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Family Friendly Converted Barn With Private Garden, Heated Pool and Play Loft



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Barn in Surin, Nr. Civray, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France - Relaxing Retreat In The Heart Of The Vienne Countryside

Our one hundred and fifty year old barn has recently been converted to provide a comfortable retreat from the stresses of modern living. We have kept many of the original features and have reused much of the original materials, while sympathetically creating a modern home with all the conveniences you could desire.

Le Mas offers four bedrooms that sleep up to ten adults and children. We also have two cots for infants, bringing the maximum number of guests to twelve. Three bedrooms are on the ground floor and the fourth is on the first floor. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities.

The property is surrounded by gardens and patio areas on three sides, while the 10 metre heated swimming pool has been sited to enjoy the sunshine throughout the day.

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

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a wonderful villa - fully equipped to a high standard. Lovely grounds and fantastic pool. Great relaxing views. We came to relax and certainly managed to do so."

"We've had a fabulous week - marvellous surroundings and extremely comfortable house. Lots of walks - local walks and chateau recommended - and al fresco dining enjoying evening sunshine."

"We've had a great time here. The villa is everything we wanted and more! The boys have played football, swam in the pool and played tennis at courts nearby. The weather has been up and down but we have had so much to do it's not mattered at all. Looking forward to coming again!"
Oct 2012
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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We have been having villa holidays for the past 25 years in all over Europe and this is one of the most well equipped we have ever stayed in. The accommodation was spotless and very comfortable. The owners have gone to a lot of effort to ensure your holiday is perfect. We would highly recommend this house if you want a quiet secluded and peaceful holiday

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pure relaxation in rural France

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay in this wonderfully converted barn last year. It's always difficult to decide where to stay when you are faced with so much choice on the internet but when we arrived we knew we weren't going to be disappointed. From the minute you arrive there is a wow factor as you open the door to the vaulted ceiling living room, the rest of the property follows on with the same pleasing homely feeling. Everything you need can be found easily and the kitchen is very well equipped for every level of chef! Everywhere is clean and fitted out to a very good standard. We were blessed with lots of French sunshine for our stay and spent most of our time by the pool which is a very good size, large enough to have a decent swim if you feel like it and is surrounded with brilliant views of the local countryside. If you feel like exploring there is plenty to do in the local area and we found the information pack provided was really helpful. We would definitely recommend this property to our family and friends and would love to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect place for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Le Mas a number of times now and it always feels like our home away from home. The barn is carefully thought out with a magnificent lounge, wonderful amazingly equipped kitchen and an en-suite for every bathroom. The heated pool is fabulous and we even get the wi-fi signal sitting out next to it as we sip red wine and relax in the sun. There are any number of places to visit but if I am honest, we just pray for good weather, which somehow we usually seem to get and stay by the pool. The best holiday rental I have ever stayed in and I know I will be back often.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We arrived with the family (10 in total) to stay in the Barn for a week, if was a dream, plenty of space, very clean and each room was nicely decorated with everything you may need and more! The play loft gave the children space to chill out if needed, the pool was used every day we all enjoyed this, along with the outdoor dining area and views across the fields. Supermarket was in driving distance and many attractions were all with easy reach of Surin, the property handbook gives you all the information you may need.

Well done Heather and Neil for converting the barn into a lovely home and holiday let, The only down side was that we could not stay longer!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Couldn't be better

  • 5 of 5

Six adults, two children,7 & 5 had a brilliant time at Le Mas. The house is perfectly arranged with more than enough room to escape the grandchildren for an hours reading !. Heated pool is a real bonus on those days when there might be a nip in the air. All the equipment you need & acres of space outside for games & barbecues. All in all, the perfect place for a family holiday & have no hesitation in recommending it to others

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place is incredible! We had to double take when we arrived as we thought it must have been a mistake-such a beautiful converted barn with everything you require for a great family break! It had more equipment in the kitchen than I have in my own at home! The toy attic was a huge hit with the kids.swimming pool was amazing! Plenty of eating space to enjoy long evening meals as the sun sets. Loads of garden space to play games or look for lizards! The bedrooms are all ensuite. Everything was clean/fresh and tidy. We were so sad to leave and will definitely book again. Thank you for giving us a holiday to remember!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


It is approximately two hours drive to La Rochelle and the coast.


