18th century farmhouse to let in Deux Sevres - PS006183

Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc (21km from Niort), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS006183 Advertiser since: 23 February 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Batonnière Self Catering Saturday 4 9 3

About this property

18th Century Farmhouse, 21st.Century Conveniences. . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Batonnière - is a delightful 18th century farmhouse set in enclosed large gardens, situated on the edge of a small rural farming hamlet, within easy reach of larger towns and villages.

Book your 2020 holiday now, and pay 2019 prices

Self catering accommodation for 9 guests where every modern convenience has been thought of with all the things you would expect from home. You will find the contemporary style complements the rustic charm and feel of this exceptional farmhouse, which also benefits from free wi-fi/internet access and UK free satellite channels.

From the courtyard you have access to the gamesroom, containing snooker/pool table, table tennis, dart board, frenchdoors lead from the gamesroom onto a large terrace with large dining table, sunloungers overlooking the 10 metre by 5 metre swimming pool. From this relaxing vantage point there are views over the surrounding farmland.

La Batonnière, is centrally located for those wishing to see the best the region has to offer, the coast at La Rochelle and the Marais Poitevin to the west, Puy du Fou to the North and Futuroscope at Poitiers to the east amongst many others.

The local area also offers many sporting and leisure pursuits including cycling, golf, walking, horse riding, fishing and watersports, there is an ever expanding information folder in the house outlining all the regional attractions.

There are local shops and supermarkets with a 5 miles radius, or for the larger supermarkets and shopping there is Niort and Saint Maixient.

We have excellent 5* reviews on our website and on Trip Advisor.

La Batonnière, is the perfect choice for a relaxing holiday.

We received a 4 star Meuble De Tourisme France classification in December 2018.

A security deposit of 300 GBP/euros is payable on arrival which will be refunded within 10 days following departure provided there is no damage to the property or its contents and it is left in the condition in which it was found. If significant additional cleaning and/or refurbishment is found to be necessary, a deduction from the security deposit may be made

From 1st January 2020 the local taxe de sejour (holiday tax) will now be payable at the rate of 60 cents for each adult per night.



Kitchen and dining

Combined kitchen/dining

The large kitchen at La Batonnière, is very well equipped and has a lovely oak farmhouse table which is marvellous gathering place for a large group to dine or for fun after-dinner games or plan the days activities.

All the conveniences of home - big range gas cooker, full size fridge-freezer; dishwasher; microwave, toaster, wine fridge and Nescafe Dolce Gusto machine


Living rooms

Spacious living area overlooks the courtyard.
Seating with 2 leather sofas and tub chairs, wi-fi broadband internet. Flat screen tv with free-UK satellite channels. Dvd player with extensive dvd library for you to enjoy.

Radio/tower speaker for connecting your devices for music, for your holiday reading there is a good selection of books and magazines to browse through and family boardgames,


4 Bedrooms

Ground floor
Bedroom 1 - king size bed

First floor
Bedroom 2 - king size bed with en suite
Bedroom 3 - double bed
Bedroom 4 - three single beds

Bed linen, bathroom and pool towels are all provided.


Three modern bathrooms

Ground floor
Bathroom 1 - walk-in wet room ideal for the children coming out of the pool to shower off. His and hers vanity basin, large mirror and hair dryer - separate wc.

First floor
Bathroom 2 - Shower enclosure. Wc, vanity basin, mirror and hair dryer.
Bathroom 3 - King-size bedroom with en suite - Shower enclosure. wc, vanity basin, mirror and hair dryer.


Traditional woodburner is available in the lounge during the winter months (firewood at extra cost).


Gamesroom with:
Table tennis
Pool/snooker table
Darts board

For the slightly more adventurous, just a short drive is the local lake "Plan d'Eau" with sandy beach, water-slide, mini-golf and fishing. It is also the home of WoodWakeParc 79 offering a variety of water-sport activities.

Garden and outside

The courtyard garden has a terrace with covered dining area to start your day with breakfast and al fresco dining, charcoal bbq, ornamental fish pond, and a bird table should you wish to feed the local wildlife.

Spacious lawned gardens surrounding the 10x5m seasonal swimming pool of 10 metres x 5 metres x 1.2 metres deep with a shallow edge and available from around 9 in the morning until late at night (from the end of April until early October).

The pool is fully alarmed to comply with regulations.

Large dining table and chairs, charcoal bbq by the pool.

Parking and garages

Gated off road parking for several cars

Visitor suitability

There are a few steps into the property, the ground floor bedroom is a hit with our older guests.

Child Facilities. Travelcot, highchair and stairgate.

No smoking in the farmhouse and gamesoom.

A car is recommended for your stay.

Information about any additional facilities

For your convenience there is also access to a laundry room on ground floor with a washing machine clothes horse, iron and ironing board

Firewood can be purchased prior to your stay if you are holidaying outside of the summer season. Please contact us for further details or during your visit.

Included in the cost is a welcome basket of local food and wine.
Further provisions can be purchased at the local supermarket 5 minutes away at Champdeniers

The owners are on hand locally during your stay to ensure a care free holiday.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Niort
Distance: 21 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Route du Plan d'Eau 79220 Saint-Christophe-sur-Roc France
Distance: 3.4 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Le Petit Chêne 79310 Mazières-en-Gâtine France
Distance: 7.3 km



About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Elisabeth Pritchard

Liz and Lyndon would love to welcome you to La Batonnière, we moved to France in July 2015, we opened its door to our first guests in 2017, and were thrilled with the lovely reviews left by the families who stayed with us here. We have an apartment at the property with our own access, but always on call if our guests need any assistance during their stay

Year property purchased 2105
Why this location? Our piece of heaven in France.
Unique benefits of property La Batonnière is centrally located for the regions attractions, rural but still convenient for picking up supplies in the local villages, there's a pizzeria with a bar and boulangerie close by to pick up fresh bread and patisserie in the morning. Our house is perfect for extended families wanting to get together for holidays, reunions or family celebrations. We can sleep 9 plus cot, have masses of outside space with swimming pool plus and games room with snooker table, table tennis, darts, Freeview satelite tv and dvd player.

The Owner Recommends

Puy du Fou

Voted the world's best park, Puy du Fou offers a multitude of great shows and adventures for the whole family.

Grand Parc - a wide variety for experiences and shows, be entertained at the Roman Coliseum, watch marauding Vikings, Knights of the round table, an amazing bird show and many more.

Cinéscénie - this spectacular show involves 2,000 actors on a stage. Lasting for 1 hour 40 minutes, and is usualy held on weekend evenings during the summer

Marais Poitevin "The Green Venice"

Sometimes known as Venise Verte - ie Green Venice because of the hundreds of waterways that form thus large area north of Niort.
You can take a boat ride along the lovely Marais Poitevin from any nearby village where you see the sign Embarcardere, alternatively you can hire a bike or simply take a gentle stroll along the paths that criss cross the canals.

La Rochelle

Just an hour away is La Rochelle, a bustling sophisticated town with historic buildings, smart shops, colourful markets, lots of sea food restaurants, small bistros and brasseries. It even has a beach and home to the world famous Aquarium.