Restored farmouse for holidays in Deux Sevres - PS004939

4km from Sauze-Vaussais, Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS004939 Advertiser since: 10 August 2016
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Chatenet Self Catering Flexible 4 8 2 We have 2 cots, 2 zed-beds and a double sofabed

About this property

Luxury Stone Farmhouse with Large Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Sleeping 8 with large pool ,Chatenet is a 300 year old stone farmhouse that has been beautifully restored with lots of original features,in a lovely rural setting of 4 acres of orchard and lawns.
The area has lots of bird life and wildlife, as we are surrounded by fields, which are often full of sunflowers in the summer months.
We have a large 12 x 6m swimming pool with a childproof locking gate and secure fence ,the pool is shared with our small b&b, we only have to rooms, so most of the time you would have the pool to yourselves
There is a Pizzeria walkable, and 2 bars/supermarket etc in the local town of Sauze-Vaissais.
There is lots to do in the area, great for walking & bikes can be hired and delivered to the property ready for your arrival, just enquire about this service.
We have plenty of hammocks, sunloungers, outside tables and chairs, bbq and games such as outside ping-pong, table football and darts. Lots of space for everyone, with your own back and front terraces.

Please note 8 is the maximum amount of people we accept, this includes children & babies. Our grounds are for guests only, no other visitors are allowed at the property.
The house retains many of its original features, with oak beams, lovely stone fireplaces and woodburners, the house has full central heating and with the wood burners is great for winter lets.
There is lots to see and do in the area, and we can advise on days out. The property is also ideally situated for house hunting. The house has 4 bedrooms, 3 doubles and a twin, each side has its own staircase with 2 bedrooms, and one bathroom. This makes it great if family and friends are sharing as they can have the house together, but have their own landing and bathroom and bedrooms. The town of Sauze Vaussais is only 2km away, here you will find bars and restaurants, banks hairdressers etc. The nearest supermarket, is only 1km from the house.
We have over 100 reviews and an average score of 9.2

Please note there is occasional noise from the train line,no one mentions this in our reviews so do not let this put you of booking this stunning property,they pass very quickly & they do not run the trains during the night.



Kitchen and dining

Large kitchen/dining area with fully-fitted kitchen, large table, American fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, coffee-machine etc, large table that extends

Living rooms

Large living room, large corner sofa, a settee, dressers full of books and games, Freesat UK and french tv, dvd, stereo etc


Three doubles
One twin


Two bathrooms with shower and toilet and hand basins
There is also an outside toilet and shower with hot water for use around the pool


Full central heating
Two woodburners


Dvd player

Garden and outside

Large pool
Outside tables and chairs
Table football
outside chess
raquets/balls etc
Large 4 acre garden

Parking and garages

Lots of off-street parking
Covered parking for motorbikes
Bicycles can be locked in one of our sheds

Visitor suitability

The house is suitable for all ages, please note all bedrooms are on the first floor, so there are stairs to climb

Information about any additional facilities

We can order hire bikes for you, which you can pay for online. They are delivered and picked up from the property.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Every week in different towns
Distance: 2 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, carp and catfish
Name of nearest fishing location: Plan d'eau Suze Vaussais
Distance: 3 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lizant
Distance: 10 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Woods nearby

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Melanie Grainge

Early retirement brought me to this beautiful area of France, we have run this holiday business for 10 years after fully restoring these ancient stone barns, every day is a pleasure, as i am very keen on wildlife and the outdoors, and this lovely part of rural France does not disappoint. We have guests returning year after year, and these people with busy lives love the laid back atmosphere, the hammocks!, and the feeling of total relaxation.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? This is rural France at its best, the locals are very friendly towards us, and we have built up a good friendship with the local people. We are close to all amenities, the local supermarket/petrol station is only 1 km from our property.
Unique benefits of property The easy location to shops, banks, restaurants and bars is great, we can walk or cycle very easy on a quiet back road, through fields of sunflowers etc. The countryside around us is stunning, the properties are very spacious with lots of land, so football matches rounders tennis etc, can be played in the grounds but away from the houses. The pool is a big draw for people, it is set in a lovely spot, with a secure childproof gate and fence.

The Owner Recommends


One of France's biggest theme parks at Poitiers, interactive futuristic rides, a great day out, 50km drive from here.


There are local markets every day of the week, the nearest being Sauze-Vaussais on Thursdays.

Vallee des Singes

Vallee des Singes is a local monkey park, approx half an hours drive from here. It is a great day out for children and adults, and people come from all over France to visit here.


There is easy canoe & kayak rental on the beautifull Charente river at Ruffec, 10 miles from the property


There are superb Tennis courts in Sauze Vaussais 4kms from the property

Chize Zoo

Lovely small Zoo with great child activities, restaurant shop picnic area
40 minutes drive

Carp fishing

Plan d eau 3km from us at Sauze Vaussais, has a Carp fishing lake, day permits can be bought on site, large play area swings slides climbing frames etc, crazy golf, seasonal restaurant , picnic tables, and stone bbqs


The area is very flat, with beautifull scenery, you can hire bikes easily and have them delivered to the house, Charente cycles do all types of bikes and safety equipment

Horse riding

Lots of equestrian centres all around us, and easily booked

La Rochelle

La Rochelle is 90 kms from us and a superb day out. Beaches world famous Aquarium. lots of shops restaurants,

Cognac/wine tasting

The town of Cognac is only 50 minutes away, take a cognac tour, boat ride and cognac/wine pineau sampling set in beautiful surroundings, lots of vineyards close by
and good restaurants