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!

Nearest beaches/pools:

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

Places to visit:

Futroscope - Adventure park & attractions - visit website

La Vallée des singes - Monkey park - visit website

L'ile aux serpents - Reptile zoo - visit website

Oradour-sur-glane - WW2 history - village attacked by the 'SS' and still remains as it was left - visit website

Circuit des remparts -  Angouleme - Classic car rally every September - visit website

Other places to visit - Angouleme, historic walled city - Aubeterre, an incredible underground cave church, plus many other places,
please read our guest reviews for other places and ideas.

Local activities:

Canoeing at Mansle and Ruffec - Cycling direct from the property, free bike hire possible - Fishing within walking distance - Velo rail -
Golf at Angouleme - Horse riding at Saint-Front.

Distillery visits:

All of the world famous Cognac distilleries are within a 40 minute drive, some charge a small entrance fee some offer free visits. We
can book you in for a visit.