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Holiday Gites In France TV - Wifi - Pool - The Lodge Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Cottage and Farmhouse in Hanc, Deux Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Location, In Quiet Hamlet, Easy Reach Of La Rochelle, Niort, Potiers, Limoges

Les Jardins Arts is a large spacious property situated in tranquil countryside, surrounded by fields of Sunflowers in July. ( www.paintinfrance.eu ) Two beautiful, well equipped, self contained gites ideal for separate or multi-generational families, with shared 8 x 4m in ground pool enjoying an elevated position overlooking the extensive landscaped gardens. Large lawn area with plenty of space for children's activities. The gites benefit from their own separate garden areas with garden furniture and barbecue. Relax by the pool or walk from your own front door in the surrounding countryside on well marked paths between fields of sunflowers. The picturesque port of La Rochelle, Isle de Re, Marais Poitevin (The Venice of France) Futuroscope, Valley des Singes (Monkey Valley) are all within easy reach. The nearby towns of Chef Boutonne, Sauze Vaussais, Melle and Ruffec all have supermarkets, boulangeries, and boucheries to cater for your needs. Canoes can be hired from Ruffec for the more adventurous.

For one less thing to have to think about, we are happy to offer a free shopping service so that your fridge is well stocked upon your arrival here at Les Jardins des Arts. Pay only for your groceries.

More Details

Details for holiday farmhouse The Lodge Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

The Lodge: Sleeps 2 - 6: Well equipped kitchen/spacious sitting room with fridge, cooker, microwave, toaster, washing machine, double sofa bed, CD/DVD player, English satellite TV, wifi - One double and one large twin bedroom containing two single beds but easily spacious enough to accommodate a third bed or cot as required. Full size bath, shower and WC. Own garden area with garden furniture. Shared use of 8m. x 4m. in-ground, swimming pool with large terrace and poolside furniture. All duvets, linen, including towels/pool-towels, provided. Linen change weekly for multiple week lets.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Set in a beautiful, tranquil location in one of the sunniest regions of France, Les Jardins des Arts provides the perfect place to relax completely, unwind and re-discover the simple pleasures of stunning sunsets and magical night skies. A warm welcome awaits you from your British hosts, Ray and Lynne Shuell who ensure the accommodation is maintained to a very high standard of cleanliness and comfort. Les Jardins des Arts was established in 2007 since when Ray and Lynne have welcomed hundreds of guests and they are on hand to ensure you have everything you need for the perfect holiday.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

As ever, a great relaxing time, albeit just a week this time, and just the tow of us. Yes we will be back. Thank you for making us welcome again, it really is like visiting old friends
Jul 2015
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Peaceful and relaxing gite

  • 5 of 5

Spent a lovely peaceful and relaxing stay at Ray and Lynne's lovely gite. Provided us with a lovely meal on our arrival. The pool was lovely and my dog enjoyed the company of Bella and Scruffy. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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felt like home very quickly

  • 5 of 5

spent a very pleasant 2 weeks at Les Jardin Des Arts with the family. kids enjoyed themselevs - plenty of time spent at the pool and exploring nearby surrounding area. shops nearby - bbq's - lots of sunshine. very peaceful. ideal if you are looking for a slice of rural france without being too far away from a reasonbaly sized town for supermarkets, bakers etc. enjoyed canoeing at ruffec, adventureparc at massignac and zooodyseey at villiers-en-bois. lots of football played in the big garden and children were able to make good use of bikes on site for short rides nearby. thanks ray and lynne for the warm welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, relaxing Gite

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly beautiful, quiet and peaceful location. The Gite was spotlessly clean and the hosts Lyn and Ray very welcoming.

We had a lovely stay, 2 beautifully furnished bedrooms and open plan living downstairs which our 2 dogs loved.

The property has a large garden and swimming pool and we had everything that we needed. There are some great walks around the village and you are only a few kilometers away from Ruffec and Chef Boutome for supermarkets and shops.

Lyn and Ray were around if you needed them and even provided a dog looking after service when we went out for the day.

