Our Bedrooms have beautiful Egyptian cotton sheets, dressing gowns and toiletries.Our French Adam bedroom is situated upstairs and is light and spacious with a feather mattress topper.

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Charming barn conversion in Bitas, close to Verteuil. We do have two letting Bedrooms so can accommodate 4 people if required, all rooms en- suite with white cotton bedding, towels, dressing gowns and toiletries, air conditioning in some of the rooms. Residents lounge WIFI etc. garden with patio area. Breakfast with lots of choices. Please note that when booking you are only booking one room if you require two please message us and Prices are for two people in one room only.

The space

Alouette provides two beautiful spacious bedrooms one on the ground floor, one on the first floor, the rooms are tastefully decorated and all are en-suite, providing white Egyptian cotton bedding and towels, mattress toppers, and dressing gowns. We have a private residents lounge with facilities for free hot drinks, wi.fi is available. We provide two double letting rooms accommodating four people, because we want to offer privacy and tranquility we are an adult only facility. local restaurants are situated close by if you wish to eat out. . We take pride in providing organic food that it is local or home grown and preserves are home made. We do our up most to meet all our customers needs they only have to ask. We provide free Parking and have beautiful gardens with patios to sit and soak up the sunshine, afternoon tea is available. Please note pricing is per room.

Guest access

We have Free parking and are ideal for those taking a driving holiday, as we are roughly half way if on route from England. There is a private residents lounge Wi Fi games and hot drinks. Breakfast is taken in the Kitchen /dining room which is attached to the residents lounge. The letting area is separate from the owners residence ensuring privacy for guests a front door key can be provided for those people wishing to go out. The garden can be used to sit in and take afternoon tea we have a South facing patio with seating area and sun beds. We have lock up storage for those wishing to bring bicycles.

Interaction with guests

Guests will be welcomed to Alouette, then given privacy to settle in. Breakfast and a welcome drink will be served to the guests by the owner, guests will be given the space to enjoy their own privacy in a traditional rustic setting. Should both rooms be taken then it will be expected that breakfast will be served to all guests either in the dining kitchen or separate dining room. . We are available to assist you in anyway that we can. We will transport you to the local village for a meal should you require us to do so free of charge. Alouette is set in peaceful surroundings and is for the visitor who wants peace and tranquility and a true taste of rural France. A car is advised as we are rural.

Other things to note

This is a bed and breakfast facility, for breakfast our food is sourced locally and of good quality with many of the vegetables and seasonal fruit grown within our own gardens. If you dislike anything specific you can be catered for providing you give the owner a reasonable amount of notice. We have lovely grounds with two patios for guests to relax on in the sunshine. People wishing to book on the same day of arrival must book before 1300 hrs and arrive before 20.00 hrs that evening unless previously arranged by telephone then we will arrange alternative needs.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

We do our up-most to ensure that people enjoy their stay however like most establishments we do have a few rules, we expect people to consider the other residents that may be staying with us, therefore we hope you will be diplomatic and considerate to others on a night time when entering or leaving the building.
Whilst we appreciate France has superb wine and we want you to enjoy yourself we do not accept excessive drinking, or noise its just not fair to other guests! If you wish to smoke please do so but make sure its outside of our property to ensure our fire regulations are kept too. Pets are allowed however only small dogs who are supervised and house trained this must be specially agreed on at the time of booking, we don't feel our accommodation is suitable for young children. This is not personal as we love animals and children but unfortunately we just don't have the facilities to accommodate them, we have ponds and wells in the garden therefore must consider the children's safety, Please remember the prices for this establishment is for l bedroom for two people only if you require more than one room you will have to book twice or contact us to discuss things further.




