Large Gite & Shared Pool in Poitou Charentes - PS005209

Sainte-Soline (5km from Lezay), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS005209 Advertiser since: 12 January 2017
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Papillion Gite Le Petit Moulin Self Catering Saturday 3 8 3 1 sofabed, extra cost

About this property

Large Gite with Shared Pool in Poitou Charentes. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Our 3 bedroom gite is set in the grounds of Le Petit Moulin along with our 2 bedroom gite and 2 chambres d'hotes. A shallow winding river runs through the grounds and passes through the old mill house with it's fully working wheel that used to grind the flour many years ago.

Our gite has 2 double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms upstairs, both with views out onto open countryside, and a large family bedroom with a double bed and 2 single beds with en suite shower room and separate toilet downstairs. There is a very large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room with patio doors out in to its own large garden with picnic tables and a bbq. There is a tv in the lounge with dvd player. We have travelcots and baby equipment available on request.



Kitchen and dining

There is a very large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room with patio doors out in to its own large garden. In the kitchen there is a large fridge, gas cooker, dishwasher and microwave. All cups, plates, glasses, knives, forks, spoons, utensils pots and pans are supplied. There are highchairs available on request.

Living rooms

The lounge is large and spacious and has 3 sofas with cushions, a large table and a tv with dvd player. There is a woodburner in the lounge, kitchen, dining area.


There is a large family room with double bed and 2 single beds with hanging space and shelving. The shower room is separate from the bedroom with double basins and large walk-in shower with separate toilet.
Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms both are en suite shower rooms and storage space. All our rooms have space for a travelcot if required.


There are 3 shower rooms in this gite 2 are en suite in the upstairs bedrooms and there is a large shower room with walk-in shower and double basins downstairs with separate toilet.


All the bedrooms have electric heaters and there is a large woodburner in the lounge, kitchen, dining room should you need it.


We have a large barn/gamesroom for our guests to use with pool table, table tennis and table football. There is also a selection of toys for toddlers and boardgames. If you like a good old family game of cricket, rounders or football with have a big open field that you can use, with picnic tables and woodland area.
Throughout the summer months we offer a weekly bbq at a small extra cost.
The salt water swimming pool has a cover over it at all times, if you would like to go for a swim then please ask. Do not remove it yourself. The pool is open 1st May - 30th Oct. Weather permitting.

Garden and outside

The gite has its own large garden over looking the countryside, that has amazing sunsets to watch. The fields adjoining the gite are normally planted with sunflowers as far as the eye can see. There are picnic tables with parasols and a bbq for your own personal use.
We are blessed with being situated in a protected wildlife area and regularly see numerous species in the gardens such as many red squirrels, pine martens, coypu, deer and the occasional otter. As for birds we have daily sightings of the kingfishers, golden oriels, black woodpeckers, egrets, nightingales and cuckoos.. We are on the European crane migration route, which is a site to see as thousands fly over the house en route to their breeding grounds.

Parking and garages

As you arrive at Le Petit Moulin you will drive down the driveway into a courtyard, this is where you can leave your car parked throughout your stay.

Visitor suitability

This big gite is suitable for large families or groups of friends. The big gite is also suitable for people with limited mobility if they opt for the large downstairs bedroom. As this entire floor is on the same level.

Information about any additional facilities

Outside there is fishing in the mill pool by the mill house. 'River dipping' for the kids to see what animals they can find (water is around 2-5 inches deep so crocs on their feet will do).There is a communal salt water swimming pool with Roman steps. We have a selection of bikes for you to use free of charge. Two canoes for trips up the shallow river. Toys for toddlers as well as swings and slides.If you fancy a family game of football, rounders, cricket or boules we have a large open field which has the wooded area to one side to have some fun. All at no extra cost. You can also enjoy the wildlife around the property or just sit and relax in one of the many hammocks hanging around!


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, perch, carp, pike, tench a day ticket is 10 Euros
Name of nearest fishing location: Ste Soline lake
Distance: 0.3 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Club de Niort
Distance: 48 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Le Loup-Garou 79120 Lezay.. tel (0549290404)
Distance: 4 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 19 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: 20 minutes south of here



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Trails start from the end of the driveway


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Simon Clark

We are a husband and wife family run business set in the heart of sunny Poitou Charentes. We are lucky enough to live in a beautiful old cottage, which forms part of several pretty converted farm buildings and an ancient water mill. The gites and bed n breakfast cottages are accessed via our private driveway.There is a large in ground salt water swimming pool.We have large gardens for you to explore on both sides of a small shallow river.Hammocks are placed all over the grounds in quiet places

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? We chose this location because firstly of its beauty and tranquility secondly its climate, second sunnyist place in France and thirdly close to pretty market towns, petit cities and tourist attractions ( like futuroscope in Poitier) and not forgetting the wildlife.
Unique benefits of property Peace, tranquility, wildlife and activities

The Owner Recommends

Lezay market day (Tuesday)

A bustling French market that's a real treat for all your senses! All the cheeses you can dream of as well as huge pans of local food bubbling away as you wonder through the streets. Masses of regional produce from fish, meats and clothing. Well worth a visit.


Take one of our canoes up the shallow river and see if you can see some our plentiful wildlife such as kingfishers, purple herons, great egrets, golden oriels, deer, the occasional wild boar and many coypu (a large beaver type animal).


Futuroscope is France's second most popular tourist attraction after Disney. It's an amusement park with 3D and 4D futuristic rides. Hugely popular with visiting families and only 40 minutes easy drive from us.

Lac Lambon

This huge lake set in the bottom of a valley near us is well worth a visit. Either for a lovely walk or for the more adventurous there are giant zip wires across the entire lake. You can rent canoes and family sized pedalos here and set out on the water.
From here you can pick a map up join the many mountain bike trails along the valley.

Cognac tours and tasting

We can arrange for you to visit the renowned houses like Remy Martin, Hennessy and Martell.. We can also recommend a couple of great boutique vineyards for you to visit and purchase some wine you won't find back home.

Large towns

We are near several major towns and small cities that are all adorned with Romanesque churches and cobbled streets. Great restaurants and cafe culture. My favorites are Poitiers and La Rochelle.