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Beautifully Restored Country House With Private Pool



Updated: 29-Sep-2016
House In Villemain, Deux Sevres, Poitou-charentes, France - 3 Bedroom Home

The village of Villemain is situated in one of the sunniest parts of France and close to the town of Chef Boutonne where there are two Supermarkets, restaurant, cafes and Patisseries, Boulangeries, along with the weekly fresh produce market on Saturdays. Renovated to a high standard this detached Maison de Maitre has three bedrooms, the main bedroom has a super king bed and ensuite shower room, there is a king size bedroom and a bedroom with two double size beds that share a family bathroom. This arrangement makes the house ideal for families, also offering extra accommodation for friends and other family members. A spacious living room with English TV and DVD player provides a comfortable place to relax. Also on the ground floor is a large utility room with washing machine, clothes dryer and microwave/vacuum/iron. The main entrance to the house faces the large private terrace and pool area with high quality security fencing to prevent access to small children. The private pool benefits from a shallow end, perfect for younger children and a deep end for keen divers, beyond nightly covering to retain heat the pool is self regulating and professionally maintained. Adjacent to the pool is a BBQ area furnished with tables and chairs to enable al fresco dining - breakfast,croissant or dinner with a glass of wine and there is also a covered area for those hot summer days when/if you prefer to dine in the shade. The surrounding grounds encompass a large accessible paddock area and pretty views out to the countryside.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

We bought the house initially as our family holiday retreat and have enjoyed many family holidays here and hope to continue to do so. We have renovated the house to a high standard over the years and have installed a beautiful pool with a filter injection system which maintains the high quality crystal clear water without overloading it with chlorine.

Speaks English

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From the Owner

Beautiful large house of significance set in a very peaceful rural environment allowing total tranquil peace and relaxation, very quiet indeed with fairly flat undulating countryside ideal for cycling, walking, running and general exploration.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Chef Boutonne is the source of the Boutonne River, which is popular for fishing. The site of the remains of the Chateau de Chef Boutonne is a place to get panoramic views over the countryside. There is a traditional market each week on a Saturday at La Place Cail. Close-by is the Chateau de Javerzay, a 16th century castle built in the Renaissance style and housing the Musee de la Coiffe (400 period bonnets and hats). There is a park with picnic facilities and a small lake close to the Chateau that offers fishing by permit. Also at Javerzay is the 12th century church and listed building L'Eglise Saint-Chartier, and the 19th century wash house, formerly the site of a fountain spring.There are two Supermarkets, one opens on Sunday mornings, Patisseries, Boulangerie, Restaurant and cafes.

Further Details:

The department of the Deux-Sèvres is part of the Poitou-Charentes region in western France and is the perfect place to unwind and relax.In the Deux-Sèvres, a land with a highly strategic past and steeped in history, the unspoilt landscapes shelter an outstanding heritage: some of Europe’s most imposing Tumuli, Romanesque churches, châteaux, museums. From the greens of the marsh to the walls of Parthenay, the Deux-Sèvres has many stories to tell, from the pyramids built in the Neolithic period to the tagging trends of the Middle Ages, not to mention the powerful cities that blossomed well before the Renaissance. Along these paths, astonishment is at every turn!

Quiet roads will lead you to unexpected places; rivers, lakes, forests, historic towns, small villages with colourful markets and, during the summer months, a range of festivals and events. There is also a biodiversity of flora and fauna here which is carefully preserved to keep the area unique.Known as one of France’s ‘Best Kept Secrets’ the Deux-Sèvres is the tranquil, laid-back, unspoilt department of the Poitou-Charentes, the second sunniest region in France. It is filled with lazy winding rivers, and is a region truly dedicated to relaxing, restful holidays in superb accommodation.Being an area devoted to farming, the markets in Deux-Sèvres are full of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and cheese. The list of main markets can be checked on the Comité Départemental de Tourisme des Deux-Sèvres web site.

Deux-Sèvres is the major producer of goats cheese in France and is readily available from ‘the farm’ as well as markets. Home to the beautiful waterways of Marais-Poitevin(mini Venice) and the historical towns like Parthenay bursting with history and culture. Other surrounding areas of interest to explore are Zoodyssee, a local nature and animal Park, La Vallee des Singes (Monkey Valley), Baudets du Poitou - Donkey Sanctury, Fururoscope - nr Poitiers,Chateau de la Roche Courbon...


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1 Jul 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

25% deposit paid to secure booking, final balance paid via bank transfer into uk account 8 weeks prior to start date of booking.

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Updated: 29-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Great location, not far from small market town, a small drive away.The House is totally private and not over looked with a super pool and terrace and BBQ area for out door dining.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bedroom has ensuite shower room. King size bedroom and bedroom with two double size beds share a family bathroom.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a super-king bed and ensuite shower room, there is a king size bedroom and a bedroom with two double size beds.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • The large farmhouse kitchen featuring a six ring gas top Range, electric oven and grill, granite worktops, large central island and dining area becomes the heart of the house for families who enjoy self catering.

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