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1 of 3 Gites set in 2 lovely acres-Pool-Games field -Wifi-lots to see/do nearby

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Woodland views,sun-trap shared Pool,Games field,Boules,Croquet, friendly Hens

Named after the gorgeous Wisteria which drapes along the front of this very spacious 4 bedroom House .Comfortably sleeps 8 plus Cot as required. This House is a great choice for the larger family and is perfect for 2 families holidaying together.

Opened in 2011,this House is well -furnished and generously equipped to ensure an enjoyable stay.

DOWNSTAIRS

The Kitchen/Diner is well appointed with Cooker ( gas hob/electric oven), Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Washing Machine, Coffee Machine,Toaster and Kettle.

Entrance hall with stairway (stairgate at top) to 2 of the bedrooms.

A spacious Lounge (34sqm ),with large windows, beams and woodburner.

Well equipped with UK TV (freesat), CD/DVD Player( and a selection of CDs and DVDs ).

Information pack and a large selection of books and games.

There is free WI-FI access.

Stairs (stairgate at top) to 2 further bedrooms.

UPSTAIRS

From entrance Hall - 1 double wood - panelled bedroom with original Oak beams with lovely views over the Woods.

Second bedroom overlooking our wildflower area at the rear of the property. Bunk beds.

Shower room with WC, washbasin , heated towel rail and shaver socket.

From Lounge stairs - 1 twin bedroom with oak floorboards overlooking the woods.

1 double bedroom with oak floorboards and wood - panelled ceiling and beams. Views again to the glorious woods.

Shower room with WC ,washbasin , heated towel rail and shaver socket.

OUTSIDE

At the front, across the chemin is a large private dining/relaxation area for alfresco meals with table and chairs and a BBQ, shaded by our prolific Walnut Tree. Adjacent to this is a sunny grassed private seating area with chairs, table and parasols.

Behind the Pool terrace, there are washing lines for each Gite.

POOL & GROUNDS

Set in a glorious sheltered sun trap, the large shared Pool ( 9m x 4.6 m and 1.2m deep) is surrounded by a large sun deck.Loungers, chairs and parasols are supplied for relaxing and sunbathing after a refreshing dip.

The tranquil setting is surrounded by woodland views.

There is a Paddling Pool and some toys available.

The Pool is covered at night, to preserve its temperature with daily opening and cleaning undertaken by ourselves.

The Pool is fully fenced , has a security gate, and is open from May until October.

There are a number of benches positioned around the site to take in the fantastic views.

At the top of the site, is our large well-equipped Games field where you can enjoy - Football,TableTennis, Badminton.There are also a number of other bats and balls provided.

Organic veg ius available, at cost, from our feature 3 - tiered Potager, there is a Wildflower Maze, a Croquet lawn and a Boules Court. There are wonderful walks on our doorstep and we also have 3 adult bikes available.

Eggs from our friendly cheese loving Chickens are also available.

We are within an easy drive of two of the top theme park destinations in France , Futuroscope at Poitiers,which has a large number of interactive games,rides and attractions, and Puy du Fou which has a 'Hollywood style' outdoor gladiator and viking shows, falconry exhibitions and a spectacular outdoor 'sound & light' show in the evening.

The Marais Poitevin (Venise Verte),is a fascinating area of meadows and marshlands, criss-crossed by canals and rivers where you can hire a boat and spend the day meandering through the waterways. Coulon is an excellent starting point, and from here you can also take a ride on the Pibalou miniature train.

At the seaward edge of the Marais, there are opportunities to go birdwatching and there are beautiful beaches at the seaside resorts of Les Sables-d'Olonne and La Tranche.

South of Chalans, strong muscles will be needed to pedal the Velo-Rail trucks along the disused tracks - 2 to pedal and 2 can relax as passengers!

For steam railway enthusiasts, there is also the Chemin de Fer de la Vendee at Mortagne sur Sevres 10km from Cholet,a 22km stretch of track, complete with dining car and a small museum.

