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Le Colombage - Self Catering Medieval Village House & Garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5-6, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathroom. walled garden, central village location

Whether you are a couple, holidaying with friends or as a family, you will enjoy this this vibrant friendly French village, relax in the ambient surroundings it offers, whilst still being central to many popular tourist attractions (Puy du Fou, Futuroscope, the Loire valley and its chateaux, to name just a few).

Centrally located town house in the idyllic village of St Loup. This fully equipped, fully centrally heated, beautiful, medieval town house is open for bookings all year round. With its private walled garden, the house boasts large, light and airy rooms with a plentiful supply of character, antique furniture and quality fittings. Visitors to the gite will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the charm and history of this lovely part of France.

For more information about the house village and local attractions, look us up direct on "stloupgites dot com" or request our link through the enquiry box.

More Details

Martin & Sharon Harding
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 September, 2016

About Martin & Sharon Harding

Sharon and Martin moved to France 'lock stock and Barrel' back in July 2005 along with their two children then aged 7 and 10. Searching for; better weather, a good village culture, and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the French lifestyle; the Deux Sevres became their new home. Since moving, property renovation has featured heavily in their daily activities, converting a run down farmhouse and village forge into their new family home where they also run a small holding of sheep, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and a veg patch. Now fully immersed in the day to day french life, the charming house at St Loup keeps them busy and has proved to be very popular with their guests.

Martin & Sharon Harding purchased this villa in 2008

Why Martin & Sharon Harding chose Deux-Sevres

In the summer of 2007 whilst on an afternoon’s visit to St Loup village to look at its lovely 15th Century chateau and quaint medieval streets, the house which is now “Le Colombage” was spotted, having just been put up for sale. Like all the other houses on the ‘Grand Rue’, it had been built in about 1450, and had over time housed many craftsmen and artisans. It is believed that originally the property was a boulangerie, selling bread over the large stone slab directly to the village folk standing in the cobbled street. The house and luckily a lot of its original antique furniture, was purchased from the French family who had occupied it for the previous 150 years.

15 months of sympathetic renovation followed, revealing original features which fashions over the centuries had hidden.

What makes this villa unique

Recognising the unique nature and enviable location of the house (in the main street next to the boulangerie), it became apparent very quickly that ‘Le Colombage’ was ideally placed for holiday rentals. Research showed that it would appeal to young and old alike, for holiday makers wanting to experience traditional french village life (boules on the green type of thing, local bars, small restaurants etc), whilst being within easy travelling distance to the many attractions this area of France is famous for. So the decision was made to make it available as a high quality gite. Le Colombage opened its door to visitors in March 2009.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Loup-Lamairé in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both bedrooms have en-suite facilities (shower, toilet and wash basin). On the ground floor there is also a separate toilet, shower and wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 to 6 persons (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms are light and airey with heavily beamed ceilings, wooden floors and various pieces of french antique furniture. Master bedroom - antique carved double bed & en-suite toilet / shower room. Bedroom 2 with dressing room - two antique wooden beds, 130cm & 120cm and en-suite toilet / shower room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Le Colombage is available from January to December. During high season the week runs from Saturday to Saturday. Part weeks are available out of season, contact owner for details and availability. Outside: The ambience and historic feel of the village and house extends into this walled garden with its mature shrubs, and sun-deck area. Situated behind the kitchen at the rear of the property, the garden provides additional space where you can relax and dine. External lighting, a six place patio set with sun shade, sun loungers and BBQ are available to guests to benefit from this outside space. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron. Plus associated household cleaning utensils. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The rental cost is based on four people, 7 nights accommodation, electricity, and the provision of a change of linen and towels for guests staying more than one week. A weekly maid service for these guests is available upon request.

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.30 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
30% of the rental cost must be paid within 7 days after booking. The balance plus security deposit should then be settled at the latest 6 weeks before the date of arrival at the property. If a booking is made within 6 weeks before the arrival date, full payment must be made within 5 working days after booking. Security deposit of £150 is also required to be paid at the time of final payment. Any incidental costs will be deducted at the end of the stay and the remaining deposit will be returned.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday. Arrivals after 4.30pm. Departures before 10.30am. Out of season this can be variable.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds, Euro values are available, please contact the owners. Free Wi-Fi and telephone calls to fixed lines to 100 destinations.

30% upon booking with remainder 6 weeks before arrival by UK sterling bank transfer. All information will be provided by the owners upon the initial booking request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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