|Les Hortensias Gite||Self Catering||Monday||1||3||1||Sofabed in the lounge and cot can be provided|
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.
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
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
Shared garden with owners of 1.5 acres. Many eating areas with bbq, swing seat, gazebo, table tennis and boules.
Ample parking facilities.
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
For your relaxation we offer Reiki therapy, Indian Head and Face massage therapy.
|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.|
Europe’s top tourist attraction is approx 40 mins away, located north of the historic city of Poitiers
A brilliant day out to see the monkeys
Visit the interesting village in Vasles
Worth a visit - the Martyre Village in Oradour sur Glane
There are numerous places of interest In Deux Sevres
Aapprox 90 mins away and features historic battle recreations and a magnificent night time firework display
Domaine de Forges
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!
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
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 ......
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
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