La Chapelle Farmhouse
Master Bedroom with en-suite shower room - double bed
Bedroom 2 - double bed
Bedroom 3 - full size twin beds
Bedroom 4 - full size twin beds
En-suite shower room - cubicle shower, basin, wc
Family bathroom - bath, cubicle shower, basin
Separate WC, basin
Kitchen, Gas hob, electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, kettle, toaster, microwave
Dining Room - large table for 8, sideboard, large Charente fireplace, french doors leading to rear garden
Sitting Room - 2 large sofas, large Charente fireplace with woodburner, TV/DVD (some satellite channels)
The house and cottage are enclosed with gardens and pool to the rear (normally open May-Sept) and ample off-road parking to the front. La Chapelle is ideally situated between the market towns of Sauze Vaussais and Chef Boutonne, in a peaceful rural hamlet, truly away from it all, superb for walking and cycling with fields of sunflowers and a wide variety of wildlife. Locally there are some excellent inexpensive restaurants with local specialities. The area has many rivers, lakes, chateaux and Roman churches. The larger towns of Poitiers, Niort and Angouleme, all good for shopping and days out, are all around 40 minutes away. The picturesque Marais Poiteven, the Green Venice of France, with its network of canals ideal for boating and sightseeing is also within easy distance. Over on the coast, around an hours drive away, are the famous Atlantic resorts of La Rochelle, Isle de Re, Royan and the Isle d'Oleran, famed as the prettiest and most traditional resorts with sandy beaches.
About the Owner
About Kim Whitehurst
Wanting to spend more time together as a family, we moved to France in September 2005 with our 2 boys, Oliver and Karl who were 7 and 5 at the time, to start a new challenge.
Kim Whitehurst purchased this farmhouse in 2005
Why Kim Whitehurst chose Deux-Sevres
Our rural location offers us the best of both worlds, peace and quiet and the freedom that gives our children but we are still close to local amenities. We are an easy drive to the beaches of La Rochelle and Ile de Ré or canoeing in the Charentes. And then in the evenings, as we have no light pollution, you can sit stargazing with a glass or two of wine.
Our aim is to ensure you have the holiday you want.
A 25% deposit is required when booking, with the balance becoming due 8 weeks before your holiday. A refundable breakage deposit of £150 is required and will be refunded within a week of your departure.
We aim to have the properties available for occupancy after 4pm. Guests are asked to vacate the properties by 10am leaving the properties clean and tidy.
We do not accept pets.
We ask smokers to not smoke inside the properties.
Notes on prices:
All prices are per property per week in UK Pounds.
Discounts for couples out of main season and long winter lets are available on application, as are flexible start/finish dates. Fuel for the woodburners can be provided at cost.
From the Owner
“Our rural location offers us the best of both worlds, peace and quiet and the freedom that gives our children but we are still close to local amenities. We are an easy drive to the beaches of La Rochelle and Ile de Ré or canoeing in the Charentes. And then in the evenings, as we have no light pollution, you can sit stargazing with a glass or two of wine. Our aim is to ensure you have the holiday you want.”
Activity and Interests
The Atlantic coast with its famous resorts of La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Royan etc is just over an hours drive away.
Our nearest airport is Poitiers, approximately a 40 minute drive, but La Rochelle, Limoges, Tours and Bordeaux are all within commutable distance. Calais is about a 6 hour drive, Cherbourg round about 5 hours. A car is essential. We regularly use Plymouth-Roscoff, it is about 5 and a half hour drive.
Sauze-Vaussais and Chef-Boutonne are both about 8kms away with their supermarkets, banks and restaurants.
Poitiers, Niort and Angouleme are about 50kms. Cognac is about 80kms - all distances are very approximate!
We can arrange fishing at a private lake and horse riding and canoeing.
Our nearest Boulangerie is only 3kms, a lovely cycle ride for your breakfast croissants!
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The properties are ideal for families with children of all ages, travel cots and stairgates for our younger guests are available on request. Bedlinen and bathroom towels are provided but not pool towels. Fuel for the woodburners can be provided at cost. Outside: Both properties have their own private outdoor dining area with BBQs, tables and chairs and gazebos, these lead on to the shared gardens and pool area. The heated pool measures 12m x 6m, is fenced and has an alarm to conform to EU French legislation, there is also a large sun terrace around the pool amply supplied with sunbeds. The large, well established garden is surrounded by fields and woodland, there are swings, a slide, badminton net and a variety of outdoor games. The well-equipped games barn has a table-tennis table, table-football and electronic darts. There are a variety of bicycles available to guests as well.