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Spacious Period Farmhouse With Large Private Garden



Updated: 22-Nov-2016
Farmhouse near Melle, Poitou - Charentes - Situated In A Peaceful Hamlet Between The Market Towns Of Melle And Chef Boutonne

A charming period farmhouse built in 1818. La Pagerie consists of large spacious living accommodation, accessed through a wooden gate into the courtyard. The farmhouse has been recently renovated, but has retained many of the original features including fireplaces, wooden beams, bread oven, millstones and polished wooden floors. The property is located in a quiet hamlet within a few minutes walk to the River Sompteuese, with a children’s play area and walks through the wonderful countryside with an abundance of wildlife. The market towns of Melle and Chef Boutonne are within easy reach and each has a choice of restaurants, bars and shops.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello and thank you for looking at La Pagerie.

After falling in love with the Poitou-Charentes region of France we set about looking for a suitable property - which didn't take too long. The real work then started with a lot of development work required on the house.

This has been great fun and my family and I have spent many great holidays at La Pagerie, exploring the local villages and attractions. We look forward to welcoming you to La Pagerie.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

“We had a great time and the house was lovely” Liz Steer (London) July 2013

“Thanks for letting me stay at La Pagerie – we enjoyed it very much and it is perfect for our needs – I will be back!” Keith Jordan (Surrey) April 2013

“We had a lovely time at La Pagerie, everyone very comfortable.” Lorna Aggarwal (Australia) July 2012

“We had a lovely time and Debra and your neighbours made us feel really welcome. We both found the Gite very comfortable and really enjoyed playing pool and relaxing in the garden.” Pat Harrison (Surrey) June 2012

“We had a fantastic time and would have loved to have stayed another week. The property was great and had a lot of character with beams, flooring and fireplaces and yet you have put modern touches too. Bed linen/ towels were crisp fresh and everything else clean. ” James Cotter (East Sussex) August 2011

“La Pagerie is an absolute credit to both yourself and Karen" Dave O’Regan (Waterford) July 2011
Jan 2007
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


perfectly rustic retreat

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in a sleepy hamlet but only a few minutes drive from Chef Boutonne and Melle with all local amenities. Beautiful enclosed gardens and wonderful country walks to restored Lavoire in Sompt.

Even though we didn't get the weather we had a wonderfully relaxing break.

Wishing we were still there!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An excellent family oriented property that was oustanding value for money.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Gites for the last ten years and this one has been the largest and most well equipped that we have used. We were made very welcome on arrival and received good communication before and after our stay. The gite was extremely spacious and the best equipped facility that I have experienced with a large enclosed garden that would be very safe for children. We used the gite as a base for exploring the area and visiting friends that live in France. There is much to see in the Charente Maritime and the owners provide some good written material on use of the Gite and local facilities. We would certainly return for a holiday using this gite and without doubt would highly recommend it to others. Thank you so much for enabling us to enjoy a brilliant time in France.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Country House

  • 5 of 5

La Pagerie is a beautiful house surrounded by countryside. There is plenty of room downstairs, including large living area and dining areas, good size kitchen/diner plus a games room. There are three double bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. The finish on all the rooms is excellent and you'll feel at home in all seasons. There is a large garden at the back and there are plenty of places to explore from this excellent base. I thoroughly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

As soon as we arrive at La Pagerie we relax and start to enjoy the better things in life such as peace and quiet, fresh air and good wine. We always return from La Pagerie feeling refreshed and ready to face the normal day to day challenges again! La Pagerie is situated in a quiet hamlet but within easy access of two beautiful market towns.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


You are not far from the Atlantic coast, with it's superb choice of beaches and fish restaurants. La Rochelle is a very popular day trip choice, with Royan and the surrounding area providing some unspoilt, family friendly beaches.


The nearest airports are Poitiers or La Rochelle with Nantes and Bordeaux also being within easy reach. Car hire facilities are available at each of these destinations.

The ferry ports of St Malo, Caen, and Le Havre are within between 4.5 and 5.5 hours drive from the house. Calais is a 7.5 hour drive. Travel congestion from any of these ports is rare!


The house is located between the towns of Melle and Chef Boutonne, and both of these can be reached in between 5 and 10 minute drive. Within a couple of minutes walk you can find yourself walking along the river Sompteuese and the wonderful views and wildlife. The local chateau in Javarzay is about 5 minutes drive away, with a lake, fishing and plenty of grass to play on.

Further Details:

La Pagerie is the perfect base to explore the beautiful region of Poitou-Charantes, and below is a selection of attractions within easy reach:

Melle - the Romanesque town Melle boasts medieval chateaux, art treasures, a weekly market on a Friday and the old silver mines which are well worth visiting. The town also has a good selection of bars and restaurants, along with supermarkets and boutiques.

Chef Boutonne - with it's 15th century fairytale Chateau Javarazy, park and fishing lake. This market town is a short drive away and has a weekly market on Saturday mornings.

La Vallee des Singes - a great family day out, with 350 free roaming monkeys and 30 different species to discover. You have direct contact with the animals and a feeding schedule allows you to plan your day in this nature park.

Futurscope - near Poitiers has futuristic architecture and pays homage to the technologies of tomorrow. See 3D films on the giant, flat, circular or spherical screens featuring dynamic cinema, new video techniques and virtual pictures. 2006 has seen the park introduce new attractions that will expand your horizons.

Marais Poitevin - known as 'green Venice', is France's largest collection of man-made waterways, covered with waterlilies and irises, and is the second largest area of wetlands. The leisure elements of the area are mixed and varied with walking, horseriding, cycling, boating, fishing, birdwatching and many more. Explore the area by boat perhaps taking a guided tour on a 'platte', or hire a canoe and make your own way through the waterways.

Cognac - home of Hennessy, Remy Martin, Martell and a hundred other makers of Cognac. Take a distillery visit or discover the architectural heritage by visiting the Château and Saint-Jacques Gate and Priory of Saint Léger.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 2017 #2
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
To book your holiday, or if you have any questions then please visit our website where you will find a booking/contact form. We ask you to pay a 25% deposit to secure your holiday, and the balance is due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. A small security deposit is also taken at this time.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday.
Arrival time is 16:00 and departure time is 10:00.

We charge an extra cleaning fee of 30€ for guests with a dog which we ask that you leave at the house before departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, wc, wash basin, cabinet, towel rail. En-suite bathroom to bedrooms 2 and 3 with shower, wc, wash basin, cabinet and towel rail. A downstairs toilet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All three bedrooms have en-suite bath/shower rooms, original wooden beams and views across the garden and countryside. Bedroom 1 with large double bed, and single bed. Bedroom 2 with large double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The house has central heating throughout, and fireplaces in all the downstairs rooms. Outside: The garden is laid to lawn with peach, plum, pear, apricot, berry and fig trees that you can pick on your holiday. The garden is surrounded by a stone wall, so is private and safe for children. The house is accessed through wooden gates, into a courtyard, which can be shut and locked for extra security and peace of mind. Utility Room: The boiler room has iron, ironing board, hoover, brushes and shoe rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and bathroom towels are included. Other: The games room has seating around the fireplace, a free 7x4 foot pool table, TV with DVD player, a playstation and X-Box, children and adult board games. French doors lead into the garden. There is free Wi-Fi in the house for use during your stay.

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