Family farmhouse to let in Deux Sevres - PS006211

2km from Menigoute, Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS006211 Advertiser since: 13 June 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
The East Wing Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 The only aditional sleeping is a cot for a baby

About this property

The Perfect Getaway for a Family Holiday!. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This delightful 200 yr old traditional farmhouse, set in the heart of the Poitou Charentes, offers you peace and tranquillity and provides the perfect chance to get away from it all.

Situated in idyllic open countryside 2km from the centre of Menigoute village and set in 9 acres of established gardens that are surrounded by fields, Montifault enjoys picturesque views across the valley. The abundant wildlife can be seen and heard all around, while wild flowers soak up the sun’s warmth. With night skies devoid of light pollution that can be a star gazer’s paradise.

The quaint village of Menigoute lies in the Poitou Charentes, the sunniest region of western France, between Parthenay and St Maixent l'Ecole, and benefits from a pharmacy, doctor, dentist, bar / tabac, hotel, mini-market, bakers, patisserie, church, bank and garages.

Many visitors have commented that "the setting is fantastic - it is quiet & peaceful with no traffic noise & you can actually hear the birds singing."

This former tack room and groom accommodation has been sympathetically restored retaining many original features and is set on two floors.

Adjacent is a shared Laundry room with washing machine, wash baskets, pegs etc

The resident English owners are on-hand to give you all the help or advice you need to enjoy your stay to the full.



Kitchen and dining

On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, with table & seating for 4, under counter fridge, gas cooker & oven. All necessary crockery, cutlery, pots & pans etc for 4 people.

Living rooms

The lounge is furnished with sofa, easy chairs, tv with English satellite tv and hi-fi. Patio doors from the lounge lead to your own patio with bbq and seating area, garden & fully fenced off shared swimming pool.


On the first floor :-
Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers & small wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds & bedside cabinets there is space for a cot it also has a chest of drawers & a full size wardrobe..
There is also a stairgate if required.


On the ground floor there is a bath/shower room and toilet ideal for young children.


Heating during winter is by electric radiators.


10.5 x 5.5 metre swimming pool
Children's play area
14ft trampoline
Giant jenga
Table tennis
Billards or pool
Sandpit for little ones

Garden and outside

The gite has its own garden along with extensive gardens surrounding the property.

Parking and garages

There is parking for the car outside the gite.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for the whole family.


  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Maixient L'ecole
Distance: 18 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Bois Pouvreau
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Des Forges
Distance: 8 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Bois Pouvreau

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jenny Tampen

Have been living the dream in France for 22 years!

Year property purchased 1997
Why this location? Peace & tranquillity away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life but within easy reach of the motorway network, large towns, Poitiers airport & TGV links.
Unique benefits of property Surrounded by fields, nature & wildlife. Perfect escape to get away from it all. Within walking distance of the local village with all amenities to enable you to soak up the French culture.. Whether you wish to laze by the pool & read a book while the children play or explore the local sites, our fully equipped gite has everything you need. We are on-site so able to give you local info & tell you about the sites to see in the area!

The Owner Recommends


One of France's top attractions just 40 minutes away. Experience a different kind of leisure park Ideal for the whole family. Based upon multimedia, cinematographic and audio-visual techniques. Finish the day with the spectacular evening Cirque du Soleil show!

Marais Portevin

Take a punt on the canals or take a walk, stop at one of the many restaurants for lunch by the canal the perfect setting for a day out.

Parthenay, Niort, Poitiers, St Maixent l'Ecole.

These towns are within easy reach & make a great day out, whether you want to soak up the local history or hit the shops they are ideal for all ages groups.

La Vallee des Singes (Monkey Valley)

Fantastic family day out. Take a picnic or eat in one of the on site cafe's. There are apes, monkeys, lemurs, a children’s play area & a petting farm. Feed the monkeys & watch the gorillas! Great for all ages.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 8
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 7
  • Local Amenities: 7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 8
8.5 / 10 Abem07 6 September, 2018

We stayed for 2 weeks. My husband, myself and our 2 children aged 6 &8. The setting was charming and the gite was comfortable and clean and had every thing we needed. The bedrooms were adjoining, a good size and the kids had space to spread out and play. The lounge has patio doors out to the garden with a table and sun loungers. We also had a bbq. It was quiet and relaxed. We loved the pool and enjoyed a few competitive games of table tennis and pool too. We had our own good sized garden to play in and there was also a trampoline and swing set in the main garden. There's WiFi so the tablets came too.
Jenny & Stuart are discrete, friendly and helpful with lots of handy tips about places to go and things we might like to do. We found plenty of places to visit and had a lovely relaxed holiday.
The local village is 2 minutes away with a spa, boulangerie and restaurant. There is a near by golf club that my husband went to a couple of times and a larger town with supermarkets about 15 minutes away.
We would reccomend staying here to family and friends.

Owner response

Many thanks Abby for your comprehensive review. It is very much appreciated & we are delighted that you had an enjoyable & relaxing holiday!!
Best wishes Jenny