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Beautiful Stone Charentaise Farmhouse With Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Sauze Vaussais, we are on the D113 Route de Theil ,Nr Limalonges, France - Peaceful Location Within Easy Walk Of Shops And Restaurants

This beautiful farmhouse is set in 3 acres of countryside, there is lots of outside space, with hammocks to chill out, and we overlook countryside on all sides. The house retains a lot of it's original features,has all the mod cons, large fitted kitchen, large dining room, and lounge area. There is a patio at the back which overlooks the pool and orchard. There is ample parking, and we have a stone built BBQ for eating alfresco. The local town of sauze vaussais is only a 5 minute drive/half hour walk, with restaurants, pubs, supermarket, garage, banks, hairdressers etc. The area teams with wildlife, and there are plenty of walks and cycle routes. The large towns of poiters, niort and angouleme are within an hours drive, these are very historical with beautiful architecture. There are lots of things to do and see in the area, if you can tear yourself away from the pool!

The pool is secure with childproof lock,there is plenty of space for rounder football badmington etc

More Details

Mrs Melanie Grainge
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2017

About Mrs Melanie Grainge

We have fully renovated this property and hopefully,

this shows in the workmanship..It has been a labour of love, with lots of sweat, laughter and tears !!We live here in sunny west France all year and there is no going back. The house and surrounding countryside teams with wildlife, and every day is a complete pleasure, a stark contrast to the North east of Engalnd where we both grew up.

Mrs Melanie Grainge purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Mrs Melanie Grainge chose Deux-Sevres

The friendly people, and the sheer fact it is still rural France at its best

Visited the are a lot over the years and fell in love with the laid back lifestyle,beautifull scenery,Sunflowers, lack of people ,respect the young have for everyone and their polite bonjours in the morning, are a great way to start the fresh bread,croissants,fields of red poppies,cheap wine,cheese, being able to eat al-fresco all year round ,,,need i go on

What makes this farmhouse unique

Healthier lifestyle, leaving the stress of self-employment and staff and paperwork and health and safety regs behind, not being in a traffic jams each morning, being able to see the doctor the same day, and you choosing the time to see a specialist,

being able to ski , as only 3 hours away, likewise nip to Spain 5 hours away, oh and we loved the house, as the French like to say we have brought it back to life..


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Limalonges in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • The house has two staircases with two double rooms on each side, each side has it's own bathroom with shower and toilet. The splash room outside also has a toilet for easy use when you are around the pool, this water in the outside shower is also heated.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Clic-clac double bed in living room. Travel cot. Zed bed. All rooms are nicely decorated have lots of beams and natural stone.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The pool outside is beautiful, 12x6 metres so it is very large. We do have guests staying in our B&B who occasionally use the pool, but on the whole you have sole use. It is slightly sunken and has a lovely ornate blue fence, with a childproof lock. We have an outside trampoline, swingball, ping pong, badminton, croquet etc, plenty of outside and in door games. There are lots of outside tables and chairs, on your personal patio, around the pool and in the orchard, where we also have hammocks. There is a large BBQ, with an undercover seating area, to keep the sun at bay. There is a 2 acre field, so plenty of space for everyone, also ideal if you have a dog. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided, this includes tea towels and oven gloves, we ask that you bring your own pool towels.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


4.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Could it REALLY get any better?

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful property is in an ideal location for househunting, holidays and 'get away from it all' short breaks.

On arrival we were warmly welcomed by our hosts, Richard and Mel, who then showed us around the property where we met the menagerie of animals, the firm favourites being the runner ducks, although the guinea pigs who are in liberty in the garden were a close second.

Our evening meals were on par with any first class restaurant and the breakfasts more than ample.

The swimming pool was a welcome chill out after a busy day and there were many interesting things with which the children could entertain themselves, the trampoline being well used.

There are many places well worth visiting near by, La Vallee des Singes is a must and the Silver Mines at Melle are very interesting.

