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A Charming wooden Chalet In An Enchanting Location At The Edge Of A Fishing Lak



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Cottage in Scille, Deux Sevres, PoiItou-Charentes, France - A Cottage For A Relaxing Holiday And Wellness, A Permanent Healing With The Seasons

La Clé des Champs: A charming chalet in an enchanting location at the edge of a private lake. An appointment with Mother Nature. Charm and authenticity add to the pleasure of a relaxing stay in this exceptional place, recharge the batteries in all seasons. In a welcoming and cosy atmosphere the chalet offers, all on one level, a living room with wide picture windows opening onto a large partially covered terrace overlooking the lake - great for observing wildlife, a fully-equipped kitchen, three bedrooms.

A large decked terrace overlooks the lake with tables, relaxing chairs and sun-beds, a BBQ and griddle and table tennis. There is also a boat, 4 adult all-terrain bikes, two children’s all-terrain bikes and 2 electric bikes. Fishing is available in the 6000m2 private lake at the door of the chalet. Exceptionally situated, the location lends itself to well-being, relaxing and recharging the batteries, in the company of wildlife and many birds. Simple pleasure and relaxation.

Find out more fully our cottage on our site gitesdesfrenaies.co.uk/cottage-la-cle-des-champs

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a country loving French couple, who enjoy helping our clients to get to know the local countryside.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sensational, splendid and serene.

The most beautiful gite in South West France. Outstanding scenery with a well stocked fishing lake - total relaxation.

The interior of the gite is stunning each room tastefully and uniquely decorated to an exceptionally high standard. A fully equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need.

Anything we needed or help they could give Brigitte and Bernard would make themselves available. An all round incredible stay in this exceptional accommodation and lovely surroundings.
Jul 2013
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Expectations completely exceeded

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Gite for a week sharing with friends and family for a birthday celebration.

The building looks like a cabin from the outside but the interior is a well finished modern three bedroom house with very large living area and excellent kitchen. Everything we might have wanted was provided and in great style. An example - everyday crockery and cutlery in the kitchen supplemented by a full set of fine dining quality in the living room. The property stands next to its own large, well stocked and pretty fishing lake and the owners have provided lots of fishing tackle, a rowing boat (with life jackets etc.), sheltered fishing bays with tables, chairs and even a fridge for bait and beer. In a purpose built shelter lots of bikes are provided to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. Outside the property there is extensive decking with a dining area, gas barbecue, stylish loungers and children's play equipment. In an adjoining field there are two tiny ponies and equipment is provided for them as well. So much is provided that I'm sure I have missed some facilities and everything is thoughtfully sourced to a high standard. The whole site has been designed to run with minimal environmental impact and the owners have succeeded in creating a holiday experience which should exceed a guest's expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquility, Nature, Comfort and good fishing too

  • 5 of 5

Gite: Extrememly comfortable, immaculate, well equipped, exactly as described.

Owners: Good communication, there on arrival, explained everything clearly.

Location: Rural but within easy driving of supermarkets and hypermarkets and the many attractions in the region.

Lake: Very attractive, lots of birds, and good fishing. Luxury covered fishing platform; Sturgeon need strong fishing tackle.

Dog friendly; a number of lanes and tracks for walking. Vet in L'Absie helpful.

Restaurants: Recommend La Bonne Vie in Le Beugnon and Restaurant du Lac, Secondigny.

Overall: Excellent 2 week stay, highly recommended and definitely on our return list.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought and cleaned the land to build the fishing lake 20 years ago and added the cottage in 2011.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : LA ROCHELLE at 75 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : L'ABSIE at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : MAZIERES at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : NIORT at 39 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : LA BONNE VIE at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : LA FAUTE SUR MER at 50 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

In close proximity to the cottages : fishing, walks in the countryside, cycle rides and horse riding, open air sports, arts and crafts.

A selection of activities within an hour of the cottages: picturesque sites, cultural, natural and architectural treasures. Leisure activities with local inhabitants, artisans and producers.

FISHING: in the heart of a generous nature and lush, those who love fishing will be met, many fish trophies ....

dominant fish: carp, love, roach, blackbass, tench, perch, pike, sturgeon, rudd ... (no kill fishing). Possibility to rent equipment on site.

A boat with life jackets is available for a walk or a spot of fishing on the pond For lovers of sport fishing, discover just 15 kms from the place, Pescalis, the first europeen center Nature and Fisheries.

discover our holiday offers on our website www.gitesdesfrenaies.co.uk


The Atlantic Coast is 60 mins away by car.

In the port of La Rochelle where seafood restaurants abound you can enjoy the evening artists market & street entertainment . More south the Casino town of Chatelaillon with its long promenade and well groomed beach.

The unspoilt Ile d'Oleron and trendy Ile de Re have their own separate charm both meriting a visit.


By Ferry: 3 and 1/2 hour drive from St Malo, 5 hours from Caen, 6 Hours from Cherbourg, 7 hours from Calais.

By Plane: 1 and 1/2 hours drive from Nantes Airport, 60 minutes from La Rochelle Airport, 2 and 1/2 hours from Bordeaux Airport, 1 hour from Poitiers Airport.

By Train: T.G.V from Paris to Niort, 2hrs 20mins (30 minutes by car to Niort Station)

By Road: A 83 from Nantes Exit 9 is 10miles away and A 10 from Paris Exit 11 is 15 miles away.


