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Acorn Lake

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
1 night minimum
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Set in 6 acres of beautiful French countryside, our peaceful gite with all amenities is the ideal base to explore the surrounding areas or fish in our own private spring fed 2 acre lake. The lake contains carp up to 30lb, roach, perch and sunfish. There is an enclosed childrens play area with swings, slides, badminton net and rackets. There is also an above ground circular swimming pool. We are in a quiet and peaceful village, yet only 10 minutes to the town of Chabanais with all amenities. There is lots to do and see including, river canoeing, golfing, leisure lakes, amusement parks, chateaus and lots of photographic opportunities. The ground floor has a large open plan kitchen/diner and there is a separate lounge with satellite TV & PS2. The 1st floor has two bedrooms, one with ...Set in 6 acres of beautiful French countryside, our peaceful gite with all amenities is the ideal base to explore the surrounding areas or fish in our own private spring fed 2 acre lake. The lake contains carp up to 30lb, roach, perch and sunfish. There is an enclosed childrens play area with swings, slides, badminton net and rackets. There is also an above ground circular swimming pool. We are in a quiet and peaceful village, yet only 10 minutes to the town of Chabanais with all amenities. There is lots to do and see including, river canoeing, golfing, leisure lakes, amusement parks, chateaus and lots of photographic opportunities. The ground floor has a large open plan kitchen/diner and there is a separate lounge with satellite TV & PS2. The 1st floor has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with 3 singles, one of which is a trundle, and a bathroom with shower/bath & wc. There is a small enclosed garden with patio furniture but you have full use of the grounds and woodland where you will see red squirrels, various birds and even deer. The owners property is on site. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Dean and Veena D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:60%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:December 2010
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Reviewed 8 October 2019

We could have spent our 2 weeks sitting by the lake fishing, it was so nice, but there's also plenty to do in and around the area. The local bar is within walking distance and has a very good restaurant with it. There are plenty...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We were needing somewhere to stay just for two nights whilst we completed on our own French house purchase. Being able to offer a short stay midweek with all the conveniences of home made life much easier than us being stuck in a single hotel...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank dhharpum
Management response:Responded 8 January 2018

Thank you Helen and Vince and congratulations on your property purchase.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

we had an absolutely wonderful stay. the gite is comfortable and very clean, very well equipped and the lake was beautiful. tranquil and serene and full of so many fish, we caught some large ones around 30lb and some smaller ones. Veena and Dean are...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank rayjayway
Management response:Responded 2 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you, John and Pearl enjoyed your stay and that you had some good catches from the lake. A big thank you for leaving the gite immaculate and also for the yummy pastries and dog...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

My son his wife Granny and myself Had what can only be described as a great time.Son and wife stopped in the excellent gite while we stopped in our camper alongside .Absolutely no probs from very unobtrusive hosts. Fishing lake in excellent condition with lilly...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank TheHarbourManagement
Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words, we are so pleased you had a good time and are happy you enjoyed the fishing. Kind regards Dean

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here just a weeks not long enough. The gite very clean, comfortable and very well presented. Dean, Veena and the girls a great pleasure to meet you all. Wishing you all the luck in the future. The lake is beautiful. Fishing...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Alibabs1
Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Acorn Lake. It was a pleasure meeting you all and thank you very much for leaving the gite clean and tidy.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

The gite is lovely, dean and veena were great hosts! Fishing was very good hooked the big one twice after I worked out where it seemed to hangout, lost it at the net both times, I estimate it was well over 30lb if not over...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank monstersquid
Management response:Responded 8 November 2016

Hi Stuart & Isabel, thank you for your review and kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Acorn Lake and pleased you enjoyed the fishing. It was lovely meeting you both, oh and by the way we have now added a...More

Reviewed 22 August 2015

Wow what a holiday beautiful gite and Dean and Veena are the most wonderful people you could ask for. couldn't do enough for you .fishing was fantastic cought 43 including 5x20s most around the 14lb mark. sorry dean I couldn't catch the big common and...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank milliedog2
Reviewed 14 September 2014

We recently spent 11 days at Dean and Veena's holiday property. Thay are excellent hosts, always on hand with help or advice if we needed it. The property is set in very tranquil surroundings, and is ideally placed for taking walks into the local countryside....More

Date of stay: September 2014
2  Thank benspunge
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I only spent 3 hours fishing their lake, and oh man what amazing carp that are always hungry, they fought like gladiators. An amazing village setting and fantastic family p, highly recommended, don't delay book today.

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank David P
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We stayed at Acorn Lake for two weeks in August. We had already booked our holiday for next year but we had such an enjoyable holiday that we have added a third week to our holiday so we can come back again in 2015. The...More

Date of stay: August 2014
1  Thank Brooksy74
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Playground
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
We are in the small sleepy village of Chirac. A short stroll into the village will bring you to the lovely old church of Saint-Pierre. There is a bar/restaurant in Chirac which is a 5 minute walk away. We are 10 mins away from the town of Chabanais which has the river Vienne running through it. The town has all amenities, i.e. supermarket, dr's, pharmacy, restaurants, post office, etc. The medieval town of Confolens is approx 20 mins away and is famed for its folk festival in August where artists from around the world come to perform in the towns cobbled streets. Calling all vintage and classic car lovers - The Circuit des Remparts is held in Angouleme (approx 50 mins away) in September where vintage and classic cars are shown then raced. There are lots to do and see for all ages,...
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