L'Ancienne Ecole Chambres d'hôte
A charming former school house situated in the Poitou - Charente countryside, offering a warm welcome and comfortable stay in a peaceful village with all facilities close by.
The main house offers 3 comfortable ensuite bedrooms. Set in the old walled playground the garden and terrace offer a peaceful setting to relax and where evening meal can be served on request.
Being situated on the Charente, Vienne and Deux sevre borders, this is the ideal place to stay. With it’s gentle climate and varied coutryside it is a gateway to exploring this beautiful and charming region of France.
In nearby Lezay there is a bustling traditional market every Tuesday morning where you can sample local farm produce and wines including Pineau, goats cheese and blackened cheese tart, which are 3 specialities of this area.
You can also find in Lezay a beautiful park and pond as well as swimming pool, tennis courts, horse riding and fishing.
Locally you can visit the ‘Mines d’Argent’ and beautiful romanseque churches in Melle, the ‘musee de Ravranum’ at Rom and leisure lake at Celles-sur-Belles.
A little further afield you can delight in the historic towns of Poitiers and Niort. La Rochelle on the Atlantic coast and Cognac surrounded by it’s acres of vineyards. Also a must is ‘le Marais poitvin’- ‘green venice’.
POITIERS: A town of artistic architectural and historic interest. It boasts to be one of Frances foremost centres of romanesque architecture and outstanding heritage. Stroll through the town centre following the red, blue and yellow markings that link the most prestigious historic buildings.Also home to the famous ‘Futurescope’ theme park.
NIORT: An historic town on the banks of the Sevre Niortaise river, you can walk into the old town following the Dragon de la rue de Niort where 2 bronze dragons line the route to the old round tower and church of Notre Dame.
LA ROCHELLE:A beautiful historic sea port where you can hire a yellow bicycle to explore the architectural heritage and sample speciality foods and wines, visit museums and not forgetting the magnificent aquarium. Also take a cruise to visit the neighbouring islands and Fort Boyard.
COGNAC: Flourishing home of Hennessy, Martell and Otard with ancient streets and mansions built by cognac merchants on the banks of the river Charente.Now also host to film, music, comedy and literature festivals.
Situated between the cities of Poitiers and Niort, easily accessible by TGV, train, road or by air from nearby airports at Poitiers, La Rochelle, Rochefort, Bordeaux and Limoges.
Exit Lezay following the 'autres directions' for Rom & Couhe on the D14. Turn left off the D14 onto the D17 direction Saint Sauvant. Approximatley 2km along go through Grand Champ and turn left at the sign for 'Teille'. After about 1 km you enter Teille. Turn right at the crossroads and we are the 2nd house on the left.
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