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Three cottages in a peaceful location with a heated 10m x 5m pool - Coquelicot



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Beautifully restored farmhouse in Poitou Charente, well equipped with plenty of charm and character

The three cottages at Arbre de Cerise overlook a grassed courtyard and barn with bicycles, table tennis, football table and darts. Beyond the courtyard is the fenced, heated 10 x 5m swimming pool which is furnished with plenty of sun loungers and shaded tables. The gites are all very well equipped with large LCD TV's with satellite channels, DVD players, ipod/iphone docking speakers and free WI-FI. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, large fridge-freezer and all the small appliances you would expect as well as plenty of crockery, cutlery and assorted kitchen utensils.

Arbre de Cerise is part of the small hamlet of Grange near Linazay and is surrounded by rolling countryside. We are situated of the edge of the Vienne; the climate in this beautiful region of south west France ensures reasonably mild winters and warm summer days. Delightful local villages with boulangeries, bars and restaurants, (which we can highly recommend), along with several historic market towns provide an extensive range of facilities and amenities all within 10 minutes drive.

Details for holiday cottage Coquelicot, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Coquelicot has a lovely, well equipped open plan kitchen and living room.

The living area seats four people and features a 26" LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player and ipod/iphone docking speakers.

The kitchen area is furnished with a round table seating four people and is equipped with a generous supply of crockery, cutlery, glasses, utensils and cookling equipment, as well as a cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron and clothes drier.

Upstairs there is one double room with French doors looking out onto the courtyard, with a built-in wardrobe, and one bright and airy twin bedroom.

There is also a family shower room with WC.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We immediately fell in love with Arbre de Cerise when we first visited and knew it was exactly what we were looking for - rural location, surrounded by sunflower and poppy fields but close enough to plenty of local market towns for the essentials and non-essentials. It also had the scope to develop it into three beautifully furnished and well equipped gites with room to put a large pool in the garden.

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


A well presented and attractive Gite with the bonus a lovely pool

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this charming Gite and whilst the middle of three attached Gites, it was still private and quiet. Well appointed and equipped with all the usual appliances and kitchen utensils required for cooking. Wifi was excellent once we found the correct code to use! The lovely pool was large enough to share if you needed too, and a great place to soak up the sun. Easy access to the main roads and very close to the N10 motorway making visiting the major towns a breeze. We did not have time to use the many bikes of varying sizes, but would be an ideal location to cycle around. And the resident cat was very welcoming too. Highly recommended! Phil & Camille from New Zealand

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful gite in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

The whole site is beautiful, the converted barn buildings, bright flowers and old well are stunning. We stayed in the middle gite, we were a little concerned it might be noisy, but the stone walls meant that it was very quiet. The gite was lovely and clean, well equipped and tastefully decorated. Both bedrooms are a good size, with ample storage and fans (although the rooms were quite cool despite the heat).

The garden is enclosed so our children could safely play outside and the barn has lots of games and table tennis, table football and a dart board to keep all age groups occupied. There is a good sized and well maintained pool which was hugely popular.

The gite owners happened to be on holiday at the same time, they were friendly and went out of their way to be accommodating.

We had a fantastic holiday and would definitely recommend it to our family and friends, I am sure we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Awesome 2 week holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and quaint place with everything you need right on your doorstep. With the bikes provided, you can easily explore the local area and see some amazing sights.

The accomadation is clean, tidy and well presented with all the mod cons that anyone would need/expect. Lovely pool area would recommend for a couple or a family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended !!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really beautiful looking property situated in lovely courtyard garden in the heart of rural France. The property is well equipped and we all felt very much at home and it is very clear that the owner has made a real effort to give all of her guests a great holiday experience – We didn’t want to come home !! The swimming pool is excellent, clean and very warm (which was great for our 2 young girls as they could spend plenty of time in the pool). The addition of a games barn with table tennis, table football and a large array of bikes of all different sizes really helps to keep everyone entertained. We would certainly recommend this property for anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in the heart of France – A great holiday, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

We had a super family holiday here, the cottages were extremely well presented and very clean. Brilliantly equipped with everything we needed. Swimming pool was wonderful and cleaned regularly. Area is very quiet and rural, it took us a while to work out where everything was but there was a helpful info pack in the cottage. All communications with the owner were quick, professional and helpful. We received our deposit back very promptly once we had returned home. Highly recommended thank you for a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday during our stay in the Coquelicot gite in Linazay ,Poitou Charentes. It was fab for the family as there were bikes available, table tennis and large safe gardens to explore.The swimming pool area was very relaxing too.Although not within walking distance of amenities , the local boulangerie was only a 5 minute bike ride away .