Le Mas is:

Less than an hour's drive from Poitiers-Biard Airport. (Ryanair)

One hour twenty minutes from Limoges-Bellegarde Airport. (Ryanair & Flybe)

Two hours ten minutes from La Rochelle Airport. (Ryanair, Flybe, Easyjet, Jet2)

Two hours fifteen minutes from Bordeaux Airport. (Ryanair, Flybe, Easyjet)

The nearest channel port is St Malo, which is four hours fifty minutes drive, while Calais is approx. seven and a half hours drive.


We are 10 minutes drive from shops and facilities at Civray and Champagne Mouton. We are 20 minutes from the larger market town of Ruffec.

The cities of Poitiers (1 hour) Limoges (1 hour 15) Niort (1 hour 15) and Anglouleme (1 hour) all offer excellent shopping opportunities.

Further Details:

Four minutes drive away, Genouille has a boulangerie and a bar. A short ten minute drive away, Civray has two supermarkets, banks, post office, market and all the other facilities you might expect in a busy town. Alternatively, a smaller supermarket is a similar distance south at Champagne Mouton. Slightly further to the west Ruffec is another market town with two large supermarkets and a good selection of facilities.

Le Mas is situated close to the border between Vienne and Charente, in the eastern half of Poitou Charentes. No matter what kind of holiday you prefer, you’re bound to find something to enjoy in this diverse area.

For those who like to go out and about there is a wide variety of attractions within an hour and a half of Le Mas.

If you prefer delving into the past, there are prehistoric sites and Romanesque architecture, while those wanting a cinematic experience might be interested in the Parc du Futuroscope, just north of Poitiers.

Anyone who lives to shop are within ninety minutes of four major towns and cities: Poitiers, Angouleme, Niort and Limoges. There are also numerous smaller outlets selling local produce, not to mention the markets held in towns and villages throughout the region.

Families with children can find a good selection of attractions catering for the younger members of the family, such as the Vallee des Singes near Romagne, while there are numerous leisure and activity parks within an hours drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 13
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 16
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 17
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 18
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If you wish to book please contact us and we will send you a booking form.

Before your holiday we will send out our comprehensive house handbook along with full access/travel directions.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday and you are welcome to arrive any time from 4pm onwards. We ask that guests depart no later than 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for the exclusive use of the whole property, per week. It includes all utilities, internet access and land-line telephone calls.

A 25% deposit is payable at the time of booking, with the balance required eight weeks prior to arrival, along with a £150pw refundable security deposit. Payment accepted by cheque or bank transfer.

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Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Red bedroom ensuite - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Blue bedroom ensuite - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Green bedroom ensuite - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Yellow bedroom ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Separate toilet - Toilet
  • All bedrooms have either en-suite bathroom or shower room. The separate toilet is off the kitchen, via the utility room.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - The blue bedroom - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Plus space for one cot (if required)
  • Bedroom 3 - The green room - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, plus space for one cot (if required)
  • Bedroom 1 - The red bedroom - 1 Double Bed, Plus space for one cot (if required)
  • Bedroom 4 - The yellow room - 2 Single Bed
  • Le Mas sleeps a maximum of ten children and adults in four bedrooms. Cots available for an additional two infants. The red bedroom is on the first floor. All other bedrooms are on ground floor level. The blue and green bedrooms have single sized day beds that provide seating when not required as a bed. All bedrooms have bedside tables, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers for clothes storage.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: Le Mas is surrounded by lawned garden on the north, east and south side. It is fully enclosed with a fence and hedge and with two solid wooden gates. A 10x4 metre heated pool is available for your exclusive use. For the safety of younger guests there is a pool security cover that prevents access to the water in the event of a trip or fall. A large sun terrace surrounds the pool and there are two outdoor dining areas and a barbecue. A large table, seating 10, is immediately outside the house. There is also a smaller patio with a table and chairs on the south side, perfect for catching the last rays of evening sun with a glass of Pineau. There is covered parking for 2 or 3 cars. Utility Room: Washing Machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board, sink, separate wc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, tea towels and house towels included. Please bring your own pool towels and cot bedding. Property is cleaned on changeover day. Other: Upstairs activity loft/playroom for kids. Includes toys and games for all ages. Books, puzzles, Flat screen TV, video with a library of children's tapes, a playstation 2 console and a range of games. TV also receives British channels, including CBBC.

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