Large luxury house to let in Deux Sevres

Prin-Deyrancon (4km from Mauze-sur-le-Mignon), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS005720 Advertiser since: 19 September 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Marais Poitevin Gite - Le Logis La Touche Gite sleeps 16 Self Catering Flexible 7 16 4 Extra put up beds can be made available

About this property

7 bedrooms - Sleeps 16 - Whole Gite to Yourselves. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

"Le Logis de La Touche" is our luxury fully equipped large holiday rental home/Gite (sleeps 16 guests in 7 bedrooms) in The Marais Poitevin near to La Rochelle, Île de Ré, Coulon & Niort on the Charente Maritime/Deux-Sevres border of the Poitou-Charentes region of western France.

The property comprises:-

- 7 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 2 fully equipped kitchens
- 2 lounge/diners each with tv, dvd players, UK Satellite tv (freeview channels) & woodburners
- free wi-fi throughout the house and most of the rear garden
- Inclusive of bed linen, bath/shower towels, etc.
- Outdoor swimming pool

This beautiful property has been family owned since 1990 but now completely renovated & restored (work finished in September 2017) to its former glory with wonderful character and original features.

Guests have access to the entire renovated property however the swimming pool is only open during the warmer months of May through to September.

It is especially suitable for large family and/or multiple groups of friends as each wing of the property has its own fully equipped kitchen and lounge/dining rooms - meaning guests can holiday together AND retain a good degree of privacy & independence from the other guests in your party. Please note that the whole property is only ever offered for rental and only ever to the same family/friend group and so you are assured of having the whole property to yourselves for the duration of your stay.

"Le Logis de La Touche" is is situated in a rural area bordering directly onto farmland and faces directly west with amazing sunsets over the open fields behind. It is such a peaceful location and well suited for rest & relaxation.

The property is our fully equipped holiday home and we offer it to guests in the exact same fully equipped manner as when we visit - simply because we would like our guests to experience the same joy of holidaying/staying here as we do!

Setting/location:
Due to its rural setting you are literally able to walk directly out onto open farmland where you can pick your own blackberries during season from the numerous blackberry bushes which seem to be around every field! The surrounding area is great for cycling (all fairly flat), peaceful walks & jogging and yet it is also centrally located for most of this area's desirable places to visit including La Rochelle, Île de Ré, Coulon, The Marais Poitevin Regional Park, Niort, etc.

The property is also very conveniently located a few miles from the small market town of Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon which offers two supermarkets ("Intermarche" and "Lidl") along with a pharmacy, 24/7 petrol station, Doctors, bars, restaurants, weekly markets, boutique stores, hairdressers, Church, sports centre with indoor pool .....all you could possibly need during your stay.

Beautiful location near to major tourist destinations:
"Le Logis de La Touche" is "La Grande Maison"of the local area and is situated on the southern edge of The Marais Poitevin also known as Green Venice/Venice Verte which is one of France's most beautiful national parks set on 95,000 hectares spread over 3 departments – the Vendée, Deux-Sevres and Charente-Maritime in the Poitou-Charentes area of western France. This area is listed as the second largest wetland in France, after the Camargue and there are plenty of places to hire a boat (self paddle and also paddled by a guide) as well as many wonderful local markets, shops, bicycle hire and restaurants.

The stunning coastal town of La Rochelle is a 30 minute car drive away heading west which leads to the magical Île de Ré. In the opposite direction is the picturesque town of Niort which is only a 20 minute car drive away heading east. Both towns offer shopping malls, fine dining, historical and interesting places to visit.

The pristine waterways of Coulon in The Marais Poitevin are only a 20 minute drive away in a northerly direction.

La Rochelle airport (with car hire) is the closest & most convenient airport (30 mins away) which is also where there is a TGV station. Limoges and Poitiers are both within an hours drive away whilst Nantes and Bordeaux are 2 hours drive away.

Shopping:
For those that like to shop there are the large/mega shopping parks such a "Centre Commercial Beaulieu" (near La Rochelle - 30minutes by car) and "Espace Mendes" (near Niort - 20minutes by car).


