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Gites in Renovated 16th Century Farmhouse with Pool - L'Etable (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6)

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



L'Etable (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6)

Spacious, comfortable accommodation on 2 floors.

The ground floor comprises of an open-plan, double-glazed living area with lounge area with wood burning fire, TV and DVD, 3 seater sofa/bed and 2 large, relaxing chairs. Fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric mini-oven, microwave, fridge with seperate freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Dining area with large table that can comfortably seat 6.

On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms:

1 double, with 2 fitted wardrobes and bedside cabinets.

1 twin, with wardrobe which has a good sized hanging area plus shelves. 2 bedside cabinets and a small sofa bed that can sleep 2.

Bathroom/WC with half-bath with integral seat and over bath shower.

BBQ and garden furniture is provided.

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About the property


This 16th century farmhouse is situated on the edge of a quiet hamlet, in its own grounds, which include a large private swimming pool, and a secure pond with free-range ducks and chickens. Table Tennis, Badminton set and Wifi, also available. The property has been tastefully renovated to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation, whilst retaining original beams and stone walls. Ideal for a complete "break from it all", or as a base for touring the many delights of this region. Many activities nearby, including golf, fishing, horse-riding and karting. Within easy reach of Poitiers and Futuroscope, the Marais Poitevin (Green Venice), the Puy du Fou, the Loire Valley, La Rochelle and the Atlantic Coast, the beautiful Ile de Re and other islands, Cognac and much, much more.

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About The Owner

We have been resident in France since the beginning of 2002. We are a very relaxed, easy going couple, aiming to provide the ideal atmosphere for both families and couples. We live "on site" and are bilingual, Mark translates and teaches French, so we are always available for any help or guidance that may be needed.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why The Owner chose Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux

We chose the area for it's convenient location. There are easy journeys to : the Chateaux of The Loire Valley, the beaches/ports and islands of La Rochelle, The Marais Poitevin (also known as Green Venice) and Cognac.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We enjoy the peace and quiet of the location whilst still being close to all amenities, ie shops, restaurants, cafes, etc. We love the friendliness of our French neighbours and tending daily to our animals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here- it was made all the better by the hospitality and the surroundings. You have been wonderful hosts and the advice you have given us on places to visit has enabled us to get the most out of our holiday. The animals were an added bonus, although I sense that we will have an upset daughter when we depart tomorrow morning. Thank you once again. James, Britta and family Aug 2010

Mark and Anita made our stay brilliant with all the hospitality-good company, great food and local knowledge. Really enjoyed the "Indian Stick game". Shame our garden isn't big enough for us to have it at home

The Wilsons August 2011

A great week spent both relaxing by the pool and "out and about" visiting La Rochelle, Saumur, Ile de Re and the kid's favourite- Zip wiring at Chantemerie

Many thanks for your great hospitality

The Bolton family August 2011
May 2008
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Contact us for a booking form and we will send one to you to complete and return, together with a 25% deposit, which is payable at the time of booking.
The balance, together with a security deposit, is due 6 weeks before the first date of rental.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Saturday, but is flexible out of peak season (pls note peak season is July and August).
Gites are available from 4pm on the date of arrival and should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Discounts available for longer lets.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Please note that we only take Saturday to Saturday bookings in July and August with a minimum of a 7 day stay
  • Although we allow smoking we do not allow any smoking inside any of the properties
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed can sleep 2 but would recommend it for children
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Both gites are fully equipped and provided with ironing-board/iron & clothes airer etc. Bed linen is provided, but not towels. The thick stone walls provide excellent insulation, giving cool accommodation in the summer and warm accommodation in the winter. Where required, additional heating can be provided. Outside: The large grounds have many secluded areas where you can relax in the shady corners provided by the numerous mature trees, or where you can find complete privacy to "top-up" your tan. All the grounds are accessible and the garden furniture can be moved to wherever you would like it. The pool (30ft x 15ft) is shared by both gites. There is a decked terrace area alongside the pool, equipped with loungers, where you can relax and offers open views across the valley. Also available is Table Tennis and a Badminton set.


