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Magnificent House and Grounds, Heated Salt Water Pool, Family Friendly, WIFI

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Magnificent Manor House in Faye-l'Abbesse, Nr. Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Location On The Edge Of Picturesque Village Of Faye L'abbesse, 5 Minutes Walk To Amenities

La Belle Echappee is a traditional maison bourgeoise, a spacious family home, set on the edge of the picturesque village of Faye L'Abbesse in the Deux-Sevres department of the Poitou Charente region. Surrounded by fields and open countryside, the house is set within walled and gated grounds of 1 hectare offering an abundance of activities and entertainment for all the family. Offering stylish and extremely comfortable living including wireless internet connection, with 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 15 plus baby. La Belle Echappee's accommodation is equally suited to family holidays or groups of friends. Within a 5 minute walk are a bar and pizzeria, a small supermarket, a post office, a pharmacy, a boulangerie, a hairdresser and the village church. An abundance of country walks and cycling routes are situated around the property. The nearest town of Bressuire is 10 minutes, drive and is the second largest town in Deux-Sevres, with numerous restaurants, shops, supermarkets and bars.

  • Sleeps 15
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week at La Belle Echappee which began with your warm and genuine welcome. We all enjoyed the pool and the space. The swimming pool was one of the best we have experienced on holiday. The area near the pool is cleverly designed. The grandsons loved the grounds and play equipment that you thoughtfully provided.



A second heaven if ever there was one! From the time of the warm heartfelt greeting on arrival, to the very reluctant farewell. We think you deserve every accolade going – superb! For this family, so active, the pool is a fantastic asset - a wonderful holiday, thank you.



Our party of 11 have just returned from a terrific week at La Belle Echappee - everything was top quality - the relaxing location (within walking distance of all the basic amenities in the village), the quality of the accommodation, the comprehensive range of leisure equipment and pool. Best of all were our hosts, Diana & Graham, who could not do enough to make sure our stay was perfect.
Dec 2012
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25 Reviews

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5

An unblemished beautiful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Diana Bowser our host met all of our needs and more! Our extended family numbered 12 with a few visitors along the way. The property was beautifully clean with facilities to suit every need. Wide open spaces for kids to ride bikes, table tennis, volleyball, heated swimming pool. Inside catered for kids and adults alike. Such a perfect place for either chilling by the pool, travelling to the Loire, or Atlantic Coast. We used the summer kitchen outside everyday/night only eating breakfast in the kitchen. Did I mention fresh eggs collected from the hen house each morning?

Diana thank you for your constant attention. We loved it and would love to return to La Belle Echappe - maybe with a friends next time!

Best wishes.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Holiday, Accommodation and Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at La Belle Echappee.

The House and grounds were fantastic. The House was large enough for us to all have our space and was really well kept and clean. With everything we would ever need there. The grounds are spacious and there is a huge range of things to do; Swimming (will come to that shortly), Ping Pong, Football, Running, Cycling, BBQ, Badminton, the list goes on. The Swimming Pool was perfect; nice, warm and clean. We spent a big chunk of the week in or around the Pool area as it was so lovely: it provided plenty of shade, if wanted and also plenty of seating/lying areas. Pool comes with a cover for the night or when not in use (in case of small kids). Its a salt water pool which i had never been in before - but it was great.

Diana and Graham were perfect hosts. They greeted us, provided us with as much info as we needed for things to do, where to go shopping or eat etc.. There was a load of information leaflets in the Living area for ideas on what to do - In the end, we spent most of the week at the property as it was so nice.

We did go to for the day to Pou de Fou - maybe 30 mins drive from the property - recommended for slightly older Kids (my youngest was 10_ or Adults who dont mind a lot of walking and standing - but I would recommend this day out.

We also went to some local villages/towns for food or a walk around. Lovely quite area with Bressuire a short drive away with larger shops.

There was a large group of us, with ages ranging from 1 to 65 and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time here - Would definately go back

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about La Belle Echappee. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here so much and all that the property and grounds has to offer. We really hope to see you again in the future.
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Great accommodation and excellent amenities

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation and facilities are excellent. Huge entertainment areas for families and kids. Swimming Pool very welcome. Kitchen and lounge areas very useable and functional. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent review. I really hope to welcome you back to La Belle Echappee in the furture.
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A fantastic spacious house.

  • 5 of 5

Our forth holiday at this lovely house, described as our youngest as 'our second home'. Great grounds and pool for the kids and lovely walks through the countryside for us all. Diana and Graham are great hosts; always available to help and advise but never intrusive.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a brilliant review following your forth holiday here at La Belle Echappee in as many years. We are privileged that you treat it as your second home and it was wonderful welcoming and catching up with you all. Here's hoping it's 5 on the trot next year.
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Best gite we have stayed in France

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to a very friendly welcome from Diana and Graham,who we both very helpful hosts.the house was very clean,spacious,extremely comfortable and very well equipped with fab beds,bed linen and towels.although we stayed in February the heating was very efficient and totally at our discretion also had plenty of hot water.great country location.Awesome time was had by all and would definitely

Stay again.check out Graham's free range eggs.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time on your return to write such a glowing review for us. It was our pleasure to meet you all and we really hope to see you again on your next trip to France.
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Thanks for a lovely holiday again!

