Do you need that break to slow down and read a book with the sizzling of an open fire or play the piano, or do you feel the need to take a relaxing stroll in the peace of the countryside? Staying at the Château de Lerse allows you to do just that, among the 105 hectares of gently undulating hills surrounding the property, located 6 km south of Blanzac-Porcheresse, just 30min from Angoulême.
Owners Roel and Mic welcome guests to their elegant 15th century home, with a choice of four comfortably appointed rooms. All of the spacious guest rooms are located on the first floor of the château and feature king-size beds, areas for relaxation plus en-suite bathrooms. On the groundfloor are several living rooms. Whatever your personal taste of preference, the château is confident that everyone will find contentment here.
Gourmet breakfasts are served in one of the château’s dining rooms or outside on the inner courtyard.
Guests are invited to enjoy a delicious meal (reservation required).
You will be welcomed by Joss and Karine, responsable for the guests.
The gîte is created to accommodate six people, again in considerable comfort. It is a single-storey house with two bedrooms, a large living area, kitchen and fireplace. Overlooking a shaded terrace equipped with garden furniture and barbecue, it offers a haven of peace and relaxation.
The castle has four spacious rooms with a private bathroom on the first floor. Each room will be provided with a small sitting-room and a desk, allowing guests to stay or work in all tranquility. The best room has a VI-spring bed, the Rolls Royce among the beds. All handmade beds measure 2m by 2.1m.
On the ground floor there are three sitting-rooms, one of which contains a grand piano and a hifi installation. The other sitting-room has a dining-table and a bar. There is also a library with a TV and DVD-player and a separate dining-room. All of the rooms may be reserved for the guests.
THE NEW CONCEPT : FARM TO TABLE
Joss serves breakfast, lunch as well as a gastronomic dinner. His capable hands can transform the rich harvest of the biological castle kitchen garden as well as the best regional products into a delicious dish. A lust for the palate!
The castle offers great views. The front square, the courtyard and the yard with its old linden-tree, some surprising corners. In fair weather all of these spots turn every meal taken outside into a breathtaking experience!
The gite is situated behind the castle and can accommodate maximum 6 persons.
It has two bedrooms. One of them with a luxurious twin bed, the other one with 4 large single beds which can be organized at the guest’s choice. There is a bathroom, a room with dining-table, a sitting-room and a kitchen.
On the property there are some wild camping sites. Water and electricity can be provided on the spot. The campsite sanitary facilities are close to the outbuildings and are at a distance of several 100 metres.
Vegetables and fruits out of the kitchen garden, beverages and some basic household products can be bought.
The castle offers a lot of space for the guests. It invites them to play the piano, listen to music, rest, organize meetings or even help on the farm.
Great walks can be made through the forests and meadows. The landscape is hilly and challenging for cyclists.
There are 2 vespas available to discover the nearby picturesque villages, medieval churches and local markets.
For the sporty types there is jogging, cycling, table tennis and indoor power training (Fit-Vibe) on the property.
Information about all kinds of car excursions can be provided.
There is a possibility to start a balloon ride on the grounds of the castle. There is a ULM airport in the neighbourhood.
A 30 minutes’ drive away you can hire a pleasure boat for the weekend, a midweek or a week to travel along the river Charente.
The Charente landscape is unspoilt and well-kept, featuring small villages, large country houses and castles.
There are some well-known activities as the International Stripfestival, the Oldtimer weekend, the International Festival of Chamber Music in Charente.
The famous Cognac Houses can be visited, there are music festivals, a jumping weekend and a lot more is waiting here for you. See calendar.
Chambres d'hôtes, breakfast included :
Room ‘Grande Champagne’ : 235€ (LS 180)
Room ‘Petite Champagne’ : 180€ (LS 160)
Room ‘Borderies’ : 205€ (LS 170)
Room ‘Fins Bois’ : 165€ (LS 140)
Room in front of the house 'Le Pigeonnier' : 220€ (BS 180€)
Séjour tax :0,30€
An extra bed in the room : 50€ Breakfast included
Low season from 1st of November until 31st of March, except Christmas holidays
'Tables d'hôtes' on reservation 48 hours before
Dinner : 40 to 50€ without drinks
Gîte : (sheets and towels included) maximum 6 persons
per night : 300€ (LS 200€)
per week : 950€ (LS 650€)
The cottage must be left in the state equivalent to that of arrival
or you can choose a Cleaning Forfait 80€.
Camping site (water and electricity included)
price per night for 2 people : 30€
per extra person : 5€
1/2 day 45€, 80€ for two Vespas
1 day 90€, 160€ for two Vespas
We sell vegetables, fruit and fruit juice out of the kitchen garden,
also beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic and meat of our cows.
We sell some handmade furniture. We can make some on command.
Journeys with a theme on reservation :
- initiation with a professional 'oenologue' of Saint-Emilion, only in weekends
- arts and tastes : learn how to peint, to play an instrument .. meet an artist with the meal
- sports and tastes : go for a ride with your bicycle of our Vespas with a 'panier Pique Nique'.
We can offer a range of excursions, we can organise your journey.
known events in Charente :
Festival International de la Bande Dessinée - Angoulême
Festival International de Musique de Chambre - Angoulême
Musiques Métisses - Angoulême
Les Sarabandes - Douzat
Blues Passions - Cognac
Fête du Cognac - Cognac
Coupe d'Europe de Montgolfières - Mainfonds
Arts et Traditions Populaires du Monde - Confolens
Les nuits de la musique à Aubeterre
Le Jumping International à Chalais
Festival du film francophone - Angoulême
Coup de Chauffe - Cognac
Circuit des remparts - Angoulême
Piano en Valois - Charente
Gastronomades - Angoulême