Barn conversion for holidays Poitou-Charentes

Paizay-le-Tort (5km from Melle), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS004265 Advertiser since: 4 August 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Tilleul Gites Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

French Country Barn Conversion. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Les Hirondelles is our converted 18th century barn, one of two individual gites, each sleeping up to 4 people. "Le Tilleul Gites" is a pretty gite complex, enclosed in a gated courtyard, in Paizay-le-Tort, a riverside village, 5km from the romanesque market town of Melle in South Deux Sevres, in the Poitou Charentes region.
The gite has an open plan downstairs area with a kitchen, dining and living area. A gorgeous elm staircase leads upstairs to a landing and two bedrooms, one double and one twin room, both with en suite rooms. The double en-suite has a massage jet shower and the twin en suite has a bath with overhead shower.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker, dishwasher, fridge and microwave, as well as a selection of small appliances and plenty of crockery, pans and utensils.
A large pine table and 4 chairs as well as a comfy sofa. You will be able to enjoy al-fresco dining in a secluded and private outside area, with table and chairs and your own barbecue

Living rooms

Open plan living area with a comfy sofa and two armchairs and pine coffee table. A Flatscreen tv (UK Freesat tv channels) and dvd player as well as a selection of paperbacks and magazines. Free wi-fi available.


The master bedroom has a double wrought iron bed with bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe, as well as a full length mirror and hairdryer.
The twin room has two single wrought iron beds, a bedside table and a pine chest of drawers, as well as a curtained hanging space with shelves.
A cot can be provided free of charge if required and a third bed (fold up) can be provided for an extra person if needed, although there will be an additional weekly charge for an additional person.
We provide linen and towels, free of charge, and these are changed weekly


The en-suite shower room to the master bedroom has a massage jet shower cubicle and shelving and space for storing toileteries.
The en-suite bathroom to the twin room has a bath with an over head shower with screen, and shelving and storage space.


Wonderful log burner which heats the gite throughout and additional electric heaters can be provided if required.


Large flatscreen tv, with British Freesat channels, dvd player (with selection of dvds), books, selection of games etc - a shared games room houses pool, table tennis, darts, table football and a selection of children's toys and games as well as a lovely upstairs sitting area for relaxation. In nearby Melle there is a cinema which often shows english speaking films in their original language

Garden and outside

Each gite has its own private area - Les Hirondelles has table, chairs, parasol and barbecue, as well as individual sunloungers. There is also a shared, above ground pool. Just up the road, there are picnic tables by the local river and we can provide a small picnic table and/or picnic blankets if required. There are a tennis court, skatepark, boules piste, basketball area and a childrens playground which are a 5-10 minute walk from Le Tilleul Gites and are free to use

Parking and garages

Private undercover parking area for each gite's guests.

Visitor suitability

With its two bedrooms both being en-suite, Les Hirondelles is ideal for both families and friends who would like to holiday together.

Information about any additional facilities

7.5m x 3.5m above ground pool is shared by both gites. The pool is open from May to October. Les Hirondelles has been rated 3 star by the French Tourist Board for which we are very proud. We strive to ensure that we offer a fantastic holiday for our guests at a very reasonable rate - there are no hidden extras here and we pride ourselves on the fact that we are one of a very few holiday accommodation properties in France which doesn't put their prices up in the school holidays


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Sauze Vaussais
Distance: 20 km

Beauty treatments


Family activities

Fishing nearby

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

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort
Distance: 30 km


Mountain biking


Name/number of nearest marked trail: D120

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Le Grand Lopin
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner, Mrs Vicky Renwick

We are Vicky and Bill Renwick and we owned Le Tilleul Gites since 2012. Prior to that we have had a holiday home in the same area for over 13 years and once Bill took retirement from the Fire Service, we planned our permanent move to France which we did in 2011. We enjoy all things French, including the wine, food, cheese and people.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? Poitou Charentes is claimed to be the second sunniest region in France after the Meditterannean and we do enjoy a micro climate here. This area is full of natural beauty and history with many Romanesque buildings and architecture. It is also easily reachable within one day's drive from the UK
Unique benefits of property As we have two gites, one with en suite facilities, we can provide accommodation for up to 8 people if they wish to come on holiday with family and friends but still wish to be in their own accommodation. We also have one rental price all year round for each property with no extra charges - no price hikes in school holidays

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Peace & Quiet for relaxing break

Le Tilleul Gites is set in a pretty rural village with beautiful countryside, ideal for cycling, walking and bird watching. Futuroscope - one of Europe's best loved theme parks, is only just over an hour away, as is La Rochelle, with its bustling harbour and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Loads of Romanesque buildings and chateaux nearby and the Atlantic coast and its wonderful beaches are only an hour away. Cognac, Poitiers and Niort are within easy distances of Le Tilleul Gites