Bedrooms 5, Sleeps 10, Ratings 3 9.4/10
|La Cachette||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||2||Double sofabed|
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.
The kitchen and dining area have all the usual appliances to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable, dishwasher, washer, oven, hob, kettle, microwave etc.
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
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.
Free parking is available on the drive.
Suitable for those of poor mobility as the gite is all on the ground floor.
Close to lots of amenities in the area Puy Du Fou, Futuroscope for children, Japanese Gardens, Bio Parc Zoo and much much more
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.
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.
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.
Poiters for historic buildings
Niort for its shopping
La Rochelle for its historic harbour
Chateaux of the region
A lake with pedalos, canoes, fishing, walks and a restaurant with good food,
also near by Alpaca farm
Our first visit to La Cachette, but hopefully not our last.
Karen and Graham made us very welcome, and were always helpful if needed.
The accommodation was very good, clean, well equipped and above average .
Bathroom facilities excellent. Lovely swimming pool under cover made exercise very enjoyable!
The property worked well for an older couple, in peaceful surroundings. If you want excitement, be prepared to travel several miles. To top it all, we enjoyed two weeks of sunshine!
We would certainly recommend it to friends.
Hi Wendy thank you so much for your lovely review we are do pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you and Bill in the future
Kind regards Karen and Graham
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!
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
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.
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!
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