Famhouse with pool and mini farm, Deux Sevres

13km from La Chapelle-Thireuil, Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS006015 Advertiser since: 26 February 2014
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Farmhouse Chapelle Thireuil Self Catering Saturday 4 10 2 Cot extra bed

About this property

Farmhouse, Private Heated Pool and Riding Stables.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Large spacious 4 bedroomed family friendly farmhouse, with a private heated pool and gardens: NOTHING SHARED and PRIVACY GUARANTEED. Children's farm and horse riding on-site, gamesroom and a play area.

Featured in Living France Magazine - Deep in the Deux Sèvres countryside of Poitou Charentes, surrounded by fields, trees and hardly a neighbour in sight, our property has been described as a 'little piece of heaven'. The tranquility here is perfect for a relaxing holiday but there are also plenty of things to do. We receive more than 2250 hours of sunshine per year and are also fortunate enough to be close to the border with the beautiful Vendée department and so inherit much of the rolling hills and spectacular countryside from there.

We have a 'children's farm' on-site to delight your family, there is also horse riding on-site, a gamesroom and a children's play area.

The spacious farmhouse is situated well away from the road making it both safe and private.

You will have exclusive use of the large swimming pool.

The house is fully centrally heated making it a great destination for holidays all year round


ACCOMMODATION

All the rooms in the farmhouse are spacious and well equipped. Constructed in classic French style the walls are thick keeping the house cool in the Summer (thank goodness!) and in the Winter the house is centrally heated keeping the temperature right all year round.

There is a large, fully-fitted farmhouse kitchen with a cooker, hob, full size fridge, double sinks and a separate freezer.

There is also a microwave, a dishwasher and a washing machine. Cutlery, plates and cooking/cleaning utensils are all provided.

The living room is another, typically French, spacious room with a beautiful beamed ceiling.

There is a dining table to seat 10 people and plenty of comfortable seating for conversation, relaxation or a snooze!

There is also wireless internet access, FreeSat English tv and a dvd player.

Upstairs, there are 2 double bedrooms and a triple bedroom with single bed and bunk beds.

Downstairs, is a second triple bedroom.

All rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, shelving, full length mirror and vanity table.

All bed linen and towels (except pool towels) are provided free of charge.

Upstairs, you will find a bathroom with toilet, shower and washbasin.

Downstairs, there is another shower room (with shower and washbasin) and a separate toilet.

And don't forget there are 2 solar heated showers in the pool area for emergencies!

Travelcot, highchair and babybath available.

The property is fully centrally heated and available all year.

This property is completely private and you will have exclusive use of facilities.


OUTSIDE LEISURE

The swimming pool and terrace area has been described as an 'oasis'. Set behind the house and enclosed on all 4 sides, the area receives full sunshine almost all day long yet you can relax and swim in complete privacy.

The figure of 8 shaped pool is 12m x 5.5m and has a 'Roman end' with steps into the water, making entry and exit easy for our older guests and providing an important safety feature for children.
The water in the pool is heated by our autofed, wood-burning boiler which guarantees you an optimum temperature regardless of the weather (unlike other pool heating systems e.g solar panels).
The pool is surrounded by nearly 200m2 of non-slip terrace with plenty of sunloungers and parasols.

Two solar heated showers in the pool area.

There is also a covered and lit barbecue area with table and chairs, so you can eat outside as often as you like. Sand boule court.

Automatic sensors turn on the lighting for the pool area as dusk falls so you can enjoy the tranquility with a bottle (or 3!) of wine as long as you like.

Just next to the barbecue area is a sand boule court. Boule and palet are both provided, and the area is well lit, so all you need is a good supply of wine (and a sense of humour) for those late night competitions!

We have a large, floodlit games barn (18m x 6m) for your (and especially your children's) entertainment.

There is a table tennis table, a basketball net, a safety darts board or why not knock around a football or play softball in there?

There is also a selection of games, jigsaws and packs of cards in the gite. You can borrow our Xbox games too!

Boredom is never a problem here with our children's play area. Here you will find swings, a slide, a trampoline, swing ball and a badminton net.

Your children will love our mini farm. We have a selection of animals who you are more than welcome to get to know during your stay. Collect fresh eggs from the chickens, feed the goats, teach the pigs a new trick (they can 'sit' & 'turn around'!). Throw a ball for the dogs or lead a pony.

If you fancy a walk or a bike ride there is a super network of tracks running from property for you to explore.

