclusive use of the Gite guests. The safety of the pool in terms of health hazards is regularly checked via digital read out. The opening times of the pool are from 10.00am-8.00pm daily with the exception of Saturdays when it will not open in the morning. There is a toilet and a shower within the pool complex.
The Gite, in two hectares of grounds, is located near Ruffec which is half way between Poitiers (the Futuroscope amusement park is 45 minutes away) and Angouleme (Think: the cathedral and the round the ramparts race in September, 35 minutes).
The farm yard and Gite are surrounded on all sides by fields and woodland, providing ample opportunities for walking, biking and riding. There are over two hectares of grounds to explore including specimen trees, a walnut plantation (a different PYO option), some woodland and the further option to pick your own Nectarines or Peaches in season.
You could then have a quiet swim in the pool before lighting the covered BBQ set in the private area in front of the Gite. Whilst waiting for the BBQ to heat up you might have a quick game of table tennis or snooker in the other barn which is adjacent to the Gite.
There is also a small collection of vintage agricultural implements and tools to admire and think about.
The accommodation is suitable for families with children as well as couples or groups. Well controlled pets are welcomed although not in the bedrooms.