Family holiday rental near Melle - PS001756_C

Paizay-le-Tort (7km from Melle), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS001756_C Advertiser since: 30 July 2004

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Cymbeline Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Architect Designed Barn Conversion - 4 stars. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

One of 3 luxurious 4-star cottages, set in 2.5 acres of gardens and meadow, gently sloping down to the shady, tree lined trout stream which is part of the "Natura 2000" reserve.

Cymbeline is ideal for that relaxing break in a tranquil rural setting, a family holiday in the summer or a quiet retreat "à deux" out of season.

You can be as active as you want, we offer a 11.5m solar-covered swimming pool, plus you have walking, tennis, golf, cycling, table tennis, boules, pool and fishing or just laze and watch the wildlife.

Loads of places to go and see; the area has history, heritage, shopping, theme parks and beaches.
Each of the cottages has attained the French Tourist Board's 4 star rating, so they are equipped to a high standard.

Despite the fitted kitchen and gas barbecue and you don't want to cook? Then try one of our many local restaurants.



Kitchen and dining

Modern integrated kitchen with oven, microwave, 5 burner gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer as well as the usual small appliances.

Contemporary french dining table and chairs with Limoges porcelain crockery. Outside, private patio for "al fresco" dining complete with gas bbq, tables, chairs and umbrellas for those warm balmy evenings

Living rooms

Open plan ground floor living area with ample settees and coffee-table, electric storage heaters and a selection of paperbacks


Cymbeline cottage - has 2 bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin and a cot is available; both have ceiling fans. Beds are made up for your arrival but we do not provide cot bedding.


A large family bathroom and a separate shower room both with vanity unit, wc, hairdryers, heated towel rail and safety taps. Separate wc downstairs.

Towels and linen are provided and changed weekly.


Thermostatically controlled electric heating.


Satellite tv, dvd player, internet connection both wi-fi and ethernet plus assorted boardgames.

Garden and outside

11.5 x 5m solar covered salt water pool in paved and lawned sunterrace with ample shade.
Games hangar with full sized pool table, table tennis, table football and ful size boules piste.
Large meadow for football, badminton, cricket and volleyball. Picnic tables or go for a slow meander to the trout stream, maybe for a spot of fishing. Tennis courts, skatepark and a childrens playground are within the village.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for up to 5 cars adjacent to the house, further shaded parking in the private carpark just 50 metres away.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for out of season holidays "a deux", or family holidays, either just yours, or with the "in-laws" in the cottage next door.

Information about any additional facilities

Four-star rating is not easy to achieve from the French Tourist Board. Based on our own experience of many family holidays in France, and with the help of a local architect we have created a French country holiday to be enjoyed. Whether a family or just yourselves we are sure you will find peace and tranquillity here at La Longere Rose.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Mothe st Heray
Distance: 25 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, black bass, perch
Name of nearest fishing location: River Berlande

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Club Niortaise, Chemin Grand Ormeau, 79000 Niort
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Ecuries de Lambon, Plan d'Eau de Lambon, 79370 Vitre
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route de Cognac



Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR655


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Gaillou Pere and Fils, 17470 St Mande sur Bredoire
Distance: 23 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Helen & John Carroll

We came to Deux Sevres because it has the best of many worlds: Lovely Climate; Less than a day's journey from the Kent countryside; Loads of interesting places to see; genuine "French" atmosphere unlike other more popular areas, in short a great place to holiday.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? Very peaceful; surrounded by trees on 2 sides - therefore loads of birdlife; down an "Impasse" - no traffic; within an agricultural village with lots of walks and cycle paths, only 5kms from 2 busy market towns; less than a hour to many tourist attractions including the sea; less than an hour from 3 airports and only 4 from St Malo.
Unique benefits of property Peace and quiet; loads of space inside and out, the smallest bedroom is 12 square metres, the grounds extend to 2.5 acres; the 11x5m pool is on its own South-facing Terrace - a real sun-trap; modern furnishings and equipment. We are on-site for help and advice if required.

The Owner Recommends

Guided Activities

We have local English-Speaking guides who offer the following activites: Bird Watching; Cycling Tours; History Tours; Walking Tours; Photography courses. Contact us for dates and costs.

Fine Dining

We can recommend three restaurants within a half-hour's drive where you can dine on First-class food in elegant surroundings.

Health and Beauty

We have two local ladies who offer a range of health and beauty treatments, either on site or at their own salons.

Location and Activities

Set in a peaceful rural hamlet with miles of quiet lanes for cycling, walking and bird-watching. Watersports, horse riding, golf, fishing and "retail therapy" all an easy drive

Nearest Restaurant

La Mine d'Or, typical French couple run restaurant 3km. Le Sporting, family-run restaurant 4km. Others in Melle and Brioux 6km. Michelin listed restaurant at Celles sur Belle 12kms.

Trucker's food.

There are two "Les Routiers" Trucker's restaurants within a 15 minute drive. If you would like to eat a big meal, on a long table, with excellent food at a ridiculous price, these are the places to eat!

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Alex Cardinal 1 June, 2014

I stayed with Ian & Cherrie for the whole of May.
I have stayed in gites accross France, this is one of the best!!
A real 4-STAR gite.
Quiet, very comfortable, caring owners,

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