- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
In the corner of a classical French courtyard on a former cognac estate is Le Four a Pain, a former bakery which has been thoughtfully renovated into an authentic yet contemporary holiday cottage. Come and allow your cares to melt away.
The Longeveau estate is home to a number of charming and unique gites, and this converted bakery is one of the originals. Historic features like the old bread ovens in the kitchen give a sense of character and atmosphere, while modern comforts and facilities ensure a relaxing and carefree stay. Around the estate there are some exceptional facilities, from a golf course and tennis club to a swimming pool and a bar/restaurant. And a short bike ride will take you to one of the prettiest villages in France, as well as to river beaches, vineyards and historic sites. If you’re looking for somewhere unforgettable for your next holiday then Le Four a Pain could be just what you need.
The beautiful rolling countryside that surrounds the estate is paradise for walkers, cyclists and painters, and there are also activities like canoeing, fishing and quad biking available. Wine lovers will find chateaux and vineyards aplenty while children can enjoy crazy golf, horse riding, tree top adventures and water parks. And there are numerous picturesque towns and villages to discover, from nearby Aubeterre, with its winding streets, river beaches and 12th century subterranean church, to the bustling market towns of Chalais and Riberac. Further afield the capital towns of Angouleme and Perigeux have a good selection of shops and restaurants, and the famous towns of St. Emilion, Bergerac, Cognac and Bordeaux (not to mention the unspoilt beaches of the Atlantic Coast) are well worth a day trip.
The estate is located between the villages of St Sevérin and Aubeterre Sur Dronne. It is approximately 40 minutes south of Angouleme, 45 minutes west of Perigeux and 1 hour 20 minutes east of Bordeaux. The local airports are Angouleme-Cognac, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Limoges, Poitiers and La Rochelle and the closest mainline train station is Angouleme.
Nearest Train Station:
In the village
Chalais and Riberac
The cottage has an open plan kitchen, dining and living room and it comes equipped with all of your tableware requirements. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a bathroom - the split level master bedroom is accessed through a small stone doorway and the twin room and 'bijou' single room are perfect for small children.
The gite sits under the shade of a magnificent lime tree and to the rear is a private and sunny garden complete with sun loungers, dining furniture and a BBQ. Within the grounds there are numerous facilities to enjoy, from the 9 hole golf course and the all-weather tennis courts to the sports barn, children’s play area, swimming pool and boules court. Around the pool there are terraces to lounge on and well-tended gardens to explore, and there is also a relaxed clubhouse bar/restaurant serving everything from coffee and cold beer to fresh bread and picnic hampers.
Conditions of Rental
Changeover day is Friday. Extra equipment for babies and children is available on request.
Longeveau is a wonderful setting for weddings, events and group holidays so please enquire for further details - there is accommodation for up to 120 people in the various properties on site.