Holiday gite with pool to let in Deux Sevres - PS003537

Genneton (13km from Argenton-les-Vallées ), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS003537 Advertiser since: 11 February 2014
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Palmerston Gite Self Catering Saturday 2 6 1

About this property

Self Catering, Pet Friendly, Private Pool & Garden . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Palmerston Gite is a 4 star gite (Etolies de France) that sleeps 6. It has a double bedroom, twin bedroom and 2 further single beds on the mezzanine level above the sitting room. There is a lovely large bright kitchen with plenty of room for dining. The sitting room has UK Freesat tv, and if guests bring their own satellite box and card, you can watch all your favourite programmes. The gite has a separate bathroom with power shower and Jacuzzi bath. You access the private garden from the sitting room where there is a bbq/al fresco dining terrace, and then follow the path round to the private in-ground swimming pool. The pool area is secure for young children and the pool is opened up and ready for you to enjoy every morning.
For guests who bring their pets, the garden is fully secure and we are happy to keep and eye on them for the days when it may not be suitable to take your pet with you on a car trip. 
There is plenty of off road parking in the front courtyard. There is further off street parking to the front of the gite.
Genneton (79150) is a typical French village and has a bar, open 6 days a week, where you can enjoy a coffee or a cool drink whilst ordering your bread and croissants. We are surrounded by many small villages and towns offering bars, supermarkets, markets and restaurants.  
The beautiful city of Saumur is within a half hour drive and you can stop off in Montreuil Bellay en route to admire the chateau and church. The zoo (Bio Parc) and troglodytes at Doue la Fontaine are also a short drive so there are plenty of attractions as well as easy access to the fantastic Anjou and Loire Valley vineyards. 

No smoking or vaping is permitted in the gite or garden areas.



Kitchen and dining

Bright and spacious kitchen. Appliances include oven, hob, microwave, grill, fridge-freezer and washing machine. There is an ironing board with iron and hairdryer. Tiled floor. Double doors lead out to the front courtyard.

Living rooms

The living room has 2 large sofas, tv with dvd player and a door leading out to the back garden. Stairs lead to the large mezzanine level . Full height ceiling with Velux windows and exposed beams. Wood burning stove.


Double bedroom to front of gite and further twin bedroom, with 2 single beds, to the side of the property. Both have chest of drawers and hanging space for clothes. The double bedroom is carpeted with the other bedroom tiled. The mezzanine level has a further 2 single beds plus a chest of drawers and wardrobe - as it is open to the sitting room it is not ideally suited for very young children.


Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and power shower. Wall heater. Separate toilet.


Wood burning stove in the sitting room (wood is not supplied) with electric heaters available throughout for the colder months.


Tv, dvd player and music centre. There is a private pool with sunbathing terrace.

Garden and outside

Private garden to the rear of the gite with terraced area. Dining table/parasol and garden furniture is supplied to allow guests to enjoy al fresco dining (bbq provided). The private pool area is accessed from the back garden and is for the sole use of the gite guests. It has sun loungers and parasol and is cleaned and prepared for use every morning.

Parking and garages

Private parking to the front of the gite.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples and families. The gite is on one level apart from the mezzanine level so is very accessible.

Information about any additional facilities

The owners are happy to help out at any time - the gite is adjacent to the house but is positioned so that guests have full privacy. Help with dog sitting is available should the guests want to have a day away.

There is the offer of stocking up with a mini shop for guests arrival - after a long drive, going to buy in food and drink may be the last thing you want to do and as many supermarkets don't open on a Sunday (there is a local supermarket 8km from the village in Argenton les Vallees that opens on Sunday morning) this can help you get a good start to your holiday. By emailing a shopping list the owners will buy what's required and settle up on arrival.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Fili@vet 16, Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 79150 Argenton-les-Vallées 05 49 65 7382


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Vihiers
Distance: 12 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: Bressuire
Distance: 17 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Genneton
Distance: 2 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Anjou



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Genneton


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cersay
Distance: 5 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sally Crighton

I run Palmerston Gite with my husband Dave. We are both from Scotland and enjoyed our visits to France so much we made our permanent move in 2013.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? Genneton is a quiet rural village but central to lots of great towns and attractions - it provides the tranquillity of the countryside whilst only within a 2 hour connection to Paris.
Unique benefits of property Very spacious property inside and out with lovely in-ground private pool. Peaceful setting for a restful holiday or as a good central base for visiting vineyards, chateaux or even the nearby bioparc.

