Holiday gite with child-safe pool near Civray

Saint-Pierre-d'Excideuil (3km from Civray), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC004340 Advertiser since: 14 October 2015
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Rose Cottage in France Self Catering Saturday 2 5 1

About this property

Renovated, 'Roses Round the Door' Country Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Pretty 17th Century renovated cottage in large, walled and gated gardens with a child-safe swimming pool that is heated via solar panel for toddler comfort.  In a quiet hamlet but only 3km from the market town of Civray with restaurants and supermarkets and a brand new indoor/outdoor swimming pool complex.
Perfect for couples or for families with young children;  Everything you could need for your holiday with a baby or toddler is provided at no extra cost.  The layout of the cottage is open plan with a safe spiral staircase leading to the childrens room on the mezzanine. Lots of play equipment for all ages, in the huge garden, featuring a large, sandy play area.  A selection of bikes, with a baby seat available, are provided free of charge.  There's a big, safety-netted trampoline and a table tennis table as well as swings.
All linen and towels, including pool towels, and a welcome pack of essentials included.  wi-fi,  Sky tv.

Holidays booked and deposit paid before 31/1/17 are at 2016 prices, as displayed on pricing chart!



Kitchen and dining

Compact but well equipped kitchen area with a 4-ring gas hob, full-sized oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster

Living rooms

Sky tv free channels and dvd player, iPod docking station and wifi


One double bed on ground floor, twin beds and a third rollaway bed and a cot on the mezzanine. Under exceptional circumstances,(perhaps if there are 4 very young children), there is a z-bed available.
All bed linen provided and beds are made up ready for your arrival


Modern shower room; hairdryer, hot brush. All towels (including pool towels) and bathrobes provided


Electric heating


Games, books and toys cd's dvd's, sky tv, wi-fi.. Binocculars available SKY tv free to view channels

Garden and outside

Child-safe swimming pool , heated with a solar panel and plenty of flotation equipment and inflatables. Plenty of sunbeds, garden furniture and parasols. Huge safe walled and gated garden with enormous sandy play area and a selection of play equipment including swings and a big, safety netted trampoline, paddling pool for babies, swings and slide. A play house for outside and a wooden playhouse full of toys. Table tennis table and bats.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking

Information about any additional facilities

Supper is available for the evening of your arrival so you can get into relaxing mode immediately
For later in your Holiday, try the amazing 5 course gourmet dinner, cooked to your particular requirements


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Audoux Babeanu 86400 Savigné +33549970493 English spoken


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Civray
Distance: 3 km

Beauty treatments


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: no idea!! but could find out if important to you
Name of nearest fishing location: River Charente
Distance: 1 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les petits sabots, St macoux
Distance: 4 km

Organic produce/dining


Name/number of nearest marked trail: De pierres en pierre


Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner, Mrs Joy Allen

We moved here full time, from Yorkshire in 2005. I'm reputed to be an excellent cook - try my 5-course dinner!<br/>

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? Winters are short and tend to be mild with frequent sunshine. Spring comes early and with plenty of flowers - I like my garden! Summers are hot and sunny but not quite as baking hot as the Mediterranean - Poitou-Charentes has the best sunshine record apart from the Côte d'Azure and the prices aren't so high!!
Unique benefits of property We provide all the necessary baby equipment and lots of toys and outdoor play equipment to keep the children happy. Happy kids = happy parents! All linen and towels are included, including pool towels.<br/>The 5-course gourmand dinner, freshly prepared to your requirements, allows you to wine and dine on the terrace, knowing that the children are safely tucked up in bed

The Owner Recommends

things to do in the area

La vallée des Singes is a 'must' for children from 1 to 81!! It's so 'not a zoo' - free range primates of all shapes and sizes.
Futuroscope - a futuristic theme park
Cognac tour and tasting
Cassiomagus - the best preserved Roman baths outside Rome itself.
Beautiful Romanesque churches
The Martyr Village of Oradour sur Glane
Lifeguarded lake and river swimming with waterslide