|Volets Bleus||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1|
Volets Bleus (Blue shutters) is a fantastic place for a holiday, whether as a family or a couple or small group.
The property is very popular with those visiting Puy du Fou or Futuroscope as it is situated about an hour from both attractions.
The gite is a charming house in a Traditional French village with a bar/restaurant within easy walking distance.
There is lots to do whether you want to be active and visit the major attractions of Puy du Fou or Futuroscope which are both about an hour away, go sight seeing in the Chateaux of the Loire or La Rochelle, go swimming in the pool in Secondigny, the large swimming complex at Parthenay or the lake at Verruyes. Or just relax in the gite garden with a bottle of wine and a BBQ.
The gite is also a great place for walking or cycling on the quiet lanes.
The house has lovely large light windows, the original wooden staircase and wood beamed ceilings.
There is a courtyard behind the house for off-road parking, and a beautifully sunny garden.
There are two large bedrooms and a modern shower room/wc on the first floor. One of the bedrooms has a double bed, the other has two beds, a double and a large single.
The large kitchen has a gas cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, combination microwave oven, coffee-maker, toaster and kettle.
Allonne is a small village with a 13th century church and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The village has a network of chemins (lanes) for walking or off road cycling and is great location for road cycling.
Secondigny (5kms) has a supermarket for shopping as well as a park with a large lake for fishing. There are also pedaloes, an open air pool and cycle hire. A well recomended restaurant overlooks the lake.
Maziere (12km - 16min) has an 18 hole golf course (Golf du Petit Chene) and there are 2 other courses less than an hour away.
Parthenay (13kms) is a mediaeval town with castle and winding cobbled streets with wooden houses. There is also a large out of town shopping centre.
The nearest city is Niort which is 45m.
Another interesting place to visit is the Marais Poitevin, a maze of waterways reclaimed from the sea which can be explored by boat, cycle or foot.
Pescalis the International Fishing Centre is close by, as well as Puy de Fou, Futuroscope and the Loire Valley.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster, electric kettle, coffee-maker and wood burning stove. There is a table and 4 chairs.
The living room is wood beamed with an open fire and 2 comfortable sofas. There is a dining table with seating for 4. English and French television is provided and free wi-fi internet.
Two bedrooms, one has a double bed, the other has a double bed and a large single. Both rooms are large and have bright sunny windows.
There is a modern shower room/wc on the first floor, and an additional toilet on the ground floor.
There is an open fire in the living room. Additional electric heating is available if required
English and French television is provided. The gite also has a selection of books and games. There is free wi-fi internet.
The backdoor from the kitchen leads into the courtyard with parking. A door between the barns leads to a sunny garden with a covered seating area with a table and chairs, loungers, gas bbq, lawns, flower beds and fruit trees - perfect for outside dining or simply relaxing in the sun.
Off street parking is available in the courtyard at the rear of the gite.
The gite is suitable for guests of all ages, though the staircase may be difficult for those who have difficulty with stairs.
A cot and highchair are available if required.
There is a washing machine in the gite.
In 2013 my husband David and I decided to leave our busy life in the UK and to follow our dream and start a new life in France. We settled in the tranquil and rural Deux Sevres. We now run two gites and really enjoy our new lives. I spend my life painting, gardening and just enjoying the atmosphere.
|Year property purchased||2013|
|Why this location?||We wanted to buy a typical French village house. Volets Bleus has the original wooden beams, flooring and staircase, and came complete with beautiful furniture. We fell in love with it immediately.|
|Unique benefits of property||Volets Bleus is situated in the village of Allonne which has easy access to the countryside and a bar/restaurant. Other shops and facilities are available 5km away in Secondigny or 13km away in Parthenay where there is a large swimming pool.
The gite is also only about an hour from both Puy du Fou and Futuroscope.
Futuroscope is in Poitier about an hour away. It is very popular with our guests.
An amazing French theme park. Only about an hour from Volets Bleus. Very popular with our guests.
Secondigny is the nearest town. It has a large lake which is great to walk or cycle around. You can also fish for carp or catfish there. There is a restaurant overlooking the lake that has been recommended by guests staying at the gite. It is possible to walk or cycle here from the gite along safe roads and paths. The nearest supermarket is in Secondigny, and it is open on Sunday mornings.
There is a childrens play area by the lake, and a swimming pool open in the afternoon in July and August.