The Owner Recommends

Parc de la Vallee

Just 10 mins away this is a family friendly attraction park for children over 2 years and has more than 25 attractions for the whole family. A great day out.

Bio Park - Doue la Fontaine

A fantastic day out for everyone. Definitely not your typical zoo, the Bio Parc has been carved out of an old quarry and it is like stepping into the tardis. A wonderful world awaits. Enjoy your lunch with the giraffes popping their heads in to say hello, or rest up and enjoy a cool drink watching flamingos fly past.

Chateaux & Abbeys

You are never very far away from a spectacular chateau in France. Chateau D'Oiron is a listed historical monument dating from the 15th to 17th centuries and Chateau de Saint Mesmin is a 14th century castle with a medieval keep. It has a medieval festival in July and August with entertainment, a banquet and other activities.

Abbey Fontevraud is a wonderful experience - Eleanor of Aquitaine and her son Richard the Lionheart were buried here and their reclining effigies are on display.


Northern Deux Sevres is famous for its Anjou wines and you can enjoy wine tasting at all the local vineyards - you could happily pick a vineyard a day all within an easy drive. Only 5km away is Chateau Brossay which features a wonderful sparking red wine. Saumur sparking white is world renowned and the Ackerman Cave is a must to visit. visit see. To the west are the Muscadet vineyards, only an hour away with a choice of other wiines en route!

La Vallée des Singes (Valley of the Monkeys)

A unique place in France. Discover over 400 primates, 30 species, in a very natural setting. Superb way to spend you day observing man’s closest relative in many cases up close and personal! (So good we have been 4 times this year.)

Puy du Fou

A unique experience in the depths of a hundred year old forest. Offering fantastic and spectacular shows, you can visit for the day or stay over in their unusual hotels, Puy du Fou transports you through the centuries for an unforgettable experience and takes you on a journey through time! We can help you book tickets in advance.


La Cité médiévale de Chauvigny Spend a morning wandering around the town or enjoy a unique experience on the Velo-rail. Then take a stroll up to the Medieval City which houses many craft shops, restaurants and local artisans. In the ruins of the Bishops’ Chateau you will find an outstanding bird of prey show – Les Geants Du Ciel.


Futuroscope - Poitiers A different kind of leisure park experience, set in 60 hectares of tranquil green countryside with 25 original attractions you will not find elsewhere. From 3D rides with 4D effects, live shows, thrill rides, open air activities and much more … guaranteed fun for all ages.


Thouars - a beautiful historic town with a medieval centre - Friday market is a must. Lots of supermarkets, restaurants and a fantastic aquatic centre with flumes and large indoor pool.


This bustling riverside town remains world famous for one of the regions most celebrated exports – Brandy. The big Cognac houses offer guided tours, but the town which is set on the Charente river banks is also well worth exploring.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 1
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 10
9.2 / 10 Bendoumou 26 July, 2016

A lovely old property with a huge kitchen. The Private Pool was superb. The weather allowed us to make the most of it.
The property was clean and comfortable.
The owners were friendly and welcoming. They were discreet and repected our privacy, They were ready to answer any questions we had.
The area is very quiet. The is not even a shop in the village. just the right place if you want to get away from it all. Just make sure you stock up on food before arriving or whilst on your travels.
There are some loverly little towns in the area to be visited.
I would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative. We would definitely go back.

Owner response

Palmerston gite is situated in rural north Deux Sevres and it offers guests the opportunity to relax. Whilst it is a quiet village, there is a 'depot de pain' in the village where you can order fresh bread, croissants or any other boulangerie goodies daily, Monday-Friday. There's also a well stocked fishing lake with daily or weekly permits available and a just a 15 minute walk away is an equestrian centre with horse riding.

In 2017 the village regeneration will be completed and this may bring some investment into the village. As part of our on going improvements we would be happy to offer to shop for guests in advance so that they have their desired food stuff (this can be paid for on arrival). We already provide a welcome pack but as guests usually arrive on a Saturday, it can be difficult with the traditional Sunday closing times.We would like to thank our guests for their positive review. Haste ye back!