This enchanting 300 year old cottage has been carefully restored to keep its character but provide tasteful, comfortable living accommodation with that home from home feeling. With beamed ceilings and wood or traditional tiled floors, the cottage blends modern comfort with its original features.
The master bedroom, sitting room and kitchen are south facing and look out over the front fields of the property towards the vines. The second bedroom has views over the swimming pool to the fields.
The entire property is set in 2.6 hectares of green fields and woodlands. Quiet and secluded, being on the edge of a village on its own, the property is a haven for birds and other wildlife. From September to April, deer wander from the woods into our fields. Sparrows, finches, robins, kestrels, kites and owls are regular visitors. The rarer hoopoe and nightingale find their way to Le Bois De Penaud during the summer months. Pine, plum, cherry, acacia and many other varieties of trees can be found in the woods. Around the gardens there are numerous trees and shrubs, azalea, fuschia, forsythia, rhododendron, that provide colour throughout the year. The buddleia's lilac flowers bring many beautiful butterflies to the gite's door.
For those who do not wish to go out to sample the many varied restaurants in the area, or want to enjoy the local wine without having to drive, a full catering service is available. Choose the menu, either the Family Feast or the Gourmet Diner, and then sit back and relax whilst you are served restaurant quality food and all the cooking and washing up is done for you.
To welcome you to Le Bois de Penaud, we provide a small selection of typical french fare, plus something a little alcoholic to soothe away the travel blues, plus complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a few cooking essentials such as olive oil, salt, pepper and basic spices.
|The swimming pool is a generous 10 x 5m in size, with steps to get down into it. It ranges from 1m to 2.2m deep. It meets all safety standards, with non-slip tiling around the pool and a pool alarm. Sunbeds, cushions, parasols, pool towels are all provided. |
There is plenty of lawn on which you can play boules, badminton and croquet and have a practice swing with a golf club (all provided). There is also a table tennis table and a dart board in the adjoining barn. So you can be as lazy or as energetic as you wish.