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Gite with Private Pool

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2017

About The Owner

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

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005

Why The Owner chose Lathus-Saint-Rémy

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.

What makes this cottage unique

I love just lying in a hammock with a book and a glass of wine! 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 fix his bikes!

And all our guests seem to think Chez Bobin is as magical as we do, judging from the great comments in our visitors book.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lathus-Saint-Rémy in Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with loo, basin, large shower. Shower room. Separate loo.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Gite with Private Pool
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews
5

Very well equipped property & lovely garden

  • 5 of 5

Particularly loved relaxing in the hammocks. Very comfortable house with plenty of room for everyone to do their own thing. Plenty of local walks to enjoy and the walks at Roc d'Enfer & Saut de la Brame are very special. Local activity centre very well organised & offers range of exciting things to do. So many places to visit within an hour's drive.

Very much hope to return.

Sue Walker

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sue - so glad you enjoyed it.
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4

Lovely relaxing holiday in the sun

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Che Bobbin for one week over the summer holidays and had an enjoyable stay. The kids loved the pool and trampoline and the dogs loved all the smells and lizards in the garden. The back garden was perfect for relaxing in the evening with a glass of local rose wine and cheese.

The house is perfectly situated for kayaking in the river, visit to the crocodile farm (a highlight for my 6 year old) and interesting villages. The only downside was that the wifi wasn't working so well.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely gîte - exactly what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely 2 weeks at Chez Bobin. We needed a base as we were on a working holiday clearing and cleaning a house so to be able to get back each evening , relax, cook and enjoy a glass or two of wine was fantastic. The house has everything you could want whilst away including a good variety of DVDs and the gardens are tranquil and extremely pretty. All towels and bedding is provided which makes life so much easier. Thank you to Fiona and Bruce.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure.
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5

Escape from our hassled lives.

  • 5 of 5

Chez Bobin is in a quiet hamlet, but not so far from bread,markets, good restaurants and great days out. When you are at Chez Bobin you feel the peace. Wonderful countryside with wild flowers, good walks, toads croaking , stars, oh the stars. Swim in the pool, lie in the hammocks and read a book , just watch the birds, even a hoopoe on the lawn. We will remember Roc D'enfur , a walk away, for the river, the picnic and sipping wine on a rock. We loved the garden , perfect for long meals outside. Markets locally are superb, cheese to remember. Chez Bobin is well equipped for singles to families. It is a loved family home. If you love countryside or just need a hassle free break Chez Bobin is perfect. We cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect "get away from it all" place

  • 5 of 5

Our second family trip to Chez Bobin firmly established it as a perfect "get away from it all" type of place, and we plan to return regularly. The remote location means you can't help but slow down.

The well-equipped kitchen and superb fresh local produce make meal times a focus of our stays, and when the sun is shining and lunch can be taken slowly on the terrace with a bottle of wine recommended by Monsieur Brulee, followed by a snooze in one of the hammocks, I don't want much more! The children tend to disagree with that, however, but luckily there are plenty of opportunities to take them out, explore the local culture, have a fun day out at a theme park etc., or just let off steam running around the garden (great for den building). June was a little too cool to use the garden pool, but we all enjoyed it on our previous trip.

Both outside and inside the house there are plenty of quiet corners to read, snooze, chat, daydream, paint (or even practise your singing as one friend discreetly did). On evenings and cooler days, the wood burning stove provides cosiness, and a large, up-to-date and cultured DVD collection helps while away the evenings.

In summary, a well-equipped, clean and homely property. Good clear instructions, directions and recommendations for activities. Reliable and personal customer service.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful holiday home with all the comforts one needs for a cosy winter break in France. Very easy to find and in a beautiful location. The house was warm and easy to live in with an efficient wood burner for chilly winter days. The kitchen is well equiped, the bathrooms were clean. The bedrooms and beds very comfortable. It is also very dog and child friendly and in a great position for visiting local towns. There are some lovely walks right on the door step and a couple of wonderful restaurants along the local river. We have at Chez Bobin three times so far, twice in the winter and once in the summer and I can happily say it has never disappointed. I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love it there too.
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Limoges
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
La Voulzie
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
La Voulzie
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lathus-Saint-Rémy, 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
 
Autumn/Winter
30 Oct 2017 - 3 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Spring
4 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Low Summer
26 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
High Summer
25 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 

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.

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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