Charming Period House With Private Heated Pool Nr St Jean D'angely, Charente
Les Rosiers is a large 4 bedroom traditional stone house nestled in the historic village of Lozay. Overlooked by a Roman church and bell tower, Les Rosiers offers an idyllic rural get-away with a private, mature garden with fruit trees and many scented lavender bushes. The garden's stunning 25x10 ft private, heated pool ensures you can take full advantage of the Charente Maritime's long, sunny climate, second only to the south of France. A favourite spot is taking in balmy afternoons reading under the cherry tree. The large patio area is well equipped for dining al fresco and has a lovely view across the garden and pool. The house has been lovingly and tastefully decorated and provides a large well equipped kitchen including dishwasher and washing machine. The stylish dining area, which can seat 8, is framed by a huge traditional stone fireplace. Flowing from the kitchen is a large living room with ample seating and a focal traditional log fireplace, which is cosy in the Winter months. There is also a handy downstairs loo, for those less mobile or for children in and out of the pool. The oak staircase takes you to the three double bedrooms and one single bedroom, each spacious with side tables and wardrobes. The doubles have room for an extra cot or folding bed. The master has an en-suite and the family bathroom has a bath and shower. Les Rosiers provides an idyllic get-away set within rolling countryside and yet is a 5 mins drive of Loulay, which provides a supermarket, butchers, 2 boulangeries, pizza take-away and a bar/ restaurant. Ten minutes further in either direction will take you to the larger towns of Surgeres and St Jean D'Angely. Both towns provide excellent restaurants, supermarkets and weekly markets. You can also enjoy the historic clock tower and abbey at St Jean, whilst Surgeres has an impressive fortified church. Further afield, within an hour, you can taste the delights of Cognac, the waterways of the Venice Vert or the stunning Atlantic Coast at the seaside towns of Fouras, Chatellaillon plage, La Rochelle and the the pretty island of Il de Re.