Beautiful house and pool to let in Gournay

Gournay (7km from Chef-Boutonne), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS005292 Advertiser since: 6 February 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Maison Jacques Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3 Day bed for 2 children/1 adult.

About this property

A Beautiful Village House with Stunning Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Maison Jacques is a large Charentaise village house which has recently been renovated to a very high standard throughout.
The ground floor has a spacious modern kitchen/diner with all appliances including a dishwasher. There is a separate utility having laundry facilities and separate cloakroom. A comfortable salon with seating arranged around a coffee-table and tv having English channels. Stone stairs lead down to the atmospheric vaulted cellar dining room.

A striking staircase leads to the first floor with 2 fabulous double bedrooms. One with luxurious en-suite bathroom having roll top bath, the other an excellent shower room.

A further set of stairs lead to the charming second floor bedrooms. One having a king size bed and day bed, the other twin beds. A bath/shower room is set between them.

Outside the property is a fully enclosed mature front garden with table and chairs. To the side of the house between the barns is the beautiful private heated swimming pool (11 x 5 and with full width steps) having wide patios with sunloungers and poolside furniture. It is surrounded by grassy areas and various shrubs including olives, fig, lavender and jasmine. Being illuminated it makes a wonderful place to relax by day or night. The smaller barn has stairs to a summer kitchen and dining area overlooking the pool and patio area. The large barn has further table and chairs and a barbecue.

The market town of Chef Boutonne can be found approximately 5 km from the property. A little further afield are La Rochelle (1h10), Atlantic Beaches (1h30), Futuroscope (50 min), Vallee de Singes (45 min), Puy du Fou (1h45), Cognac (1h00).



Kitchen and dining

Kitchen with dining area, fully equipped with a cooker, fridge, microwave and dishwasher.

Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Living rooms

Living room with ample seating and UK Freeview tv channels.

Vaulted cellar dining room.


First Floor

Bedroom 1, double with en suite bathroom, roll top bath, wash basin, bidet and wc

Bedroom 2, double with en suite shower room, walk-in shower, wash basin and wc
Second floor

Bedroom 3, double with king size bed and day bed (can accommodate additional children if required, made up on request).

Bedroom 4, with twin beds.


En suite bathroom to bedroom 1, roll top bath, wash basin, bidet and wc.

En suite shower room to bedroom 2, walk in shower, wash basin and wc.

Separate bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, hand basin and wc between bedrooms 3 and 4.

Cloakroom/wc on ground floor.


Oil fired central heating.


Tv with UK Freesat Channels.

Wi-fi in house and around pool area.

Playstation 3/dvd player and selection of dvds.

Kitchen/diner speakers for mobile devices.

Range of games and books.


Garden and outside

Fully enclosed private grounds.

Mature front garden with lawn, trees and shrubs, dining table and chairs.

Private heated swimming pool 11m x 5m (shallow end 0.9m to max depth of 1.7m), with sun terraces, loungers and poolside furniture enclosed by barns and with lawned area and shrubs.

Summer kitchen and shaded dining area overlooking pool.


Parking and garages

Private drive and plenty of parking including barn for undercover parking.

Visitor suitability

Maison Jacques would be suitable for extended families, 2 families wishing to holiday together or a number of couples. The property offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for all parties of all ages, looking for a base from which to explore or for a leisurely week by the pool.

Strictly no smoking.

Sorry, no pets.

Information about any additional facilities

Travelcot and highchair available.
The day bed in bedroom 3 can accommodate additional children if required and can be made up on request prior to your visit.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Many Brocantes throughout the summer within short distance of the property.
Distance: 50 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout and Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Chateau de Javarzey
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Club de Niort (30 min), Golf du Cognac (1h00)
Distance: 40 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre équestre Équifeel 4 chemin des sources La Vollée 79170 Secondigné-sur-Belle
Distance: 25 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: The beautiful countryside around Gournay


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Glenda Youlden

Glenda and Stuart Youlden bought Maison Jacques to renovate into a family holiday home, they would now like to share it with others.

Year property purchased 2011
Why this location? Poitou Charentes is one of the sunniest regions of France, with many attractions within easy reach and beautiful countryside for walking, cycling and enjoying the wildlife.
Unique benefits of property A beautiful Maison de Maitre at the heart of the village, with the gardens and pool in a sun trap created by the stunning Charentaise barns. The vaulted cellar offers the opportunity for a subterranean dining experience.

The Owner Recommends

Local Markets

Chef Boutonne - every Saturday
Melle - Every Friday

Chateau de Javarzay

This local chateau set in parkland with a fishing lake offers lovely walks and the opportunity for a picnic.