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Large 4 Bedroom Farmhouse With Stunning Heated Swimming Pool For Exclusive Use

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Peaceful and private rural location in one of the sunniest regions of France

Looking for a relaxing get-away-from-it-all break in the French countryside? La Grange will suit your needs perfectly.

Located in the middle of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, one of the sunniest regions of France, La Grange enjoys warm summers boasting temperatures well into the 30s. You’ll find lots to see and do both locally and across the region.

Explore the countryside, sample the many fantastic restaurants in the local area, take a stroll down to the village for a bière, or just laze in the sun with a good book after a dip in the pool - you'll find plenty to occupy yourself during a relaxing stay at our French retreat.


Owner
Mike Longden
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Mike Longden

I'm a free spirit and have always loved to travel. Taking a sabbatical some years back enabled me to live the dream and circumnavigate the globe. That trip truly changed my life; I shall forever have itchy feet!

When I'm not travelling or hosting I work/live in London, running a marketing consultancy business called thecoalshed.

Mike Longden purchased this farmhouse in 1994

Why Mike Longden chose Genouillé

La Grange is very much a home, having been in our family for almost 25 years.

When we are not able to spend time here ourselves, we like nothing more than to share our home with family and friends - both old and new.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The best think about La Grange is the peace and tranquillity. I can pretty much guarantee that you'll get the best night's sleep that you've had in a while.

As there is little electrical light interference in the area, on a clear night the skies are a sight to behold.

Probably one of the best features of La Grange is our heated pool. It's the perfect way to cool off in the mid-afternoon heat - or sit besides with a beer as the sun goes down.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This was the easiest holiday I've ever been on. Easy to book, easy to get to, easy to live in. 2 adults and 3 teenagers shared the generous accommodation without any trouble at all as there was adequate WiFi, a gorgeous pool and an enormous selection of DVDs. The location was quiet and peaceful with lots of places close by to visit and the supermarket was only a 10 minute drive away for top-ups of wine and cheese! We ate out a couple of times but with fussy teenage eaters we sadly missed out on the traditional French cuisine and had to go with (the best ever) fish & chips in Lizant and Edna's Restaurant. The site managers were very friendly and helpful when the need arose and they kept the pool sparkling. All in all a great place to enjoy some well-earned R&R.”



"We had a fantastic time. The house was clean and very well equipped with everything you need to ensure you have a great holiday. A real home from home plus great location, weather and pool. I've a severe back problem and the bed was high quality and comfortable which makes a pleasant change! The pool and outside areas were perfect with decked area to relax on, grass area to play on and dining areas in both the sun and shade which is particularly important with young children. The location was peaceful giving us business owners the opportunity to actually relax, however free wifi meant that we could also stay in touch when required. All in all it was the best holiday that we have had with children and we cant wait to arrange a second visit. Perfect!!”



"This was the easiest holiday I've ever been on. Easy to book, easy to get to, easy to live in. 2 adults and 3 teenagers shared the generous accommodation without any trouble at all as there was adequate WiFi, a gorgeous pool and an enormous selection of DVDs. The location was quiet and peaceful with lots of places close by to visit and the supermarket was only a 10 minute drive away for top-ups of wine and cheese! We ate out a couple of times but with fussy teenage eaters we sadly missed out on the traditional French cuisine and had to go with (the best ever) fish & chips in Lizant and Edna's Restaurant. The site managers were very friendly and helpful when the need arose and they kept the pool sparkling. All in all a great place to enjoy some well-earned R&R."
Oct 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Genouillé in Vienne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ground floor bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Upstairs bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
An ideal getaway for families or a group of friends, La Grange has four good-sized double bedrooms and two large bathrooms. The heated swimming pool is set in private grounds, available for your exclusive use. Water temperature ranges from mid to high 20s. For your safety, the pool is protected by an alarm. The country-style kitchen has everything you’ll need for a self-catering holiday including; a fan-assisted oven; two fridges and a freezer; a full-size dishwasher; a washing machine and tumble dryer. The dining area seats eight, comfortably. You can access Netflix or (UK) freeview TV from the comfort of the lounge-snug. Otherwise, curl up with a good book from the library, watch something from our DVD collection or play one of the many board games - all with a glass of local wine or two, of course! A travel-cot, high chair and stair gates are available for families, on request. All bedding, linen and towels are included at no extra cost.

