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Gite with Private Pool



Updated: 29-Oct-2016
3 bedrooms and pool. Lovely Rural Location between Poitiers and Limoges

Just an hour from both Limoges and Poitiers with their cheap flights, or 5-7 hours drive from the French ports the cottage is reached down a narrow farm lane. It has a fully enclosed and secure garden, with an above ground pool, a lovely terrace, trampoline, hammocks and a BBQ. Inside there is spacious accommodation with beamed ceilings and tiled floors. Full central heating and a wood-burning stove, fully fitted kitchen, 2 double and a twin bedroom, 2 shower-rooms and a mezzanine sitting area with TV, UK Satellite and DVD, wireless broadband. There is plenty of space on the mezzanine for extra sleeping. The local village has 2 boulangeries, a bank and a bar. There is a great restaurant just across the river from the cottage. You will find some lovely walks and cycle rides; fishing and water sports on nearby lakes and rivers, horse-riding and some charming medieval towns to explore.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in the the South of England with my husband, 2 kids and our dog.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'I want to say that we have been to France many times over the last ten years, and your home was the best place (and location) that we have been to. Everything was as promised and much more. Everything was wonderful and would highly recommend your home and the support that was provided.'

'A little piece of Heaven.'

'What a relaxing holiday!'

'The kids just loved the garden.'
Jan 2006
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 very enjoyable weeks at Chez Bobin in June 2014. The Gite is very well fitted out clean and very comfortable. We did not meet the owners but the Gite was just as described online. The pool was fun and bikes are available too.

We particularly enjoyed the garden and sitting out area. We took our small dog with us and found the garden to be secure and safe. He enjoyed it immensely !

This is not a part of France that has big "set piece" attractions but we enjoyed trips to Poitiers and Limoges and to La Rochelle and the Loire a bit further afield. Montmorillon has all the shops you need and there are plenty of good restaurants nearby.

We would recommend the Gite to all but be aware that the stairs to the first floor are quite steep for those with limited mobility.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Real France

  • 5 of 5

I've been to Chez Bobin a number of times. It is a perfect and relaxing rural French retreat. With the local village just a 5 minute drive away you can get everything you need (baker, supermarket, couple of eateries, great wine cave!). Or go further a-field for the comfortable market town of Montmorillon. With Limoges and Poitiers not far away and lots to do and see (don't miss Futuroscope) there is something for everyone. But if you just want to relax at home, the big garden with hammocks, pool, BBQ and trampoline is a joy. In the winter it's lovely to snuggle up by the wood burning stove. House is very well equipped and it feels like being in someone's home rather than a 'rental'. Very helpful owners. Planning to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday home from home

  • 5 of 5

This is an idyllic place to stay - the owner has obviously thought about making sure guests are comfortable and feel at home. The kitchen is well equipped, and everything is clean and comfortable. Highlights include lying in the hammock in the garden, BBQs on the terrace, good wine in the evenings in front of the wood burner, and the peace and quiet. As well as good country walks, and great places to eat. I have stayed here a few times and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in rural setting

  • 5 of 5

Have been visiting Chez Bobin for 10 years now and absolutely love it for these reasons (in no particular order!).... bike rides, walks, river rapids, horse riding, local family-owned restaurants, pretty nearby town dedicated to literature, visits to Futuroscope, large garden with activities for kids, loads of DVDs, books and games available, Wifi, hammocks, great local patisseries and a weekly local market. We go to the house for a week every couple of years - driving down from Dieppe or Calais. Have also flown from Southampton to Limoges. The house also makes a great place for a family/friends house party too as the garden and grounds are large enough for camping.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chez Bobin

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Chez Bobin, property was as advertised, clean and well maintained. Quiet location but not far from lots of charming small towns and villages. Would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful chilled out holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought our lovely cottage so we could have somewhere for holidays and be able to take our newly acquired puppy. We wanted somewhere far enough south to get good weather in the summer, but near enough so we could drive in a (long) day from home. We also wanted somewhere near to airports so we have the option to fly for short trips. It has been a real joy. We have had great summers there playing in the garden and in the pool; larking about on the hammocks; cycling and visiting some charming towns and villages. We also love it in the winter, curling up beside the log burner after a chilly walk by the river, or watching some great DVDs.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : La Voulzie at 0.5 Kilometres Car: necessary


There are several lake beaches in the area. Lake St Pardoux is about 45 minutes away - it has a lovely sandy beach, safe swimming and lots of water sports. In the summer there is plenty of swimming in the river 5 minutes away.


Ryanair fly from Stansted to Poitiers and Limoges which are both about an hour away. They also fly from Liverpool and Birmingham to Limoges. Flybe fly from Southampton to Limoges. Ryanair often have cheaper flights to Tours, which is about 2 hours away. The cottage is about 6 hours from Calais, and about 5 from Dieppe and Le Havre.


The nearest village, Lathus St Remy is about 5 minutes drive. Montmorillon, 20 mintues away, is delightful with lots of restaurants, cafes, a market and plenty of activities for adults and children. There a 12th century church, Octagon and Monastry and the world famous Macaroon Museum. The old towns of Bellac, Le Dorat, Chauvigny and Le Blanc are all near, with lots to explore and discover.

Further Details:

Futuroscope - a 21st Century attraction park devoted to films and images - is less than an hour away; so is a Monkey Sanctuary and a Reptile Centre. The monthly market at Les Herolles is the largest in the region and well worth a visit. As is the velo-rail at Chavingny where you 'cycle' along an old railway track 8km into the countryside and back. Bungee jumping, micro-lighting, motor racing and 4x4 off roading are all available close by.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Deposit not refundable

Changeover Day:
Departure day is usually Saturday, but other days can be discussed.

Notes on prices:
Prices include linen, towels and cleaning. There is a small extra charge for dogs. Price negotiable for long winter lets.

Deposit of £100 required. Remainder due in euros 2 months before departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

I love just lying in a hammock with a book and a glass of wine! I particularly like having the internet radio, so I don't miss the Archers even on holiday! And of course it's great discovering new restaurants, markets and shops. The kids love having a big garden, the trampoline to bounce on and a pool to play in. They like having empty roads to cycle along, swimming in the river and going horse riding. The dog likes new walks and a garden to sniff around. My husband just likes to potter and also work from the house, as we have a good wifi connection. And all our guests seem to think Chez Bobin is as magical as we do, judging from the great comments in our visitors book.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with loo, basin, large shower. Shower room. Separate loo.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is very large and beamed, with double bed and en-suite, there is a cot available for babies. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with 3 single beds. There is also a single bed on the mezannine


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 5 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Full central heating, so the house is really warm in the winter. There is a steep staircase to the first floor, but we have a toddlers stairgate at the bottom. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Outside: An 18ft circular above ground swimming pool with lockable steps. Large table and chairs for 10 on the terrace. Sun loungers and concrete BBQ. Two hammocks. A large trampoline in the garden, suitable for kids over 6. There is a large garage with bikes for visitors use. Utility Room: Separate laundry building with washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Cleaning at end of stay included. Other: Mezzannine sitting area with Satellite TV/DVD/BluRay and lots of DVDs. We also have wireless broadband internet connection if you bring a laptop, an internet radio and iPod dock. There's a sofa bed, and separate single fold up bed.

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