A warm welcome awaits you at Chez Beaugis, a traditional Charentais cottage situated in one of the sunniest and friendliest regions of France. It is surrounded by the peaceful Charente countryside with it's fields of sunflowers, with wild flowers in the Spring. Located in a small hamlet, but only a few minutes drive from Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure.The cottage was built around 1830 and has been fully renovated, retaining original features such as stonewalls, beams and original terracotta floor tiles.There is a lovely sunny courtyard, and at the rear of the cottage there is a secluded garden where the above ground pool measuring 3.5 diameter and 1 metre deep is situated. The cottage is fully equipped for all your self-catering needs for your winter or summer holiday rental. It is a perfect place to relax all year round. Lynn & Ken the owners will be on hand to welcome you and ensure that your stay is a relaxing & enjoyable one.
Chez Beaugis: Sit back and relax in the sunshine or if you are feeling more energetic, head out of the gate and take a walk through the many fields of sunflowers that surround us. Chasseneuil 3 kms away is a small market town, where you can find a heated swimming pool (The roof opens in the summer), wine cave, pizzeria, various restaurants, bars, tempting boulangeries, boucheries and supermarché. There is a small market on Saturday & Wednesday mornings where you can buy fresh local produce including oysters and local cheeses. The monument to the French Resistance & museum is also nearby. Just a short journey in any direction you will find quaint villages and medieval towns with shops, markets and many good restaurants. There are also many festivals throughout the summer.
Places of interest: Wine tasting at nearby St Sornin where you can try before you purchase the excellent local wines. Velorail at Confolens & Roumaziers follow an old rail track that winds it way through the high lands on the Charente/Limousine border, past viaducts, rivers and meadows. Canoe hire on the at Mansle. Leisure Lakes nearby, with swimming, mini golf, pedloes & other activities. Fishing is available nearby, also two Golf courses. Indoor swimming pool with flume & Ice skating rink at Angouleme. Futuroscope Theme Park at Poitiers is 1 hr away. Cognac visit the famous distilleries and sample the finest Cognac in the world, Brantôme In the Dordogne which has a Church built in the caves. The beaches of Royan & La Rochelle are just over 1½ hours away. Talmont a pretty coastal village is worth a visit. Oradour-sur-glane The village of the martyrs. The famous Confolen & Cognac music festivals. Rally of the Ramparts in Angouleme classic old car racing around the old walled town. And lots more!
Getting Here: Chez Beaugis is easily reached without an overnight stop. The route is quite easy and takes you through Normandy and the Loire Valley. If you prefer to travel by train from Waterloo via Lille the TVG will bring you to Angouleme which is about 20 minutes away, where car hire is available. For those wishing to fly the nearest airport is Limoges which is 45 minutes away and only takes just over an 1 hour from Stanstead via Ryanair. Car hire is also available from all airports. Also flights into Poitiers, Bordeaux & La Rochelle.