Holiday home with lovely views, Deux Sevres - PS005923

4km from Le Busseau, Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS005923 Advertiser since: 21 December 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Mon Petit Coeur Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

A Holiday Home from Home with Spectacular Views.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Mon Petit Coeur is a gite in a converted barn that dates back to Napoleonic times. The gite is equipped with everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable family holiday. The gite is spacious and offers cool accommodation in the height of summer thanks to its vaulted ceiling and thick stone walls.

In addition to a spacious living room area the gite has a large elevated deck that exploits the spectacular views across the Vendeen countryside. The deck is large enough for a large table that seats 4 in comfort plus a separate sitting area with a sofa and 2 chairs. A secure gangway leads from the deck to the above ground pool.

There is also a large sun-terrace with sun loungers.

Guests are also welcome to wander in the garden, to interact with our chickens and pigs and to help themselves to fresh produce from the kitchen garden.

We can recommend numerous places for excursions and dining out, our website offers an extensive guide to the facilities of our gite and to the attractions of the region.

We have achieved consistently high satisfaction scores from previous visitors and have had several repeat visits.



Kitchen and dining

The gite is equipped with a kitchen that includes a hob and oven, a dishwasher. There is also a washing machine, a fridge and a freezer. There is a dining table in the kitchen area. The kitchen is provided with an extensive range of crockery, cutlery and glassware as well as plenty of cooking pots, pans and utensils.

Living rooms

The living room is a generous size and is equipped with a tv with Sky Satellite free to air channels and of course wi-fi.


We have 2 bedrooms, the main bedroom has a king size bed that is very comfortable. The second bedroom has 2 single beds that are again comfortable and generous in size. Bed-linen and towels are provided for up to 4 guests.


There is a single shower-room with toilet and washbasin.


The gite has a log burning stove and oil filled electric radiators in both bedrooms and a heated towel rail in the shower-room.


Satellite tv with free to air channels broadcast in English plus wi-fi.

Garden and outside

Elevated deck, sun terrace and large well tended gardens plus a kitchen garden well stocked with fruit and vegetables. The above ground pool is a decent size and it is secure and only accessible from a lockable gangway.

Parking and garages

There is off-road parking to the front of the property with step free access to the gite.

Visitor suitability

The gite is suitable for all ages. Perfect for families with young children who will enjoy the above ground pool, interacting with the pigs and chickens and the joy of picking fresh produce and eating it soon after.

The gite is split level with 2 steps between the kitchen/living room area and the bedrooms and shower room meaning that it is suitable for those with restricted movement.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

  • Splash pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Pescalis
Distance: 10 km

Organic produce/dining


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Vallee du Vendee

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Josie Bounds

I am a qualified Yoga instructor and have a 1st class honours degree in fine art. I am also a keen gardener and cook. I also keep chickens and pigs on our land. I am outgoing and friendly.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? The location is amazing, set in beautiful rural countryside it has spectacular views and is very peaceful.
Unique benefits of property Our gite has an elevated deck that has both a large table for dining al fresco and a sitting area that offers amazing views of the local landscape. The gite itself is spacious and well equipped with everything a holiday maker would need to feel at home. We have an above ground pool that is securely accessed from the elevated deck. Guests also have the freedom to wander in our garden, to interact with the pigs and chickens and to help themselves to fresh produce from our kitchen garden. There are a myriad number of places to visit and attractions all within less than one hours drive of our gite. Puy de Fou, Futuroscope, Vouvant, Mervent and the Atlantic coast are all within easy reach.

The Owner Recommends

Puy de Fou

The number 1 tourist attraction in France is less than 50 minutes drive from La Menantelierre. It is well worth a visit, we particularly enjoyed the bird demonstration with Vultures, Pelicans and birds of prey. The Roman Amphitheatre show is also not to be missed.


Registered as one of the prettiest villages in all of France this beautiful village has plenty to appeal to the casual visitor. La Tour Melusine offers spectacular elevated views of the surrounding area .A walk along the river banks that encircles the village is also very enjoyable. There are a number of places to eat and drink as well.

Mervent Forest of Adventures

A great place to spend a day with the kids at a very reasonable price. There is plenty to do and there are never too many people which makes it all the better.

Natur Zoo Mervent

A zoo is always popular with the children, this one provides plenty of opportunity to get close and interact with the animals.


France's theme park of the future is located just outside Poitiers and is just over one hours drive away.


This adventure park gives you the opportunity to clamber about amongst the trees on aerial walkways and rope bridges.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Helen Tottle-Nugent 31 August, 2018

Mon petit coeur is a truly wonderful and relaxing place to stay. Having stayed in many gites across France this really is home from home. It is very comfortable and well equipped with everything you need including a lovely pool! It is very tastefully renovated maintaining the character but including comfort. The views from the terrace are amazing and it really is the perfect place to relax and escape from everyday life. Josie, our host was wonderful making sure we had all that we needed and the welcome basket really was most welcome,especially the wine! She had plenty of suggestions for things to do and was always available if we needed her but was also totally unobtrusive, the perfect owner in fact! There are lots of places to visit and things to see in the surrounding area and further afield. The sense of peace and tranquility is very welcoming. We all came home very relaxed and wishing we were still there. We will definitely be returning to what truly is a "little slice of heaven". The Tottle-Nugent family, London.