dining al resco at treize a pretty French holiday cottage in Charente

A spacious and bright French cottage. Furnished and decorated in a modern country style.

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The House


Entering the house you will find yourselves in the spacious and bright lounge which has been furnished and decorated in a modern french country style, offering enough comfortable seating for 8 people grouped round the traditional fireplace (no hard old sofas here).

There is a TV (with sky channels) and DVD player, there is also available a portable 14" with integrated video and an enormous selection of children's videos in case of a rainy day!

The light, spacious and well-equipped kitchen-dining room overlooks the south-facing front garden with its pleasant eating area, very handy for "al-fresco" meals.

The dining area has seating for 8 people and you'll see in one corner the original 19th Century stone sink. The kitchen was fully refurbished and re-equipped in 2010, you will find ample storage and worktop space, a fridge and gas cooker. The all important dishwasher and beer fridge are in the nearby utility room along with the washing machine and microwave.

From an equipment perspective you should find all that you need even for the keenest chef amongst you!

There is a "wet" room with large shower, hand-basin & loo, this is found behind the utility room at the back of the house. There is also a second bathroom (with hand-basin, bath and overbath shower), and a separate loo, again on the ground floor.

Sleeping Arrangements..

We don't like to cram people in at treize! Please do call if you are in any doubt with regard to how many children and adults can be accommodated.

We offer flexible arrangements in 4 bedrooms, we can comfortably accommodate 7 in full-size beds, however, there is also space for a travel cot in 3 of the bedrooms which allows for substantial flexibility.

The ground floor bedroom features original French wallpaper for that authentic touch, and is a good-sized, comfortable room offering a king size bed.

Upstairs the main bedroom is a good size room with a comfortable king-size bed and locally sourced furniture. The second room is also a comfortable size offering flexible accomodation as the bed can either be a superking or two full sized singles; decorated in a cool French blues this room overlooks the front garden.

The third bedroom upstairs is at the back of the house and has a skylight, whilst this room is slightly smaller than the other 3 bedrooms it does make a lovely spacious single room.


The house has a good sized enclosed south-facing front garden with an eating area shaded by a natural umbrella in the form of a large tree (not sure what type!), this is a great place to have an al-fresco breakfast or lunch with the croissants and pain au chocolat or baguette bought from the travelling boulangerie van!

The spacious rear garden is also fully enclosed with lockable gates. There is another gazebo-covered eating area, with a large wooden table where you can enjoy a leisurely supper in the setting sun.

Sun-worshippers will find a number of loungers dotted around, or if you don't fancy sunbathing you could sit under the mature cherry tree and relax in the shade.

In season there will also be a large inflatable pool perfect for a refreshing dip.

There is also a brick built BBQ available for your use.

In addition there are a selection of things to keep you amused in the garden; choose from giant connect four; paddling pools; petanque or badminton; there should be something for everyone.

Family Friendly

We are focussed on providing a family friendly home where you can relax and know that your little ones are safe..and hopefully we have achieved this.

We have been taking our little girl to treize since she was 6 weeks old and like to think that we are fully equipped for children from this age upwards. The following are available for your use free of charge:

Booster seat
Full size lie-flat pushchair & stroller
Stair-gates at the top and bottom of the stairs
Additional stair gate for use elsewhere in the house
Socket covers
Door and drawer catches
Childrens plastic cutlery, plates, cups etc
Cots (2)
A large selection of toys, games, books and puzzles
Bouncer & baby gym
Baby monitor
Full size microwave steriliser

If there is anything that you might require in addition to the above then please do not hesitate to ask and if at all possible we would endeavour to provide this for you.

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