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Manor Cottage ****

A luxury 3 bed cottage set discretely in 2.5 acres of gated grounds of a former Cognac domaine in the Charente Maritime; where you can chill out by the 11 x 5.5 metre heated swimming pool set in the orchard (sleeps 6 + cot) 

This sunny, spacious former  Estate Manager's House has been tastefully  renovated with it's honey coloured stone and sky blue shutters.  Step inside the entrance hall to find a home full of original features including terracotta & waxed  wooden floors and high beamed ceilings.  There is an open fireplace with antique woodburner in the spacious  spacious sitting/dining room where  double doors open onto the private walled courtyard.  Comfortably furnished there are well stocked bookcases and glossy magazines and indoor board games as well as  FIBRE high speed internet connection,  Sky Freeview  TV and DVD player and a music system.  The fully equipped kitchen opens onto a private terrace ideal for those sunny breakfasts.  There is also  a large groundfloor  family bathroom  with views over the vineyards.

On the first floor a spacious landing leads to  2 double bedrooms, each with ensuite shower room featuring rain showers, and a twin bedroom - all with views over the gardens.

To ensure  a relaxing stay quality beds are made up for your arrival with Egyptian cotton sheets and provencal throws and all three bathrooms have heated towel rails, and are stocked with fluffy white towels, pool towels and hairdryers

Outside there is a secluded terrace with its' cherry tree and holly hocks,  wrought iron furniture and shady parasol -  from here, step through the archway into your private walled courtyard garden.  Filled with the scent of honeysuckle and lavender, there are pots full of geraniums and fuschias,  a tinkling fountain and ancient, pigeonnier. Shaded by an enormous fig tree it is furnished with table,chairs and parasol, plus a stone BBQ and outdoor candelights where you can dine under the stars.

A  personal gate from the courtyard leads into the orchard  with its view over the vineyards and the guests 11 x 5.5 metre heated swimming pool.  The pool is alarmed to ensure the safety of younger guests.

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