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Gites with pool in pretty village - 2 mins walk from & local bar/restaurant - Farmhouse (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps max 9)



Updated: 13-Oct-2016
Ideal for a large family or two families sharing - perfect base for exploring this stunning part of France!

La Petite Ferme is a small group of pretty gites converted from former farm buildings and set in the heart of an historic village. The Farmhouse can sleep up to 9 people and is perfect for a large family or two families sharing. The two smaller gites can accommodate 4 people and we frequently have visitors that enjoy having the whole place to themselves. The gites are arranged to give maximum privacy with their own terrace/bbq and outdoor seating areas. The local bar/restaurant is a short stroll down the hill. Enjoy time in our lovely swimming pool - we have plenty of sunbeds and parasols - or keep cool in our well stocked playbarn and enjoy the games and toys, play a game of table tennis, pool or table football. We have fishing nets and bicycles for you to borrow so you can set off and explore the lovely walks and safe cycle routes that surround the village. A short drive away are the market towns of Aulnay and Saint Jean d'Angely where several lively markets are held each week.

Details for holiday home Farmhouse (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps max 9), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 2 Bathrooms

A lovely farmhouse with an open plan kitchen/living area, a well-fitted kitchen with electric hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. There is a double bedroom on the ground floor with an ensuite shower and toilet, and a comfortable pull out sofa bed in the living room if required. Upstairs there is a shower room and 2 bedrooms, one has 3 single beds and the other has a double and a single bed. (We can provide a cot if required). Laundry and drying facilities are located in a barn at the rear of the property. Throw open the doors and enjoy sitting in the sunny south-facing garden which has BBQ and outside seating. Relax by the heated swimming pool where there are plenty of sun loungers, or enjoy a game of pool or table tennis in the cool of the Playbarn. Borrow our bicycles and fishing nets and head off to explore the beautiful countryside via our local cycling routes, safe and suitable for all ages

  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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 moved to France in October 2015 delighted to have found this former farmyard and buildings that had been converted by the previous owners into 3 gites and a lovely home. We have enjoyed updating the gites and exploring this beautiful part of France and we now look forward to sharing our local knowledge with our visitors.

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Speaks English, French, German

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


A French rural holiday

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in The Cottage, one of the smaller gites but very clean with good facilities. We had lots of privacy and were able to have barbecues without restriction. The small complex has a lovely heated swimming pool with plenty of poolside furniture. The owners are very friendly, outgoing and helpful. Access and egress can be tricky.

The village of Dampierre sur Boutonne has a historic chateau, an inn with good catering and a local shop which doubles as the post office and sells a good variety of food including excellent baguettes and croissants and is within easy walking distance of the gite.

The gite is well located for touring the area in which there is a wide selection of typically French markets and small ineresting towns. All in all a good centre for relaxing by the pool or touring the Charentes.

I would certainly be able to recommend this property to a friend or relative and the large gite (farm house) with its private garden would be ideal for families and safe for young children when the gate is closed.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holidays at Saint Jean d'Angély

  • 4 of 5

We have had several holidays at this property and can not speak highly enough of the fantastic customer service the owners provide.The property is well maintained and very clean and well cared for and I would have no hesitation in recommending this to a friend or relative, and have in fact done so.There is a swimming pool and games room on site which my two grandsons make good use of.The property is situated in a quiet village and there is a pub/restuarant close by.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The village of Dampierre sur Boutonne is ideally situated for both inland and coastal exploration. The village has a bar/ restaurant a beautiful Renaissance Chateau and a 12th century church, and is surrounded by lovely countryside and safe cycle routes. With lovely market towns a short drive away, and the beaches and bustling resorts along the Atlantic coastline an hour's drive away, it really is the perfect place to be!

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


We are approx 1 hours drive from the stunning Atlantic coast and a little closer to the lovely sandy Chatelaillon Plage with its weekly market and many restaurants.

La Rochelle, Cognac, Saintes and Poitiers are all under an hours drive.


La Rochelle and Poitiers are the closest airports approx 1 hour drive. Saint Malo is the nearest ferry port just 4.5 hours drive. Local shop sells bread and provisions and local bar/restaurant La Bonne Etap 2 mins walk from the door.


Aulnay our nearest town has banks, chemists, boulangerie, supermarkets and restaurants is 8 km, St Jean D'Angely a larger town with more variety is 12 km. Futuroscope Theme Park at Poitiers is about an hour.

Further Details:

There is a handy shop in the village that stocks all the staples including wine. They sell fresh bread and other bakery items daily. We also have a bar/restaurant where you can rub shoulders with the locals and practice your French.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 1
25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 2
1 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 3
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require 25% deposit on booking and the balance 8 weeks before the commencement of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
For rentals of 7 nights or more we have a Saturday changeover day. Your gite is available from 4pm and check in is between 4pm-8pm. If you require a later check-in you will need to arrange this with us in advance, we do not take check ins after midnight!
Gites are vacated by 10am on departure day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds sterling.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

La Petite Ferme is in the centre of the pretty village of Dampierre sur Boutonne enjoying the benifits of village life including the local bar/restaurant just a 2 min stroll from the door.. There is a grade A fishing river running through the village and we are in the perfect spot for walks and cycle rides, or a kayak trip down the river! If you want a little less tranquility La Rochell, Cognac, Poitiers and Saintes are all less than an hour away. Alternatively, relax beside our lovely swimming pool and let the children amuse themselves in our spacious Playbarn, packed with toys, games, table footbal, pool, and table tennis!

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

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

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Light and airy double room, with single bed if required.
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed, Large, light and airy room (can accommodate cot if rqd)
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, double bed with en-suite shower room and toilet


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: There are no hidden extras. bed linen & towels for use in the gite are provided, but we do ask you to bring your own swimming towels. We can also provide cots and high chairs. Outside: The Heated pool is 10x5 meters with Roman steps at one end and is 1.5 meters deep throughout. The pool area is completely enclosed to comply with French security regulations.

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