Spacious gite for holiday let Deux Sevres

9.8/10
1km from Moncoutant, Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS003484 Advertiser since: 25 June 2004
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Maison Gaillard Self Catering Saturday 3 7 2

About this property

3 Bedroom Farmhouse, Private Heated Swimming Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Beautiful Bourgeois style house with heated swimming pool and garden offering exclusive use of facilities on site. Located on the edge of the Vendee within 1km of the Town of Moncoutant with its traditional French shops, cafes and restaurants. This property is an ideal location for a family or a group of friends to enjoy the this relaxing environment in rural France with its traffic-free roads and lots of fresh air.
The property has been lovingly furnished and decorated to luxury standard and has a wonderful homely feel about it.
The grounds are just lovely and totally secluded, with areas of lawn and flowers leading to the large heated swimming pool, which has an area of paving around it housing sunbeds and chairs.
There are an abundance of outdoor games available including table tennis, badminton and basketball.
If you feel thirsty, you have your own bar by the pool house. There are various areas to eat "al fresco" with views of the lovely flowered areas and lawns - all of this facing fields.
The whole area is totally private and gated, making it safe for children to play.
A wonderful property and an ideal choice for a family-friendly holiday.

Accomodation:
Maison Gaillard has been lovingly renovated to a luxury standard throughout, with lots of attention to detail.
The ground floor consists of a well equipped kitchen with an American fridge-freezer with ice maker and water dispenser, dishwasher, washing machine, oven and hob and extractor hood. Fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, tableware, glasses, table linen, and ovenware.
The utility area has everything needed for your laundry requirements, including washing machine, ironing board, clothes airer, laundry accessories including pegs, etc.
Beautifully furnished/decorated with lovely drapes and centre lighting. There are 2 sofas, occasional tables with lamps, rugs, an ornate fireplace - everything with an eye for detail. Tv with Sky, dvd player and home entertainment system. This room is lovely and cool in the summer and really cosy in winter. Wi-fi available.
The dining room is fantastic - with a grand table and seating for 8 on high backed chairs, beautiful lighting, paintings, lamps and rugs.
Also a ground floor wc and wash hand basin.
On the first floor are 2 bedrooms. The first comprises a super-king size double bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
The second bedroom comprises a king size double bed, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.
On the second floor is a third double bedroom with king size bed, bedside cabinets and chest of drawers.
Opposite this bedroom is a very spacious, modern, fully tiled bathroom with large corner bath, separate shower cubicle, vanity unit and wc - all beautifully appointed. Basket of toiletries.
An abundance of games and books available.
Cots and high chairs are available on request.

Welcome packs and toiletries are provided upon arrival.

Outside area and leisure facilities:
There is a decked path which is illuminated and will take you to the pool area, passing areas of lawn and flowers.
A large lawned area, which is totally secluded and gated, making it fully secure and safe for children to play. Within the lawns is a large, heated swimming pool (8m x 4 m) (heated by heat pump to 28 degrees) with a surrounding patio with sunbeds and chairs. There is a small fountain and a shallow area around the entire pool for safety. The area is south facing, so enjoys plenty of sunlight. There is also a children's paddling pool and this whole area, including the swimming pool, is lit at night so you can enjoy your surroundings way into the night. The pool area and lawned area face fields and it's a very relaxing environment. For your health and safety the pool is cleaned daily.
There is also a barbecue and pool house complete with bar and comfy seating.
Lots of games for the garden and pool. Outdoor games include table tennis, basketball, badminton, boules, garden croquet, golf putting and a children's trampoline.
Four adult bikes are available for guests to use.
Private off-road parking for several cars.

All facilities are private and for the exclusive use of guests.

Everything has been done in the property and its grounds to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. If there are any special requests, please let us know in advance and we will try to accommodate your requirements.

No smoking or pets allowed at this property.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The ground floor consists of a well equipped kitchen with an American fridge-freezer with ice maker and water dispenser. There is a dishwasher, washing machine, oven and hob and extractor hood. Fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, tableware, glasses, table linen, and ovenware.
The utility area has everything needed for your laundry requirements including washing machine, ironing board, clothes airer, laundry accessories including pegs, etc.
The dining room is fantastic - with a grand table and seating for 8 on high backed chairs, beautiful lighting, paintings, lamps and rugs.
Also an outside bar area with rattan furniture.

Living rooms

Beautifully furnished and decorated living room with lovely drapes and centre lighting. There are 2 sofas, occasional tables with lamps, rugs, an ornate fireplace - everything with an eye for detail. Tv with Sky, dvd player and home entertainment system. This room is lovely and cool in the summer and really cosy in winter. Wi-fi available.

Bedrooms

On the first floor are 2 bedrooms. The first comprises super-king size double bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
The 2nd bedroom comprises king size double bed, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.
On the 2nd floor is a 3rd double bedroom with king size bed, bedside cabinets and chest of drawers.

