Escape to Charente is renovated within one of three old farms set in the hamlet of Bourdelais, two in Bourdelais, Saint-Front ( us and our neighbour) and one in Bourdelais, Mouton, with a fourth in Saint-Germain, all still owed by cousins, from the original family of land owners who built all four farms some 200 years ago. All four are no longer working farms and are now just homes.
Local towns & facilities:
Aunac - about 5 km away - Bakers, Butchers, Chemist, Doctors, Post office, small Grocery shop, Estate agent, Restaurant, Tabac/bar, Park.
Valence - about 4 km away - Bakers, Tabac/bar.
Mansle - about 9 km away - two Supermarkets, post office, ATM's, two petrol stations, several restaurants, Tabac/bar, Estate agents, Public swimming baths, Canoe rental point, Vets....etc..
Angouleme (head south on the N10)- from 20 km away - Hypermarket's, Shopping mall, a few kilometers further takes you to Angouleme city, historic, cosmopolitan a must visit!
Mansle - 10 minute drive - outdoor pools with slides and snack bar.
Saint Yrieix - 30 minute drive - a man-made beach with life guards during the peak months, water sports, fishing, cycling and snack bar - next to Nautilis indoor/outdoor pool with aqua-zooms.
Royan - within a 2 hour drive - coastal beach
La Rochelle - within a 2 hour drive - coastal beach