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Gite With Private Patio/Garden And Stunning Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 60 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Logis Sainte-Terre, Benest, Nr. Ruffec, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Location Within Easy Reach Of Nearby Market Towns

The property is situated in south west France in an area renowned for being one of the sunniest parts of the country. Set amidst rolling farmlands, which are ablaze with sunflowers in summer, Logis Sainte­-Terre offers a haven of peace and tranquillity. The village of Benest with its bar/restaurant, local post office and boulangerie/grocer is three kilometres away, while the larger village of Champagne Mouton with its twice weekly market is seven kilometres away. Here you will find all your daily needs from supermarket with petrol station, pharmacy and bank.

Ideally situated for exploring the treasures of this area known as Poitou Charente, with its medieval buildings and chateaux etc, La Rochelle, Royan, Futurescope (Poitiers), Cognac and Limoges are all within easy reach. The area is perfect for walking (well marked trails leave from the property), cycling, fishing, and other activities such as golf, boating and swimming are also available nearby.

Inside the gite it is well appointed and comfortable. Downstairs is the kitchen and the sitting area with flat screen television and wifi. There is a small table for dining with three chairs and a two seater sofa and armchair. Upstairs is a bedroom with a large double bed and a single bed. Space is provided for hanging clothes and there is a chest of drawers. There is an en-suite bathroom with a shower wash hand basin and wc. and a heated towel rail. Outside is a lovely private and sunny garden with loungers and a table and chairs. There is Weber BBQ. There is ample parking.

More Details

Property Manager
Vicki Burton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Le Logis is a fantastic retreat in an ideal location. We stayed there while house hunting in the area. If we find a house as lovely as this then my dreams of living in rural France will have come true.

A lovely rustic but modern Gite with everything you would wish for. Having free wifi available also helped with our house searching.

Kenny & Jackie Winton

Loved Le Logis. Stayed there in January this year. Was cosy, comfortable and a wonderful hideaway in the beautiful French countryside.

Nigel West

I stayed at Le Logis over the New Year period and I thought it was just fantastic. This gite has everything I wanted. It's own entrance leads into a beautiful room with wood burner and lovely brand new fully equipped kitchen - I loved cooking in it - it had everything I could possibly have needed.The bedroom was spacious - comfortable bed and en suite bathroom with fantastic shower. This is the perfect Gite for a quiet getaway in rural France - I have already rebooked! ROBERT SCOTT
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Benest in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 60 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Newly fitted en- suite shower with wash hand basin and wc. Plus heated towel rail. With a door that locks.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Spacious bedroom with double bed plus single bed Notes on bedrooms: Large double bedroom with additional single bed in alcove. Crisp Egyptian cotton bed linen and silk duvet guarantees a luxuriously comfortable bed. It boasts magnificent views of the 15th century house to the rear and the garden and fields to the front.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes on accommodation: With many original features and painted floorboards this is a delightful and individual gite offering space and comfort. A charming slice of French rural life in an historic setting with all the comforts of modern day living. Pets accepted by prior arrangement with owner. Evening meal can be provided if required. Outside: The Gite has its own private garden area, with outdoor table and chairs provided. There are also two loungers. / Towels / Linen / Towels and linen are included and changed weekly.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)


Another relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

The fact that we went back to Sainte-Terre says a lot in itself - we'd loved it so much two years ago. But if anything we enjoyed ourselves even more this time. It's a very comfortable and well-equipped place for two people who love to take it easy, cook themselves good meals and generally enjoy the tranquil side of France. Vicki and Gregor are the perfect hosts - and also welcomed our ever-inquisitive spaniel! Nothing is too much trouble and they manage the ideal combination of discretion and helpfulness. If you enjoy wine excursions both the Loire and the Gironde are only a couple of hours or so away, the local countryside is lovely to explore, all in all we can't recommend a stay too highly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

having just returned to the UK after a weeks stay at this lovely gite we are compelled to write a review.

not much more to add that hasn't already been said in previous reviews.

the gite is beautiful the photos on the website is exactly what it is .

clean,warm, cosy and welcoming a true home from home (actually we wish it was our home) the gite comes complete with just about every essentials that you will need a fully equipped kitchen including a washing machine which is very handy if your travelling light (ie) hand luggage only? plenty of parking space, a lovely lounge/kitchen diner, a lovely bedroom with a big cosy bed, and a single bed also.

a shower and toilet all spotless..the owners obviously take pride and our very welcoming we arrived too a lovely vase of flowers,tomatoes,and marmalade all home made and a couple of bottles of wine (a lovely touch).

we have been house hunting in the area and it made a nice place to come home too each evening.

we didn't want to leave.

many thanks to the owners who helped making our week away fantastic ,,we hope to return ASAP

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gite Le Logis Saint Terre.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Saint Terre. We were fortunate to have great weather and the garden area at the Gite was fabulous. The accommodation is quaint and very well equipped.It was very clean and had lovely bedlinen. If you enjoying cooking the kitchen is great, all the equipment and utensils you could need and good quality appliances. The countryside views are so relaxing. You couldn't wish for nicer hosts, nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel really welcome. The Welcome pack with homemade Marmalade and homegrown figs was a nice touch, but the homegrown tomatoes were the nicest we have ever tasted.Lots to see and do in the area, but also the perfect place to relax. Looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We have just had two amazing weeks!! The gite is truely beautiful and so well equipped, every utensil you need is provided!

The nearby villages are a short drive away to have a wander around and of course stock up on food and the essential wine but to be perfectly honest we couldn't wait to get back to the gite where we enjoyed relaxing and taking in the stunning views!!

It is the most peaceful and tranquil setting for a holiday! Thank you Vicki and Gregor you have created our little paradise.

We cannot wait to come back!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning rural setting.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property which was just as it looked on the pictures. Owners were welcoming and made us feel right at home. Weather was fabulous so we never actually sat inside the property and used the BBQ every night. Easy access to some of the regions many attractions. This is a property we will be returning to in the future. Ideal for couples just needing to get away and recharge their batteries away from it all. Just what we needed. Thanks Vicki and Gregor for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic week in a lovely part of France. Lots of sleepy villages and the driving was effortless as very little traffic. We enjoyed visiting various towns villages e.g. Confolens, Ruffec, Civray (nice meal at the Hotel de Commerce by the River). We did the guided tour at Verteuil Chateau (only one tour per day at 3.00 p.m.) after having a delicious lunch at Port Bleu in the same village. We also enjoyed a day in Limoges where we visited the Jardins de L'Eveche which has loads of interesting sculptures, and the Quartier de la Boucherie which has lovely old streets to wander through. Highly recommend the Restaurant Petits Ventres for a delightful lunch. Thank you to Vicky and Gregor for being the perfect hosts, never intrusive but always so helpful. The gite is amazing and the garden a perfect spot for relaxing. Hope to be back one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. 25% of the total is required as a non refundable deposit.
The rest is due 5 weeks before the start date of the holiday.
Payment can be made by bank transfer only.
200 Pounds extra security deposit, will be taken with the final payment, which will be returned via internet banking, if no damage, breakages etc have been found, and the house is left as clean as it was found. There is a Pack and Go option charged at £50 if you prefer.

Changeover Day:
Departure times 11.00
Arrival times 15.00

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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