Accommodation

We have four gites to choose from, each with its own distinctive style and character. La Vigne, Le Pressoir and Le Liege all have one bedroom. Le Chai has two bedrooms.

The gites at Le Raby are set within a walled courtyard and each property is completely self-contained. Great care was taken during the extensive renovation of these centuries-old farm buildings to preserve the original features and character. The thick stone wall construction, together with terracotta floors keep the gites cool in summer and help retain the heat in winter.

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Painted shutters, typical in the Charente adorn the windows and doors and they also assist with temperature control. To ensure you have a comfortable stay, each gite contains:

  • A welcome pack
  • A fully equipped kitchen including “Ottoni Fabbrica” electric kettle; “Nespresso” coffee machine; induction hob; electric oven and fridge/freezer
  • A shower room
  • Hairdryer
  • An electric towel warmer
  • Bath, hand and pool towels
  • King-size bed; Le Chai also has two large single beds
  • “Silentnight 1850” premier pocket sprung 30 cm deep mattresses
  • Duvets and pillows from “the Duvet Store” in Scotland, hand-filled with “Dacron Comforel” hollowfibre
  • An electric fan
  • T.V. with UK channels
  • 3G/4G internet access
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor table and chairs
  • Electric radiators and/or flame effect fires
  • Combined smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

There is also a communal laundry room containing a Miele washing machine and tumble drier; iron and ironing board; hoover, mops and cleaning equipment.

Bicycles are available.

Guaranteed tranquillity for adults looking for a child-free, pet-free holiday

Le Raby is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle and stress of everyday life. It has been described by guests as the ideal place for a “digital detox”. To ensure tranquillity and privacy, we only take one booking at a time.

If you are on holiday with your friends or family, from time to time you may still need your own space; some of us are night owls and some of us are early birds; so at Le Raby it also means that you have your own place to be yourself, escape to with your own living and kitchen space for privacy and most importantly your own bathroom so no fighting for the shower or toilet.

Our property is unsuitable for young children, so we can only take bookings for guests over 16 years of age and do not accept pets. We also respectfully ask you to observe a no-smoking policy within the gites.

 

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LA VIGNE is a detached cosy one bedroomed gite that has its own private covered terrace, which is perfect for watching the sun rise, for breakfast or shade in the heat of the day or to enjoy a glass of wine or BBQ. The ground floor consists of an open-plan living room with kitchen area and a separate shower room. The bedroom, with beamed ceiling, is upstairs with a door to an external staircase leading straight onto the terrace.

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LE PRESSOIR is the largest of the 1-bedroomed gites, with a view down the courtyard to the pool. Le Pressoir is attached to Le Chai but remains entirely private. It has a large ground-floor open-plan living room, kitchen and dining area with patio doors that open onto the courtyard. A spiral staircase leads to the large bedroom with an en-suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe.

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LE LIEGE is attached to the other end of Le Chai and has patio doors leading to an external staircase with direct access to a large private courtyard, which is home to a number of artefacts from the property’s cognac-production days – a perfect spot for breakfast, sunbathing or a BBQ. Le Liege has a studio-style layout with an open-plan living room / kitchen / dining area / bedroom with separate shower room – all on the ground floor.

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LE CHAI is the largest of our gites and has two bedrooms – one double and one with two single beds. On the ground floor there is a W.C., a large living room with a full-height original exposed-beamed ceiling, a separate dining area and two sets of patio doors – one leading to the courtyard, the other to a private garden area with a BBQ and a view to the forest. There is a fully fitted separate kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave and this too has a view to the garden and forest. Upstairs, both bedrooms have beamed ceilings, an en-suite shower room and a view over the vines to the forest.

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Outside

The 11 x 3 metre pool is available from May to October and is for the exclusive use of guests in the gites. It receives the sun all day through to sunset, but is heated as needed to maintain a minimum temperature.

Sunbeds are provided and various chairs and tables are dotted around the courtyard. There is an undercover au-vent seating and dining area and a pool shower and toilet.

You also have use of a boules/pétanque court and a giant-sized chess set, which you’ll find in the centre of the courtyard.

And if you fancy venturing out, bicycles are available for a leisurely ride along the neighbouring country lanes.

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