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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking




Marguerite has a fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, cooker, microwave) which leads directly into the courtyard.

Adjoining the kitchen is a light and airy dining room/conservatory overlooking the garden and down towards the pool with a large table seating 8 people, a couple of easy chairs and a lovely old dresser.

There is a downstairs toilet off the dining room/conservatory.

The spacious lounge is full of character features, exposed walls a wood burning stove and a 42", flat screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player and ipod/iphone docking speakers.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms (1 x double, 2 x twin) with exposed stone walls and wooden floors. Two of the rooms have stunning French windows that open out to the courtyard below. There are also two bathrooms, one en-suite.

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About the property


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.

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Property Manager
Claire Card
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Claire Card

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.

Claire Card purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Claire Card chose Linazay

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact owner 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.


Accommodation and facilities for Margueritein Linazay in Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite shower room - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Toilet - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with ensuite shower room
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • rafting
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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Clean and fully equipped

  • 4 of 5

Lovely gite with everything that you're likely to need.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Lovely gite, home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Marguerite for a week only but loved the accommodation and swimming pool and other facilities. There is nothing missing. The immediate area around Linazay is quite limited as to what you can do but ad a place to chill it's perfect and if you want more the seaside is about 1.5 hrs drive away. Only downside for us was the pool got "taken over" by a large group staying in one of the other 2 properties on site so we felt restricted in the use of the pool. Still we had a great time and some quality family time together

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

On arrival at the cottage we found the cooker and some of the pans dirty.....also found that the family bathroom shower not working....but I have to say that speaking to the housekeeper she did come over and clean the cooker and got the handyman to sort out the shower head for us......overall the cottage was cosy and loved the swimming pool even if the weather was not that great to use it.....did managed a couple of swims....the area is lovely and we got out and about quite a bit......

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous House

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in a beautiful property.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved this property! one of the best!

  • 5 of 5

We had lovely time staying in Marguerite. The property was very well kept with everything you could possibly want. There was masses of space. A very comfortable sitting room with games and puzzles etc. A very well equipped large kitchen, a breakfast room and utility room, an outdoor eating area. The pool was very safe, clean and comfortable.

The area is very remote which was fine for us - we enjoyed the peace and tranquility. Sunflower fields everywhere. There was lots to do a short car journey away. Some of the things we enjoyed (family with 8, 6 and 4 aged children) were the valley de sange, canoeing, bike riding on the very quiet and safe roads. Swimming in local lakes etc.

I would recommend this gite for families with children. You do share the outdoor space with the other properties so you are not totally private, but because of the outdoor eating area being around the corner from the other two properties' tables it felt private.

All in all a very comfortable, peaceful holiday which the children loved!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful rural gite, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We loved being here and would like to return. There was something for everyone with the pool, table tennis and bikes, and it was all equipped and furnished to a high standard. Lots of little details like having adaptor plugs made it all easy. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
420 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
La Rochelle
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.

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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.