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed another relaxing holiday at this lovely house; mainly relaxing around the pool but also bike rides through the countryside and a day out by train to Les Sables d’Olonne. Diana & Graham were great hosts as always; never intrusive but always ready with help and advice if needed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing this great review for us, it was a delight to see you all again on this your third successive year here at La Belle Echappee. We hope to see you again soon.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Special Interest Holidays - Tailored to meet your specific requests.

Available: April, May, June, September and October

Painting Holidays: With excellent light, stunning views and historical interest, we offer a wonderful base for groups of artists - the area is steeped in History and offers unspoilt landscapes and some of Europe's most imposing Timuli, Romanesque Churches, Chateaux and Museums.

Walking Holidays: With an abundance of wonderful walks though the local countryside, La Belle Echappee is ideally located to hold a group of Ramblers who would like to breathe in the unpolluted French air and explore this unspoilt region.

Cycling Holidays: This region is a great place to take a cycling holiday with virtually traffic free roads and beautiful scenery. The old railway route between Bressuire and Parthenay has been converted into a cycling path giving 30kms+ of safe riding.

Wine Appreciation: We will invite a Wine Expert to bring a variety of wines to sample and purchase.

Coast/Beach:

The Atlantic coast and the magnificent beaches at La Rochelle, La Tranche sur Mer and Les Sables d'Olonne are within two hours drive.

Travel:

Poitiers Airport: is within 1 hour drive

Nanes Airport : is within 1 hour 30 mins drive

La Rochelle Airport: is approximately 1 hr 45 mins drive

St Malo Port: 278 km/174 m approx 3 hrs 30 min drive

Le Havre Port: 438 km/272 m approx 5 hrs drive

Caen Port: 353 km/219 m approx 4 hrs drive

Cherbourg Port: 440 km/273 m approx 5 hrs drive

Calais Port: 613 km/381 m approx 6 hrs drive

Distances:

The nearest town of Bressuire is 10 minutes drive and has numerous restaurants, shops, supermarkets and bars. There is also an ancient Chateau and a newer Chateau sitting side by side - both are set in a park with a children's play area and lovely walks along the river. The medieval town of Parthenay with its beautiful ramparts and stunning hill-top views is 20 minutes drive away. Local markets close by can be found at Bressuire, Airvault, Parthenay and Thouars (all within 25 minutes drive).

Further Details:

The Deux-Sevres region has a mild micro-climate and is the second sunniest region in France, benefiting from the warmth of the La Rochelle Basin. There are many tourist attractions in the region including the Puy du Fou, a picturesque park of over 40 hectares where one can take in chariot racing in a Roman amphitheater, breathtaking displays of falconry, jousting and much more. Within an hour's drive is the Marais Poitevin, a maze of waterways and luxuriant vegetation, known as la Venise Verte, or green Venice. It can be accessed from Coulon, officially one of the most beautiful villages in France. Take a trip on a guided punt, or explore it on a self-guided trip. Futuroscope, the famous theme park of the moving image, offers adventures on land, sea and in outer space using the latest projection system technology. Other towns to visit include Saumur and its Cadre Noir (National School of Horsemanship), and Chinon, site of a medieval castle, and the unique gardens of Villandry, all about an hour's drive. The Loire Valley, famous for its chateaux and wines, offers some exceptional scenery. The Mervent Forest, situated on the banks of a lake, has something to offer everyone, including walking, rock climbing, horse riding, and mountain biking.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£343
for 2 nights
£1,200
 
 
High
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£600
for 2 nights
£2,100
 
 
Low
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Low/Mid
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Mid
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
High
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Low
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
High
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£429
for 2 nights
£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
La Belle Echappee is open 12 months of the year.
On confirmation of reservation we require the deposit of £300 per week with the final balance, including security bond of £200, to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.
Guests should depart by 10am and new guests may arrive from 4 pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wash basin unit and wc Bathroom with bath with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle, double wash basins and wc Bathroom with bath/shower over, wash basin and wc 2 x Separate wc's with wash basins

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1:king bed, drawers, dressing table, wardrobe Bedroom 2:twin beds, bunk beds, drawers, wardrobe Bedroom 3:king bed, double bed, dressing table, wardrobe Bedroom 4:double bed, drawers, wardrobe Bedroom 5:double bed, single bed, drawers wardrobe

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: It is possible to rent the house as a 3 bed-roomed configuration, please ask the owners for more details. Outside: La Belle Echappee has a gated driveway with ample parking for several cars. The swimming pool is 10x5 metres with roman steps, and is fully heated (average temp of 28 degrees). The salt water system is much kinder for the skin and eyes. At the side is a solar heated shower. Sun loungers, chairs and small tables surround the pool. Two large patio tables with an abundance of chairs are in place for alfresco dining along with two gazebo's and a rattan suite for relaxing by the summer kitchen. The summer kitchen has a sink and cupboards, fridge, kettle, roll out canopy and a large gas BBQ and charcoal BBQ. Here there is also a toilet and washbasin ideal access from the pool and is where the washing machine is located. Large lawn areas are suitable for all outside games, with badminton net, football net, boules, croquet and badminton equipment and an outdoor table tennis table & bicycles are provided. Close to the pool is a play area with swings, slide and a climbing frame. Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes airier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All the luxury bed linen and towels are included. Changed for each booking and every Saturday on bookings of 2 weeks or more. Other: The toilet and washbasin located at the side of the outside summer kitchen houses the washing machine and clothes airier.

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