Lovely gite to let in Deux Sevres - PS006170

5km from Courlay, Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS006170 Advertiser since: 12 January 2017
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Logi Marguerite Self Catering Sunday 3 5 1 Double sofabed, Cot

About this property

We Offer a Good Value Holiday at Reasonable Prices . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

We offer a good value holiday for families in a rural location, but with main services and entertainment close by. St Malo to us 2.5 hours, with Brittany Ferries (and all motorway with no tolls): And many good airports in the area so getting from the UK to us are easy and hassle free. If you decide to come by plane we can pick you up from the airport and help you to get a good value rental car from as little as €35 per day. We have a local train/bus station at Requires with links to all the major towns.

Our Pool is 10m by 5m the shallow depth is 1m and the Deepest is 2m. No unaccompanied children are allowed.

Logi Marguerite stands apart from the farmhouse, the main house on the property. The property is one off 6 farms forming a small commune called 'La Richardiere', so called because Richard the Lion Heart rested in the area on his way to the Holy Land. We have tried to maintain the old French style of the cottage maintaining the old oak beams but adding modern facilities, with a Swimming Pool on the doorstep. The countryside around the property offers the nature lover chance to experience wild boar, and deer and many more types of wildlife. Why not take a walk to the ostrich farm just down the road.

And for the history lover a must is to visit The Castle of Bressuire is one of the most precious specimens of the military architecture of the Middle Ages. (OK the British did take it in the 15 century with no loss on either side.) Or take a short Drive to Parthenay medieval architecture, including narrow streets and timber houses for any history buff, it’s definitely the place to go. But as a modern History Buff on Saturday July 19th 2012, myself and my wife had the pleasure of attended the unveiling of a memorial to Operation Harold, which took place on the night of 15/16 July 1944.

Towards the west the coast offers resorts such as La Rochelle, Sable d'Olonne, and many small, unspoiled beaches within easy reach (about 1.5 hours).To the North is Saumur and the Loire valley, offering some of the best wines in France, and to the South the Dordogne, making this holiday home an excellent centre to explore from.
Larger centres such as Cholet and Niort are about 45 min drive many tourist locations and picturesque towns are within easy travelling distance, and the 'Futuroscope' near Poitiers (about 1 hrs drive) is worth at least one day's visit, and not forgetting the "Puy du Fou" a must see about 30m drive from us.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fridge, washing machine, toaster, gas cooker, and all plates and cutlery.
New kitchen fitted 2017 with new sink and cupboards.
Fire detection (normal home unit)
Fire extinguisher

Living rooms

Tv (Sat), 2 armchairs and settee, one fold up bed that can be used for seating.

Bedrooms

Three bedrooms one double bed and two singles and a sofa bed in the living room.

Bathrooms

Shower, toilet, wash basin with power points for shaver.

Heating

A 10kw log fire in living room (logs provided) and 2 small electric heaters in 2 rooms:
Hot water comes directly from a main boiler well away from the building so no worries about gas leakage.

Entertainment

We have 100s of films on our network for the children for you to log into from your phone when you connect to our internet.
We can provide bikes if informed beforehand.
For more see full advert for details.

Garden and outside

Pool is 10m by 5m the shallow depth is 1m and the Deepest is 2m. No unaccompanied children are allowed it is fenced to the required height. (Note the pool movement detector is activated at 2400)
A large garden with some 3 types of bbq a personal bbq will be provided.
Sunbeds and outside table and chairs an assortment of home grown vegetables and plenty of eggs.

Parking and garages

Plenty of outside parking, a private parking area for you.

Visitor suitability

Due to the land and position the Logi Marguerite is not suitable for disabled persons this we are currently investigating with the local Town Hall to upgrade the road.

Information about any additional facilities

Free internet (not as fast as the UK)
Baby child-minding for a small additional fee:
Cot and highchair available on request:
A welcome pack of groceries will be provided to give you the necessities of life until you organize your shopping.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Bressuire
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: atfish,carp,zander,pike,trout. barbel,bream, chub, roach, perch,bleak.
Name of nearest fishing location: PESCALIS
Distance: 10 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Mazières en Gâtine
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Organic produce/dining

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Paul Thomas

I am a recently retired British Merchant Navy Officer after living in France for some 25 years hoping to give a good quality holiday at an affordable price.