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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Murielle User Profile
August 2016
The host canceled this reservation 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
Please note I cancelled this booking on behalf of the client due to a mix up with the pricing, the booking was done two days before the estimated arrival. Yet the above reads as if I cancelled a booking that she had placed a long time previously. This review was put on by airbnb and not the client and despite me discussing this matter with them they are still implying that I cancelled and not her. It was the client who requested that the booking be cancelled and asked me to do this it was not me cancelling the booking she would have been welcome to come and stay at the standard price per room.
August 2016

Gordon User Profile
April 2016
Jan is the perfect hostess and my wife Lesley and myself can not commend her and her property high enough. Warm and very comfortable and at a reasonable price what is not to like and just 5 minutes from Verteuil sur Charante . Thank you so much Jan from Gordon
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
Thank you Gordon for the lovely review it was a pleasure to have such a delightful couple to stay with us and they would be welcome to return at any time.
April 2016

Jackie User Profile
April 2014
We had a wonderful stay with Jan at her gorgeous converted barn. Jan was extremely friendly and cared deeply that we had a lovely stay-her accommodation is perfectly set up for a gloriously peaceful and elegant stay in the Charente countryside. We had some lovely conversations with Jan who really helped us get to know the surrounding area with great knowledge of where best to go for food and amenities etc. We didn't want for a thing and felt thoroughly spoilt! We highly recommend staying with Jan and enjoying her hospitality in such beautiful surroundings.

Jean-Charles User Profile
August 2015
Merci pour ce chaleureux accueil pour notre première expérience Airbnb. Nous nous sommes vraiment sentis choyés par une attention remarquable dans un décor charmant et de grande qualité. A recommander sans hésitation

Clemens User Profile
August 2014
Alouette is prachtig gelegen midden in het Franse platteland. Jan, de verhuurtser, is een fantastische gastvrouw die overal voor zorgt. De slaapkamer met aansluitende badkamer waren voorzien van alle comfort en het 2 persoonsbed was heerlijk. Er is een zeer ruime zitkamer beschikbaar waar je ontspannen kan zitten. Het onbijt is heerlijk en ongelooflijk uitgebreid. Alouette is een echte aanrader.
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
thank you Clemens for your lovely review, you are welcome back to Alouette at anytime it was a pleasure to have you both stay with us.
August 2014

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Jan User Profile

Hi I am Janice originally from Yorkshire and I live in the beautiful Nanteuil en Vallee in the Charente area of France. I have had a love affair with France for 40 years and I am now living my dream permanently in France and have done so for six years together with my husband Tom. Our house is attached to our newly renovated barn via the Kitchen Diner and the Barn is now our Chambre de hotes. I am proud of our achievements and have thoroughly enjoyed designing and decorating this area of our home which provides our guest with what I feel is the ultimate in luxury. As our family only visit once a year the barn was left empty therefore we decided to open our small Chambre-de-Hote ( Bed and Breakfast) to enable us to meet people and also assist us with the French language, this has been a success!. Our guests have bedrooms en suite and also have a private lounge area exclusively for them to relax in, we have a television providing English and French program's, free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and biscuits we also have games and DVDS, videos and of course If wanted music. One of my main hobbies is cooking and growing my own produce therefore everything provided in Alouette is home made and mostly home grown. We have met many people from different countries and we have our regular French visitors who come either for pleasure or for business. I believe in treating people as you wish to be treat, with kindness, respect and warmth but also providing them with the privacy they require and to make them feel comfortable in their surroundings and have peace and tranquility if they wish. After visiting and staying in many different places in the past and experiencing different hotels and chambre de hotes hospitality I believe we have got it right! No nylon sheets only white Egyptian cotton, dressing gowns for your own use and white fluffy cotton towels. My priority is to make people feel they are at home and relaxed whilst staying in clean comfortable surroundings. I love tranquility and peace and you can often find me sat in the garden reading, painting, or listening to music if I am not gardening!. I love the outdoor way of life here the temperate climate and our lovely French hamlet. I enjoy travel usually driving and have been to most of Europe either by car or by train or on occasion flown. I have friends in Italy and love to visit them as one is in the North at Turin and the other in the South on the beautiful Amalfi coast. But mostly I just love the French way of life !

Languages: English
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