Gite to let with fishing lakes in Charente - PS003434

3km from Secondigny, Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS003434 Advertiser since: 21 March 2013
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Gite de la Prairie Self Catering Saturday 1 4 1 Sofabed situated on mezzanine lounge

About this property

Peaceful Gite with Free Fishing in Private Lakes. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Family Holidays with Free Fishing in Private Lakes set in peaceful countryside. 
Gite de la Prairie offers 1 bedroomed accommodation with a mezzanine lounge, and can accommodate 2-4 people. With a wood burning fire in the lounge, the gite is warm whatever time of the year. Free wi-fi access. The gite is not suitable for disabled guests. The gite overlooks the nearby apple orchard for which the town of Secondigny is famous.
With 2 private fishing lakes at La Germondiere, set in mature gardens of 2.5 hectares, there is plenty of opportunity for a relaxing time fishing, or just enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Our lakes are stocked with carp, tench, bream, roach, pike, zander.
Self-catering accommodation in the Gatine countryside, yet only 1.5 miles from the town.
Despite its peaceful, rural ambience, Secondigny has all the amenities you may require without having to stray too far. A supermarket, butcher, bakers, newsagent, chemist, and hairdresser can all be found in Secondigny, and of course 2 or 3 bars and restaurants.
The gite is well equipped, located in a peaceful tranquil environment, pet-friendly. Our grounds provide you with ample space to enjoy the wildlife, and relax in sun or shade.
NOTE: different arrival and departure dates may be available, particularly outside of high season, please enquire.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR 2018 BOOKINGS: Our prices are shown in Sterling but we ask for payment via Paypal in Euros (exactly the same amount but in Euros). The £34 booking fee paid to HFD will be converted to Euros at the exchange rate on the date of your payment to HFD, and deducted from your overall holiday amount.
FOR 2017 BOOKINGS we will continue to take payments in sterling at the exact prices shown.



Kitchen and dining

Lounge/kitchenette/dining area. Fully equipped with gas cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee-machine, kettle. All necessary utensils, crockery, glassware and cutlery sufficient for 4 people.

Dining table with chairs for 4 people.

Washing machine, ironing board, iron all provided.

Living rooms

Two lounge chairs located in kitchen/diner area.
Three seater sofabed situated in the mezzanine above.
Log burner for those cooler evenings.
Flat screen tv. (UK & French tv)
Free wi-fi.


One double bedroom with wardrobes and dressing table.


Walk in large shower - separate wc.


Logburner in main lounge area.
Electric radiators in most rooms.


Free wi-fi.
Flat screen tv.

Garden and outside

Fenced garden and patio with furniture for 4 people and a bbq.

Parking and garages

Ample parking in a large open fronted barn.

Visitor suitability

Pet friendly.
Mezzanine steps are steep, so not suitable for people with walking difficulties
Adult only venue - the environment is not child friendly.

Information about any additional facilities

Two spring fed lakes for free fishing.
Camper vans and caravans also accepted (no facilities)

IMPORTANT INFO FOR 2018 BOOKINGS: Our prices are shown in Sterling but we ask for payment via Paypal in Euros (exactly the same amount but in Euros). The £34 booking fee paid to HFD will be converted to Euros at the exchange rate on the date of your payment to HFD, and deducted from your overall holiday amount.
FOR 2017 BOOKINGS we will continue to take payments in sterling at the exact prices shown.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Centre Vétérinaire des Charmilles 47 rue Poitou 79130 Secondigny France Phone number +33 5 49 95 67 37


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, tench, bream, pike, roach
Name of nearest fishing location: On Site

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Maziers en Gatine
Distance: 14 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Julie Tee

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? Rural, yet close to shops and other amenities.
Unique benefits of property Peace and tranquility in an abundance.
Two gites available, so twice as much chance of us accommodating your booking, or you being able to share your holiday with other friends or family members.
See PS003232.

