Renovated gite for holidays in Deux Sevres - PS004984

La Chapelle-Gaudin (18km from Bressuire), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS004984 Advertiser since: 29 September 2016
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La Cachette Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2 Double sofabed

About this property

A Peaceful Secluded Setting to Relax and Unwind . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Our 3* classified accommodation is decorated to high standards, with large oak beamed entrance hall suitable for access for those with limited mobility, leading to one double bedroom with en suite wet room, ideal if limited mobility, the second bedroom has 2/3 single beds but can be changed to a further double bedroom, with en suite bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. A travelcot and highchair are available if required.

The open plan lounge has a wood burning stove for winter months, and a Sofabed to increase the accommodation to 6 people if needed. The well equipped kitchen has a washer, dishwasher, oven and hob and fridge-freezer, this leads to the patio with views of the large garden, woodland and covered private, heated pool. All you need for a relaxing leisurely holiday.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen and dining area have all the usual appliances to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable, dishwasher, washer, oven, hob, kettle, microwave etc.

Living rooms

There is a large sofa which converts to a double bed if room is required for more than 4 guests (£10pppn). books and games are also available.


One double bedroom with en suite wet room, suitable for those with limited mobility.
Second bedroom has 2 single beds, also an extra single bed and travelcot are available if required.


First en suite has shower/ wet room.
Second en suite/house bathroom has bath and separate shower cubicle.


A wood burning stove for the colder months (1 basket logs supplied £5 each basket there after) and electric heaters if required.


Books and games are available, bats and balls for outside play also swings

Garden and outside

A large garden with 2 ponds, heated private swimming pool with abri cover for the cooler weather and woodland covering 2.7 hectares gives plenty of space for children to play or adults to take a gentle stroll.

A combination swing and outdoor ball games are also provided.

Parking and garages

Free parking is available on the drive.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for those of poor mobility as the gite is all on the ground floor.

Information about any additional facilities

Close to lots of amenities in the area Puy Du Fou, Futuroscope for children, Japanese Gardens, Bio Parc Zoo and much much more


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Bocavet Selarl de Veterinaires, 3 Allee de la Source 79300 Bressuire 0549817453


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Saumur
Distance: 60 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Unknown
Name of nearest fishing location: Pescalis Moncoutant
Distance: 20 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bressuire
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Coudre
Distance: 5 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lots in area

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Loire Valley
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Karen Lesley Gomersall

​We moved to La Cachette in La Chapelle Gaudin in May 2015 and have gradually been updating, and improving, the quality of the facilities and accommodation since then.<br/>We have come to France for some wonderful caravan holidays and loved the slower, laid back lifestyle and from that very first holiday we said that we would love to come and live here.  It became clear that our work-life balance was not ‘balanced’ and it was time to take a step back hence the move to France and live the dream.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? La Cachette – The Hiding Place, a place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the French countryside.
Nestled in the heart of the Deux-Sevres region of Western France. Known as one of France’s ‘Best Kept Secrets’ the Deux-Sevres is the tranquil, laid back, unspoilt department of the Poitou-Charentes, the area has a mild micro-climate and is deemed to be the second sunniest region in France, benefiting from the warmth of the La Rochelle basin. It is filled with lazy winding rivers and is a region truly dedicated to relaxing, restful holidays in superb accommodation. The gite offers luxury self-contained accommodation on the ground floor making it wheelchair accessible, one bedroom has en suite wet room and the second bedroom has en suite bathroom.
La Cachette is set within an extensive, peaceful secluded garden, with its own woodland, surrounded by farmland, with a heated private covered pool, and within easy reach of lots of amenities and places to visit.
Unique benefits of property Our newly refurbished accommodation, classified 3***, decorated to high standards, with large oak beamed entrance hall suitable for wheelchair access or limited mobility, leads to one double wheelchair friendly bedroom with en suite wet room, the second bedroom has 2 single beds but can be changed to a further double bedroom, with en suite bathroom with shower cubicle. A travel cot is available if required.
The open plan lounge has a wood burning stove for winter months, and a sofa bed to increase the accommodation to 6 people if needed. The well equipped kitchen has a washer, dishwasher, oven and hob and fridge-freezer this leads to the patio with views of the large garden, woodland and covered private,heated pool. All you need for a relaxing leisurely holiday. Close to all ameneties including Puy du Fou, Fururoscope and Bioparc Zoo and of course the beautiful Loire wine region.

