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A three bedroom, pet and family-friendly 17th Century Cottage in a quiet hamlet.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom pet and family-friendly cottage in tranquil hamlet in the Deux Sevres

Our property is situated in a small tranquil hamlet, surrounded by farmland and open fields on the rural Deux Sevres/Vienne border. Lezay, a small market town, with a selection of shops and a supermarket, and two weekly markets is within 5 minutes’ drive.

The property has been lovingly restored with pretty green shutters, and many original features, including two wood burning stoves.

Opening into a large open hallway with exposed flagstone floors, the cottage has a spacious feel with doors off to the sitting room and fully fitted country kitchen/dining room. Off the kitchen is a large utility room/second kitchen, containing double oven.

Upstairs there are three en-suite bedrooms – an L-shaped room with king sized bed and shower room, a spacious double bedroom with bathroom and a twin bedroom with bunk bed and en-suite w.c. and basin.

Outside is a small South facing well-manicured garden, a large barn and a patio area for dining alfresco. Watch the wide selection of birds in the garden and even the red squirrels, whilst sipping a cool glass of rosé!



Large open hallway with exposed flagstone floors and doors leading to the cosy sitting room and kitchen (there is also an office which is kept locked as it is used only by the owners for storage). A narrow wooden staircase leads to the first floor.

Kitchen/dining room with wood burning stove, 5 ring gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, ‘Belfast’ style sink, washing machine, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, large farmhouse style table & 6 chairs. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of cupboard space, glasses & mugs, cutlery & crockery, pots, pans & utensils, condiments.

Step leading down to:

Second kitchen/utility containing double fan oven & grill, microwave, hoover, iron & ironing board & a selection of picnic equipment.

Sitting room with inglenook fireplace containing wood burning stove (currently not useable), flagtone floor, 3-piece suite, TV with Freeview run though a SKY box, selection of books, games & DVD’s.


Large landing with sloping ceiling leading off to 3 en-suite bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 is L-shaped with exposed beams & king-sized bed, wardrobe & chest of drawers. En-suite shower room with shower, basin & w.c.

Bedroom 2 is a spacious room with exposed beams (there are low beams in this room), double bed, curtained wardrobe area & chest of drawers. En-suite bathroom with bath & separate shower cubicle, basin & w.c.

Bedroom 3 with exposed beams, single bunk bed, clothes rail & chest of drawers. En-suite storage area with wash hand basin & w.c.


Pretty French-style wrought iron gates leading to a private gravel parking area outside the property and a small South facing garden. There is a large barn which can be used for parking, a storage barn and a patio area for dining alfresco. A selection of sun loungers and a barbeque, together with two adult bicycles and a dart board are available for guests to use. Small inflatable plunge pool (3m diameter) is also available on request.

Visitor suitability

Due to the uneven flagstones and narrow staircase, unfortunately this property is not suitable for the disabled. Please be careful with young children.

We welcome well-behaved dogs.

A car is necessary as the cottage is in a rural hamlet with no facilities.

Please note this is a no-smoking cottage.

More Details

Mrs Paula Purslow
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Mrs Paula Purslow

We have been holidaying in France for many years and love the pace and culture of the country, so much so that when we both left the ‘rat race’ in 2015 we decided to look for our own holiday home.

In October 2015 we bought our lovely cottage and have enjoyed making it ready for our guests and spending time there ourselves, alone and with friends. We have also made friends in the area.

At home in the UK we enjoy country living – we have 3 chickens a rabbit and a very naughty cat!

Mrs Paula Purslow purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Mrs Paula Purslow chose Bonneuil

We chose this property as we wanted a lovely tranquil retreat, yet immersed in village life.

What makes this cottage unique

Peaceful nights and bird song.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bonneuil in Sainte-Soline

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Chambre 1 - Lavender Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Chambre 2 - The Beamed Room - 1 Double Bed , There are low beams in this room
    Chambre 3 - The Children's Bedroom - 2 Child Bed , Bunk bed sleeping 2 children
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming


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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
360 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
46 Kilometres
Niort Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
N10 Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: necessary

LEZAY is traditionally recognised for its markets, particularly the cattle market which takes place every Tuesday morning, and the farmers market in the town centre which sells local produce. A big open market also occupies the centre. There is also an open air swimming pool and park.

COUHÉ is situated approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the house and has a long pretty street and a number of good restaurants.

ROM is within a 5 minute drive (or pleasant cycle ride). Rom is a sweet little village with a small Roman museum. The museum has a small collection of Gallo-Roman artefacts discovered during excavations of old 'Rauranum' (Rom's ancient name) and the Sainte-Soline bridge. In Roman times, today's town of Rom was a major crossroads on the imperial road connecting Poitiers to Saintes. Outside there are a few Roman style games for children.

The Roman town of MELLE is approximately 20 minutes’ drive and is on one of the more important pilgrimage routes to Santiago di Compostella. It also has larger supermarkets, banks, and some very nice restaurants. The church of Saint-Hilaire, notable for the large amount of ornamentation and carvings, is also worth a visit as are the silver mines that once made Melle the centre of the Mint for France.

NIORT is a larger town situated on the Sèvre river, about 35 minutes’ drive away. It has an interesting historical centre, with many medieval houses as well as a wide variety of shops and restaurants. The old and new parts of central Niort are separated by the large Place de la Breche.

The Donjon, on the river banks in Niort, is the major part of a medieval castle and dominates the town centre. There are several churches - the most important being the Church of Notre-Dame (14th-16th century, gothic style). The tall spire of the church makes it the tallest building in the Deux-Sevres.

The 19th century market hall is one of the most impressive market halls of this type in France, and the market itself has a very extensive range of fresh produce available. Markets are held here every day except Monday.

Niort is a popular base for exploring the unusual canals and marsh landscapes of the Marais Poitevin.

LA ROCHELLE is one of the most attractive port towns of France, and is a very pleasant place to visit. The focus of the town is the old harbour, a lovely part of the town and very picturesque with its two monumental towers (St Nicolas Tower and the Tower of the Chain) either side of the port entrance. The old town, just behind the harbour, dates from the 17th and 18th centuries and is very well preserved. Boutiques occupy the ground floor of many of the buildings. The harbour region is well supplied with fish restaurants.

For the children, across the harbour is a very popular aquarium. There are also boat trips available to nearby islands.

POITIERS is the administrative capital of the Poitou-Charentes region, approximately 40 minutes’ drive from the cottage. It is a city steeped in history with a picturesque medieval centre, which is well worth a visit. As a university town, it has a vibrant night life and lots of cultural activities.

Poitiers was the province’s capital city even in Gallo-Roman times but its most famous and prosperous period of history was during the middle ages in the times of Eleanor of Aquitaine, who liked the city and often spent time there.

When you arrive in Poitiers go straight to the tourist office (near the Notre Dame church) and ask for their map of the town with the tourist circuits marked out. There are three circuits each taking around an hour to complete.

For children, close to Poitiers is Futuroscope - a great theme park packed with virtual reality rides and shows.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bonneuil, Poitou-Charentes

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
7 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
19 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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