As you would expect in France, there are a number of opportunities for cycling - the Tourist Offices often have informative leaflets about routes.There is a cycleway running the length of the Vendee coast and 60miles of cycle tracks on the Ile de Re (La Rochelle) - with a Velo-Bus to come back on if required!

Also very popular is hiring bikes to explore the Marais Poitevin - excellent flat easy riding.

Within 30 mins drive there is an excellent 18-hole golf course at Mazieres-en-Gatine, overlooked by a spectacular chateau.

Locally, there are several 'plans d'eau' which have a large lake for swimming, usually with a man-made beach and waterslide and many activities such as pedalos, water sports, crazy golf - something for all the family.

For the fishermen/women, the fantastic Pescalis, Europe's premier fishing complex is just 10 minutes drive away. It has more than 250 acres of lakes with carp up to 25 kilos!

Only 10 mins away is the Parc Aventure, tree-top fun for all ages and very popular with our visitors, and an excellent Karting track.

For something 'completely different' travel underground at the Faymoreau Mining Centre,and don't miss the beautiful stained glass in the Chapel.

There are many walks in the area - a number to take from Les Glycines Gites. There is a route which takes you through the many Apple Orchards that surround us and slightly further afield, one which tracks the 'famous 'Chabichou' goats cheese.

Just north of L'Absie is the Rocher Branlant - the 'rocking rock'-a huge balanced boulder which moves very slightly when pushed!

The Forest of Secondigny is the meeting place of 2 Santiago de Compostela routes (GR364 and GR36 - which starts in Plymouth).

Of course, there is always shopping.....

Local Markets in the area, of which, there are many for each day of the week, and a fantastically rich way to experience French life and Food - look out for Goats cheese, melons, Parthenay beef and Pineau des Charentes.

Likewise, a brilliant experience , are the numerous 'Vide-Greniers' (literally loft emptying) the 'Car boots' of France

The 'Departement' of Deux-Sevres,is so called after the two rivers which run through it- the Sevre Nantaise and the Sevre Niortaise. There are many lakes and waterways throughout our area which make delightful walks, and create dramatic settings for a number of the local towns and cities.

Only 25 minutes away is the lovely medieval town of Parthenay with numerous half-timbered houses, museums and historic Churches. A ramble through its streets is a must.

Niort , a similar distance, with its trendy and traditional shops and lively market, filled with a huge variety of fresh produce including seafood and patisserie. Poitiers also has a medieval centre and a number of architecturally interesting churches,including the ancient Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand, which was completed in 1049.

The picturesque seaside resort and port of La Rochelle with its beautiful beach, many shops and variety of restaurants is readily accessible.

In the forest of Mervant, Vouvant claims to be one of the prettiest villages in France, and it certainly makes for an interesting walk. The Melusine Tower provides a panoramic view over the village and surrounding countryside - it also has a fascinating story attached - look out for the Fairy Melusine with her serpent tail.

If even more ancient history is your thing, then the important megalithic site of the Tumulus de Bougon with its combination of 5 tumuli,museum and reconstructions will be a must to visit.

Very near to Les Glycines ,are the medieval ruins of the Abbey of L'Absie,which is associated with Eleanor of Aquitaine, the wife of Henry ll .

At Secondigny, less than15 minutes away, not only is there a superb lake with fishing, restaurant and activities, but a beautifully restored Church of some note.

At St Maixent-L'Ecole there is a reconstructed Gothic abbey church worthy of a trip.

With more 'ornate' architecture in mind our nearest Chateau is at Coulonges sur L'Autize, conveniently situated in the centre of the town ,with the Chateau et Jardin Medieval de la Guyonniere just to the east of us ( south of Parthenay).

To the North is the renaissance Chateau d'Oiron and the magnificent Chateau at Saumur, with its stupendous views over the Loire, can make a magnificent day out.

More Details

Owner
Anne Tarrant, Les Glycines Gites
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Anne Tarrant, Les Glycines Gites

We purchased Les Glycines Gites in July 2010 having both been self-employed in the UK . Anne's business was Heaven Scent Herbs - making speciality Mustards, Ray ran an educational evaluation consultancy. We moved from Devon with our two Burmese Cats, Merlot and Muscat ( now 15!).

