Lovely barn for family holidays, Deux Sevres - PS005596

3km from Sauze-Vaussais, Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS005596 Advertiser since: 1 March 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
L'Hirondelle Self Catering Flexible 4 8 2

About this property

A Lovely Renovated Barn with Original Features. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Gites dans les Champs is a complex of 3 gites offering spacious and versatile accommodation. L'Hirondelle is a large and spacious gite offering 4 bedrooms (2 doubles and 2 twins).

Each gite has its own private garden and access to the courtyard patio. There is a fully fenced swimming pool with sunterrace, and sunloungers and tables provided. The private gardens offer outdoor seating and private barbecues.

There are 3 acres of private parkland for the children to enjoy.



Kitchen and dining

The gite has its own fully-fitted kitchen and dining area. It is well equipped with large fridge-freezer, gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee-machine and washing machine. The dining table seats 8.

Living rooms

The spacious and light living room has a large corner sofa as well as 2 seater sofa and coffee-table. There is a tv and dvd as well as a supply of dvds, boardgames and books.


There are 2 double bedrooms and 2 twins, one of which is on the ground floor providing accommodation for those with mobility restrictions.


Family shower room, washbasin and toilet.

Wet room, toilet and washbasin - ideal for wheelchair access.

There is a large hot water cylinder in the property so it is very well provided with plenty of hot water.


During the summer there should be no need for heating. In autumn and spring there are electric panel heaters.


The sitting room has a tv and dvd player and there is a Bluetooth speaker for music.

A games cupboard is provided in each sitting room with a good selection of dvds, games and books for all ages.

There are also boules, swings, table tennis and table football provided outside.

Garden and outside

The grounds extend to 3 acres. There is a children's play area with swings, trampoline and basketball hoop. We also have bikes available for guests use.

Parking and garages

There is a private parking area for up to 8 cars.

Visitor suitability

This property lends itself to pretty much any group of people.

Families with young children or older ones will be well catered for and equipment for babies can be provided free of charge.

Guests with restricted mobility will find the downstairs bedroom and wet room easy to use. All of the ground floors are on one level.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Javarzay
Distance: 16 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort
Distance: 56 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Breuil, Bernac
Distance: 16 km


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Colette Stephenson

Git​es dans les Champs, 3 lovely holiday gites, situated in beautiful countryside in Poitou Charentes, offers spacious accommodation of a very high standard. With a fenced swimming pool and sunterrace, set in 3 acres of private parkland.  A relaxing environment to spend time with family and friends.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? Situated a little over an hour from the Atlantic coast with it's lovely beaches and islands and less than an hour from Futuroscope and Poitiers, guests are offered a diverse range of holiday activities which can include Roman amphitheatres and ancient burial grounds!

Cognac is only 45 minutes drive, with good cognac and wine tours. Niort, 50 kms, has a chateau, shops, restaurants and kayaking.

Aire de Rejallent (25 minutes away) on the Charente is particularly scenic with its little bridges and grassy islands. Here you can swim, bbq and picnic, ramble on riverside trails and of course the kids will love the play area. During July and August canoes and kayaks are available to hire. The popular restaurant offers al fresco dining with views over the river. Don't forget to take bread for the resident ducks.

Ideally located for walking, cycling, kayaking and horse riding.
Unique benefits of property This is a great base for any holiday in France as the accommodation is suitable for many different groups of people and there are lots of things to see and do in the area.

The Owner Recommends


In Poitiers, less than an hour away, is France's favourite high tech theme park with extreme thrills, images in giant-screen format, breathtaking shows and interactive adventures that will delight your senses, and more. Fun for all the family.

Aire de Rejallent

On the Charente, Aire de Rejallent, is particularly scenic with its little bridges and grassy islands. Here you can swim, bbq and picnic, ramble on riverside trails and of course the kids will love the play area. During July and August canoes and kayaks are available to hire. The popular restaurant offers al fresco dining with views over the river.


Every September, Angouleme fills with racing enthusiasts for the Circuit des Ramparts, an annual gathering of classic and vintage cars. Modern safety equipment has replaced the hay bales and wooden fences but otherwise the circuit remains unchanged since the first Circuit des Ramparts race in 1939. Circuit des Ramparts 2017: 15, 16 and 17 September.

Angouleme is also a beautiful city to visit, great for shopping too.

Vallee des Singes Monkey Park

Only 30 minutes away - wander from islet to islet in this parkland setting and observe monkeys roaming free in this beautiful cage free habitat.


A real mix of old and new. The centre, which has been remodelled in recent years, has big open grassed areas where people sit eating their lunch. There are lots of pavement cafés and a diverse range of eateries and lots of shops. The market is held daily but the best day is Saturday when it is very busy. All of this is off set by the huge Donjon and ancient churches as well as Gothic public buildings and softly coloured stone houses along the river. Throughout the summer there is a range of activities which take place in the park and on the river.

Venise Verte

A beautiful area of canals, meadows and traditional towns and villages. Why not hire a punt with a driver and cruise the waterways.


On 10 June 1944, the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in the Haute-Vienne, then Nazi occupied France, was destroyed. 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a Nazi Waffen-SS company. A new village was built nearby after the war, but French President Charles de Gaulle ordered the original to be maintained as a permanent memorial and museum. A truly moving experience and well-worth the 1.5 hours drive from Gites dans les Champs