Country cottage for holidays in Deux Sevres - PS005268

2km from Paizay-le-Tort, Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS005268 Advertiser since: 4 August 2015
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Le Tilleul Gites - La Boheme Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 We have a cot or toddler bed

About this property

Charming and Traditional French Country Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Bohème is our charming, traditional French country cottage, one of 2 individual gites, each sleeping up to 4 people. "Le Tilleul Gites" is a pretty gite complex, enclosed in a gated courtyard, in Paizay-le-Tort, a riverside village, 5km from the Romanesque market town of Melle in South Deux Sevres in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region (Poitou Charentes).

The cottage is all on one ground floor level, with an open plan area with a kitchen, dining and living room. There are 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin room and a large shower room/toilet.



Kitchen and dining

A very well equipped kitchen with gas cooker, fridge and microwave, as well as a selection of small appliances and plenty of crockery - including a country style dresser full of lovely crockery, including some Emma Bridgewater items. There are plenty of pans and utensils. In addition to all the equipment found in the kitchen, other items such as a slow cooker can be borrowed if required.

There is also a large pine table and 4 chairs and a high chair can be provided if needed. The private patio/outside dining area, with table chairs, and your own barbecue, is accessible straight from the kitchen door or from the frenchdoors of the master bedroom.

Living rooms

The cosy living area is open plan with 2 comfy sofas and a coffee-table. There is a modern flat screen tv with British and French channels, and a dvd player with a selection of dvds suitable for all ages, as well as books and magazines. Free wi-fi is provided.


The master bedroom has a double attractive iron bed with a bedside table and lamp, and a wardrobe with space for hanging clothes as well as folded items, and a full length mirror.
The twin room has 2 single pine beds, a bedside table and a pine chest of drawers. A hair dryer is also provided.
A cot can be provided free of charge if required and a third bed (fold up or toddler bed) can be provided for an extra person if needed, although there will be an additional weekly charge for an extra person.
We provide linen and towels, free of charge, and these are changed weekly.


A large, modern family shower room with large shower cubicle and toilet, basin, shaving point and plenty of space for toiletries.


We have a wonderful wood logburner which heats the gite throughout in the cooler months, and additional electric heaters can be provided if required.


Large flat screen tv, with British and French channels, dvd player (with selection of dvds), books, selection of games etc - a shared gamesroom houses pool, table tennis, darts, table football and a selection of children's toys and games. In nearby Melle there is a cinema which often shows english speaking films in their original language, and in bigger towns such as Niort or Poitiers, there are multiplex cinemas, bowling alleys and other entertainment.

Garden and outside

Each gite has its own private area - La Bohème has table, chairs, parasol and barbecue, as well as individual sunloungers. There is also a shared, above ground pool. Just up the road, there are picnic tables by the local river and we can provide a small picnic table and/or picnic blankets if required. There is a tennis court, skatepark, boules piste, basketball area and a childrens playground which are a 5-10 minute walk from Le Tilleul Gites and are free to use for our guests.

Parking and garages

Private undercover parking area for guests of each gite is provided on-site.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages. Being on one level means that La Bohème is especially suitable for those of limited mobility, although not suitable for wheelchairs.

Information about any additional facilities

The 7.5m x 3.5m above ground pool is shared by both gites. The pool is open from May to October. La Bohème has been classified and rated by the French Tourist Board so meets the necessary standards required. We strive to ensure that we offer a fantastic holiday for our guests at a very reasonable rate - there are no hidden extras and we pride ourselves on the fact that our guests leave Le Tilleul Gites having had a fabulous time and many return year after year

We are flexible with arrival and departure days and we also offer short breaks, minimum stays of 4 nights
The onsite therapies provided are Intuitive Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Facials, Hairdressing and Waxing.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Beauty treatments


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Chateau de Javerzay
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lavault, 79500 Saint-Martin-lès-Melle
Distance: 7 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Paizay le Tort Commune

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine du Grand Lopin
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Vicky Renwick

