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Manoir de Longeveau

Child friendly cottage, Poitou-Charentes

About Manoir de Longeveau

The owners say “Children of all ages are Very Important People at Longeveau” which tells you all you need to know about this wonderful place.

Manoir de Longeveau comprises thirty-two (yes, you read that right! Thirty two!) beautiful renovated stone cottages.  Situated in a peaceful yet well-connected area of South West France, Longeveau invites you to visit and enjoy their “little corner of paradise” - a picturesque valley that is renowned for its beauty. The climate is lovely with hot and sunny summers.  The food is delicious and there’s wonderful wine from local vineyards.  Friendly locals are happy to welcome tourists.  Longeveau offers an excellent range of equipment for babies and toddlers that can be rented for the duration of a holiday for a small fee.  There are superb on-site facilities for grown-ups and children alike, including swimming pools, sports facilities, weekly outdoor cinema and barbeques. Plenty to keep every age occupied!

Area:

Longeveau is located in a stunning rural area on the Charente/Dordogne border in South West France. It’s a perfect base for going on lovely walks and bike rides, and for sighteseeing. Within very close distance are lovely villages, historical sites including chateaux, and a river with its own beach.  It’s a fabulous area for wine and food, with some great local restaurants and cafes.  Nearby activities that may appeal to the kids include crazy golf, horseriding, a water park and a zoo.  For something a bit different there are jet-skiing options locally, as well as canoeing and fishing. 

Accommodation:

Longeveau offers a range of self-catering accommodation in gorgeous old renovated stone cottages.  The thirty-two self-catering cottages sleep parties of varying sizes - between two and eight people – although it’s worth noting Longeveau are flexible and additional beds can be provided, and twin/double beds altered where necessary.

Longeveau’s cottages are dotted around the site, with some a short stroll away, and two, and a 5-10 minute walk up the hill.  All cottages are well-equipped with kitchen facilities and lounge areas - and all benefit from the facilities at Longeveau including being able to hire lots of baby and toddler equipment. Some of the properties have a shared or private swimming pool – see the summary below!

A breakdown of the different cottages at Longeveau:

Three cottages each sleeping 2 people:

Le Chai: 1 bedroom, can be double or twin. Shower room; BBQ, sun loungers and outside dining in garden.

La Garconniere: 1 double mezzanine bedroom. 1 shower room. BBQ on terrace.

Le Poulailler: 1 double bedroom (can be twin) – and a cot can be squeezed in should you wish! Front terrace with sun loungers plus rear terrace leading to lovely communal garden.

One cottage sleeping 3 people:

La Petite Grange: 1 single room and 1 double room. Shower room. Private south-west facing garden with BBQ and sun loungers. Shared swimming pool with a few other properties. This property can actually fit 4 people in if you don’t mind a bit of a squeeze!

Ten cottages each sleeping 4 people:

L’Atelier: 1 double room and 1 twin bunk room; garden with sun loungers, outside dining and BBQ; shared swimming pool with a few other properties.

Le Pigeonnier: Converted tower – now a light and airy cottage. 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom. 1 bathroom. Garden with BBQ, sun loungers and outside dining.

L’Amandier: 1 double bedroom with ensuite. 1 twin bedroom. 1 separate shower room with W.C. Garden with BBQ, sun loungers and outside dining.

La Porcherie: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 shower room with W.C.  Small terrace and garden at the front of the cottage.

L’Etable: 2 double rooms, one with ensuite, second one can be a twin. 1 separate shower room. Private terrace to side of property and a garden at the back.

La Grainerie: 1 double bedroom with ensuite, 1 twin bedroom, 1 shower room. Outdoor chairs and table at the front of the cottage for enjoying the sun. Private terrace at back which opens onto shared garden. Sun loungers, BBQ and outside dining options.

La Grangette: Set all on one floor, this is an accessible holiday property, good for wheelchair access. 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms: 1 is a double, and 1 is a twin (but can be made into a double). Peaceful courtyard with BBQ, outside dining and sun loungers. Shaded terrace. Shared swimming pool and shared garden with a few other properties.

L’Appartement: Upper floor apartment. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (master bedroom) and 1 twin. 1 shower room which is an ensuite for the master bedroom. Property has its own table and chairs outside in the courtyard.

Le Cerisier: 1 double bedroom with ensuite. 1 twin bedroom which could be made into a double. Separate shower room with W.C. Shared swimming pool with four other properties. Terrace with BBQ and outside dining.

Le Figuier: 1 ensuite double upstairs. 1 twin bedroom (can be double) on ground floor. 1 separate shower room. Covered terrace outdoors with BBQ and outside dining.

One cottage each sleeping 5 people:

Le Four a Pain: 3 bedrooms: 1 master bedroom, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with separate bath and shower. Garden with sun loungers, BBQ and outside dining.

Nine cottages each sleeping 6 people:

La Distillerie:  1 main double bedroom with ensuite. 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with W.C. Terrace and shared garden with sun loungers, BBQ and outside dining.

Les Jolies Arches: 1 main double bedroom with ensuite shower room. 2 twin bedrooms. Downstairs W.C. Garden with sun loungers, BBQ and outside dining.

