Converted farmhouse with pool to let, Pillac - PC005628

Pillac (8km from Aubeterre-sur-Dronne), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC005628 Advertiser since: 27 July 2017
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Ginny's Gite Self Catering Saturday 3 6 3 Cot and Z bed

About this property

An Old Converted Farmhouse, Modernised, with Pool.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The gite is an old converted farmhouse, fully modernised and in a private setting. Guests have the exclusive use of the 12 metre heated pool, bbq, table tennis, children's swings, badminton area and enclosed courtyard. Pets welcome.
A welcome pack of basic food items, soft and alcoholic drinks awaits you on arrival.
All towels and linen are provided. There are children's games and dvds for those rare wet days.
This is a "get away from the rat race" kind of place, yet only a few minutes drive from the shops and a plentiful choice of restaurants.
Free wi-fi provided.



Kitchen and dining

Our solid pine kitchen table seats 6. There's a dishwasher, washing machine, gas oven and hob, microwave, toaster, coffee-maker and fridge-freezer.
The kitchen is 2 steps down from the lounge area.

Living rooms

The lounge has 2 sofas and 2 chairs. The tv, dvd player and satellite box sit alongside a bookcase with novels and games for your amusement. Doors to the 2 downstairs bedrooms lead off the lounge, as do stairs to the double bedroom upstairs.
The lounge is double height with exposed structural beams and a brick/stone fireplace.
The front door leads into the lounge from the courtyard area, which faces south, and is a sun worshipper' paradise.
There are 2 lawns at either end of the pool to use, for boules maybe?


On the ground floor is one twin bedded room with bathroom adjoining, and one double bedded room with its own en suite.
On the first floor is another double bedded room with en suite.


The ground floor bathroom has a wc, bath with shower over and wash hand basin.


The gite is only open in the summer. Heating is not necessary.


The gite has satellite tv (Sky Freeview UK channels), a dvd player, MP3 sound system, radio, and a selection of films and books and games.

Garden and outside

In the courtyard is a table to seat 6 people with chairs, a side table and bbq. Overhead is a retractable tonnelle, to provide shade.
On the paving area round the pool is a metal table and chairs for 4 people, with a parasol over. Also, there are 6 sunloungers and some folding chairs with cushions.
We have an all weather table tennis table, 2 children's swings and a badminton net (all balls and bats included).

Parking and garages

There's parking for 3 cars within the gated entrance area.

Visitor suitability

The stairs leading to the first floor bedroom are quite steep, so would not suit anyone with mobility problems.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Clinique Veterinary, Route de Barbezieux, Chalais. 16210. Tel: 0545980438


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Aubeterre-sur-Dronne
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Longeveau
Distance: 2 km

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Amuse Bouches
Distance: 8 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Steel

David and Ginny moved to France in 2011 from Elton, Cambridgeshire, UK. Ginny used to be an occupational therapist, David a management consultant. They live in the barn conversion adjoining the gite.

Year property purchased 2011
Why this location? The surrounding countryside is beautiful. Rolling hills stretch as far as the eye can see, and are mostly used to grow wheat, sunflowers and maize. There are as many tractors round here as cars (not many) and the night sky reveals thousands of stars. It's a perfect get away place, yet only a 10 minute drive from villages with several restaurants and shops.
Unique benefits of property It's an old farmhouse with thick stone walls to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. The 12 metre pool is for your exclusive use. It's garden is fully fenced and set back from the road.

The Owner Recommends

Saint Emillion

The town of St Emillion is at the centre of over 300 chateaux producing the red wines for which the Bordeaux region is world famous. It's a picturesque town with a wine museum and lots of places to eat, and is about 45 minutes drive from the gite.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 Downers 27 August, 2018

Great pool, Ginny and David were so kind, friendly and helpful. The river beach in Aubeterre sur Dronne was fantastic. We would recommend Gimny’s Gite to anyone and will definitely be going back for another holiday at some point in the future!

Owner response

Glad to hear that you found Aubeterre such fun. Most of our guests go there many times, not only for the river beach but for the ten restaurants and cafes. We stock up on our vegetables there every Sunday morning, at the little market - even in winter!
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.

10 / 10 Colindzur 28 May, 2018

Enjoyed a fantastic week at Ginny's gite. Everything was spot on we couldn't have asked for more. David and Ginny were fabulous hosts, discreet and helpful. An idyllic place to relax.