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Two Luxury Gites with a Swimming Pool set in 3 acres central Poitou-Charentes - The Willows

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Jul-2016
Luxury Gites, Chatain, Nr Civray, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Location, Surround By Sunflowers And Maize Fields, Ideal For Walking, Cycling Holidays

"A hidden gem in the Vienne" A romantic place for couples, safe for families and truly stress free. The cottages have been finished to a very high standard whilst retaining attractive original features. Stunning crystal clear, fully fenced 10m x 5m pool. 2.5m Roman steps for easy access, and solar shower. 3 Acres of garden for playing and relaxing. Situated in a little hamlet with almost no traffic its ideal for walking & cycling. Superbly positioned in beautiful open countryside. Despite its peaceful rural setting it is a short drive to both Charroux and Civray. Civray is a lively town with a twice weekly market, bars and restaurants and supermarkets. If you are looking for relaxing holiday away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life this is where you need to come. Rural France at its best.

Details for holiday cottage The Willows, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Renovated to a high standard with modern comforts, character exposed beams and traditional stone walls. Vaulted entrance leads to a open plan kitchen, diner and lounge. Fitted kitchen with gas cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, and microwave, use of a washing machine. Dining table, two sofas and tub chairs. Satellite TV, DVD player (some English DVDs available). French doors opening on to the garden. Downstairs double bedroom. Shower room with sink, WC, washing machine and hair dryer. Upstairs Master double bedroom with en suite deluxe corner shower cubical, wash basin and WC. Twin bedroom. Bed linen and towels are provided as well as a generous welcome pack.

Cot, highchair and stairgates available all free of charge.

Private terrace area with tables, chairs and barbecue. Fantastic countryside views. Three acres of tranquil mature garden with numerous trees for shade to have a siesta.

**Ask about low occupancy rates**

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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1 holidaymaker review

Derbyshire
5

Fabulous Gite

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed two weeks in this well equipped gite . The gardens are beautiful and the pool well maintained - perfect peace and quiet !

Unobtrusive owners happy to help if needed .

We would thoroughly recommend this gite if you are looking for a relaxing holiday or a base to tour the area from

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 75 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pleuville at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 424 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ruffec at 27 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N10 at 33 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Charroux at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fouras at 145 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Bike hire available for the whole family for exploring the beautiful countryside. www.bikehiredirect.com

"During one week in September I managed to cycle most days and never had to follow the same route twice. There is a wonderful network of minor, almost traffic free, roads meandering between fields of sunflowers and maize.

The towns of Civray, Charroux, Ruffec, Confolens and Availles-Limouzine are all within easy riding distance of Les SAULES.

A particularly pleasant way to begin the day is to ride the short distance into Chatain to the boulangerie over the Roman Bridge and the Charente.

For those who prefer off road cycling there are several trails which are described in leaflets available from local tourist offices".

Ray,

Dunblane,

Scotland.

Coast/Beach:

La Rochelle is the closest beach approx. one and half hours by car. La Rochelle is a beautiful fortified city with shops and fantastic fish restaurants. Sandy beaches.

Travel:

Easy journey from the UK by car or plane

Ferry ports

Caen 4 hours, 425km.

Dieppe 5 hours 30mins, 431km.

St malo 4 hours 50mins, 340km.

Le havre 5 hours, 373km.

Calais and the channel tunnel a longer drive at 7 hours 700km

Airports

Just an hour away from Angouleme brie champniers 52km, Limoges bellegarde 73km, Poitiers biard 65km.

Distances:

Situated in a little hamlet called Bonnezac. Ideal area for walking or cycling with designated routes to explore the countryside. 1km from Chatain with an Ancient Roman Bridge that crosses the Charente river. Charroux 10mins boast a very impressive historic covered market and ancient abbey tower. Also bars, restaurants, boulangeries, pharmacy, bank, tourist office, small weekly market. Small narrow streets take you back in time.

Further Details:

Plenty to do out and about.

Civray 15mins is a lively town with a market twice a week. 12th Century Romanesque church. Restaurants, bars, boulangeries, banks, tourist office, many supermarkets. Fete du Grand Pont in August.

Confolens 20mins Medieval town situated at the confluence of the Vienne and Goire rivers. Le Festival Confolens 12th-17th August.

Spend a day fishing at a nearby lake, rod hire available & bacon butties.

Vallée des Singes: a 15 hectare monkey and ape park near Civray in the Vienne where many of the 350 primates, from gorillas to chimpanzees and squirrel monkeys, travel freely through the trees and along ropes strung between them, or are enclosed on large islands which allows them to move as they please.

Planète des Crocodiles: at Civaux in the Vienne has a collection of around 200 reptiles from eight different species of crocodile and alligator.

The Chateau of Eagles: An encounter with exotic birds, the Chateau of Eagles offers a show of beauty and boldness in a unique and exceptional setting.

Futuroscope: the theme park near Poitiers that’s a mix of thrills and education with rides and 3D and now 4D films.

Poitiers offers a lot to see in terms of art and architecture as well as impressive Notre Dame. The busy centre is full of narrow, winding pedestrian streets for shopping and exploring.

Aquarium: at La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime, 12,000 marine animals, with 70 different aquaria within the complex, including a shark tank over three levels.

Maison du Cognac: visit one of the big names cognac houses in and around the town of Cognac in the Charente.

Oradour sur Glane: village of Martyrs preserved since the massacre of the Germans.

Limoges famous for wonderful pottery with cobbled streets.

Vivonne Canoeing and kayaking.

Isle of payre with boating, golfing, fishing and hiking.

Melle Silver mines and historic village.

Chef Boutonne Renaissance chateau at Jarvasay.

Verteuil with a wonderful fairytale Charentes chateau.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
Rate 2
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Rate 3
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£735
for 7 nights
£735
 
 
Rate 4
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£935
for 7 nights
£935
 
 
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please contact us for a booking form and payment details.
Signed booking form to be returned with a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the cost of the holiday. Balance is payable 8 weeks before holiday start date. The balance to include a damage deposit of £150.00 (1bed),£250.00 (3 bed) which will be refunded within 7 days after your holiday providing no damage or breakages have occurred.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Saturday-Saturday. Flexible out of season. Arrivals not before 4pm departures 10am. Prices include utilities. Bed linen, bathroom towels and kitchen linen are provided for the first week. A change is then available 10 euros per bedroom.

Notes on prices:
We offer a shopping service give us a list and it will be waiting for you. This is a free service, just your shopping to pay for!
Stair gate, high chair and travel cot are available free

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: For more information and special offers please check out our website. Bed linen and towels are provided as well as a generous welcome pack.(Please bring your own pool towels). Book both gites together and enjoy exclusive use of the pool and garden. All accommodation is non smoking. Bike hire available for the whole family. Please note we are in rural France and although we offer WIFI internet this is not at a particularly speedy rate but email access good. Outside: Stunning crystal clear 10 x 5m fenced swimming pool. Gently sloping to deep end with large Roman steps providing easy access. Solar heated shower. Sun loungers placed around the pool for soaking up the sun, also parasols. Extra table and chairs under the trees for shaded dining. The 3 acre garden consists of a wide variety of fruit trees and flowering shrubs. A walk around the grounds is a wonderful way to start the day with that first coffee. Each gite has it own terrace BBQ, Chairs, tables, sun loungers and parasols are provided. The garden is alive with birdlife, many different and fantastic species. Resident red squirrel (Roger) Spot the deer in the nearby field.

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