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Barn Converted into 2 Spacious Well Appointed Gites both with private pools. - Gite 1 (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
The gîtes are spacious with 3 bedrooms and private garden/courtyard with patio furniture, BBQ and private pool.

Our 19th Century barn has been converted into two private spacious gîtes. Both gites have 3 bedrooms (one double ground floor and one twin and one double on the first floor) each have a large kitchen/diner and lounge. Gîte 1 has a large garden with lawn, spacious patio, table tennis and a large above ground private swimming pool (9.5m x 4.7m x 1.2m deep) . Gîte 2 has a courtyard garden with patio area and an above ground private swimming pool (6m x 4m x 1.2m deep). Both have sun loungers , BBQ, and table and chairs.They have been designed by an architect to provide flexible accommodation suitable for families or friends and have retained many of the original features of the barn including exposed stone walls and oak beams. The gîtes can be hired together for larger groupes of families and friends. We wanted the gîtes to be accessible to all and have designed them with wheelchair users in mind. Both gîtes have a wetroom with a self propelled shower chair and a ground floor bedroom. There are no steps on the ground floor or outside except to the pool areas, light switches are 1m high and ample door widths.

Details for holiday barn Gite 1 (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Bedroom 1 with double bed on ground floor with french doors leading onto the terrace.

Bedroom 2 with twin beds.

Bedroom 3 with double bed.

Ground floor shower/wet room with wc.

Separate ground floor wc.

Large kitchen with dining area french doors leading onto the terrace. Electric oven with hob (gas), fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.

Spacious lounge with woodburner, satellite TV, DVD and Hi fi.

The large mezzanine has 1 further single bed.

Towels/linen are provided and included in the weekly charge. Linen is changed weekly.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have lived in France now for 11 years with my husband Chris and three children Laura , Dan & Aimée. We have two dogs both strays that found us Ollie and Mojo, two cats, a rabbit, a budgie and sheep. I grew up in Manchester and then worked in travel after our first two children were born I gave up work and became a childminder so I could still earn but be at home with the kids. We talked for a long time about living abroad and finally decided to quit the rat race , sold up and moved to France in January 2004. Aimée was born in May and for the next 2 years we renovated and tried to get to grips with the language. Chris (once a bank manager) now has a gardening business. We have met so many lovely people through renting out the gîtes and hope we will continue to welcome many more guests in the future.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely gite well set out and comfy. Bev & Chris couldn't do more to make us feel welcome. Will certainly recommend to friends and family. Well done. - Sue and Roy Burgess.

A very relaxing week. Very enjoyable. A pleasure to stay in such a lovely well equipped gîte. Ideal for a wheelchair user, we found it very easy. Thanks very much. - Lyn and Dave.

The gîte was perfect for our stay, our boys loved the table tennis, badmington and of course the pool. We had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the area. - Tony, Tracey, Gregory and Alexander.
Mar 2007
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1 Reviews

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Fantastic summer holiday in lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic 2 weeks at Les Cerisiers. We had the larger gite and my sister and her family stayed in the smaller gite. We were extremely happy with our gite, it was very clean and spacious. The garden was a brilliant size especially as we had our very energetic puppy and 2 children under 5, it was very secure and they spent many hours outside having fun. The pool was fantastic, a decent size and never freezing cold, we spent lots of time in it and the kids still miss it.

The owners Chris and Bev live next door and are lovely people, did everything they could to help and were there if we needed them for anything always very friendly.

We have been to a lot if places in France but les cerisiers is by far our favourite, we all had a lovely relaxing laid back holiday made all the better by our fantastic hosts. We have tried to book again for next year but unfortunately it's already booked on our dates but we will definately be back the year after!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We found this area of France whilst we were on holiday. The people here were welcoming and friendly. We love the location as we are in a small hamlet in the countryside but close enough to Lezay for all the essentials. The area is flat so its great to cycle to the village and the roads are quiet. We are located in the south of the Deux Sevres close to the Vienne and Poitou Charentes borders not too far from the coast for a day out and with lots of activities and places to visit at hand.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lezay at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gare de Lusignan at 27 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N10 at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lezay at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Châtelaillon Plage at 119 Kilometres Car: necessary

There is a fanatastic monkey park within 40 minutes drive called la Vallée des singes you can spend a whole day their, they have superb play areas for kids , restaurants, and picnic areas .

Futuroscope is a theme park with a difference ! Well worth a visit great for all the family, a full day out finish off the day and watch the evening laser show.

There are various swimming lakes within a 40 minute drive great places to cool off when it gets very hot.

Romanesque churches, and silver mines in Melle 20 mins away and the picturesque Abbey at Celles sur Belles 30 mins away.

Head to the coast for the day and travel over to the Ile de Re very pretty island linked to the coast by an impressive 3km long bridge. Or spend the day in La Rochelle steeped in History and full of bars and restaurtants great for people watching!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early spring
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
27 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover day is Saturday however this is flexible for late bookings and for bookings outside school holidays. The accommodation will be ready for 4pm on the day of arrival and the accommodation must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

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From the Owner

Both gîtes are open plan and extremely spacious making them ideal for larger families or groups of friends.Each has its own private eating out area with a barbeque. We have made both gîtes wheelchair friendly too ! Each gîte has a double ground floor bedroom with ground floor wetroom. All bedding and towels are included the only exception are beach towels which we do not include.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, washbasin, mirror and shaving point
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure, This is a wetroom with shower, toilet & Wash basin


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, first floor with bedside tables, drawers and wardrobe.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, first floor twin room bedside tables, wardrobe and drawers
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Ground floor with bedside tables, drawers and wardrobe.


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • Well behaved pet dogs welcome.

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