Year property purchased 1998
Why this location? We have a small supermarket in the nearby village is less than 5 min away. Most shops are open to 7.30 pm, but watch out for the 2 hour lunch time break in smaller places (we have 2 garages close to us). There are local open and covered swimming pools, 2 local riding schools, local fishing for trout and perch with many rivers and lakes (This needs a license, but it lets you fish anywhere). Larger centres such as Cholet and Niort are about 45 min drive Many tourist locations and picturesque towns are within easy traveling distance, and the 'Futuroscope' near Poitiers (about 1 hrs drive) is worth at least one day's visit, and not forgetting the "Puy du Fou" a must see about 30m drive from us.
Unique benefits of property From St Malo to us 2.5 hours with Brittany Ferries (and all motorway with no tolls) and many good airports in the area so getting from the UK to us is easy and hassle free. Towards the west the coast offers resorts such as La Rochelle, Sable d'Olonne, and many small, unspoilt beaches within easy reach (about 1.5 hours). To the North is Saumur and the Loire Valley, and to the South the Dordogne, making this holiday home an excellent centre to explore from. The area to the west is well known for seafood, oysters, mussels, eels etc but a whole variety of tastes is catered for. There are many restaurants close by offering international, ordinary, and good French-style food, and you can choose the sort off food you like without problems.

The Owner Recommends

Puy du Fou

The history of Puy du Fou as a theme park started in 1977 when Philippe de Villiers, a twenty-seven-year-old student (now a French politician), decided to create an original show named "Cinéscénie".When he discovered on the 13th of June 1977 the ruins of an old renaissance castle in the village of Les Epesses near Cholet, he wrote a scenario about a local family named Maupillier (the real name of a soldier of Vendée at the time of the conflict between Vendée and the French Republic during the French Revolution), spanning from the fourteenth century until World War II.Phillippe de Villiers organised an association of 600 members (3650 today) named "l'Association du Puy du Fou"

Parthenay

An ancient town, born from folklore. Legend has it that the fairy Melusine waved her wand, and Pathenay was created. Pathenay is famed for its Town Walls, visible from the west and north of the town.
The town still has its medieval architecture, including narrow streets and timber houses. For any history buff, Pathenay is definitely the place to go for a weekend away. Even if you aren’t up on your history, you can still appreciate the stunning surroundings.

La Rochelle Aquarium

La Rochelle Aquarium is much more than an aquarium.It's also a research, training and awareness centre!
A journey into the heart of the Ocean
In the space of two hours, visit the heart of the ocean, set off to see more than 12,000 marine animals, and let us surprise you with the biodiversity of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Tropics.
Bonus: The audio guide (for adults or for kids) with all its anecdotes... meaning sea life will hold no secrets for you! And for children touring the exhibition, a route designed just for them... so that they can learn like the grown-ups.Each time you visit, check out the new arrivals and our various free exhibitions in the entrance hall.
The Mémoires d'Océans gift shop offers an original selection of souvenirs.On the second floor, which can be accessed apart from the paid visit, the restaurant Le Café de l’Aquarium offers a seasonal menu based on organic products, all in a tropical setting.
Partially explored, mysterious or fantastic,the underwater world is a continual source of fascination.Since 1970, millions of visitors have shared our feelings and kept our desire alive to approach the wonders of the sea.From the microscopic world to the great sea lords, we have wanted to share this unique journey to the origins of life with you.Be amazed and enchanted, understand and learn as well,so that Planet Earth, this small round, fragile pebble lost in the immensity of space, stays the Blue Planet, unique and amazing.

Futuroscope

Parc du Futuroscope is a French theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic Futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world. It is located in the department of Vienne, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Poitiers, in the communes of Chasseneuil-du-Poitou and Jaunay-Clan.The park had 1.826 million visitors in 2017. In total, 40 million visitors have been to the park since it opened in 1987.The Futuroscope (60Km) Opens at 10am, and the evening show ends at 10pm. You can't go on everything in the 12 hours because there is so much to do. If you like scary rides, this is the place for you. But you have to be 1.2 metres tall to go on the best ones so perhaps not for families with small children. There is also educational stuff, rooms full of computer games, films on screens the size of 2 tennis courts, 3D effects, robots which take you for a dance (that one is really good!) Plenty of picnic benches by the water, cafes and restaurants.

