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Farmhouse With Private Pool near Civray

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Debbie Cropanese
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Debbie Cropanese

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.

Debbie Cropanese purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Debbie Cropanese chose Vienne

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!!

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Genouillé in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
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
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
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
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller 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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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early peak
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£571
for 5 nights
£800
 
 
Peak
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Low season 2
3 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£429
for 5 nights
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

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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