If you are interested in horse riding we have a small selection of well trained and well loved horses who would love to show you around the local countryside. Rides can be arranged to fit in with your holiday.

We can arrange for you to play golf at a local course, can provide you with walking/cycling routes or why not go fishing at the premier fishing centre in Europe, Pescalis.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

“We had a fantastic Holiday with you and have told everyone about it (especially the fresh eggs!) All the children enjoyed themselves and my two have told everyone how much they liked the dogs.
We too would like to come again as it was so relaxing and the children loved it so will be in touch when we all get together again and discuss things. Thanks and Best wishes to you all, Louise”​

"Thank you for a very enjoyable holiday, the facilities were excellent and we seemed to have brought the best weather with us. The whole holiday experience was really enjoyable and we couldn't have asked for nicer owners to stay next to. The journey back to Calais went without any problems and we caught the boat with plenty of time to spare. I hope all the animals are behaving themselves, and that you are all keeping well. Once again thank you for a very enjoyable time, Regards, Tony”

“Dear All, Journey back was fine. Can't believe we left anything behind, we checked and checked. However, I knew the white towel was somewhere, just couldn't find it. We'd like to come back next year anyway, so we can pick up the towel then. The children were especially sad to go. You couldn't have been more hospitable had you tried. Horse riding and teaching was superb and we will be in touch to check out riding schools in the future. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. Love. Chris, David, Jenny and the clan”

LOCATION

The local village is only 3km away, an enjoyable bike ride, with boulangerie/general store and bar.
A supermarket, petrol station, bank, chemist and weekly farmers' market are only a 10-15 minutes drive.
There is a super restaurant just 5 minutes drive away and there are many more great places to eat in the area.
​Our region is blessed with an exceptional number of sunshine hours per year (over 2250). It is the sunniest region in Western France. Winter is mild and the mimosas flower as early as January; Spring comes early (and is beautiful) and, whilst Summer naturally sees most tourist activity, Autumn is still warm enough for the calmer main holiday.

The coast of the Poitou Charentes is one of the most popular with French holidaymakers, known for its long stretches of fine sand and good weather. The famous coastal town of La Rochelle is located just an hour away in the Charente Maritime department. The old harbour and three medieval towers symbolise the port's rich history; there are lively quayside markets, trendy bars and excellent restaurants. Take a guided tour in a horse-drawn carriage or a boat trip to Fort Boyard or Ile de Re.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

There is a large, fully-fitted farmhouse kitchen with a cooker, hob, full size fridge, double sinks and a separate freezer.

There is also a microwave, a dishwasher and a washing machine. Cutlery, plates and cooking/cleaning utensils are all provided.

There is a dining table to seat 10 people and plenty of comfortable seating for conversation, relaxation or a snooze!

Living rooms

The living room is another, typically French, spacious room with a beautiful beamed ceiling.

There is also wireless internet access, FreeSat English tv and a dvd player.

Bedrooms

Upstairs, there are 2 double bedrooms and a triple bedroom with single bed and bunk beds.

Downstairs, is a second triple bedroom.

All rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, shelving, full length mirror and vanity table.

All bed linen and towels (except pool towels) are provided free of charge.

Bathrooms

Upstairs, you will find a bathroom with toilet, shower and washbasin.

Downstairs, there is another shower room (with shower and washbasin) and a separate toilet.

And don't forget there are 2 solar heated showers in the pool area for emergencies!

Heating

The house is fully centrally heated making it a great destination for holidays all year round

Entertainment

There is also wireless internet access, FreeSat English tv and a dvd player.

Riding stables,
We have a large, floodlit games barn (18m x 6m) for your (and especially your children's) entertainment.

There is a table tennis table, a basket ball net, a safety darts board or why not knock around a football or play softball in there?

There is also a selection of games, jigsaws and packs of cards in the gite. You can borrow our Xbox games too!

Boredom is never a problem here with our children's play area. Here you will find swings, a slide, a trampoline, swing ball and a badminton net.

Your children will love our mini farm. We have a selection of animals who you are more than welcome to get to know during your stay. Collect fresh eggs from the chickens, feed the goats, teach the pigs a new trick (they can 'sit' & 'turn around'!). Throw a ball for the dogs or lead a pony.

