Welcome to our restored 16th century maison de bourg sleeping 6 guests. This family gîte occupies a prominent riverside position in the delightful historic quarter of Availles-Limouzine, a pretty medieval village with all necessary amenities. La Poste des Gardes is nestled on the banks of the beautiful River Vienne in rural sunny Poitou-Charentes, midway between the beautiful Romanesque cities of Poitiers and Limoges.
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The ground floor offers a large open plan family living room/dining room/kitchen with wood burning stove, south-facing French doors, a Hi-Fi system, DVD, video player, and a TV receiving the major UK and French channels. The kitchen area is well-equipped with electric double oven, grill, ceramic hob and freezer, together with ample worktops and storage. There is a utility room/pantry with further storage, fridge, washing machine, microwave and toaster. There is also a downstairs shower room with WC and washbasin.
The middle floor offers a delightful salon with south-facing window above the original stone guard seat. There is a double futon, additional comfy chairs and a TV receiving the major French channels. This room has French doors opening onto the private covered terrace, which overlooks the River Vienne and offers patio furniture for dining al fresco. The master bedroom is on this floor. It is west facing with a double bed, feature fireplace, stone washbasin and panelled ceiling.
On the top floor you will have two further double bedrooms. The south facing room has a double bed, exposed roof trusses and features the stone seat used when the house was a guard post. There is a further west facing double bedroom with bunk beds, ideal for children. This room includes a games console, TV, books and toys. There is also a further room with WC and basin. La Poste des Gardes offers all the charm of living in old rural France whilst still providing all necessary amenities.