Spacious hall Leads onto kitchen to garden ,bedroom 1 double,stairs to bedroom 2 in mezzanine with two single bedsRoadside front entrance Gite du Jardin. This is not a busy road, passing traffic occasional tractors, bicycles..

Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Beautiful spacious traditional rustic charentais gite, 5 min walk to excellent village shop, Les Tilleuls restaurant, Post Office and ancient Abbey 11-13th century. perfect country walks on your doorstep, own entrance,roadside and French windows into spectacular garden. 5 min drive to Esse, restaurant, 10 min drive to Confolens, Saint Germain du Confolens, 15 mins to Saint Junien, Chabonais etc , 40 mins to Limoges, easy journey to Poitiers, Angouleme,Montmorillon etc

The space

White painted interior, wood burner, huge gas range, sofa in kitchen sitting
room, dining table, kitchen has direct access to large garden, and private patio. wi fi, English TV in double bedroom ground floor, Upstairs mezzanine double bedroom accessible via downstairs double bedroom with two single beds. Hallway leads upstairs to gallery landing and bathroom on first floor. Woodburner in kitchen/sitting room. Bedrooms heated by portable oil filled radiators except bathroom. Bath,shower and WC spacious room.

Guest access

Car park available, but also parking over the road, nr the school. Careful coming and going if using the proprietors car park, always close the double gates, as we have a young border collie and a kitten. Front door of gite opens onto road leading to the village,via three steep steps. Access to garden via side steps next to Le petit gite which also faces the road. Close wooden gate very carefully coming and going. There are three stone terraces at the back of the property, one patio accessible via the French windows of the Gite du jardin, please be aware it can be slippery in wet weather, steps lead from this patio to another on the left and then side passage and steps leading to the road. Access to the car park, via the garden across the lawn or through the middle island in the garden, down a small slope to the right, please kindly do not access the car park via the proprietors garden terrace.

Interaction with guests

Either in person if we happen to be around, as we live next door, or by airbnb message. Always more than happy to help

Other things to note

Creative craft courses also available, feltmaking, textile jewellery, collage etc. Pay on arrival for classes, 2 hour sessions, morning or afternoon 20 euros per head adults..includes materials Bistro style Cookery Classes, award winning chef....Please enquire re times, prices when booking. From time to time, wonderful festivals take place in this village of Lesterps, and also in Confolens. Passing traffic, not a busy road, occasional tractors, cyclists. We have a lovely two year old border collie who loves to play ball and a very sweet kitten/cat who is very gentle and sociable and we ask that during their stay guests coming and going to always shut the front gate .Wonderful variety of birds, so camping in the garden to listen to the birds and watch the abundance of stars recommended. Extraordinary night skies. Perfect place to stay if you are chilling out, with friends or family, writing that book, or recharging your batteries. 5 mins walk from your Gite to the wonderful amenities in our village. Or visit Esse, St Junien and its wonderful indoor and outdoor Saturday market, St Christophe Le Relais Restaurant, Limoges only 45 mins drive , Angouleme , Poitiers etc..

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 6PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


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Cleaning Fee £14
Security Deposit £91
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 6PM

No smoking, no loud music...this can also be used as a perfect wedding venue, so always permission if you are planning a special event or party etc. please also always carefully open and shut car park gates or side stair garden gates as we have a young Border collie dog and young cat

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property
Some spaces are shared - The vast garden is used by both the proprietors and guests, but there are private spaces for guests in both our gites


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Daan User Profile
April 2017
Great house and lovely host!

Emily User Profile
September 2016
Ana-Luisa and Simon made us feel very welcome, and greeted us warmly despite the fact we arrived slightly later than planned. The house and gardens were lovely, and we only wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy them more. It was also nice location, being able to easily stroll into the village where they had a small shop and a restaurant serving local french food.
Ana-Luisa User Profile
Response from Ana-Luisa:
Thankyou so much re your feedback and so happy you enjoyed your stay
September 2016

Sally User Profile
October 2015
A charming gite with a beautiful garden. We enjoyed our stay.
Ana-Luisa User Profile
Response from Ana-Luisa:
This is the first time that there seems to have been a problem reported by a guest re a drip , and this we will ensure is fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience . The oven has been working fine throughout the summer, but again will ensure it is checked and working properly . Many thanks for letting us know . Our best wishes
October 2015

Jean-Paul User Profile
August 2017
Hébergement bucolique, plein de charme. Dommage que le soleil n'ait pas été au rendez-vous pour profiter du jardin.

Astrid User Profile
September 2015
Ana-Luisa et Simon sont des hôtes parfaits ! Ils nous ont très bien accueillis, renseignés sur les activités de la région, ils ont fait tout leur possible pour nous aider lorsque nous en avons besoin. Le gite et fidèle aux photos, les pièces sont très spacieuses et décorées avec gout. Il faut être conscient que comme c'est un gite, il y a quelques marches au RDC et des escaliers pour aller aux sanitaires et la chambre double. Nous avons eu un gros coup de cœur pour le jardin ! Il est très beaux, agréable et spacieux avec beaucoup de fleurs.
Ana-Luisa User Profile
Response from Ana-Luisa:
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in our Gite du Jardin in Lesterps, and our garden and we have noted your very useful comments. very many thanks and very best wishes to you and all the family. Ana -Luisa and Simon
September 2015

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