Bathrooms

On the 2nd floor opposite the bedroom is a very spacious, modern, fully tiled bathroom with large corner bath, separate shower cubicle, vanity unit and wc - all beautifully appointed. Basket of toiletries.
On the ground floor there is a further wc and washbasin.

Heating

Heating available for out of season.

Entertainment

As well as a large number of outdoor games including table tennis, basketball, boules, trampoline etc, there is an abundance of games and books available indoors. Wi-fi available.

Garden and outside

There is a decked path which is illuminated and will take you to the pool area passing areas of lawn and flowers, totally secluded and gated, making it fully secure and safe for children.
Within the lawns is a large, heated swimming pool (8m x 4m and heated by a heat pump to 28°C) with a surrounding patio housing sunbeds and chairs. There is a small fountain and a shallow area around the entire pool for safety. The lawns and pool face south, so enjoy plenty of sunlight. Come evening the children's paddling pool and the swimming pool are lit so you can enjoy your surroundings way into the night. The pool and lawns overlook a field and is a very relaxing environment. For your health and safety the pool is cleaned daily.
We have a pool house with bar and comfy seating along with a barbecue.
There is an abundance of outdoor games which include table tennis, basketball, badminton, boules, garden croquet, golf putting and children’s trampoline, plus 4 adult bikes are available.

Parking and garages

Private off-road parking for several cars.

Visitor suitability

This property is ideal for families, couples and friends.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, pike trench, trout, eels, etc etc
Name of nearest fishing location: Pescalis Lakes
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Horse riding available in the area
Distance: 10 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lots of lovely walks available

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

Beaches

The coastline of the Charente Maritime - La Rochelle, Vendee La Tranche sur Mer, La Faute sur Mer, Les Sables D'Olonne on the Atlantic Coast are 75 mins

Marais Poitevin (Green Venice) and Mervent Forest

The Marais Poiteivin (Little Venice) is a short drive away with its winding canals and waterways -you can hire a boat for the day and explore. Mervent forest is another great place to visit, ideal for outdoor sports, picnics, there is an Adventure park here and children's play park and a zoo.

Pescalis Fishing Lakes

Fishing - A 5 minute drive from the property will take you to Pescalis which is renown for its great fishing lakes (among the top fishing lakes in Europe), in fact many International Fishing Tournaments are held here - you can purchase a day ticket or longer and there are many restaurants and cafes.

Puy du Fou

Pay du Fou is France's top theme park and is definitely worth a visit. Furturoscope is another them park with lots of futuristic rides to be had. 30 minutes away

5 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.4
  • Setting: 9.4
  • Value for Money: 9.6
9.7 / 10 DArcy Family 11 September, 2017

Our family had a fantastic holiday break at the Maison Galliard Gite, it's accommodation, extensive leisure facilities and the friendliness of our hosts couldn't have been better it was one of the best gites we have had in France.

This was a truly memorable holiday.

9.5 / 10 Starling Family 7 September, 2017

We had a very relaxing holiday at Maison Gaillard. The house is very well equipped with many thoughtful extras provided such as toiletries and wine and a well stocked welcome bag of food to get you started. Inside is very spacious and clean with large bedrooms and a large family bathroom. Having Sky and a good broadband connection is a bonus. The beds are comfortable and have lots of storage space for clothes. But it is outside where this villa excels. The lawn areas have lots of activities to keep both children and adults happy, table tennis, badminton and darts are just a few. There is a pool house where you can help yourself to extra things like inflatables. Having a heated pool is a luxury and it is a good size for our family of four to mess around in. We only left the villa a few times during the day, preferring to spend our days outside around the pool as it was so relaxing with lots of areas to sit and read quietly undercover or sunbath. Carol and Jim are very helpful and friendly and have clearly worked very hard to ensure we had a great time. The Starling Family. August 2017.

10 / 10 Carmody Family 7 September, 2017

"We had a lovely relaxing week at Maison Gaillard. The house is beautiful, everything you could possibly want and more. The outside space is wonderful from the heated pool to the outdoor dining areas and all the games available. The owners Carol and Jim were lovely and really friendly and helpful. Of all the places we have stayed in France, this was by far the best. We hope to return in the future."

Owner response


Thank you for the lovely feedback, it is much appreciated. It was an absolute pleasure to have yourselves holiday at Maison Gaillard. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing your family and friends in the future.

JIM AND CAROL
MAISON GAILLARD

10 / 10 D'Arcy Family 6 September, 2017

Just a quick email to confirm that our family had a fantastic holiday break at the Maison Galliard Gite, it's accommodation, extensive leisure facilities and the friendliness of our hosts couldn't have been better it was one of the best gites we have had in France.

This was a truly memorable holiday.

Please pass on our thanks to Jim & Carol, who we wish health and continued success.

Owner response

Thank you for your very kind comments. You were a super family and great guests, we look forward to welcoming you to Maison Gaillard again in the future. Very Best Wishes