check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

James Allsebrook

Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Large House, sleeps up to 18, set in amazing gardens, heated pool & games room.

11 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Cherves-Châtelars holiday chateau / country house

A bueatiful 18th Century house in Heart of the Charente. Sleeps up to 18. Pool, Games Room and large gardens

A fantastic property in the heart of the beautiful Charente is ideal for family holidays, group getaways, or retreats. The main house has 6 large bedrooms, and there are a further 2 bedrooms in the attached gite. The property is private and can only be reached via a 200 meter tree lined drive. The large attractive gardens provide plenty of space to relax. There are elegant formal gardens in the front, whilst the spacious open gardens at the back seem to go on forever. There is also a large function room available for retreats, yoga courses, or as a general games room for holiday groups. The large pool has a wide terrace for sun loungers and parsols for soaking up the wonderful Charentaise sunshine. This pool measures 12m x 6m. There is also a small paddling pool for young children. This pool measures 1 meter x 6 meters.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James Allsebrook (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Why James Allsebrook chose Charente

We have had many happy guests stay at the house and almost all are really astounded by how nice it is. It is a unique location in the middle of rolling countryside offering privacy and tranquillity for a relaxing holiday. We have a large heated pool with security fence for youngsters and games room with table tennis, pool and fusball. The house has been well equipped with comfortable beds, and furniture meaning you can enjoy your environment both indoors and outside. The gardens are well maintained and spacious with formal hedges and topiary in the front and wide sweeping lawns for your enjoyment in the back. There is just about everything here for the perfect holiday.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

A fantastic property in the heart of the beautiful Charente is ideal for family holidays, group getaways, or retreats. The main house has 6 large bedrooms, and there are a further 2 bedrooms in the attached gite. The property is private and can only be reached via a 200 meter tree lined drive. The large attractive gardens provide plenty of space to relax. There are elegant formal gardens in the front, whilst the spacious open gardens at the back seem to go on forever. There is also a large function room available for retreats, yoga courses, or as a general games room for holiday groups. We have a pool table, table tennis, and Fusball in this room. The large heated pool has a wide terrace for sun loungers and parsols for soaking up the wonderful Charentaise sunshine. This pool measures 12m x 6m. There is also a small paddling pool for young children. This pool measures 1 meter x 6 meters.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Maison trés logeable et agréable , terrasses , grande salle de jeu , magnifique piscine sécurisée et une prairie dans laquelle on peut se reposer ou jouer !Gardiens efficaces . Propriété charentaise dans la campagne pour séjour plaisant .
May 2016
  • 1 of 6

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveller reviews

Large House, sleeps up to 18, set in amazing gardens, heated pool & games room.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 17 reviews
4

Beautiful House with all you need

  • 4 of 5

We were a party of 17 ages ranged from 18 months to 73.

The house was fantastic with plenty of space inside and out to accommodate everyone's needs. The young people made full use of the games room and the huge garden with badminton court.

The pool is gorgeous and kept scrupulously clean.

We were extremely lucky and had perfect summer weather and ate outside for all meals.

Two things I would improve if I was being picky

The Bbq is great but where it is is directly in the sun and the poor bbq chef was melting it could do with being moved to a shadier area.

Outside lights for the garden terrace would have further enhanced the outdoor eating in the evenings. The romance of candles became a bit tiresome after a couple of nights.

However these issues were trivial compared to everything else the house offers. Comfortable, spacious, stylish and so well equipped with all you might need for a perfect family holiday.

The house Caretakers Emma and Mike were fantastic. So helpful and accessible without ever being obtrusive lovely lovely people.

Thank you James and Tamsin La Tuiliere lived up to all the expectations I had for celebrating my 50th birthday with all the family and so much more. We made some fantastic memories we will treasure for many years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

A great spacious property, ideal for families

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the wonderful property with my three daughters, son in laws and 8 grandchildren who ranged in ages from 4 - 19. Plenty of room and lots to do with snooker table, table tennis, table football, badminton and of course the large swimming pool and smaller pool. Caretakers Emma and Mike brilliant .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had a wonderful holiday. Thank you for the great feedback and for booking again next year.We look forward to welcoming you back at La Tuiliere in 2017.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Maison trés logeable et agréable

  • 5 of 5

Maison trés logeable et agréable , terrasses , grande salle de jeu , magnifique piscine sécurisée et une prairie dans laquelle on peut se reposer ou jouer !Gardiens efficaces . Propriété charentaise dans la campagne pour séjour plaisant .

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

8 of us stayed here to watch the historic car racing at Angouleme and used the house as a base. It really is as lovely as it looks in the pictures, the rooms are huge with really comfy beds, there is a fantastic games room, really well equipped kitchen and a huge swimming pool. The setting is fantastic and none of us could find fault with it. The owner is also really good to deal with and responded with any queries we had. Perfect house for either a large group or a big family gathering. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Fantastic time in a great location

  • 5 of 5

James,

We enjoyed an excellent two weeks at La Tuiliere which is a great base from which a large party can explore the local area. Spacious and airy with well appointed rooms and a well equipped kitchen it's a home away from home. The games room and heated pool will keep you busy, but relaxed, for hours whilst the BBQ suits outside dining on warm evenings.

The surrounding area is great for running and cycling whilst the Lacs de Haute Charente, with their high rope course and beaches, are but a 15 minute drive away.

