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Gites in Renovated 16th Century Farmhouse with Pool - L'Ecurie (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



L'Ecurie (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

"Wheelchair friendly" accommodation on one floor, giving a distinct "cottage feel". Combined lounge/kitchen/dining area comprising gas hob and good sized electric 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. Wardrobe and chest of drawers

BBQ and garden furniture is provided.

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:
13 May, 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.

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.
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 L'Ecurie (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)in Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • 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 smoking inside any of the properties
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Wet room with sink, vanity unit, shower and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double sized bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Shelves and bedside lamps. Plus almost full length mirror and celing fan
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
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 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


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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.