Spacious B&B suite with terrace access, use of shared kitchenette, huge outdoor pool (June-September), tennis court on site, spacious grounds, so quiet & peaceful, yet close to a busy village with wide choice of restaurants nearby.
The manoir is located in 90 acres of unspoilt countryside and 300 year old woodland and is a haven for ramblers and birdwatchers. Wild deer can be seen in the woods and cowslips line the pathways in springtime.The energetic can swim in the huge roman tiled pool or play tennis on the hard court while those in search of relaxation can recline in comfort soaking up the warm Charente sun. Further afield, you are welcome to cycle or stroll around the 90 acre estate..... Wide range of restaurants to suit all tastes & budgets within 30 min drive, including the prestigious La Grange Aux Oies at the nearby Chateau de Nieuil - a short 5 min drive from La Betoulle.
This region of the Charente has a wide range of activities for all the family to enjoy - castles & monuments including the beautiful Chateau de La Rochefoucauld with its famous libraries & dressing up room; the porcelain factories of Limoges; Pineau & Cognac tasting; Vineyard tours; the beautiful town of Angouleme; the martyred village at Oradour; Futuroscope, Monkey Valley, Adventure park, Velo rail, Watersports, Les Lacs de Haut Charente, River swimming, Animal Parks.
The four elegantly decorated guest rooms are all furnished in antique French styles, each different from any other. Hortensia, Tournesol, Magnolia & Lotus Rooms are all individual rooms with private bathrooms, separate WCs, entries with fitted wardrobes, access to a vast covered terrace with outdoor seating, and all have luxurious linens. Rooms are equipped with TV, hairdryers, alarm clocks, bathroom toiletries, cooling fans for the long, hot summer days & an under floor heating system for the cooler months. Ironing facility available. Small guest kitchen with complementary tea, coffee, tisanes & use of shared fridge & microwave for preparing picnics etc. WiFi access throughout manoir
Each day we offer a Breakfast selection of fresh fruit, juice, cereals and yogurts, bread & croissants from the local bakery with a delicious range of home made jams, La Betoulle honey & a choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. In addition there is a freshly cooked entrée which varies daily with the season – in summer it could be a dish of lightly spiced, baked soft fruit accompanied by a baked egg custard, a tropical fruit platter or freshly-picked figs baked in honey from our bees. In the autumnal months it could be New England-style baked apples or Pear crumble flavoured with Maple Syrup…. Most days there will also be home-baked muffins/fruit cake/gingerbread – every morning is a surprise………. Special diets can be catered for.
Guests have their own secure entrance to the manoir & free to come & go @ leisure - welcome to stay on site all day using the facilities.
Small guest kitchen with complementary tea, coffee, tisanes & use of shared fridge & microwave for preparing ready meals & picnics etc.
'Assiette Gourmand' for night of arrival @ 14euros/head - bring your own wine/beer.(not available July & August)
2 guest cottages available for weekly rent April-October - suitable for families or couples - seasonal rates available on demand.
Manoir (B&B) not suitable for small children, no age restriction for self catering cottages.
Ample, secure, off-road parking with covered garage space available for motorbikes &/classic cars @ no extra charge.
Everything is accessible to all our guests - Pool, Tennis, WiFi, extensive grounds, breakfast option in manoir, huge DVD library.
Interakcija s gostima
We are on site living in the manoir, but have separate living arrangements so guests can interact with us as much - or as little - as they wish..... There are 2 gites on site (40metres away) but far enough away for no disturbance.....
Wide choice of Vineyards & Cognac distilleries within 1hr drive - tours can be arranged.
Tennis coaching with local coach by request.
Art Classes available by request with local artist.
Pamaper Days can be arranged @ local spa.
Lots of night markets in summer months & regular markets throughout the year.
Bike Hire available with delivery & pickup direct to gite.
20 mins from Angouleme for the annual Comic Strip festival late January; Circuit des Remparts Classic Car Race (mid-September); Gastronomades Food Show (late November);1hr from Cognac for annual Blues Passion Festival (July) 20 mins from Confolens for annual Music Festival (August)
Great area for househunters - we can recommend local agents & notaire.
No animals accepted
Not suitable for young children/babies
No smoking except on terraces outside
Facilities are strictly available for paying guests only - friends/family from outside may visit by prior arrangement (2 adults max - no dogs/small children) but MAY NOT use swimming pool or tennis court.
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John & Penny have owned the La Betoulle estate since March 2004 - this year will be their 14th season running the 2 self catering gites which were started by the previous owners & the luxury B&B that they have created in 4 rooms in their house. The property has a high percentage of regular guests - 2016 saw 12 families returning to the 2 gites between the months of May & October & an equally high number of returning guests of all nationalities in the B&B.
We have spent our lives travelling the world - working in the Middle East & Africa as well as throughout the UK Home Counties & Europe. We have owned property in France since 1989, so know the country (& its food & wine..)well - we love living in the unspoilt Charente region with its quiet peaceful roads, rolling hills & farmland & especially the wide choice of restaurants in the region of France - something for everyone.... The summers are long & hot, the winters can be mild... the coast is not too far for a day trip & the towns of Limoges & Angouleme are within an easy drive + the beautiful city of Bordeaux is an easy day trip. We love visiting Futuroscope as we have a passion for anything cinematic or to do with the moving image. There is a huge DVD library @ La Betoulle - guests are welcome to borrow films for no charge. Books play a large part in our lives & guests can always find something to read. In the past we played a lot of tennis & occasion golf, but no longer have the time for playing either frequently, despite a tennis court on the estate. John has an Medical, Computer & Telcomms engineering background & Penny has worked as a radiographer for over 30yrs - mainly in Neurology - CT & MRI scanning. When we are not tending to the needs of our guests we love to travel - currently we enjoy exploring Italy, South Africa & the US, but hope to visit friends in New Zealand in 2018 & re-visit India soon. We have a passion for food - both cooking & eating, & love to discover new flavours & ideas , which we hope we are able to transmit into our diverse breakfast menu. We make our own bread (when time allows) & Penny loves to bake afternoon 'treats' for her guests at weekends. Breakfast is included in the price for B&B guests, but our self-catering guests are welcome to join in @ the buffet breakfast for a supplementary charge. We offer a restaurant reservation & menu translation service & are happy to book any outside activities for our guests.Most of all we love to give our guests a relaxing holiday & see how they unwind during the course of a stay with us.