The Owner Recommends

St Jean Hotel

In a lovely setting in Thouars for dining especially lunch time.


Only 20 minutes away and the centre of the local area, the Bocage. It has a chateau and hosts events like the Highland Games (every 2 years) and in June there is a vintage car race around the centre of the town. Discounted tickets for Puy de Fou can be bought from the Tourist Office. Market day Tuesday and Saturday.


A medieval town with the old quarter leading down to the river Thouaret. A lovely place for a day out, take your camera! Market day Wednesday.

Marais Poitevin - Green Venice

A maze of waterways and luxuriant vegetation. There are many villages tow paths and quay sides. Coulon is cited as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Take a trip on a guided punt or be more adventurous and go it alone!


An old town with a market and lovely historic buildings.


A beautiful old town with a great market on Fridays.

Lovely towns and cities within 1-2 hours

Poiters for historic buildings
Niort for its shopping
La Rochelle for its historic harbour
Chateaux of the region

Argenton Les Vallees

A lake with pedalos, canoes, fishing, walks and a restaurant with good food,
also near by Alpaca farm

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 8.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 12 August, 2019

We had the loveliest stay at La Cachette! Karen and Graham were the perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful and great with my two children. La Cachette was immaculate and very well equipped with everything from cutlery to pool safety alarms. Very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. We would return in a heartbeat!

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review we are so pleased you and the children had a good time and it was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope to you again in the future
Kind regards Karen & Graham

10 / 10 petithibou 25 June, 2018

Thank you Karen & Graham for a wonderful gite and the much appreciated basket of goodies - especially as we arrived quite late. We enjoyed a very enjoyable week exploring the area. Your property is one of best presented we have seen in more than 30 years travelling to and living in France. The pool, grounds and the chooks are all delightful. A lunch at 'Le Lac' is very much recommended, a very enjoyable meal.
We hope to be back again in the not too distant future to make our return to living in France happen.

9.5 / 10 Steph 19 August, 2017

We had a fantastic time at La Cachette, Karen and Graham were excellent hosts and very knowledgeable about the area. The pool and gardens were great for our 2 boys (7 and 9) very secure and loads of places for them to roam. The village is very rural so be prepared to travel but within an hours there is lots of attractions and Puy Du Fou is a must. I would highly recommend La Cachette!

10 / 10 Trevnclaire 19 August, 2017

We stayed in this lovely give for one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever experienced. The owners were exceedingly friendly and welcoming and the Gite itself was immaculate and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. We had our own outside terrace that was fenced/screened off from the owners property giving you privacy whilst still enjoying the well kept, rural surroundings. We had an outdoor seating area as well as 2 sun beds and a large dining table and chairs and smaller bistro style dining set. The terrace lead straight out into an immense garden area perfect for family games. There was a swing set, goal and handy rotary line. Immediately to the left is the owners wood which we spent many hours wandering through looking for local wildlife. There was also a large back field perfect for playing with a dog and in the middle of the gardens was the main attraction, a fabulous swimming pool! We were able to go swimming pretty much whenever we wanted. Our weather was sometimes quite cool/breezy so the owners kept the pool covered with the conservatory style roofing which meant we were sheltered from the elements and the water remained lovely and warm! I have to admit that most of our holiday centred around fun and games in there. The property is set in a very rural location allowing for some relaxing walks along the local country lanes. There are local markets and beautiful old towns to visit as well more adventurous attractions. All in all it was perfect!

Owner response

Thank you Claire for your lovely review, we hope to see you, Trevor and the girls again soon, they can practice their sequence dancing in the pool. I hope you will recommend La Cachette to your friends and family

Kind regards Karen