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Spacious, Family Friendly Farmhouse With Private Pool & Horses



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
House in La Chapelle Thireuil, Deux Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France - Situated In The Heart Of The Pretty Gatine Countryside

Our beautiful, old farm is situated in the Deux-Sèvres department within the Poitou Charentes region. We receive more than 2250 hours of sunshine per year and are nestled in the heart of the rolling hills and spectacular countryside. The spacious farmhouse is situated well away from the road making it both safe and private. You will have exclusive use of the large swimming pool. We have an animal farm and horse riding on site, along with a children's play area and games room. There is loads to do for the children who holiday at Saumort so their parents can relax!!

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of 4 - Sarah, Zak, Josh (aged 8) and Harry (aged 6) along with our very much loved furry friends - dogs, cats, horses etc.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a fantastic Holiday with you and have told everyone about it (especially the fresh eggs!) All the children enjoyed themselves and my two have told everyone how much they liked the dogs. We too would like to come again as it was so relaxing and the children loved it so will be in touch when we all get together again and discuss things. Thanks and Best wishes to you all, Louise."

"Thanks for the return of the deposit, that was a lot quicker than we have normally had to wait. Thank you for a very enjoyable holiday, the facilities were excellent and we seemed to have brought the best weather with us. The whole holiday experience was really enjoyable and we couldn't have asked for nicer owners to stay next to. The journey back to Calais went without any problems and we caught the boat with plenty of time to spare. I hope all the animals are behaving themselves, and that you are all keeping well. Once again thank you for a very enjoyable time, Regards, Tony."
Apr 2012
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Very Friendly Gite -

  • 5 of 5

We first came to stay at Saumort 10 years ago, as one of their first gite guests. We've been back every year since for our horsey fix, as well as to catch up with Sarah and Zac, who have probably been the friendliest and sincerest hosts we've ever met. Saumort is ideally placed for exploring the local area, either by walking, cycling or driving. The accommodation is basic but comfortable. You are, however, there for the swimming pool and the horses! Sarah is an amazing teacher and this is the ideal place to come if you want to improve your riding or even start to learn from scratch. There are pigs, chickens, goats and ducks to feed and their 2 young boys (now 11 and 9) are always happy to show your children round. You can make this holiday a private affair as the swimming pool and bbq area are completely private or you can engage with all the activities going on over the farm and join in! If you love animals and want a friendly English speaking family on site then this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We think we live in paradise! The area is so pretty with its rolling coutryside and wild flowers. The climate is great and there is lots to do.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Horse riding is available on site from a small selection of well behaved and well loved horses and ponies. Whether you are a complete beginner or more advanced we are sure you will enjoy riding at Saumort.


The coast of the Poitou Charentes is one of the most popular with French holidaymakers, known for its long stretches of fine sand and good weather. The famous coastal town of La Rochelle is located just an hour away. There are lively quayside markets, trendy bars and excellent restaurants. The idyllic beaches of the Ile de Re are also within easy reach and the island is well worth a day's visit in its own right.

There is also a sandy, lakeside beach with pedalos and life guard only 20mins away


You have the choice of driving on the excellent, usually traffic-free roads from one of the ports; a short flight to one of several airports from where car hire is available, or by taking a high speed train from London.


St Malo - 3 1/2 hours

Cherbourg/Caen - 4 1/2 hours

Le Havre - 5 1/2 hours

Calais - 6.5 hours


La Rochelle - 1 hour

Poitiers - 1 hour

Nantes - 1 1/2 hours


3km to boulangerie/local shop and bar

4km to superb restaurant

10km to supermarket, bank, pharmacy & post office

20km to sandy, lakeside beach

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season 2
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Low Season
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Mid Season 2017
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
High Season 1
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 3
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover Day:
High season changeover day is usually Saturday.

Notes on prices:
We offer substantial reduced occupancy discounts outside of high season. Do please contact us for more information.

Payment is by bank transfer or cheque. A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking. The final balance is due 8 weeks before the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 10-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities


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


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


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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • rural

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs, you will find a bathroom with toilet, shower and washbasin. Downstairs, there is another shower room (with shower and washbasin) and a separate toilet. And don't forget there are two solar heated showers in the pool area for emergencies!


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a triple bedroom with single bed and bunk beds. Downstairs, is a second triple bedroom. All rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, shelving, full length mirror and vanity table.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: The swimming pool and terrace area has been described as an 'oasis'. Set behind the house and enclosed on all four sides, the area receives full sunshine almost all day long yet you can relax and swim in complete privacy. The figure of eight shaped pool is 12m x 5.5m and has a 'roman end' with steps into the water. It is surrounded by nearly 200m2 of non-slip terrace with plenty of sun loungers and parasols. There is also a covered barbecue area with table and chairs, so you can eat outside as often as you like. Just next to the barbecue area is a sand boule court. Boule and palet are both provided, and the area is well lit, so all you need is a good supply of wine (and a sense of humor) for those late night competitions! Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron, games for games barn, sun lounger cushions and bbq equipment are all kept in the utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels (except pool towels) are provided free of charge.

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