Holiday in self catering gite Moncoutant - PS002433

4km from Moncoutant, Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS002433 Advertiser since: 14 December 2007
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La Bodiniere Self Catering Flexible 2 5 1 Double sofabed

About this property

Two Gite Complex. Close to Many Regional Attractions. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Bodiniere is a charming 2 bedroomed gite with many character features and modern facilities. It has the option of sleeping up to 5 people with a large master bedroom, twin room and put up bed for third child. A large open plan kitchen/dining area includes dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer and microwave. Although not detached the property benefits from a private garden with patio area and childrens play area.
A number of shops, restaurants and markets in surrounding towns. Coulon, La Rochelle, the Atlantic coast, Futuroscope and Puy du Fou, all within a short drive. Walking, fishing, golf, horse riding and cycling all available within 5 minutes drive.

La Bodiniere has oil fired central heating therefore is warm and cosy all year round (Available October to March) It is ideal for short stays, weekend breaks (out of season) or longer breaks for house hunting etc. Please contact us for more details.
Welcome basket on arrival for week stays and all linen provided, all beds made prior to arrival. Towels can be provided for a small charge.

We also have a second gite next door providing an extra two bedroomed cottage. Ideal for friends and family wanting to holiday together but still have their own private space. Discounts available, please contact us for details. Second property advert reference: PS004762.



Kitchen and dining

The large open plan kitchen/dining area has a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer and microwave, beautiful oak table able to seat 6 comfortably.

Living rooms

The separate spacious lounge with original renovated wooden floor has 2 large comfy sofas, flat screen television, English satellite channels, dvd and a selection of dvds to enjoy. A Wii games console is also provided with a selection of games for children and adults.

The back door leads down to the private garden.


A large master bedroom with en suite wc, lots of storage space with wardrobe and drawers. A put up bed can be made up in this room for extra accommodation.
Twin room with wardrobe, drawers and view over the garden.


Good sized shower room with storage space.


Oil fired central heating available over the winter months (October - March only).


Selection of inside boardgames, dvd's and Wii games console.
Outside communal games including badminton, football, trampoline and table tennis.

Garden and outside

Fully enclosed private garden with seating area, equipped for al fresco dining with barbecue, beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
Swing and slide set for younger children.
Access to the communal garden with games and activities.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking available outside the front of the gite.

Visitor suitability

We welcome children and know how difficult it can be taking everything with you on holiday so we can provide, cot, highchair, stroller, safety gate, bed guard and baby monitor. We have sunny and shaded outdoor areas with toys available including swings, baby swing and slides for children aged 3 - 11 years.

The gite is on one level inside for visitors with limited mobility, the front garden is also on this level with outside seating, but please note there are steps down to the back garden.

Information about any additional facilities

Welcome basket containing the essentials you need to start your holiday including croissants, coffee, tea, jam, butter, wine, water, milk and fresh eggs from our chickens. (Subject to availability and week stays only.)
We can also provide a shopping service in advance if required, for example late arrivals, please contact us for more details.
We are on site for any additional details you may require, best places to visit, booking tickets to theme parks including Puy du Fou and information about the region.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Animedic, Moncoutant



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, black bass, perch, trout, pike
Name of nearest fishing location: Pescalis Lakes
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bressuire - 9 hole golf course
Distance: 12 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre Les Places, 79320 Moncoutant
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 20 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Moncoutant


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Joanna Ashforth

We moved to France in 2007 mainly so the children could enjoy the different lifestyle and learn another language. We are now fully immersed into the French way of life and the kids are now bilingual and love meeting new friends!<br/>We are on site so are happy to help in any way we can including the best places to visit, booking tickets, directions and if there are any emergencies.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? We are surrounded by fields and pasture which makes it feel completely involved in country living but the local village is only 5 minutes away with shops, restaurants and bars as well as a large supermarket.
There are a number of walks and cycle routes all within easy distance from the property and it is ideally located to three airports as well as some of the best attractions in France, including Puy du Fou, our favourite and Futuroscope.
Poitou Charente also has it's own micro climate which means we do have lovely summers without being too far from the UK.
Unique benefits of property La Bodiniere has been sympathetically restored to bring all the benefits of modern living while retaining the character and some of the original features of the property. It also benefits from a lovely private garden where you can enjoy the views over the lake and fields while eating al fresco.

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Location and activiities

The property is approximately a 10 minutes drive to Moncoutant, Cerizay and the market town of Bressuire, with its supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and shops. Local activities include, swimming at Cerizay’s leisure centre, Pescalis just outside Moncoutant offers both fishing and horse riding set in 100 acres, the Mervant Vouvant Forest offers kayaks, canoeing, sailing and motor boat hire. There are numerous walking and bike trails in the region including the Mervant Forest and Pescalis

Nearest Port

St Malo 281km

Nearest Restaurant

Moncoutant approx 1 mile

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 CF 16 August, 2016

A lovely gite in a very quiet setting. Very clean and a lot of thought had gone in to the facilities provided. The secluded garden is quite small but has an excellent above ground pool and great play equipment for children.
We loved it!

10 / 10 mandy f 1 August, 2016

We had alovely relaxing holiday gite was very spacious loads of things to do locally would recommend.

10 / 10 The Thompsons 3 November, 2014

The gite was lovely, clean and spacious. Jo and Ian were very welcoming and always happy to advise on places to visit and things to do.

We had days out exploring and very relaxing times in the garden so would
definitely recommend this to both couples and families.

Very good value for the money.

10 / 10 Claire copeland 4 September, 2012

Lovely tranquil holiday in peaceful surroundings. The family were very helpfully and accommodating. The house was fully equipped and very clean and comfortable.