It is one of the best places in which we have ever stayed and will definitely go back there again and heartily recommend it as a 'must stay' as nothing was too much trouble for Richard and Mel....amazing hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests, and now great friends
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  • 5 of 5

he most beautiful gite we have stayed in! Run by the nicest people you could ever wish to meet! This was our first family holiday abroad with our children and we didn't want for anything! When we arrived late at night the inside of the gite was just 'wow', clean, spacious and has all the mod cons while still being a cute farmhouse. In the morning we woke up to discover huge gardens, crystal clear pool, trampoline, swings, hammocks, table tennis, free range guinea pigs and much much more! The owners were so welcoming and helpful and make the most delicious food...if you book in to eat with them you will not want to eat anywhere else again! This place is simply perfect, for families, couples or with friends! We will definitely be returning! Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a shame!

  • 3 of 5

Without doubt, a lovely house and garden, and well equipped. However, watch out for your disappearing deposit! Ours was withheld by the owners to cover a subsequent TV engineer's visit (to switch the TV channel from DVD back to DTV!) and a few other petty (and arguably invented) charges. In addition, if you like your own space on holiday, then this set up won't work for you because the owners are in the adjoined farmhouse and behave in an unboundaried way.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is way out of line, i have been running this gite for over 6 years now, and this is only the 2nd time we have witheld any of the deposit It is amazing when things go wrong, how the clients always want to blame the owners of the properties. Truth is these are our properties and we like them to be used and enjoyed, and not abused. How can we act in an unboundaried way ! we own the property it is in 3 acres, we are very discreet, cleaning the pool and cutting the grass, tending to our animals, and chatting to guests if they want us too. The gite was left damaged and unclean, and this is a very unfair review, and 2 tvs had actually lost their channels, and been swapped from satellite to airiel, nothing to do with dvd players at all
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Melanie and Richard for a wonderful holiday at Chatenet. We were a group of eight sharing a family holiday. The house is beautiful and very spacious with two separate staircases which gives each family that extra privacy. Our children aged between five and fourteen had a wonderful time enjoying the swimming pool and badminton, along with the opportunity to enjoy the company of all the animals that made our holiday an extra special and relaxing experience. Melanie and Richard were always available to help with any queries which gave us that extra reassurance as they spoke English. The house was amazing and was equipped with everything that was needed to make a lovely holiday. We were fortunate to have good weather which meant we were able to enjoy our meals outdoors every evening in the lovely spacios garden. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Leamington Spa

Amazing Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 (2 boys - 2 (nearly 3) & 5 at the time). We stayed here with another family (2 girls - Just 2 & just 4). It was perfect. The house is amazing. Worked perfectly having 2 staircases up to different bedroom areas. Gave us some private space. We had the bedrooms that lead off from the lounge and they (particularly the master bedroom) were beautiful. Slightly larger and more spacious than the other bedrooms, but we would have been happy with either. Really well equipped.

Don't buy cleaning products until after you have arrived. There were loads in the house when we arrived and we had spent a fortune on buying new.

The grounds are stunning. The kids loved the trampoline, badminton, boules and swing ball (and the adults did too). The pool is really well looked after. The animals were fantastic. The kids were allowed to find the chicken eggs, there were guinea pigs running around - although they stuck to one area. Just amazing.

We sat by the pool one night and the owner gave us a bat detector which was brilliant. We also saw a glis glis (not sure of spelling).

It is remote, but that is what we wanted. Little town just up the road with a supermarket. Loved the area though. Lots to visit. The river area near Ruffec was stunning. Spent lots of time here. It was about an hour and 10 mins to Ile de Re which is well worth the trip.

Can't rate this place highly enough. It ticked all our boxes.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £213.09

Booking Notes:
Bookings are taken any day, at our discrestion so we will do 6,10 days etc. Arrival time 3pm departure time 10.30. A deposit of 20% a time of booking is required the balance 4 weeks before the holiday. A security deposit of 250 pounds is required with the final payment, which will be returned a week after your stay if nothing is broken or damaged, and the house is left as clean as it was found

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day. Arrival 3pm, departure 10.30am.

Notes on prices:
Long Winter lets available with big discounts depending on length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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