Anne Tarrant, Les Glycines Gites purchased this house in 2010

Why Anne Tarrant, Les Glycines Gites chose Vernoux-en-Gâtine

The immediate impact of the lovely setting in a peaceful wooded valley of Les Glycines Gites was the reason we fell for this property. We could also see the great potential for developing the Gites and Grounds to give Holiday makers a truly great experience. We renovated our House and developed the third Gite - extended the Pool decking, improved the outdoor eatring areas ( 2 for each gite ) ,made a small communal garden,created a Wildflower Meadow Maze,a three- tiered Organic Potager, Boules Court,Chicken Pen ( we have 6 lovely ladies who produce the most delicious eggs), greatly improved the Wifi ( free) etc

What makes this house unique

The beautiful and relaxing setting. The rich soundscape - birdsong, rippling brook. The sunny days and warm evenings . The position which is convenient for all travel options and for many wonderful days out. The lovely wooded valleys.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Oak floored with views across to the Woods. Cots available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Views across to the Woods
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk bedroom with views over the Wildflower Meadow
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Pannelled double with woodland views. Cots available
  • One set of Bedrooms and Shower room are accessible from the Hall staircase, whilst the other set are accessible from the Lounge staircase. An excellent separation for 2 families holidaying together. There are stairgates at the top of each set of stairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
During July/August we have daily fresh bread deliveries from a local artisdan baker - delicious Pain au Raisins etc... Feeding the Chickens ( much loved by children of all ages) - trying their delcious eggs! Organic vegetables are also available for a small charge. We live on site, so are able to give advice,book restaurants and make your stay as comfortable as possible.

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Location

Nearest Airport
89 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
l'Absie
Nearest Ferry
291 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Mazieres-en-gatine
Nearest Train
38 Kilometres
Niort
Nearest Motorway
33 Kilometres
A83
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
l'Absie
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: necessary

Poitou-Charentes is claimed to be the second sunniest region in France, and yes, we do get a great number of gloriously sunny days here with beautiful clear blue skies.

There are between 2000 and 2600 hours of sunshine each year with an average rainfall over the summer period at approximately 2/3rds of the UK.

Statistics aside, it is the afternoons and the evenings that are particularly warm and clear - just right for relaxing al fresco.

In Spring we enjoy the freshness of the countryside and the beautiful chorus of Birdsong. Summer can be hot - but we have plenty of shade and our lovely Pool to cool down in. The Autumn is usually very warm, bright and dry - with small Butterflies still feeding on the Wild Thyme in late October . All year round, you will enjoy the truly peaceful surroundings and our rich wildlife.

Our location in this beautiful rural environment, is an ideal base for exploring the area, whether holidaying or house-hunting.

Within an hour's radius you can access the Atlantic Coast, Futuroscope, Poitiers and Puy du Fou.

Within half an hour you can reach the cities of Niort, Parthenay, the beautiful 'Green Venice' of the Marias Poitevin, Vouvant and the Mervent Forest.

Even closer, there are adventure parks, lakeside beaches with pedalos and kayaking, karting,horseriding,Pescalis the huge fishing complex, and , importantly ,a number of good restaurants.

There are many glorious walks on our very doorstep!

We have 3 adult bikes onsite to take advantage of our lovely surrounding countryside ( maps available).

Masses of varied local wildlife including - Buzzards,Owls,Golden Oriel,Firecrest,Kingfishers etc, Wildfowl,Lizzards and Bullfrogs,many Butterflies enjoying our own Wildflower meadow.

Lovely lively Red Squirrels.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Stay tax £0.35 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Rates include electricity,gas,bed linen, hand and t-towels, plus a 'Welcome Pack' for weekly stays. Bath towels are available to hire on site at 15€ per week for 4 towels.We have CotsCot Mattresses,High Chairs, and other Baby equipment available - but please bring your own cot bed linen.
Discounts are available for booking more than 1 Gite - please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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