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Charming and beautiful fully modernised Gite offered for rental.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Azay-sur-Thouet, Deux Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France - Beautiful setting within the heart of rural france providing everything for that relaxing holiday

Comfort And Tranquillity On Your Doorstep. Gite La Verdoisiere Is Set In The Heart Of The Beautiful French Region Of The Poitou Charantes. The Region Has A Magnificent [coastline] - And Is One Of The Finest Destinations For Countryside Holidays. The Region's Reputation Is Closely Linked To Cognac – The Superb, Refined, Locally Produced Spirit. Poitou-charentes Is A Land Of Tradition, Where Skills Are Passed On From Generation To Generation: Its Inhabitants Know How To Wait For A Good Product To Mature – And They Also Know How To Take The Time To Enjoy Life And To Welcome Guests. Gite La Verdoisiere Is Located 40 Kilometers North Of Niort, 62 Kilometers West Of Poitiers And 110 Kilometers North-east Of The Historic Seaside Town Of La Rochelle.

Graham Humphrey
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Graham Humphrey

My wife Anne and I are both retired and have properties in France and the UK. We brought are house in France upon retirement as both of us very much enjoy the French lifestyle. The pace of life is what we both remember as children along with untouched countryside and village life still underpinning French life. Since being in France we have made a good social network and enjoy are time having family, friends and guest to share and enjoy our little piece of France.

Graham Humphrey purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Graham Humphrey chose Azay-sur-Thouet

We chose the area because of its rural setting and beautiful views whilst at the same time being in easy reach of transport links to and from the UK. It also provides great base for walking, cycling and other outdoor activities with the La Rochelle and the Maris Poitevan being easily accessible. The area is also severed with daily markets in and around surrounding villages providing good quality local produce for all to savoir.

What makes this cottage unique

The gite which was renovated in 2012 and is annexed to the main house, provides modern comforts and facilities, whilst at the same time retaining its original character and charm. The gite provides wonderful views and tranquility whilst being easily accessible for local supermarkets, bars and bakeries. We are on site when guest are on vacation and can provide ideas and assistance of things to do if required. The gite is located between the two main wine regions of France being the Loire Valley and Bordeaux for those who enjoy wine. Our nearest town ten kilometres away is the historic town of Parthenay which boasts ramparts and medieval architecture to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Graham & Anne for letting us stay in your superb Gite. We had a great week and thanks for being so kind to us


We've had a wonderful and relaxing time. Thank you for making us so welcome, we really did not want to go home

Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Azay-sur-Thouet in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with toilet, separate shower cubical and bath and wash hand basin with vanity unit and heated towel rail
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Double bed and wardrobes Bedroom 2 with Double bed and wardrobes Bedroom 3 with double bunk-beds and wardrobe
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Notes on accommodation: Laundry services can be provided upon request High Chair and Travel Cot available on request at time of booking Outside: Lawned garden with flower borders 150mt2, enclosed courtyard and secure parking for 2 vehicles, terrace, barbecue,patio table, chairs and parasol for 6, sun loungers Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The gite will be cleaned for arrival and provided with bed linen, towels and tea cloths. Should your stay exceed a week clean linen and towels will be provided on a weekly basis.


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Charming and beautiful fully modernised Gite offered for rental.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews

Lovely comfortable gite in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay at the gite. It is spacious and well-equipped, with a beautiful farmhouse kitchen and patio overlooking the garden and fields. The owners were very welcoming. A great place to get away from it all!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a 7 nights trip and enjoy our stay. We were 2 adults, 3 childrens and 2 dogs. Our arrival was a great time because of the weather but also because of the kindness of graham and his wife and the beautiful house in the nature. Everything was cool, clean, and spacious, a garden and a lake just for us..A wonderful time there and restful .We would definitely recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, friendly, comfortable and generous 😃

  • 4 of 5

Firstly, Graham and Anne are lovely, friendly, helpful, fun and go the extra mile to ensure you enjoy your stay. The welcome pack is the best we've ever had! We arrived late after a very long drive from Buckinghamshire, so to open a fridge full of food and alcohol was perfect start to our holiday. The Gite is modern, spacious, has every amenity and very comfortable. The garden has a nice view, is large and secure, which is essential for our 2 dogs. Our dogs loved it, enjoying laying about in the sun and making friends with owners puppies Max and Molly 😊

The supermarket and local bakers are very close and we were lucky enough to receive a daily supply of home grown vegetables from Graham and Anne. There's also a local vets for those travelling with dogs and needing pet passports stamped before leaving France.

Graham and Anne's Gite is the perfect place to kick back, relax and unwind for dogs and humans alike 😃

Thank you 😉

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, nice surroundings, great owners.

  • 5 of 5

We (a family of 2 adults and 2 young children) stayed here for a week and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay (despite the unseasonally wet weather). The gite is spotlessly clean, well maintained and is surrounded by lovely gardens that are a testament to the efforts of the kind, helpful and generous owners (Graham and Anne) who live next door. We would recommend the gite without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed here last summer. The gite is nicely presented, was spotlessly clean and had everything you needed. There is a small fishing lake a couple of minutes walk through the adjacent field which is lovely for some peaceful relaxation. We would def recommend this gite for a 'get away from it all' retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely!

Has an amazing time with fantastic hosts. The gite, surrounding gardens and countryside were an utter delight. Would recommend to anyone who wants an idyllic rural holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
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Car: recommended


La Rochelle 1hour 15 minutes drive

Ile de Rai 1hour 30 minutes drive


La Rochelle Airport 1hr 15mins

Poitier's Airport 50mins

Limoges Airport 1hr 45mins

Nantes Airport 1hr 20mins

Driving Distance from Calais 600 kilometers

Driving Distance from Dieppe 460 kilometers


Secondigny 5 kilometres

Parthenay 10 kilometres

Poitier's 60 kilometres

Niort 40 kilometres

Bordeaux 140 kilometres


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Azay-sur-Thouet, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
19 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover dates are Saturdays. Arrival not before 15:00 hrs and departure before 10:30 hrs

Notes on prices:
Heating supplement for central heating will apply if required from October through to March

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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