"Le Logis de La Touche is a wonderful place to stay and especially suited for families & friends who wish to enjoy a well deserved rest and lots of fresh air."

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Two separate and fully equipped kitchens - with all cutlery, crockery, fridge-freezer, gas hob & electric fan ovens, microwave & with each kitchen also having its own dishwasher and washing machine.

There two fully equipped kitchens are situated at either end of the large 7 bedroom home which can provide guests with extra independence & privacy.

There are also two lounge/dining rooms and tables & chairs can be pulled together for group dining.

There is also a separate kitchen breakfast bar / occasional seating area with 3 bar stools - situated near to the swimming pool.

Outdoor tables and patio chairs & sun loungers can also be used by guests for outdoor dining.

Living rooms

There are 2 living rooms at either end of the large 7 bedroom home which can provide guests with extra independence & privacy.

Both have tvs with Sky decoders (UK freeview tv) and woodburners.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 - double with en suite shower room
Beds: Double Bed (1)
Notes: overlooking the west facing rear lawned garden & fields.

Bedroom 2 - 2 or 3 singles or 2 singles to make a double
Beds: Single Bed (2)
Notes: overlooking front courtyard and car parking area.

Bedroom 3 - bunk bed sleeping 2
Beds: Single Bed (2)
Notes: overlooking front courtyard and car parking area.

Bedroom 4 - double bed
Beds: Double Bed (1)
Notes: overlooking front courtyard and car parking area.

Bedroom 5 - double bed
Beds: Double Bed (1)
Notes: with small window overlooking the west facing rear garden.

Bedroom 6 - Two bunk beds and extra single can be added
Beds: Single Bed (5)
Notes: overlooking front courtyard and car parking area.

Bedroom 7 - accessed via bedroom 6 with 1 or 2 singles
Beds: Child Bed (2), Cot (1)
Notes: this room is accessed via a staircase within bedroom 6.


Bathrooms

Bathroom 1 - en suite to bedroom 1
Features: Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
Notes: En suite to bedroom 1 which could be used by bedroom 2 also.

Bathroom 2 - downstairs
Features: Toilet, Bath with Shower
Notes: Downstairs bathroom situated below bedrooms 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7.

Bathroom 3 - upstairs
Features: Toilet, Shower Enclosure
Notes: shower room located near to bedrooms 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Bathroom 4 - downstairs
Features: Toilet, Shower Enclosure
Notes: downstairs for bedroom 2 and pool users

Heating

There are 2 woodburners in each of the 2 the living rooms.

Additional radiators can be provided.

An additional cost may be charged for the above - please contact us with your requirements.

Entertainment

Each lounge has a tv (with UK Freeview) and a dvd player (with some dvds at the house for guest use).

Free uncapped internet which is distributed by wi-fi throughout the house and gardens. Please note that whilst this is the best available (by Orange in France) it might be slower than you are used to.

Garden and outside

The large rear level lawn directly adjoins open farmland with no fence and faces directly west meaning the property bathes in every last minute of sunshine and until 10.30pm mid summer.

As the sun sets there are the most amazing sunsets too and during our annual visits to holiday we always get to see meteor showers/shooting stars in the night sky.

It is so quiet and peaceful yet you have a sense of security knowing that there are 5 other neighbours who live in this small hamlet.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking directly in front of the property for 5 - 10 cars.

Visitor suitability

It is in a very convenient location to all the major tourist destinations of the area such as La Rochelle, Ile de Rey, Marais Poitevin National Park, etc. and only 3kms from the local market town with 2 supermarkets.

The property is long and everything naturally opens up to the large rear level lawned garden which joins open farmland.

As it faces directly west the property bathes in every last minute of sunshine and until 10.30pm mid summer.

Because of the above kids, parents & grandparents who stay are always active outside on the lawn, using the pool and wandering around the lanes and the adjoining fields (blackberry picking is always a favourite in July/August/September!).