We have prepared an activities guide to help you to discover our region and all the activities that you want to see or try.

In this book, we have many maps for hiking, biking and horse riding.

You have also all the information about the shops, markets, local producers, restaurants, all relevant and necessary information for a pleasant stay.

Near the cottage, we have restaurants, pubs and shops whose owners are English.

Further Details:

The area is rich in history and boasts the second sunniest climate in France with as many hours of sunshine as the Mediterranean coast. The area is ideal for walking, horse riding or cycling.

The cottage is situated in a marvellous rural paradise in the part of western France known as le Pays de Gâtine. The region is also steeped in history and so there are therefore many nearby places of historic and cultural interest.

The Marais Poitevin :Recognised as a ‘Grand Site de France’ the Marais Poitevin is unique in Europe. It is also the second largest wetland in France, after the Camargue. A unique green landscape criss-crossed by a network of canals. The marshes were first drained in the Middle Ages.

Puy Du Fou: The amazing theme park of the Puy du Fou was elected the best theme park in the world in 2012! Grandiose spectacles and authentic villages propel you through the centuries for an experience you will never forget.

Futuroscope: A unique experience!

Experience the thrill of the Dance with the Robots, rock on in the Monde des Enfants, in the evenings join with the new night fairy …. Lady Ô.

The cottage is ideally located to visit the Marais Poitevin, La Rochelle, Poitou Charentes and vineyards, and the Vendée beaches

Dicover our website: www.gitesdesfrenaies.co.uk


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas Vacation
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter holidays
4 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring holidays
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Very High season
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid seaon
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autum holidays
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas holidays
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £420

Booking Notes:
Charges included
Discounted rates for long stay
A 30 % deposit will be asked upon booking and the balance is to be paid 1 month before arrival.
Reservations can be made directly on our website: www.gitesdesfrenaies.co.uk
Possibility of payment of the deposit by credit card booking on our site

The accommodation is available on the arrival day from 4:00 p.m. and must be vacated on the departure day before 10:00 a.m.

Damages deposit: €500.00

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday with arrivals at 4pm and departures on saturday before 10am to allow time for cleaning and preparing the gite.

Notes on prices:
The hire of bed linen, bathroom and kitchen towels is included in the accommodation price.
4 adult all-terrain bikes, 2 children’s all-terrain bikes, 2 electric bikes, boat equipped with life-jackets are included.
Cleaning included in the price.
Regular maintenance of premises
No tax of stay.
Pets considered
long-term renters welcome

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Property is off the beaten track in a quiet hamlet with all amenties easily accessible. Ideally located to visit the Marais Poitevin, La Rochelle, Poitou Charentes and vineyards, and the Vendée beaches. Many hiking, biking ans horse riding to enjoy the local scenery, a country side with many hedges, trees ans small fields.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


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


  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 110 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • a shower room with a walk-in shower and washbasin. toilet separate. shower room and toilet are accessible to disabled persons. hairdryer available, towels provided. small bath for baby, potty, changing mats


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: You will find: A bedroom with a four-poster bed, a french window opening onto a large terrace with garden furniture A bedroom with a large rattan bed A bedroom accessible to wheelchair users with two single beds There is also a baby cot


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This is the first gite in Poitou Charentes to be awarded the European Ecolabel for its contribution in using renewable energies, preservation of natural resources and the use of local natural and recyclable materials in the construction with no adverse effect to health To entertain the children, two mini-Shetlands graze in the park; you can take them with you on your walks to explore the local countryside. Baby and child friendly: many play equipments, table and chair, slide and swing, assorted children's toys, wathching dvd (cartoons), playing family games, bycles and bike trailer for young children The setting of the chalet is preserved with respect for the environment. We have been awarded the European Ecolabel and our philosophy includes: The preservation of natural resources. The use of energy from renewable sources. Local recyclable material used in the construction, without being harmful to the health. Sorting and recycling of waste. Low allergen environment. Outside: Garden table and chairs, garden lounge set, children’s table and chairs, sunbeds, garden relaxing chairs, covered games area, table tennis table, 4 adult all-terrain bikes, 4 children’s all-terrain bikes, 2 electric bikes, boat equipped with life-jackets, various outdoor games. Lake of 7000 square meters An exceptional secluded site in the countryside with a private park of more than one hectare. Ideal for a relaxing stay, a permanent resource over the summer and winter seasons From the cottage you can watch wildlife and enjoy the view at the edge of a lake. Swimming and fishing (no kill) is allowed in the private lake.- a fishing lake with lots of big fish, carp, sturgeon, tench, roach, perch, pike, black bass ... many trophy fish. Fishing tackle can be hired locally A place where the birds chatter and where the rustling of the trees evoke your dreams ... There are many places to relax and read... Two mini shetlands graze in the Utility Room: vacuum cleaner, steam iron and ironing board, brooms ... life jackets for the boat, bats for the ping-pong table, petanque boules... Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The hire of bed linen, bathroom and kitchen towels is included in the accommodation price. Beds are made on arrival. They are changed weekly. Maid service included. Heating included. Regular maintenances of premises Other: a pleasant dining room with sliding doors to exterior for meals with family and friends. many books available to discover the Poitou Charentes, Deux Sevres, the Marais Poitevin, Gâtine, local cultural heritage. Also, books about birds, fauna and flora.

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