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Luxury Farmhouse Gite sleeps 15 Large Private Pool Sunny Countryside setting



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Farmhouse In Sauze Vaussais, We are on the D113 Route de Theil ,Nr. Ruffec, Charente, France - Peaceful Location,perfect For Nature/Wildlife & 20 Minutes Walk To Local Town, Restaurants, Bars Etc

Lovely stone renovated farmhouse,divided into 2 units side by side,with 2 entrances, so you can holiday together, but have the luxury of 2 kitchens, living rooms etc, with lots of character, set in 3 acres of orchard and countryside. Lovely 12x6 metre, private salt water swimming pool. Lots of parking, hammocks and space, paved patios, with lots of loungers and chairs and outside tables for eating alfresco, large stone BBQ. We are within easy reach of the n10 and a10, and the nearest airports are Poitiers 45kms, Angouleme 50kms, la Rochelle 90kms, Limoges 110kms. It is a 6/7hour drive from Calais/tunnel, and 5/6 from Caen, le Havre, st Malo or Chebourg with l. D lines, Brittany ferries or p&o.

  • Sleeps 17
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Total relaxation.

Rural France at its best.

Brill pool!

Hammocks a winner.

Try Mels food.

Loved the guniue pigs and chicken

Lovely fresh eggs

Liked the treat of riding on Tallulah the tractor,
Aug 2010
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


A beautiful setting, two very thoughtfully and lovingly converted properties.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our family holiday immensely. The accommodation set across two houses was fine for our group's sleeping arrangements. We did however, find that having two kitchens caused us some difficulties, especially when trying to cook meals for our large group. Although crockery and cutlery were plentiful and very good quality, saucepans and cooking pots were sadly not so plentiful for preparing large amounts of food. (We didn't make requests from the owners but used imaginitive methods to overcome this). The owners were very helpful and knowledgable about the local amenities and places of interest and accurate local weather reports!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two week holiday in this wonderful gite, It was very clean. well maintained and equipped with everything you could need and the separate staircases were perfect for us our two teenage boys and friends. The pool, gardens, animals and hammocks made for an amazing relaxing holiday, we really didn't want to come home! Mel and Richard were brilliants hosts and were on hand to give us advice on where to visit and eat, which was invaluable as this was our first time in the Charente area. We can't wait to return soon and would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone wishing for a relaxing holiday in this beautiful part of South West France.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday, the gites we're lovely (photographs don't do them justice!), the pool was great and the hammocks and guinea pigs were a huge hit with the children. Mel and Richard were brilliant hosts and we would highly recommend Mel's cooking. We celebrated a big birthday while we were there and they helped to make it a very special day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely guests , we are pleased we could make there special birthday unique, lots of great memories, for us and these guests
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From the Owner

This property is ideal for relaxation, but close enough for all ameneties. No hills, so good for walking,cycling etc. There is lots of wildlife and birds in the area, as we are surrounded by countryside. There is Kayaking and Fishing lakes close at hand, as well as Crusader Churches,Chateaux ,golf nature reserves Vineyards etc..

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sauze-Vaussais at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 450 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Cognac at 50 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ruffec at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Sauze-Vaussais at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Rochelle at 90 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

We can cater for special nights, offering meals al fresco or inside, for special occasions.

Please enquire, this can be booked when you arrive, we need 24 hours notice

We do French, Mexican, Iindian, Raclette Chinese themed nights.

We can cater for most tastes.


The nearest beach is at La Rochelle, 90kms from the farmhouse.


Nearest airport.

Poitiers 45kms.

Angouleme 50kms.

La Rochelle 90kms.

Limoges 110kms.

5/6 hours drive from Caen.Le Havre, St Malo.

7/8 hours drive Calais/tunnel.

We do airport picks ask for pricing.

This Is rural France, So cars are recommended but not essential.


1 mile to Sauze Vaussais.

10 miles to Ruffec.

30 miles Poitiers (futurescope).

Niort 40 miles.

Monkey park 18 miles.

Chateaux 18 miles.

Cognac 35 miles.

Further Details:

There is a supermarket and petrol station in Sauze Vaussais.

It also has bars/restaurants/banks hairdressers/markets etc.

Ruffec 8 miles away has some lovely restaurants overlooking the Charente river

There is a lovely Market at Lezay on Tuesdays which is a 25 minute drive, also lots of local small markets.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
20% of the total is required as a non refundable deposit.
The rest is due 5 weeks before the start date of the holiday.
Payment can be made by cheque in pounds sterling or euros.
500 Pounds extra security deposit, will be taken with the final payment, which will be returned via cheque/internet banking, if no damage, breakages etc have been found, and the house is left as clean as it was found.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is change over day.
Arrival time is after 4.30pm, departure no later than 9.30am.

Notes on prices:
Discounts given on certain weeks if 2 weeks or more are required, just enquire for more details.

20% of total due at time of booking, rest due 5 weeks prior to the holiday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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From the Owner

Private pool.with safety childproof gate & fence..,lots of parking,outside space,.bbq hammocks etc. great for families and friends sharing, but having loads of space..lots of interesting things to do, horse riding, fishing kayaking , animal parks theme parks rivers, bikes can be hired easily, the roads are quiet and flat..

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


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


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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have showers, hand basins and toilets, and are finished to a high standard. 3 of the bedrooms are en-suite. 2 bathrooms are in between the 2 doubles, the double and twin bedded room there is an outside splash room, with toilet/hot shower.


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15/17 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, double room. Bedroom 2, twin bedded room. Bedroom 3 and 4 - double room. Bedroom 5, en-suite double. Bedroom 6, en-suite double. Bedroom 7, en-suite family, 1 double, 1 single, z bed if required. Double clic clac bed also available.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is very spacious with Lots of ample parking. Sole use of the pool, which has a childproof fence/gate surrounding It. The houses are 2 units side by side, it is a charentaise style long house, all one building, the entrances are just 8 metres apart from each other, so perfect for family and friends to share, and useful 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms etc, and benefiting from 5 bathrooms, plus and outside toilet and shower, with warm water, to use around the pool, the houses is very spacious, with lots of room. Outside: There is 3 acres of orchard and field, with lots of hammocks positioned on trees. There is lots of patios, outside tables and chairs, benches, parasols etc, and a large BBQ, The 12x 6 metre salt water swimming pool is private, with child proof, gate and fenced. Lots of sunloungers, and tables and chairs for use around the pool we have a trampoline, outside ping pong/badminton/swingball/croquet/outside chess/rounders bats and balls. Utility Room: Ironing boards, iron, hairdryers etc available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, tea towels, and all bedlinen is provided. Please bring your own pool towels for use around the pool. At the end of your stay, we ask you to leave it as you found it, if you would prefer us to clean it on your departure, we charge 120 euros. Other: There is an added sun room, overlooking the pool, with terrace, and settee, for chilling out in.

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