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



Updated: 07-Aug-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 2 (3 Bedroom, Sleeps 6), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

Bedroom 1 with double bed on ground floor (en-suite shower/wet room with wc).

Bedroom 2 with twin beds.

Bedroom 3 with double bed.

Ground floor bathroom with bath/shower & wc.

Large kitchen with dining area and french doors leading onto the private courtyard garden. Gas oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and microwave.

Spacious lounge with woodburn, satellite tv & dvd.

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

Mezzanine with extra single bed if needed.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic holiday in perfect accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our wonderful 2 week holiday in Lezay and we stayed in Gite 2.We were a family of 4 (two adults and 2 teenagers )

The property was great,very spacious and clean,had everything there we needed. Bev and Chris ,the Owners ,were very friendly and helpful.

The pool was great and was very much appreciated especially as we enjoyed very hot weather during our stay.

We loved Lezay and the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great holiday. We hope to see you again soon!
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spacious gite in peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Very warm welcome from owners Bev and Chris, making us feel welcome and made sure we had everything we needed. They were very helpful and relaxed.

The gite was easy to get around being smooth wooden floors for my husband in his wheelchair and the building remained cool when the weather was hot outside, with comfortable living space.

The bed was just a little smaller than we are used to being a standard 4ft 6in .Cozy ! but that is my opinion.

We were happy with everything, it's a very peaceful location and has a good local supermarket in village, for us, we wished we could have found more choice of local restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Accessible gite near Melle

  • 5 of 5

This was our eighth holiday with Bev and Chris, so we are very keen on returning to Les Cerisiers. The gite is as described, clean and well maintained, and more spacious than you would expect. Bev and Chris are on site, and can provide lots of info on places to visit, where to shop etc. Our car broke down one year, and Bev and Chris were very supportive with advice, phone calls.

The gite is very quiet-virtually no traffic noise except the odd passing tractor- so you really hear the birds sing.

The gite is very good for a wheelchair user. The ground floor is level access, including the main bedroom and en-suite shower room. The roll-in shower chair makes showering and bathroom use completely safe. There is enough space for the wheelchair to move around the bedroom, and huge space in the kitchen/dining room. The cooker is conventional but there is a good perch stool which allows a user with some leg strength to safely use the cooker.


If you want to a baguette, you have to nip out smartly when the baguette lady comes in her van, or drive to Lezay (2 km).


The weekly Lezay market is very good, and there are many attractions in Melle- some superb Romanesque churches ( Unesco world heritage site), medieval silver mines

Lots of towns for a day trip. Cognac - an excellent tour of the Hennessy distillery, and a wheelchair-accessible riverboat trip. Saintes is a lovely town and Angouleme has an excellent museum of the cartoon strip

We will be returning again in summer 2016, so we would certainly recommend it, especially to a group including a wheelchair user.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are able to order from the bread van if required especially if you fancy some fresh croissants!
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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!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early spring
1 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

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 ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - This is a wetroom with wc and basin and shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Ground floor, bedside tables, chest of drawers & wardrobe
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, First floor with bedside tables, chest of drawer & wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, First floor bedside tables, chest of drawers & wardrobe


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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