|Le Papillon||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||2|
A stone built farmhouse approximately 200 years old situated in a small hamlet of 5 houses surrounded by the beautiful Deux-Sevres countryside. Our house offers very comfortable accommodation with all the facilities you could want to make you feel at home during your stay. Plenty of safe parking leading to the large rear lawned garden with swimming pool, bbq and a bar area, ample sun loungers for lazy days and bicycles if you are feeling a little more energetic. To the front there is a good size patio area complete with table, chairs and parasol for "alfresco dining" A relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of France.
Good size kitchen with plenty of kitchen equipment, gas cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer, coffee-maker, washing machine, dish washer, iron and ironing board. Dining table to seat 6 people with an additional highchair.
Two comfy sofas and single chair, floor cushions, coffee-table, Large stone fireplace with log burner, 42" flat screen tv with English and French channels, dvd player, hi-fi/radio, sideboard with ample books and games. Exposed beams and open staircase to the first floor.
Two double bedrooms, one with en suite facility, both have chest of drawers and bedside cabinets, mirrors and side lamps, one bedroom has a wardrobe the other has a clothes hanging rail.
Twin bedroom with 2 single beds, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet, clothes hanging rail, lamp and mirror.
All bedrooms have sloping ceilings and exposed beams.
Bedding and towels are included.
En suite facility in bedroom one has a shower, vanity wash hand basin and toilet.
Family bathroom with bath having shower over, wash basin and toilet.
Logburner in the lounge and electric heaters are provided, if needed.
Soul use of the swimming pool, bicycles provide free of charge, (no helmets provided) bbq, games, DVDs and books.
Large lawned rear garden with a private 6 x 4m x 1.32m deep swimming pool, decked sunbathing area with sunloungers, Bar and bbq. To the front is a south facing patio complete with table, chairs and parasol.
Ample safe off-road parking to the side of the house.
This house is suitable for families or couples who want to get out and about or just relax in the peace and quite.
We have owned our house now for 13 years and used it as a holiday home until July 2016, when we decided to take the plunge and move to France permanently. We are both from the Staffordshire area, we have 4 children and 7 grandchildren, the youngest was born on Boxing Day 2017. We are very happy, easy going and caring people and have made some very good friends here, both English and French, although we are still learning the French language we have found the French to be very helpful.
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||There is superb weather in this region along with beautiful countryside, great people and plenty to see a do as it is quite central to a lot of places, the coastal town of La Rochelle is 1hr 15 mins away, there are plenty of lakes, fishing, golf courses, walking and cycling locally and a 'must go to' is one of the best theme parks in Europe, Puy de Fou, and only 51km from the house. If you want a relaxing holiday with plenty of peace and quiet then our large rear garden with swimming pool or south facing front patio can give you that.|
|Unique benefits of property||We offer very comfortable, spacious and clean accommodation, although the house is an old farmhouse it has been renovated to a high standard and offers modern facilities, we have 2 double bedrooms, one with en suite and a twin room, family bathroom, large farmhouse kitchen with dining table to seat 6, ample crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment provided, a good size comfortable lounge with comfy sofas, a feature stone fireplace, 42" flat screen tv (English and French stations) dvd, cd/radio and there is wi-fi available. Bed linen and towels are also provided. Outside to the rear we have a large lawned rear garden with a swimming pool (6 x 4 metres) with and a decked seating area, sunloungers, bbq and we have bicycles available if you are feeling a little more energetic (helmets are not provided) to the front we have a south facing patio with furniture for some "al fresco" dining. Ample safe parking. Plenty to see and do or just relax in the peace and quiet of the country.|
Le Relais des Saveurs - A super restaurant in Neuvy Bouin approx 4km from the house, they have a 'plat de jour' for lunch and the food is fab.
La Petite Noisette, Vernoux-en-Gatine - Approx 10km, English owners, good food, booking is recommended.
Peking Wok - Chinese buffet restaurant in Parthenay, 16km.
Fa-Nagan Chinese restaurant in Bressuire - 18km. Highly recommended.
Aut'Fouee Medieval restaurant in the Medieval quarter of Parthenay, very different.
Parthenay Medieval quarter, definitely worth a visit and if you go on Wednesday you can visit the street market.
Mervant, beautiful lake with boats available, good restaurants and fish and chips on Thursday evenings.
Vouvant, a lovely small village with lots of history and great festival in August.
Secondigny lake, here is an open air swimming pool, boules, picnic and play area.
Natur'Zoo - Mervant, great for children and adults, up close to the animals.
Le Nombril du Monde, Pougne Herisson, 3km, a very unusual place but well worth a visit, lots going on throughout the summer.
Futurescope Theme Park, Poitiers, 60km
Plan D'eau (lakes) Saint Christophe-sur-Roc near Champdeniers St-Denis, Mazieres en Gatine, near Parthenay, these lakes have small beaches, play areas, picnic areas and restaurants and are safe to swim in, a great day out to relax.
This is a fantastic house with EVERYTHING you could possibly need, the house is absolutely spotless with extremely comfortable beds and a fantastic large living space inside and lovely garden with a superb large pool with decked area and a great "bar" in the back garden and also a lovely patio in the front both which we used every day for alfresco dining !!
Lee and Jane are superb hosts who live next door with lots of great information about
the area ( when needed) along with Lottie the dog and Woody the Cat ( Much loved by our two boys) The house is in a very peaceful location (hardly see a car) but only 5 minutes away from the local Hyper U where you could get everything !!
There is plenty to do nearby, some of our favourites were go karting, huge tree top adventure (both were fantastic) boating at Mervant to name a few but also relaxing in the garden with a glass of wine and a bbq was equally as fantastic.
Thank-you once again for a fantastic week !!