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Gite For 2 People In La Feolle, Civray Area



Updated: 18-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Holiday Home in Civray, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France - The Gite Is About 15 Min From The Main Trunk Road N10 And 8 Min From Civray

Located in the small hamlet of La Feolle in the Civray area in the Poitou-Charente Region. It is a small and private extension to a main house in a countryside setting, with open fields around. Enjoys the privilege of countryside life, the Gite has spacious accommodation and private garden at the front and rear. Recently developed and decorated to a high standard the Gite offers a kitchen/dining area (5.6m by 3.5m). The kitchen is fully equipped with a window looking onto the rear garden, and the dining area includes dining table to sit comfortably at least with 2 extra guests. From the kitchen, a door leads to the rear of the property to a terrace, outbuildings and large garden. Above ground swimming pool, garden furniture and BBQ are available, also games and bicycles.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ben Lalmy
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2017

About Ben Lalmy

retired to this second property in France where I renovate constantly to make the place hassle free living.

Ben Lalmy purchased this house in 2010

Why Ben Lalmy chose Vienne

relaxing lifestyle

What makes this house unique

relaxing lifestyle

8 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


A fantastic and truly tranquil stay!

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was accurate, however, did not do the gite justice with regards to the amenities! We were truly breath taken by the thought that had gone into the gite. We had everything we needed for a relaxing two weeks and more. The gite is comfortable and spotless and offers couples the chance to sit out at all times of the day and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. There are also more than enough activities to do within the gite, which encouraged us to have more gite days than outings!

Ben is an excellent host, who takes into account your every need. He was friendly and approachable, ensuring that we had everything we needed and created the right balance of being there to talk to and respecting our family/friend time whilst at the gite.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we listen and we aim to please our guests and those returning will most certainly find new things to raise satisfaction to delight
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Absolutely Fab!

  • 5 of 5

Ben is a generous host with both his welcome pack, lovely accomadation and his time.

He is at hand if you need him, but very aware of his guests need for privacy.

Lovely place inside and out , we would definitely recommend La Feolle and will one day return.

The area has a lot to offer and Ben offered good advice and info as to where to visit .

We recommend the Auberge in Blanzay, run by an English couple, good food at an affordable price, but to be honest we enjoyed making our own food because cooking facilitates are excellent in the house and in the garden.

Pool was great , as well as the many activities available. Star gazing at night in the vast garden was a favourite of ours.

We give Ben and his lovely property 10 out of 10

Angela& Tony from the North West of England

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: feedbacks from our guests are most welcome to help us focus on their needs whilst away from home and yet to feel just like home without loading the car boot of all these litle most have. We will endeavour to have them available for you here.
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Ideal holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely place, Ben has thought of everything - a full welcome hamper (we are now addicted to the chocolates!) was lovely. Comfortable bed & every facility you need. In a lovely quiet location, but a lot to see without going a great distance. We particularly enjoyed Ben's recommendation to visit the primate reserve, not something we would have thought of doing, but most enjoyable. The pool was much appreciated, as was the shady eating place. Ben I've looked at my bird book, the one I saw & described to you was a Hoopoe. The property was as described & clean & very well maintained, I would recommend it to anyone as an ideal place for a quiet holiday. Very many thanks Ben.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I aim to do my best to insure that my guest not only have the most comfortable stay but also offer tips to visits interesting sights to suit the taste of my guests. It is most rewarding for me to see that my efforts are appreciated. Hope to see you again
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Very Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This property is the perfect setting for a lovely, peaceful and relaxing holiday. The Gite is a good size for 2 people and the outside space is vast with numerous seating and dining areas and an above ground pool to keep you cool. We were made very welcome by Ben on arrival and as we had late on a Sunday evening he very kindly had provided a 'welcome basket' of food and drinks, including bread, fresh fruit and fridge items including milk and butter. There are extra touches at this property thoughtfully provided by the owner. The Gite itself has a large bedroom, a good size bathroom, a mezzanine lounge area with TV and a good size kitchen dining area. WIFI is also provided. Whilst staying at the property we had a couple of days out and visited La Rochelle & Rochefort on the coast (approx. 1 hr 45mins drive), and a visit to Cognac and the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Jackie for your kind comments. I do hope to have you as guests again or see you for a cup of coffee if you are going to be passing by Civray- best wishes Ben
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An oasis of calm.

