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Well Established Gites With Heated Swimming Pool - Rove Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 09-Nov-2016
Cottages with heated swimming pool near Melle, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France - La Chèvrerie, 3 Self-catering Gites, Sleep Between 4/6 People With Games Room

La Chèvrerie, 3 self-catering Gites, sleep between 4/6 people with games room 3 self-catering Gites. Our Gites are situated in a small hamlet in Les Alleuds in the Charente-Poitou region very close to the historical town of Melle. They were Farm Gites for the goat farm which was originally on site. With ancient exposed stone walls and wooden beams, our cottages provide modern convenience and old world charm. Attractions: In the Historic Town of Melle which is only 15 minutes drive away, there are Mines d'Argent (Silver Mines), Deux Arboretums ( There are 2 walks through the town ), Roman Monuments and 3 roman Churches for you to explore. At Chauvigny an hour away there is a Medieval City and a truly unique spectacle of amazing birds of prey from all corners of the earth; Les Géants du Ciel. If you would like to swim in the local Lakes there is Lambon 40 minutes away and St Macoux which is 20 minutes with lifeguards or there are outdoor Swimming Pools at Melle, Sauzé-Vaussais or Lezay all 15 minutes away. For the children La Vallee des Singes (Monkey Valley) and L'ile aux Serpents (Snake Island) are 40 minutes away. The canal system of the Venise-Verte makes a lovely day out, just an hour away, where you can punt or just walk. More to do: A must for the adults is a visit to Cognac where you can go on a guided tour and taste the local Brandy or just explore the lovely town with your children. The theme park of Futuroscope at Poitiers gives a whole new perspective on the Cinema. Don't leave before the night time show! All the local Towns have a market on different days of the week where you can savour the French way of life.

Details for holiday cottage Rove Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Completed self-contained cottage with its own front door, full of character with original stone walls, beams and a stone sink with a bulls eye window feature. French HDTV, DVD player and a wood burning stove and a well equipped kitchen with gas oven with 4 ring gas hob, microwave, kettle,toaster and fridge. 1 double and 1 twin bedroom with built in cupboards and a shower room with a modern suite. Towels and linen are provided for our guests. Swimming pool towels are available to hire or you can bring your own. Baby equipment on request. Outside:- Own patio, garden furniture and own barbecue. Spacious garden. There is also a separate laundry room with washing machine, etc. We have a games room with table football and English TV. Outside there is a 10m X 5m in-ground Heated Swimming Pool (Heated from May until September) with it own toilet and shower and table-tennis for everyone to use.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I moved here with my husband and 2 children then aged 11 & 13 in 2004.

We have been renovating the gites and our own home ever since and we all helped in building the swimming pool.

We love the countryside and growing most of our own vegetables and we have our very own bees with 3 different types of lovely honey each year.

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Speaks English, French

33 Reviews

based on 33 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We felt extremely welcome. Tania and Mike worked hard to make our stay comfortable and easy. The kids loved he space and the pool and it was nice that we didn't need to keep looking over our shoulder checking on the kids - a safe environment for all. We even bought some of their lovely honey. Mmmmmm

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very impressed. Tania and Mike were great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay at La Chevrerie. Tania and Mike are very polite and hospitable and are always on hand to answer questions about the local area. Given that they live adjacent to the Gites, they were also very discreet and allowed their guests to fully enjoy the grounds and the swimming pool without interruption. The Gite itself was very well equipped, furnished nicely with modern furniture and it was clean. The swimming pool area was prestine and was a hit with our son and there were plenty of loungers for all of the guests (although we had the pool to ourselves a lot of the time). We would not hesitate in recommending this Gite to family and friends. There is also lots to do in the surrounding area and countryside. The local markets for organic, locally grown produce is a must ! .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

Lovely peaceful location and a well equipped gite. Slightly dusty in the corners but it is an old stone property. Great to have bikes to borrow and lovely to cycle for several hours at a time and hardly see a car! We had a great day out at Futuroscope which was just an hour's drive. Tania was on hand with helpful advice when required. Useful to have a laundry room on site too, although we didn't remember the website mentioning the fact that it was chargeable, so maybe that needs clarifying. Overall, we had a lovely stay and would certainly stay there again if we were coming back to the area, which we're sure we will at some point in the future as there's lots to see.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb stay in an accessible but peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

I holidayed with my wife and 2 daughters (aged 8 and 5). We stayed for two weeks.

