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18 reviews
The gite
The lake
The lounge area
The lounge area
Kitchen/diner
Double bedroom
Bedroom with 2 singles
The Gite
Enclosed play area
Carp caught in our lake
Our resident ducks
Around the lake
Carp caught in the lake
The local chateau 'Rochebrune'
The ruined fortress of St Germain de Confolens
Memorial village of Oradour Sur Glane
River Vienne in Chabanais
Above ground pool
Our new additions
Max & Cookie - two of our many friendly resident ducks
Sunflowers
The lake in winter
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Chabanais, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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BridgetP4...
Heathfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“This holiday was everything we wanted this year and more!”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

From the moment we arrived, we felt at totally at home. Our hosts, Veena and Dean, could not have been more welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They even helped us with places to visit, eat and shop. The gite was lovely, there was plenty of space and the lake was stunning. We loved having all the animals around us and our kids spent loads of time in the swimming pool and play area. We can't believe how quick the week went, we were having such a lovely time.

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Liked best: The tranquility and the beautiful lake
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pauline E
Hexham, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Well equipped gite in an idyllic location”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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On arrival we were greeted by Dean and Veena, the owners, who gave us a much appreciated welcome pack of "essentials". They were a very friendly and helpful couple who were very mindful of our privacy during the stay. While we were there they advised us of places we could visit including the beautiful Brantome and the thought provoking Oradour-sur-Glane. They were also able to direct us to a local vet to organise our dog's passport for our return journey.
The gite was very well equipped. There's a great play park, which is secure,for anyone with young children. The grounds are absolutely beautiful with little walks everywhere and a lovely fishing lake with lots of wildlife to see.
Chirac is about a seven hour drive from Calais if you use your own transport and less than 40 minutes from the airport if you prefer to fly. There is a supermarket and local shops about a 10 minute drive away. The Haute Charente is a lovely area to explore.
All in all we had a very relaxing holiday with nothing to dislike about it. We will definitely go back.

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Liked best: Peace and tranquility
Liked least: Having to return home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Liked best: The emence layout of the garden.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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pughs2013
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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“A fantastic & relaxing stay”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I was looking for a quiet & relaxing holiday with my family and this was absolutely perfect. The owners were a lovely family and were very helpful with information with what was going on and around in the area. Supermarkets and shops were close by with the use of a car. We spent a lot of the time in the grounds of the gite using the pool and doing the occasional fishing on a beautiful lake in large surroundings of the gardens. The owners had a variety of animals including horses, sheep, chickens and ducks which added to the enjoyment of our stay. The gite was very clean and well maintained with all luxuries including cooking and eating facilities, U.K television channels through Sky, a Sony Playstation to keep the kids happy, reading books and a DVD player with many films.
Upstairs there are a couple of bedrooms with a bathroom toilet etc.
Outside of the gite there was off road parking, BBQ, sitting area with table & chairs and also sun loungers to relax on.
My family and I would highly recommend this Gite and will be looking to stay again in the near future.

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Liked best: The gite was well maintained and has beautiful surroundings with a pool & lake on a large plot of land
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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DeBrown
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful tranquil place.”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Lovely gite with lovely family looking after it. Lake is fantastic, so peaceful, tranquil and lots of fish in it to catch. Grounds are lovely, lots of chickens, ducks, geese, sheep and horses around the place. Nice little swings and slide etc for children. Excellent value for money. Thoroughly recommend a visit!

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Liked best: Peaceful surroundings.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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JJezeer
Kaag, The Netherlands
1 review
“French tranquility with a British twist”
Reviewed 28 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We had a wonderful time at Acorn Lake. The family are very kind and helpful and respect your privacy. The gite is very clean and convenient. The grounds are lovely for a walk (we had our dog with us) and the lake has some amazing fish. With the sheep, ducks, chickens and horses it has a lovely rural feel, but at the same time you're close to some nice villages with all necessary facilities. The area of Charente is very beautiful and romantic: rivers, castles, woods, wineries. And the coast is not too far away either. La Rochelle, for instance, is well worth a visit. To sum it all up: Acorn Lake is the perfect spot for a relaxed holiday in France.

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Liked best: The cleanliness, the owners and the location.
Liked least: The wi-fi/internet access wasn't very steady.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Peace and quiet.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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