L'Ecurie (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
"Wheelchair friendly" accommodation on one floor, giving a distinct "cottage feel". Combined lounge/kitchen/dining area comprising gas cooker with oven, microwave, fridge & washing machine.
Bathroom/WC is in the form of a wetroom with a larger-than-average shower area and is wheelchair accessible.
Double bedroom with ceiling fan. Window-seat with storage below and a wardrobe.
BBQ and garden furniture is provided.
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, karting and a specialised radio-control-based activity centre. 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.
About the Owner
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 Deux-Sevres
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.
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.
Our changeover day is Saturday, but is flexible out of peak season.
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.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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.
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.
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.
More locally, there is a small general store at Vausseroux, 4kms from La Metairie, where you can buy fresh bread daily, along with a variety of other foodstuffs.
From the Owner
“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.”
- Away From It All
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- 25 m²
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Wet room with sink, vanity unit, shower and toilet
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- 1 Double sized bed, wardrobe and small cupboard. Shelves and bedside lamps. Plus almost full length mirror
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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 offering open views across the valley. Also available is Table Tennis, badminton, children's swing and slide set, outdoors Jenga, snakes and ladders and Twister