WHAT MAKES LE GRAND LOGIS A GREAT HOLIDAY RENTAL:
N.B. The video shows the interior as of March 2018. Please note that the new English owners have since undertaken these modernisations:
Also, here are some guest reviews from Summer 2018:
"We stayed at Le Grand Logis in July and absolutely loved it. There was plenty of space for three families (and five under fives!) and so much to see and do in the local area. The owners have managed to balance luxury with homely comfort perfectly and whether we were lounging by the pool, eating on the terrace, playing table tennis or building a fort, everybody was happy there all week long. We’ll definitely be back!"
In our opinion Le Grand Logis works best for families with younger kids. In fact the new owners have a young family and the property improvements planned are being done with the safety of little ones in mind (e.g. pool fencing and window railings).
Equally the property and area is perfect for a group of couples and extended families. This is an ideal venue for a big birthday celebration or family event.
NB Le Grand Logis can sleep up to 16 however the number of dining places, comfortable seating in the lounge and sleeping arrangements mean it is best-suited to 14 people including up to 6 children.
ANYTHING TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Francophiles will love the river towns, historic sights, unspoiled countryside and superb markets, cuisine and wine (and cognac). This is a place to enjoy the slower pace of French life and unwind for a week or two. Cognac-tasting is of course a 'must' in these parts and there are plenty of distilleries open to the public. Options for days out are plentiful and varied with visits to Cognac and Angouleme recommended. Have a day at the beach at one of the Charente Maritime's resorts or spend a day in the city at Bordeaux. Activities for the family include treetop walks, prehistoric caves, canoeing, boat trips and water-skiing.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SIMPSON TRAVEL
Le Grand Logis is also available to book via the Simpson Travel website.
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Beautiful Charentaise maison de maitre with 7 bedroom suites, spectacular views, large garden and heated swimming pool
Le Grand Logis is pure France. Elegant, charming and situated in peaceful Charente countryside on the edge of a quiet village adjacent to vineyards and open fields.
A former village school the property is now in the hands of an English family and it is available for holiday rentals for the first time.
The property is not only charming but spacious too, offering 420m2 of accommodation in a plot of 1900m2. Plenty of space for 2 or 3 famiiles, a large group of friends or an extended family.
NB Just a reminder of the modernisation work carried out since the above video was done:
Inside - Ground Floor:
Inside - First Floor:
Wooden floorboards throughout the upper level.
The outdoor space to the rear of the property is magical. From the living area there is direct access to the raised patio terrace with steps leading down to the secluded pool area. The views are stunning.
Impressive, wide driveway with access to the property via electric gates and courtyard parking for several cars.
NB Outbuildings to the front of the property are out-of-bounds.
1 x super-king; 4 x doubles; 1 x kids' room with 2 singles + bunk beds; 1 x twins which can be joined to make a double
All bedrooms are ensuite: 5 x with shower & WC; 1 x with bath & WC; 1 x with bath, shower & WC
Heated swimming pool 8x4m with security fence
Kitchen equipment includes raclette and fondue set. Access to Netflix.
No smoking inside. Well-behaved pet dogs welcome (additional security deposit applies).
The location of Le Grand Logis is one of its principal attractions. Situated at the northern edge of the Charente village St Même les Carrières, the property overlooks peaceful countryside and vineyards. The village centre amenities (tabac, bar, pharmacy) are less than 10 minutes on foot. The bar sells bread each morning and can do snack lunches. This is a very peaceful and private spot to relax and enjoy French life. The nearby river towns of Jarnac (6 km), Cognac (19 km) and Angouleme (30 km) provide history, culture and sight-seeing whilst there are trips to the coast and Bordeaux to think about. There's a good choice of airports serving the Charente.
Nearest village / town: St Même les Carrières
Nearest beach: Royan 1h15m drive
Boulangerie: Gondeville 2 km (but bread is sold in the PMU bar in the village - a short walk)
Restaurant: Village bar/restaurant which serves a set 3 course lunch; Jarnac (10 mins); Cognac (20 mins); Michelin-star restaurant 15 mins' drive
Market: Jarnac 6 km
Service: Alternative Aquitaine's service was fantastic, helpful, friendly and efficient. They made booking our holiday a breeze
Product: The property was stunning and the hosts could not have done more for us during our stay. We really didn't want to come home from a wonderful week here. We feel extremely lucky to be the first guests to enjoy staying at this fabulous villa. It was beautifully and luxuriously decorated to a very high standard, equipped with everything we could possibly need and more! The pool area was comfortable and immaculate. A lovely area to relax and keep cool in the hot weather. We are outside on all but one of the evenings and the BBQ was more than big enough for our large group. We all enjoyed walks around the local area and vine yards, while travelling further afield to local towns. supermarkets are only a short drive away, as are local markets and activities such as canoeing and cognac tasting tours. We had an exceptionally warm welcome on arrival and shown where everything was and when we needed help because the BBQ had run out of gas it was replaced within less than 12 hours! Dan the owner made sure everything was perfect for our stay and it really was. This is a 5* properly with 5*hosts. I can find no faults.The beds were very comfortable and several of us have noted down the make of bed sheets and towels to get some for home because they were so soft and comfortable. Thank you for such a lovely week away and we can't wait to revisit.
Product Comment: Thank you for your lovely feedback. I visited Le Grand Logis a couple of weeks ago and was very taken with its charm and location.
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