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Family Friendly Gites with pool, playground and much more

Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 Bedrooms one ground floor, Wet Room ground floor, Sleeps 6, Central Heating.

Our hamlet is set in a wooded rural area 2 miles from the village La Ferriere en Parthenay having a bakery, 2 cafe/bars and a small store. The larger supermarkets and many other shops, cafes, restaurants etc are only a further 10 minutes away in Parthenay a large town full of historical monuments and modern facilities.

The Deux Servres region of France enjoys the most sunny days after the south of France and is perfect for biking, walks, visiting the local lakes and unspoilt villages or just relaxing here around our large swimming pool.

Rose Dimenna
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Rose Dimenna

We are hugely passionate about what we have created and feel sure that it will be a place everyone will enjoy.

Rose Dimenna purchased this chateau / country house in 2009

Why Rose Dimenna chose La Ferrière-en-Parthenay

We fell in love with this quiet hamlet, close enough to all the modern day requirements and amenities, but far enough to enjoy the natural beauty of the French countryside.

Over 3 years we have together physically built the complex you see in the pictures, block by block, stone by stone, lots of hard work, laughter, tears and pure determination.

The grounds and surrounding countryside is full of wildlife, and we love every day in this beautiful area.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our pool is a must when all need to do is cool down and enjoy some fun time.

The play area and outdoor space is great for everyone to let of steam or relax and all this close to great offsite activities.

Come and enjoy the fabulous ambience, leaving relaxed and refreshed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for making our holiday a great one. The boys have come back exhausted, which I think can only be a good thing! Mum and me also managed to relax, which is brilliant considering we had 3 boys. Your hospitality and helpfulness knew no bounds and we have had a great experience in your lovely French gite.

I hope you are enjoying your new and many guests!!!!

Once again, many thanks.

Julisa Hedges - July 2013

The photos of the gites do not do them justice.


Catriona O'sullivan - July 2013
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in La Ferrière-en-Parthenay in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in wet room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation £5 supplement for 1 night stay on arrival Taxe de sejour €0.40 per person per night on arrival Summer - Weekly evening events - BBQ - Karaoke - Open air film night. Bike hire available payable locally at €3.50 1/2 day, €5.50 full day - discount for multiple bike hire Wifi available payable locally at €10 per week or €3.50 per day - discount for 2nd week Towels available at €2 a week per towel Washing Machine at €3.50 per load Outside: The external areas consists of a 12m x 6m swimming pool, children's play area, pool and table tennis tables, sandy volleyball court, football areas plus plenty of open space. All this is set in over 2 acres of land backing onto the forest area. We also have bicycles for hire to explore the local countryside.


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Family Friendly Gites with pool, playground and much more
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Lovely Gite and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful holiday , Gite was great lots of things for kids ( even teenagers ) to do. Hosts were very nice and put on events if you want to participate.

Wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this gite. This was our 2nd time staying here and we have already booked to go back again next year. We stayed for 2 weeks and only left the gite on 3 occasions, as there was so much to keep the children entertained (children are aged 7-9 years)Aside from the lovely pool, there is a volleyball court, football goal, play area, table tennis and pool. Owners-Rose and Neil also organise volley ball games, a sports afternoon, group bbq nights and movie nights for those who wish to participate. All were great fun. The gites are clean, bright and modern. Rose and Neil are perfect hosts- relaxed and friendly and there if you need them.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to see you and we look forward to seeing you next year.
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So relaxing for adults-lots to do for kids

  • 5 of 5

Rose and Neil were brilliant hosts. So interesting to hear their story of how they developed their dream. Our boys (aged 10 and 14) loved the space that they had outside and the fact that they could independently swop from swimming, table tennis, football, volleyball, basketball and lots of other outdoor games. We loved the outdoor film night with popcorn for the kids and a glass of wine for the adults. The Gite was very clean, well equipped and had lots of storage. Large supermarkets within 15 mins drive and lots of BBQs enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was lovely to meet you and great to have the boys join in with activities. We hope to see you again in the future. Enjoy the last of the summer holidays. Rose & Neil
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Perfect Escape in France

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as described. It is located approx 2km from a very small village and about 15 mins drive to the town of Parthenay where the nearest supermarket is located (Lidl).

