Gite holiday rental with shared pool Souvigne - PS001074_A

Souvigne (6km from Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS001074_A Advertiser since: 2 August 2002

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Gite Fleurie Self Catering Saturday 2 5 2

About this property

Gite Fleurie set in Beautiful Gardens & Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Gite Fleurie is situated at the heart of the peaceful village of Souvigne in the undiscovered, rolling countryside of Deux Sèvres. A beautifully restored 19th century convent with traditional wood floors and superb oak staircases.

The gite has satellite TV & DVD, washing machine, dishwasher, garden furniture and BBQ.

There is a secluded, flood-lit pool, large sunterrace and beautiful, tranquil gardens with mature trees and shrubs.

If required, dinner with wine and coffee is available for all guests during July and August, prepared by Sue Woods, .

We are 10 mins from the A10 AutoRoute and the area is ideal for walking, cycling, golf, horse riding, fishing, and painting.

Open all year.



Kitchen and dining

The gite has fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, kettle, coffee-maker, toaster, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Dinner consists of an aperitif, 4 courses, wine and coffee 28€ a head. In summer, normally taken on the terrace. Prepared by Chef de-Cuisine, Sue Woods. Dinner is taken en famille.

Living rooms

The Spacious Lounge Diner is comfortably furnished and equipped with TV and DVD.Double doors open onto private terrace


One double bedroom with ensuite bathroom equipped with jacuzzi shower.
One twin bedded room (a third bed can be added,if required) with ensuite bathroom with shower
Both bedrooms have views over the large established gardens


Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and there is also a toilet on the ground floor


Central Heating with radiators


Swimming Pool

Garden and outside

5 X 10 meter swimming Pool with paved Sun Terrace

Two acres of landscaped gardens, orchard and meadow

Entrance archway leading to Courtyard.with mature trees and secure undercover parking.

Parking and garages

Secure undercover parking

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples and small families seeking a tranquil location, centrally situated for a variety of places to visit

Information about any additional facilities

Changeover day is Saturday during July and August, other days by arrangement during other months.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac du Lambon
Distance: 6 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Les Forges
Distance: 15 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Hermitan Forest


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Paul Woods Sue Woods

Paul & Sue Woods have lived here for 15 years and previously owned a restaurant in Suffolk, UK.<br/>We offer personal service and are pleased to give help and suggestions of where to visit and what to see in the local area.<br/>We are involved with various local activities and have amassed considerable local knowledge.<br/>We both speak french and are happy to help with any translation needed.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? Beautiful undulating countryside with an abundance of lakes and rivers. Only 1 hour to the coast, plus good communications to the UK.
Deux Sevres is a rural farming area it still retains the character of the France we all expect and remember.
Unique benefits of property Situated in the centre of a traditional village, with a nearby small town. A tranquil rural setting with good walking and cycling close by.

The Owner Recommends


Stroll through the cobbled streets of the old town or beside the river and visit the famous brandy houses ending with a tasting. Complimentary tour tickets for Martells in Cognac, only 1 hour away.

La Rochelle

"Paris by the sea". Just 1 hour away and you will find this sophisticated coastal town, steeped in history, offering a restaurant for every day of the year and a variety of boat trips to the various offshore islands.

Lac du Lambon

Only 10 minutes away and set in a wooded valley offering swimming, boating, walking, fishing and bird-watching

Largest Country Market in Poitou Charente

Visit Lezay for the largest country market in Western France, held every Tuesday. Here you will find everything from a comb to a goat and local produce to taste.

Le Marais Poitevin

An area of inland waterways, dotted with pretty villages. Good for boating, either by propelling yourself or chauffeured, cycling (hire bikes available), walking and bird-watching and only 40 minutes away.


One of the restaurants we recommend is the Nagdalena which is only 5 minutes away located in an old cinema and has retained the original character. It offers a wide choice of dishes and is particularly good for meat and pizzas.
There are several other good restaurants nearby.

Millitary Museum

If museums are your thing, why not visit the Military Museum in St Maxiant l'Ecole. This is attached to the military college and run by the French Army, entry is free and only 5 minutes away.


Hire a canoe and negotiate the river Sevre Niortaise around The historic market town of St Maixent l'Ecole.

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