The Voltaire Bed & Breakfast
In the heart of the Poitou Charentes countryside, 60 km south of the Loire is the small medieval town of Airvault. Here we offer a warm relaxed welcome to, The Voltaire, our 19th Century mansion home ideally located either for those requiring an overnight stop on their way to south west France or for a longer stay for those wishing to explore the area, which has much to offer.
Situated in the centre of Airvault, there are 5 large individually styled and furnished kingsize and twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Luxuriously thick bath sheets and hand towels are supplied. Each bedroom has either a kingsized bed or twin single beds with deep sprung mattresses and are provided with 100% cotton bed linen and high thread count soft Egyptian cotton duvet covers. There is ample space to store or hang your clothes and a TV, DVD player, hairdryer and easy chairs are provided in each room. We can put a temporary bed in your room to accommodate a child under 12.
The emphasis is that you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us and benefit from the 'soft` air and comfort of which has resulted in guests sleeping for longer than they expected! As a result of this breakfast can be served as late as 11.30am.
There is plenty of communal space for you to relax in, including a cosy library, with an open fire lit in winter, which has a selection of books and board games available, and a sitting room styled in a cooler manner which has a more tranquil atmosphere, as well as a large dining room.
The outside space is there to be enjoyed - a rear garden benefits from the early morning sun which provides an ideal place to enjoy breakfast on the lawn. As the sun moves round the garden goes into shade during the hottest part of the day so that it remains cooler. The area in the front of the house, with a free standing swimming pool, enjoys the sun throughout the day and is a real sun trap.
Being in the centre of a rural town, with it's stunning architecture, most amenities are available within a short walk, including bakeries, butchers shops, restaurants (the closest of which is next door)and bars, banks (with cash machines), a chemist and a market every Saturday morning selling local produce.
Breakfast is continental with freshly locally baked croissants and baguettes, jam, Airvault honey and homemade marmalade, fruit juice, coffee, tea (our own unique blend) and chocolate.
Evening meals are available on request, and include 4 courses, wine and coffee. We try to keep things seasonal and local, so your fare will vary from day to day and according to the time of year.
Surrounded by historic towns and villages, beautiful countryside and swimming lakes as well as large attractions such as Futuroscope - the virtual reality theme park, Vallee des Singes - the monkey park where you can roam with the monkeys, Puy du Fou - the medieval theme park with their various spectaculars and La Venise Verte - Marais Poitevins intricate waterway system that can be explored by flat bottomed boats.
Also being only 60 km south of the Loire valley, there are the many chateaux and vineyards to be explored. This is just a small taster of what the area has to offer and more details can be found on our website.
1 night including Continental breakfast 1 person 55€ 2 persons 60€
Extra night including Continental breakfast 1 person 55€ 2 persons 60€
Children under 2 free. We are able to provide a travel cot by prior arrangement.
Additional person per room 10€ (under 12's only)
We are pleased to offer a 10% discount on accommodation for stays of 3 nights or more.
Evening meals are available by prior request and include 4 courses with wine and/or soft drinks and coffee.
Adults 22€ Children under 12 12€
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This page was last updated: 24 June 2010