The gite had everything we needed and included English tv .It was spotlessly clean on arrival too. We enjoyed visiting the Valle de Singes (monkey sanctuary) and riding along the velorail at Confolens.

It was a very peaceful setting to relax I and we would definitely recommend others to stay here . We may even book again !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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From the Owner

Having stayed in many gites with our families over the last 10 + years (some were dreadful - filthy, badly equipped, old furniture), we knew that we wanted to provide the guests to our gites with something better. From being spotlessly clean, to matching crockery and cutlery, nice bedding and towels, well-equipped kitchens (home-from-home standards) yet still with plenty of French character and charm, to make a holiday relaxing and enjoyable.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Blanzay at 8 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 420 Kilometres Nearest Train : Poitiers at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Blanzay at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Rochelle at 110 Kilometres Car: necessary


Lots of clean, sandy beaches can be found less than 90 minutes drive away at La Rochelle. There are also boats out to the 'Islands of Tranquility' (Re, Aix and Oleron) from here.

One of our favourite beaches is at Chatelaillion-Plage - this charming seaside resort has a clean, sandy beach (3 km long - swept daily) which leads gently into the water and is ideal for children. Along the promenade are various restaurants and the small town behind has numerous shops and cafes.


50 minutes from Poitiers and Angouleme Airport.

75 minutes from Limoges airport.

120 minutes from Bordeaux airport.

6 hours from Calais.

4 hours from Caen.


Sauze Vaussais 10 mins.

Civray 10 mins.

Ruffec 10 mins.

Verteuil sur Charente 15 mins.

Chef Boutonne 15 mins.

Angouleme 45 mins.

Further Details:

Fascinating local villages with markets, churches, fine bars and restaurants as well as an extensive range of local facilities and amenities are all within a short drive.

The river Charente winds is way through many picturesque villages such as Nanteuil and Verteuil, dominated by a magnificent Chateau and offering riverside walks, kayaking and a selection of good restaurants.

The historic towns of Civray, Chef Boutonne and Ruffec all have excellent markets, restaurants and festivals during the summer.

The beautiful renaissance Chateau de Javarzay with its park and fishing lake and the 12th century Roman Church is 15 minutes drive.

Other places of interest include:

Poitiers (35mins) A university town. Great shopping and sightseeing.

Futuroscope (45 mins) France's answer to the Epcot Centre and Europe's premier image theme park.

Niort (40 mins) This lovely town offers excellent shopping made more enjoyable by pedestrian streets.

Cognac (60 mins) best known for the production of brandy. In Cognac visit the famed Cognac Museum and the houses of Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin and Otard. Go to Jarnac to visit Courvoisier.

Angouleme (30 mins) with many fine 17th and 18th century streets and houses to wander. Walk around the ramparts of the city and see some spectacular views. Visit the wonderful morning market (open every day but Sundays are best) or taste chocolate at Chocolaterie Letuffe.

La Rochelle (75 mins) A lively and vibrant port with plenty of shops to wander around, the wonderful harbour to explore and plenty of bars and restaurants serving excellent seafood.

Limoges (90 mins ) Visit the porcelain factories and the many stunning churches and cathedrals.

Confelons (30 mins ) A beautiful medieval town that sits on the Vienne river. Explore the town by foot and prospect for gold and garnet.

Oradour-sur-Glane (90 mins) Visit the fascinating World War II martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
30 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for any other details or if you would like to borrow a stairgate, highchair or travel cot

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover date in July and August is Saturday. But outside these months the changeover day is flexible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 03-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Sparkling, heated pool, with plenty of sun loungers +Free Wi-Fi. Ipod/MP3 sound systems. Games barn with table tennis. table football and adults and children's bicycles. Large flat screen TV's with FreeSat satellite TV channels. Dishwashers and washing machines

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • rafting


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Bed linen and towels are provided and the beds will be made up ready on arrival. Cots, high chairs and stairgates are available on request. All the gites have access to a central laundry room with two washing machines, Outside: The cottages have their own outside table, chairs and a BBQ. The shared, heated 10m x 5m swimming pool is securely fenced and the landscaped pool area is furnished with plenty of sun loungers and shaded tables for enjoying lazy days and convivial evenings. There are a range of childrens and adults bicycles available which you are welcome to use to explore the local countryside (it's very flat and traffic-free) or to collect the morning croissants.

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