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Farmhouse With Private Pool near Civray

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Oct-2016
Farmhouse in La Touche, Civray, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes - Large Secluded Garden

Our 17th Century farmhouse has been completely modernised to ensure comfort whilst maintaining some original features. There is a very large lounge/diner with a large wood burner, although the house is also fully centrally heated for the winter months. There is a full family bathroom on each floor and an additional WC on the ground floor. The house is set in 1.5 acres of garden with its own private fenced pool. It is secluded, peaceful and situated on the edge of a small hamlet making it an ideal place for a relaxing family holiday or for chilling out with friends. The large garden provides a lovely safe play area for children. There are several patio areas around the house as well as a large patio surrounding the pool. We have a table tennis table and football table for guests to use. The area has rivers and lakes with a variety of water sports, fishing, golf, tennis and horse riding. Civray is 5 kms away with a good range of shops, bars and restaurants. We also have a variety of push bikes for our guests to use.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I live on the South coast in England with our two children. We both work and have our own Business and love our relaxing holidays on France.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a great time, very relaxing; everything that could be required was supplied. Could not think of anything that could be improved upon apart from recommending that all visitors spend two weeks as they will kick themselves for only booking one"

"We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your house, it was large, roomy and had everything that was needed."

"You are so lucky to have found your spot in La Touche, it is a very nice house which is furnished beautifully. The bathrooms are great and so roomy. The garden is big - enough room for badminton, football or whatever you like. The pool is where we lived as it was so very hot. We all had a great holiday. Thanks."
Dec 2006
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7 Reviews

4.7
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

4

Excellent facilities with everything you would need.

  • 4 of 5

Just my husband and I stayed but it had all you would need for a family holiday. Lots of space and safe for children. The pool was clean and well tended and a definite bonus as it was over 35 degrees in September this year. No facilities close to hand but the local town has all you need. Some bits and pieces of renovation still under way but nothing to spoil our holiday

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our home. All renovation now completed, apologies for the over running of these works. There is a bakers in the village just a 15 minute walk away but as you say everything else is available in our local town of Civray just 5 km away. Hope to see you again soon.
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5

simply beautiful

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property in a beautiful location, set in scenic surroundings.

The property is fantastically equipped with everything you will need, with a modern kitchen and beautiful fireplaces. It is spacious and clean and located close to a supermarket.

Simply lovely for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I look forward to welcoming you at our property again this year.
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5

Booked again already!

  • 5 of 5

Escaped to this delightfully large farmhouse in France with a small group of girlfriends looking to recover from the day to day motherhood/work/maid service we call our lives.

The farmhouse description was very accurate but we were not expecting it to be so beautifully idyllic and peaceful and paired with the stunning authentic french surroundings that could not be captured on film.

It was very well maintained, very spacious and very clean and we felt very relaxed from the minute we arrived.

With a small parade of well stocked shops just a short drive away (lidls -with amazing priced wine, olives and cakes and other survival staples) and a step back in time to a french village and a delicious morning bakery serving fresh croissants and french pastries a 10 minute stroll through sunflower fields away....

You could be really lazy and do not much at all but breathe out and relax next to the pool. The weather was stunning so we explored the surrounding areas and found divine french cafés, riverside restaurants and lakes and parks. Our children would have loved it too and we all felt a little guilty watching other children enjoying this amazing part of France but thankfully it was fleeting.

This break was a wonderful taste of an authentic, french country life from another time and we all absolutely loved it.

All Booked again for 2016 and counting down the days.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased to hear you had such a lovely stay at our holiday home. I can relate to all that you refer to and really love hearing from people who have been able to experience everything that represents the reasons we bought our house in this beautiful part of France. Look forward to welcoming you back in 2016.
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5

An Excellent Gite in a Delightful Location

  • 5 of 5

The gite was spacious and well appointed, located in attractive grounds in an idyllic rural setting. Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us, so we were unable to fully appreciate the gardens and pool. Nevertheless we enjoyed several very pleasant walks and cycle rides around Genouille, Lizant and St Gaudent. We would particularly recommend a visit to La Valee des Singes ( our granddaughter was captivated...and so were we!), we also enjoyed a day trip to Angouleme and visited the market in Civray.

The owners provided all the information that we required and readily answered additional questions. I would certainly consider returning to this gite or recommending it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our house. It was unfortunate that the weather was not kind to you but I am pleased you made the most of the beautiful countryside and local attractions. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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4

La Touche secluded farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

Farmhouse was off the beaten track, very quiet. Grandchildren enjoyed the large garden, and loved the swimming pool, great family holiday

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased you had a lovely holiday.
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5

Perfect home from home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a delightful old building surrounded by farms and fields. Off the beaten track, but near enough to get everything you need. The kitchen is modern and very well equipped so that makes cooking fun, as you have the time to enjoy it. We shopped at local markets in the mornings and spent the rest of the day tasting our finds - bbq oysters were a surprising hit! (recommended by the market stallholder). The place is clean and comfortable and the owners and housekeepers were easy to deal with. The garden is very spacious, and as there were seven of us, with 4 generations present, we found it catered for everyone, with varying levels of energy! The pool was lovely and refreshing on the hottest days, and the patios are well placed to find sun or shade as you prefer. I would certainly recommend the house to anyone, as long as you don't want the same weeks as me!! Have fun!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at our house. We certainly try to make it a "home from home" and I love hearing tales of the lovely holidays people have in our home as we don't get to spend many weeks there. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Location