We travelled with 2 children (8 & 12). Our children had so much space and freedom here. There is so much to keep them occupied. Pool area is great , lots of space. The play area is great, suitable for football, volleyball, playing in the sandpit or just running round as children do. The accommodation has everything you need. The wifi signal is great should you require it and there are plenty of English speaking tv channels. The gite is clean and beds are comfortable.

Neil and Rose are perfect hosts who are there if you require them. They will happily source information and assist you however they can. Very welcoming hosts.

There is lots to see in the surrounding area but some days it is hard to pull yourself away from the pool. You can easily spend the day at the property relaxing and enjoy a bbq in the evening while catching the last rays of the sun. We tried horse riding, visited Lake Cyr for a swim and hired a pedalo and visited La Vallee de Singes which was a great day out at a monkey sanctuary.

Would suggest that you bring a Sat Nav with you if planning on visiting attractions.

We would not hesitate to recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Enjoy the rest of the summer and maybe see you in the future.
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Fab time in an amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Travelled to this Gite as a family of four including two children aged 11 and 4. After a very long journey from Northumberland we were welcomed by our hosts Neil and Rose who were extremely welcoming and helpful all through the week. The gite was spotless and clean and included everything you need for a week away. The kitchen included everything you could possibly need and we were able to use the washing machine throughout the week. The gite has two very large bedrooms and is able to sleep six adults comfortably. We used the outside dining area and BBQ every day and were fortunate to have sunny hot weather all week. The children enjoyed playing by the pool which was securely fenced off and there were loads of activities which the kids could enjoy while we sipped some wine, such as ping pong, pool, darts, slide, see saw, ball games, cricket just to name a few. We did not stray far from the gite as it was so relaxing, so are looking forward to booking a fortnight next year so that we can enjoy all the attractions which are on offer in the local towns. I would recommend this to families with children and larger family groups travelling together as there are two gites next to each other so could easily accommodate 12 people. The grounds outside the gites are flat so could easily be accessed by wheelchairs if needed. I cant actually think of any faults or ways the holiday could of been improved, Neil and Rose were the perfect hosts who made us feel welcomed and we cant wait to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ticked all the boxes!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay recently at Aspace gites. Weather perfect and location ideal. The gite was comfortable and the outside grounds were just perfect for the kids - aged 8 & 10yrs. Plenty of space for them and lots of activities. They did not want to leave the grounds during the few days we were there. They had great freedom in the pool - a very safe pool - a cement border with no tiles so kids were never going to slip on wet tiles so they could cut loose! It was big enough for them to have plenty of fun with balls and diving and all that kids get up to.

The owners were exceptionally friendly and helpful. A very interesting couple and we had a group BBQ on our last night that was full of great conversation with the owners and other guests - most enjoyable. I would recommend without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Poitiers–Biard Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
La Ferriere en Pathenay
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
La Forge
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La Ferriere en Pathenay
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: recommended


La Rochelle sandy beaches are a 90 minute drive away. Enjoy the port, restaurants and shops or take one of the boat trips to Fort Boyard, the Ile d'Aix and others.


Fly, Ryanair to Poitiers 25 min drive to Aspace Gites.

LD Lines Ferries sail from Portsmouth to Le Havre or Newhaven Dieppe, 4 hour drive to ASpace Gites

P&O Ferries from Dover to Calais, 6/7 hour drive to ASpace Gites

Eurotunnel Folkstone to Calais, 6 hour drive to ASpace Gites

Train London to Poitiers using the TGV from Paris or Lille 2 hours to ASpace Gites

From N149 in La Ferriere en Parthenay take the D22 towards Saurais La Verrerie and ASpace Gites are approximately 3 km on the right.


3 km from our nearest village and just 14km from Parthenay we are in an ideal location to enjoy the beautiful countryside.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in La Ferrière-en-Parthenay, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 5
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.40 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Notes on prices:

Heating Supplement October - April

£5 supplement due on arrival for 1 night stays.

A €40 key/cleaning deposit is required when obtaining your key. This will be be refunded on your day of departure after inspection of the Gite.
Booking Notes:

Accommodation available from 3.30pm on day of arrival.
Vacate at end of stay by 10.00am
See ASpace Holidays on Facebook

For guests with pets please contact the owners for details.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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