We are Vicky and Bill Renwick and we have owned Le Tilleul Gites since 2012. Prior to that we have had a holiday home in the same area for over 13 years and once Bill took retirement from the Fire Service, we started planning our permanent move to France, which we did in 2011. We enjoy all things French, including the wine, food, cheese and people. We really enjoy welcoming guests to Le Tilleul Gites and strive to ensure that they have the best holiday.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? Poitou Charentes is claimed to be the second sunniest region in France after the Meditterannean and we do enjoy a micro climate here. This area is full of natural beauty and history with many Romanesque buildings and architecture. It is also easily reachable within one day's drive from the UK.
Unique benefits of property As our arrival and departure days are flexible, even in summer, you can benefit from the cheaper crossings and flights and also choose your holiday dates when it suits you. Because we are on-site, although discreet, we are able to offer that personal touch which helps our guests make the most of their holiday. La Boheme is all on one level so no stairs to climb.

The Owner Recommends

Things to do and see whilst staying at Le Tilleul Gites

Futuroscope - one of Europe's best loved theme parks, is only just over an hour away' A great day out for all the family and the evening laser show is definitely worth staying late to see

La Rochelle, with its bustling harbour and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Plenty of excellent sea food restaurants and the Number 1 Aquarium in France (4th in Europe), with its vast variety of sealife, including seahorses, jellyfish and sharks!

Vallee des Singes (Monkey World) - a short drive away and a great day out. A park full of different breeds of monkeys and apes, as well as play areas

Donkey Sanctuary - Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou - a very short drive from Le Tilleul Gites. A Breeding farm for long-haired Poitou donkeys with guided visits and animal rides.

Zoodysee - a zoo specialising in European animals. There are over 600 animals and 70 different species. Not far from the gites

La Palmyre Zoo near Royan .- one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Region, there are over 1600 mammals, birds and reptiles. A great day out

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Linda & David 27 August, 2019

We had a wonderful stay at Le Tilleul Gites. The Gite and facilities were first class and way beyond our expectations. It was spotlessly clean, excellently equipped and well presented.
The owners were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful - giving excellent customer service.
We would recommend the gite and facilities to friends and family.
Loved the games room!
Pool area was ideal for cooling off and pool hygiene was excellent!
The grounds were beautiful and very relaxing to be in!
Thank you for a lovely time and look forward to our next stay!

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay at La Boheme and we would welcome you back anytime.

10 / 10 16 August, 2019

Just spent a week at Le Tilleul Gites, La Boheme. It was a marvellous week and a most relaxing environment. The gite itself was very well equipped with everything required for a self catering holiday. My hosts, Bill and Vicky couldn’t have been more helpful. They were able to advise on places of interest and towns nearby. Melle is the nearest town, just a few miles away, with lovely cafes and shops. The countryside was beautiful with many interesting, historical places to visit and several eateries with menus to make your mouth water. A totally memorable holiday, thanks to Bill and Vicky’s input and the immaculate condition of the gite.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay at La Boheme and we would welcome you back anytime.

10 / 10 Gill Jones 29 July, 2017

My husband and I have stayed in Le Tilleul Gites for four holidays to date. We cannot imagine any other gites being better. LA Boheme is a lovely French cottage with all the amenities one could wish. It has a kitchen with everything one requires, a comfortable lounge and two lovely bedrooms. It is clean and very well maintained. On arrival we were greeted by Vicky and Bill, the two very friendly and helpful owners. There was a lovely welcome pack, lots of useful literature for places to visit, restaurants etc. The coast is just over an hour's drive and the canals of the Venise Vert even nearer. Futuroscope at Poitiers should be a "must" and a day in the beautiful town of LA Rochelle was very special. After a day out and about a dip in the pool was most welcome. We enjoy our holidays at Le Tilleul Gites so much and have no hesitation in recommending to anyone who wants somewhere relaxing to stay but with lots of places to visit and things to do if one wishes. The gardens are just perfect for lying in the sun doing absolutely nothing!

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review in 2017 - for some reason I have only just seen it. And in the meantime, you have been back for another holiday in 2018! We look forward to welcoming you again in 2019. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your summer and see you again soon. Kind regards Vicky & Bill