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Charming Cottage With Private Heated Swimming Pool and spa/jacuzzi



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Cottage in Coulonges sur l'Autize, Deux Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France - In A Quiet Location, At The Summit Of A Hill By The Village Of Coulonges-Sur-L’Autize With The River

At the gates of Marais Poitevin (Green Venise), let the soul of this newly renovated small farmhouse of the Gâtinais and of its surrounding countryside, lush and green, charm you. A true haven of peace, rest and well-being. You will find, in absolute quiet, a pleasant lounge with fireplace, a living room with open plan kitchen opening onto a vast and well exposed terrace overlooking the valley, a family suite with wet room on the ground floor and two other double bedrooms with wet room upstairs. The use of eco friendly materials was favoured for this high quality renovation. For the pleasure of all, there is a heated (from April to September) pool (12 x 3 m) of salted water, a spa (jacuzi) and a wooden deck with sun loungers and sun shower. Ideally located in the historical heart of a triangle Puy du Fou, Futuroscope, Marais Poitevin, with many activities offered.

Find out more fully our cottage on our site gitesdesfrenaies.co.uk/cottage-le-petit-paradis

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • 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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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We received a very warm welcome to LE Petit Paradise from the owners. They very obviously want you to have a perfect holiday in their holiday home. The house was very clean and very well appointed. The pool area was very tranquil overlooking fields. There were six sunloungers and a wonderful sun canopy. On leaving, the owners asked for not only what was good about the property but also where they could improve. We will definitely be returning."

"We really enjoyed our stay at Le Petit Paradis the owners were friendly and informative. A lovely area to explore - lots to see and do - or just simply relax around the private pool and catch up with some reading"
Jul 2013
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday here. The beds were very comfortable. The pool was lovely as was the hot tub. Our children enjoyed feeding the donkeys carrots each evening. The weather was good too. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back here.

Rose family (2 adults and four children aged 10-15)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you have appreciated our cottage's comfort elements and environment. For your next coming, you will be able in addition, to discover charms of our region, close to the atlantic coast, in the middle west of France.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : LA ROCHELLE at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : COULONGES/AUTIZE at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : NIORT at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : NIORT at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : COULONGES/AUTIZE at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : LA FAUTE/MER at 60 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.


The cottage is approximately 60 miles from the numerous Atlantic beaches to be found around La Rochelle - Chatellaillon & Fouras always popular. Off the La Rochelle coast are several interesting islands including Ile d'Oleron & Ile de Re, easily accessible by road bridge or you may prefer to catch a ferry to the smaller island of Aix. There are many charming harbours with excellent seafood restaurants, particularly in the old port at La Rochelle & by the harbour at St Martin de Re on Ile de Re


How to get there

You have the choice of driving on the excellent, usually traffic-free roads from one of the ports; a short flight to one of several airports from where car hire is available, or by taking a high speed train from London.


St Malo - 3 1/2 hours

Cherbourg/Caen - 4 1/2 hours

Le Havre - 5 1/2 hours

Calais - 6.5 hours


La Rochelle - 1 hour

Poitiers - 1 hour

Nantes - 1 1/2 hours


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.

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


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas holidays
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
All booking are subject to 30% deposit payable in euros at the time of reservation.
The balance is to be paid 4 weeks before aarival as detailed in the agreemant.

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

Domage déposit: 500 €

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday with arrivals at 4 pm and départures 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.
Cleaning and heating included in the price.
No tax of stay.
No smoking in the gite.
Regular maintenance of premises

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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
  • Spa


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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 Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • the ground floor, ensuite bathroom to bedroom with shower, sink and toilet Upstairs bathroom with shower and double sinks. separate toilets The rooms have kept their stone walls, keeping the property fresh in hot summers


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor : One twin bedroom (can be double) with en-suite shower room/WC Open stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: one queen-size, one twin. Shower room/utility with double basins. Separate WC.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This is a superbly renovated detached eco-gîte featuring modern eco-materials, providing ecological holiday accommodation which has been awarded the European Eco Label. High quality restoration using eco-friendly materials. At your disposal, 3 adult bikes, two electric bicycles and a canoe in the river below the property. Outside: A salt-water treated swimming pool 12m x 3m is heated from April to September with a deck equipped with sun beds and a solar-heated shower. New 2015: a spa for 3 persons without bromine and chlorine provides you with relaxation and well-being. You will plunge into deliciously soft and caressing water for moments of pure happiness! Outside, you can enjoy a secure and heated swimming pool and a lush garden which gives directly onto the river. With luxury fixtures and fittings the “Petit Paradis” guarantees perfect comfort in all seasons. It has also been built to exceed the most demanding environmental standards. Particular care is drawn to the tenants's responsability to supervise all children in or around the swimming pool. Utility Room: vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing boad, drying rack Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The hire of bed linen, bathroom and kitchen towels is included in the accommodation price. Swimming pool or beach towels are not provided. No smoking in the gites. Regular maintenance of premises Other: a dining room with a large sliding door opening onto the terrace overlooking the swimming pool. We have a high chair for baby

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