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Well Established Gites With Heated Swimming Pool - Poitevine Sleeps 5 (3 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 Poitevine Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Self contained cottage with its own front door, full of character with all original stone walls, a stone sink with a bulls eye window feature, a potage and beams. Upstairs 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom. a single room all with fitted cipboards and a shower room with modern suite. Downstairs a 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. All towels and bed 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 with garden furniture and own barbecue also a spacious garden. There is also a 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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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

16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


ideal holiday home for a base to explore or chill

  • 5 of 5

we could only stay for the one week but would have loved to stay for longer. we had good weather and it is lovely to eat outside under the grape vines and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. we had pontevine cottage and the master bed room has a Velux style window and with the blind drawn back you can watch the stars pass by. The pool is ideal and our older children enjoyed the swimming.

We were made welcome by the owners and there is honey on sale from them and it's delicious and great value. Fresh croissants and pain au chocolate are baked on site and are a real treat. there's a lot to see near by, Melle is worth a trip, and the river trips on the Marais was fun.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Relaxing break

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully converted accommodation, with lovely pool. Nice touches from Tania and Mike with fresh bread and honey. Lots to do in the local area to keep our teenagers occupied. The markets at Melle and Lezay offer good local produce, Niort is closeby and has great shops and restaurants. Watersports and activities are available at LacLambon and Ruffec, and don't miss the chance to navigate the Marais Poitevin at nearby Coulon. A thoroughly relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely gite during August. We had brilliant weather, this area really does have it's own micro-climate. The gite was better than described, it was spotless and well equiped. Even providing honey from the owner's bees; more can be obtained from the owners making excellent gifts for those back home. Our hosts Mike, Tania and their children Tabitha and Keenan were friendly and helpful with any of our requests. They know the area well, suggesting days out etc. There are lovely local walks, and you can borrow bikes.

We were a couple on our own, but rental would be ideal for everyone young or old, with or without children. We will definately be back and recommend Mike and Tania to our friends and family.

Pete and Diane

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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August 2012

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week's stay in the three bed-roomed Saanen gite. The gite was very clean and very well equipped for our stay. We all loved the swimming pool (very necessary as the temperature averaged about 36 c in our week!) and our boys loved the table tennis. Our teenaged daughter appreciated the wi-fi! Fo the adults, it was a lovely relaxing place to stay with all mod-cons provided.

There was lots to do both n the immediate area and further field and our hosts very knowledgeable and helpful - especially when we had motoring problems!

We had a wonderful holiday in a delightful area of France.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from home!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place for all the family. Beautifully restored buildings, lovely safe environment for the children to play in and a superb pool for all to enjoy. We have been going for the last seven years and have loved every visit to La Chevrerie. Mike and Tania are the perfect hosts and are so accommadating. The local cafes and restaurants at Chef Boutonne and Melle are great for a coffee or lunch. But most of all we love to enjoy the local surroundings by walking down the lanes, cycling and swimming in the pool! Something for all the family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Poitevine Gite for a week with our two young children and had a great time. The building has been beautifully restored by the owners and was it was spotless inside. The whole area is fenced and makes for a really safe place for the kids to play. The swiming pool is also like new, and is fenced around so children can't get to it unless it has been opened. The owners Mike and Tania were very helpful with anything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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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







Prices and Availability

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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.

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

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


  • 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

  • 67 m²


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


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed, with fitted wardrobe and cupboards
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, with fitted cupboards
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Child Bed, 2ft 6 in bed with fitted cupboards


  • 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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