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Charming, Detached Farmhouse With Private Swimming Pool.



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Farmhouse in Lizant, Civray, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Location, Set In An Acre Of Private Gardens. Ideal Location For Cycling And Walking.

Set in its own spacious garden and surrounded by quiet countryside, this charming, detached, former farmhouse is an ideal place to get away from it all. The private swimming pool and large garden provide an ideal family holiday location. The interior of the property, with its exposed beams, stonework and wooden floors, is typical of the region and has been comfortably furnished in traditional French country style. Peuliard, a hamlet of Lizant, is located near to the pretty town of Civray in the south of Vienne. Nestling on the banks of the picturesque Charente river, Civray is dominated by an impressive Romanesque church which can be seen in all its splendour from the main square of the town. Pavement cafes and a twice weekly market add to the atmosphere of this pretty town. Fishing, canoeing and riverside beaches are also a feature on this stretch of the Charente river. Good area for cycling and walking. Shop 10km, café/bar 2km

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are three generations of a family, originally from Suffolk. Grandma and Grandpa bought the house in 1991 when they retired from teaching and we have all been enjoying it (and renovating it in the early years) ever since.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We would definately recommend your lovely holiday home and thank you for helping us to have a wonderful time." AV - August 2013

"May I say what a good time we all had at Peuliard. There were 10 of us having a family get together including our 4 grandchildren aged 3 – 7. The children (and most of the adults!) spent a large part of the time in and around the pool but we loved the Charente countryside. Walking, jogging, cycling and canoeing were also part of the fun. I have been sorting today through loads of photos which enhance the lovely memories we will all have." DM - August 2014

"Just back from a glorious week at Peuliard. Your house, garden and pool are fabulous and we had a great time." VW - August 2014
Apr 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


A wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely holiday in Peuliard! I wanted a place for my whole family, children and grandchildren to enjoy and this was it.

The house is set up for families. It is very well equipped with the usual household necessities but also with activities to appeal to all ages.

There is a large swimming pool as well as a table tennis table and tree swing outside and lots of games, puzzles, books for young and old inside.

The house is also cool in the hottest weather, we had temperatures in the nineties but not inside the house.

The area is beautiful, many places to visit and enjoy and the owners have a very full folder of details of sites and routes.

Despite having a full house this was a very peaceful holiday in a very peaceful place. The star gazing is wonderful, no light pollution. I thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in the house - just as expected from the description. Small hiccup at beginning although out of owner's control was handled quickly and efficiently. This is obviously a second home to the owners and has been a good project with a good result.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

Why this location? We already knew the area and found the countryside charming and peaceful. Yet the house is not isolated: it is in a hamlet of three houses and most of the shops and services you might need are to be found in the nearby village or the small towns of Civray and Ruffec, just ten minutes drive away. It is close to main road, rail and air links and a comfortable day’s drive from the Channel ports. The area offers all kinds of activities and entertainments, everything from a picnic and swimming in a local Plan d’eau (water park) to a day out at Futuroscope. It is especially good and safe for walking and cycling.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Poitiers airport 50 mins drive, La Rochelle about 2 hours, Limoges airport about one and a half hour's drive - all served by Ryanair from Stansted. Bordeaux airport is 2 hour's drive - British Airways fly from Gatwick. St Malo is 5 hour's drive. Calais and Boulogne approx 7 hour's using new A28 making it auto route virtually all the way. Car hire essential.


Lizant, with bakery and bar is 2km away. Genuoille, another village with a free tennis court, is 3km away. The nearest towns are Civray (8km) and Ruffec (12km). Both have a variety of supermarkets, open daily. The property lies about 50 mins from both Poitiers and Angouleme, for a wider range of shops.

Further Details:

There are many things to do in the local area: river/lake swimming and canoeing areas, 'Go Ape' style adventure park, cycling and walking trails, animal parks/monkey sanctuary. Futuroscope theme park is 50 mins drive on the N10 towards Poitiers.

we have an information folder at the house with more details about local activities, restaurants etc.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
22 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Booking form will be sent once an enquiry is made by email. Deposit of £200 is due on booking and the balance must be paid 60 days prior to arrival. A refundable security deposit will be required on payment of the balance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

No 2 Peuliard was bought twenty-four years ago as “a project”. A realistic forecast, as this old fermette, though mostly sound, was very primitive and seemed to be slumbering quietly, enclosed in its acre of neglected garden and meadow. Alongside it was an attractive valley and all around was farmland and woodland. Over the years we have restored it into a very comfortable family holiday home, carefully keeping original features like the stone-flagged kitchen floor. At the same time we have made many friends and enjoyed joining in local village life. We have had a lot of fun and a lot of help from our grown-up children who now bring their children to enjoy the simple pleasures of French country life.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs toilet - Toilet
  • Ground floor wet room and separate WC. 1st floor bathroom/WC with over-bath shower.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (ground floor) with twin beds Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with double bed Bedroom 4 with double bed with additional 2 single beds.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Welcome pack provided on arrival, including bread, milk, tea, coffee, pasta, sauce and wine. Outside: The house is surrounded by a large garden with ample garden furniture and sun loungers. The 10m x 5m swimming pool is fenced and has it's own patio/decking area. There is a terrace at the rear of the house, with table, chairs and sun parasol for eating al fresco. There is also a fire pit, in case the evenings get a little chilly. A meadow forms the rest of the garden, ideal for family games (although fairly rough underfoot) There is also a table tennis table available for guests. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included (as well as separate towels for the swimming pool.) The property is cleaned between changeovers, but if extra cleaning is required this can be arranged between you and the cleaners. Other: Toys, DVD Player, Television, CD Player, Books, Radio

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