|Hortense||Self Catering||Flexible||6||12||3||Double sofa bed|
L'Hortense is located on the edge of a small village in rolling countryside and consists of the main house and an adjacent gite. The property is set in a charming landscaped garden of almost an acre. Our main house is a Maison Bourgeois dating from c.1900. It is a beautiful and spacious featuring 5 marble fireplaces, original wooden floors and staircases. There are 2 receptions and a large kitchen-diner with a granite fireplace. There are 4 large bedrooms. There is one 4-piece bathroom and one shower room.
The gite is a two-storey barn conversion with 2 bedrooms that sleeps 4. There is a studio lounge/kitchenette and a shower room.
There is a 5m x 10m private pool for the sole use of visitors.
Please note that the changeover day is Friday.
The nearest towns of Moncoutant and L'Absie are a 6 to 7 minutes drive away with all amenities including shops, restaurants and supermarkets.
The property is well-positioned for visiting historic towns in the area such as medieval Parthenay (30 minutes), Bressuire (20 minutes) and Niort (45 minutes). La Rochelle, the Marais Poitevin (Venice Verte), Ile de Ré and Ile d' Oleron, Puy de Fou and Futuroscope theme parks are all within a 75 minute drive.
Poitiers has one of Europe's finest Romanesque cathedrals and the whole area abounds with small Romanesque churches.
Fontenay Le Comte is a little known Renaissance gem with its Chateau. Vouvant (20 min drive) is a perfectly preserved small medieval walled town with many art studios, close to the Mervent forest with river beaches.
Bressuire is a local capital with shopping and several restaurants. Pescalis, Europe's largest fishing complex is only 5 minutes drive away with 250 acres of lakeside walks, fishing, play areas, restaurant, pony rides, boating lake, bike hire and seasonal attractions. The area is perfect for walking and cycling.
There is a £100 damage deposit.
Fully-equipped kitchen including oven, electric hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave.
Farmhouse style kitchen table seats 10 people.
Sitting room with 2 sofas, armchair, coffee-table and tv.
Formal dining room seats 8.
Four very large double bedrooms in the main house, three with double beds and a twin bedroom with 2 single beds. One room also has a double sofa bed. A cot is also available. There are 2 further bedrooms in the gite, one double and one twin.
Downstairs there is a shower room with toilet, second bathroom with bath, including over bath shower, bidet and toilet is on the first floor. There is a shower room and toilet in the gite.
Heating is provided during cold months.
Dvd player, cd player, internet.
3000m2 - landscaped garden with a 10 x 5 metre swimming pool (1.60 m deep). Table tennis. Garden furniture (a table with 8 chairs), sunloungers and bbq.
Private parking for several vehicles.
The stairs are quite steep, so not suitable for disabled people. The property is not totally enclosed, young children will need supervision.
Vouvant is a lovely small medieval town set on the banks of the river. You will see a beautiful church and ruins of an ancient castle. Walk down the winding streets to find artists studios and exhibitions and then enjoy a nice meal in one of the local restaurants.