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L'Etable (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6)
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Immaculate, well equipped gite with welcoming and knowledgeable owners. Superb first night meal, food shopping done for our arrival and comfy beds were all much appreciated. Mark and Anita live on site but were not at all intrusive. Their knowledge and kindness made this a fabulous, relaxing holiday for all of us.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relax, relax, relax....

  • 4 of 5

We have just spent a lovely weeks holiday here. Mark and Anita are everything you could want from hosts. They helped us with local knowledge and recommendations with regard to where to go etc. There was a complimentary welcome pack and a lovely first night dinner that we had pre booked....The nearby town of Parthenay had good restaurants where our 12 year old tried frog legs and loved them!!! Visiting the monkeys, zip wiring and La Rochelle were the highlights for us together with plenty of peaceful nights sleep! This was my first visit to France and it holds good memories, I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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buenas vacaciones

  • 4 of 5

La casa es muy agradable y los propietarios también.

Los fallos que hemos encontrado son: que la casa está puesta como para seis personas y el sofá cama de la cama es muy incomodo y viejo y por lo tanto para las personas que deben dormir ahí no es muy agradable.

Por otra parte no había toallas ni papel de vater, y eso no me parece muy adecuado. Al pedir las toallas nos las dieron, pero creo que esas cosas deben estar en la casa, sin necesidad de pedirlas.

Por lo demás, bien.

Un saludo

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The sofa bed was purchased in June 2017. We appreciate that sofa beds, in general, are not always as comfortable as normal beds and when possible we like to try to offer alternatives, ie, our B&B room, which can be connected to the larger gite, or the bed in our smaller gite, which can also be connected to the larger gite. Sadly, on this occasion this wasn't possible as the B&B room was being redecorated and the small gite was booked. We always provide toilet paper for the arrival of our guests but due to the fact that this is a self catering holiday we feel that it is for the guests to purchase any further toilet paper that may be needed. It does state in our advert, under "notes" that although we provide bedding we do not provide towels. Should guests forget towels or arrive at our gite whilst travelling and therefore may not have towels with them, we are always more than happy to accommodate.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
St Martin Du Fouilloux
Nearest Ferry
350 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Les Forges
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
13 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

French language lessons can be provided.


The beautiful sandy beaches at and around La Rochelle are only 90 minutes drive away.

From La Rochelle you can choose one of the many boat excursions, such as Fort Boyard, the Ile d'Aix, & the Ile d'Oleron.

The Ile de Re is home to many picturesque, sheltered harbours, which give a choice of superb quality seafood & other restaurants. Cycle hire is very popular and very reasonably priced.



Piotiers - 40 minutes;

La Rochelle - 90 minutes;

Limoges - 2 hrs 15mins


St Malo - 4 hrs;

Caen - 5 hrs;

Le Havre - 6 hrs;

Calais - 7 to 8 hrs.

Train (TGV):

Paris to Poitiers- 1 hr 40 mins.


Parthenay - 13 kms.

Poitiers - 40 kms.

Futuroscope - 40 kms.

Marais Poitevin - 40 kms.

Pescalis - 35 kms.

Forest of Adventure - 30 kms.

Le Puy du Fou - 80 kms.

Loire Valley/Saumur - 80 kms.

Monkey Valley - 80 kms.

La Rochelle - 120 kms.

Saintes - 115 kms.

Cognac - 120 kms.

Further Details:

The medieval town of Parthenay is the nearest large town to La Metairie. The town retains much of its old ramparts, a lot of which you can walk, and the medieval quarter is very popular with locals and tourists alike.

There is a wide variety of good restaurants, providing quality food for all the family.

There is a full range of shops and supermarkets, and local produce can be found at the regular market on Wednesday mornings.