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Self Contained Gite With Swimming Pool - Maison de Maitresse 2 Bedrooms 4 adults 2 children



Updated: 26-Jul-2016
House in Vergne, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France - Rural, Typically French Setting With Good Access To Sites Of Interest

Gites de Vergne is nestled within the tiny hamlet of Vergne - a collection of red-roofed tiled, stone cottages surrounded by open countryside with fields of sunflowers and maize stretching as far as the eye can see. This beautiful, Charentais house is set within a garden of established trees, an orchard filled with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees with its own private swimming pool. The accommodation comprises of two, self-sufficient gites. The Gite is wonderfully situated, peacefully rural, with a wealth of sites, activities and attractions to suit the whole family, close by. The market town of Civray, with a 12th century Romanesque church, situated on the Charente river is within walking/cycling distance from the house, holding markets twice weekly. Walking, cycling, canoeing in a tranquil setting is on the doorstep with a plethora of unspoilt, historic villages/towns to explore within easy reach

Details for holiday home Maison de Maitresse 2 Bedrooms 4 adults 2 children, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Sleeps 4 adults and 2 children. 2 bedroom house. We love the character and feel of La Maison de Maitresse. Your holiday accommodation should be part of your holiday experience. It has a delightful combination of contemporary with traditional incorporating beautiful views of the established garden with hibiscus, geranium, hollyhocks, fig and grapevines. Secluded corners under the trees provide a peaceful haven to relax and unwind, sketch, read, write and enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Passionate about interior design and style, Adrian, a chartered building consultant, having run a successful bespoke kitchen business in the UK for many years, decided with his wife, to buy a rural property in France offering potential to realise his creativity and knowledge. Recreating and restoring a Charantaise house with the space to create several gites has provided the ideal outlet for his design abilities. His wife, Micheline, a retired health professional and Francophile needed no persuasion to embark on this exciting development. Sharing the belief that holiday accommodation should excel or at least equal the comfort and style of home, they have renovated the gites to an exceptionally high standard to provide a quality environment within a rural setting.

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Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Harmonious, Gentle sway to Life

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a little taste of Shangri-La with a simple yet classy touch look no further than this quaintly contained paradise. My family and I arrived at this beautiful Gite and received such a personal and warm welcome from Miche and Adrian the Hosts. Miche had prepared a tasty lasagne and a home grown salad accompanied by a delicious Pear Torte! the fridge was stocked with cheese and croissants and wine and yummy strawberry jam.....it was an exceptional first impression! The willingness to help in any given situation and the openness we received from these gorgeous hosts was unforgettable!!! We will certainly be steering many more people in your direction so that they can too experience their little taste of heaven!! Thank you so much once again for making our stay memorable!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having such delightful guests makes our job all the easier! Thank you.
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Wonderful surprise

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic reception from the owners, locally grown ingredients prepared for us in our welcome meal plus a well stocked kitchen full of goodies for our stay. The pool was definitely inviting and utilised on a daily basis.

I would thoroughly recommend this tranquil idyllic setting to anyone, fantastic value for money and nothing was too much trouble for the owners who made us feel more like family than paying guests.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Savigne at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Rochelle at 130 Kilometres Car: necessary


Nearby airports

Poitiers – approx 1hr

Limoges - 1hr 14mins

La Rochelle – 1hr 30 mins

Bergerac – 2hrs 30mins

Ferry/ Eurotunnel from Calais – 7hrs 30mins

Caen – 5hrs

Use of a car is essential


Civray - 3km - Markets twice weekly

Vallee des Singes (Valley of the Monkeys) - 14km

Val de Vienne motor racing circuit 30km

Velo Rail in Confolens - 36km - Also has markets twice weekly

Frescoes in Abbaye de Saint Savin 76km

Futurescope - 78km

Cognac - 98km

Further Details:

Although rurally situated, we are close to Civray, which has a good mix of typically french shops, markets and restaurants, as well as large supermarkets and banks.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
spring 2016
2 Apr 2022 - 17 Jun 2022
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a 25% deposit on booking. The remaining 75% will need to be paid 8 weeks prior to your stay.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday

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Updated: 26-Jul-2016
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Property Type

  • house


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed
  • Third bedroom has is a bunk room, ideal for two small children.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Electric Hob and Oven Fridge Dishwasher Electric kettle Toaster Coffee percolator Cooking utensils/Cutlery/crockery Pots and pans Glasses Outside barbeque Tea-towels TV/DVD/CD player Bed linen, towels Access to washing machine Welcome pack provided with coffee, tea, sugar, croissants, bread, butter, jam and milk Welcome meal provided on first night Local services: local supermarket, open market in Civray Tuesday and Thursdays, bread van in village 2x weekly, meat van 1x weekly No smoking internally No pets Outside: The swimming pool, naturally heated by the sun, is large enough (10m x 5m) to exercise and cool off between sun lounging and strolling around the garden Set in 4 acres, the garden is divided into several areas offering variety to stimulate and relax the senses. The gite overlooks a lawn area full of established trees including oak, cherry, birch, Judas tree, pampas grass, and hibiscus. A variety of sitting areas with gazebos and sun umbrellas allow the visitor to enjoy different vistas, enhanced by the quality of light for which this region is renowned. Statues and water features add to the interest and tranquility. The orchard area with apple, pear, plum, walnut, fig and cherry offers a more natural setting from which to view the surrounding fields. The garden offers many discrete hide-away for those who wish to find a quiet corner in which to read, paint or simply soak up the sun. There are shared areas of lawn for people to enjoy each others company, or a game of boules.

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