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Barn Converted into 2 Spacious Well Appointed Gites both with private pools. - Gite 1 - Les Ecureuils

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Gite 1 - Les Ecureuils

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

Bedroom 2 first floor with twin beds.

Bedroom 3 first floor 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.

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About the property


Our 19th Century barn has been converted into two private spacious gîtes. Both gîtes have a ground floor double bedroom and ground floor wet room. Two further bedrooms on the first floor one double and one twin . Both gîtes have an open plan lounge leading to a kitchen / dining room and patio doors to the outside patio area. The outside areas to each gite have table and chairs for dining alfresco and sunloungers to relax near the pool.

Bev & Chris Hutton
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
3 January, 2017

About Bev & Chris Hutton

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.

Bev & Chris Hutton purchased this barn in 2004

Why Bev & Chris Hutton chose Deux-Sevres

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.

What makes this barn unique

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.

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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Available Rentals

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Lezay in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
Well behaved pet dogs welcome.


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Gite 1 - Les Ecureuils
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

August 2017 stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great relaxing stay, property has everything needed spacious even with a wheelchair. Nothing too much trouble for owners, they arranged equipment for our disabled son so we didn't have to take it with us. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you had a good holiday hope to see you again soon. Bev & Chris
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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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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Gare de Lusignan
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
119 Kilometres
Châtelaillon Plage
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!