Definately somewhere we will come back to.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We endeavour to provide a high standard of accommodation in very pleasant surroundings - the ideal place for a peaceful, relaxing break. We look forward o welcoming you back!
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The place to go for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Back again for the fifth time, this time though just the two of us. As ever, peaceful and quiet with The Lodge up to its usual standard with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. I can think of nowhere better to come and unwind and recharge the batteries. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is excellent and is very well maintained by the owners who are helpful and on site. The pool was fantastic and the owners cannot do enough to help. A great place I am sure we will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another blissful stay

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay here and this was just as perfect. It's great for the children to have so much freedom and they especially loved the pool but it's also such a peaceful place (once the children were in bed!) to wind down and relax. The owners are on hand if you need them but otherwise they leave you to enjoy your holiday without interruption. We had a great night late night swimming, with certificates, biscuits and homemade hot chocolate provided by the owners. That was the highlight for the children. Our highlight was the wonderful meal cooked by the owners on our last night. Fantastic food and a film for the little ones. So much to do locally and a little further a field. Kayaking in ruffec, local markets, exploring the towns and villages, we especially love La Rochelle. We will be returning and have recommended it to many of our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought the property mainly due to the location in one of the sunniest regions of France, but also for the peaceful ambience of the surrounding gentle countryside. A perfect place for guests to relax, unwind and re-discover the simple pleasures of stunning sunsets and magical night skies.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges / La Rochelle at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Chef Boutonne at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ruffec at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chef Boutonne at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Rochelle / Ile de Re at 100 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Les Jardins des Arts offers various art activities, including watercolour painting, oil painting, and drawing for both experienced artists and absolute beginners. We also offer children's art activities including puppet and model making. Why not discover your artistic talents?


La Rochelle is about 100 km (1.5 hours) from Les Jardins des Arts.


Les Jardins des Arts is situated between La Rochelle and Limoges Airports - both being about 100km away. Poitiers Airport is about 75 km north of Les Jardins des Arts. Car hire of use of a car is essential. Channel ports of Calais and Dunkerque, are about 6 hour drive with Le Havre and Caen about 5 hours away.


Distances to towns

Chef Boutonne - 6km,

Sauze Vaussais - 16km,

Melle - 16km

Ruffec - 27km,

Niort - 48km,

Cognac - 60km

Angouleme - 74km,

Poitiers - 75 km

La Rochelle - 100km

Limoges - 120km

Futuroscope 65km,

Further Details:

Les Jardins des Arts is centrally located to a range of local attractions including

Zoodessey - 26km

Valle de Singe (Monkey Valley) - 34km

Futuroscope - 75km

The local towns of Chef Boutonne, Melle and Ruffec have large weekly markets on Saturday, Friday and Wednesday mornings respectively selling a range of local produce, fish and fresh vegetables

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016 - 2017
30 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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 £200

Booking Notes:
Please contact us for details of availability. A 25%, non refundable, deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable 90 days prior to arrival. Payments can be made in sterling by direct bank transfer. A refundable breakage deposit of £200 is required with the balance payment.

Changeover Day:
Our high season changeover day is Saturday, however outside of the peak months of July and August we can be flexible - please contact us to discuss your requirements. The Gites are available from 16.00h on changeover day, departure requested by 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in £ sterling and per property, per week. Bookings for less than one week will be charged pro-rata. Prices include all duvets, linen, towels (including pool towels), with a weekly linen change for bookings of more than one week. We offer a free shopping service - send us a list of grocery requirements and we'll have them waiting for you when you arrive. Pay only for the shopping itself.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The property is conveniently located for ease of access to several local towns and famous tourist attractions. Ray is a professional artist who gives art classes to local people and also offers courses, half day or day classes to guests at Les Jardins des Arts

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Large bathroom with full size bath and shower over the bath


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Spacious double bedroom on first floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 2 single beds - but with space to add another bed or cot
  • Double sofa bed available in the sitting room


  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The two gites are well separated by the large lawned gardens and each enjoy their own garden area. However they are ideal for multi generational families or friends who can then enjoy exclusive use of all the facilities whilst having their own separate accommodation. Each property has an extensive library of books with more available from the main farmhouse. Outside: Each gite has its own garden area complete with garden furniture, loungers, table, chairs, sun shade and barbecue. The cottage also enjoys a separate secluded outdoor eating area. The property has a modern, luxurious 4m x 8m 1.5m deep, shared, in-ground, soft-lined pool, protected by a regulatory standard, safety fence. The pool is equipped with sun loungers and pool towels are also included.

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