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Traditional Stone Houses With Pool And Hot tub,Lovely Views Over The Countryside - Le Gite (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub



Le Gite (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms)

Large, sunny living room with wood burning stove, DVD player and TV with UK Freeview channels. Pine dining table with seating for 6 and a large comfy couch. Kitchen: Fully fitted with microwave, dishwasher, electric oven/ hob, washing machine and fridge/freezer.

Bedroom 1 on 1st floor with double bed. Wooden floor and original stone fireplace.

Bedroom 2 large triple room on 2nd floor with 1 double and 1 single bed. Balcony with gorgeous views.

Bedroom 3 with single bed on a mezzanine level with small sitting area.

En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 on 1st floor, with bath,shower and toilet.

En suite toilet and wash basin in bedroom 2.

Separate shower in bedroom 3 on ground floor.

Bed linen and tea towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for bathroom and pool use.

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About the property


These holiday homes feature a shared superb 8mx 5m pool, a new Hot Tub and a lovely outdoor covered dining/sitting area with a newly renovated tiled terrace which is a real sun trap.

Lawns, flower beds and fruit trees surround both properties making it perfect for outdoor dining or, as there are plenty of sunbeds available for you why not just relax the day away on.

After the sun has gone down you can enjoy a glass of wine and sit and listen to the amazing chorus provided by the frogs in the nearby lake, just look up and see how brightly the stars shine at night here without the light pollution that it is so hard to escape from in today’s world. Whether you want to spend your holiday lazing in the sun or seeing true rural France this is the place for you.

The local area is a perfect place for walking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching and searching out the abundant wildlife. It is a fantastic place to visit from April all the way through till October because it has, on average, around 2400 hours of sunshine every year, second only to Provence and the Côte d' Azur! T-shirt weather in early November is not that uncommon and because it is largely undiscovered, we do not have the crowds of tourists that you will find in some of the other better known tourist regions in France. This secret area has conserved its tranquility and the unspoiled beauty of authentic rural France.

Even so, there are some excellent nearby restaurants or you can simply relax with a book or DVD, make the most of the rest you know you deserve and savour the delicious food and wonderful wines available locally.

There are plenty of options for days out.

Allonne is a small village with a 13th Century church and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The village has a network of chemines (lanes) for walking or off road cycling, and is a great location for road cycling.

Secondigny (5kms) has a supermarket for shopping as well as a park with large lake for fishing and spotting the beaver-like coypu as well as pedaloes, an open air pool, cycle hire, children’s play area and a very popular restaurant overlooking the lake.

Maziere (12km - 16min) has an 18 hole golf course (Golf du Petit Chene) and there are two other courses less than an hour away.

Parthenay (9kms) is a mediaeval town with castle and winding cobbled streets with wooden houses. There is also a large shopping centre.

About 20 mins away is Argenton-les-Vallées with a beautiful lakeside restaurant, boating, kayaking, supermarket and international karting circuit. The large château town of Bressuire is 20 minutes’ drive with two hypermarkets, shops, restaurants, bowling and an international tennis club. Puy-de-Fou, Doué Zoo, Saumur, Le Cadre Noir (horse riding display) and Pescalis are 30-40 minutes’ drive. Within easy reach of the Vendée beaches for a day’s outing.

There are many nearby places of interest such as the medieval village of Vouvant with lovely views over the ancient ramparts, the forest of Mervent with walks, activity parks and large lake for swimming and boating, Mouilleron en Pareds - the birthplace of George Clemenceau, Bazoges en Pareds with its wonderful donjon (keep) and medieval garden, Fontenay le Comte, a rennaisance town and former capital of the Vendée. A little further away you will find the tranquil waterways of the Venise Verte and Puy du Fou - the amazing historical park of Vendée history.

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Angela Cunliffe
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2018

About Angela Cunliffe

We live in Preston, Lancashire and travel over to our houses at La Tritire as often as we can.During many happy holidays in France with our 3 daughters , we often talked (over a glass of wine!) about buying a house there and 8 years ago we decided to take the plunge and do it.

We have spent lots of time at our 2 houses with family and friends, but have also had 7 successful summers renting out through Owners Direct.

