Why drive on the way to Cornwall in queues of traffic, when you can stay in one of our comfortable, but rustic, gite / cottages - for half the price? The Charente is the second most sunny region of France, and you can get cheap flights (if you book ahead) from all over the country.
Or bring your car over and have a leisurely half day trip to see us. Spring has fully arrived so far bringing beautiful days interspersed with thunder storms. You can be sure that a hot reliable summer will follow. We have large fresh-water lakes with sandy beaches and boating / windsurfing facilities within easy striking distance.
We can offer mainly sunny days, beautiful walks, stargazing in unpolluted skies & historical tours.
Tailored cookery lessons & gourmet evening meals by arrangement. Those booking our garden gite for 5 nights or more will be offered a gourmet meal 'gratis' (if they mention Gourmet Britain) - except you have to provide your own drink, as we have no license.
We have two traditional Charente cottages - easily accessible from Limoges Airport (cheap flights from Stansted, Southampton, Bristol, Manchester & East Midland's airports).
The ideal place to relax in our peaceful garden, write the book you've always promised yourself, go for beautiful walks/bike rides or explore The Richard the Lionheart Trail & beautiful countryside.
Gites have electric heating during winter months, one also having a woodburner (initial log supply provided - wood at cost thereafter) - but daytimes are generally warm until the end of October & then from late March (when our 4,000 bulbs start to appear). Christmas can be a romantic affair, with mistletoe in the garden.
We also offer gourmet evening meals by arrangement.
A very beautiful part of France & handy for Limoges airport - which has cheap flights & car hire. Within 5 minutes walk, we have an excellent village shop, butcher, post office & bistro/bar. British TV in gite.
For more info & to book see AirBnB Lesterps - then click on 'Gite du Jardin' or/and 'Petit Gites Lesterps' which are very visible - or Email: email@example.com for better no-commission rates.
Our larger gite sleeps four (2 on a mezzanine floor above the main bedroom). We are not suitable for people with walking difficulties - but have an excellent kitchen with a RangeMaster cooker for enthusiastic cooks - or someone wishing to run a Cookery Course/Painting Course in this beautiful/historic area of France.
Special rates for out of season long-stay house hunters - especially during winter months. Our little gite for only £100 per week + electricity at cost (one month minimum) - see http://www.gourmetbritain.com/about/news/?id=392
Autumn or perhaps Christmas in the Charente - mainly sunny days, beautiful walks, stargazing in unpolluted skies & historical tours, then curling up near the woodburner during the evening. Our little village has the best Christmas decorations for miles around. Cookery lessons & evening meals by arrangement.
This family house, with 2 gites attached (so producing an income) is currently on the market for 265.000 euros (O.N.O if sold privately)
- Pleasantly Situated
- Free Parking
- Number of rooms: 3
- Price (double room): Gite from 300 euros per week, 600 euros per month (incl electricity, but not logs)
- Directions: 5 miles west of Confolens on D30