  • 5 of 5

" I need peace and calm" my hard working wife declared! What a good choice this gite was for fulfilling that request. The room sizes were generous, well equipped and easy to relax in or out for that matter. There are several relaxation areas dotted about the substatial gardens but most used was the pool area. Ben was very helpful or invisible depending on ones requirements. We rarely re visit a gite, preferring to find pastures new, but this is one we will return to for sure. Thank you for all your advice Ben and see you soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome. Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us and all that the Gite has to offer. We would love to welcome you back again hopefully in the not too distant future. Thanks so much for the fantastic review! All the very best & take care Ben
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Absolutely fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW! We arrived a little bit later then expected and was greeted by the owner Ben, who was a wonderful host. Although living next door he kept himself to himself but was always available if needed. He took us on a little tour of the area, which was useful as it showed us the short cuts to the main town of Civray and he also pointed out activities in the local area.There are lots of leaflets in the bureau which we found useful.

The Gite was fantastic, well equipped and very comfortable. We were greeted with a well needed 'Welcome Pack', which had everything we needed after a long day, as was the pool . The best part was the peace and quiet. Living in a city we really appreciated it. I can recommend going for a walk down the many lanes after sunset , we were lucky enough to see some deer.

Thanks again Ben for a lovely stay. You will come highly recommended to family and friends. We would not hesitate to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you do much for your kind words Debbie. We are vert pleased you have both enjoyed your holiday in the area around here and your stay in the Gite and its facilities. It was a pleasure having you and we do hope to welcome you back and your friends again sometime soon. All the best
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From the Owner

relaxing lifestyle

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers. Limoges, La Rochelle at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Blanzay at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 660 Kilometres Nearest Train : Saint Saviol at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Blanzay- Auberge du village- at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Rochelle at 90 Kilometres Car: necessary


La Rochelle and coast : 90 minutes drive.

Bordeaux- 189 km (2 hrs)

Arcachon Bay 255 km (2hrs 40 min)


Poitiers Airport: 50 min - Limoges Airport 75 min - La Rochelle Airport 90 min


Nearest town Civray 8 miles. Nearest village:Blanzay: 2 miles

The Gite is about 15 min from the main trunk road N10 linking Poitiers (North) 49 km away and Angouleme (South) 75 km away.

Further Details:

Nearest town Civray 15mins has a market twice a week (Tuesdays & Fridays). Restaurants, bars and all business facilities such as banks, post office, 4 supermarkets. Worth visiting nearest town of Confolens (Festival 9-15 August).

Other attractions: near Gite :

- Vallée des Singes (Valley of Apes, of 15 ha) - 7 minutes

- Chateau d'Epanvilliers - 7 minutes

- Futuroscope in Poitiers

- Planète des Crocodiles: at Civaux with some 200 reptiles including crocodiles.

Please visit my own website for more info & videos for local attractions to visit: http://www.giterentalfrance.co.uk

Places to eat /relax for a drink

- Auberge du Village - Blanzay (2km)

- Hotel du commerce - Civray (7 km)

- Auberge du Marronnier - Romagne (9 km)

- Le Bouton d'Or- Saint Romain (10 km)

Counryside walks and bicycle rides - discover the landscape and deer early morning and late evening, also beautiful sunsets for photographs!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
25 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Cleaning option £35

Booking Notes:
You may wish to use the payment facility offered in this site of Owners Direct or by postal cheque or Bank transfer (please email us to forward to you details) to pay the first instalment - a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the cost of the holiday. Balance is payable 8 weeks before holiday start date. The balance should include a damage deposit of £150.00, which will be refunded within 1 week after your holiday provided that no damage or breakages have occurred. Pack and Go service offered as optional cleaning service for £30 GBP (Euro 40) to be added to your bill or payable cash (Euro 40) on departure. If the Gite requires cleaning on departure and Pack & Go service not paid, the charge of £35.00 will be deducted from the Security Deposit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Saturday - Saturday. Arrivals not before 4pm and departures by 10am. We are flexible and we can accommodate other days of arrival/departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices revised 13 Jan 2016. Prices for longer period e.g. for people seeking to purchase a house and looking for longer rental period, please contact us for reasonable rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-Apr-2017


From the Owner

relaxing lifestyle

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Newly decorated bathroom with deluxe corner shower, wash basin, WC.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious bedroom with kingsize bed.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Sorry no pets and no smoking. Outside: Large garden with garden furniture, sun loungers, garden table with parasol. Different areas in the large garden for relaxing. Above ground swimming pool. Table tennis and darts. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath towels provided New set provided weekly. No maid service. Guests are expected to leave the place as clean as found on arrival or select the option to pay 35 euros on departure an thus receive the whole deposit refund.

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