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Gite With Private Patio/Garden And Stunning Views



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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 a sofa and a 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 ample parking.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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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26 Reviews

based on 26 holidaymaker reviews


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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Perfect location for a quiet and restful holiday

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we were warmly welcomed and shown around the lovely gite.

It was everything that we were expecting from the listings and more................it was lovely and clean, well equipped and maintained, in a beautiful setting, so peaceful and relaxing. (The bed was amazing too)

We had free range of the lovely garden, and were told to help ourselves to any vegetables/salad leaves which were grown at the time.

The location of the gite acted as a central base for either trips to the coast or more rural driving through some beautiful countryside.

We would definitely recommend a stay in this 'home from home' property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A peaceful oasis in the French countryside

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at the gite it was like a home from home, really comfortable and well equipped. Because of the description and photos on the web site we felt as though we were familiar with the place already and quickly settled in. We were made to feel very welcome by Vicki and Gregor, who were around for a chat (if you wanted one) but tried hard not to encroach on your privacy.

We stayed for three weeks, which were so relaxing that by the time we left to go home we were practically horizontal!

If you enjoy comfortable surroundings, peace and quiet and the sound of a babbling brook, we can certainly recommend Le Logis.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges or Poitier at 44 Miles Nearest Barpub : Benest at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Caen at 276 Miles Nearest Train : Ruffec at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : N10 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Benest at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : La Rochelle at 98 Miles Car: necessary


The beaches at La Rochelle and Royan are worth a visit but it's a good hour and half drive.

It is a french tradition to create artificial beaches by rivers and lakes, both natural and man made. One of the largest is found in an area known as Les Lacs de Haute Charente about 45 mins drive.

Airport Limoges 45 mins

Airport Poitiers 55 mins

Airport Bordeaux 120 mins

Beach La Rochelle 100 mins

Ferry port Caen 400 kms

Motorway junction N10 25 mins

Railway station Ruffec 25 mins

Car essential

Further Details:

The local village Benest is 3 km with bar bakery and postoffice

Champagne Mouton with twice weekly market, bank, supermarket, pharmacy and all daily needs is 7km.


Rental rates

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Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
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31 Dec 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
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29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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My Standard Rate
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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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


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


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling

Floor Area

  • 60 sq. ft.


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • 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.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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


  • 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.

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