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Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,336 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Vernoux-en Gatine Deux Sevres,Poitou Charentes, France.

The perfect rural retreat as a getaway for peace and quiet, stunning views and sunsets set in 1.6 hectares of private land.

Situated in a truly idyllic setting, surrounded by countryside on the border between the Deux-Sevres & the Vendee.

The area is well known for its outstanding beauty and we are surrounded by great walks and bike trails.

We are also a short walk away from the newly renovated traditional windmill, a great way to finish the day and watch the sunset.

We have a 1600m2 fenced carp pond which can be fished (basic fishing gear provided for your use).

The farm is situated 5-10 minutes away from two small towns that offer bars, restaurants, shops and pharmacies for all your amenities, and is a short 5 minute drive to the local horse riding school. We are close to Poitiers & La Rochelle airports, other attractions are all within a 60 minute drive.

A warm welcome awaits you from the large entrance hall. A total of 310m2 of living space. The house comprises of four bedrooms. The master bedroom with a king size bed and en-suite, two bedrooms with double beds and the last bedroom with two singles sleeping a maximum of 8 people. There is a large upstairs family bathroom with a shower cubical and bath as well as a downstairs shower room and toilet.

Downstairs consists of a large comfortable lounge to relax in (with Satellite TV & DVD player) which leads on to the games room with a pool table, air hockey and stereo to use at your leisure. Situated next to the lounge is a large spacious kitchen/diner with country style units, with double doors leading you outside to a pretty courtyard where you can sit back relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

Outside has a large solar heated pool (4 by 7 meters, 1.5 meters deep) with decking area and plenty of space to relax in the sun or shade.

More Details

Donna Cooper
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Vernoux-en-Gâtine in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3336 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Large family bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs shower room - Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs toilet - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(8 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful farmhouse, great countryside views-idyllic setting for a fantastic family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

A huge thank you to Dave & Donna for a wonderful stay in their lovely farmhouse. We arrived to a very clean , well presented house and a warm welcome from Dave - all the goodies were much appreciated and a lovely touch!

The house was perfect for us- a family of 5 ( kids aged 8 months, 5 & 7 ) & 2 grandparents. We were blessed with great weather, so spent most of our time around the lovely pool area and in the the extensive grounds surrounding the house. The kids loved riding their bikes around the driveway, catching fish in the pond/lake, bug hunting and swimming whilst us adults enjoyed lounging around the pool! We barbecued every evening and made great use of the various seating areas around the grounds- just perfect! However, had the weather not been on our side the house would have more than met our needs!!

If you're looking for a relaxing, 'get away from it all' holiday, this is the perfect place! We would happily recommend this property to anyone and we would love to return... we really didn't want to leave!!!!

Thanks again from the Guy family!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review ,we are so pleased you enjoyed your relaxing Holliday with us, and listening to the children having a nice time ,we look forward to seeing you all again in the near future . Donna Dave .
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Welcoming hosts and charming house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family of 3 and the house would have easily fitted many more. It was impeccably clean, comfortable and the pool was great too. There are many things to do in the region and I would warmly recommend asking David and Donna for their advice on where to visit as well as to eat. We hope to go back on a future holiday as we only really scratched the surface of this region's charm and potential.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you all in the near future.
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Immaculate, spacious property with a heated pool which was perfect for children

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after a long tiring journey with young children to a lovely warm welcome from David and Donna and were able to immediately settle into our home for the week. The property is amazing and had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday. We were provided with lots of information about the local area and ideas about things to do as well as recommendations. The pool was perfect for the children and adults to enjoy with plenty of seating for a spot of sunbathing too. We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at the property and would definitely recommend it for a relaxing family break.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments 'we are so pleased you all enjoyed your Holliday , we look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.
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Welcoming home from home

  • 5 of 5

This farmhouse is well worth a visit. The owners have beautifully restored the property to a very high standard. There are tastefully decorated rooms that are spacious and comfortable. There is a huge amount of outdoor space and a view of the rolling hills to die for with a beautiful windmill on the horizon. The pool was warm and welcoming in the hot weather and fenced to keep children safe as well as keeping the local wildlife out. If you are searching for an immaculate home from home this is the place. We are already thinking of returning after a fabulous week.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments,we are so pleased you enjoyed your Holliday ,we look forward to meeting you again in the near future. Dave Donna
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Beautiful Farmhouse in a relaxing, rural location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at the farmhouse, which was situated in a picturesque rural location. The pool and gardens were a particular feature and allowed us as a family to spend time having fun. During the evening the pool table also proved a great hit with the family. The farmhouse is beautifully decorated and has been thoughtfully equipped with everything you could wish for by the owners Dave and Donna. The farmhouse is also well positioned to explore the surrounding areas around Secondigny. We would recommend this rental to other families and is suitable for all. Donna and Dave provided us with a warm welcome and the welcome basket upon arrival was a lovely touch.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review we are so pleased You enjoyed your Holliday with us . It was a pleasure meeting you and your family.
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peace and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

we arrived to a very welcoming farmhouse mr and mrs cooper are such a lovely couple they made us so welcome throughtout our vaccation. we needed for nothing total bliss large rooms very clean pool games room tv lounge lovely bbq area and smashing pool and sun lounges. large fishing lake and theres plenty of lovely walks to go too .a flour mill is just about to open. lots of lovely places to visit. shops and village 10 mins drive. lots of info of where to visit and eat out. 10 out of 10. will love to come back to stay again soon. Brian Boreham and family

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The impressive coastal town of La Rochelle is about one half hours drive as are the beaches of st Vincent sur jard or Tranche sur mer on the vendee coast which are easily visited for day.

Spectacular stretches of Atlantic coastline,from the family friendly resorts of Royan, to the quieter beaches on the lie de Re and the lie de Oleron are also within easy reach.

There is also a man-made beach by a lake only 20 minuets away near Fonteny La Compte.

The region is excellent for country walks and cycling.We are on the Vendee border,which enjoys its own micro climate and has some of the sunniest weather in france.Within a 60 minuete drive you can visit two of the best theme parks in france Futurescope and Puy du Fou,witch we visit every year it is amazing..For something more leisurely there is Venise Vert Le Maraise Poitevin.Chateaux, abbeys, and beautiful unspoilt villages.Parthenay medival village ,Fontenay le compte Thouars Aivault, Bressuire has a amaxing chateaux, and St loup-sur Thouet, each have their architecture and cultual events.Airvault features a regular Saturday morning market in july hosts a world music and dance festival.St Loup-Sur Thouet is a typical old french village with a lovely chateaux and a great pizzerie; Thouars hosts a blues festival in April each year.

Local town of L;Absie is a 5 minuete drive away and has a supermarket pharmacy,banks,post office boulangery,bars and restaurants.

Larger towns Parthenay Niort and Bressuire are under an hour away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Vernoux-en-Gâtine, Poitou-Charentes

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time is after 4pm and we ask that you leave by 10 am on the day of departure to allow the house to be prepared for the next guests arrival. Prices are for the rental of the property per week and is inclusive of gas, electricity,bed linen,
towels,tea towels,A non-refundable deposit of 25% secures booking with final payment to be made 6 weeks before arrival date.If booking
less than 6 weeks before then the full payment is required at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.