Rural holiday gite rental near Moncoutant - PS004762

Moncoutant (15km from Bressuire), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS004762 Advertiser since: 14 December 2007
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Gites de la Bodiniere Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Two Gite Complex. Close to Many Regional Attractions. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Apaloosa is a delightful 2 bedroomed gite in a rural location but within 2km of the charming village of Moncoutant.
It benefits from a spacious open plan living area with a well equipped corner kitchen including fridge-freezer and microwave. Upstairs there are two large attic bedrooms, one double, one twin with lots of storage space.
A number of shops, restaurants and markets in surrounding towns. Coulon, La Rochelle, the Atlantic coast, Futuroscope and Puy du Fou, all within a short drive. Walking, fishing, golf, horse riding and cycling all available within 5 minutes drive.

It it ideal base during the summer to enjoy all the activities the region has to offer and cn also be available for short stays, weekend breaks (out of season) or longer breaks for house hunting etc. Please contact us for more details.
Welcome basket on arrival and all linen provided, all beds made prior to arrival. Towels can be provided for a small charge.

There are two properties on site so ideal for friends and family wanting to holiday together but still have their own private space. Discounts available, please contact us for details. Advert PS002433.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen area including gas cooker, fridge freezer, microwave and coffee machine.

Large wooden table comfortably seats 4 or 5 people.

Living rooms

Open plan living space has comfy sofa and armchairs, flat screen tv, English satellite channels and dvd player, A Wii games console is also provided with a selection of games for children and adults.
Selection of dvd's available in the gite and season box sets to hire.


Two large attic bedrooms, one twin room with plenty of drawers and storage space.
Twin room can be accessed by the original solid oak beam (low), drawers, storage and hanging space.


Good sized shower room on the ground floor so easy access for little ones from outside. Storage space.


Electric heaters in both the living area and bathroom.


Selection of inside boardgames, dvd's and Wii games console.
Outside communal games including badminton, boules, trampoline and table tennis (this can be put under cover in the barn.)

Garden and outside

Directly to the front terrace for al-fresco dining for those lovely summer days. Barbecue and good sized wooden table and chairs.
To the side private garden with sun loungers and views over the countryside towards the village.

Parking and garages

Designated parking spaces

Visitor suitability

We welcome children and know how difficult it can be taking everything with you on holiday so we can provide, cot, highchair, stroller, safety gate, bed guard and baby monitor.

Information about any additional facilities

On arrival we will provide a welcome basket containing the essentials you need to start your holiday including croissants, coffee, tea, jam, butter, wine, water, milk and fresh eggs from our chickens. (week stays only)
We can also provide a shopping service in advance if required, for example late arrivals, please contact us for more details.
We are on site for any additional details you may require, best places to visit, booking tickets to theme parks including Puy du Fou and information about the region.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, black bass, perch, trout, pike
Name of nearest fishing location: Pescalis
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bressuire
Distance: 12 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Moncoutant
Distance: 5 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Voie Verte

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Joanna Ashforth

We moved to France in 2007 mainly so the children could enjoy the different lifestyle and learn another language. We are now fully immersed into the French way of life and the kids are now bilingual and love meeting new friends!<br/>We are on site so are happy to help in any way we can including the best places to visit, booking tickets, directions and if there are any emergencies.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? We are surrounded by fields and pasture which makes it feel completely involved in country living but the local village is only 5 minutes away with shops, restaurants and bars as well as a large supermarket.
There are a number of walks and cycle routes all within easy distance from the property and it is ideally located to three airports as well as some of the best attractions in France, including Puy du Fou, our favourite and Futuroscope.
Poitou Charente also has it's own micro climate which means we do have lovely summers without being too far from the UK.
Unique benefits of property With two gites onsite we have the option for large parties of family or friends to be close enough to socialise but still have their own personal space. There are a number of shared activities on site to enjoy as well as get together evenings. Beautiful views of the surrounding fields, lake and over towards the village.

The Owner Recommends

Location and activities

The property is approximately a 10 minutes drive to Moncoutant, Cerizay and the market town of Bressuire, with its supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and shops. Local activities include, swimming at Cerizay’s leisure centre, Pescalis just outside Moncoutant offers both fishing and horse riding set in 100 acres, the Mervant Vouvant Forest offers kayaks, canoeing, sailing and motor boat hire. There are numerous walking and bike trails in the region including the Mervant Forest and Pescalis

Puy Du Fou

Voted one of the best parks in the world we are situated just 40 minutes from Puy du Fou. Thrilling spectacles include the Vikings, the secret of the lance, The Ballet of the birds, the "Le Signe du Triomphe" where the christians are thrown to the lions and of course the new spectacle Le Dernier panache. We are season ticket holders and can give you lots of information about the park.

The "Venice Verte"

Sail down the trails of green venice either under your own steam or lay back and enjoy while someone else rows the boat. Lots of lovely restaurants along the waterfront to watch the world go by.

The Chateaux of the Loire

We are ideally situated, just 40 minutes from the Loire Valley to enjoy all the historic chateaux and wine tasting tours.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 9
9.5 / 10 Peter and Heather 6 July, 2017

Comfortable well equipped gite in a semi rural setting. Very clean property and bedrooms exceptionally comfy and a lot of care and attention has been put into them. English TV is of a good size and you get the basic uk channels. Jo and Ian were on hand to give advice but were not intrusive. Would definitely visit again.