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Niort
Distance: 20 km

Cycling

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Shaun Ascough

We are Shaun and Michele. We live with our 3 children between (mainly) Cape Town, South Africa and Europe. We are a British family and originally from the South of England where we have a home near Bournemouth/The New Forest area of Hampshire. We also have our beautiful holiday home "Le Logis de La Touche" which is the grand house/ former master's house of the area of La Touche near to La Rochelle/The Marais Poitevin National Park in the Poitou-Charentes region of Western France.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? It is in a very convenient location situated at the southern edge of The Marais Poitevin near to La Rochelle & Niort on the Charente Maritime/Deux-Sevres/Vendee border and near to La Rochelle, Île de Ré, Niort & the rest of The Marais Poitevin.

The property is also very conveniently located 3km from the small market town of "Mauze Sur Le Mignon" which offers two supermarkets ("Intermarche" and "Lidl") along with a pharmacy, 24/7 petrol station, doctors, bars, restaurants, weekly markets, boutique stores, hairdressers, church, sports centre with indoor pool.

We also love that our large rear lawned garden directly adjoins open farmland with no fence and faces directly west meaning the property bathes in every last minute of sunshine and until 10.30pm mid summer. As the sun sets there are the most amazing sunsets too and during our annual visits to holiday we always get to see meteor showers/shooting stars in the night sky.
Unique benefits of property "Le Logis de La Touche" is a fully equipped 7 bedroom holiday home/gite with swimming pool which sleeps up to 16 people. Our property is the former Manor House/Master's house of the commune of La Touche in The Marais Poitevin.

It is especially great for large family and/or multiple groups of friends as each wing of the property has its own fully equipped kitchen and lounge/dining rooms - meaning guests can holiday together AND retain a good degree of privacy & independence from the other guests in your party. Please note that the whole property is only ever offered for rental and only ever to the same family/friend group and so you are assured of having the whole property to yourselves for the duration of your stay.

The property is long and everything naturally opens up to the large rear level lawned garden which joins open farmland.

As it faces directly west the property bathes in every last minute of sunshine and until 10.30pm mid summer.

The Owner Recommends

La Rochelle

Aquarium La Rochelle: La Rochelle's state-of-the-art, family-friendly aquarium is home to 12,000 marine animals and 600 different species.

Tour de la Lanterne: Easily mistaken as an ornate church spire, the conical 15th-century Tour de la Lanterne is La Rochelle's beauty queen.

Musée Maritime: In a series of canopied hangars at the Bassin à Flot, the Maritime Museum evokes the history of La Rochelle port, from the days when Parisians would arrive by train in La Rochelle.

André sea food restaurant: Opened in the 1950s as a waterfront seafood cafe, André grew so popular it began buying adjacent shops. It is now an eye-catching maze of eight different interconnecting rooms, each with its own individual ambience.

À la Gerbe de Blé: Lunch local. Buy a dozen oysters from the oyster stand in front of the Marché Central, ask to have them shucked, then head around the corner to Chez Geff and Christine.

Réserve Naturelle Marais d'Yves: An easy 15km drive south of La Rochelle, this nature reserve runs a free nature centre where you can peer through telescopes to watch some of the 192-hectare reserve's 250 bird species amid the wetlands.

Le Soleil Brille pour Tout Le Monde: There's a distinctly bohemian air to The Sun Shines for Everyone, an organic restaurant cooking up highly original (often vegetarian-based) dishes.

Prao: Named after the multi-hull proa (prao in French) sailboat typical to the Pacific and Indian Oceans,

Tour St-Nicholas: The only tower to be decked out like a house, this 37m-high pentagonal stone tower has leaned slightly to one side ever since building was complete in 1376.

Tour de la Chaîne: To protect the harbour at night in times of war, an enormous chain was raised between the two 14th-century stone towers at the harbour entrance to La Rochelle, giving rise to the name Tour de la Chaîne (Chain Tower).

La Fleur de Sel: A favourite Sunday-lunch address with discerning locals, Delphine and Bruno's whitewashed bistro.