Sand boules and palet

Garden and outside

The swimming pool and terrace area has been described as an 'oasis'. Set behind the house and enclosed on all 4 sides, the area receives full sunshine almost all day long yet you can relax and swim in complete privacy.
The figure of of 8 shaped pool is 12m x 5.5m and has a 'Roman end' with steps into the water, making entry and exit easy for our older guests and providing an important safety feature for children.
The water in the pool is heated by our autofed, wood-burning boiler which guarantees you an optimum temperature regardless of the weather (unlike other pool heating systems e.g solar panels).
The pool is surrounded by nearly 200m2 of non-slip terrace with plenty of sun loungers and parasols.
Two solar heated showers in the pool area
There is also a covered and lit barbecue area with table and chairs, so you can eat outside as often as you like. Sand boule court.
We have a large, floodlit games barn (18m x 6m) for your (and especially your children's) entertainment.

Parking and garages

Ample parking

Visitor suitability

Ideal for families, couples.

Information about any additional facilities

Boredom is never a problem here with our children's play area. Here you will find swings, a slide, a trampoline, swing ball and a badminton net.

Your children will love our mini farm. We have a selection of animals who you are more than welcome to get to know during your stay. Collect fresh eggs from the chickens, feed the goats, teach the pigs a new trick (they can 'sit' & 'turn around'!). Throw a ball for the dogs or lead a pony.

If you fancy a walk or a bike ride there is a super network of tracks running from property for you to explore.

If you are interested in horse riding we have a small selection of well trained and well loved horses who would love to show you around the local countryside. Rides can be arranged to fit in with your holiday.

We can arrange for you to play golf at a local course, can provide you with walking/cycling routes or why not go fishing at the premier fishing centre in Europe, Pescalis.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Chataigneraie
Distance: 14 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike, perch, black bass and trout as well as carp, roach, rudd, sturgeon, bream, tench and salmon.
Name of nearest fishing location: Pescalis - A Tourist Park which combines fishing and nature and also has an aquarium, shops, restaurants and miniature port.
Distance: 16 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Various
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: On-site stables and lessons

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various trails in the area

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Trevor Goverd

We love this region in France, so much so that we purchased a property here and have had wonderful family holidays. We are happy to let it for holiday rentals, so others can enjoy it too.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? We chose this area because of the stables and riding lessons as well as the beautiful area surroundings.
Unique benefits of property Stables and farm animals.

The Owner Recommends

Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou (45 minutes away) is a huge medieval theme park with fascinating displays during both the day and the night. Marvel at the beautiful birds of prey, gasp at the stunt riders and take a step back in time in the vast Roman stadium.

Futuroscope

Futuroscope (1 hour 15 minutes), in Poitiers, is a collection of simulated visual spectacles, ranging from a white knuckle ride to journeys of dicovery in 3D to a magic carpet to a ride in a Formula 1 car.

Marais Poitevin or Green Venice

The marais poitevin (or Green Venice) is a fascinating maze of rivers, dykes and tree-shaded canals which thread between meadows and fields. They cover an area of 230,000 acres from Niort and Fontenay-Le-Comte to the Atlantic ocean. The best way to explore is by boat, either with or without a guide. Visit, also, the Poitou donkey park at Dampierre-sur-Boutonne and marvel at this special breed of dreadlocked donkey!

Mervent Forest

Mervent (30 minutes away) is a great place to explore, it has large lakes and forests to explore, Mervent Zoo, theme park Pierre Brun and so much more.

Pescalis Lakes - Fishing

Pescalis is a fishing paradise, whatever your skill level. Only 20 minutes away.

Combining a 150 hectare nature reserve with international standard fishing, it is the only attraction of its kind in Europe.

There are 100 hectares of lakes to choose from, and you can fish for pike, perch, black-bass and trout as well as carp, roach, rudd, sturgeon, bream, tench and salmon.

Fortresses, chateaus etc

The region's history could have been lifted from an adventure story book: visit medieval fortresses, Roman churches, renaissance chateaus, protestant temples, grand abbeys, ramparts, fortifications and dungeons. Across the region stand some 600 beautiful examples of the Romanesque sanctuary, a heritage which began around the 10th century with techniques born of the Christian Roman Empire.

La Rochelle and Ile de Re

The famous coastal town of La Rochelle is located just an hour away in the Charente Maritime department. The old harbour and three medieval towers symbolise the port's rich history; there are lively quayside markets, trendy bars and excellent restaurants. Take a guided tour in a horse-drawn carriage, a boat trip to Fort Boyard or visit the fascinating aquarium. The idyllic beaches of the Ile de Re (some 30km worth) are also within easy reach and the island is well worth a day's visit in its own right.

Coastal beaches

Just over an hours drive to the beautiful blue flag beaches and all that they have to offer, water sports, great restaurants, children's play areas etc