Character farmhouse with pool in Deux Sevres - PS005244

Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud (30km from Ile de Re), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS005244 Advertiser since: 20 January 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Farmhouse Self Catering Saturday 5 12 4

About this property

Large Character Farmhouse with Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This character farmhouse is a warm, welcoming home for your holiday. It can sleep 6 adults and 6 children in comfort so is ideal for large family gatherings. Wi-fi in house and garden plus a piano for extra fun.

The kitchen is well equipped, the rooms spacious but the outside space is probably the most impressive feature - a huge terrace under cover of the roof which provides shade when it's hot and is home to the bbq..

We have a large expanse of lawn, a sand pit, swings and a spacious paved area around the fenced-in pool. We have table tennis and various garden games outside. Indoors is a huge games room with Freeview tv, pool table, table football and games.

One mile away in Saint Hilaire la Palud you'll find a baker, butcher, bar/tabac, pharmacy, doctor, and hairdressers.



Kitchen and dining

Very well equipped kitchen, large fridge, cooker and hob, dishwasher. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses for 12. Bar. Table that seats 8 comfortably and room for additional tables to seat up to 12.

Living rooms

The kitchen and living room are all of a piece. The seating area around the fire has armchairs and sofa. Also a piano. And an extensive book selection for you to borrow from.


Three en suite bedrooms - master bedroom downstairs with bath, 2 bedrooms upstairs with en suite shower rooms.
Two further bedrooms - each one has a 4 foot French bateau bed and bunk beds that sleep 2.


Master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath, basin, toilet and hand held shower over the bath.
Two further bedrooms have en suite shower rooms with basin and toilet.
Family Bathroom upstairs with bath, basin, toilet and hand held shower.
Downstairs toilet.


Woodburner in living room. Electric heaters throughout.


Freeview tv
Dvd Player

Pool table
Football table


Wide selection of books

Wide selection of boardgames

Garden and outside

Pool - fenced in with paved surround

More than 12 sunloungers

Lots of garden furniture - tables and chairs positioned in both sun and shade


Large lawn

Sand pit


Good selection of toys and games

Parking and garages

Outside parking for 3 cars

Visitor suitability

Particularly suitable for families

Not necessarily suitable for someone in a wheelchair as there is a small step to the ground floor bedroom

This is not a party house: we have neighbours who get up early to work and go to bed early so we do ask guests to keep the noise down after10 at night.

Information about any additional facilities

Bicycles for hire nearby

Fishing down the road

Boating nearby

Miles and miles of open countryside for walking or cycling

Wide selection of supermarkets within 15 mins

Local shops - baker, butcher, bar, tabac, pharmacy

Doctor in next village


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Rochelle
Distance: 34 km


Family activities

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Dilys Barratt

We are a British couple who love France and have owned a holiday home there for 10 years, initially in the Languedoc and now in the Deux Sevres where we find the weather is just as good, but the drive far shorter! We also have family in the UK so we like to spend quite a lot of time here, and when our lovely house in France is empty, we're very happy that others can enjoy it as we do.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? Our house is on the edge of a small village in the countryside but only 25 minutes from La Rochelle and the wonderful, magical Ile de Re with its quaint villages and stunning beaches. And we are right in the heart of the Marais Poitevin - sometimes known as Venise Verte - ie Green Venice because of the hundreds of little rivers and streams that criss cross the countryside everywhere. You are never far from somewhere to hire a boat, or walk along a river bank enjoying the peace and quiet and wildlife. Indeed we have streams within a hundred yards of our house, and a boat hire place in the next village.
Unique benefits of property Our house is perfect for extended families wanting to get together for holidays, reunions or family celebrations. We can sleep 12, have masses of outside space with swimming pool plus table tennis and also a well-equipped games room with snooker table, football table, Freeview tv and dvd player.

The Owner Recommends

Beach at Chatelleilon

Great long sandy beach suitable for children and familys


Taking a boat along the lovely local rivers, dykes and streams from any nearby village where you see the sign Embarcardere

La Rochelle

A bustling sophisticated town with historic buildings, smart shops, colourful markets, dozens of sea food restaurants and small bistros and brasseries. It even has a beach!

Ile de Re

Magical string of islands approached by a bridge from La Rochelle. This is where chic Parisians like to take their holidays. There are any number of quaint villages, decorated with hollyhocks, featuring narrow lanes, individual artisanal shops, bustling markets, salt-flats, and its own bustling port. Cycling is the way to see around here - and cycle hire shops are everywhere.


There is a bicycle hire place in the next village and miles and miles of open, flat countryside for cycling and exploring.