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

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking



The Lodge Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms)

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.

About the property


Les Jardins Arts is a large spacious property situated in tranquil countryside, surrounded by fields of Sunflowers in July. ( ) 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

Ray & Lynne Shuell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
6 November, 2017

About Ray & Lynne Shuell

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.

Ray & Lynne Shuell purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Ray & Lynne Shuell chose Hanc

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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

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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Booking Notes:
Please contact us for details of availability. A 30%, non refundable, deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable 12 weeks 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 and will be returned within 7 days of departure, less damages and subject to the property being left in a clean condition.

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.


Accommodation and facilities for The Lodge Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms)in Hanc in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
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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The Lodge Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful gite away from everything. Had a very relaxing week. Lovely pool was perfect for the hot sunny days. Ray & Lynne were very welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your week with us and returned refreshed. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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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: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 06-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Limoges / La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Chef Boutonne
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Chef Boutonne
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
La Rochelle / Ile de Re
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