The gite was superb. It's near a main road for access but also far enough away to make it a peaceful and child safe stay. The pictures on the site are newer than when I booked but it's still better than they show. I would wholly recommend staying.

My children enjoyed the space to run around and play in the pool. We also travelled to a few tourist locations, e.g. La Rochelle (Zoo and beach), Coulon for Green Venive/Marais Poitevin. Although it was just as easy to stay and lounge around the pool.

Tania and Mike were great hosts. We would look to stay with them again. Croissant/pain au chocolat were available to book/purchase each day, this was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two week stay here. Weather was great, beautiful countryside and wonderful pool. Kids loved swimming and utilising the play area. Tania was so hospitable-our car broke down en route and she co-ordinated the repair and took us out grocery shopping-thank you 😀

Tania also lends bikes for older kids and adults-we had fun cycling to chef-Boutonne.

Sauna was fab and relaxing. A great holiday-highly recommended.

We recommend the croissants and pain au chocolat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect setting for 2 week break

  • 5 of 5

The gite was perfect in every way. the photos on the website does not do the property justice! The pool area was excellent, clean and a heated pool was good as the children were occupied. There was plenty of space in the gardens and also the play area was good as the children loved the rabbits. We would definitely come back to this property as it was excellent value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

This is a very quiet area with country lanes to walk or go cycling or just sit by the pool in the sunshine.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Poitiers at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Routiers at 500 Metres Nearest Train : Ruffec at 27 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N10 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chef Boutonne at 9 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Rochelle at 100 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The property is situated in a small hamlet between Sauzé-Vaussais and the historic town of Melle, an hour from La Rochelle, Poitiers and Angouleme.

Chaignepain is ideal for cycling and walking along meandering lanes past small vineyards, fields of sunflowers and maize, taking in panoramic views of the region. The way of life in this area is so rural and unhurried that it gives the impression of going back through time. The total absence of any light pollution, means that at night you can look up to an astonishingly crisp and clear sky and enjoy a glorious display of stars. Chaignepain is very well placed for visits to Cognac, La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Chauvigny, Venise-verte, Futuroscope at Poitiers and the local historic town of Melle. We benefit from living in the region that is recognised as the 2nd sunniest in France.


Nearest Beach 100 Kilometres

La Rochelle


Nearest Airport 61 Kilometres


Nearest Train 20 Kilometres

St Saviol

Nearest Ferry 250 Kilometres

St Malo

Nearest Motorway 14 Kilometres

Les Maisons Blanches


Nearest Barpub 500 Metres

Les Routiers, Chaignepain

Nearest Restaurant 500 Metres

Les Routiers, Chaignepain

Further Details:






water parks


horse riding

outlet shopping

scenic drives

sight seeing








Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 20% will be taken on booking and then the full balance at least 4 weeks before arrival with the security/damage deposit of £250 the security/damage deposit will be refunded within 2 weeks after your stay if no breakages/damages.
Cleaning charge £50 paid with balance (returned if left in a reasonable condition)
Taxe de sejour is charged 0.30€ per person per night over the age of 12. (Paid on arrival)
Swimming Pool towels are available for hire at 7€ per person per week.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
In winter there is a small charge for heating and logs.

Deposit paid on booking and balance paid with the security deposit and cleaning charge 4 weeks before your holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

We have a secure play area with play house swings and slide, large garden for all and games room with table football, table tennis and WIFI. You can have freshly baked croissants and pain au chocolat every morning to order. Heated 10m x 5m swimming pool with own toilet/shower room. Swimming pool towels for hire or bring your own.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 54 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet rolls are provided. With a shower enclosure and thermostatic shower and modern suite.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed, with fitted wardrobe and cupboards
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, with fitted cupboards
  • All bedrooms have bedside shelf with a bedside light


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


  • Self-catering


  • You can order Croissants or Pain au Chocolat the evening before and collect them in the morning from the games room as they are coked to order. We have a secure play area with a play house and swings. We have 4 bicycles for all to use from age 10 to adult. Car: necessary. Outside: Barbecue Bicycles Child's Swing Garden Barbecue Patio Terrace 6 garden chairs Communal Pool Heated Pool Sauna

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