Reviews

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Large 4 Bedroom Farmhouse With Stunning Heated Swimming Pool For Exclusive Use
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Lovely,relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 wonderful weeks here in September and thoroughly enjoyed it even though the weather could have been better for the first fortnight. The house is very clean, homely and very well equipped and EVERYTHING WORKED including lovely, modern bathrooms with excellent showers. It has a good sized garden for games and a lovely, heated pool. This is without doubt the easiest and quickest villa we have ever rented (in 20 years) and the communications with Mike were simple, straightforward and FAST. It made booking a pleasure and instructions ,directions etc. were precise and accurate. If we needed anything we contacted Tony and Tina ( The managers) and they were really helpful. The nearby village of Lizant is really scenic with friendly people and a chocolate box mill and a clear, gently flowing river. It also has a great Boulangerie but unfortunately the Fish and Chip shop has now closed! There are plenty of places to visit within a fairly easy driving distance such as La Rochelle Aquarium and Crocodile Planet as well as small picturesque villages. In short we would DEFINITELY RECCOMMEND La Grange to couples or families for a lovely stress free holiday with a MINIMUM of BOOKING HASSLE. ----Alan & Val.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I've stayed at this property and it won't be the last. The bedrooms are comfortable, well equipped kitchen, lots of DVD' storage watch and the pool and garden are great. Even has the all important wifi ! The owner is a pleasure I deal with and responds to any queries promptly. Location is great for days out but house is also nice and private.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Poitiers
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
La Salamandre, Lizant
Nearest Ferry
260 Miles
Saint Malo
Nearest Golf
58 Miles
Golf du Haut Poitou, Saint Cyr
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Saint-Saviol
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
A10 Bordeaux / Paris
Nearest Restaurant
5.5 Miles
Hotel du Commerce, Civray
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Le Mont-Doré
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Châtelaillon-Plage
Car: necessary

The local area has plenty to offer for adults and children alike. In the summer months, a tapestry of sunflowers and poppy-edged wheat fields surround La Grange. There is an extensive network of marked pathways from the house, perfect for rambling or cycling.

For foodies, there are some fabulous restaurants serving the very best of local French cuisine at fantastic value, within an easy drive. Close at hand is the pretty village of Lizant (35 minute walk or a 5 minute drive) with a bakery and shop; serving bread and pastries made on the premises along with a bar and pizza restaurant where you can hang out with the locals.

Kayaking, canoeing, fishing, horse riding and cycle hire are available locally.

Further afield

La Grange is the perfect base for exploring the wider region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, with much to see and do within an easy drive. Highlights include:

Poitiers has been the provincial capital since Gallo-Roman times. Its pedestrian precincts, restaurants, pavement cafes, shops - and some wonderful central gardens - make for a great day's sightseeing.

Futuroscope is France's second most visited theme park, with a collection of virtual-reality rides, which draw you into the action on screen. Not to be missed.

La Vallée des Singes (Monkey Valley) is a primate park located in Romagne. Meet 34 primate species in a place where 450 animals roam within 18 hectares of a natural wooded park area.

Angoulême is an attractive walled citadel, packed full of fabulous restaurants, boutique shops and funky bars. The cathedral, of Romanesque origin, was extensively renovated in the 19th century.

Cognac is the home to one of the world's best known brandies. Visit some of the great cognac houses and cellars including Remy Martin, Hennessy, Martell and Courvoisier. Extensive tours and tastings are available daily.

La Rochelle is an historic Atlantic port city, with medieval fortifications. The aquarium is one of the most visited attractions in France. Our nearest coastal beach is located south of here, at Châtelaillon-Plage.

Getting there

Dependent on your budget and preference, there are a number of ways to get to La Grange.

If you wish to fly, the closest airport is Poitiers (50 minutes), which enjoys four direct services a week from London Stansted with Ryanair. Alternatively, Limoges (1 hour 10 minutes) is a good option, serving many UK airports daily including London, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Bristol and Southampton. Other airports worth considering include Bordeaux, La Rochelle and Tours (all under 2 hours away).

Another great way to travel is by Eurostar using a connecting TGV service via Paris. Surprisingly quick and easy, it takes just 5 hours 30 minutes to travel from London St Pancras International to Poitiers.

If you prefer to drive from the UK, the nearest channels ports are St Malo and Caen, which are around 4hr 30 minutes away. Calais and the Channel Tunnel are around seven hour drive.

Car hire is available from all airports, Poitiers train station and locally at Ruffec.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Genouillé, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

To confirm your rental, a deposit (25%) is required at time of booking. The balance (75%) along with a £250 refundable security deposit will be due 90 days prior to holiday start date.

Rentals run from Saturday-Saturday. You are free to arrive from 4pm on your first day. Check-out is no later than 10am on your final day.

The property will be professionally cleaned prior to your arrival.

Bedding, linen and towels are included in the rental price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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