The Owner Recommends


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La Rochelle

With its four ports, La Rochelle is one of the most important French harbour towns, particularly for tourism. It has a unique atmosphere, with its historic port (Le Vieux Port), a quayside bustling with boats of all sizes, and a seafront packed with cafes, bars and restaurants. Pedestrianised streets are surrounded with 17th and 18th century buildings housing boutique shops selling everything from fashion to food. The town has a daily market which takes over the streets around Place du Marché and a stunning seafood market at Rue Marche. You can cycle around La Rochelle, using the yellow bikes that are free. You can collect your bike at Place Verdun between 9am-6pm. You will need to take identification. The first two hours are free, then it’s 1 Euro per hour. La Rochelle also has one of Europe’s best aquariums with more than 10,000 sea creatures on display – an evening visit in July and August is a great end to a full day in La Rochelle, as the aquarium remains open until 11pm. And there are Museum’s galore…. covering maritime, national history, perfume bottles, antique moving figurines, model transport vehicles and porcelain and paintings – you’re bound to find something of interest to you.

Marais Poitevin

A marsh area, made up of natural water channels and man-made canals, which stretches for miles. The area is often referred to as the ‘Venise Verte’ (Green Venice). The largest area of marshland on France’s Atlantic coastline and the second largest anywhere in the Country is full of wildlife. You can explore the canals and waterways by traditional flat-bottomed boats which can be hired from various areas in the Marais Potevin. Head to any of the ‘embarcaderes’ (piers/wharfs) to hire a boat for an hour or two, or half or whole day and with or without a guide. Or you can explore on foot or by bike (plenty of bike hire places). Some of France’s most beautiful villages are in the Marais Poitevin area – head to Coulon or Arçais to see the traditional architecture of the area, along the edge of the waterways.

Puy de Fou

A famous historical theme park, the Puy du Fou Park is a whirlwind of extraordinary shows and a great experience for ages 8 to 80! Visitors embark on journeys through time to enjoy lavish historical enactements in this 50 acre park with 25 restaurants ! One day just may not be enough.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Norman &Janet Cook 10 August, 2017

As usual it was absolutely brilliant, the gite was spotless,nice welcome pack,Simon & Julie always make us so welcome,lovely place,lovely couple &super fishing

Owner response

Thanks so much for your extremely positive review. You taking the time to do a review is very much appreciated, as are your comments. Until the next time........ (and maybe we'll meet Bertie x)

10 / 10 Norman &Janet Cook 5 July, 2015

This is the best holiday fishing in France we have ever had (and we have had a lot over the years !) the gite was perfect , spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped , our hosts Julie and Simon couldn't have been more helpful friendly and accommodating . The fishing was excellent with carp up to 30lbs, in a delightful setting, there were two well stocked lakes to choose from , deep in the heart of the French countryside , yet only a 5minute ride to local shops and amenities.
We would recommend La Germondiiere to everyone
Norman and Janet Cook Devon

Owner response

Thank you so much for the review.
So glad that we ticked all the boxes for you both. It's our pleasure to have you here, and we really really really look forward to seeing you again next year.

9.5 / 10 JOHN & TERRY 24 August, 2014

We have to say that Simon&Julie were incredibly helpful to us.They gave us the best route to travel on the best place to stop overnight.On arrival they had put a welcome pack together for us that we had asked for which meant we could relax and not worry about going for provisions straight away.The facilities are clean and comfortable and they make you feel very welcome.Should you be going there to fish,I urge you to get some advise from simon on which baits to use or even take for that matter.Tight lines like we had and enjoy.

9.5 / 10 Nick Rowley 23 August, 2014

If you like a bit of fishing in a quite rural location this is fantastic. It has re-ignited my love for the sport. Simon and Julie are great hosts and in Simon its like having a personal fishing coach with you all the time. He taught me loads. Its just a 1 minute stroll to the lake form the Gite so easy fishing as you can leave your kit set up all week.
The town is quiet but if you have the car then there are lots of day excursions you can do
All round fantastic value.