Le Potager: Situated 5-10 minutes’ walk up the hill from Longeveau. 1 double bedroom. 2 twin bedrooms. Private enclosed garden to the rear which gets the evening sun. Shared use of swimming pool with three other properties.

La Vielle Grange: 3 bedroom cottage. 1 double bedroom. 2 twin bedrooms (can be double). Two of these bedrooms have ensuites. Shared swimming pool with some other properties. Balcony. BBQ and sun loungers.

La Catalpa: Master bedroom with ensuite. 2 further bedrooms (can be doubles or twins) with ensuites.  Own heated swimming pool 7m x 4m. Large garden with terrace and BBQ and outside dining.

Pressoir de Pierre: Situated 5-10 minutes’ walk up the hill from Longeveau. Shares heated swimming pool with neighbouring property L’Olivier. 3 ensuite bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twins (can be doubles). Garden with large terrace and BBQ.

L’Olivier: Situated 5-10 minutes’ walk up the hill from Longeveau. Shares heated swimming pool with neighbouring property Pressoir de Pierre. 3 bedrooms – 1 in separate part of the cottage with separate staircase. 2 shower rooms with W.C. Terrace with BBQ and dining space.

Le Lavoir: Sleeps 6. No other info available at time of writing – watch this space!

Le Prunier: Away with the Kids has not included the write-up for this cottage since it may not be suitable for younger children; please refer to Longeveau’s website for more details.

Two cottages each sleeping 7 people:

La Petite Ferme: 4 bedroom cottage: 1 double bedroom with spacious ensuite; 1 double bedroom with ensuite and adjoining single bedroom; 1 twin bedroom with ensuite. Private courtyard with BBQ, sun loungers, outside dining. Shared swimming pool with a few other properties.

Chez Grelon: **This is quite a distance from Longeveau; please refer to Longeveau’s website for further info** 2 double bedrooms , 1 of these is ensuite. 1 children’s bedroom with 3 single beds. Family bathroom. Own outdoor heated swimming pool. Terrace. Large garden. Outdoor dining areas.

Seven cottages each sleeping 8 people:

La Loge: 2 double bedrooms with ensuite shower room and W.C. 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with separate bath and shower. Terrace and BBQ area at front of cottage.

L’Ecurie: 2 double bedrooms with ensuite. 2 twin bedrooms (that can be made into doubles). Shower room with W.C. Garden with sun loungers, BBQ and outside dining.

Le Cottage: **under refurbishment, please refer to Longeveau’s website for more information**

L’Emilienne: 4 ensuite bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 twins that can be made into doubles). One of the twin bedrooms is accessible with walk-in shower. Property has its own 10m x 5m heated outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers. Large stone BBQ and terrace with sofas and outdoor dining area.

Chez Jean: 2 double bedrooms with ensuite. 2 twin bedrooms (can be doubles). 1 extra bath/shower room. Private enclosed garden with BBQ, sun loungers, outside dining.

Maison Micheline: 2 double bedrooms with ensuite. 2 twin bedrooms (can be doubles); 1 of these is ensuite. Small private garden. Terrace with BBQ and outside dining.

Le Merisier: 2 double bedrooms; 1 of these is in separate part of the cottage, with a separate staircase. 2 twin rooms. 2 shower rooms with W.C. Own heated swimming pool. Large garden fully enclosed. Terrace with covered dining area and built-in BBQ.

Facilities

As well as it being an idyllic and stunning setting in which children can play and roam throughout the grounds, there is also a range of excellent child-friendly facilities at Longeveau.

You can enjoy daily swimming in a 12 metre (40 foot) heated pool which sits next to a children’s splash pool for the youngest visitors.

A children’s play area in the grounds is a space for the kids to have lots of outdoor fun.  Longeveau is also home to a children’s playhouse, and kids may find a fancy dress box for that all-important imaginary play.

There are plenty of opportunities for sport at Longeveau including a tennis club and a golf club.  In addition to this a lovely renovated old building has been turned into a ‘sports barn’. This can be used for a number of different sports such as football, rounders, tennis and basketball, of which the latter two have their own compact courts (including low down hoops - ideal for kids!).  Other available activities at Longeveau include boules, table tennis, and a pool table.

There is a weekly outdoor cinema session which shows child-friendly films for the whole family

Longeveau’s on-site bar with a terrace gives you a chance to chill out with a cup of coffee during the daytime, or a glass of something cold in the evenings.  It’s the venue for various music and entertainment throughout the year plus a big screen for those wishing to watch major sporting events on television.

Families are also brilliantly catered for at an on-site restaurant, with a selection of organic baby food, lunchbox options for kids, and mini portions of grown-ups’ meals available.  Breakfast foods (pastries and bread) can also be ordered and collected to take to eat in your cottage…yum!

 

Longeveau also offers a babysitting service which is available to pre-book in advance. There is also a daytime creche run by an experienced and qualified leader available for those visiting between May and October who have little ones aged 0-6 years.

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    Kayaking on the river Dronne
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  • Ecuries Des Chênes

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  • St. Émilion

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  • Golf d'Aubeterre

    Our own nine hole FFG golf course.
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  • Etang Vallier

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