Barn Conversion to let in Poitou Charentes - PS006707_A

Paizay-le-Tort (7km from Melle), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS006707_A Advertiser since: 5 December 2018

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Marinette Self Catering Saturday 3 8 2

About this property

Architect Designed Barn Conversion - 4 Stars. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

One of 3 luxurious 4 star cottages, set in 2.5 acres of gardens and meadow, gently sloping down to the shady, tree lined trout stream which is part of the "Natura 2000" reserve.

La Marinette is ideal for that relaxing break in a tranquil rural setting, a family holiday with room for the grandparents in the summer or a quiet retreat for several couples out of season.

You can be as active as you want, we offer a 11.5m solar-covered swimming pool, plus you have walking, tennis, golf, cycling, table tennis, boules, pool and fishing or just laze and watch the wildlife.

Loads of places to go and see; the area has history, heritage, shopping, theme parks and beaches.

Each of the cottages has attained the French Tourist Board's 4 star rating, so they are equipped to a high standard.

Despite the fitted kitchen and gas barbecue and you don't want to cook? Then try one of our many local restaurants.



Kitchen and dining

Modern integrated kitchen with oven, microwave, 5 burner gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer as well as the usual small appliances

Contemporary French dining table and chairs with Limoges porcelain crockery. Outside, private patio for "al fresco" dining complete with gas bbq, tables, chairs and umbrellas for those warm balmy evenings

Living rooms

Air-conditioned open plan ground floor living area with ample settees and coffee-table, 56in flat-screen tv with English and French channels, extra heaters, Tourist information leaflets and a selection of paperbacks.


La Marinette cottage has 3 bedrooms: On the ground floor a room with a double and a single bed; upstairs another double and a triple. Large double beds (160 x 200) and singles (90 x 190), a cot is available on request, though we do not supply cot bedding, the other beds will be made up for your arrival and changed weekly.

There are electric convector heaters and ceiling fans in the bedrooms.


La Marinette has a large family bathroom on the ground floor and an equally large family shower room on the first floor. Each has a hairdryer, heated towel rail and safety taps.

Towels and linen are provided and changed weekly.


Reversible air-conditioning on ground floor, electric convector heating in the bedrooms and heated towel rails in the bathrooms.


56in flat-screen tv with English satellite and French terrestrial services, dvd player, internet connection both wi-fi and ethernet plus assorted boardgames.

Garden and outside

11.5 x 5m solar covered salt water pool in a paved and lawned sunterrace with ample shade.
Games hangar with full sized pool table, table tennis, table football and a full size boules piste.

A large meadow for football, badminton, cricket and volleyball. Picnic tables and a slow meander to the trout stream, maybe for a spot of fishing. Tennis courts, skatepark and a childrens playground are within the village.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for up to 5 cars adjacent to the house, further shaded parking in the private carpark just 50 metres away.

Visitor suitability

Not totally "disabled friendly", but with a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor it is ideal for large family holidays, either just yours, or with friends.

Information about any additional facilities

Four-star rating is not easy to achieve from the French Tourist Board. Based on our own experience of many family holidays in France, and with the help of a local architect we have created a French country holiday to be enjoyed. Whether a family or just yourselves we are sure you will find peace and tranquillity here at La Longere Rose.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool



Family activities

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Blue Green Niort-Romagné
Distance: 25 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Helen Carroll

We decided to upsticks from the hustle and bustle of working life in London after our last at home child had graduated and left home, giving us the opportunity to begin a new chapter in our lives.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? We fell in love with France and in particular the Poitou Charentes area due to its charm and beauty, plus there is so much to explore and do from lively markets to museums and coastal towns to shopping.
Unique benefits of property Set in the heart of beautiful Poitou Charentes, La Longère Rose offers luxury self catering accommodation in a converted 18th century Poitevin longhouse converted into 3 holiday cottages. Elegant, comfortable and well equipped, each one of the 3 cottages is a relaxing backdrop to the most memorable of rural French holidays – whether you are visiting with friends, family or as a couple. Set in 5 acres of grounds with, swimming pool, boules pitch, badminton, full size pool table, table tennis and plenty of toys for the little ones plus a small woodland area to enjoy if you do not feel like going out and just want to relax.

The Owner Recommends

Nearest Resturant

La Mine d'Or, typical French couple run restaurant 3km. Le Sporting, family-run restaurant 4km. Others in Melle including The Secret Garden, Les Glycines, and Brioux 6km. Michelin listed restaurant at Celles sur Belle 12kms.