The local town, Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure, has all the amenities you'll need with the Memorial de la Resistance worth a visit to put life back into perspective. Slightly further afield, a trip to Angouleme is recommended.

The Scragg's, Clark's, and Phibbs

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

La Tuiliere is a beautiful property set in very tranquil surroundings. We were a party of 15 (4 families) and the house had everything we needed for a very relaxing holiday. The owners have thought of the all of the small details which makes for a hassle free holiday for a large group.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Limoges
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Chasseneuil
Nearest Ferry
450 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
St Junien
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Angouleme
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Chasseneuil
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Lacs de Haut Charente
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We offer retreat holidays as well. Please contact us for details.

The venue is also available to hire for a variety of events, including book writing courses, yoga retreats, and weddings. Any event or group booking would get the exclusive use of the facilities at la Tuiliere.

Coast/Beach:

20 minutes from Lakes. Man made beaches and wide range of water sports available, including sailing, canoing, paddle boats etc.

La Rochelle, Bordeaux & Atlantic coast is 2-3 hours drive.

Travel:

45 minutes drive to Limoges airport.

30 minutes drive to Angouleme train station.

8 hours drive to Calais.

4 hours to St Malo.

Distances:

4 kilometers to bakery at Cherves-Chatelars.

6 Km to supermarkets, banks etc at Chasseneuil.

10km to La Rochefoucauld.

Further Details:

There are so many activities and attractions in the local area that there is something for everyone. There ae numrous old buildings to visit, including the magnificent Chateau at la Rochefoucauld. If you are looking to be energetic then there is the Adventure park at Massignac, which includes climbing through the tree tops, flying down zip wires and bungey jumping. There are water sports such as canoeing on the Tardoire or Vienne, cycling through the undulating Charentaise countryside, golf, exhilarating country walks and even the Velo rail. (Cycling a wagon on disused train tracks).

Thoughout the year various events take place in the area. Angouleme plays host to a vintage car rally in September, and a comic book convention in January. Cognac is world famous for its distilleries and Limoges for is china. Not far to the north is Poiteirs where you will find Futurescope and the valley de Singes (Monkey world), whilst the atlantic coast is only a few hours drive to the West.

However, if this is all too much, you can just settle back in the back garden with a book and enjoy the peace and quiet, or doze on the sun beds by the pool.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Cherves-Châtelars, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$596
A$3,392
 
 
UK Half Term 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,096
 
 
Mid Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$596
A$3,392
 
 
High Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,096
 
 
Peak Season 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$7,141
 
 
Late Peak 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,096
 
 
Late Summer 2107
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$596
A$3,392
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$596
A$3,392
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$852

Booking Notes:
Bookings are made once signed contract has been received and 25% deposit paid. Balance due 3 months prior to start of holiday. Security deposit of 600 Euros will need to be paid prior to arrival.
Smaller groups of up to 13 accepted if only staying in main house and not attached cottage. This option is available only for low season dates and would also include £200 reduction from advertised price.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is preferred changeover day.

Notes on prices:

The main House is available for smaller groups of 12 or less for £1590 for the week of 2nd July 2016 - 9th July 2016. Cottage annexe would not be open for guests, and only 6 bedroom main house. All other facilities would be included and available for exclusive use.

Long Term Winter Lets Available: Only for use of Main house and does not include attached cottage. Please contact owner for more details and prices

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
Enter dates to see total
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Cherves-Châtelars, France

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 3 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 4 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 5 - shower enclosure
  • 4 bathrooms in main house with showers, toliets, sink etc. Two of these are en suite whilst the other two serve two bedrooms each. Toilet under main staircase on ground floor. The gite has its own bathroom with shower, bidet, toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: In the Main house there are 6 large bedrooms on the 1st and 2nd floor with 4 bathrooms. Two of these are en-suite. These bedrooms can sleep two people in double or single beds. A further 2 bedrooms in the attached gite.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: In typical style of Charantaise houses, the rooms are large and spacious, with beautiful stonework and décor throughout. The furniture and bedding is all of a high standard and generous proportions, with three rooms equipped with doubles beds that can convert to twins to cater for different group sleeping arrangements. There are soft rugs throughout the building, which are gentle on feet and perfect for children to play on. Cots are available and can be put in bedrooms as requested. Large flat screen tv in living room with English & French tv as well as DVD player. Cottage annexe also has a separate living room with tv. Wi-Fi available in most communal areas and bedrooms. Central heating not normally turned on during summer lets, but additional heating tariff is available on request. Tariff will vary depending on specific time of year. Wood for open fires can be provided at 10 Euros for a wheel barrel load. Outside: Large garden with gas BBQ, sun loungers, seating, terrace. Just outside back of main house is a smaller shaded garden ideal for eating outdoors. Large pool 12 x 6 meters just outside rear of main house. Pool open thru April to October. Pool heating will be available on request. April, May and October will incur 100 Euro weekly heating tariff. September will incur 50 Euro heating tariff. June July & August no heating charge applied. Utility Room: fridge, freezer, washing machine, shower. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath Towels & luxurious 100% Egyptian cotton linen are included. Pool towels not provided. At the end of stay a cleaning service of accommodation areas can be provided for 80 Euros, if required. Each morning the Caretaker will clean pool etc. Caretaker/Guardian stays on site in private garden cottage well away from house