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Rural Gite With Above Ground Private Pool



Updated: 20-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Romagne, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France - Quiet Rural Location But Close To Essential Amenities

Situated in a quiet rural setting Lime Tree Gite is ideal for a family holiday or romantic get-away for two. The owners live next door and are on hand for information or advice. There are six other houses in the hamlet one being a working farm. A short walk takes you into the village centre where you will find a bar/pizza bar and boulangerie, also a post office and hair salon. There are many restaurants in the surrounding area, the nearest being in Sommiers, the next village. The church was built between the 11th and 14th centuries and a previous church is thought to have stood on the same spot. Romagne was a Roman settlement and seven legions were camped nearby. From Poitiers a train ride to Paris takes from 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes depending on time of day. Angouleme is within an easy car drive, another ancient fortified hill town with an excellent shopping centre. Cognac is about 1 hour 15 minutes drive where you can take a trip round one of the many distilleries. There is a large market in Cognac every weekday which takes over most of the centre of the town. La Rochelle and the Ile de Re and within driving distance for a day at the seaside. A modern bridge gets you onto the island where you will find specialist seafood restaurants.

We do not require a "breakages" deposit and do not charge for broken items.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

John & Valerie Bell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

6 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed staying here. We wanted a peaceful relaxing holiday and that is exactly what we got. John and Val made us welcome on our arrival and made sure we had what we needed. The Gite was comfortable and clean and we settled in straight away. Its worth either taking your own bikes or using the ones that are available at the Gite to explore local area just to soak up the rural atmosphere. The only downside to the holiday, and this was beyond the owners control, was that the local bar and restaurant had decided to close. But other bars and restaurants in the other villages made up for it (hence the need for bikes!).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David the the great review. The bar will be open again in the spring by the way and we can but hope there will be a new owner in which case it will be back to being open permanently. Thanks again and best regards and thanks for staying in our gite. Valerie
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A fabulous sunny week in Romagne

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described with plenty of room for the two of us. We enjoyed using the big garden and made good use of the pool to cool off. Val and John were most hospitable looking after us well and inviting us to the local auberge for a fabulous moules-frites evening with their friends. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet and relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sarah for the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday here. The restaurant may be open permanently again we hope in the not too distant future. Thanks again and best regards, Valerie
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Relaxing and spacious good central location

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful week spent relaxing

Owners on site next door

Friendly and helpful but not intrusive

Good local knowledge to help with planning your stay

Very relaxing stay

Property spacious and well appointed

Nice and cool to sleep st night as well

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Allan - good to have you stay at our gite and glad you enjoyed it. Regards
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Well equipped and cosy

  • 5 of 5

The gîte was well equipped and very warm. Even though the weather was overcast we had a lovely break. The hosts were on hand if we needed and provided clean towels mid way through the week.

The bottle of wine and baguette waiting for us was a welcome touch after a lengthy journey through rain and hail.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our gite and for your nice comments. We're so glad your enjoyed your stay here.
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Lovely Gite in a well located and serviced village

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely gite set just outside of a rural, but not too remote village. The gite itself is clean, well decorated and equipped inside, and with loungers, pool, bbq & pushbikes outside. There was a welcome pack of essentials (incl. wine) on arrival .The clean linen is offered regularly and the fresh veg from the plot that is also offered is wonderful.

The village has a bar, boulangerie and well priced restaurant (as well as a doctors, dentist & hairdresser should you REALLY need them) and has different mobile vendors visiting during the week. There is also lots to do in the area.

The owners, Val & John are lovely. They have lived there for some time so are full of local knowledge and manage well that delicate balance of being approachable & available without disturbing their guests' privacy. We had some lovely long chats.

In summary, we would recommend the property and thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. It was a real pleasure to have you stay in our gite and we hope to see you again.
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Un lieu apaisant

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Romagne.Nous avons profité de la chaleur extérieure ,de la piscine bien agréable et de la fraicheur du gite.Celui-ci est très confortable et rien ne manque.Le lieu se caractérise par son calme et sa sérénité.Nous avons bénéficié d'un accueil très chaleureux des propriétaires et de leurs nombreuses attentions si gentilles.Nous sommes ravis de ces vacances.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie de votre gentillesse dans un tel bon examen. Nous vous remercions d'avoir choisi notre gîte et serions ravis de vous accueillir à nouveau
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Poitiers at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Auberge du Clan, Sommiers at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended


About 1 hour 40 minutes La Rochelle and the ile de Re


A vehicle is essential but can be hired from Poitiers airport or the railway station by prior arrangement. We are a 35 minute drive from both and about 1 hour 15 minutes from Limoges airport. The port of Caen for travellers from Portsmouth is about a 4 to 5 hour drive. The airport at La Rochelle is about a 1 hour 40 minute drive.


We are a 35 minute drive from Poitiers and about 45 minutes to Angouleme. Couhe is about 10 minutes drive and the towns of Gencay and Civray are about the same. The Vallee des Singes or Monkey Valley is nearby (we can sometimes hear the monkeys) where you can see a family of gorillas and all sorts of other primates close to. The park covers 86 acres of farm and woodland and is a unique attraction in France.

For that special meal the "Moulin de Condac" an old watermill on the river Charente is a must. A twentyfive minute drive, dining on the terrace over water is a truly unique experience. A most beautiful setting with fantastic food at a very reasonable price.

Further Details: There are excellent restaurants and British owned bars within a short drive. There is also a bar serving pizza where snacks can be eaten inside or out on the terrace. The boulangerie is in the village for that delicious fresh French bread, cakes and pastries.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
6 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
popular season
10 Jun 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
19 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 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

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Our change-over day is Saturday during the high season, however out of season you can pick your own day. Please arrive after 1600 hours and depart before 1100 hours or otherwise by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
We charge £55 or €68 per night for 2 nights - please email us for a quotation for more than 2 nights. Long term lets are also considered, please email for a quotation based on duration of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, There is a corner bath and seperate corner shower
  • Bathroom with corner bath and separate corner shower, Toilet and wash hand basin. Washing machine.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

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


  • Outside: In the garden there are tables and chairs and a charcoal barbecue with charcoal provided. The pool is approximately five metres in diameter and is heated only by the sun. There is a ladder from which the treads can be removed for safety. Both the garden and pool are private and also include car parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided and are changed whenever you like

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