Angela Cunliffe purchased this house in 2008

Why Angela Cunliffe chose Azay-sur-Thouet

We bought Le Gite and La Grange because we loved them for their traditional feel and for the stunning views from the gardens. It also helped that they are in one of the sunniest regions of France!

The houses are within easy distance of many interesting towns and attractions, but let you get a feel for an area of France that isn't spoiled by excessive tourism.

What makes this house unique

We love that our properties are in a pretty, rural area but supermarkets, restaurants, shops and banks are within easy distance at Secondigny or Parthenay.

A big selling factor for us when we were house-hunting was the pool and hot tub and I hope that they will persuade you to rent from us! Relaxing in the hot-tub, on a warm evening, with a starry sky above you is hard to beat!

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Booking notes

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, but please contact us as we can be flexible outside of the peak seasons. Arrival time is after 4 pm and we ask that you leave by 10 am on the day of departure to allow the house to be prepared for the next guests' arrival.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in UK pounds per property per week and include a £50 cleaning charge.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Azay-sur-Thouet in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New for summer 2017
  • Bedroom 1 has a full bathroom with shower. Bedroom 2 has a toilet only. Bedroom 3 has a shower only.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Notes on accommodation: For winter rents, both houses have heating and traditional wood burning stoves. Please note that the spiral staircases in the properties are quite steep and may not be suitable for very young children . We can provide a high chair if requested. Outside: The 8m x 5m swimming pool is situated in a newly tiled terrace next to the garden and is shared between the two properties. There are sun loungers, parasols, tables and chairs. There is also a swing for younger children.The pool is fenced and alarmed. In the heat of the day, you can dine under the shade of the grapevine or under the shaded terrace around the pool.The new luxury Durasport hot tub is next to the pool and provides the perfect way to relax at the end of the day!


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Le Gite (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Quirky, traditional gite - perfect for those looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing.

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Quirky gite off the beaten track - complete with pool. It proved to be the perfect holiday retreat for our family, with three children aged between 10

and six, wanting to escape and relax. You have the choice of spending your time lounging by the pool & sheltering from the sun on the terrace, or exploring the local nearby towns or villages. We had a wonderful family holiday here, and would consider returning.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just over 1 hour drive will take you to the famous resort of La Rochelle, with its old harbour area and Ile de Re with its beautiful beaches. A bit further afield, are the beaches of Les Sables D'Olonne and Royan.


The area is well served by low cost airlines. The nearest airports are Poitiers 1 hour, La Rochelle 1.25 hours, Nantes and Tours 2 hours and Limoges 2.5 hours.

Approx driving times from the ports are 6 hours from Calais, 4.5 hours from Dieppe or Caen, 4 hours from Le Havre, 3.5 hours form St Malo. A car is essential. Paris is 90 minutes on the TGV from Poitiers.


The nearest large town is Parthenay,approximately 10km away where you will find a full range of shops, supermarkets and banks. The small town of Secondigny is only 5kms away and has a supermarket, bank and several smaller shops. Niort is about 30 minutes away and is good for shopping and a day out, as are Poitiers 50km and Angouleme 100km.

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The medieval town of Parthenay is only 10 minutes drive from the properties. Wander through the cobbled St Jacques area with its enamelling and sculpture workshops and walk around the town walls. There is also a market on Wednesday mornings and plenty of restaurants.

The larger town of Niort and historic Poitiers provide more extensive shopping. There are plenty of interesting places to visit. The Marais-Poitevin is a beautiful area with a maze of waterways where you can hire punts.Many of the magnificent chateaux of the Loire Valley are accessible for a day trip and 1 hours drive will take you to the lovely towns of Saumur and Thouars, both well worth a visit. The Theme Parks of Futuroscope and Puy du Fou are about 1 hour drive. The Valley of Apes (Valle des Singes) in Romagne is a great day out, especially for the children. A visit to La Rochelle is a must for its beaches, old harbour and excellent places to eat and drink, with street entertainers on summer nights.

A bit further afield you can visit Cognac, tour the distilleries and take a trip on the river. The ancient town of Saintes provides an interesting day out. There are plenty of outdoor activities to take part in including karting and horse riding. Mervent provides opportunities for lots of outdoor activities including kayaking and canoeing on the large lake.The pretty village of Vouvant nearby is worth a stop on the journey home with two lovely restaurants.