La Rochelle

La Rochelle is a coastal city in south-western France and capital of the Charentes-Maritime department. It's been a centre for fishing and trade since the 12th century, a maritime tradition that's reflected in its Vieux Port (old harbour) and huge, modern Les Minimes marina. The old town has half-timbered medieval houses and Renaissance architecture, including passageways covered by 17th-century arches.
Located on the Bay of Biscay, La Rochelle’s history mostly involved the sea; today it has a large pleasure-boat marina. Thus its heart is the picturesque "Vieux Port" ("Old Harbour"). The city retains a rich architectural heritage, and has an aquarium, attractive gardens and a natural-history museum. Book early for summer; mid-July in particular features Franco-follies, a huge French music festival.
Known as La Ville Blanche (the White City), La Rochelle's luminous limestone façades glow in the bright coastal sunlight. One of France's foremost seaports from the 14th to 17th centuries, the city has arcaded walkways, half-timbered houses (protected from the salt air by slate tiles), ghoulish gargoyles and a fabulous collection of lighthouses – all rich reminders of its magnificent seafaring heritage. The early French settlers of Canada, including the founders of Montreal, set sail from here in the 17th century.
This 'white city' is also commendably green, with innovative public transport, open spaces and plenty of activities and attractions for families visiting with children.
La Rochelle's late-20th-century district of Les Minimes was built on reclaimed land, and now has one of the largest marinas in the country. Unlike the Med with its motor cruisers, the 3500 moorings here are mostly used by yachts, which fill the harbour with billowing spinnakers.

Île de Ré "Island in France"

Île de Ré is an island off the west coast of France near La Rochelle, on the northern side of the Pertuis d'Antioche strait. Its highest point has an elevation of 20 metres. It is 30 kilometres long and 5 kilometres wide.It has approximately the same number of hours of sunshine as the famous southern coast of France. The island is noted to have a constant light breeze, and the water temperature is generally cool. The island is surrounded with gently sloping, sandy beaches, which are a real treat for families and tourists.
The island has a resident winter population of approximately 20,000 residents and a resident summer population of about 220,000. Since the local population is distributed all over the island, it seldom gets crowded.[citation needed] The island is covered by bicycle tracks, with many residents rarely using cars for transportation. Camping grounds and hotels abound on the island, as well as large supermarkets and all modern amenities. Many families stay on the island for the duration of their vacations.

Night life consists of going to Saint Martin, the main port, or to La Flotte, to walk along the quays and to potter around the shops, which are open late. Restaurants abound.At night, visitors can watch the buskers, have a drink or enjoy the island's delicious artisanal ice cream, all set in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Oysters and fresh fish are always available. There is also a tradition in which the fishermen, upon returning from the sea, sell a small quantity of their catch directly on the quays, enabling them to buy a drink. Markets are open on a daily basis in the main towns and are a popular place to shop, taste and chat. Even the vendors in the markets come to the island on their holidays. Generally, they work only in the mornings, enabling them to enjoy the remainder of the day. A large variety of items can be bought at the market, such as comics, books, African articles, ceramics, clothes, artefact's, food, local specialities, tools

"Bressuire"

The name "Bressuire" comes from two elements, being "Berg" (hill) and "Durum" (fortress). These two are linked in the name "Berzoriacum" recorded in 1029, and "Bercorium" from the start of the crusading era in 1095. The name Bressuire thereby defines a fortress on a hill. Bressuire dates back to Celtic times, and was at the meeting point of roads during the Gallo-Roman period. The earliest surviving evidence of the town's existence, around the chapel of Saint Cyprien, dates back to the eleventh century. Among the disasters suffered at various times by the town, its capture from the English and subsequent pillage by French troops under du Guesclin in 1370 is the most memorable. Bressuire was part of the Ancien Régime Province of Poitou.Medieval Bressuire ("Castrum Berzoriacum") belonged to the viscounts of Thouars and comprised, in the tenth century, the three parishes of Notre Dame (Our Lady), St John and St Nicholas. The parish of St Nicholas, which has since disappeared, was located within the walls of the castle and belonged to the Abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marne.
The Castle of Bressuire is one of the most precious specimens of the military architecture of the middle Ages The landscape of Bressuire is a promontory between two valleys, which created a place of shelter and defende. Bressuire was first occupied a small tribe of Gauls known as the Ambiliates, who installed a hill fort (oppidum) on the site where the castle now stands.
The first known Lord of the castle, Thibaud de Beaumont, is named in documents dating from 1060. Thibaud was also the founder of the Notre-Dame Church in Bressuire. The de Beaumont family owned the castle for nearly five hundred years.By 1190, Raoul de Beaumont (the master-builder of the Abbey of Saint de Marnes) had added a second set of ramparts about seven hundred metres in length with thirty-eight towers, which encircled the original stronghold with its eight larger towers.In 1360, Bressuire and the whole of Poitou reverted to Engli