From the Owner

We have always loved holidays in villas, traditionally in Spain or Menorca, however we then discovered France. We love the additional land traditionally afforded by french properties. Two young children also made up our minds as the additional space is a real bonus. The privacy, our own pool and such a lovely area with lots to do made La Touche an easy choice for us. We have had lots of lovely feedback on our home as we try to ensure our guests feel like they are at home when they visit. We would love to spend more time in France to enjoy our home but as we can't we decided to share it with people who too enjoy France, privacy and space as much as we do. Hopefully sunshine too!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers (La Rochelle is 120 km) at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lizant at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N10 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Civray - many restaurants within 10 - 15 min drive at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : South of La Rochelle at 125 Kilometres

Coast/Beach:

There is a long sandy beach just south of La Rochelle which is about one and a half hour's drive and is well worth a day trip. There are beaches on many of the local lakes also, the closest being at St Macoux (approx. 8 km), it also has a water chute and there is a restaurant, bar and fishing available here too.

Travel:

Poitiers airport 50 mins drive, La Rochelle about 2 hours, Limoges airport about one and a half hour's drive - all served by Ryanair from Stansted / Luton or Easy Jet from London Gatwick. Bordeaux airport is 2 hour's drive - British Airways fly from Gatwick. St Malo is 5 hour's drive. Calais and Boulogne approx 7 hour's using A28 making it autoroute virtually all the way. Car hire essential. Dieppe is approx. 6.5 hours drive.

Distances:

The village of Genouille is 1km and has a bakery. The nearest supermarket is 4km away and is open every day including Sunday morning. There are many picturesque towns and villages nearby either set on the river or with fantastic Chateaux.

Further Details:

Futuroscope theme park is 50 mins drive on the N10 towards Poitiers. For the young there is the Valle de Singes (monkey sanctuary), 20 mins drive, and the European Zoo, 1.5 hours drive. Locally at Civray there is canoeing and river fishing and a large outdoor pool. At Angouleme there is a lake complex with a sandy beach, jet skiing, water skiing, windsurfing and a leisure centre with children's pools, chutes and lazy river. There is a lake at St Macoux with swimming, flume and fishing this is approx 8km away. La Rajellant is a 15 minute drive (near Ruffec) has amazing kayaking, wonderful swimming and lovely restaurant. There are many things to do within the location and we have a folder detailing as many of these in our house.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season 2
3 Sep 2016 - 1 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£429
for 5 nights
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
19 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£429
for 5 nights
£600
 
 
Early peak
24 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£571
for 5 nights
£800
 
 
Peak
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Booking form will be sent once an enquiry is made by email. Deposit of 25% is due on booking and the balance must be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. A £250 security deposit must be paid with the balance which will be returned within 14 days of you leaving if there are no breakages or damage.
The prices shown are for 8 people, any additional people will be charged at £25 per person per week.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during peak season but flexible outside July and August.

Notes on prices:
Special prices for a party of 2 - please do email for a quote.

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Facilities

From the Owner

It is a peaceful location but within easy reach of some beautiful towns. The river and some fantastic lakes are also very near to the property. We have always found the village to be very friendly. The large garden means that we can relax knowing our children have lots of space to play safely. The pool is obviously a huge bonus.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Twin sinks
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, The bath is a corner bath. Twins sinks.
  • Ground floor bathroom - WC, corner bath with shower over, twin sinks, shower cubicle. Ground Floor separate WC. First Floor bathroom - WC, bath with shower over, twin sinks, baby changing unit.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Bedrooms 2,3 and 4 each have a large walk in wardrobe with plenty of storage space. The ground floor bedroom has plenty of wardrobe and storage space. It is situated directly next to a very large bathroom.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Hairdryers are supplied in each bedroom, 3 of the upstairs bedrooms have very large walk-in wardrobes. The outbuilding seen on the photos belongs to our property and is used purely for storage. Outside: The garden is very secluded and is 1.5 acres with its own private drive and parking. There are patios on 3 sides of the house and a large patio area surrounding the pool. There is plenty of patio furniture including chairs, loungers and tables. There is a brick-built barbeque. The swimming pool is private and exclusively for use by our guests. The pool is 8m x 4m, fully fenced with a solar cover to maintain temperature. The house is not overlooked and is solely for the use of our guests. There is a table tennis table in the garden for our guests. We also have bicycles for hire for all the family. Utility Room: Washing machine, fridge/freezer, Hoover, iron and ironing board, playpen for babies. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and tea towels are included. The property is cleaned on changeovers and a change of bed linen and tea towels will be supplied for stays of more than 1 week. Other: There is a mezzanine area upstairs which has seating for reading or simply relaxing. There is a football table in the downstairs hallway.

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