Gite for holiday let Deux Sevres - PS003507

Vasles (22km from Parthenay), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS003507 Advertiser since: 23 January 2014
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Les Hortensias Gite Self Catering Monday 1 3 1 Sofabed in the lounge and cot can be provided

About this property

A Relaxing Retreat for a Couple or Small Family . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

If you are looking for a "get away from it all" stress free break then you won't be disappointed! Come and enjoy the calm in our beautiful "uber chic" gite attached to our own home.
Les Hortensias gite has everything you could need for a short break or lengthy stay.  It has been said by previous guests that our rates are particularly under-priced for the standard of accommodation and services offered, but we pride ourselves on offering an affordable well needed getaway from the stresses and strains of modern living. Come and give us a try and see what you think!
We are situated in Vasles, a village on the edge of the Deux Sevres and Vienne region of the Poitou Charentes. The village has a baker, butchers, small convenience store and a traditonal French bar tabac brasserie which offers lovely food at reasonable prices, plus a small market each Tuesday morning.
Throughout the year Le Zinc have theme weekends of food such as moules, tartiflette and fish and chips to name but a few.  In the summer there are music concerts, classical and pop, in the village and surrounding areas.
Within 5 minutes’ drive there is the 27 hole Les Forges Golf course.
Parthenay is approximately 20 minutes away where there is an indoor leisure centre with swimming pool and Hamman sauna.  It has a beautiful historic quarter which boasts half-timbered houses and old fortress castles.  Every Wednesday there is a market held in the centre of Parthenay.
There is also an outdoor swimming pool and paddling pool at the side of the river nearby.
If you would like a special meal arranged or indeed don't want to cook at all during your say, please contact us as we will be happy to cater to your requirements using locally sourced and home grown products.
Susan is also a registered Reiki practitioner so you can indulge in some well needed relaxation therapy whilst you are here.



Kitchen and dining

A well equipped kitchen diner with everything you could need for your stay:

Gas cooker, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, toaster, kettle, dining table and chairs

Living rooms

Large comfy 4 seater sofa, tv, freeview tv, dvd player plus many dvds, books magazines and games


One large bedroom with king size bed and tempur mattress, sofa, wardrobe, chest of draws and radio alarm clock


With large walk in shower and heated towel rail. Utility room adjoining housing a washing machine, ironing board and iron,


Radiators - oil central heating.


Wi-fi, tv, dvd player, music system, books and games

Garden and outside

Shared garden with owners of 1.5 acres. Many eating areas with bbq, swing seat, gazebo, table tennis and boules.

Parking and garages

Ample parking facilities.

Visitor suitability

The gite is all on one level with approx 4inch step up into the bathroom area. The area around the gite is not wheelchair friendly due to gravel paths

Information about any additional facilities

For your relaxation we offer Reiki therapy, Indian Head and Face massage therapy.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Parthenay
Distance: 19 km

Beauty treatments


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Menigoute
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Les Forge Golf Course, Les Forges - 27 hole
Distance: 4 km


Organic produce/dining


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Vasles


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chinon
Distance: 83 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Susan Goundry

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? Lovely area of France with plenty to do and see. Great for bike riding. Central for attractions such as Futuroscope, the beaches and shopping at La Rochelle or Ile de Re.
Unique benefits of property Les Hortensias gite is attached to our home and is comfortable and furnished to a high standard. You are free to roam around and enjoy the gardens surrounding the house, collecting fruit and chicken eggs (depending on the season) or relaxing in any of the seating areas. Reiki is available for those who need some total relaxation or de-stressing.

The Owner Recommends

Futuroscope Theme Park

Europe’s top tourist attraction is approx 40 mins away, located north of the historic city of Poitiers

La Vallee-des-Singes:

A brilliant day out to see the monkeys

Mouton Village in Vasles

Visit the interesting village in Vasles

Oradour sur Glane - the Martyre Village

Worth a visit - the Martyre Village in Oradour sur Glane

Places of Interest in the Deux Sevres:

There are numerous places of interest In Deux Sevres

Puy Du Fou - Historical Theme Park

Aapprox 90 mins away and features historic battle recreations and a magnificent night time firework display

The only 27 hole-golf in Deux-Sèvres

Domaine de Forges

Visit L'Isle de Re - a Beautiful Day Out

Stunning scenery and beaches


For your relaxation we offer Reiki therapy.


If you fancy a break where you can put your crafting skills to use, then get in contact and we can tailor make (excuse the pun!) your stay. Susan is experienced in fabric bag making, dress making and lots of other things!

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 8.5
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 The two Muskateers 21 June, 2015

Belated review for our 2 weeks stay in May.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Les Hortensia tucked away just off the beaten track. The resident hosts were most attentive but not intrusive; and the amenities exceeded our expectations.
Wi-Fi, British tv and off road parking along with choice of outside sitting or sun-bathing areas made it feel home from home. The field to the rear is extensive; big enough for a fishing lake; but the owners decided on a swimming pool instead.
Yes, we would certainly recommend this Gite and hope to return in the near future

Owner response

Thank you for the lovely review - we aim to please! As for the pool, you may not be able to do some fishing but you can certainly spend some relaxing moments floating around! Perhaps in the future we may consider a small lake ......

9.2 / 10 Lichfield 28 September, 2014

Very nice gite, owners live next door, very helpful and attentive, property was clean, very nicely decorated.
Excellent welcome pack: pastry, eggs, jams etc
Location good for severe relaxation

Owner response

Thank you for your positive comments, they are very much appreciated. We would be very happy to see you again next year should you need another period of severe relaxation! Best wishes Susan and Terry