Gite to let in beautiful Poitou Charantes - PC007074

Benest (20km from Civray), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC007074 Advertiser since: 18 April 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Logis gîte Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1 Extra single bed in the double bedroom

About this property

An idyllic getaway full of romance and charm. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The property is situated in south west France in an area renowned for being one of the sunniest parts of the country. Set amidst rolling farmlands, which are ablaze with sunflowers in summer, Logis Sainte­-Terre offers a haven of peace and tranquillity. The village of Benest with local post office and boulangerie/grocer is three kilometres away, while the larger village of Champagne Mouton with its twice weekly market is seven kilometres away. Here you will find all your daily needs from doctors surgery, supermarket with 24 hour petrol station, pharmacy, bank and cafe/bar.
Ideally situated for exploring the treasures of this area known as Poitou Charente, with its medieval buildings and chateaux etc, La Rochelle and the beautiful coast of Royan, Futurescope (Poitiers), La Vallėe des Singes (Poitiers), Cognac and Limoges Angoulême and Poitier are all within easy reach. The area is perfect for walking (well marked trails leave from the property), cycling, fishing, and other activities such as golf, boating and swimming are also available nearby.
Inside the gite it is well appointed and comfortable. Downstairs is the kitchen and the sitting area with flat screen television and wi-fi. There is a small table for dining with 3 chairs and a 3 seater sofa and armchair. Upstairs is a bedroom with a large double bed and a single bed. Space is provided for hanging clothes and there is a chest of drawers. There is an en-suite bathroom with a shower wash hand basin and wc. and a heated towel rail. Outside is a lovely private and sunny garden with loungers and tables and chairs. There is Weber bbq. There is ample parking. For more information go to and click on “out and about in the Charente”



Kitchen and dining

A newly appointed kitchen will provide you with everything you need. A gas hob, electric oven and a microwave. Plenty of cutlery crockery and kitchen utensils there is a dishwasher and a fridge freezer and a washing machine.

Living rooms

The living room is comfortable and has a 3 seater sofa and an armchair. There is a flat screen television with English channels only. There is a log burning stove and wood is provided for free.


The bedroom is upstairs and has a large double bed with an en suite shower room.
There is hanging storage space and a chest of drawers for clothes. There is a single bed in the alcove.
Sheets are of a high quality as are the pillows and duvet.


There is 1 bathroom, ensuite, with a wash handbasin, toilet and shower.
Towels are provided.


There is a wood burning stove and wood is provided.


There is a large flat screen digital tv with a dvd player. Some dvd’s, games and books and puzzles are provided. Boules also.

Garden and outside

The garden is private and the guests have sole use of the space. There various sitting areas where you can follow the sun/shade as you wish. Outdoor furniture and loungers are provided plus a weber bbq.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking at the property.

Visitor suitability

The gite is not recommended for disabled holidaymakers.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Many brocantes throughout the year
Distance: 20 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: Mortemart
Distance: 54 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bordeaux


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many walks lead from the property


About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Victoria Jane Burton

Hello - a few years back my husband and I decided to come to France for a look and see! We thought we should have an adventure while we were still young enough to move about unaided. The kids had left home and there was nothing to stop us.... so we sold up in the UK and rented a property and started house hunting in earnest.<br/>We looked for about 3 months and were on the verge of moving to another area when we found Sainte-Terre. House with a view and a potential business. So here we are.`

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? We chose this location because it is very quiet and beautiful but also close enough to amenities for every day practicalities. Plus good transport links, airports,ferries and trains. Also, from a tourist point of view, there are plenty of places of interest nearby to visit. Abbeys churches and chateaux galore. Futuroscope, Vallée de Singe, man made lakes with sandy beaches. Music festival at Cognac and a dance festival in Confolens - in Angoulême the cartoon festival and the race around the ramparts in vintage cars all add to the variety of things to do here. With plenty of bars and restaurants that provide a good range of either fine dining or plat de jour to suit every palate and purse. If you fancy kayaking there is the Charente nearby with experts on hand. Mostly I enjoy walking in the woods and paths near to the property.
Unique benefits of property The thing that is special about Le Logis Gite is that it provides our guests with peace and quiet in an ideal environment to recharge ones batteries. Outside there is a lovely private garden surrounded by fields with uninterrupted views of the countryside. There is a selection of wildlife and many birds - hoopoes are my favorite and red squirrels which I adore. At night because there is no light pollution the stars are quite incredible. And during the day, according to an artist who was renting the gite, the light is unique and perfect for painting.
Inside everything is provided to ensure guests have everything they need. The kitchen has been recently upgraded and is well stocked with plenty of utensils and pots and pans. There is a very comfortable sitting area with a sofa and an armchair plus a table and chairs for dining. Upstairs is a good size bedroom with en suite and king size bed. Everything has been thought of to provide you with a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

The Owner Recommends


Piegut Pluvier every Wednesday
Civray twice weekly
Ruffec twice weekly


Auberge de L’Argentor in Nanteuil en Vallee
Auberge de Saint Jean
Cafe Porte Bleu in Verteuil
Moulin de Verteuil
La Rejallant Condac
Bistro Central in Ruffec
La Grange aux Oies in St Claud
Auberge du Cheval Blanc in Mansle
Chez Steph in la Rochefoucauld

Wine tour

La Cité du Vin

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Lyndadoodle 29 August, 2019

A beautiful gite in a tranquil and very pretty setting.
The gite was immaculately clean and tastefully furnished with thoughtful personal touches that made this a truly special place to stay.
Very well equipped, I really couldn’t fault this comfy hideaway. The weather was particularly hot during our visit but leaving the shutters closed kept the interior cool and effective fans are provided. Although we didn’t use it, the gite has its own garden and eating out area which is private with lovely views.
We visited one of the restaurants recommended by the owner and had a fabulous meal, the welcome pack has lots of recommendations and is very informative.
Vicki the owner was extremely helpful, never intrusive and communication around our booking went smoothly with very quick response time.
The area is lovely, you do need a car but amenities are not far away.
A wonderful relaxing retreat for couples, we have stayed in numerous gites over the years, Le Logis is one of the best. You will not be disappointed.