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Beautifully Restored 5 Bedroomed Farmhouse sleeps 10 with private heated pool



Updated: 24-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Wcs 3 Reception Rooms Kithchen

Le Poteau has 5 bedrooms on the 1st floor, 2 super king doubles with en suite bathrooms, 1 double with en suite shower room and 1double room and twin room sharing a bathroom. There is also a separate WC.

On the ground floor there is a large entrance hall with the stairs leading to the 1st floor, good sized sitting room with satellite TV, WC, Utility room with washing machine, Large well equipped kitchen. beautifully beamed Dining room with large table and seating for at least 10, and very large vaulted well furnished salon with vaulted ceiling and over looking mezzanine.

Outside the front door there's a large terrace and courtyard with plenty of parking, and beyond 1 hectare of enclosed gardens, and a 12 x 6m heated swimming pool with sun loungers. Beside the pool there is a barn with a small kitchen , BBQ, and table for al fresco dining. Behind the barn is another area where you can sit and have a drink, or eat, and enjoy the superb sunsets.

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About the Owner

Liz Butler
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Beautiful French Proerty with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Le Poteau is a superb French Barn Conversion, we were a family of 10 and the house had everything we needed . The swimming pool was perfect, with the outside kitchen and eating areas we barely used the wonderful indoor rooms. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed to cater for a large group.

There are lots of lovely French towns and villages within a short drive.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house with such a huge amount of space!!

  • 5 of 5

This house suited us perfectly-we were a family of 7 and the younger members of the party loved having their own part of the house; leaving the four adults to the two master bedrooms! Brilliant!

The downstairs is gigantic; some rooms we never used as the garden is huge. We ate at a different table (with diff views!) most nights and having the outdoor kitchen by the pool was great for an evening bbq!

We found we used Iles Jourdain for our big shop and then stocked up in the village-the breakfast run took less than 10 minutes.

The house location is very peaceful-being in the middle of nowhere helps. The photos of this house don't do it justice-think big; think quietness; think relaxing holiday beside the pool!

Thank you so much, we'll be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le Poteau

  • 5 of 5

A very well thought out property, finished to a high standard. We've stayed in a lot of places in this part of France and Le Poteau is the best we've seen. Great social spaces but plenty of room for privacy if desired. Surrounded by sunflower fields and not another building in sight.

Owner and local representatives all friendly and helpful.

Sunsets over a glass of wine in one of the three outdoor seating areas are a fantastic way to wind down the evening.

All in all a great set up for a relaxing family ( 9 of us in comfort) holiday, but local shops a bit too far to walk or cycle due to the hill down in to Availles.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to see that others enjoy it as we do.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers or Limoges at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Availles Limouzine at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo Or Caen at 450 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Junien at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Poitiers at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Poitiers at 60 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Availles Limouzine at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Rochelle at 160 Kilometres Car: necessary

Le Poteau is a beautifully restored farmhouse, with a pool and large garden, in a quiet rural position about 5 kms from Availles Limouzine which sits on the banks of the very lovely River Vienne. Poitiers and Futuroscope are about an hours drive away. Limoges, famous for its porcelain, is also an hours drive. The village of Oradour sur Glane, destroyed in World War 2 by the SS is preserved in a ruined state, a poignant memorial that should not be missed, is about 40 minutes by car.

Other places of interest to visit include Chauvigny, Saint-Savain and Montmorillon.

Besides the good walking in the area of Le Poteau there is the lovely area of the Monts de Blond about half an hour's drive.

For the motor racing enthusiast the Cicuit de Val De Vienne is 5 minutes away.

There are 3 golf courses less than an hour away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 24-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 300 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • The bathrooms are all large and well equipped.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, ensuite bath & shower seperate WC
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, ensuite bath & shower, seperate C
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, ensuite shower & WC
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, shared bathroom
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, shared bathroom
  • All bedrooms are finished to a high standard with good quality linen provided. A cot is available and can be put in whichever room it is required. 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

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