Large property with pool near hamlet of Lage

Messe (8km from Couhe), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS004564 Advertiser since: 2 February 2016
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Les Canards Self Catering Saturday 4 9 4 Cot provided

About this property

Charming Rural Holiday Rental with Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The dog-friendly accommodation consists of 2 houses, 5 metres apart, rented as a single property, in a secluded garden with a heated pool. They are situated near the small hamlet of Lage, close to Vanzay and Couhé, which provide a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

Over half of our bookings come from guests who have stayed with us previously.

Free Broadband internet access and phone calls to fixed phone lines in UK, France and other countries.

Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided.

Some recent comments from the Les Canards guestbook in 2015:

June 2015: "What a wonderful house. This is our fifth year in France and to date the best property we have stayed in...."
June 2015: "Once again, had a brilliant time at Les Canards! Cannot speak highly enough of the facilities provided here - fabulous. Best gite experience we've had in over 10 years...."
July 2015: "Amazing weather and perfect accommodation!"
July 2015: "..The vacation home and the vacation itself was everything we wished for and much more."



Kitchen and dining

One very well equipped kitchen, plus additional kitchen with gas-fired cooker in annexe, plus a further kitchenette in the "pool house" for outdoor eating

Living rooms

Large lounge with 4 sofas, satellite tv, dvd. Additional large dining room seating capacity at table for 10 people plus baby seat. supplementary lounge/dining area with capacity for 4 people at dining table in annexe.


4 bedrooms: Large main bedroom with large double bed, additional single bed. Second bedroom with twin beds, mezzanine area with double bed. Large twin bedroom in annexe.


Shower/ bathroom on first floor of main house. Separate wc
Large shower room / wc on ground floor.
Shower room in annexe with separate wc. Further wc en suite in annexe
Shower / wc in pool house beside pool.


Large wood burner in main dining room, further wood burner in annexe.
Open log fire in main lounge.


Satellite tv, dvd, broadband internet, various music players, free telephone calls to fixed lines

Garden and outside

Large area of secluded grass, with shady area for outdoor eating, metal country table and chairs for 9 people. "Hangar" covered outdoor area with bbq, bench seats and table sufficient for 10 people.
Heated pool in separate fenced area
Covered pergola with hard wood table, outdoor chairs for 9 people. Bbq.
Pool side furniture, with 4 reclining beds
Separate "pool house", with kitchen, shower and wc
Games room with table tennis.
Selection of bicycles offered at no charge at renters' own risk.

Parking and garages

Ample parking space for 4 cars

Visitor suitability

Ideally suited to extended families, e.g grandparents who want to share a holiday but retain a degree of independence
Not suitable for disabled

Information about any additional facilities

NEW FOR 2016 - Free telephone calls to fixed line numbers in UK, France, and many other European and other countries


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: +33 549 592040 3 Place Pierre et Marie Curie, Couhe –



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Couhe
Distance: 8 km

About the Owner, Mr Clive Jecks

We live in Surrey, occasionally with our grown-up children when they return home.<br/><br/>We spend most of our holidays in France, where we have made many friends and really enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area.

Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? This is the undiscovered jewel of France, boasting sunshine hours second only to the Mediterranean and with flat, peaceful countryside that lends itself perfectly to cycling. (We supply bicycles). Even in the rush hour, you rarely see any vehicles.
Unique benefits of property The property benefits from a truly secluded position. We are surrounded by fields and the both the house and the annex, with the extensive grounds and the swimming pool are all in one secluded, discreet location, all of which is supplied as part of the rental.

The Owner Recommends

Local amenities

Futuroscope Theme Park
for children and adults alike – a good day out with the latest cinema technology

Green Venice (Marais Poitevin).
A lovely area of canals the other side of Niort (under 1 hour), dug by Dutch workmen in the 18th Century using spades! Now a relaxing ride on rented punts, with or without a driver!

Coast and beaches West coast
La Rochelle and Ile de Re are around 1.5 hours’ drive from Les Canards

Swimming Lake
Les Iles de Payre – 10 km north of Couhe

Canoeing Vivonne – Very pretty canoe/river ride – great fun but very dependent on water levels in the river

Vallee des Singes
Open air monkey park – highly recommended – signposted from Couhe

Geants du Ciel
Superb outdoor, large bird aviary and show in Chauvigny

Velo Rail Chauvigny.
Cycling on a railway car through the French countryside with spectacular views

Two covered and two outdoor courts in Couhe

Riding Try this site for a variety of riding experiences

Nut pressing " Huilerie "
In Couhe – just past the post office – on the road opposite Café de la Poste – wonderful nut and olive oils made and sold on the premises – and you may find them at some of the local markets

Two other sites you might try for places to visit and “what’s on” are:


1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Bev B 19 August, 2016

Brilliant, obviously a great deal of thought has been put into the property to provide every type of facility.
would highly recommend.

Owner response

Thanks very much for the kind comments, Bev.