Welcome to Maison D’Angles, located in the centre of Angles Sur L’Anglin, officially one of Frances most beautiful villages. Our spacious & much loved holiday home has been sympathetically renovated and decorated with antique finds. The house, pretty garden & sunny terrace overlook the historic castle & valley, the perfect place to watch sunsets. We are based minutes from the shops & restaurants of the upper village. Regrettably we are unable to take children under 12 years without exception.
Maison D'Angles is a beautifully restored stone village house, retaining lots of beautiful original features, restored sympathetically and decorated eclectically with a mix of antiques and brocante finds, plus new modern pieces. The stunning views of the ancient Chateau and across the valley are breathtaking and the house is located minutes away from the shops, cafes and restaurants.
* House, Garden and Room Details*
Room 1 - 'Atelier' :-
Entrance through the double front door leads down limestone steps to the 'Atelier'. Here there is hanging space for coats and a boot rack for shoes and boots. There is also a small dining table and 2 chairs and a beautiful leather recliner next to the large patio windows which overlook the Terrace and pretty courtyard garden, perfect for relaxing and reading a book. In the winter, this room is kept toasty by underfloor heating.
Room 2 - Kitchen/Diner:-
The large sociable kitchen diner, has a dining table for 6-8 people, two comfortable chairs for reading and relaxing, and a well stocked kitchen, including some grocery essentials including teas, coffee, cooking oils, spices and herbs. The limestone floor also has underfloor heating for the colder months.
Room 3 - 'Salon' :-
The curved oak staircase leads up to the first floor and the 'Salon'. This is a lovely room with original beams, original floor tiles and a restored fireplace. There are 2 sofas and a comfortable armchair in this room, plus a TV with English freeview and a DVD player. There are also board games, DVD's and books by the desk which can be used to work at (we hope you don't have to!). There is a large woodburning stove in this room which is lovely in the Winter!
Room 4 - Master Bedroom and Ensuite:-
Through the door from the salon is the master bedroom with it's own ensuite bathroom. The room has a large European kingsize bed, and two large wardrobes for storage. There is also a dressing table and a sofa. The views from the window overlook the chateau and the valley beyond. The ensuite bathroom has an old cast iron bath, antique sink and (new!) toilet.
Rooms 5 & 6 Loft Bedrooms & shared Bathroom:-
On the top floor (from the old original staircase in the Salon) are the two loft bedrooms and bathroom. Both are spacious rooms, with high ceilings, the original beams on show, warm oak flooring and fantastic views. The second room is accessed through a door in the first bedroom. The two rooms share a bathroom with a toilet, sink and power shower.
The pretty garden is accessed through the patio door from the Atelier or Kitchen. The doors lead to a large limestone terrace with a small marble table for two and a large reclaimed oak table which seats up to 10 people. There are also two sun loungers and 3 reclining chairs with a further sun lounger in the lower garden.
The lower garden, newly planted with Lavender hedges has a further table and chairs for the morning sun, plus stone benches, a large raised flower bed and small stone shed.
Общение с гостями
I am available for any questions throughout your visit by phone, text or email. Also managing the house from the village, is Emilie. She will be there to meet you, give you the keys, show you round the house and offer advice. Emilie speaks fluent English.
Другие важные подробности
Angles Sur L'Anglin is located in the Vienne, which is in the Region of Nouvelle Aquitaine (was Poitou Charentes), it is just South of the Loire Valley and North of Bordeaux.
As Angles is a rural village, we would recommend hiring a car if you are not driving. Public transport is fairly limited, although there is a bus from Chatellerault to La Roche Posay (12 km's from Angles). There are also taxis available from Chatellerault and La Roche Posay.
Getting to Angles Sur L'Anglin from the UK
*Driving* (using the Autoroute)
From Caen 3 hours 30 minutes
From Le Havre 4 hours 15 minutes
From Dieppe and Cherbourg 4 hours 30 minutes
From Boulogne 5 hours 45 minutes
From Calais 6 hours
*By Plane* (+ hire car)
To Poitiers (+ 50 minutes drive to house)
To Tours (+ 1 hour 15 minutes drive to house)
To Limoges (+ 1 hour 40 minutes drive to house)
To La Rochelle (+ 2 hour drive to house)
To Bordeaux (+ 3 hours drive to house)
*By Train (+hire car)*
From Paris Montparnasse to Tours (1 hours 15 minutes TGV/+ 1 hour 15 minutes drive to house)
From Paris Montparnasse to Chatellerault (1 hour 30 minutes TGV/ + 30 minutes drive to house)
From Paris Montparnasse to Poitiers (1 hour 40 minutes TGV/ + 50 minutes drive to house)
Note for those travelling from the UK with dogs. We like to take the Eurotunnel as having a rather sensitive Labrador, it used to be the only option where your dog can stay with you the whole time, The ferries also allow dogs, but on many they must remain in your car for the duration of the journey. However, Brittany ferries now have a number of pet friendly cabins on some of their Le Havre service, plus kennels on some of their St Malo crossings.
- I regret that without exception, we are unable to take children under 12 (we have steep stairs, stone steps and full length windows without safety barriers on the upper floor).
- Check in between 4pm and 8pm (or arrange for key to be made available after 8pm).
- Photo ID must be provided if not already verified by Airbnb
- Please respect our french neighbours by keeping noise down late at night.
- Well behaved, quiet dogs only please. We don't allow dogs on the furniture (a separate charge of €10 per night will be made after booking).
- Please leave the house tidy, cushions brought inside from the garden, doors locked and windows closed.
I'm a photographer and gardener, living and working in South West London. I love France and have been visiting the Vienne area for nearly 25 years. My mother bought her first house there in 1992 and then in 2002 fell in love with Maison D'Angles and spent 5 years renovating it from an extremely dilapidated state! I inherited it in 2012 and my husband, our dog and I spend as much time as we can there, not only to spend time in the local area but using it as a base to visit the Loire Valley, Bordeaux and the coastline near to La Rochelle.
I also love to travel and sunshine, long walks, good food and wine!