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Holiday Cottage On Our Organic Smallholding

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Aug-2016
Farmhouse in Lathus-St-Remy, Poitou-Charentes, France - Ideal For Walking Or Cycling Around The Many Well Marked Tree Lined Rural Lanes

Conveniently situated only one hour in each direction to their capital cities of Poitiers and Limoges, Chez Tartaud is surrounded by undulating farmland with tree-lined fields, cut into the dramatic rocky waters of the Gartampe river. Much of this landscape can be explored on foot or by bike on many of the leafy lanes (chemins) accessible directly from our smallholding where an abundance of flora and wildlife abounds. Bird-watchers and wildlife-spotters will love it here. You have access to the 12 acres of our organic smallholding. Our children love the animals, fresh vegetables, pond, fields, trees and the stream - we even have plans to restore the old lake. We offer eggs and seasonal vegetables direct from our potager, which beats supermarket taste with its just picked freshness. Preserved bottled vegetables, jams and pickles are also available.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Married with 2 children.

Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

A charming small holding - a real find.

  • 5 of 5

This is exactly what a small-holding should be: charming, beautifully run with pairs of pigs, goats and cows - almost like a rural Noah's ark on a small scale. The gite is comfortable, clean and elegantly simple with no jarring details. It is lovely to open your own front door onto a pond and to eat breakfast looking at the ducks outside. And if you are wise, you will ask for some homemade jam to have with your croissants - for the home produce, including fabulous fresh veg, is part of the delight of this place. We were welcomed with fresh flowers and delicious black grapes from the vine growing nearby. Viv and Mick are kind, friendly and capable hosts but you also have plenty of privacy because the gite has its own little garden looking onto the pond. A really special place, a find.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kate and Robin for your kind words. We agree that this is a lovely area of France and are so pleased that you appreciated our lifestyle and the comfort we offer in the holiday cottage. Kindest Regards, Vivien & Michael
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5

Idyllic Gite and with wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time here, the perfect place to unwind and relax!

Mick and Viv gave us a warm welcome and were wonderful hosts throughout our stay. The Gite is beautiful and the pictures don't do it justice! The beds were comfy and the private garden perfect.

The river beach was lovely to swim in and cool off on a hot day. Montmorillon is a picturesque French town that offers a perfect day out or restaurants. However we enjoyed cooking every evening in the well equipped kitchen, often with fresh produce kindly supplied by Mick.

We highly recommend this his little gem and will be returning our selves next year.

Many thanks Mick and Viv

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We moved here to downsize and become more self sufficient. The gite rental allows us to share the beauty of this area in France and sample some of our homegrown produce.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Voulzie at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Julien at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Poitiers at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 or A10 at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Voulzie at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Water Skiing at L'isle Jourdain or St Cyr at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Voulzie River Beach at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The popular river beach is only 5 minutes by car or a 20 minute walk.

Travel:

Situated mid way (1 hour drive) between Poitiers and Limoges which both have airlinks to many UK airports with FlyBe, EasyJet, Ryan Air and Air France you can start to relax after an hours drive.

If you prefer to drive, ChezTartaud is 7 hours from the Channel ports or for the more adventurous, Eurostart link via Paris or Lille, TGV to Poitiers and then SNCF to our local village of Lathus (1.5km).

Distances:

About 1.5km by road (or chemin) passing the equestrian centre is the village of Lathus with a small supermarket which includes the butchers, there are two boulangeries (one who deliver direct to our farm most mornings), florist, doctor, pharmacy, post office, bar/restaurant and bank.

Montmorillon is a 20 minute drive to a choice of Supermarkets and weekly markets.

Further Details:

Chez Taraud is surrounded by undulating farmland with tree-lined fields, cut into the dramatic rocky waters of the Gartampe river.

Much of this landscape can be explored on foot or by bike on many of the leafy lanes (chemins) accessible directly from our smallholding where an abundance of flora and wildlife abounds. Bird-watchers and wildlife-spotters will love it here.

You have access to the 12 acres of our organic smallholding. Our children love the animals, fresh vegetables, pond, fields, trees and the stream - we even have plans to restore the old lake.

We offer eggs and seasonal vegetables direct from our potager, which beats supermarket taste with its just picked freshness. Preserved bottled vegetables, jams and pickles are also available.

Ideal for walking or cycling around the many well marked tree lined rural lanes 1km to the dramatic rocky waters of the river Gartempe, with small swimming beach, licensed fishing, canoeing - sailing, tennis and horse riding nearby. Local village shops and bar are only 1.5km, the historic market town of Montmorillon 20 mins drive.

Days out include Furturoscope, Oradour-Sur-Glane (World war 2 village and exhibition), Porcelaine museums and factory shops, Cities of Limoges and Poitiers all within an hours drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£395
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£395
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
We will send you a booking form on receipt of your provisional enquiry indicating the price for your stated holiday dates. An initial payment will be required on booking, where the remainder and the breakage deposit are required 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Due to cheaper flights on weekdays we try to accommodate requests but our preferred changeover day is Saturday particularly in High Season. Minimum booking 2 nights.

Notes on prices:
Prices include Linen & Towels. Cleaning is available on departure at £35.

Arrival after 4pm departure by 10am. If you wish to arrive earlier or leave later please let us know as we do offer this at price per hour.

The cottage must be left in the state that you would wish to find it. End of stay cleaning is available on request on arrival for an additional charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Good Life! A quite rural but comfortable holiday cottage with all the mod cons to allow you to relax and unwind. The many tree lined tracks which are right on your doorstep are great for long or short strolls in the beautiful undulating countryside.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room adjoining the first floor bedroom comprising of large shower, sink and WC.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: First floor bedroom with romantique 4 poster bed with adjoining shower room. This bedroom also includes a single bed for small families.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The holiday cottage is next to the duck pond and is therefore not suitable for young children but is a great winner with past guests being amused by the antics of the ducks while enjoying a relaxing time on the terrace. Outside: Private landscaped garden with BBQ and furniture borders the duck pond, perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing but not suitable for young children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are included. Local cleaning service available at extra cost.

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